Profile For Jeff B.

Jeff B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Rush, CO

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Fourth Time is a Charm

Congrats!

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Don't Quit!

Thanks Anchorman, that is great motivation and advice. I for one am not giving up on this journey, once I recover from another knee surgery, I plan on getting my cdl another shot.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Jim Palmer Trucking based in Montana

Jeff, I have heard there is a long wait to get into their training program. Do you know if there is any truth to that?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Failed CDL Skills Test For 3rd Time - What Now?

Toonces, I have misplaced the guy's name from Jim Palmer, but as soon as I find it I will let you know. The guy I talked with from Knight, his name is Steven Mcleod. I asked them both basically what if I failed private cdl school, and they both told me that it wouldn't be an issue (but these are recruiters) so hopefully it is true. Maybe Brett or some of the vets will have more info on this type of scenario. I am sure you will get it this time, I have to wait until I am recovered from knee surgery to take mine again. I wish you the best.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Failed CDL Skills Test For 3rd Time - What Now?

Toonces, I too was embarrassed to announce on here that I failed the backing (alley dock) three times, but there is really no need to be. I had to wait 1-2 weeks in between re-tests with no practice and 30 days after the third time. For me I re-injured my knee, so I have to wait awhile after knee surgery to take it a 4th time. Just because I can't practice and I have to wait awhile to re-test, I called around, and to answer your question if a company paid cdl program will accept you if you didn't pass a private school, the answer is yes. I talked with Knight and Jim Palmer and explained everything to them and they told me that it would not be an issue. I wish you the best, and it sounds like they will let you re-test a 4th time, I am sure you will nail it.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Trucking movies

Here is an old one, I wonder if anyone remembers Flatbed Annie and Sweetie Pie?

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Medical question!

Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Medical question!

Hello everyone, I found out today that I need a total knee replacement. Does anyone know if this will disqualify me from driving trucks?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Any suggestions?

Good luck Jim J! Faith is a good thing. I messed up on my second try by over thinking too much.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Any suggestions?

Sight Side

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Any suggestions?

Hi Freebird, good luck to you in school. The school I am going to is a private school here in Colorado only. I hope you understand if I do not name it.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Any suggestions?

Hello everyone, it has been awhile since I have been on here. I started school in late April and should have graduated in May. So here is a little background. It is embarrassing for me to say that I am getting ready to re test for the third time. I have done great on everything except for the backing (alley dock), but here in Colorado it does not matter what you pass, you have to re take everything all over again. The third week of school is when we started to practice backing for four half days, and when there is 3-4 students per truck it is difficult to get time in.

So the day of my first test, I had only practiced alley dock 3 times and I got the alley dock. After I failed that, I was told to come back in 2 weeks and practice the day before and then test the next day. Well I did not even get to practice backing except my offsets and straight line which I have done great with. The second testing try was all on me, again I did great on everything, offsets, straight line, pre trip, and road but I drew SSP which I have done great in practice and I just blew it. Now when I re test for the third time it would be almost three weeks since my second attempt and no practice time in between except for the day before. I hope I do not sound like I am whining or anything, because ultimately this is on me.

I have a lot riding on this and I am not about to give up, If I can get through special training in the military, I know I can get through this, I just need more practice time. So my first question is, is this normal in private cdl schools to wait this long in between tests with no practice? Second, if my third attempt goes south, would it be wise to think about going to company paid cdl school (which I should have done)? Would company paid school even accept me if I walk away from private cdl school? I did ask why I had to wait so long, the response is that we have a lot of students that have failed and trying to get them back on the schedule is difficult. Any advice as always would be appreciated. Thanks for letting me ramble on.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Tractor Man is no longer UNEMPLOYED!

Congrats!

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Frustrated with alleydock ;(

Flatie I tested yesterday and I also fudged the alley dock, now I have added extra 3 days to my school. Hang in there, I know it is frustrating but like G-town mentioned, it just might be a blessing in disguise.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Christian truck drivers

Great thread, add me to the list of fellow believers. I am not a truck driver yet, I tested yesterday in school but I fudged my alley dock, I retest Wednesday and Lord willing, I will have no issues.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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I PASSED

Congrats!

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Permit Test...

Congrats!

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Week 2 is in the History Books

Glad things are going well for you. Great advice, and it is so true, we have one in our class that is struggling because he does not study, or pay attention and just acts like he can squeak by. There is so much information in such a short time. For those that are getting ready to go to cdl school, take Tractor Man's advice to heart.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Update!

Good luck! I am 45 and I understand your feelings on changing careers, however with me, I had no choice. I have one more week of school and I head to Schneider myself, who knows we may cross paths soon.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Today Tractor Man is HAPPY MAN!

Glad it is going well for you.

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