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    Carrboro, NC

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    5 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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I made it THROUGH!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!

OKAY LADIES,

I made it through CDL School. I'm so excited.....any suggestions on companies? I am interested in companies near NC,VA,SC, GA, TN....... Does anyone know anything about PAM Transport? Please Let Me Know!!!

IMA TRUCUUUUK DRIIIIIVER!!!!!!

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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CDL A IN HAND!!!!

Completed my CDL schooling........still confused about applying to companies. However, I just graduated and I am excited.....

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Leaving for PRIME confused.....

I'd go with the WIA....and private school !!!!! They MAKE SURE YOU PASS !!!! Prime...they give you a chance to pass...alot don't make it. So I'd take the private school, paid for by WIA...then you will owe no one nothing !!!!! AND you can still go with Prime...you just apply AFTER you get your CDL...then you will just do some classroom for company paperwork, and head out with a trainer...easy smeasy !!!!

Definitely PRIVATE SCHOOL !!!!!

Its Too Late I decided to leave for Prime...Wish me Luck!!! Worst case scenario I have to come back to NC and take the class at a private school! No sweat, I can do this....im sure.....

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Leaving for PRIME confused.....

OKAY

I am got my legal affair rescheduled now I am down to the wire to leave for Prime but I also got approved for the WIA program to pay for my private school...However, it will be another couple weeks before everything with the school gets finalized!

Should I take the PRIME opportunity or go local private school? If I don't leave for Prime by Mon I will have to reapply! I need advice. I also need some advice on packing! I'm so nervous!!

Happy But Confused!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Need advice...which company is the best for getting cdl

Hi my name is Fatima I live in Allentown, PA and want to know which company that trains and hires you for cdl license is the best...

Hello Fatima, I am going through the application process right now. I actually decided to go with Prime....but there are plenty companies looking to recruit! Even though my application was approved with Prime. I received numerous offers for other training companies. Its a matter of what you are looking for in that company.....SRT was also a top choice for me! We shall see.....my advice so far is to do a general application and fish out the rest....As I see it you have to experience them on your own to determine what works best for you....and that may require just going through the initial process even down to actually driving for a company and then to find that it is/isn't the company for you! Its just my guess.....

Good Luck!

My top reasons: No touch freight Pay home time tanker division

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Studying for CDL but need advice on endorsements

Getting your HM and TWIC should probably be a no brainer if you want to run a tanker. At least I would think it would be anyway. Not sure how the state your in runs it but if your not sure whether you want your hazmat or not take the test at least. I know here in Maine they will let you take the written portion of the HM and if you decide later on that you want it you go get the background check at the TSA after the fact.

OKAY, I will do that...thanks for the advice

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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NC snow and ice delaying my leave out date to Prime.....I need to fly out of RDU airport

Set it up for the next class...after your legal stuff is over...you want NOTHING ELSE on your mind but cdl school...it is very intense.....

Okay, thanks for the advice....

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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All Star Banquet

Every year my company has a Best of the Best Banquet for the top 50 drivers in the company. Guess who was invited;-) Yep this girl right here! Im so excited. Just had to share. Hard work is recognized.

Congrats you GO Girl! I cant wait until my turn....Keep it UP!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

I don't know anything about PAM either. But congratulations GlamGirl! I hope Prime takes you where you want to get! Exciting!!

Thanks Debby! I really appreciate the encouragement.....

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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NC snow and ice delaying my leave out date to Prime.....I need to fly out of RDU airport

I was talking with my recruiter and we were anticipating my arrival for Sun....I am not trying to ride a bus from NC to MO....Therefore, I decided to get a flight. But everything is delayed now! Now I am possibly a week behind schedule. Also, I have to be back to NC by 3/25/2014 after training to handle some legal affairs...then go back out to work. Do you guys think Im going to make it through even if Im a week behind?

I am Unsure of when to leave now! I Was hoping to get my test done obtain my permit and be out! On my way to Prime!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Studying for CDL but need advice on endorsements

For Prime's tanker division you only need tanker endorsement. No HazMat. They haul foodgrade only, no chemicals. So milk, orange juice, liquid sweeteners, that sort of stuff. Sorry Anchorman, but the 'stache is incorrect today!

There are quite a few tanker companies that do foodgrade only. There is one by me that does liquid chocolate! Can you imagine hauling liquid chocolate... lol.

I highly suggest you get every endorsement possible. It opens up doors. The HazMat thing depends on your state. I am in PA and I took the HazMat knowledge test the same day I took all my other tests. THEN I went to get fingerprints. So contact your DMV and ask how your state handles it.

Good luck! Very good choice on Prime Tanker division. They were my 2nd choice and I almost went with them. I believe you'll be mostly running NJ and down the I-95 corridor, and east of the Mississippi.

Thanks for the information....it was enlightening....now I have a better understanding....I was wondering what type of substances I would be hauling as a Tanker Driver....Thanks AGAIN....

GlamGirl@ThinkingAboutAnew Career...I appreciate the in depth information on testing and the step process....i really appreciate that!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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When to test.... High Road question

Well, I decided to give it a shot. I am now the proud owner of a CDL - A Learner Permit with tanker, twin, and passenger endorsements. I have paid my money for the HME background check and will be getting the fingerprints done tomorrow I hope. The ice weather is supposed to move in tomorrow so I may have to wait. If all goes well, I will be able to test out hazmat in a week or two and then off to school.

As for test, it was a breeze. Thank you High Road CDL training. Thank you Brett! Thank you everybody for all the encouragement, support and advice I have received. I would not have passed these as easy without any of you!

The two officers at DMV looked at me strange when I walked and said I wanted to test for my CDL - A learners and every endorsement I could. She said "Well, lets see if you get through the CDL - A first." I said "OK" because I was confident. She said that I had a lot of test and it was going to take a long time. So I sat down at the computer screen around 1215. By 1325, I was done! Both of the officers were surprised I passed them all and only had 4 wrong answers in roughly 150 questions. They said they had never seen someone walk in and pass them all at the same time. As I was taking my picture, she stated, "I will be glad to take you out for the driving part." I thanked her.

Then I told them about truckingtruth.com. They asked me to write down the website so they could tell others about it.

I rocked those test and in a couple of weeks I will rock the hazmat too. Thanks High Road CDL Training!

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Congrats! Im getting geared up to test this week as well...wish me luck!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Studying for CDL but need advice on endorsements

OKAY, Do I need to also study for hazmat and tanker....I'm going with Prime Inc in their tanker division but the recruiter told me to study general knowledge, air brakes and combination vehicles....It just dawned on me...that I didn't ask that question......

Im going to continue studying this next couple days. Whenever the ice storm clears hopefully, I can test on 2/14 Fri and be ready to leave by Sun.....

Keeping my focus!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

Accepted PRIME...now I am studying for my permits before I leave......I am thinking on leaving Sat/Sun.......and start training on Mon......... The weather here is what is the determining factor.....

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Another lady intrested in trucking!

That sounds like a good plan...And call your friends who you are using for references...and tell them how important it is to you to get those letters sent back...they may not know how badly you want this !!!

I receive my call today form Prime....I am checking in with WIA still to see if they can cover the cost of a private school before I make my decision. SOOOO EXCITED.......

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Exciting news!!!!!

CONGRATS! You will do well....I have a buddy that I drove transit with he too is a reservist and was interested in that same job.....

WOW.....STAY ENCOURAGED!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

Starcar,

I appreciate that....I will do....Im nervous but excited! I started the practice test and I also went to my local DMV and obtained a copy of the manual....Im going to try and obtain my permit before training. Also, does anyone drive or know anything about PAM transport?

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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I need help choosing schools or training companies!!

I had the same problem with Prime returning calls but also being a female you have to understand they will usually have a waiting list to be trained. Back in 2012 Primes was a year long for females. Like Brett said Its not so much the attentivness of the recruiter but whether the school/company is a good fit for you. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH! I was in contact with 30 companies 12 actively. If I wanted to know something I asked. Now I do admit I did diiss a few due to their recruiting department. Having a background in management before this there are somethings I dont tolerate Well and idiots are one of them. Good Luck

Lol.....Good point! Thanks Redgator

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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I need help choosing schools or training companies!!

"ThinkingAboutANewCareer" & Brett,

I really appreciate both you guys input.....Im sure it will work it self out. I did talk with Roehl today and got some information about the company and their training process. I am just so excited about my decision that I am truly remaining optimistic about any choice that I shall make. It makes me feel good that I have you all fellow career veterans and rookies alike to guide me with insight, suggestions opinions, and pros and cons!

Thanks Guys!

*Staying Focused

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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I need help choosing schools or training companies!!

Ok, you guys are making a very common mistake when it comes to choosing a trucking company. You're letting the attentiveness (or lack thereof) of the recruiters affect your thinking about the company. Nothing could be further from the reality. Whether or not recruiters are quick to respond and attentive to your questions has no correlation whatsoever to the quality of the company and how you'll be treated once you start there. To say you're not going to work for Prime Inc because the recruiters won't call you back is like saying you won't buy a Ford because you went to a Ford dealership and the salesman wasn't attentive. The quality of Ford cars and how well they suit you has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the salesperson selling them. If you walk away from a company that suits you well because the salesperson (recruiter) wasn't jumping through enough hoops for you is going to hurt you in the long run. Make decisions based on things like pay, benefits, home time, equipment, types of freight, average miles per week, etc.

Here's a couple of articles that will help you understand how to choose a company to work for and deal with the recruiters. The first one is The Biggest Mistake New Drivers Make When Speaking With Recruiters and the second is Recruiters, Companies, and Schools - Choosing The Right Path Into Your Trucking Career.

Thanks for the insight...I cant ask the recruiter any questions if I can speak with them....I have emailed him, called everything. I am sure he is very busy. I was just stating the facts about him not being able to get my references processed on his end. I am completely sold on the quality of the company(not the recruiter) due to a prior interest which is my reason for being so eager to get my application finalized and moved to the next step. I am not looking for anyone to jump through hoops, rings of fire or climb mountains for me. I was writing only to get advice from veteran's in the industry to see how they may have approached the situation or give me any suggestions.

I am new to this career but I am not a spoiled idiot...I asked questions initially but now it seems that my application is at a stand still.... since we communicated last and that was through email....in which I initiated and have been everyday with calling and emailing.....at the end of the day the recruiter doesn't know me nor do I know him so therefore I have to do what is best for me and make my decisions based on what I am given.

* Continuously being positive.

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