Profile For Dawn G.

Dawn G.'s Info

  • Location:
    Norristown, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 1 month ago

Dawn G.'s Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Prime Inc

So Mikki, who did you end up going with?

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Newbie and want to take classes part time while keeping the night job

Update:

I went to another company call Solomon and Smith Trucking company, it a minimum deposit of $1,000 and you can either pay as you go or monthly payment via in house finance which come up about $117 a month and it extended up to 18 months. The lady in the office also said sometime companies offer to pay off the balance or the whole tuition.

So, my faith is back and I'll be working on a game plan to come up with $1,000 fast. Since I cant buy the house for another six months, this will help me save more toward the classes.

But then again do Credit Unions let you borrow money for truck driving classes?

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Newbie and want to take classes part time while keeping the night job

Update:

I went to another company call Solomon and Smith Trucking company, it a minimum deposit of $1,000 and you can either pay as you go or monthly payment via in house finance which come up about $117 a month and it extended up to 18 months. The lady in the office also said sometime companies offer to pay off the balance or the whole tuition.

So, my faith is back and I'll be working on a game plan to come up with $1,000 fast. Since I cant buy the house for another six months, this will help me save more toward the classes.

But then again do Credit Unions let you borrow money for truck driving classes?

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Newbie and want to take classes part time while keeping the night job

So, I'm a bit bum out. Went to see Allstate Career and they said until I pay down my student loans, I can only get 5200 toward the tuition which mean paying 714 a month for six months.

The only other option I can think of is sign up with a company and leave my job completely and forget buying a house at the moment.........blah! If only I had decided to do this when I was laid off!!!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

If someone is a newbie...............

That explain why they are the way they are. I did more research since this post and will be meeting with Allstate Career and after that make more phone calls. Thanks yall, I'll keep you posted.

PS When I told my Realtor what I was going to be doing she cheered me on and said to let her know when I'm done with classes, she know people in the business that may connect me :-)

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Ladies....its time for some ideas and feedback from our women who have already gone thru school and are out on the road !!

That a good idea! I love leggings because they dont sit on top of my stomach like my jeans do. So if I'm driving for a long period of time, I need things to not sit on my stomach. lol

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

If someone is a newbie...............

You would think people that work in the office at the truck driving school would know if you never done this before that more than likely you would not know what the difference between Class A and Class B. All I know so far is that I'm not going for flat bed and I want a "no touch freight". Everything else is to learn as I go

And who the heck got $5000 to give upfront????

Sorry for the newbie vent

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Where to start/ what to look for and what to watch out for

This is exactly what I'll be doing!!! Were you able to find some answers?

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Prime Inc

So Prime is not a good company to go with, seem like.........

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Ladies....its time for some ideas and feedback from our women who have already gone thru school and are out on the road !!

So leggings is a no-no? They are like the only thing I find comfortable when sitting in one spot for a long period of time.....

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Newbie and want to take classes part time while keeping the night job

Hi Mikki,

Thanks for the encouragement, I did look at the CDL comparative and so far in my area it look like it Prime but it doesnt say if they have part time hours or part time classes. So, when I get home I'll give them a call to get more information. I hope they not the only one that is close by me. Otherwise, I'll have to come up with another plan on making this work

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Newbie and want to take classes part time while keeping the night job

Hello ladies!!!

Well basically I need to keep my night job in order to pay bills and finish the process of buying a house but at the same time I need to get the heck out of working with co-workers but still need to maintain a lifestyle :-)

Are there any part time classes? Can I realistically make it work?

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More