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    Sarasota, FL

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    Preparing For School

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    7 years, 4 months ago

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Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Dac Report????

Rick, Thank you for your response. I just did not know how it all worked. I did tell the private company i changed my mind and they weren't too nice about it but i gotta do whats best for me.

A private trucking school - is NOT A TRUCKING COMPANY. They won't/can't report to DAC. The only possible exception would be, if you FAILED A DOT DRUG SCREEN.

DAC is a record of EMPLOYMENT in the trucking industry.

As far as any FINANCIAL OBLIGATION to the school - it depends on how the contract is written, and perhaps what your state laws are in regards to "rescission periods" on contracts. In Florida for example - it's 72 hours.

If you haven't actually started school - you might be able to cancel the contract. Best bet - if you have decided to accept training/employment with a company, is to CALL the school and tell them of your change in plans.

Rick

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Dac Report????

I haven't gotten a CDL yet and only state permit, do i have a DAC yet? I signed up to a local private trucking school that was gonna cost me 5k, went in and signed papers. Soon after a company called me and said they have a FREE cdl school and will hire me pending i pass, can the private school do anything due to me signing papers? I did not attend ANY days with private school.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Starting my career next Monday!

I saw that but figured "what the hell?" If they never call i would be where i started, luckly i applied.

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So i got a call from a recruiter a week or so ago asking me if i was still interested in driving, i told her yes i was but i do not have a CDL and only have a permit. Long story short they set me up with schooling and a regional job where i run mostly southern states (works great because i live in Florida) and i would be home on the weekends. I can't wait for the journey that awaits me but i gotta admit, im pretty damn excited!

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Good to know as Cypress says on their website that one needs 6mos experience *OR* graduation from a school and a CDL-A.

Another reason to apply everywhere!

Cypress

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Starting my career next Monday!

I appreciate the advice. Gonna keep my nose cleave and hopefully i wont hit anything

Good luck....please remember that your CDL is your professional degree, pre trip. post trip, hos. logs. weights, keeping it clean will make you priceless

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Starting my career next Monday!

They seem like a good company to haul for. Im just exited to get it going.

When I live in South Carolina, They were on my list as a potential company to train with.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Starting my career next Monday!

Cypress/Sunbelt out of Jacksonville in Fla.

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So i got a call from a recruiter a week or so ago asking me if i was still interested in driving, i told her yes i was but i do not have a CDL and only have a permit. Long story short they set me up with schooling and a regional job where i run mostly southern states (works great because i live in Florida) and i would be home on the weekends. I can't wait for the journey that awaits me but i gotta admit, im pretty damn excited!

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That is awesome!!! Congrats!!

Which company?

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Starting my career next Monday!

So i got a call from a recruiter a week or so ago asking me if i was still interested in driving, i told her yes i was but i do not have a CDL and only have a permit. Long story short they set me up with schooling and a regional job where i run mostly southern states (works great because i live in Florida) and i would be home on the weekends. I can't wait for the journey that awaits me but i gotta admit, im pretty damn excited!

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Cypress Truck Lines/Sunbelt Trans.

Hey, did you go to Cypress CDL school or did you get your license prior to joining them? How do you like it so far?

Orientation finished off today 1700 went real swell the last week, some portions of orientation went by a bit too fast.(..considering Monday was a holiday) Over-all went real good! There is alot of real good guys willing to share there experiences & whatnot, always willing to help - no question is a stupid question. Very professional business, very safe style of how they preform there work(flatbedding is no joke!!!) from what I've seen they like to keep there trucks rolling(good!) orientation is payed, with meal and board to boot... Not too shabby!! They have pretty competitive pay considering I have low to no time experience with these majestic beasts of the open road.. REGIONAL TOO!! I've never done 'OTR' but starting regional for me is awesome! Seeing that I'd like to see my family every weekend, sweet!! There fleet looks great! The 'top performers' & seniorities get the brand new peterbilts and internationals.. But there used fleet isn't the worst! I don't have enough input for much more then what I have seen... But it looks great! Just wanted to help someone's decision in choosing a career at Cypress Truck Lines/Sunbelt Trans. Thanks for reading! -Diesel

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Misdemeanor gun charge and getting CDL training

I was at Prime just over a month ago, one. Thing they were very clear about was being upfront on your application. If you dont put it in the application they will find out. I saw alot of people get sent home for "forgetting about something" like i said just call them up and ask but as Rainy mentioned, Prime does not play around with Charges like that or pending charges even if its a misdemeanor. Anything under 5 years will be frowned upon.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Misdemeanor gun charge and getting CDL training

Just call the recruiter and ask them, i do believe with a charge pending it might be a no-no. They are pretty strict when it come to stuff like that

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