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Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Prime vs swift vs millis

I just wanted to do this on here Ha, ha, ha! lol! dancing-dog.gif I am really grateful to have chatted with all of you! : D

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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But still a stronger gut feeling is telling me to spend as little as possible to get the CDL...just in case! ; D

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Thank you Kenny P. for sharing your experience and observations! I think that life can teach us more than a book, or a list of facts on a website can! What you said speaks volumes!!! I would just select any school and "go for it" if I had more to fall back on. I just have a gut feeling that I need to be more careful with how I invest my money this time around. Also, I know that everyone's perspective on things can be different. There were a ton of posts on prime or millis vs this or that on trucking truth...but very few people have actually matriculated at one of the schools' and had something to say about it...that is...except for you and maybe a handful of others. I am glad that you are determined to get your CDL and realize that timing was an issue and that maybe it was not the best time to enroll then, but that there may be a more opportune time to earn you CDL either now or in the future. There is a season for everything and each day brings forth new opportunities..I don't know why, but for some reason my gut tells me to go to the institution that offers the most thorough/best quality training (carrier or college) , rather than go to the one that offers the most pay, but not necessarily the best training.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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I hear you Chris! I would rather not withdraw any money out of my savings for the program..But, I if it comes to being absolutely necessary...then I will have to do what I must do.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Yes, Errol V., I meant the permit/training certificate...I believe it's the one that a person should get before obtaining a CDL- A.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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I read that a CDL obtained from a community college or private school is widely respected or recognized by truck companies, whereas a cdl obtained from a carrier might not be...However, I think that a year or two of OTR truck driving experience would make a candidate more attractive to reputable carriers than just a CDL with no experience..even if the candidate is graduating from a reputable school. I am hoping that all of this is the "truckingtruth" and other readers probably are too.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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I read that a CDL obtained from a community college or private school is widely respected or recognized by truck companies, whereas a cdl obtained from a carrier might not be...However, I think that a year or two of OTR truck driving experience would be a desired requirement of most reputable carriers....regardless of where a CDL is earned.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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I wonder Chris, if you had a job offer or two, or three, or four ..lol! before graduation. Congrats on graduating! I've read that many people who were in the HCC CDL training program got prehired or were hired before graduation..impressive..would've been more impressive if HCC posted the percentage of graduates employed after graduation, or offered job placement. Again San Jacinto College , Lonestar, and i think i recall ATDS, made public such stats. But that's college - If I could finally get some funding from Workforce Solutions I would have gone to Lonestar (out of the three) even though HCC is the one that is PTDI certified. Funding has not come and probably won't come for quite some time..and I need to get going sometime soon (within the next three months not after three months)..and don't want to take money out of savings to pay for other expenses while at a community college..so a company based training program is logically my best bet...

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Lonestar has a professed 98% job placement rate, and I read a San Jacinto College flyer last winter that said that San J. has a near 100% job placement rate (but that could be a range of 90 to 100%). I called Houston Community College Last week and the recruiter said that the school (although PTDI certified) does not offer job placement, but that recruiters stop by to advertise/ hand out flyers....

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Thanks Dude! I totally understand what you are saying and trust that other people that are learning from these posts are hearing you out too. The more training the better, and I am glad that Prime's training is about as long as most of the community colleges' programs in my area (only one of which posted its job placement rate on its website - namely Lone Star) !

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