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    6 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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So much for trucking. ..

Thanks for the encouragement guys. spoke with the school I plan on attending and they're willing to get out as many apps as possible before I start they been very accommodating.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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So much for trucking. ..

You might have to get hired on local (like a farmer's Co-op) or something like that. Some schools do help, because some companies ask schools if there are students looking for work. I had to put in a lot of apps after I was fired from my first company.

Where are you at?

Dave

Not far from you. In Bellevue ne. I'm truly heart broken right now. Not sure what to do from here on out. Really wanted otr. Thanks for you replies. Sucks. That there can be changes in ppls lives and can't get another chance . I guess it comes down to the.old addage "you make your bed, you lie in it". Guess I'm lying in **** now.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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So much for trucking. ..

Put in an app for pre hire to werner. Got a call this morning and they wanted to ask a few questions.told them my last DUI was in 2001 and I've had a total of four with that said they said there was no way they would hire me.so I called a few other companies and got the same response. local school claims that they can get me pre-hire letters but I am very cautious.any ideas or suggestions would help but I don't see this as 2 coming to fruition.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Negotiating with new company

The question derives from my sales and purchasing background. Always looking to save or make money depending on the situation. I don't know if I should pit company a's offer agains company's b.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Negotiating with new company

As a newbie thinking ahead how do negotiations work, if any. I understand about getting several pre hires but when you talk to different recruiters the offers are going to be somewhat different. The reason I ask is companies offer X amount to pay for schooling, usually 150.00 per month. I have a grant from the WIA program which Obama will suck up. So, If they don't pay that back they keep the cash, Would it hurt to say you were willing to pay the students who paid out of pocket, pay me additional cents per mile? Hope this was clear enough, also anything else negotiable? Thanks, Ron

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Paid tranining inquiries

Ron, I too have applied for the WIA program a little over a week ago. I talked to my agent and he told me it could take up to 6 months to get it, if I get it. I am hoping I can because I would like to go to school before I start my career but I don't want to wait 6 months. Hope it works out for me as it did for you. Im in West Virginia. not sure if that matters. Any way congrats. Doc

Replied to your post, keep calling and bugging the hell out of him. Ron

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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New here with some questions

Gerald, I am by no means an expert, but I've been reading these forums for months. Dui that long ago won't be a problem. I just posted on the WIA program which I just fouond out that I was approved. I don't know what state your in but the 2 local driving schools told me to constantly call your case worker to "keep your file on top". Well I'm in Nebraska which means a lower population. Which also means less workload than Houston, KC, you get what I'm saying.It took me 2 weeks here to get funded. Again, I would probably call your case worker every day to check on progress. Good luck, Ron

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Is 52 Too Old To Start a Trucking Career

This is my first post, so It might as well be about whether I'm too old to start something like this. :)

My background is in my profile.

I'm in good health and feel like I should be able to give it a try.

Any advice?

AJ

Got you beatI'm 54. Drive on. Good luck, Ron

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Paid tranining inquiries

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I have seen a lot of people looking for company paid training. I just recieved a grant from the workforce investment act through the state of nebraska. It is a government grant for unemployed or underemployed individuals. I went on the nebraska unemployment website http://www.dol.nebraska.gov/ and did a little homework. Discoverecd it is for all states. Here is a link to the US Dol. .http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/act.cfm It took me 2 weeks to get funded and I have up to 30 months to utilize the grant. Hope this helps. Ron

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Way to be proactive and kick start your career instead of sitting around whining about why the gubment isn't doing enough to help you like a lot of people these days..

I've been unemployed for a couple of years and didn't apply for unemployment insurance. But with my circumstances coming to a close it was time to start looking for a job. Discovered the WIA program on the state website. Figured I would at least put it to good use. Or i could sit around and be a professional welfare recipient. Sorry, shouldn't go there. Ron

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Paid tranining inquiries

I have seen a lot of people looking for company paid training. I just recieved a grant from the workforce investment act through the state of nebraska. It is a government grant for unemployed or underemployed individuals. I went on the nebraska unemployment website http://www.dol.nebraska.gov/ and did a little homework. Discoverecd it is for all states. Here is a link to the US Dol. .http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/act.cfm It took me 2 weeks to get funded and I have up to 30 months to utilize the grant. Hope this helps. Ron

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Schools and Companies.......

I have seen over the past few days more than a few people saying "I have heard to many bad things this company or that school"....

First I will say...NO you have not 'heard' anything. How could you? You are sitting at home behind your computer and not out here on the road. You are reading information posted on some other forums board that ANYONE can post on including anyone that wants to post negative stuff about a company they filed with and was fired.

To use an expression that people are saying now a days "They got fired cause they screwed up and now they are "butt hurt" cause trucking was not like the movies they grew up watching and they are mad at everyone but the one person they should be mad at....themselves.

Want to know why the training companies get a bad rap? Because there are thousands of people going through training across the US right now that have a grandiose idea of what trucking should be like for them. When they either fail out of training or quit cause its not what they thought it was or the money is not as good as they were told....or god forbid they actually had to actually work for the first time in their life the first thing they will do is run off and tell anyone that will listen their version of what happened and how they were screwed over and not given a chance. The truth of the matter is about 95% of the people that are fired or quit was because of something they did or failed to do. In trucking you will be pushed longer and harder than most any other job in the world with little to no reward or recognition. At times you will feel like you are being thrown to the wolves. You just have to suck it up cause your an adult and at least by this time have learned 'problem solving skills' that you will have to put to use.

This is why we,Trucking Truth, exist. We are here to help new drivers get a good start along the path of driving a truck but we can not hold your hand. All we can do is lay a hand on your shoulder and try to guide you along the right path.

Unlike those people that have an axe to grind on the 'other forums' I don't. I am working. I have a job. A dang good driving job which is about as close to a dream job as one can get in the trucking industry. I have no reason to lie to new people that come here looking for help. No one on this site has a hidden agenda. We help new people cause we WANT to.

So people can run off to the other negative websites and read all you want to there but please don't come back here saying you heard this and that about certain companies or schools cause you will get the standard response of "Oh you are on THAT other site".

Guy,you are a huge asset to this forum. Absolutly no BULL**** in any of your replies to any post. Can't tell you how refreshing that is. I don't know the relationship between you and Brett but you are an absolute commodity to this website. I've only posted a couple of times and only in the infancy of my journey which won't begin for a few weeks yet. Kudos to you and keep shootin' straight from the hip. Keep the sugar coating out. Be safe, Ron. '

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Woo Freakin Whooo

Thanks guys, like I said it will be a while before I start. But will keep you aprised of my journey. Ron

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Trying to decide on a career change in to trucking

< I'm sure I will take a pay cut if I do this, but I don't think I can put a dollar figure on my sanity. I have always wanted to give it a try.

I've always told my kids that it's not worth the money if you're not happy.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Woo Freakin Whooo

Got my grant from the Nebraska workforce investment act. I've been unemployed for a few years and went to the dept. of labor website. Applied 2 weeks ago and got the phone call that I have been granted the funds. There are two local schools which I have an appointment next week to visit each. BRETT I WILL HAVE THE CDL TRAINING ON THIS SITE COMPLETED BEFORE I START. It will be about a month or so before I can start due to commitments watching my grandkids til my daughter graduates from college this spring (woo hooo again). Thanks to all from what I have learned so far. The questions will be coming (but not before i research it here first!)Thanks again to all of you for your informantion. I feel like an 18 yr old getting his first 10.00 hr job. Ron

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