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Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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CDL Physical

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Okay I have a neighbor who is telling me the cost for the Physical exam is going to cost me a 1000 bucks, is there any truth or a lying ??? i live in PA

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I paid 90 a couple of months ago. I also live in PA.

nice Pit the red one I have one thanks I knew she was crazy!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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CDL Physical

The ones I've seen are usually about $100. Where are you planning on going to school? Sometimes the school includes that in tuition

I looked into it and Prime Inc. Pittston, PA Terminal an hour from my house and they want me the to get the Physical exam and the CDP then 3 or 4 week on the road training then the driver test with tanker on the permit then drive for them for a year, my plan after that point is to drive for them 6 months then lease and train new drivers, i look into this hard at 61 I have a short future or maybe a long one for like 10 years, looking to get into something that has been leased for 2 years...what do you think??

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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CDL Physical

Okay I have a neighbor who is telling me the cost for the Physical exam is going to cost me a 1000 bucks, is there any truth or a lying ??? i live in PA

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Drug testing for CDL school

Thank you all for taking time to reply. It's all good advice, and I thank you for it.

Does anyone who might be a recent hire, or know a recent hire of Prime, know offhand if they do hair follicle testing, or just Urinalysis? I would prefer to not have to do hair follicle now, for obvious reasons, that could tack on another maybe 60 days. But whatever it ends up being, it ends up being.

Thank you all again, I hope to see you on the road one day soon.

Hair follicle will show up as long as you have the same hair Urinalysis you should have been clear in a month and you can't trick them anymore with urine because most of the company's test for protein because when they flush there system there is no protein now a day they have all aspects cover.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Career change

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Western Express looks good to me

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Fair enough. We want to help, but it might help us if you'd tell us about these companies you "don't trust." We are wondering why someone who has only been looking into this for two days has such opinions formed already. Help us out so we know where your comments are coming from.

came from loading trucks for the pass 16 years and asking drivers!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Career change

So you moved from Idaho, to Oklahoma and now you say you’re in Pennsylvania?

that an oops lived in pa from 86

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Career change

So, how's that homework coming?

working on it wont be replying much, if your talking about Western Express great company!

Michael, I'll be honest with you that doesnt mean a dang thing to any companies. We have had many drivers here that used to drive and have been off the road for 10 years. Even though they had experience doing the exact job they're applying for they weren't any different than anybody else in their CDL class. School may be easier for them but they were equal to someone who has never driven a mile in their life. These companies don't care what your previous jobs were. What they're looking for is your employment is verifiable to show that you are responsible enough to carry a job and not quit when the going gets tough. I can assure you schooling, training and your first year of trucking will quite possibly be the toughest thing you've ever done.

well I don't move much that is for sure 3 jobs in my life this will make 4

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Career change

Old school sir i just started looking 2 days ago after looking for another job and no one calls me for an interview, so the only thing I can think of was truck driving I have a bunch of friends that are truck drivers but they all moved away from here, fact that this site showed up just below the paid sites says a lot for the guy that set this site up, he put the top key search words in google to get that high, I am impressed, for Western Express looks good to me, one of the better ones, don't take me wrong I have been talking to truckers for 16 years and longer to include my friends I know what the life is like, I am a loaner i will be looking to drive by myself, thinking about getting a dash cam just in case!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Career change

thanks for the info I just started looking 2 days ago but there is more to me than meets the eye at 18 I worked for a food company and they made me a supervisor in a month then they added to the job start pulling orders form the freezer and refrigerator, then they had me start backing the straight truck and getting them loaded after i learned that now they told me to start backing in the 53 refers and start getting them loaded up, so at 18 I was jockeying 53 footers in a tight yard for 3 years I do hope i never lost that talent, then where I work now we have fortune 500 company's like 340 customers for that division and there are 12 more divisions in the corporation our division produces 120 million in product and that 120 million is what this division makes in a year with all included this has reached about 12 billion a year see i was the shift lead to logistics on first shift, my part was to make sure that everything ran smooth and when they took me out of the department it was 2 weeks before month end well never the less they never made there 12 million that month they tried with 5 more lift drivers they where short 3.9 million for the month, when drivers walked in they always ask for me to load them, this is because i got the weight right on the fifth wheel and all of the truck by 100 lbs per axle this is how close i got it, so if i have a chip it's well earned!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Career change

So here i am sitting in my house looking at becoming a truck driver....been self employed most of my life then I had a change, had to raise two grand children so I drop the floorcovering went in to shipping for the last 16 years now here is the kicker... something happen at work had to take the employer to court. so I am going to be 61 next month, hard to find another job at my age, I don't mind driving a truck been a fire chief and asst chief and an EMT for 20 years passing the quiz no problem getting my medical card no problem no problem getting my endorsements all of them my problem is getting paid after I get my CDl some kind of money to support wife and grand children for the 4 weeks of training before I can start getting a good pay check I live in N.E.P.A. right around the Milford area I am looking at trucking company's who I don't trust, is there advice any of you can give me because I will be moving forward with in 2 months Thanks in advance confused.gif

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