Profile For Bob L.

Bob L.'s Info

  • Location:
    Greenup, KY

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 7 months ago

Bob L.'s Bio

Just a guy stayin in a camper in the middle of torture town baby.

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Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

I did some research and think I am ok as far as not being suspended. Here is the article I found http://www.isaacsandisaacs.com/blog/insurance/kentucky-cracking-down-on-uninsured-motor-vehicles-new-rule-starts-june-1-2012/ I haven't been driving it anyway.. it has bad tires and bad brakes and no gas. LOL I need some $$$ Still, I will call the clerks office tomorrow and let them know that my Blazer is just sitting here and see what they say about it. I'm sure they will tell me I need to get Insurance and renew the registration unless I junk it, which I don't plan on doing.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

I live within walking distance of the greenup county animal shelter and have been thinking about volunteering a little. They could probably use the help and I could use a good reference after being out of work so long. I'm still waiting to hear back from swift,prime and CR england. I did have another question though that's nagging at me. Kentucky has a new law about if you let your insurance lapse they revoke your registration and I'm afraid that has happened to me this month and I'm unable to do anything about it right now. I'm sure that will probably factor into things. Does anyone have any experience with something like that or know how its looked upon by prospective employers in the trucking world?

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

Well if they only knew how desperate and determined i really am they'd probably be beatin on my camper door sayin " pack your bags " LOL. I know about sticking with your first company and I plan on fulfilling whatever contract I get. To be able to get my foot in the door and for the experience. Hell I have worked jobs where the illegals were quitting right and left because it sucked so bad, so at least I know once I am determined to stick with something I usually can, no matter how much it sucks. I'm easy going and get along well with other folks and don't complain. I have been reading the KY CDL manual and I'm going to start doing the practice on this site probably later today. I don't think I qualify for the WIA though. I had a pell grant a few years back and i owe a stafford loan for that same year also , so I doubt I can get any assistance like that. I will call the local unemployment office to make sure though.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

Go to your unemployment office. they have a program i am going thru called wia. they will send you to extramile in bishopville. they only get paid if you get a job.

Never heard of WIA or Bishopville. Is that in Kentucky ? I'll google it and see what comes up.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

CR England in Richmond,In. Was a good start for me,They pay for school and hire you.After 6 months School was paid and I moved on to smaller company.Good Luck

Thanks for the support. I've been reading everything I can read on just about any website that has info on entry level trucking jobs and paid cdl training. Hopefully I can get one of these companies to give me a shot. I'm 35 years old ,divorced, no kids, no nothing really. I moved out here on my moms property in a camper to keep an eye on her but she seems to be doing okay now and I just would like a fresh start with a new career. Living in a truck would probably seem spacious to me at this point. LOL not to mention having a paycheck would be really nice also. CR England looked good from what I have read. Prime also, although I think Prime had a better policy on getting you some cash to start out with. Hopefully not just pushing it on you so you have to pay it back though. I don't really expect anyone to get back to me until after monday though. In the meantime I'm going to study up on the CDL manual and the online course on the site here.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

Also Swift and Cr England. I'll update this when i hear back from each if anyone is interested.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

Just finished the online application for Prime. I'm going to try applying to as many as I can over this weekend. I'll update when i hear anything.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Just finished orientation at Prime (well, almost)

I just finished filling out an online application for Prime. I got turned down by driversolutions who train people for PAM and USA today for whatever reason I haven't asked them why yet. I have only worked about 6 months out of the last 3 years though and I'm afraid thats why everyone is turning me down. I guess we'll see. I'll post on here when i hear something.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

Well from what i understand ,driver solutions recruits people for PAM and USA. I wish there was a better way to cast the line out and see whats bitin, but it looks like they're the ones fishin. LOL I had heard that they were pretty much the bottom of the barrel as far as trying to break into the trucking career which kinda bummed me out for them to turn me down. But I won't let it get to me. I've made up my mind that trucking is what I want to do and it would suit my lifestyle so I am going to just keep puttin myself out there. I will check with the companies you guys have listed above and thanks for the advice.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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If driver solutions " can't help me at this time " should i give up on paid CDL training?

Well I talked to a driver agent monday and she said she would let me know something by today. No call or email from anyone but when i logged into their website it said that they were unable to assist me with paid training at this time. The thing is I have horrible credit and I am currently unemployed and have been for almost a year. I don't want to go get another fast food job. If this place can't help me is that an indication that none of these entry level trucking companies are going to hire me even if i somehow pay for the school myself ? I don't want to waste a bunch of money for no job. I have no DUI's ever. No felonies or drug charges ever. No accidents of any kind ever. Have had speeding tickets and some misdemeanor shoplifting charges between 7 to 12 years ago. I feel like being unemployed for so long is why they turned me down. Unless they really do do a credit check and say that they don't.

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