Wil-Trans / Jim Palmer

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Reginald L.'s Comment
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Guys clearly I haven't conveyed our thoughts and intentions correctly. Brett while I appreciate your "tough love" approach I think your last post was a but too sarcastic. If your intent is to help then I appreciate the approach given by Old School and G-Town versus the mocking of our words. But trust me I am not offended and I appreciate the real world advice being given. Please understand prior to my ever visiting your site when we first started considering trucking we spoke with numerous truckers that we know personally about the life. In fact it was one of those truckers that directed us to your site. So while I will never say we know what we are in for we have some ideas from them and now from your site. Please don't misinterpret my words and assume we feel this is like any other job, or we feel as though this career will give us all the quality time we want together. When I spoke about that I was only referring to the time we could have on our down days in another part of the country. We are clearly aware the demands of the job will require one to sleep while the other is driving and no we don't know how it is to sleep in a moving truck or how we will react to being in such a small space all the time. Because I have not mentioned something in any of my posts does not mean we have thought about or considered it, for example yes we both love to drive. We also are aware of the success rate of drivers who start and not finish for whatever reason. We are aware we are coming from outside trucking, this is why we sought out advice from the truckers we know as friends who have given us real world advice based on their experiences, and we trust these individuals because we know them personally. It is also why we sought out your site for more real world advice. We truly appreciate the things you are saying and yes we are reading ALL the information provided on your site. In fact we already know we have to be prepared to take our permit teat in the first day of training with Wil-Trans. If you look at my last post I made it clearly that we fully intend to ask more questions and seek out any help we might need from your site and we will continue to seek out the advice of our friends. Guys we are not going into this with blinders out and with the ****iness of knowing we will succeed. But we will never know if we don't make the attempt.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Reginald, best of luck at Wil-Trans , really good outfit. Your eyes are wide open, that's all we were concerned with.

This link might help; past training diaries for Wil-Trans & Jim Palmer. One of the better ones is from a fellow named Aaron, drives for JP. Here is the link: Wil-Trans and Jim Palmer Training Diaries

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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