Profile For Charlie T.

Charlie T.'s Info

  • Location:
    Elkton, MD

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 8 months ago

Charlie T.'s Bio

I'm 66 years old and considering a career in trucking-something I have always had a yen of doing. Still doing researc on trucking companies and would like to get into a company paid CDL training program. I spent 32 years in law enforcement, kids are grown and on their own. I love to travel and figure why not get paid for it!

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Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I was a Maryland State Trooper retired after 30 years of service in 2005. Worked two years after that in a small town police department and just finished 9 years as a District Court Bailiff. Time to travel and look forward to a career in trucking.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Wil Trans

I'm in contact with Wil-Trans now. Did you do your training in Springfield? How is the training? Do you like the company so far? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks G and good luck. Hopefully, I will be out there soon.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Prescriptions and Refills

I hope this question isn't too silly and would appreciate any information you can provide. I am still deciding on a career in trucking. I reside in Maryland and if accepted I would be doing my paid CDL training in Montana. I take several prescribed medications for high blood pressure and cholesterol which are well maintained. My question is: how does one receive his refills if you are an OTR trucker and away from home for months in training and then going solo. Do you have it mailed to the terminal or is there something I am missing. Any help from anyone who is taking prescription meds would be greatly appreciated. I would hate to not to be able to pursue this career choice if there is an answer to my problem. Thanks for any info and like I wrote earlier I hope this question isn't too ridiculous but as I found while reading posts everyone provides friendly and helpful advice.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wil-Trans or Jim Palmer Trucking

OtrEscapeArtist

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement. Looking forward to my CDL training and working hard and learning all that I can.

Thanks again!!

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wil-Trans or Jim Palmer Trucking

G-Town,

Thanks for the welcome to the forum..So glad I found this site. I have learned so much from everyone and have been hitting the CDL manual and taking the high road tests. I want to be totally prepared and ready to learn once I reach CDL training. Just a little background I am 66 yrs old...hope that doesn't make me too old to comsider a career. I spent 32 yrs in law enforcement before retiring and have always wanted to drive a T/T and see the country.

I just applied to Jim Palmer/Wil-Tran online and have talked to recruiter Logan--seems to be a great guy. I know through this forum that they are very selective and taking your advice I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. I see that you are a Swift driver asnd just wanted to pick your brain on that company. I have read the reviews on Swift and Prime on the forum and I am going to apply to both also.

If you can supply any additional info on Swift as far as training and road training and overall experience at Swift would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Take care and safe travels.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wil-Trans or Jim Palmer Trucking

OtrEscapeArtist

Thanks for the reply and the info on Jim Palmer. I just submitted my online application to Wil-Tran/Jim Palmer yesterday (Tuesday), and have been in contact with recruiter Jason--seems to be a very nice guy. I was advised that my application looks good and should hear back in mid-March once all the background work is completed. Thanks again....perhaps I may be lucky enough to get you as a trainer once I make it through.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wil-Trans CDL Training

Dave,

Enjoy following your diary entries....and the good things you had to say about Wil-Tran. Submitted my online application today and have been talking to recruiter Logan. He has been very helpful and friendly. Now just awaiting the process to move on. Congratulations on obtaining your CDL and good luck in your trucking career. Maybe I can see you one day at Wil-Tran. Take care.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Prime, inc. PSD School

Reyn,

Thanks so much for the information...that helps alot.!! Best of luck in your trucking career!

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Prime, inc. PSD School

Jay,

Thanks for taking the time to pass on the information to me...that really helps. Best of luck in your trucking career.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Prime, inc. PSD School

Jay, I have enjoyed your training diary very much!! I'm also considering Prime. Can you advise about the physical and what it consists of...any info if one uses a CPAP. Hope your training is progressing well. Thanks again

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wil-Trans or Jim Palmer Trucking

Thanks for the info G-Town. Really enjoy the web site and I have been hitting the practice test hard and studying the CDL manual...I think I'm doing okay on the practice tests. Thanks Brett for the info I will certainly check out Veriha Trucking.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wil-Trans or Jim Palmer Trucking

Thanks so much for the info Icecold24k and Jason K. Much appreciated!!

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wil-Trans or Jim Palmer Trucking

I'm contemplating getting into trucking and would like to go through a company paid CDL training program. I'm interested in either Wil-Tran or Jim Palmer. Living in Maryland and working for one of these companies will I have an opportunity to get home or un an area east of the Mississippi? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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