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Allstate Commercial Driver Training Cdl Training Review from Meriden, Connecticut

Started at AllState in mid September 2015, when almost finished and 2 weeks away from testing, Chris spoke with me about attending group lessons for a few weeks and then test so I mistakingly agreed. When in the third week and unbeknown to me, there's classroom time with an instructor who was mostly story telling from his former trucking career, I decided not to return after lunch because 126 hours of classroom wasn't what I agreed to nor could I afford the time. There was 3 in the group and all taken from 1 on 1 training so the school was obviously trying to build a different and more traditional training course however, after 4 months, I should have graduated with my CDL and couldn't afford to spend 126 classroom hours while they build their new program. Chris was given a message to call me 3 weeks ago in hopes of resolving this and never did so I have written this off as a bad experience, waste of my time and money. On a positive note, the instructors were very good and each had their own unique ways that never contradict each other. Although I wouldn't recommend AllState, I also don't think anyone else would have the same problem I had as it's just my luck.
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#772202 Review #772202 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Meriden, Connecticut
Reason of review
Poor customer service

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Terrible school terrible terrible terrible
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#587545 Review #587545 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Boston, Massachusetts

I agree about allstate commercial driver training

Not to be a badger but after reading the complaint/I have to agree.the instructors at this school (especially Pete and Walt) are great.they give all they got.Unfortunaly-it kinda ends there.I don't know what happened to this school but its gone way downhill.the big problem I see is money.and the huge drive to aquire as much of it as possible.WAY to many students and not enough time to dedicate to one student.its like a revolving door all-day everyday.the program Does only provide the absoloute minimum.I was recently informed that many companies will not hire from here.why.I can come to my own conclusions but I really am not positive.I went through this ac school.I don't regret it but I don't recommended it either.I decided to go and completely re-train with a With a different outfit out of state(with a cdl!!!).I cannot begin to explain the difference in operation.I really wish i I had better things to say about Allstate but I feel letdown.I don't feel the quality of training compares to the price that is asked.cdl schools are big business.make sure you invest in the right one.
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THIS IS A REALTIME REVIEW: 03/09/2016…..March 09, 2016

I did my research very WELL before choosing one (1) out of only four (4) CDL compliant licensed schools in the entire state of Connecticut this past December 2015. After speaking with and meeting the radiant Mr.

Adam, I decided to enroll with Allstate Commercial Driving School in Seymour, Connecticut / CT and started January 4th 2016. Currently, as of March 2016 one of the schools I looked into is no longer in business and now it's down to three (3). Myself, just like the rest of world reads all the reviews online that we can find prior to turning over our money and committing. All I can say is, “the proof is in the pudding”!

I'm not a representative nor do I have any allegiance to Allstate, but I will testify to the fact that THEY DO WHAT THEY SAY THEY WILL DO! Great INSTRUCTORS all the way around, the ONE on ONE makes ALL the Difference.

#374316

When I was looking for a CDL school, I saw this posting but decided to enroll with Allstate Commercial Driver Training anyway based on a recommendation from from a friend of mine who graduated with Allstate last year and was doing very well with his new career. I didn't have any prior experience but was able to get my license in under 2 months.

I got my license with Allstate on October 11 and I was the fifth student to test that day and all four guys before me had passed so I was feeling pretty good. I recently got hired by Bozzuto's at almost $20/hour. I had prepared to drive over the road as a beginner and was offered positions with Swift and Schenider but I got lucky and found a great local job that gets me home nightly. I realize everyone's experience is different but I don't have any complaints and would definately recommend Allstate to anyone looking to get their CDL.

Allstate was the only school to offer one on one training which I really liked and found other schools were unable to offer. The instructors were great especially Dave and Bob who I worked with most of the time. The trucking industry is not easy and not everyone is cut out to drive trucks.

I personally had a clean background with no tickets or accidents and I think that helped with employers. Thought I should let people know of the much different experience I recently had with Allstate Commercial Driver Training in Shelton.

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@PissedConsumer374316

How much was the 2 month program with All-State?

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#264104 Review #264104 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Flushing, New York

Avoid allstate commercial driving in shelton ct

Simply put.This school is all the about the money.sub par equiptment.ridiculous re- testing fees.no job assistance and nobody willing to listen when voicing concerns.your typical cdl mill.all this school does is prepares you to meet the minimum requirement to pass the state exam.you WILL need to retrain if you plan on driving class a in the real world.gaurenteed.without question.I personally have watched countless failures and very few ppapasses.some of these fails are due to defective equiptment.I. will say that the instructors are good guys but are in a tough situation.they are doing what they are told but its not working.I feel for them.buyer beware.do your reasearch.look for a school that is not only affordable but offers a minimum of 40 Hoursof ROAD TIME.this is your most important part.this is the part where people can die and tickets happen.tickets mean bad DMV reports.look for free re- testing and no hidden fees.make sure equiptment is up to date and in good working order.avoid this school .its your money and your future in someone else's hands
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#263212 Review #263212 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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New York, New York
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$3400

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