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Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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I did it

Hi everyone I passed my CDL test today , I went to Tri County Tec , in Anderson SC , It Is a great school to go to. The instructor is a 3rd party examiner also, and is great at what she does. I would have done a day to day diary but I didn't have much time and I am not a great writer. Now I just have to choose a company to go to work with. Thanx for all the help I have got here

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Need Help , Urgent

Sam, go through our list of Company-Sponsored Training Programs. Those companies all offer the type of training you're talking about.

Whether or not you'll need to transfer your permit will depend on the program you go with and the state they're in. I don't know if all states accept permits from other states or not.

yes Brett Im in the Company-Sponsored Training Programs right now looking , Iv been trying to not rush and make a harsh discussion but now I have no choice , The road I had layed down for myself has disappeared out from under me

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Need Help , Urgent

Prime, Swift, Roehl all have schools that start weekly. Call them! I think Prime is the best option if you have no money. They will pay your way there. Pay for lodging and food while in class part. Then once you get on a truck with a TNT, you will make $600 a week. Roehl, you will have to pay for your lodging.

Yes I was just on Prime website ,Prime has always been my top 3, I just wasn't familiar with their schooling,I already have my cdl permit in South Carolina my question is would I have to get one for Missouri .

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Need Help , Urgent

I started school last Nov , went thou the WIA program , on Dec 16 instructor went in for surgery (she new she was going to have the surgery but none of the students was aware of this till the first day of class ) she is out for 8 weeks , we are scheduled to return around Feb 10th

Here is my Delmar , as of right now no one in my house hold has a job or can find one , I am running out of time (if not already)

What I need to know what is a good company that has a school that I could enroll in.

I have 4 weeks of schooling ,with about 30 hrs plus of driving (also knowledge from TT ) so this will help me move right alone in the classses.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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The Adventures of Daniel B.

I will be finishing school at the end of February, Prime is top 3 on my list of company's I wanna work for .Think there is a chance you could train me .Iv read every word you have typed in this forum and I fell as if we already buddies.No it wont both me 1 pit that a 22 year old is training me at the age of 47 , I wont to learn from the best and I know you know what you are doing.

@Brett - I can't wait. I realize the difficulties but I'll be driving a LW truck until then. That alone will give me some stories to tell! smile.gif

@Old School - My wife tells me the same thing. But maybe she's just trying to make me feel good about myself. Who knows? Haha.

Oh ya, I love those 89,754 word essays you write smile.gif

I plan on trying to only train students from TT. They are usually a cut above the rest and much smarter than the average hunk coming into trucking. I don't want to be stuck with some guy for 3 months who couldn't take time to study the industry before he went to school. If everything goes well, Guy Decou will probably be my first student. He's been on the sidelines for well over a year now, itching to get Decou off the sidelines!

There's going to be a huge age difference with every student. I'm 22 and the average person I come across doubles my age. So it'll be interesting to see how it goes with a 22 year old trainer training a 45 year old.

Posted:  10 years, 6 months ago

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Downshifting

Thank you guys for all your help , yes heavy c , my instructor told us the same thing about adding up the numbers , I'm getting a habit of revving on the upshift now , go figure lol , yes brett you are making a lot of sense and i understand exactly what you are saying but i'm having a problem executing it , either i rev to low or to high , I think seat time is all i need

Thanx you guys

Posted:  10 years, 6 months ago

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Downshifting

Started CDL school 3 weeks ago,everyone warned me about double clutching ( got it down now ) but no one warned me about downshifting.I am getting better at it but not acing it yet .Not bragging but I am the head of the class between the 4 of us , did so well today the instructor MADE me get out of the truck and do a happy dance lol , but anyways can any of you great truck drivers give some advice on downshifting

Thanks for any help

Today we drove a 4 lane road , 14 miles 1 way , shift to 10th gear and downshift to 6th gear, then back up to 10 th and back down to 6th , for 14 miles

at 45 mph we would downshift to 9th ( clutch , out of gear , rev , clutch ,to 8th )

8th is 35 mph 7th is 25 mph 6th is 15 mph

now what has me confused when performing this is the rev , Ill use 7th for instance. if i go to change at 28 mph I have to rev high or if I go to change at 23 mph i have to rev low

Im getting there but any suggestion for me to get this faster would be much appreciated

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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H.O. Wolding

Had a recruiter come to my school from H.O. Wolding.Looking for info if anyone on here drives for them or if you know about them.

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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Sam's Truck Driving Jouney

I started school on Monday the 11th , Next wednesday we have recruiters from H.O. Wolding, Inc. to talk to us.Does anyone on Trucking Truth work for this company or do you know anything about this company , I wanna have a heads up when they come in.

In the next few days I will try to start a blog in CDL Training Diaries.

Tired but enjoying my jouney. lol

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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Sam's Truck Driving Jouney

Hey Sam....CONGRATS on your success !!!! And I'll give you a little help with your spelling..atleast on the internet. If you use Google Chrome for your browser, when you misspell a word ANYWHERE, it will underline it in red, you right click on it, and there will be a list of "right" words..the top one is usually the correct one !!! So that will help some. Now get back to studying...we want to hear ya hollar when you get that CDL !!!

Thanx Star , After investigating this I found out it's not installed. I had to install it .

Now I have the confidence to wright a blog of my travels in school.

Question: I'm wondering if I will have home work , school is from 8 am till 5 pm and a 27 mile drive in heavy traffic at that time of day. it'll probably be 6 before i got home everyday,so not much downtime.

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