Profile For Sarvertron

Sarvertron's Info

  • Location:
    BUFFALO, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 2 months ago

Sarvertron's Bio

Been driving something on and off my whole life finally able to start making my cdl goal happen.

Motto:Falure is not an option!!!

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Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Bolus Freight Systems

Anyone worh for these guys not a whole lot on the web, wich is usually a good thing, only found a couple of whinners. Seems like it might be a good option for me here in buffalo. Anyways let me know. Thanks

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Passed DOT on Monday. Got CLP today.

Congrats to both of ya. just got my permit last wednesday. Its an awesome feeling to have something tangible in my wallet.

Nice big step towards something huge.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Any info on PGT Trucking Flat bedder company?

Any current or past employees from pgt. Just received my first prehire letter whith them curious if anyone has any experiences with them or their drivers.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

I am definitely on the same page with you bret pure experience is the only way with alot of driving maneuvers. Every situation (dock, yard, fuel stop, ect.) Is going to be different and challenging. The set up is crucial and you have to take ot one at a time.

Correct me if I am wrong guys but there becomes a mucle memory to it, in a way, where ya almost dont even think about it after time. And then you get into a different truck and have learn again. I only say this from my tow truck experience (i know its no big rig) but every situation is different. i show up at the scene and evaluate the location of said vehicle and start laying everythin out in my head. (Ok where can i pull up to, how can i keep out of traffic, where do i need to hook on the vehicle, how am i gonna get that 4 ton truck up 6 feet of steep highway median without sucking my rig in there with it) ect ect. But seriously i have pulled up GOALed for 5 minutes or more had a plan and found it wasn't going to work and had to GOAL again. I expect i will be doing the same thing with tractor trailor all the time.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Movin on up!

So refreshing to read these threads congratulations. Looking forward to my first assigned truck in the future.

Again CONGRATS and happy truckin

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

Danielsahn <--- I gotta say i have an older buddy and his family that all call me this every time i see them just thought id throw it out there.

But Stevens i have heard of also, dont have a clue what there cdl program is like but they do offer one. I have known of a few people that have used them for their kids to get their first license an 5 hour training. I think they also do alot with dui/dwi folks trying to earn their privileges back.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

Oh yea and willyis40 i am pretty sure buffalo cdl is a different place i remember googling them and seeing something about lawsuites and BBB having lots of complaints about money taken and no school given.

Love your pick there to nothin like a land train.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

NTTS was a very nice school with lots of pros but was almot 3 month's long for the same thing, and they are pushing 30-50 students thru each class. I have spoke to some graduates and they said they were lucky to get an hour of driving 3 days a week there. For 10k i wasnt happy with that little bit of time behind a wheel and 3 months not working to boot, cant keep the kids warm and feed like that. But everyone is different im just hands on and know that doing it is way better than whatching some video for me. BTTI your either on the yard doing offsets, parallel, or something half the day and actually on the road city and highway the other half everyday for 3 weeks straight and only 3200 out of pocket.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

G-Town

I would 100% agree that this site is ten times more informative than school with those type of answers and advise.

I have been reading alot of the info on the companies that are available to me and my interests in the industey on this site. I dont think anywhere else has more info than here when it comes to honest opinions and actual first hand experiences.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

Ad356

I agree that the equipment is a little older, but the guys are great and happy to answer any questions you may have. Due to much smaller classes i dont feel concious about asking for more descriptive answers if something isnt making sence. In my class it is just me and one other guy so i know i will be behind the wheel at least 4-6 hours a day or more.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

Top notch isnt exactly the words i would use but they are small and very personalized so everyday you will get lots of drive time and will make sure your reasy to pass you road test. Pretty laid back and easy to work with too.

I looked at NTTS and found that due to class size you might get 1 hour of driving on any given day and your going fir 2-3 months and 10k out of your pocket.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

I agree with the options of going private first. I like to research what im doing and figured by being at a school there are people there that have been in the industry to help make my beginning decisions more informed and ultimately fit me better.

When do you start training and with who.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

Let me add i do understand tow truck is not flatbed, but i dont mind getting my hands dirty is all i mean. I know there is extra work involved with flatbed and thats ok with me, having driven alot in various fields i know its nice to get off your @$$ and do something (helps keep the gut down a little lol). I did vehicle repo for a year and man there was alot 10-12 hr straight driving days which was fine too.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

Thanks for the quick response. I was curious about the canadian companies and what they are like in comparison to the US ones. I would think not much different but we all know where "ass u me ing" gets ya. How is it crossing the border in and outta canada PGT does freight up there too. Also I will have my enhanced license and I hear ya make a little more for crossing and having the option always helps with doors, but is it more hassle than its worth dealing with the border.

One other thing is that I do like the idea of running flatbed. I have 3 yrs driving tow truck and used to securing my loads and such

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Buffalo, NY for newbie outta cdl school

Hi all,

Ive been reading threads on here for about a month and have to say THANK YOU to everyone this site has the best info and members anywhere.

Ok so i have 3 more weeks of cdl school at BTTI in buffalo NY (hamburg) I have been doing lots of research and already have a pre employment letter from PGT for their flatbed division and wondering of any other companies with lines in my area that hire us noobs.

Thanks in advance Dan

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