Company Sponsored Training At Jim Palmer

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toanxs's Comment
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Can anyone tell me about Jim Palmer Trucking and their training program?

Errol V.'s Comment
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You can go here to learn about Jim Palmer's Company-Sponsored CDL Training

Anything else you'd looking for, toanxs? Look through the menu, or just ask here.

This is your first post, and I figure you're new to trucking. So I'll add in the starter kit.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Jim Palmer and Wil-Trans are both owned by the same family. They are closely aligned with Prime Inc which is where they get a lot of their freight, but they're run as completely separate companies from Prime. They do their own hiring, dispatching, training, and things of that nature.

Follow that link above and you'll find several pages of information about them.

You can also apply for company-sponsored CDL training right here on our website. It's a very short application and we'll forward it to 7 different companies to see which ones you qualify for, including Jim Palmer and Wil-Trans. There's no obligation to work for any of them but you'll get a chance to speak with their recruiters and learn more about their programs.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Spend some time in the diary section...there are several training diaries that will help set expectations.

Use the search facility to find topics about Jim Palmer.

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