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  • Location:
    Riverside, CA

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    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 4 months ago

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Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Trucking companies...with training ...in California?

Swift owns central refrigerated now and yes they have a school in Fontana. CR England has a school somewhere around there to. Roadmastersxis in Fontana but is not company sponsored

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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How many miles a day during training did you guys drive?

I am doing my training right now and am averaging 550 miles a day.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Hazmat renewal question

I think you have to get fingerprinted and another background check and pay the fee again.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Drug Test for specific drug

Not necessarily true Brian, a doctor can prescribe you pain killers and you will fail the drug test. This stuff that he is taking is supposed to not make you feel tired during the daytime when you are working.

Like everyone says on here check with a certified DOT doctor!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Serious potential trucker needs answers.

If I were you I would study the High Road Training program on here. That's all I used and passed my permit with all endorsements the first time! Go to the top of the page and click on CDL Training Materials to get started. There is a ton of useful information on this website so take advantage of it!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Serious potential trucker needs answers.

There are many factors why people fail or drop out. I went to Roadmasters school where you pay up front and the class started with 21 people. After you take the drug test you end up losing some people. Then you go to the DMV and get your permits if you don't have one already and some people drop out after that cause they can't pass the permit testing. After the first 40 hours class time we moved out to the yard and started driving and backing skills. We lost some more people in the second week cause they found out it wasn't for them. By the end of the third week we had 8 people left in class. As far as I know only 3 of us got our class A license and the other 5 are still doing brush ups to pass the driving exam to get their license.

The 5 people that didn't pass on their first or second times probably would have been told to go home at a company sponsored school. Roadmasters will keep working with you till you get your license.

Hope that helps moving metal Good Luck!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Recent truck school graduate needing some advice from Southern California.

Hey Ron I just graduated from there 2 weeks ago. Probably ran into you out in the yard at school and didn't even know it. Good luck with your test at the DMV. How come your waiting 1 1/2 weeks to take the test? I ended up going with Swift. Just finished up orientation and waiting for a mentor to go out with. God luck to you!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Military Veteran Options?

Thanks for your service Ken! You will find something. As for shifting you will get the hang of it after a couple days.good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years ago

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Swift Vs. Knight Transportation? Who To Choose!?

I went to roadmasters school and commuted from my house. The people that stayed in hotels only shared a room with 1 other person there. From what I heard some of the students that went to the Swift school in Fontana only had 1 roommate. Make some calls and find out the details :)

Posted:  5 years ago

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Swift Vs. Knight Transportation? Who To Choose!?

Just to let you know Swift owns Central Refrigerated. For the physical part it's just a standard DOT physical for Swift.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Swift Vs. Knight Transportation? Who To Choose!?

I just completed my orientation with Swift today and waiting for a mentor to go out for 200 hours of training. When finished with that I start at.33 cpm with raises every 3 months up to one year which will put me at 36 cpmand they give you quarterly bonus which sounds like it's easy to achieve as long as your not taking a lot of home time. Platinum is an extra .03 cpm for all miles driven. So that basically bumps you up to .39 cpm after 1 year. Talked to a driver today and he reached platinum after 4 months solo driving.

Compare that to what you know about CR. Good luck Jason in whatever path you choose! good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years ago

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CDL paid training

If your not 100% sure on CR England check out Swift. They have a company paid training facility in Fontana. Roadmasters is another school in Fontana but it's not company sponsored so you will have to pay out of pocket for that one or get financing through the school. I just graduated from Roadmasters Oct. 30 and I have no complaints about the program they have! Good luck to you good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years ago

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Orientation Oct. 6

Yes that's going to be my home terminal. Thanks Bart I might have some questions for ya in the future.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Orientation Oct. 6

Orientation is in Jurapa Valley,CA. I guess they built a new terminal there 6 months ago. Old terminal is in Fontana, CA.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Orientation Oct. 6

I have decided to go with Swift and start orientation Monday Oct. 6. It will be 3 days and hopefully I can get a trainer right after that. Ready to get the wheels turning!

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Posted:  5 years ago

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Class A license passed today!!!!

Thanks, just have to decide between Werner and Swift now by the end of the weekend.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Class A license passed today!!!!

Thanks for all the advice and well wishes, very much appreciated.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Its been a while.

Werner, swift, and trying to get in with Old Dominion. I will have it figured out after the weekend. 85% Werner though unless magically I can get in with OD.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Its been a while.

Congrats no chin!! I passed today to. Feels good smile.gif

Posted:  5 years ago

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Class A license passed today!!!!

After a fast paced course at Roadmasters in Fontana,CA and my second try at the DMV I finally passed and can call myself a Class A license holder. Time to move on to the next phase and go through company training and learn how to become a professional driver out on the road!!

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