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Posted:  10 years, 2 months ago

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Advice on Schools and sponsorships

Getting straight answer from recruiters and/or reruiting companies such as Driver Solutions, makes me feel like i have to beat them across the head with something.LOL No I not that violent. I checked into many alternatives including Government sponsors programs. While you might get more direct answers be prepared to jumps through all the hoops and loops they throw your way to prevent you from taking advantage of such programs. And dont think they going get in any hurry to help you. So I'm down to two options. One pay for the school myself, unless I win the lottery tat not going to happen. Or sign on with some company that has it own school and hope like heck I dont miss anything in the contract. I am looking in to a few companies.... just comparing the good against the good asainst the bad and worst LOL.... It proven itself to be a whether daunting process of illimination.

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Advice on Schools and sponsorships

Thanks, Old school

I found this site a few months ago and have been doing a lot of reading in the sections you mention. Like you I like my personal space.

Living in a truck with a trainer that one thing.. he/she is there to help you to fine tune the finer points of being a successful OTR trucker.... I could handle the personality differences for 4-6 weeks. We all have to learn, Just the thought of rookie team member makes me a bit nervous. I was told a story from a friend that recently enter the lifestyle. During the first month her team driver fell asleep behind the wheel.... not once but twice. I wasnt told what woke him up but obviously something did. She complains/reports the incident to the DM after the second incident and then she gets fired for damage to the truck that was there when it was assigned to her/them and puts him first seat ( it was minor cosmetic from my understanding) So she now driving with anoth company after fighting it and clearing her record... SOLO and loving it. I might have to bite my pride and do the team just to get my foot in the door and hopefully I get one that i won't have to smack in the back of the head to keep him/her awake LOL.

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Advice on Schools and sponsorships

Hey All,

I am trying to locate a trucking company that will sponsor my schooling. I've been working with the recruiter @ Driver Solutions, but the company I choose denied the sponsorship for whatever reason. ( I was not told why) They told me they could try to get a sponsorship from PAM Transport, my second choice until I found out the deal on team driving. I have put my application on hold for the time being.

PAM requires a 6 month period of Team driving after school and training as part of the 12 month commitment. The problem I have with that is the team driver will be a rookie just like me... that makes me nervous.

So here my questions....

1.) What other companies with sponsor my schooling besides PAM and USA Truck in exchange for a 12 month commitment or less.

2.) Does the company do solo after training.... and how long is training.

3.) Since I haven't completely eliminated by PAM what is your opinion on the 6 months of Team driving? Good/Bad ....wrong choice

Thanks in advance for your input Kevin

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