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Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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To get a Passport,or NOT?

It doesn't work like that. I have a payment plan set up and the arrears are being paid on a timely basis,along with a weekly payment of the regular support deductions.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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To get a Passport,or NOT?

Thanks for the info,but unfortunately I did a little research and found that I won't even be able to get a Passport due to Child Support arrears in excess of $2500 ($6500 to be exact). I have no way of clearing up that arrears in one lump at this very moment,and through my research of Trucking Companies,I have found that most if not 95% of them REQUIRE a Passport in order to become considered (Pre-Hire). I have found a few companies like PAM Transport that has accepted me,but I want to truly drive for TMC. I have a recruiter for TMC,but haven't asked that definate question yet...and I have visited their website,read the brochures and they all suggest having a Passport,or the ability of obtaining one in 30days of hire. Just don't wanna waste time,money,and end up with something on my Driver/Hire Record when I could do my research beforehand and miss all that embarrassing nonsense. One of the main reasons for me entering trucking is to gain enough income eventually to pay those arrears(I'm already paying double to try and eliminate the arrears)and no to continue to help support my family and children. Thanks for your advise,and do I believe it will help many who are "Somewhat" dealing with this same dilemma

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Private Trucking School or Company Training

Oh yeah,by the way Errol V,I did have a few email conversations with a recruiter from Swift. Through my busy schedule (I drive a 20ft box truck on the Jersey Shore delivering crash parts to bodyshops) I missed a few contacts via email.(2days to be exact) So when I went to reply,I had found that the guy (Tony Martinez) had closed my file,but told me that if any other Swift recruiters called/contacted me,to disregard them. I called 10 times,left message after message with no reply. Then,just yesterday I find an email sent Friday that Swift isn't hiring any student drivers in my area...??? I was about to give up on Swift,but then thought about reapplying to a different recruiter.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Private Trucking School or Company Training

Thanks Errol V.,and yes I have looked into this site thoroughly to help guide my decision. I guess my issue/situation is the anxiety of starting a somewhat new career,and going into the unknown. I have gained extensive knowledge and insight from here and other avenues of research,but I'm just concerned with making an initial investment and having to sit/wait to become employed straight out of private school. I know a few guys who went through CDL school all to sit at home because of having no experience,and having to work at Waste Management just to make ends meet! I am on the fence about it daily,and I have been selected by Driver Solutions/PAM Transport to start on April 25. I truly am excited,and do well as nervous about which decision to choose,and I just don't wanna waste $4,000 when I can save it while choosing Company Sponsored Training. Yes,if I go to a Private school,I will 99.9999% most likely have to start in a Company which has a training school attached (Swift,Prime,etc)just to get those 2yrs(minimum)experience. I know the first few years are detrimental in trucking,yet I want to make the most "LOGICAL" decision without wasting effort,time and money. Also,I AM concerned with the training that either Private School,and Company's may offer and I just want to make sure all of my bases are somewhat covered before making a commonly made mistake without consulting those who have been in the business. Thanks for your Input Error V. And I shall continue to research through this and other avenues to help finalize my decision.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Private Trucking School or Company Training

Anchorman,yes It is a 160hr minimum course and is highly regarded by the BBB. It also has many former students with very favorable reviews of the trainers (former truck drivers with a minimum of 20yrs experience each),as well as how professional the school is run. Primarily,I can obtain my permit as well as obtain my CDL'S in my home state without the worry of changing my license back after obtaining them in another state.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Private Trucking School or Company Training

Thanks Anchorman. I was going to try a Local trucking school here in Delaware which has a really good program from what I've seen through my research. I spoke with the actual owner who operates the school,which had been a Trucker himself for over 30yrs. He also advised that he would throw in the Hazmat as well as the much needed TWIC card included in the tuition to his school. The cost was $4500,but upon showing him that I already had a head start with previously aquiring a DOT medical card,a spotless criminal record,as well as a spotless driving record,he dropped the price (in writing) to $4000!!! He stated that I am "Very Marketable" in this industry and would love to have me in his school! Now I know he also recruits for his own business,but what caught my eye was he is a direct training facility that solely offers TWIC,and others dont. The TWIC office is footsteps from his front door! It's looking like I may choose to attend private school,but that small fear of possibly not finding anything quick due to experience still haunts the back of my mind,and knowing that if I end up at a Company sponsored school for a job,I would have wasted the $4000,because most companies only pay a small amount for tuition reimbursement. Thanks for your link and info Anchorman

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Private Trucking School or Company Training

Thanks I Hustle', I too had spoke with a recruiter from CRST and I have to make up my mind about which company/school to choose. I heard back from Driver Solutions/PAM Transport and have a tentitive date set to leave on April 25 to arrive at their school. I would like to drive Flatbed for TMC,but I have to aquire my CDLS first,and they only reemburse $1500 of my school tuition (I'm paying out of pocket). They have a $100 sign on bonus as well for new hires,and I spoke to them about a Pre-hire pending obtaining my Class A's. Thanks for giving me a little more incite to CRST I Huslte',because I also have looked into them as well. Thanks

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Private Trucking School or Company Training

Thanks ChickieMonster! I had visited 2 local schools within minutes of my home,and both schools stated that if I attend,I basically can write my own check to say the least. But upon further research,I have found that some,if not many people who have done the same ended up going to one of those training schools because of not having the minimum experience needed. I would love to go to a Private school (21days), but I'm terrified about not receiving/obtaining a job right away!! I was told to start my Pre-hire applications once I enroll,but most of the companies that accept new drivers have their own training schools. And I was thinking,I could keep my $$$$$ in my pocket (I'm gonna need it for my first year in the business) and apply at one of those Company sponsored schools,and have a job immediately after obtaining my CDLs. I know that if you come into the business as a New driver already having your CDLs,you can start making .29-.42 cents per mile. If you go to Company Sponsored training,you share miles for 2-6mos and your checks are $250-400wk. I just want to make the wisest decision possible with all the info here,along with the knowledge and strong factual opinions of the other drivers here at TruckingTruth.com. Thanks and I appreciate your input ChickieMonster

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Private Trucking School or Company Training

Hello fellow truckers. I am battling with a topic that I need some SERIOUS feedback on,and I firmly trust the views and opinions of fellow truckers here on this page/site. I'm torn between paying out of pocket ($4,000) for CDL school (TWIC and HAZMAT included with price) or choosing one of the "Starter Companies/Schools" to obtain my CDL'S. I have seen many posts,YouTube videos,etc and I have been spoken to 3 recruiters regarding my options. I understand the fact of paying my dues OTR(Not a problem),but I would like to hear some one else's opinion who may have paid out of pocket vs going somewhere like Swift,C.R. England,PAM,PRIME,etc. Any info regarding this matter will be greatly considered! I plan on making a final decision on leaving my job of 7yrs next month to obtain my CDLs,and I know the decision of what I'm contemplating will be a hard one to chew on!! So please advise me with your most "UNBIASED" opinion,as it will help me decide definitely if I should keep my $4,000 or go to some company sponsored training/company since I know you have to go OTR for at least 2yrs to be ome experienced. Thanks...

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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To get a Passport,or NOT?

Hello fellow truckers. I'm interested in a few companies,and see that there are prerequisites for drivers to obtain/currently have a Passport. I was looking into Prime,TMC,and a few other Flatbed companies and saw that this was a requirement for new hires. If anyone has any information regarding these companies requiring a Passport,PASScard,etc it would be greatly appreciated.

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