Profile For Cindy K.

Cindy K.'s Info

  • Location:
    Hartford, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 7 months ago

Cindy K.'s Bio

I've wanted to drive since high school but it wasn't an "appropriate" career choice for a girl.

Yay! I got my license in December 2015. I attended Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. My favorite part of school was the relationships I built with my classmates. As the only female in the class, and the oldest, the guys called me, "Mom". I loved it.

I have been hired by a local company doing P & D. I cannot believe how nervous I am; I keep telling myself, "This is what you trained for, now do it".

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New Life...

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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I DID IT!!! PASSED THE ROAD TEST.....

Congratulations! Woohoo!

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Publicly Funded schools

Thank you Cindy for your experience. One question: did you feel confident in being prepared for the CDL skills test?

Most schools get you "barely" ready for the test. How did you feel on test day?

I was nervous, yet thoroughly prepared, and confident. (I was one of two who struggled the most!)

Thank you.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Publicly Funded schools

Good morning, Sir,

Yes. My experience was nothing less than perfect. I don't know the numbers, but the school is required so many classroom, range, and road hours. We also had a group project, written tests, and other school requirements.

Road days consisted of three instructors with three students in each truck. As our class times were 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, we had about three hours of driving each day, and if someone missed class, it was more time for me. (By the end, three people dropped, so we had two in a truck). The instructors took more time with people who were struggling, and classmates who were getting it, helped others. Sometimes, our personalities conflicted with one instructor, so we would change it up, and learn from someone we connected with.

I especially enjoyed the skid pad training at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. (I finally understand ABS brakes!)

Foundation scholarships at public schools go unused, and no matter what program one is enrolled in, I encourage everyone to take the time to fill out the scholarship application.

Thank you.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Publicly Funded schools

I searched this topic and found two threads from two years ago, so I thought I would share my experience.

I attended Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Their driving program has many different options for class times, and I attended weekends only for 18 weeks. It was a commitment to give up my weekends from August - December, but I thought it was worth it, and was lucky to have a supportive family.

The program cost was about $2700. (Then, $150 to the third party tester) I applied for foundation scholarships, and was thrilled to receive two, which gave me $1250 in return.

The school held two Meet & Greets in which company recruiters came for students to ask questions and make connections. I actually met my employer at one of these Meet & Greets. I got my license December 28, and was hired for local P&D January 9. So far, so good.

Check out the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools website for a school near you.

napftds.org

I hope this info is helpful.

Cindy

Posted:  4 years ago

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I just got my cdl

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Posted:  4 years ago

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Ohio adding Human Trafficking to CDL Training

Not sure why mine and Errol's responses are on this thread twice???

Anyway, I was reading a thread by David H that is results of a survey he created; One question is, "What do you like most about driving an OTR truck?" In the Other category, an answer was, "lot lizards". Seriously? This makes me sick.

Posted:  4 years ago

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How Little Respect We Get

This is quoted from a survey thread I was just reading; "how little respect we get on the road from other vehicles...including our own brethren." Why is this?

Posted:  4 years ago

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New Career Move!

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Your post made me giggle. I am still in school and not looking to go over the road right now due to children at home, but someday I will; for all the reasons you mentioned above.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Finally passed my CDL PTI, Range and Road Test

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That's awesome. I can't wait to know how it feels. Congratulations!

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Thanks! I feel really happy! It is still sinking-in my brain! I see that you are in CDL School. My recommendation to you is that you memorize the pre-trip inspection and keep focus. Good luck to you!

Thank you, Hiram! I am studying, reading, and observing. I even pay attention to trucks when I'm out and about. My daughter asked what I was doing when I pulled over to watch a truck turn a corner! Hahahaha...

Posted:  4 years ago

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Finally passed my CDL PTI, Range and Road Test

That's awesome. I can't wait to know how it feels. Congratulations!

Posted:  4 years ago

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I suck at shifting

I am currently in school and was one of the best shifters on the range. Then, we went on the road, and everything changed. AAgghhh....

I love the input on TT and will use the suggestions above. Thank you.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Ohio adding Human Trafficking to CDL Training

Be observant in your travels.

Truckers Against Trafficking

Modern-day slavery, when it results in people being bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex, is called human trafficking. This video talks about how you can help.

"Truckers are the eyes and ears of our country"

Posted:  4 years ago

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It's official, got my CDL-A today

Congratulations! It is a lot of work, and I have a greater appreciation and respect for anyone with a cdl.

I am currently in school and have found out, you don't just get in and drive!

Posted:  4 years ago

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New cdl permit law

According to the FMCSR section 383.25 (e):

The CLP holder is not eligible to take the CDL skills test in the first 14 days after initial issuance of the CLP."

I do not believe this is new; maybe something the school realized they needed to enforce???

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