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Starting My Journey...Help!

It started with no enjoyment in my current job, and never being able to make ends meet. I've always had an interest in the transportation industry. A few weeks back I began researching trucking companies and if this was a move I wanted to make. My grandfather was a driver TMC for the experience then moved in to local operations for the Post Office. Anyways, babbling on a bit too much. After reading review after review, watching video after video it was all so overwhelming. I initially applied with Swift, then I became interested in Schneider and Prime. I pre-applied with all just to get more information and speak with recruiters.

I finally made the decision to lean more towards Prime Inc as they had more impressive/important things to me. I attempt to not judge companies based off negative reviews. However Prime is just the company that seems right. Prior to doing this I was a emergency service dispatcher for in Central Illinois.

Now off to a few questions that I would like to start with:

What is the recommended amount you take with down to training? I understand there is the amount the company recommends, but for those that have been through the process what did you bring.

Do you believe that it's beneficial to get your permit prior to the school?

Any tips for a beginner? I know theres so many posts but I'd like some personal tips. Coming from a high stress job, what do you suggest?

I appreciate all the help!

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