Profile For Brandon

Brandon's Info

  • Location:
    Florence, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    3 months, 3 weeks ago

Brandon's Bio

Hello, My name is Brandon and I just turned 21 in March. I'm from Northern Alabama and have lived here my entire life. I've been interested in trucking for awhile now that I'm 21 I can finally get my foot in the door and see if this is what I want to do with my life.

I always appreciate talking to new people and being taught a thing or two.

Have a good one :)

TheDoogster@pm.me

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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KLLM, Prime, or Wilson?

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The farthest I've been outside of the state is across the state line to get lotto tickets with my parents haha.

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Brandon, you are wanting to be a truck driver. You are going to travel... A LOT OF TRAVELING.

I live in Texas. The first company I worked for was in Nashville, TN. I crossed the country coast to coast (New York to California) twice in four weeks time. That was my four weeks in training. These companies get you home because they haul freight near where you live. Their hiring areas are based on freight lanes, not terminal locations.

My second employer is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Still a long ways from my home. My home terminal is in Gulfport, MS. I have enough fingers to count the times I've been to that terminal over the past eight years. Terminal location really means nothing to an OTR driver. You are a modern day nomad. You'll often go through three or four states per day.

Buckle up and hang on. If you really want this, your life is going to change drastically.

Don't get me wrong it does sound very fun to me. I'm excited to finally have a change of pace in my life. I'm going to take my CDL permit test next week, and hopefully I'll be heading to school in April or May.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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KLLM, Prime, or Wilson?

Closer is not advantageous. I wouldn't use that as an incentive.

Hmm, that seems like a fair assumption. I guess instead of choosing a school that might not be the best because it's closer I should ignore the distance and choose the best one for me. The farthest I've been outside of the state is across the state line to get lotto tickets with my parents haha. So I guess I'm a bit nervous about leaving.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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KLLM, Prime, or Wilson?

Hello, I'm currently looking into company paid CDL programs. The three main ones I'm looking at are KLLM, Prime, and Wilson. They all seem to be good alright, but I was curious if anyone here had any experience with them? I've read some of the training diaries about Prime and Wilson, but not about KLLM yet. KLLM is closer to me with it being in MS while I'm in Alabama.

Trying to stay away from looking at the reviews that I find online/truckers report because honestly they all seem to be outlandish.

Thanks, Brandon.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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CDL Permit Question.

So, I've been using the high road training program for a few days now and I'm making good progress. It seems every time I start to learn something new I'm always paranoid about failing and just keep studying over and over. I'm just wondering, about how long did y'all study for your permit? I'm trying to study as fast as I can, but still retain all the information. I guess I'm just curious how long I should study before I attempt the test.

Thanks :)

PS: If this is a dumb question I am so sorry lol.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Hello all! New Member just saying hello :)

Welcome, Brandon! Like you, I read and absorbed information on this site before making the jump into company-paid training. I must say, the discussions informed me and gave a pretty realistic sense of the training and the job. That was quite helpful.

Stick around and ask your questions as you progress!

Thank you!

I read your CDL training just today actually and really enjoyed it. Hope everything is going well for you.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Hello all! New Member just saying hello :)

Well, as the subject says hello! I've been stalking this forum for a few months now and now that I'm finally 21 I decided to make an account. I've been looking into getting my CDL for a year or two now and I'm very excited I can finally step foot down this path soon. I love to meet and chat with new people so feel free to message me if anyone wants to just chat :)

Thanks, Have a good one!

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