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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Retired Engineer wants to get into OTR Trucking, but having no success.

Ab initio is Latin for from the beginning, not commonly used in trucking, but is used elsewhere for programs where they teach you everything you need to get all of the licenses and certifications you need for any given job.

As far as the question of it being a starter company goes....it both is and isn't.

Given that they'll train you (and pay for the mistakes you're going to make in the first 6-12 months), by the strictest definition, it is. That being said, there are plenty of drivers who come to the Wilson family of companies with plenty of experience in the field (and not just because the company they had been working for got bought.).

As I said, the pay is good, but you can certainly make more money elsewhere after putting in your time....I'm not 100 percent sure you can make more money and be treated better than Wilson, though.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Retired Engineer wants to get into OTR Trucking, but having no success.

If you haven't already, I'd suggest you try talking with Wiltrans. They have one of the better ab initio programs, like to hire people running second/third careers, and are generally willing to work with you for unusual circumstances.

The pay isn't industry leading, but it isn't bad, and you can always put in a year with them and move on, if that's a concern.

(Full disclosure: I went through the Jim Palmer and initio program.)

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