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Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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I passed!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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School's Over, CDL A in Hand - Oh Oh, what have I DONE????

Brian,

Its very normal to be nervous and confused I know I was for sure. Just remember the trainer has probably seen many other guys like that and you'll be just fine. Just remember to take things at your speed when on the highway and backing. When you start trying to rush or hurry to get out of someones way that's when accidents happen.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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How many companies does it take?

From what I've learned half of the states already have an idle law to limit your idle time, how much it's enforced I honestly doubt very much so. As far as APU's, I'm pretty sure we only have bunk heaters but they sure put out a ton of heat, maybe come summertime I'll wish I had a full apu but as for now not so much.

Yea I'm in an auto, and I gotta admit I love it haha. Before I drove this I was one of those guys who had the opinion that "if you ain't shifting your not a real trucker" Going through rush hour traffic with it was a piece of cake too.

The one thing I was worrying about was pulling power, now givin I havnt climbed the Rockies yet but the steep hills here in PA and NY I have climbed it had plenty of power, and that was fully loaded

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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How many companies does it take?

My top three were US Xpress, Scneider, and Roehl, all of which seemed nice. I went with US Xpress because their equipment seemed better off, better starting pay, friendlier recruiters, and the terminal is only a couple hrs from my place and the have a decent bit of freight going through my area. Plus I talked to a few guys who said their biggest complaint was that they were always driving haha so no sitting around waiting. They were a better fit for me coming right out of school, I mean I'm training in a 2015 cascadia, it doesn't get much better than that haha.

Who are you looking into and have you spoke to any recruiters yet?

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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How many companies does it take?

For me it was super quick. I went to an independent truck school, and got my CDL on oct 4th. I didn't get any prehires because I was thinking of working local so I took a couple days to figure out what I was gonna do. I Filled out applications on Wednesday the 8th to my top 3 choices. The next morning I received a call from all three, spent all day talking back and forth to the recruiters and was offered an orientation spot the following Monday the 13th. I've now finished my first week with my trainer.

Maybe my results were not normally the way it goes and some of the experienced guys can chime in but everything has been really quick. Good luck to ya and hopefully you can get on with your top pick.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Bunk Heater question

No, unfortunately no APU on board, but after having this bunk heater on for just a few minutes it's nice and toasty in here. Glad I only put it on 75 instead of full blastin it haha

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Bunk Heater question

Awesome, I was hoping that would be the answer. Thanks Old School!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Bunk Heater question

Hey all,

So I'm currently in training and spending the weekend at a pilot in NY while my trainer takes his home time. He left me the truck (2015 cascadia sweet! not like i can go anywhere though haha) And its getting pretty cold here tonight. How long can I keep the bunk heater running before the batteries get drained? I'm thinking its hardwired and not run through a low voltage detector so I wanted some input before I killed the truck haha

Posted:  5 years ago

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Ready for orientation at US Xpress!!

Hey all,

I've browsed the site for a while but I don't think I've ever thrown out a hello. I'm from West Virginia and recently finished truck school and passed the WV state CDL license test. Woohoo! I'm signed up to attend orientation monday at US Xpress in Springfield, OH and am really excited to get out on the road and do my thing. A huge Thank You for the tremendous amount of info this site has. I look forward to getting out there and possibly meeting some of you all :-)

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