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Curt S.'s Comment
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On a side note, many companies will reimburse you for your training. CFI is one of them. (Yes, another shameless plug for CFI)

:-) Plug away Big Scott. I'll look at them as well. Thanks

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Wolding reimburses tuition as well. They have freight that goes to twin cities. Been there enough times.

Wolding has a single terminal in Amherst, WI. I know you were looking at reefer companies, but Wolding is mainly dry van. Teams do some reefer loads to California.

Oh, and our trucks are blue, lol.

@Big Scott, I see you're trying to take my title of the 'Shameless Plug King' lol

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Hey Patrick....What kind of trucks does Wolding have? Are they newer? Do they have manual or automatic? etc I checked them out and I like what I see.

Wolding reimburses tuition as well. They have freight that goes to twin cities. Been there enough times.

Wolding has a single terminal in Amherst, WI. I know you were looking at reefer companies, but Wolding is mainly dry van. Teams do some reefer loads to California.

Oh, and our trucks are blue, lol.

@Big Scott, I see you're trying to take my title of the 'Shameless Plug King' lol

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Wolding has an all Freightliner Cascadia fleet (Evolutions and New Cascadia). All the trucks are 2013 and newer. The last of the 2012s just went bye-bye a few months back. They pretty much keep a truck for 5 years or 550,000ish miles. All of their trucks are well maintained. Sometimes too well, haha. When you have work done on a truck plan to be there a day. They get fixing something then see something else, they fix that and see something else. You go in for an oil change, next day you get a truck back that has an oil change, 2 brand new tires, pig tail replaced, 2 new mud flaps and a seat cushion replaced, lol.

They have a mix of Autos and 10speed manuals. They were going all auto, than backpeddled and started ordering 10 speeds again. I think with the new Cascadias they are all the integrated power train. So they are 12 Speed Autoshifts.

I love working for Wolding. All the stability and freight of a larger company with a much smaller feel. The founder of H. O. Wolding is still alive and kicking. He turned 105 last October.

If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Thanks Patrick. Good to know. I just received a pre hire offer from Wolding. :-)

Wolding has an all Freightliner Cascadia fleet (Evolutions and New Cascadia). All the trucks are 2013 and newer. The last of the 2012s just went bye-bye a few months back. They pretty much keep a truck for 5 years or 550,000ish miles. All of their trucks are well maintained. Sometimes too well, haha. When you have work done on a truck plan to be there a day. They get fixing something then see something else, they fix that and see something else. You go in for an oil change, next day you get a truck back that has an oil change, 2 brand new tires, pig tail replaced, 2 new mud flaps and a seat cushion replaced, lol.

They have a mix of Autos and 10speed manuals. They were going all auto, than backpeddled and started ordering 10 speeds again. I think with the new Cascadias they are all the integrated power train. So they are 12 Speed Autoshifts.

I love working for Wolding. All the stability and freight of a larger company with a much smaller feel. The founder of H. O. Wolding is still alive and kicking. He turned 105 last October.

If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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5 years ago My license (Not CDL) was suspended for 2 years. In 2014 I got my license back 6 months later Swift Brought me on board.

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.
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