Jim Palmer CDL Training

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Corey's Comment
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Finally!! After a month long application process I’ve been accepted to Jim Palmer’s training program in Missoula. I originally considered going with Swift or CR England but was enticed by JP’s high starting pay and closer proximity to my home in NW Washington. Also during my application process I was informed that due to a recent acquisition of Haney Trucking of Washington State, I’ll have the opportunity for more frequent home time once I go solo. I have to say it has been a pleasure working with their recruiting department. I could tell from the first call it would be a different experience here than it would have been with the other companies I considered. Unlike the recruiters at other companies, Logan at JP made sure that my husband and I understood the pressures of OTR trucking on the family and even took the time to call him personally for a brief interview to make sure he was ready for the responsibility of running the house alone while I’m gone. Also every claim he made about the company and training program was backed up by facts and in writing, whereas the recruiters from other companies made promises about miles and home time that they couldn’t necessarily keep. Needless to say I am really impressed with the company and can’t wait to get started. I hop on a bus to Missoula Sunday morning and class begins 0700 Monday!

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.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Hey, Corey. First of all, good luck! I too am looking to get on board with JP. I spoke with a recruiter (ryan) 3 days ago and let him know I'd like to move forward with the application process. Unfortunately he didn't tell me when I could expect to hear from him (and I forgot to ask). Do you have any idea when I might expect to hear from him again? Also, how did your interviews go? What type of questions were asked? Any info would be greatly appreciated. I'll be looking forward to reading your future entries. Thanks in advance, Mike (Woodstown, NJ)

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