Bad Experience With Prime, Inc., Recruiting. What Other Companies Have Good CDL Training Programs?

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G-Town's Comment
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Thanks again for the great advice, guys.

I took a drive out in a snowstorm late last night and saw all the semi-trucks cruising along I-69 and parked at the local stop. With my own hands on the steering wheel, I liked what I saw and thought that gambling on a year to save some money and get back into university debt-free wouldn't be the worst idea. Brett's blog and the stories written by other forum members also held a real sort of appeal to me. Even if I wind up struggling with trucking, it's just a year. At the end, I hope to have enough saved to put a big dent in my student loans and maybe take another trip to India to say hello to my old friends.

My recruiter is buying my bus ticket now and I'll be on my way to Springfield, MO, on Saturday. I'm a little apprehensive but am looking forward to a year of new challenges, learning, and an experience to look back on for the rest of my life. I'm sure it won't be easy, but if I have to fight for a year to kill my financial obligations and be able to take my degree and look for jobs that suit me rather than a loan repayment schedule, then it'll be well worth it (and maybe I can replace my Royal Enfield with a Honda or Harley).

If anybody has any advice on studying for the CDL permit test, that'd be great.

Thanks again!

This link is all you need.

High Road Training Program

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.
Ryan F.'s Comment
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Thanks!

Bolt's Comment
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This has been a refreshing thread. Thank you Ryan. Too many times people get on here with a less than good attitude and you see the thread go down hill. In this thread you took the experienced guys words to heart and improved your attitude and most likely your attitude and performance from here forward. Good job.

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks!

You're welcome. I second what Bolt wrote.

Good luck Ryan.

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