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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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What Should I Expect To Learn From My Trainer? article by Old School

Good read.. even better information! Thanx!

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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On the mechanical side

AUTOMATIC? Manual? Your takes on these transmissions? Paccar? Cummins? Other??? Which do u prefer? Pros /cons?

My opinion Manual pref. 13 speed Cummins... JUST MY OPINION

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Think I want to be a trucker!!!!

Thanks for the info splitter... im looking for a long term career.. My kids are grown and as of now i work about 12 hr days and rarely see them on the weekends... sucks but thats been my life for the past 6 yearsish .. time for me to do me and invest in myself for the first time in my life... im excited and im gonna see where this journey takes me... thanks for the well wishes!👍

INk think very long and serious about this decision. It’s not a traditional job, it’s a lifestyle. You live from shippers to truck stops to receivers , back & forth. There may be companies that might hire you with your record but they may not pay as much or other trade offs. You can wait until your license gets clean & research your butt off to find the right company that fits your needs. Or you can jump in head first & work your way up to your goals, whatever they may be. Being a mom & being away from your family may be a huge consideration for you to ponder also.

Personally, I’d stay away from CDL school just because they are a for profit institution. They’ll say whatever it takes to get you to sign on the dotted line. The company paid training, if your are upfront & are accepted seems like the most plausible route to take.

There’s plenty of resources on this site for you to do extensive research. The company paid training reviews, the training diaries section, the High Road Training to prepare you for the permit & so much more. Ask as many questions as possible. Folks on here are very knowledgeable & helpful. Just don’t expect sugar coating. Sometimes bluntness is necessary with all the misinformation out there.

Best of luck!

INk think very long and serious about this decision. It’s not a traditional job, it’s a lifestyle. You live from shippers to truck stops to receivers , back & forth. There may be companies that might hire you with your record but they may not pay as much or other trade offs. You can wait until your license gets clean & research your butt off to find the right company that fits your needs. Or you can jump in head first & work your way up to your goals, whatever they may be. Being a mom & being away from your family may be a huge consideration for you to ponder also.

Personally, I’d stay away from CDL school just because they are a for profit institution. They’ll say whatever it takes to get you to sign on the dotted line. The company paid training, if your are upfront & are accepted seems like the most plausible route to take.

There’s plenty of resources on this site for you to do extensive research. The company paid training reviews, the training diaries section, the High Road Training to prepare you for the permit & so much more. Ask as many questions as possible. Folks on here are very knowledgeable & helpful. Just don’t expect sugar coating. Sometimes bluntness is necessary with all the misinformation out there.

Best of luck!

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Think I want to be a trucker!!!!

Thanks for the feed back... all is taken into consideration appreciate cha!😉

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Anything is possible. But as others here have stated, you may find some opposition to obtaining a CDL Driving job which might be a good "fit" for you with Reckless Driving types of incidents. However, I can attest personally that I had some driving infractions over the years (speeding, reckless driving, fleeing an officer, using a cell phone while driving, etc.) which DID NOT affect my being accepted into Driving School nor obtaining employment as a Driver.

Check the specifics with your potential school - they should be able to give you hones answers regarding your situation. But if you don't try, surely nothing will happen........

Be encouraged. Driving as a CDL holder is a prominent job with High Expectations as well as Requirements that MUST be met. But also be aware that there are always "exceptions" to the rule per se. Anything is possible!

I have lived it and am doing so now.

The Driving field is very much in need of Professionals.......find out if you can pursue it and if you can, do it whole-heartedly. And be prepared to do whatever is necessary, whether it is waiting 3 years or moving forward now. Many specifics are involved and each has work-around possibilities often that are not readily obvious. You MUST confirm (take action) before choosing either way. Peace to you.

Why do you think there are so many driving jobs available?

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verb: confirm; 3rd person present: confirms; past tense: confirmed; past participle: confirmed; gerund or present participle: confirming

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Think I want to be a trucker!!!!

Hey i was wondering if any one had info on speeding tickets and being able to obtain a class A and get hired. Tickets record are as follows: 2/2017 - 23 miles over 8/2016 - just speeding about 11 miles over 2/2013 - following to close

Just wondering on thoughts and experiences.. im due to start private cdl school at TDI in july.

Any info will help.. thanks Ink

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