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  • Location:
    Atlanta , GA

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    Preparing For School

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    4 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  1 year ago

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One on one help in backing

Thanks for advice

Well I'm glad you're in training, anyhow. Unfortunately your concern with one-on-one training is needless. Almost no one gets much in the way of one-on-one training in the beginning because it simply isn't necessary. In fact, some of the best learning you'll do is from observing others. When you can watch others to see what works and what doesn't it gives you a new perspective, especially with shifting and backing.

Once you get out on the road you'll be one-on-one with a trainer. But in the beginning it's not necessary.

Keep something else in mind. You're going to these schools without finding success, but you're in the same program where others are getting through just fine. Don't sell yourself short. The idea that you need some sort of special hand-holding is all in your mind. If others can do it, you can do it. You have to approach any challenge you face with the confidence that you're going to be able to handle it. This is trucking. It's one of the deadliest jobs in America. It takes a tremendous amount of independence and nerve to handle this job. School is the easiest part of the whole thing. If you can't muster up the confidence and nerve to get through the classroom and driving range portion without someone holding your hand then how are you going to handle it when you're on your own and things get real out there?

Don't sell yourself short. Have confidence. Face these challenges and find a way to make it happen. If you only think you can get through when the circumstances are perfect then you're not going to be around for long. Handling adverse conditions is one of the most critical roles in this job.

Posted:  1 year ago

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One on one help in backing

Currently I’m working for DOT training on dump trucks with my cdl a permit. I’d rather tough it out with them and their training than to go back to school where it’s not one on one

I left c r England when I was told by trainer that they couldn’t train me one on one because of size of class. It was totally different from what recruiter told me

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That's a shame. I mean, weren't you getting the same training everyone else was getting? They've been running that program for like 20 years. I wish you would have stayed with it and trusted the process a little bit.

Have you contacted CR England to see if they will take you back? You can try the other programs but you're going to have a tough time getting into one after failing to get through two other programs already. I know that Prime, Jim Palmer, and Wil-Trans won't take anyone who has attended another program already because they feel the risk is too high.

There are plenty of other programs out there but I hope you'll do some reading here on TruckingTruth and listen to some of our podcasts before you take another shot at this. You know what they say - it's insanity to take the same approach over and over but expect different results.

Posted:  1 year ago

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One on one help in backing

I was sent home from crst. I left c r England when I was told by trainer that they couldn’t train me one on one because of size of class. It was totally different from what recruiter told me

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I went to crst and cr England and problem was too many students to instructor.

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You went to two different programs already? Did you quit those programs or did they send you home?

Posted:  1 year ago

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One on one help in backing

I called prime. I was told since I went to crst school already that they couldn’t train me. Even though I didn’t pass test at school.

I know here at Prime after orientation you go one on one with an instructor. You might want to look into the company sponsored training programs.

CFI will train you. They will send you to one of two schools in Missouri. Both have a good student to instructor ratio. They will give you the help you need to pass.

Posted:  1 year ago

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One on one help in backing

Do anyone know a school that gives one on one help with backing? I’m in Atlanta, Georgia. Willing to travel if possible. I went to crst and cr England and problem was too many students to instructor.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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C.R. England or Swift

Yes a felony that’s 13 years old and 2 speeding tickets in 2015

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Swift in Waco, Ga or C.R. England

Thanks

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Swift in Waco, Ga or C.R. England

Thanks

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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C.R. England or Swift

I went to CRST for a month. Caught Influenza A while in Iowa. So it put me behind. Was on bed rest for 3 days. So I lost practice time. Couldn’t get pass Pre-Trip. So after 4th try, I was sent home. I explained situation to C.R. England and Swift. Both recruiters said they could help. But I would like to research first to see which school would be beneficial. Any suggestions?

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Swift in Waco, Ga or C.R. England

I am trying to decide which school to attend to get my CDL. A recruiter from both schools have contacted me. Anyone have any suggestions on any of the two schools? Which one give the best and most practice time?

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