Profile For CJ

CJ's Info

  • Location:
    Platte City, MO

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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On the bus to Prime!

Best of luck!

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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The time has come.

Well the time has come. The classes to get my license. The financial sacrifices my family and I have made and the time commitment my family and I have commited for the first year of Otr. It is now time. I lay in bed ready to sleep since tomorrow begins my new career. No more teacher, no more financial advisor or banker. Time to be a great TRUCK DRIVER!!! I am about to sleep and start my orientation tomorrow with Roehl Flatbed. Thanks for the wise advice and training on this site and hope to see you out there soon!

-CJ-

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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To prepare for the examination does trucker truth have the actual questions and answers from the tests?

Everyone is correct! Not sure if they were exact but I studied the training before I went to school. It was a week of the manual 1st. I could have slept through it. I didn't know exactly what sections to study online so I did all of them and guess what? I went ahead and did all 6 test! All endorsements minus passenger bus. ๐Ÿ˜œ missed 3 questions total. The training here is phenomenal. I've been telling the people in the class to use it instead I the instructor.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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On the trainer's truck at Melton!

Congrats Josh! Sounds like you're just working out the bugs. Sure you will get it a become a rock star. I was going to try flatbed at TMC but was worried about the testing. (Haha) if I didn't pass it I would be out of there. I finally decided to try flatbeding at Roehl. If I do not get through that I can just switch divisions with them. I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying flatbeding. I've been excited since I made the decision to push for flatbeding. Glad everyone is treating you well.

Stay safe out there.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Can't decide!

Congrats!!!! Good luck on your new career

Thanks! Can't wait.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Can't decide!

Just a quick update since I'm excited. I took and passed my test today for my cdl. I officially have my cdl with tankers, double, triples and hazmat once my fingerprints come back. (Already took the test) just thrilled to have passed backing and road test (silly alley dock ๐Ÿ™ˆ) anyways just thought I would pass on the update and say I start my orientation week on sept 15 and can't wait. Thanks TT this site had been a big help!

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Can't decide!

Thanks. I think I have dropped TMC even though they were at the top for me. I'm 39 and not necessarily in the best shape so I feel flatbed is not for me. Kind I have it down I Roehl and maverick now. Just going over more benefits. Maverick does not match 401K but other than deductible the insurance coverage is nice. Oh well need to focus on my cdl anyway haha. Day 2 of driving the big rig today and the instructors said we are rocking. Hope they are not just being nice.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Can't decide!

Thanks so much for the responses. Everyone on this site is tremendously helpful and I love it. Only trucking forum I really listen to. I'm have put a list of questions together to ask and am sure I will be ok with whatever company I choose. After all I will still be driving. ๐Ÿ‘thanks again. I will let you know who I choose and will see ya out there.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Can't decide!

About to finish CDL school and have been stressing and racking my brain and doing research to figure out what company to go with. I've narrowed it to four companies but am now stuck. I want to go where I will stay for a year or even longer if possible. My companies left are TMC Transportation, Roehl Transport, Werner Transport and Maverick Transportation. Would appreciate any pros or cons you have. I understand it really comes down to what company is best for the individual but I do appreciate the input. Thanks.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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LTL Trucking - My linehaul job

I'm glad this LTL job has worked for you. I have an interview coming up with a great LTL company in my area. They require 1 yr experience but I must have done something right because they contacted me and want to set the interview.

Said if I do well in my school then I would have a great shot at the line haul position. He said since I don't have the otr experience that they would probably start me in the yard moving trailers for them and then get me with a driver for line haul training. Supposed to be $22/hr while in yard and training then .54 cpm once solo. I sure hope this works out.

I was able to test for all my endorsements in the same day I did my cdl testing. I still need the fingerprinting done for hazmat but have already done the written test at the dmv. Was told by the customer service lady that I cannot do the fingerprint until I receive my actual cdl. That's Okay because I just finished week one of training today. Start yard work and driving on Monday.

Thanks again for posting about LTL! It allowed me to learn much more about that part of the business.

CJ

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Headed to training. Excited and very nervous!

Thanks for the replies all! Just a quick update. Thanks to the online training on here, I was able to spend 2 1/2 days at a school that only teaches the 3 test for your class A.

I can say that I tested today and for all written exams I passed General, combo, air brakes, doubles/triples, tankers and hazmat!!! Out of 6 test I missed a total of 3 questions. THANKS FOR THE TRAINING!!! Can't wait for road training and starting my new career as a Trucker!

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Headed to training. Excited and very nervous!

Thanks so much for all the advice! In my first day of training and already know everything their teaching thanks to the online training here! It is awesome. Can't wait for yard time. CJ

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Headed to training. Excited and very nervous!

Thanks Mikki,

This cdl training on the site makes me feel more prepared. Learning a lot. It also makes me a bit nervous with all the braking and everything else. I'm sure I will get the hang of it once in the truck. See ya out there!

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Headed to training. Excited and very nervous!

Hey all.

My name is CJ and I signed up for cdl training last week with a private school about 45 mins from here. I will be commuting daily. Class is from 6-6. I am doing this career change fast and am trying to make sure I am prepared. I actually start Monday the 11th which is less than a week after I talked to them. Last one in the class of 6.

I have been studying the high road training material and am acing the quizzes. Just real nervous about passing everything. I have seen the pre trip is extremely difficult. I kind of had my head in the sand as I have always been good in school and thought the DOT physical would be the hard part. Whew after looking at this site and half way through all the material was I wrong.

I posted this because I wanted to get any help I could as far as tips to increase my chances of being successful in training. Also if anyone knows that once placed with a company after private training do you head out to the company right away or usually wait a few weeks? I'm sure this differs from company to company.

Any advice for a 39 year old newbie with a late career change as the sole bread winner for wife and two kids (college and middle school) would be extremely helpful. Thanks for your time and hope to see you soon.

Corey (CJ)

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Pondering Truck Driving Career

Hey, good luck to you. Hope you get the information you need at orientation. I am 39 and recently lost some of my work due to some recession issues and have decided to start a career in trucking after much research and talk with my wife. Like you I would like to start regional or local and prefer LTL. I know that may not be reasonable to start but am keeping my eyes open. I decided to go with a private company that job places with about 15 companies. I am extremely nervous about passing all the test since this is ultimately all or nothing for the family since I put money up for the school. I want to thank this site as I have been working on the practice test so far. I start my class on monday so my fingers are crossed. Hope to see some of you on the road shortly. Best of luck in your decision!

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