Profile For Vonda J.

Vonda J.'s Info

  • Location:

  • Driving Status:

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 1 month ago

Vonda J.'s Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  1 year ago

View Topic:

What happens if I just can't do the basic skills test for the CDL exam? What are my options?

Hi. I just started the CDL class in NW Florida last week. Like the lady that started this post, I am very nervous about the skills test. So far I have only done straight line backing and Pre-trip inspections. I'm just trying to remember to breathe and rake it slow right now (OH and trying to not death grip the steering wheel lol). I am hoping in a week or so it will get better????

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Deflated - Celadon, Knight, Roehl Won't Take Me & Pushing Roadmasters

I applied with them.. The nearest school to me would be Atlanta. I live in Panama City, FL. They no longer have one in Florida.

Just an addendum. CR England has a school in Florida. I'm not sure about anybody else.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Jim Palmer cdl training

Well, I have applied at almost all of the ones on this website, and been told they are not excepting students from my zip code. I am still waiting to hear from the last 2, but it's getting frustrating. Any advice if I am not able got get the company sponsored training?

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Jim Palmer cdl training

Good afternoon everyone.. I'm having a really hard time finding sponsored CDL training because of my zip code. Is there a way around this snag? I can't afford to pay for schooling, and I'd be willing to go most anywhere.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Career change at 50 to truck driver

I have emailed a couple of different recruiters. I know how they operate. The company I work for now has a couple of hectic recruiters. I applied for a new position within the company, that I am very qualified for, last October. My application has been under review since Jan 3 of 2017, without any contact from the recruiter. To me, that's a sign of a bad recruiter, not a bad company. The company is one I have progressed with since 2015, and is a good company to work for. So recruiters are not the best way to gauge a company. I rely on the employees to tell me about the company.

The company I work for right now is in a Government building as a government contractor. I decided to go into trucking a few days ago after he visited me. He was the one that informed me that I can still live out my childhood dream and be like my grandfather. He's helping me with information, just like this website.

I am looking to sign with one of those companies the other person was complaining about and signing a contract to work for them for a time period they specify. I have done this before when I signed on with a security company "Wackenhut" and agreed to work for them for 6 months. I worked a total of 2.5 years with them, but that company didn't meet all of my needs. Many of the people that were there when I started are still there, so I don't buy into the misleading information in the other person's post.

My only concern is finding a company of that sort that will allow my adult, non driving, daughter ride along.

That's all for my rant :)

double-quotes-start.png

It makes me wonder: If they don't have time to talk to perspective recruits, will they have time when a driver needs something? I get the gut feeling the rest of the operation is the same. I think they just dropped to the bottom of the list.

double-quotes-end.png

A lot of people put way too much weight on the performance (or lack thereof) of the company's recruiters. I can not emphasize this enough - it doesn't mean anything at all. Don't read into it. Some recruiters are great and they respond quickly to your every question. Most recruiters are way too busy to do that though. They have a massive pile of applications in front of them and they're trying like mad to sign up as many drivers as possible. It's basically a commission-based sales job. And that's not a bad thing by any means. But just understand that the recruiting department is no reflection whatsoever upon the rest of the company.

Roehl is an excellent company and we've gotten fantastic feedback for years from drivers that have gone to work there. You don't want to start knocking good companies off the list for trivial things like this.

I wrote an article awhile back on this very topic and it's called The Biggest Mistake New Drivers Make When Speaking With Recruiters. Check it out.

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More