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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Company truck driving school

I don't know if or anyone has posted on Wil-Trans/Jim Palmer; but here is my .02... While speaking with recruiters (or wolves) for most of the day today; I spoke with a very pleasant lady from Wil-Trans/Jim Palmer. She spoke to me like I was a member of the family, and not jamming a truck or school down my throat. She brought up some different ways of thinking things through, in regards to my wife and daughter. It's been a good 12hrs since I spoke with her; and it is literally the only thing on my mind. I was so struck by the way she handled the application/process, I most likely will go with them just based off her and the "family" approach. I'm now researching the in's/out's of JP/Wil-Trans... but i'm fairly confident that's who gets my vote

Two companies you can apply to with our application right here on the website are Wil-Trans and Jim Palmer. They are both owned by the same family and they have an interesting story. They're actually under the Prime umbrella because they get most of their freight through Prime. They also do a lot of things the same way, such as their training itinerary. However, they are run as completely separate companies from Prime. They do their own dispatching, their own hiring, and their own training. They're smaller companies than Prime, but they're still very large carriers and they enjoy a lot of the benefits that larger carriers have because of their association with Prime. I would highly suggest you talk to those people also and see what you think. It's kind of an interesting mix of a slightly smaller family-owned company but with advantages of a super large carrier.

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Paid CDL school & the big boys

G-town...

After an hour on the telephone with Schneider today, they darn near were at the front gate to take me to school in Alabama. It was some hard-core pressure techniques.. But Schneider definitely sends you to school on their dime.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Paid CDL school & the big boys

I can't find Schneider on the CDL school list. Am I looking in the wrong place?

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Paid CDL school & the big boys

Thank you for the replies guys

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Correctional Sergeant to Truck Driver

This is just my group...LOL... After 17yrs on the road (LEO) I am starting over. How has the transition been for you guys? Y'all are truly the ones I'd like to hear from, as we come from the same environment.

Thanks in advance..

BE SAFE!!!

D-

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Paid CDL school & the big boys

Hello from Florida gang. I'm completely new to this game, and haven't found quite what I was looking for on the board....So here it is.

I'm in N. Florida, and therefore schools are non-existent. No matter who I go with, it'll be a field trip to their training facility. Without mud slinging and jumping off of roofs, what are the pro's and con's for the big boys that offer CDL schooling? I will already say that CRE completely turned me off when the recruiter spoke in "non-identifying terms" and would not give an answer as something basic as a pay per mile. I understand some are better than others at home time and equipment.

I guess what I'm really kicking is.....Are they all about the same at the end of the day, just do your year and move on (if so desired)? Schneider came at me quick and hard for doing tankers with a darn-near commitment of $50k a year out of the gate.

Quick background on me, I come from law enforcement. So I have an extensive history in safety, CVE rules/regs and dealing with hazmat situations.

Thanks for the information in advance gang!!

Dan - FL

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