Profile For Ian M.

Ian M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Carmel, IN

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 3 months ago

Ian M.'s Bio

I moved to the United States from England in 1999, I became an American citizen February 2014. If you would like to add me on Facebook here is my link ... https://www.facebook.com/taerobicsuk. My working career has been for the most part self employed as a professional karate coach, fitness instructor and personal trainer. I also spent 15 years working and running pub and night club door security ( bouncer ) in Coventry England. If I had a claim to fame it would be being a motion capture actor in Sony playstation games, Batman and Robin was probably the best known. I also had the pleasure of going to the home of ' The Great One" as a guest of a friend who is a close friend of Wayne Gretzky, then watching Bruce Springsteen in Wayne's Sky box at the staple centre in LA. The vast majority of my time in the United States has been spent involved in the fitness industry teaching fitness classes and personal training. I had my own gym for about 5 years, but circumstances forced me to walk away from that. I have a 30 year old son who recently relocated back to the UK where he is now an independent finical advisor in London.

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Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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CDL learners permit revoked ?

Ian, what's really going on?

I'm not trying to pry, and you certainly don't have to answer, but that is a loaded question. It seems a silly thing to worry about needing to go get another permit which, if I remember correctly, cost me about eleven bucks here in Texas. I'm pretty sure I remember us advising you that school was going to be tough - really tough - and you would really need to be resolved to stick it out.

What happens when you go to the next company school and you don't like the way it's going? We warn folks all the time that they are going to be thinking they've made a big mistake, and that there will be days upon end that they will want to walk out. I think I remember us even warning you about the problems at your particular choice of schools, how they were bringing in lots of students and folks were ending up waiting a long time to get with a trainer or having delays before they could get set up with a truck and a team member.

Were I you, I would be way more concerned about any contract that I signed with them than I would be about needing to get another permit.

Unexpected waiting, and seemingly unnecessary delays are all a huge part of this career - part of your training is going to be forcing yourself to get used to it, because brother trust me... there are days out here that it will almost bring you to tears.

Again Ian, I'm not trying to pry, but I hope you will reconsider, and re-examine your motive or reason for jumping ship. Commitment is a big deal in this industry, and commitment often has to face some really big obstacles in it's way - I know, because I've fought that battle and won. You can too, but it takes a big dose of resolve, and then an even bigger dose once you are out here trying your best to make a living at this. That is why it is so important that you stick it out in school - the next level takes an even greater resolve.

Thanks Old School, I will explain my situation in a couple of weeks. All is good and heading towards my CDL test very soon. I will keep you posted as to my passed dilemma when it's appropriate to do so. Thanks so much for the encouragement.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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CDL learners permit revoked ?

I seriously doubt that it would be possible for that to happen. Your permit was issued by the state not the school. When I was in school they "paid" for mine, and held onto the state issued copy, they made all of us copies of the originals (those were not legal permits as they did not have the state seals) however I could have gone to the DMV and paid for another legal permit copy.

Thanks so much, that is exactly what I thought.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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CDL learners permit revoked ?

Question: If someone has a CDL learners permit that was paid for by a school they attended, but then they left that school, can the school contact the BMV and have that permit cancelled based on the fact it was paid for by the school?

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

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I am starting school in Indianapolis on Monday 12th of January, I will be posting daily updates.

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First full day completed. I have no experience of any other trucking schools so I have nothing to compare Celadon with, I have however heard some horror stories about other schools. After my first day here I have to say I am very impressed, the facility is spotless, the people are awesome and the accommodation is first class. Celadon provides FREE accommodation ( the dorms are awesome ) FREE meals 3 times a day, and they even pay for your leaners permit and for your test. If you are looking for a trucking school and a company to work for then from what I am experiencing so far I would say Celadon is the place.

Well 2 days classroom completed and we headed for to the BMV for our Permit test. General Knowledge, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles and Tankers. The classroom instruction has been great but I wasn't sure that I was retaining the amount of information that was required. I spent most of the evening studying, even waking up twice during the night and going over the study material again. I passed all 4 endorsement the very first time so very pleased. The driving range is next..... Bring it on !

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

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First full day completed. I have no experience of any other trucking schools so I have nothing to compare Celadon with, I have however heard some horror stories about other schools. After my first day here I have to say I am very impressed, the facility is spotless, the people are awesome and the accommodation is first class. Celadon provides FREE accommodation ( the dorms are awesome ) FREE meals 3 times a day, and they even pay for your leaners permit and for your test. If you are looking for a trucking school and a company to work for then from what I am experiencing so far I would say Celadon is the place.

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Nice Ian...glad you like it. I'm in week three of a local school here in Buffalo,NY. Soak it up...and don't be afraid to ask questions. Good luck man..

Thanks Jimbo, Yes I am have an awesome experience so far.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

I am starting school in Indianapolis on Monday 12th of January, I will be posting daily updates.

First full day completed. I have no experience of any other trucking schools so I have nothing to compare Celadon with, I have however heard some horror stories about other schools. After my first day here I have to say I am very impressed, the facility is spotless, the people are awesome and the accommodation is first class. Celadon provides FREE accommodation ( the dorms are awesome ) FREE meals 3 times a day, and they even pay for your leaners permit and for your test. If you are looking for a trucking school and a company to work for then from what I am experiencing so far I would say Celadon is the place.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

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OK, I arrived at the Celadon training school today and we assigned my dorm room. Classes start at 8am in the morning, excited to get started.

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Nice, good luck. I recently graduated from Miller-Motte with my Class A CDL, and I start training with Roehl Transport for flatbed on 1/19 in Gary Indiana.

Thanks Joe, hope to meet you out on the road sometime ;)

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

Welcome Ian r u in the dorm or hotel I am at the school now I started DEC 15 my name is mike Evans

Hi Mike, I will be in the dorms later this afternoon I will ask for you when I get there.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

I am starting school in Indianapolis on Monday 12th of January, I will be posting daily updates.

OK, I arrived at the Celadon training school today and we assigned my dorm room. Classes start at 8am in the morning, excited to get started.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Going to Celadon

Thanks Old School.So far I am keeping a positive attitude and looking foward to the training.I am also the type of person that hear but don't listen to a lot of negative from elsewhere . I like to make my own judgment as far as important decision making.If not for that,l would not be here now,because of family and friends with those kinds of negative attitudes. I have every intention of making my decision into a positive experience.

Thanks Michael.We may cross paths sometime.

I start at Celadon on Monday January 12th. I am actually over there tomorrow to sort out my dorm.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

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I am starting school in Indianapolis on Monday 12th of January, I will be posting daily updates.

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What school? A company school? Community college? Who?

Celadon Indianapolis.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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My School experience

I am starting school in Indianapolis on Monday 12th of January, I will be posting daily updates.

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