Profile For Sam Herding

Sam Herding's Info

  • Location:
    Appleton, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 6 months ago

Sam Herding's Bio

My 9 month old German Shepard Diesel.

As of September 1st, 2016 I graduated trucking driving program, got my PTDI and MY Class A CDL

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Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Best Truck Driving School in the Country

Yup they are grest and one of the best. The skid pad will awesome.

Yo, "Sam"! I totally second your motion, Fox Valley Tech is awesome! I went there exactly two years ago, and was very impressed with the program. And yes, JakeBrake, we got to do the skid pad. I jackknifed that flatbed so hard, I put the seatbelt to good use. It was fun and sobering at the same time. Made me realize how quickly it can happen, and how bad it would be!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Best Truck Driving School in the Country

It's required to graduate

Roehl sends students there from their cdl program. Did they let you drive the skid pad? That's about the only thing I wanna try just to see what it feels like.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Best Truck Driving School in the Country

People from out of statw go there and they just stay at hotel during the duration

or temporary get a apartment And thusnprogram is 336 hours

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Ummm, Yeah... my name isn't Old School either, but don't let Daniel B know that. smile.gif

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LOL...

The better schools seem to be the state/county education system schools. They also tend to be the least expensive - usually running $2K or under. So they tend to be the most cost-effective (versus the $4-6K "private schools"), but the least "time effective" taking months longer than other courses.

As far as "the best" - most of them tend to be 9-12 week courses (320 hours +), and this is more to fulfill an hours/curriculum requirement set by the dept of education, than necessarily an industry one.

And graduates will still find themselves getting hires at companies that hire "recent graduates", or training companies that do their own in-house CDL courses.

Not knocking your school there Sam. Though I doubt folks are going to move to Wisconsin to attend it either.

Rick

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Best Truck Driving School in the Country

I just graduated, I no longer attend and they have job fairs.

P.s my name isn't Sam, don't want to gice my real name out

Sam, congratulations!

Are they assisting you with job placement? If so, how's that going?

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Best Truck Driving School in the Country

I just finished a 12 week program at one of the top rated Truck Drivng schools in this country. That school is Fox Vally Techincal College in Appleton, Wisconsin, they teach you more stuff then any other school in the country and I by a long shot recommend the place to anyone. It's cheap unlike other schools. Please check out the school, the instructors are very nice and professional and they have some nice trucks. I do recommend thw school if you are oooking for your career as a truck driver.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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2 speeding tickets in the past 3 years, 1 being just under 1 year ago

I wouldn't of been able to attain my CDL or finish school, but i have just done that.

It wasn't doubled. It was classified as a regular speeding ticket and like it said in the post it was reduced to 20. Ibe paid the full amount of $350. Vs $800 or whatever it would've been if it was doubled and i kept my license and this was my personal behicle with regular license. I would've of been able to get my CDL then and i have it now. After the ticket I took a class pn safe drovong and got 2 points extra taken off my license

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Good luck to both of you. When I read this I thought it was a joke. 90 in a construction zone???? Really? And you read the signs cause you knew fines are supposed to be doubled.

Please slow it down and drive safely when you get in a truck. You need to have respect for these huge heavy machines, and respect for those around you that you could kill, including construction workers.

Did you learn anything from the tickets? Cause it doesn't sound like you have. It sounds like you are shrugging them off and THAT can get u killed.

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Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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2 speeding tickets in the past 3 years, 1 being just under 1 year ago

It wasn't doubled. It was classified as a regular speeding ticket and like it said in the post it was reduced to 20. Ibe paid the full amount of $350. Vs $800 or whatever it would've been if it was doubled and i kept my license and this was my personal behicle with regular license. I would've of been able to get my CDL then and i have it now. After the ticket I took a class pn safe drovong and got 2 points extra taken off my license

Good luck to both of you. When I read this I thought it was a joke. 90 in a construction zone???? Really? And you read the signs cause you knew fines are supposed to be doubled.

Please slow it down and drive safely when you get in a truck. You need to have respect for these huge heavy machines, and respect for those around you that you could kill, including construction workers.

Did you learn anything from the tickets? Cause it doesn't sound like you have. It sounds like you are shrugging them off and THAT can get u killed.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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2 speeding tickets in the past 3 years, 1 being just under 1 year ago

It was over listed as 20 over, never was mentioned that it was in a construction zone.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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2 speeding tickets in the past 3 years, 1 being just under 1 year ago

Yes i have applied to many, in fact I'm leaving Sunday afternoon for Minneapolis for orientation for Dart Transit Company on Tuesday, and I have a relative that knows the owner personally so that will I hope work a bit better.

Your record should show it as being whatever the ticket was reduced to. But I'm afraid that's not a whole lot better. Twenty over in a construction zone is going to scare the pants off of trucking companies, and that's your second recent speeding ticket. Not all states label 15+ over the limit as reckless driving but you can be sure all trucking companies do. Safety is everything in this industry. It's going to be tough to overcome those.

Have you been applying for jobs yet? We have an excellent job listing and you can even apply to a whole bunch of jobs with one application:

Truck Driving Jobs

You should be able to find some takers but you might have to be pretty diligent about applying to a lot of places.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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2 speeding tickets in the past 3 years, 1 being just under 1 year ago

back in August of 2013 I got pulled over for going 19 over 84 in a 65 mph zone, but it got reduced to 10 over. October 2015 I got pulled over for going 35 over 90 in a 55 mph zone( construction zone) here's the kicker on that it wasn't doubled. as it says in construction zones. the judge reduced it to 20 over and it wasn't never mentioned as reckless driving, just speeding. will my record show it as 35mph over or 20mph over? I've paid both tickets.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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How does a truck driver protect themselves

But he's a puppy still so he'll still need training on that part. I know the truck and load is insured, but still you would want to protect it at all costs

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Worst city to drive a truck in?

I've been to New York City twice and I hardly saw any trucks in the city ( Manhattan) during the day, I think it's a night thing that trucks are allowed into the Manhattan area

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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How does a truck driver protect themselves

I'm wondering how a truck driver protects themselves from possible highjakings, or other life threatening situation? Anything is possible right? So can't a truck driver have some sort of weapon to prevent this kind of stuff: I'm starting school for my CDL next month, and I was hoping in getting some kind of weapon for my own protection, but I will already have my own weapon as my dog will be my traveling companion, but I want a different weapon to protect both is us

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