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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Celadon Driving Academy

When I was there earlier in the year, I had both of them. Jeff on the range and Joker for the 90

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Orientation at western express

I leave Sunday as well for orientation at their Nashville terminal on the 5th. I've heard horror stories, but I'm gonna give them a chance

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Starting Career over at Western Express

Last time I spoke to Celadon, they wanted me to start right back where I left, even with paying them.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Starting Career over at Western Express

I think he means at Celadon they make you to team for a while after you've completed the initial phase of your training.

Exactly, no matter how you come in, they seem to want to team you up for 6 months or 120,000 miles. I don't mind teaming during training, it's just the additional time afterwards I don't think I could handle.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Starting Career over at Western Express

I would go back to Celadon were it not for fact that you are forced to team. I'm a big guy, and I need my space, and two people in a truck for more than a couple months would be too much for me.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Starting Career over at Western Express

I think what I'm worried about most is my backing. I can drive forward just fine, it's that backwards thing I never got down before I had to leave. Hopefully I can get in and actually get the training I need

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Starting Career over at Western Express

Long story short, was employed through Celadon at the beginning of the year, and they helped me get my CDL. After going out with my trainer, I had a family crisis, and was unable to keep my employment though them. I know I signed a contract with them, but I have been paying back their tuition as I've worked other jobs. I decided it was time to go back out, and I don't have many options.

I've gotten offers from Swift and Western Express, but I'm going the WE route mostly because they allow pets in the trucks, and their terminal is closer to my home in Louisville.

Now I'm worried about not haven driven in over 6 months how everything is going to go down. Any tips or words of advice that can be given before I leave for orientation.

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