Profile For Country Dumplin

Country Dumplin's Info

  • Location:
    Campton , KY

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year ago

Country Dumplin's Bio

Just starting my journey

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Home time and rookie driver

Another question I had was is my expectation to be home once every month-6 weeks unrealistic as a rookie driver? I am going into this eyes wide open knowing that in order to get experience you gotta be working. I had thought in my reading that during training one might be gone for up to seven weeks before home time can be had and that was acceptable. Then after that I was unsure if it was feasible to be home once a month or six weeks?

Thanks, Country T

Posted:  1 year ago

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Enrolled in CDL Training need advice

What Turtle said. I’ve been with McElroy and I know drivers from TMC that make real good money and from what I’ve been told they have a really good training system. Now if you’re looking at company training for your CDL, I don’t know if they do that. McElroy is contracted with different schools to do their CDL training and then you’re contracted to drive for them. I don’t know what the details of the contract are.

Thank You! Currently, I paid for my training out of pocket so I could have the ability to choose who I wanted to go with. Lake Cumberland CDL here in Kentucky has been great so far and I am just researching all the companies. I really appreciate all the responses I am getting and the help.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Enrolled in CDL Training need advice

TMC also hires new CDL drivers and they’ll give you the option of staying out over the weekend.

Thanks for the reply! The driver that came to Lake Cumberland CDL here in Kentucky from TMC didn't really say anything productive about that company. He pulls up in his shiny new peter built and is like go look at my truck.... The rest of what he had to say was how nice the trucks are but nothing of value about the company. Monday starts my third week of class we are going to start driving the schools truck on the main road and around the test route. I am going to continue to research companies and see what they say.

I have considered after getting my CDL the following companies: Prime Inc McElroy PTL Sneider Warner Maverick

What is the most important to me is learning to be professional. Any old Joe can be a steering wheel holder but I want to learn to be a Driver professional and on time. I was once told "Never give someone a second change to get a good first impression" and "Always take pride in your work".

I want to thank you guys for answering so quickly and offering guidance. I am sorry for posting two topics over the same thing I honestly thought the first didn't go through.

Regards, Country T

Posted:  1 year ago

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Enrolled in CDL Training need advice

Welcome to trucking truth. Sorry I can’t answer your questions. I work for Prime and only been out a few months. However there plenty of good folks here that can. I read your post and was wondering are u saying u only want to drive 1400 to 1500 miles per week?

No i want to run as much as possible. As many miles as i can get. Sorry if that wasn't clear

Posted:  1 year ago

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Enrolled in CDL Training need advice

Thank you ! Im so embarrassed i accidentally submitted two topics for the same question

Posted:  1 year ago

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Enrolled in CDL Training need advice

Hey Folks,

I have been searching and looking at future employers while I am school. Several recruiters have came out and I have been listening and reading every thing provided. I have caught a few folks in lies but I know that is part of the trade in getting someone to their company. My question for you experienced drivers is what starter company should I go with? I am not going to ask for much I don't want to come home but once every 4 weeks because I want to learn my craft and make money neither of these can be done at home all the time. I also would like to make half way decent pay. I know starting out I won't make much but a guy can hope he would get 750 a week bring home pay after training? I myself searched and narrowed down my options to PTL (Paschall Truck Lines) or McElroy Truck Lines. Do any of you have experience with these companys?

Thanks in advanced for reading my book. Regards, Country T

Posted:  1 year ago

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Truck Driver in training

Hey Folks,

I am currently enrolled in CDL school and looking at perspective future employers. So far I have narrowed my list down to the two. McElroy Truck Lines and Paschall Truck Lines INC. I know being a new CDL holder with no experience that I won't get paid a huge amount. I know that I need to limit home time so I can learn my craft. My question is can any of you guys give me any pointers on which company may be the better one to go with. I am a skeptical person, both companies recruiters promised the moon and I know for a fact most of it won't be done but still any company that would hire a newbie would have to be an alright company right? IF neither of these companies are a good starter company can you guys suggest one that would better?

Many Thanks, Country T

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