Profile For Frank J.

Frank J.'s Info

  • Location:
    Evansville, IN

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 3 weeks ago

Frank J.'s Bio

I am currently in the Air Force and will be retiring in December! I have been thinking about driving truck as my new career and leaning heavy that way. I have driven straight trucks part-time delivering for one of the big box hardware store companies and enjoyed that for the most part so why not go big!

I am looking for any advice from experienced drivers on what companies to look at first. I am willing to do OTR, regional, local, etc.

I am also looking for advice on trucking schools. I have my Post 911 GI Bill to pay for school, or from what I have started learning some companies have a "Veteran Apprentice" program that will allow me to use my GI Bill to provide additional income. What companies offer that, and who would ya'll recommend?

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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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My Truck Driving School Timeline

Day 4

Had a couple recruiters come in today. Interesting to listen to what they have to offer and about their companies. More are coming tomorrow as well. Anyway today was a decent day although still more in class videos and power points. Got up early and studied the PTI and will do more again this evening. I want to pass that as quickly as possible so I can get on to the maneuvers and road time.


Well, have a blessed evening ya'll.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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My Truck Driving School Timeline

Today was day three. Day two and today were more of the same powerpoint and video instruction. The class is opening up more and asking more questions. I would like to say they were all valid questions but that would make me a liar. LOL We have some pretty young kids in the class so I understand that. I have started working on a checklist for my pre trip and its coming along well. This will be my way of practicing. I will have someone listen to me walking thru the pre-trip and check off things I mention correctly. Hopefully it will help solidify the process for me!

Well, I am going to get back to my studies, I will post more in a couple days.

God bless to all my fellow students and drivers everywhere!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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My Truck Driving School Timeline

What school or company training are you attending?

Good luck with the process.

I am attending Great Lakes Truck Driving School. Thanks for asking.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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My Truck Driving School Timeline

Today was day one...One LONG day in books and PowerPoint. I have to say that our instructor thus far has not impressed me much. He is a nice enough guy, but he seems to embellish a bit and some of the comments he makes seem downright to be lies or made up. He makes himself look a bit slow if you know what I mean. Hopefully tomorrow will be of more substance and worthwhile.

For now, I am going to get in some study time with the PTI on here! I love the PTI study guide on this website.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

Million, I started reading your diary today and its excellent! Thank you. Out of curiosity does the DOT driving test include all versions of backing when you test?

Thanks, Frank


After lunch, I got onto the Backing range and did a PERFECT Straight line back and NAILED an offset back for the first time in 2+ yrs. That really made me feel great. I didn't get to do the DREADED 90 today, however I sure hope to get to attempt it again tomorrow.

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