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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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160 hours of truck driving school training

Hello Is it true that you have to have 160 hours of truck driving school training to get hired? (Uninsurable in the company's eyes) I hope this isn't true! It would sure make a CDL expensive! Thanks for your time.

I know the company I am going with said we needed 160 hours of cdl training before being hired.. As for everyone I dont know that. Maybe you can get away with just getting a CDL with a local job or a mom and pop shop. Maybe someone else can chime in on that part. I just know with my own experience with the company I chose requires it.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Hours of service log

I am reading through all the regs and can't find what im looking for.. I have just received my CDL Class A. My question is if I want to rent a truck and trailer from a rental company and use it for personal use... Not for hire.. Am I still subject to following the Hours of Service and keeping a log. Any help would be great thanks.

Chris

I finally just called carrier enforcement in the state of nebraska. Per the officer if im using it for personal use Not for hire.. I do not have to follow the hours of service or keep a log, but I would have a tough time convincing the officer that im in fact a not for hire personal use vehicle and not a CMV of that if I get stopped. Sorry to post a thread only to find my answer 10 mins later. But I hope this helps anyone that is thinking about using a tractor trailer combo for personal use.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Hours of service log

I am reading through all the regs and can't find what im looking for.. I have just received my CDL Class A. My question is if I want to rent a truck and trailer from a rental company and use it for personal use... Not for hire.. Am I still subject to following the Hours of Service and keeping a log. Any help would be great thanks.

Chris

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Post 911 Apprenticeship

Im currently using mine. I used my post 911 to attend school which im doing. I got hired on by Roehl they have an apprenticeship program thats two years long. The money u get for the program goes off of the comapnies hq BAH Which for roehl is 966 a month or 100% every 3 months it drops 20% this is standard industry wide.your also get like 600 bucks a year for books i believe. Let me know if this helps. I know TMC also has the program

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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At a crossroad

Yeah, People like you shouldn't drive truck!

You don't know if you can afford the low pay. You have a short temper with those who train you. You have health issues. Most importantly, you're scared to drive!!

That's a no brainer if I ever saw one...wtf.gif

Keith

I dont know if i should give my 2 cents but here it goes. I find this site is for helpful info and its people like this guy that make it difficult for new drivers to get into this industry. Like you im fixn to start my career as a driver. I spent 8 years driving truck in the military. My experience you will run into people like david while your driving. They think they are gods gift to trucking. But ill tell you they are the ones that kill people with that no fear aditude and they are the first ones that pull over at the first signs of snow. Even with 8 years under my belt I still have a healthy fear of driving and my fear in my opinon saves lives. I feel safier with people like you driving next to my wife amd little girl than i do with people like david. If you end up driving ill see you out there :) i go by chip

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Sleepers

Ill start my career as a truck driver very soon. My question is how are the sleepers in the trucks set up for big companies. Im looking at roehl. I seen some pics of the O/O sleepers but would like to know if big companies add fridges or storage areas.. Or are they just a bed.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Can't wait to start trucking

Well I chose Roehl I start in May. I'm super stoked. Thanks for all the tips.. Ill keep yall posted

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Can't wait to start trucking

Hello I am new to the site, as well as about to graduate from my truck driving school. The info on this site has been the most helpful out of any other forum site I have researched on. As of right now I am going back and forth between Roehl Transport and Schneider National. Both have what I want in my area.. I am still unsure if they allow you to take your truck home or not. The main reason why I am looking at those two is because they have the VA apprenticeship program. I also know of a few but have since decided not to drive for them. I hope to keep everyone on this website in the loop of what I do as I feel I owe it to you guys for all the wonderful info.. Have a safe trip hope to see you out there..

Chris

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