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    7 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Steven's Driving Academy....Am I going?

I don't know about the Stevens Academy, as I went there with my CDL in hand, but just to clarify, in case anyone else reads through this. Even though I already had a CDL, I still had to go through their training, which wasn't bad at all...

Now I don't know anything about training in Colorado, as Stevens only has ONE terminal, which is in Dallas, Tx. (though I know of a drop yard they have down in Laredo) but we (CDL holders--it's all longer for the Academy students) went through one week of classes, 5 weeks out with a trainer, another week of classes, and then 3 weeks "Trainee to Trainee" (two trainees in one truck) and then you go solo. During your time with your trainer, you WILL be required to go to all 5 "zones" of the country, bump a dock in the northeast (mine was in Trenton and easy-peasy) and do 3 "approved" mountains (at least 5 mile long with a minimum 6% downhill grade--don't worry, they'll sell you your "mountain guides" so you know which ones qualify.)

While you're in training, you get $300.00 a week (gross) and then once you go solo (unless you have recent prior experience) you start at .26/mile.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Wow, all the changes!

I was Moe_Rhonic on the old forums,

Ha! Figured out how to ge my SN back!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Question About Starting New Life on the Road

Yeah, if you still owe $$ on your vehicle, its kinda a bummer. But most terminals are very secure...and since its your car on their ground, I'd think they have insurance covering it, just as they would cover any vehicle that any employee parks on their ground. We parked our Dodge for months and months, and never lost anything out of, or off of it. Car covers are relatively cheap, and we found that it was a great help for keeping our rig a little cleaner, and also, no one knows whats under the thing. It really helps sun fade, both outside, and anything inside, that would suffer from magnification thru the windows...

If your vehicle is paid for, put limited liability insurance on it, (the cheap stuff) and go enjoy your trucking adventure !!!!! Cars are cheap and easy to get....unlike a bunch of years doing what you want and getting paid for it.

I know at Stevens, they even have their security people doing patrols through the lot of the Drivers' cars, to make sure they're not messed with. Hope that helps.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Wow, all the changes!

I go away for a little while and everything changes around here! I was Moe_Rhonic on the old forums, and I hope I'm posting this in the right place, since the format is all different now...

My tale, since last I posted, is far too sad and complicated to go into right now, but I'll catch you all up as soon as I can. Know for now that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, and I'm doing as well as I can.

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