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Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Inexperienced 26 yr old male interested in company sponsored otr trainining

I have been wanting to get into otr for several years, mostly for the income potential and sightseeing.

My driving record is something I would like some advice on. In the past 2 years I have been cited for 2 separate speeding incidents.

The first was on the interstate. I believe 88/70 plus the officer said I was "following too closely." I took this to trail and the judge "withheld adjudication." I was sentenced to pay the full fines and attend an 8 hour traffic school.

The latest was 62/45 (nighttime speed limit is different than day time.) The officer also tried to charge me with reckless/careless driving which was dropped by the county for insufficient evidence. My attorney was able to have the judge withhold adjudication but I will have to attend a 12 hour driving school.

My record is clean for 2-3 years before these incidents, but littered with speeding tickets and 2 reckless/careless before that clean stretch.

If my record is sufficiently clean to obtain a cdl, I am looking into Prime. They seem to have a reasonable training program available at little cost to the trainee.

I have read some success stories of guys going through training with Prime and they seem to be doing well.

I'm really looking into the flatbed segment. I have several reasons, including my thought that flatbed will have the least likelihood of having to unload.

If anyone would care to weigh in on my thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks, Dave.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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About to finish up Psd with Prime!

Due to myneck size and bmi , i have to do a sleep study to see if I have sleep apnea, if so, i get a cpap machine to use

I hope not to pry too much with this question, but do you know the particulars about these? I'm currently looking into becoming an otr trainee and my bmi is roughly a 32, which puts me in the obese category. I haven't measured my neck, nor do I know the relation between neck size and sleep apnea.

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