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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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New driver getting ready to head to school

Hey there guys and gals this is my second post and I have just a few different questions and request of opinions. I am scheduled to start with CRST on the 21st of July and I cant be more excited, as this has been a dream of mine ever since i can remember.dancing-dog.gifgood-luck-2.gif I am going over the list of items that I am being asked to bring and on that list is a Motor Carrier Atlas, a Truck stop guide and a calculator, the calculator is easy enough to get, but my question is where would I find a Truck Stop Guide in paper form? I found an online database and a smart phone app but I don't think that is what they want me to bring with. The second thing that I am looking for is, what is you guy's opinion on the Atlas, is there one that is better than the other or have more features that I will actually make use of in the field?

I also welcome any advice or recommendations for a new driver about what I should have with me and need to expect during the next few months, I trust the information on here more than anywhere else now, and I have looked at other forums, they seem to have a lot whining and complaining about everything this is the only forum that I have found that makes me feel confident about my choice in my new career. I do plan on using this site more and more often and even will update my experience at CRST, that is if you don't mind the starry eyed ramblings of a newbie. Thanks in advance for the answers and the opinions

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Starting my training with CRST but this is for a friend of mine

I remember him saying "its just in case because you never know what will happen" but this was years ago. Thanks for the advice Guy. Be safe out there on the road.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Starting my training with CRST but this is for a friend of mine

Totally understandable with felony thing and want planning on having my side arm with me when we drove together. I was more curious about it whenever I run solo, my current job has me in some sketchy areas sometimes that i would rather be back in Iraq at least there i had my unit with me and we watched out for each other. Plus my uncle when he drove solo as an independent had his firearm with him but it was 99% of time locked in his gun case in his sleeper. But thank you for getting back to me, still getting ready for my ship out date for school but now i know and my friend appreciates the answer thanks again.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Starting my training with CRST but this is for a friend of mine

Hey there just got accepted and ship out to training with CRST on the 19th for their class on the 21st and I can't be more excited about it. Yes I have read through the post and forums on here but one thing I haven't found was a question a friend of mine had. I really don't want to bother the recruiters with this, I'm sure they have other issues to deal with so I am putting this out to you guys. I have a friend that is looking to join me in the adventure of truck driving so that we can eventually get going with our own hauls and team driving together, and he is really worried about it because he has had one felony in his past (which if I remember correctly was around 4 years ago) but it was not in anyway involving vehicle or illegal drugs, not wanting to get into to much detail it is a weapons charge from when he was younger and he did serve time. He has been clean and straight since then and is no longer on parole or reporting to a PO. Honest opinion what are his chances if getting into this industry with that on his record. I told him to be honest about it and tell them when he filled out the app, just like i did about my suspension of my license years ago, I know that is not in the same league of what he did but as the saying goes Truth will Prevail.

One other question and this one is for me personally, I am a registered weapons carrier both exposed and concealed, and was wondering what the stance is on those in the trucks and how would i go about getting registered to carry across state line. Thank you guys for your time and input looking forward to seeing you out on the road ahead.

Richard "Deadpool" P.

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