Profile For Andrew C.

Andrew C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Streamwood, IL

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 12 months ago

Andrew C.'s Bio

I'm actually a Paramedic who is thinking about a change and a new career path. I have a great job now with excellent benefits but it's turning in to a job that I don't enjoy going to. I drove for Covenant with an ex girlfriend in 2005 and didn't do it for very long. I don't think I was mature enough at the time for the lifestyle. I'm wondering if that has changed? I wonder if I could pull the trigger on a new way of life and take the gamble of giving up everything I am comfortable with and starting out on a different path... It's weird how you miss it even when it was forever and a day ago. That's why I'm here. Call it a confidence booster, research project, or a momentary pause when I can be something other than what I am day in and day out. I hope to find the answer in time. I wish you all safe travels.

Andrew

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Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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GOT MY CDL!!

Hey everyone just an update I passed my skills and road test and as of 430 yesterday I was Illinois’s newest CDL holder. Thanks to everyone who sent words of encouragement last week when I was pretty down. I’m now spending the weekend getting ready to leave for orientation at HO Wolding on Monday. Thanks again!

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Skills Failed

You all are the best! I feel a lot better after reading some of your stories. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Skills Failed

Thank you Junkyard for the kind words. I honestly really thought I was just gonna go in and knock it out. I then screwed it all to hell lol

Same thing happened to me and most of us...don't stress (yeah right you're thinking)...Guess what? If it takes you 10 times to pass, you still have the same licence we have....good luck.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Skills Failed

Guys I’m having a real crappy day. Went to do the skills portion of the test and messed up the parallel horribly. I’ve been doing it fine all week in the yard and this morning it was like I never drove a truck before. I aced my pre trip though so that’s a good thing. Just really kinda mad at myself. This ever happen to you guys and how did you get over the panicked feeling and doubting yourself?

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Got my first load assignment

Congrats! Thats an awesome way to start!!

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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HO Wolding

In looking back at your start with Wolding how long was it till you got a decent paycheck and was bringing home some cash? Obviously training isn't gonna be a lot but once you got on your own?

Just keeping the wheels turning. Have freight to deliver and money to make, lol

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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HO Wolding

How are things going out there Patrick?

Wolding only sponsors at a few CDL schools in the Midwest. I am pretty sure they are only in WI and IL. It would be something you would learn from the individual CDL schools. The one I went thru you could get sponsored by CR England, CRST, or Roehl.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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HO Wolding

Hey David! Thanks so much for the well wishes. I send them right back to you. Wil-Trans seems pretty awesome I just couldn't be gone that long from home with kids. The recruiter who called me for them was super nice and very honest. I think you made a good choice. This site has been an awesome resource. Believe me just reading stuff on here will put you light years ahead of others in your training class. I am seeing that now. Safe travels and if you need anything that I might be able to help with let me know.

Andrew

Hi Andrew, just wanted to wish you good luck in school! I'm going to be starting my company sponsored CDL Training school in Missouri on Sept. 17th with Wil-Trans. Being on this site has just gotten me more excited and looking forward to starting my new career. I've been taking the tests on here and I'm super glad I have, I really appreciate the availability to do this and it's really helping me retain so mush info for my permit test. Thank you so much for this resource Brett and company! Dave

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No it is not something that is advertised on their website however the school that I go to, 160 Driving Academy has an agreement with them. They front the money for the schooling and I signed a contract to work for them for a year. The school said it’s not something they do a lot though. Maybe they are short drivers in the Chicago region? Maybe an Illinois thing since 160 is exclusively in Illinois. I’m not sure. I had every intention of paying out of pocket and going to them but when they offered the money I gladly accepted. I was going to them anyway. Plus like you and everyone has said I’m staying a year anyway might as well have them pay. In a year I’m free and clear. Hope this helps.

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Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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HO Wolding

No it is not something that is advertised on their website however the school that I go to, 160 Driving Academy has an agreement with them. They front the money for the schooling and I signed a contract to work for them for a year. The school said it’s not something they do a lot though. Maybe they are short drivers in the Chicago region? Maybe an Illinois thing since 160 is exclusively in Illinois. I’m not sure. I had every intention of paying out of pocket and going to them but when they offered the money I gladly accepted. I was going to them anyway. Plus like you and everyone has said I’m staying a year anyway might as well have them pay. In a year I’m free and clear. Hope this helps.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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HO Wolding

Yes... I work for them for a year afterwards.

What exactly is "company sponsored"? Is Wolding actually paying for your school?

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