My stepfather has been in the trucking business all my life (mostly with moving companies, but some freight), and an owner operator for many. So i have been around the trucking industry a good while (though i wouldn't say i know everything, or anywhere near that), but never as a driver myself. I am open to other trucking firms, these just seem to be the ones with local job postings. Now i have found out that they require me to pay for the training and CDL testing up front and they would reimburse me after a year if i stay with them that long. I can't afford the price of the training (a friend of a friend did this with Werner north of me here in Florida, cost him $8,000 for the training), so that tosses that idea out the window. I know companies used to pay for the training years ago, you just had to sign with them for a year. But i guess they don't do that anymore. And yeah i wasn't planning on leasing a truck from them if i could help it. There was another listing for classes and such but you had to go to West Virginia for the training and acquire a West Virginia license before you start training. That's no good for me. My stepfather got his CDL training through Ryder back in the 70s. I don't know what it cost back then.