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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Lease drivers?

What are some good companies to go lease with? I've been a company driver with PTL and thinking about leasing but not here. Lease operators barely make enough to make their truck payments. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and be safe out here

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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E-Log help

Thank you Susan. That helped. What Im trying to get my trainer to explain to me is what's consideredo to be on duty and sleeper. For instance today we sat still in a traffic jam for 10 mins and he had me switch over to sleeper. Then I stopped at rest area to hit the bathroom and wasn't there 5 mins so I stayed in driving mode when he said I should have went to sleeper modr

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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E-Log help

Thanks G-Town

Gonna read up on it now

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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E-Log help

I just started my first otr job this week and need some help with on the hours of service for example logs. My trainer isn't much help with explaining it and the company I went to work for didn't give us much training on it. Can someone please help me or send me a website to check out? Thanks in advance

Roll on

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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What to bring

Thanks for the info. Really helped out as I had an idea of what to bring bit there was a few on the list I didn't even think about.

Things to pack for training

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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What to bring

Morning everyone. I'm getting ready to start my first otr job with PTL in January and I'm looking for some feedback from others drivers as far as what should I bring with me for the few weeks out? Thanks in advance for the info and be safe

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Cdl training?

Thank you Brett. I knew that I would needed to do otr with a trainer. Just wasn't sure about the school. If my dad still had his truck I would have already been otr no problem. He ended up selling over 15 yrs ago. Again thanks for your help and I'll keep you updated on how it goes.

Your best bet would probably be Paid CDL Training Programs. You're going to have to go through training for most companies. You could probably find a mom-n-pop somewhere that might not make you go through an entire course but I would expect they would want you to take a refresher course at least.

With pretty much any company that hires you, regardless of whether or not you've gone through a training program or refresher program, you're going to have to go on the road with a trainer for a while and that's a good thing. There's a lot to learn about managing your clock, finding customers, finding parking, and so many other aspects of life as an OTR driver.

So yeah, most companies are going to categorize you the same way they would someone who has never driven a truck at all so you're going to have to go through training.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Cdl training?

Question for admin or anyone who could help out. My name is James I have my cdl a but no otr experience. I currently work for va state government as a cdl driver/construction worker. I had my cdl b when I started working for the state then got my cdl a. I have had it for about 12 yrs now. My question is would I have to go through driving school to go otr? My license is not restricted to instate driving only. Thanks for any help and advice

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