Comments By Lance F.

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Posted:  12 months ago

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New: My swift experience so far.

I wouldn't mind regional myself. I was checking out some dedicated routes with them along with Rouel. Rouel pays more for driving in certain areas in the NE. Not sure if any other carrier does this. I personally wouldn't mind doing the entire east coast with some runs into Canada. I have a passport that is good til 2025 and just renewed my TWIC card that expires in September.

Good luck with it and be safe.

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Pulling some Budweiser with NFI

That's pretty cool. I'm not much of a drinker but think it would be cool to haul alcohol. Duie Pyle in my area just started hauling beer as well. I'm not sure how that works. I was told that once it reaches the local DC they can't haul across state lines. I'm guessing companies like D Pyle pick it up from the brewer and take it to the local DC's.

Posted:  12 months ago

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Got CLP

Man that sucks. I was told that the endorsement test was written and that I could take it all @ the same time.

Posted:  12 months ago

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I'm officially on Furlough

What about driving a school bus? There is a major shortage of bus drivers and the money is awesome. By the time school is out for the summer you maybe heading back to FedEx.

Posted:  12 months ago

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KLLM Truck Driving Academy - Lancaster, TX

Sounds fun, any updates?

Posted:  12 months ago

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Zen Joker's Training Diary at Veriha Trucking

Good read Zen,

I looked into Veriha myself. Not sure if I already mentioned that in another post. I read a post from another person that kind of turned me off with them. I really liked what I read. The training time with them though was a bit long. I think it would have been like a total of 6 weeks before you got to go home after getting released solo. I think I read it's more OTR driving as well which I'm not interested in.

I'll definitely be following though.

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Got CLP

That's awesome. How long did it take you and did you get any endorsements?

Posted:  12 months ago

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Signed Up for School

Well I took the first step and signed up for my CDL A class today @ a private school near me called American Driver Training Academy. They have an awesome reputation with all sorts of trucking companies and sponsored by a few mega carriers such as Rauel, TMC, Schneider, US Express, Werner, NFI, Covenant Transport, Gordon Food Service, and DOT Transportation(most offer tuition reimbursement).

I'm still currently going through the High Road Training 2.0 preparing for my writing test to get my permit. I'm hoping to get all of the possible endowments as well. My class starts on March 27th and graduation will be April 21st. There will be simulation training bobbing the tractor along with all the available trailers. There will be daily pre-trips and road time with a couple types of trailers(dry van, reefer, tanker). I don't think they have a flatbed, however the trucks are manuals. The class cost is on the lower end of the scale.

So right now I'm shooting to take my CDL writing test this coming Friday. I was hoping to try and take it tomorrow as the DMV is open later on Wednesdays, but I just don't think I'm ready yet. I know I'm excited to start driving though. It has been a long time dream, and 44 isn't a bad time to start living it lol. Wife and kids have be extremely supportive and took me out to dinner tonight to celebrate the start of a new career as well as a new chapter in our lives.

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New: My swift experience so far.

Awesome and good luck. How long was the school and how much home time are you getting before going on the road? Once going on the road with your trainer how long are you out for each time? I looked heavily @ going to Swift for my training and decided that the total time away from home isn't what I wanted to do. I mean I've heard some are gone for like 4-5 weeks and home for a day or two and out for another 4-6 weeks before going solo. That's not for me. I'm honesty going to sign up tomorrow @ my local private school and work on getting a local gig. There are a few decent home time opportunities if I'm unable to grab a local gig with home time every 2-5 days and home for your 34. So home @ least two times a week. One for your 24 and the other for your 34. I would love a home Friday to Monday route but I'm not into weeks @ a time.

Again, good luck to you and be safe out there.

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High Road Training 2.0

The High Road Training 2.0 is super frustrating. I would suggest turning off the scoring until someone has fully completed the training to work out all of the bugs. I've reset my score three times now only to find more bugs as I complete new sections. I just completed 4 reviews for an answer that the program said was wrong but was correct and had to do those 4 reviews even after the review said the answers were correct (where were wrong answers) just so I could pass the review.

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