Profile For Christopher G.

Christopher G.'s Info

  • Location:
    Bakersfield, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year ago

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Posted:  10 months ago

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Prime drug test

It's a **** test your good

Posted:  10 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Day 1 in the books let's review, got there around 7 there was a line for shuttles there. We filled out paperwork for payment direct deposit etc. Then off to drug tests. I was the 2nd to last to go the guy after me took an hour to go to the bathroom so we had to wait for him to go do our physicals. Once that taken care of we went got out physicals everything went well no issues but I will need to take a sleep apnea test so kinda worried about that. How much is it? If I fail how much is the machine? Is that taken out of my check before or after taxes? Questions I'll need to ask today. Anyway got back to the terminal for lunch. Catering was good you get a list of salads and sandwiches I got the combo salad and sandwich was pretty good. After lunch we went and did cputer based training for the last 3 hours I think I got half way done before we had to leave. Met CK on my way out ( ha take that PT) and apparently I just missed rainy? ( I hear rumors of capture unsure if this is bad or good thing lol). CK seemed like a cool dude. Got back to the hotel had nachos off the manager menu which was bigger then my head large portions for sure. Talked to a few fellow students in my class about cr England's pay raise places we wanna go etc. Then went to my room laid there and fell asleep. Looking forward to today I believe we're finishing paper work and CBT today should be a lot less running around but we shall see haha. Till next time!

Posted:  10 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

We'll update here. Finally made it after 18 hours the last 4 hours really killed my knee and my butt that's for sure lol. Met up with pt and talked seems like a cool dude finally got to the hotel at 7:30 went had breakfast then passed out will 3:30 since I didn't get any sleep on the bus really. Just met my roommate didn't seem the friendliest but I think he was just in a bad mood. Ima spend today watching the SB and doing pre trip studies looking forward to tomorrow!

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Prime Inc. Future Student SLC

I just got to Vegas now

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Prime Inc. Future Student SLC

Hey pt I guess I will see you in Vegas as I am also heading there now haha

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Well currently on the bus from Bakersfield to Vegas and then from Vegas to SLC. Bus isn't terrible got plug instead wifi air conditioning I couldn't ask for much more tbh. Weather is a worry as it seems it will be raining the whole trip there on and off. I have been studying the pre trip, watching arrow, and trying to comfort loved ones since I left. My hopes are I just don't get set home for anything stupid haha.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Exciting news I was finally accepted by Prime! I shall be heading out on the 4th to get started with orientation. I have a mixture of emtions from excitement to anxiety lol. A lot of changes will be happening soon and I just hope I can roll with the punches and make this work. I have already started studying primes version of the pre trip just to give myself something to do. I looked at the bus route and it's gonna be about a 25-30 hour ride... Train isn't much better being a 21-25 hour ride. If I had the money I perfer to go by train but I don't think that will happen haha. Anyway thank you all for keeping up with me hopefully next time I post it will be of me finally getting there!

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Jim Palmer said they cant do it cause u applied 4 months ago (before i had my permit to test the waters) and it "didnt go through" and the only other one is a team only company im not interested in team unless i HAVE too. there is CR England but i would like a company that pays for everything due to money issues. all other companies ive contacted dont hire in my area right now :/

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Its been 4 days since i told my prime recruiter i was ready and got my permit for SLC and my work history apparently is still being verified. Im not sure if this is something that normal takes this long or longer but its got me a little worried cause i have heard you need 18-24 months of Work history in the past 3 years at least. I'm worried because i was with my previous job for 20 months while doing uber and lyft on the side and 2 month past me quitting this job. i am worried i may have quit too soon because my recruiter is talking about "exceptions" and stuff and im not feeling too confident or shes not sounding very confident. I could be worrying about nothing but i just figured i would ask if this is normal to calm myself down i suppose lol.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime CDL Training Salt Lake City - January 2019

Hey I may have missed it CK but I was curious how many students were in your class I know I've hear like 90 on average at Missouri's terminal I was curious about the number in utah

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Quick update

I got off the phone with a few recruiters today to figure out who and where I'm going to go. Prime has always been a front runner for me so I was happy to hear if I get approved I could be out there as early as next weekend. However I also spoke to someone from Jim Palmer and they run a very similar training program as far as pay and everything goes with prime .45 cpm starting after training etc. Etc. so now I'm trying to figure out if I wanna go OTR with prime or 10 west state regional with Jim palmer. I was always told it's best to get PTR experience for future possible jobs so I'm leaning towards prime but Jim palmer has all automatic trucks ( which is nice since I'm left handed it would be one less thing to worry about going up and down mountains etc. While trying to figure out how to shift with my right hand) all trucks come with satalite TV and 24 inch hd TV and it's drop and hook dry van. So I'm just trying to figure out what I wanna do is OTR experience worth the trade off? I don't really know. Any help advise or tips would be appreciated!

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

So here's an update

I went to the DMV yesterday, had not been so nervous for a test since high school! I went in and boy was it busy stood in lines just to get into other lines haha. Finally after 2 hours of lines I get onto a computer to take my test. Going through the test as nervous as can be till I finally finished the last one then it hits me I look at the clock only 20 mins passed by but it felt like hours! Looked at my scores and I passed all my tests first try. Nothing could have wiped that stupid grin on my face at that moment. 2 months of preparation between gathering money to studying and I had finally got my permit and everything ready for me to go. I wanna thank Brett for the awesome site and study guide made and anyone involved as it really really helped me out, as well as anyone who has been reading or following this so far. I am now just waiting for my recruiter to tell me when I am leaving and I'll be heading out as soon as possible. Now I'm just worried about actually getting behind the wheel worried about everything really from learning how to switch gears as a left handed trucker to stuff like going down mountains at some point. For now though I think I will try to just focus on one step at a time and start learning my pre trip and the little things I'll need to learn before I even step foot into a truck. All in all though I'm just excited to get this started and I can't wait for what comes next!

Posted:  10 months, 4 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Just a quick update, I got the money together for everything I need (mostly) and I have been non stop studying scoring an 85% or higher on my practice tests so I'm going to go and try my luck at the permit test this Monday. If all goes well I should be heading out to SLC next weekend! Let's hope I can pass the permit test first try haha.

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

I appreciate the advise and help I’ve gotten so far and I have been reading up as much as I can on this site when I’m not doing Uber or lyft. There is so much information to go over and learn and that’s not even including the stuff I’ll need for the tests! And yes It seems I am one of those people where “something” is always happening to them it’s been like that for awhile now, just my luck I guess haha. But I am still looking forward to this and do hope this will turn things around for me. I am on page 44 on the raw truth of trucking so far (great read so far), it both worries me and intrigues me I’m not sure how to describe it haha. But again thanks for the replies so far!

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Hey guys my name is Chris, I am from Bakersfield, California, (originally from San Diego) and I am 24 years old. I guess this is going to be the start of my journey to become a trucker. I suppose I should start with some back story, I have been working at a call center for the past 2 years or so, helping people with troubleshooting their iPhones Mac’s etc. for apple. It was an ok job, however I got tired of the constant cussing from customers and the constant fear of being fired (as turn over rate was 110). Not to mention during my time working there I had 1 family tragedy after another to the point my work literally thought I was making it up. In the two years I worked there, my house burned down my little brother, 2 grand mother’s, and an uncle passed away. So it eventually got to the point where I was thinking about my life overall, What was I doing, where was I heading. Was this job going to accomplish things I wanted to do, like traveling the country, buying a home etc. So I decided I was going to make a change, but I had no idea to what. I had no college degree, Little to no savings, and within Bakersfield having the highest unemployment rate in California it’s not like I would find a higher paying job anywhere else. So one day I was watching YouTube and found myself on some truckers channel and it ignited my interest, I had thought about trucking when I was 12 or 13 but I never really looked into it. So I started watching video after video of trucking and truckers, I started researching with google, and I eventually found this site. I’ll be honest I have been inspired to do trucking, it will allow me to see this country, and it’s something I can see myself doing for 20-30 years as I am a very low maintenance guy and cat this point don’t have much family to go back to now. Heck my biggest concern right now is how will I keep. Y gaming habit up on a truck as I assume you can’t get WiFi installed in A company truck! Haha... but obviously this is coming from someone who hasnt done it yet. I know there will be difficulties, there are some with every job, otherwise everyone would be doing it. I just hope I can make it work out, as there is only one way to go when you are near the bottom.

Anyway, that’s some background (and more I know I’m sorry). This is where I am at right now: being close to homeless and unemployed I am currently trying to study and get the money for my permit I have already passed the physical needed at this time. I am currently doing Uber/lyft to make money (as luckily the only thing I haven’t lost is my car lol) and I a. Hoping to save enough money for the permit test and everything I will need for a company paid training. I am hoping to start that training by some time next month but if I can’t get the money I may have to wait even longer. As of right now I have spoke. To many starter companies although majority of the ones I had in mind don’t hire out of California but of the ones that do prime seems the front runner right now. That is for the most part where I am at.

I do apologize for the unorganized post, as you can tell I am no writer or poet haha.. if Anyone has any questions, advice, etc. feel free to respond I will try my best to read/respond to everything posted here. I am still learning as much as I can from this site, YouTube, and google but I feel like this is one of those things that you have to go through to know anything for sure haha.. I hope everyone had a good Christmas, have a great New Years. Happy holidays, stay safe with all that snow going on right now.

Until next time!

-C.W.G

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