Profile For William K.

William K.'s Info

  • Location:
    Dallas, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 6 months ago

William K.'s Bio

About to retire from the Navy in June and looking around for information about the different schools and companies.

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Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Company talking to family

I'm retiring from the military if that makes a difference for some reason.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Company talking to family

I understand about references, but the recruiter specifically asked for family. That's the strange part to me.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Company talking to family

I've been speaking with a recruiter from Jim Palmer. Everything's looking good so far, but she threw me off a little when she asked for the contact information for two people I'm close to. I assume this is to make sure they understand the career I'm trying to get into or something along those lines. Thoughts?

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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When to apply

So I've been leaning heavily toward Prime, Jim Palmer or Wil Trans for their one on one training for new drivers. I was looking at the Jim Palmer website and wanted to see what kind of information they wanted on their online application. I didn't finish and submit it, but a recruiter still called me. She pretty much verified everything I've seen already with the training and pay. But the most important thing she told me was about when to apply.

30 days out. They check your records (employment, criminal, driving, etc). If you apply before 30 days out, they'll have to recheck everything. I could see this going for other companies as well.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Jim Palmer

Are you retired with tri care? If not check their healthcare. It's a weakspot. My GF sells insurance so It wasn't a issue for me.

Yes, I'll be retired with Tricare. The one year contract isn't a big deal for me since almost any, if not all, company offering training will require a contract.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Out of state company training

I'm moving back to Texas after retiring from the Navy. If I go with a company whose training is in another state, I understand I would have to get that state's license. How would it work without having a residence in that state? Would I just use the company's address or get a PO box? It should be simple enough to switch it back Texas when I get the chance.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Jim Palmer

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Jim Palmer

I finally came across this company in my research and saw the 1 on 1 training for 40k miles. Really? No other students? And they have the veteran apprenticeship program? Sounds to good to be true.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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$35k annualy, x0.66(taxes) / 12 months /4 weeks /70 hours = $6.85 an hour after tax? Is that right?

This thread actually brings up yet another question. For trucking companies, do you pay state taxes on where you live or where the company is headquartered?

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Looking like Stevens

The more I look around, the more it looks like Stevens would be the best fit. It looks like they're the company closest to home (an hour South of Dallas) who offers the CDL training and vet apprenticeship program. Anyone work/worked for Stevens know how often their academy runs? That seems to be the question I can't find the answer to for any company so far.

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