Wil-Trans CDL Training

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Dave's Comment
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Well today Ian the day!! My CDL road test is scheduled for 0930!

Here is an example of the great training I've received at Wil-Trans. Yesterday I was taken on a simulated road test. We were out for over 2 hours.

Then it was back to the practice pad. My trainer, Jody, spent all day coaching me. When quitting time came I was nervous because I was still struggling a bit. Guess what? Jody made arrangements for him & I to keep practicing after the training staff was done for the day.

We stayed on the pad for another 2 hours. Never once did he seem frustrated or impatient.

I would highly recommend any entry level CDL student to take a hard look at Wil-Trans !!!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Dave's Comment
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Well well well I pulled a bonehead mental mistake during backing on the CDL test. Soooooo......back on Monday to try again

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott's Comment
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Dang. Sorry to hear that. I know you won't do that again.

Dave's Comment
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Well I passed CDL and have paper copy of CDL in hand!!! Woot!!! Woot!!!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott's Comment
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Susan D. 's Comment
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Dave's Comment
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Well I am officially a C-seat driver. My trainer will be here, Wil-Trans terminal , soon to pick me up.

He has a load already & I'll be behind the wheel headed to Tulsa.

I am anxious and excited to start this phase of training. It will be nice to train, drive & learn w/o the CDL test looming over me.

Be safe all!!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Nancy F.'s Comment
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Butcher OMG! Im sitting here waiting for a phone call to either get moving or get on the computer and apply to more companies. I feel your excitement. Im all pent up energy ready to go. Im gonna pull a muscle. U be safe.

Dave's Comment
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Hello all.

I'm well into my 10,000 mile "C seat" phase. Drove right at 630 miles yesterday. Driving is a lot more fun & much more relaxed w/o CDL test looming. Driving alone in the cab while my Trainer sleeps isn't near as nerve racking as I feared.

My skills (shifting, backing and etc) continue to improve while my confidence grows.

New Jersey traffic (just north of Newark) is intense to say the least lol ;-)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Dave's Comment
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Butcher OMG! Im sitting here waiting for a phone call to either get moving or get on the computer and apply to more companies. I feel your excitement. Im all pent up energy ready to go. Im gonna pull a muscle. U be safe.

Have you looked at Wil-Trans/Jim Palmer? There are detailed reviews on this site.

I can say nothing but great things about them from my first phone call wit my recruiter forward. They are exceptionally nice. I've not encountered one rude person. Everyone is helpful, patient & understanding.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

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