Comments By Charles M.

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Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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POLL: OTR Rookie and experienced drivers

Interesting the number of #4 replies

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Buy 500 gal of fuel at Pilot and flying J, get 1 free shower a day.

How do shower credits normally work? do you have to buy a certain amount of fuel to get a shower?

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Cheating?

i agree, and it was TT that made me decide to go into trucking. TT gave what I felt was a balanced picture-- not a bed of roses, not a bed of nails, but certainly not what a few of the other sites had been spewing

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Positive side of team driving?

Lol- thanks for the insight; i am told that at Celadon training, you can kinda sorta pick a co-driver from among the other noobs for when you you come out ofsix week on the road training. Still a crap shoot probably, with hopefully slightly less crap

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Positive side of team driving?

are there any positive aspects to team driving? I'm referring to team driving with just another driver who is not a spouse or significant other

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Anyone have experience with CR England???

Despite some negative posts, take a look at Celadon

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Ignore horror stories?

in less than two weeks I'm gonna be at Celadon's training facility in Indianapolis and some negative posts have popped up; should I ignore these and just try to do the best I can?

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Failed a pre-trip test today. :(

Good luck. Has anyone else had problems with this guy or mentioned their concerns to the school?

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Reports from Company-sponsored training: Quality Drivers Indianapolis IN

i'm headed up to Indy in a week and a half for training and I get both sides of the coin. My impression about most of the schools is that your best learning comes when you're out with your trainer for six weeks, but you you still have to get your CDL-A before you can do that. Being a complete rookie (hell, I've never even sat in tractor), will I get enough time behind the wheel to be able to pass the driving test? Just my humble opinion, but I think even with this less than sterling report, I'm still better off than with the other two choices of company schools I had.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Tough choice to make Swift Vs. Celadon for CST

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An FYI for everyone about Celadon.

I talked to my recruiter today to get my bus ticket and final preps.

She knows one of the reasons I picked Celadon was because I want solo and want to go coast to coast.

This is the last class that after graduation and training will be allowed to drive solo. Starting next class, all graduates HAVE to work as teams after training. At least for the required 120,000 miles. After that, you can go solo she thinks.

I asked her if Celadon was going to a team operation only. She said no. This was just for their school graduates and only till after their required time after training.

I will keep everyone posted if any more information comes my way.

Keep it safe out there. Joe S

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Very important question then, if your required the 120,000 miles but are team driving does that mean you finish paying back faster or is it 120k with you behind the wheel?

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Now I don't work for them but it should be just on your time. Which means your miles drove under your login. 60,000 miles is pretty easy to do and it wouldn't make it "worth it" to them. I mean, you can easily hit that in 6 months and a 6 month contract is unheard of.

So no personal experience with them here. But I can guarantee its 120 not split.

here's how I understand it (starting school Oct 13): you still owe them a year , , but you can either team the first six months (or 120,000) or the full twelve months (240,000)

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