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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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First thing you should do before going to school.

Did you return your book and get your money back?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Can a private CDL school lose their funding?

I believe that is what happen they lost their funding from the state to be an approved school. I am trying to find the story I read so I can post the link.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Can a private CDL school lose their funding?

Does it matter if a trucking school has lost their funding? Is it like a college that's not accredited? And the diploma isn't worth the paper its written on?

There is a CDL school in Iowa that I heard lost their funding and students bailed because the students said the diploma wouldn't be worth the paper its written on. The CDL school has sued the students and the students are using the lost funding as their defense and a few other issues with the school.

I find this interesting because a private school would charge 4K+ and hand a student a diploma. To me it would be like going to college and be halfway through the course the school lost its accreditation.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Cooking bacon in a truck

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Why not get the pre-cooked bacon you can toss in the microwave? I eat it all the time and it's quick, 30sec's and wont smell up the truck. Plus it would be a lot safer. They also make pre-cooked sausage you can pick up for 1.00 for a package of 8.

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Three reasons why I can't do that:

1. Ewwww.

2. I wouldn't be able to cook my eggs and toast my bagel in the yummy bacon grease.

3. Eeeewwwwwwwwww.

LOL it's really not that bad and to be honest its really good. Keep cooking bacon in your truck and you'll make some friends and maybe attract some lot lizards. HAHA

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Pay scales

Check Blue Rhino, I know they pay well. Also there is a propane company out of MO that starts at 25/hour and goes up to 32/hour for a route delivery driver. I will look tonight at school and get the name.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Cooking bacon in a truck

Why not get the pre-cooked bacon you can toss in the microwave? I eat it all the time and it's quick, 30sec's and wont smell up the truck. Plus it would be a lot safer. They also make pre-cooked sausage you can pick up for 1.00 for a package of 8.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Why did you become a trucker?

The challenge of driving something really heavy , really long, really tall, and bends in the middle is what lured me originally. Most average people look at it as "all you do is drive" but there's so much more to it.

Plus they give me an air horn! I mean how cool is that!

So you ride a horse? LOL

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Career Change Forthcoming

OK, let me clarify something, of course there will be home time in that year, its not like you/in would be out for a year straight. LOL just wanted to add that because after I hit submit it didn't sound right. :) :) :)

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Career Change Forthcoming

Ryan,

Your in the same boat as me, I start CDL school tonight!! but I am paying for mine. I am div with a 10 year old daughter that will be tough to be away from but I look at the bigger picture. 1 year OTR and hope to get something closer with more home time is a small price to pay.

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Career Change Forthcoming

Welcome, I can only comment on what I have read on here and by doing my own research. Don't expect to be making any sort of BIG money, I think your looking at this backwards, A LOT of people do OTR first for a year. There's something about 1 year OTR magic number. I have looked at local/regional routes and they ALL what 1-2 years OTR experience.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Leaving tomorrow for Prime orientation and training.

Hey Logan, bet you wished OP made it more clear before you took the time to write all that. :) :) :)

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Just recieved an email from Prime

I submitted a pre-hire about 2 weeks ago and just received an email saying to give them a called because their very interested. I don't start CDL school till Monday and wont be done till Nov 5th because I am going PT in the evenings. I do know when I talk to them I have to get my previous jobs and addy's line up in proper order. Hate to miss something or accidently leave something out just to get nailed on it later.

Do they look at app's differently if you all ready have your CDL-A and not looking to go through their school from scratch? I have also looked at Warner but weary about putting in a pre-hire because of all the neg reviews but since I live in Omaha where they are based it might be a good option. I have pre-hires at GO, Crete and schinder.

Any other advice?

My top 3 1. Prime 2. GO 3. Crete

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Starting trucking school and have a location question

But since the school in NE has their own CDL driving examiner's would I have to go to IA to take the driving test and get a IA CDL-A?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Starting trucking school and have a location question

I start school this Monday, I was thinking of moving back home for 3-4 months to help save money and pay for my CDL classes, but the issue is they live in another state even though it's on the NE/IA border. Can I still take my CDL in NE even though I would be living in IA 10 mins from NE? Or would it be easier to use my Aunts addy in NE?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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My student driver landed himself in hot water. Almost fired!

I think you handled it GREAT!! You laid out the law and was firm. It's his responsibility to take it from here but from his past actions he wont last long in this industry. Granted he's 22 and not much life experience but there's a difference between being irresponsible and being inconsiderate.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

OK my turn,

I start truck driving school this coming Monday :)

Went to college right out of HS, earned a PhD in Mechanical engineering with a minor in English. Been in my field for 20+ years and I am tried of people and feel I am at the top of my profession and have no where to go, as I type this I am avoiding work. LOL

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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How to figure out address history

Very cool!! THANKS!!!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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How to figure out address history

Ok, this my sound like a silly question but how do future employees look at addy history? One wanted 5 year history. Well in the past 5 years since my divorce. I have moved 7-8 times. Of course with that many moves I don't remember months/years.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Layed over...

WOW, what company do you work for?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Making a good choice?

Sounds like you have a plan, like a lot of people I also have a college education, I have a duel degree a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a masters in English. Call me Doctor. LOL but PLEASE DON'T, if I hear that one more time I think I would pull my hair out. HAHA My family always said, get a education, it's just what you do. As I type this I am getting ready to go to work and sit at my desk and join the rat race for another week, I feel I am at the top of my field and after 20+ years I am DONE!! I cant stare at the same walls, look at another set of blue prints and listen to other people bitc*ing. I start trucking school in a few weeks. I cant wait for the day I walk into my bosses office and say SEE YA!!

Sorry if I missed the post but did you find a company to work for?

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