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Stevens Transport, FFE, or CR England?

I am looking at either Stevens Transport or CR England for school after I retire from my current job. I am looking for no touch freight or at least very minimal touch. Do ST and CR E have dry van or reefer only? I looking at those two because they are here in the Dallas area. I considered FFE too as they are in Fort Worth. What are your thoughts? I have heard that these are all good schools.

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Will age be a factor?

I have been a technician at a large semiconductor manufacturing company for 34 years now. I just turned 53 and plan on retiring from that and becoming a truck driver. I expressed an interest in Stevens Transport here in Dallas, and they have expressed a big interest in me even though I told them it would be a year or two before I retire. So yeah, they want "seasoned folks". :-)

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Wonder what peoples opion is about running for swift

I am interested in getting into trucking. I spoke with a trucker friend of mine the other day about the business. He was an IT specialist before going to school and driving with Swift going on 7 years now. He likes Swift And loves driving a truck. He was OTR for several years before getting a dedicated route with Sears (driving with Swift). He started with a team trainer to begin with and now drives solo. He said that most of the big company's are similar in schooling and training.

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Community College and Driver Training

Our local CC here in Dallas works as the classroom study. It it partnering with International Driving Schools in Dallas. ITS is paid normal tuition and, with CC, classes are 4 weeks. One week for classroom and 3 weeks on the range at ITS. Once ITS is satisfied with your driving, you use one of their trucks for the DPS test. Just thought I'd throw that out there. I don't know if all CC's work this way. Some larger campuses might have their own trucks.

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Slip seating

I lived in Texas all my life and whatever roads are bad, they are forever being repaired or widened or,or,or...But just like the weather in Texas, if a road is bad, wait 5 minutes and it will be under construction!

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Slip seating

What is "slip seating" and "forced dispatch"? Is this something that is an advantage or not?

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Hard To Find Topics Here On TruckingTruth?

Some forums use "stickies," FAQ, ect,that stay at the top of the forums that are just updated by the mods.

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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Retiring Technician Wants to be a Truckdriver

Hi all

I am so glad I found this site. This is the most positive trucker site I've seen. Y'all are doing a great job here. Any whoo, I have been a technician at a large semiconductor manufacturing facility here in Dallas for the past 34 years and am looking to retire from there and start a trucking career, preferably regional. I would still like to be home a couple of days a week. Is it too late to get into trucking at my age? I prefer to get company training from a big company and would likely retire from that same company in about 12 to 15 years. This is all new to me so any help would be appreciated. The positive nature of this site and the people here has gotten me pretty excited about this! - Gordon

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