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Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Questions from a total noob

Yes! I've been following Kearsey on YouTube for awhile now.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Hello everyone! Sorry for the late reply. I've had a busy couple of days.

Thank you for the heads up on pre trip inspection! I've been obsessively reading over it every chance I get. It's also come to my attention that California recently updated their policy on the test, and they now include a checklist in the CMV Operator handbook which testers are permitted to have with them during the test- so long as there's no writing on it. I plan to have this checklist for reference but my goal is to be prepared to knock the pre trip out of the park without using the checklist.

Once again, I really appreciate all of the valuable feedback!

If possible, I would like to know more opinions on Prime Inc. They seem to have the highest pay rate for rookie drivers, and their benefits sound pretty nice. They've also got a terminal within a reasonable commute of my home so I won't need to relocate. I'm following a couple of their driver trainers on YouTube, and it's seeming more and more like a fantastic company.

I hope you all have a great day! Be safe out there!

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Thanks for the valuable feedback, guys. Just to clarify, I do not view Knight or Prime simply as starter companies. I meant no disrespect. I only meant that they seem like quality companies that actually hire new drivers with no experience... They just aren't the company that I would ultimately like to work for. As far as I understand it, I will need a minimum of 1 year OTR experience before GP Transco will even take the time to acknowledge my existence. For the record, my plans are definitely subject to change as I gain experience and become more familiar with the industry.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Thank you all for your valuable input!

I am considering Prime or Knight to start off with and gain experience until I'm ready for the training wheels to come off. Any thoughts on either of those companies?

A friend of mine is planning to go to work for Werner after school but I honestly haven't studied up on that carrier.

I sincerely apologize that I don't have a lot of time for a more detailed reply at the moment. I'll remedy that as soon as I can.

I already feel very fortunate not only for all of your guidance, but also to know that you guys are out there rooting for me. That really means a lot.

I'll be back on soon, and I'll try to make some progress on my bio and profile as well.

Thanks again everyone! Take care!

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Thank you for your responses!

I was fortunate enough to get into a CDL training program sponsored by the State of California, and taught at a nearby community college.

I was looking into the company sponsored programs when I received word that I was accepted into the state sponsored program.

I really appreciate the warm reception from you guys. I look forward to keeping everyone posted as I embark on this new journey.

Thanks again! Stay safe out there!

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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"Is the school you are going to attend affiliated with any company?"

Thank you for your reply, BK!

No, it's not a company affiliated CDL program. It's a school offered through a local community college. It's a free program and in very high demand so I consider myself mighty lucky to have been accepted... Especially since I don't have to endure what I've been told amounts to endentured servitude once licensed.

Yes... as I understand it, the school will have recruiters available. I just want to ensure that I'm adequately prepared to ask the right questions and make smart decisions so I can become the best driver I can be. I was a boy scout in my youth so I have a deep ingrained need to be prepared. Thank you for the solid advice. I assure that I have no desire to purchase/ lease a truck at this time. Maybe after a few years once I've gained the necessary skills and experience. I want to be confident that I know the ins and outs of the industry, and accrue a sizeable savings before I take that plunge.

I suppose I'll just need to be more patient and see what all the school has to offer. I don't mean to put the cart before the horse. I'm just excited and I want to set myself up for success.

Thank you again for your input and your time. It's greatly appreciated!

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Hello everyone. First, I'd like to apologize if I'm posting my questions improperly. I'm brand new to this forum and I'm not at all familiar with the etiquette or how to navigate this site. Please be patient with me as I only intend to learn and I have no desire to break protocol.

Now for my question:

I was recently accepted into a CDL school at no charge to myself aside from testing fees, physical & drug testing. I will begin school on September 25th and although I'm fairly certain that I would like to drive for GP Transco eventually, I will need to gain some quality experience before they will even consider me for employment. Would any of you be willing to suggest some companies to start off with so I can develop a desirable record to increase my chances of obtaining employment with a good company one day? If you wouldn't mind, I would really appreciate pros and cons as well.

If it helps, I am located in San Bernardino County California. I am willing and able to commute.

Please ask me any questions if I've left out any relevant information that would help.

Thank you all in advance! I look forward to learning with and from all of you, and I hope to earn my place amongst you!

Have a great day and stay safe!

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