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    3 years, 3 months ago

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Trying to do the damn thang...

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Posted:  3 years ago

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General Knowledge for A and B

Brett,

I spoke with the instructor at the school. He said all I have to do is take the general knowledge for class A. Which one of the listed items under High Road Training Program is for the General Knowledge test? Thank you

No, you don't have to take GK if you already have a class B. All you have to take is Combination plus any endorsements you want.

Posted:  3 years ago

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General Knowledge for A and B

I know this may be a silly question but. I took my G.K test and skills and passed and now have my Class B license. I am thinking about going back to school to get my class A. When I get to school, will I have to study and take the G.K. again in order to obtain my class A? Is the class A & B G.K. test the same?

Thanks again for all your help folks.

All I had to take was Combination to upgrade from B to A. I already had airbrakes on my B.

Posted:  3 years ago

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WESTERN EXPRESS

I just wanted everyone to know I started at Western express on Sunday finished my orientation and passed all my load securement tests .. I thoroughly have enjoyed everything about this company I read horror story after horror but this company has been great. They own their own hotel. You get breakfast , lunch, and dinner for free.

The staff are very friendly and more then helpful. Tomorrow I leave for my 2 weeks otr training. Thank you Western.

Which training location? I've heard no free dinner and lunch is a bottle of water, bag of chips, and ham on a bun.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Question about trucking companies that train for an upfront fee?

Check your local community college for a program. I attended one for less than $1000, 6 students, tons of drive time, and 8 weeks long.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Pretrip Inspection (Or How I Figured Out I'm Going To Need To Study REALLY Hard)

You don't have to know how things work, you just have to know the components and say that they are properly secured, no leaks, and no damage. Those are the key words that apply to just about everything. Of course knowing how they all work is good to know later on when you are actually pretripping your truck.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Overwhelmed

I haven't been on here in a few months but I just got my CDL last Thursday and I graduate my school on Friday. I've applied to several dozen companies and have had 4 call me back and are trying to move me forward with orientation. USXpress, May Trucking, Super Service, Wil-Trans are the 4. I'm a little overwhelmed on which one to move forward with. I'm leaning more towards May or Wil-Trans. Should I go with the one that pays the most after I go solo? which would be Wil-Trans (.40/cpm)

Posted:  3 years ago

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Trying To Get On With Prime

What does the pope have to do with anything?

Posted:  3 years ago

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Poor man training

Try your local community colleges. The cdl program at the one I attend is less than $1000 for state residents.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Stop Waitress Shocked After Truck Driver Writes This On The Receipt After Dinner

Awesome but did he eat $89 worth of food?

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Hello and question

You can work 14 hours a day, only 11 driving.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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18-year-old female... Is there hope?

You may know this already, but at 18, you can only do intrastate. You must be 21 to do interstate.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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SWIFT Driving Acadamey Memphis, TN AUG '15

This is why I chose a community college program. 8 weeks long, only 6 in the class, and much much cheaper.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Transferring to Texas

Does anyone have information about transferring a CDL from Louisiana to Texas. Process, costs, testing (Especially Hazmat), etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

I'm pretty sure it's similar to other states. Prices are probably different. For me to transfer a class B from Colorado to Mississippi was $85. 25 application fee, 55 for the 5 year cdl, and $5 for Passenger endorsement. Each endorsement is 5 bucks.

A quick google search and you will find your fees. I was feeling nice. :) You're welcome. https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/fees.htm (link thingy isn't working)

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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HireRight Report and 10 year MVR

I was under the impression that MVR covers your complete driving record for every license you've had.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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We have a video game!

There is this too. Been out for awhile. http://store.steampowered.com/app/12520/

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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We have a video game!

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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We have a video game!

Anyone seen this thing yet? Bet it can't compare to the real thing!

https://youtu.be/ficMiV3AfuE

Yeah it's still in Alpha/Beta testing. The same company makes Euro Truck Simulator which has been out for years.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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CDL perment

So I am making the biggest change in my life next month and getting into trucking. I decided on Prime as the company I want to start with.

Now my question is is it better to get your cdl permit before you start training or should I wait until I go in for training and take it in the state I will be training in? I been studying and I am ready to take it now.

When I take the test for my cdl perment can I take the test for my hazmat endorsement right then or do I need to wait until I take the test for the cdl license?

Is there a driving test for the permit or just a written test? I haven't been behind the steering wheel of a truck yet.

Any suggestions y'all have will be much appreciated. :)

It would probably be best to knock it out before you go. It's just written. Passenger, School bus, and Tanker are the only 3 endorsements allowed on permit.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Pets while trucking

My dog is going on the road with me. she has been by my side for 5 years now, not just going to giver her up. I'm everything to her and vise-versa. She's been all around the country with me already, so she will be good.

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