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G-Town's Comment
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Hey what are your pet restrictions?

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Banks's Comment
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Hey what are your pet restrictions?

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Brett (owner of the TruckingTruth.com site) wanted us to try something new to help all you out. So, we are opening up the floor for you to speak directly with a recruiter to answer any questions you might have. If it’s something about the training process – we will answer it directly. If it’s a question more of the lifestyle/day-to-day of trucking, we will get an answer from an experienced driver who has been through our training program for you. Our goal is for this to be a positive and helpful thread. So, how can we help???

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Pam makes you team with another rookie for 6 months after school. That's kind of a killer for me and why I have no interest in CRST. I want to bring one of my dogs out with me too.

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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@Chuck - the info that @Banks posted is true, except we do not provide a shuttle. Thanks for checking in and let us know if we can help in any way.

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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@Kristine - the pet policy at PAM Transport is that it must be a ready-made Team driving arrangement and I believe the pet needs to be 10 lbs or less for insurance reasons. They also may require at pet deposit.

The pet policies due change from time to time, but they haven't informed us, Driver Solutions, of any changes this year.

Chuck 's Comment
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Hey Chuck, Drivers solutions school would be in Philly. You'd be staying at a hotel in Jersey and I'm pretty sure they provide a shuttle, but I'm not sure. I know there is a toll to get to the school from the hotel so they do encourage car pooling if you're driving. They pay for the hotel but meals are on you.

Thank you Banks for the helpful info. I am looking into many schools right now.

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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@Chuck - let us know if we can do anything to help!

Banks's Comment
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Hey Chuck, Drivers solutions school would be in Philly. You'd be staying at a hotel in Jersey and I'm pretty sure they provide a shuttle, but I'm not sure. I know there is a toll to get to the school from the hotel so they do encourage car pooling if you're driving. They pay for the hotel but meals are on you.

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Thank you Banks for the helpful info. I am looking into many schools right now.

No problem. Have you looked into dock to driver programs? FedEx Freight, a duie Pyle and Estes all have them and I'm assuming they're close to you. Only thing is they're for city driver positions which is basically local pick up and delivery.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Chuck 's Comment
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Hey Chuck, Drivers solutions school would be in Philly. You'd be staying at a hotel in Jersey and I'm pretty sure they provide a shuttle, but I'm not sure. I know there is a toll to get to the school from the hotel so they do encourage car pooling if you're driving. They pay for the hotel but meals are on you.

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Thank you Banks for the helpful info. I am looking into many schools right now.

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No problem. Have you looked into dock to driver programs? FedEx Freight, a duie Pyle and Estes all have them and I'm assuming they're close to you. Only thing is they're for city driver positions which is basically local pick up and delivery.

I have looked into Fedex but nothing hiring right now and I don't have a CDL which is something I want. But if I could get on with them and go to school later through them that would also work for me.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Banks's Comment
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Hey Chuck, Drivers solutions school would be in Philly. You'd be staying at a hotel in Jersey and I'm pretty sure they provide a shuttle, but I'm not sure. I know there is a toll to get to the school from the hotel so they do encourage car pooling if you're driving. They pay for the hotel but meals are on you.

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Thank you Banks for the helpful info. I am looking into many schools right now.

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No problem. Have you looked into dock to driver programs? FedEx Freight, a duie Pyle and Estes all have them and I'm assuming they're close to you. Only thing is they're for city driver positions which is basically local pick up and delivery.

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I have looked into Fedex but nothing hiring right now and I don't have a CDL which is something I want. But if I could get on with them and go to school later through them that would also work for me.

What major city is closest to you?

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Rob's Comment
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Hey Chuck, Drivers solutions school would be in Philly. You'd be staying at a hotel in Jersey and I'm pretty sure they provide a shuttle, but I'm not sure. I know there is a toll to get to the school from the hotel so they do encourage car pooling if you're driving. They pay for the hotel but meals are on you.

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Thank you Banks for the helpful info. I am looking into many schools right now.

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No problem. Have you looked into dock to driver programs? FedEx Freight, a duie Pyle and Estes all have them and I'm assuming they're close to you. Only thing is they're for city driver positions which is basically local pick up and delivery.

Quite strange to give that advice to start local when in your thread I told you why I advised AGAINST starting local and you agreed with me. I would be willing to bet that being the "new guy" you would get stuck with the cruddy routes. Most local companies operate on a seniority basis, and the senior guys tend to take The "gravy" runs. The places those guys back into takes a lot more skill than what I'm doing. With my job if I can't get it in i just have to walk farther. With those companies you mentioned they dont have a choice but to get in the dock. Its not all major distribution centers where you can set up to only do a straight line back (much more common OTR)

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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