Rookie Solo Driver
I currently hold a NJ Class B CDL and am working towards obtaining my Class A. For quite a few years I been looking for people just willing to teach me how to drive using their trucks. After getting fed up I learned that my local school district offered FREE training for driving a school bus. I figured what the hell it's getting me closer to driving a Tractor Trailer.
So, I applied for the position was told to get my permit and pass the written test and they will get me to pass the road test. So I did just that, I paid $125 for my permit, passed general knowledge, air brakes, passenger and school bus endorsements, paid $70 for my physical and $86 for my background check. Handed all the information to the District Transportation Manager where she set me up with a trainer and within 2 weeks I passed my road test.
Long story short, I didn't end up working for the school district something about the School Board not wanting to hire me. So instead I have been with STA for over a year.
I really started looking into trucking schools in the past few months. I have since paid $40 for my new permit and passed Combination, Doubles/Triples, Tanker and HazMat all thanks to this site.
I have been in school since August 10th and am still there working on passing the road test. I made it as far as the road portion on my first test and on my second and third attempts I didn't make it past alley dock. On my fourth attempt I passed. That was on December 10th.
On December 20th I left New Jersey to start driving for MCT which is a division of Comcar. In early February I passed the company road test and was assigned my own truck and I have been soloing since.