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Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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It`s about time!!!Here I go

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Thank you very much Brett for resetting my testing

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Actually I didn't reset it. You did. It was already reset when I looked at it.

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Im hope to think I1m ready for whatever is thrown at me.My emotions are all over the board..

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Oh that's totally normal. Almost everyone feels that way when they're ready to begin their training. If you're taking it seriously and you understand the risks and challenges that lie ahead you're going to be a bit anxious.

Just go very, very slowly in parking lots when you're maneuvering around, and even more slowly when you're backing and get out and look a lot. A huge percentage of the snafus rookies get into are tiny little dingers while running into something in a parking lot. New drivers get a bit nervous knowing that other drivers are watching and are often waiting for you to finish getting backed in before they can go. So new drivers tend to rush it or they don't want to take the time to get out and look and wind up bumping into something.

Take your time, listen well, keep a great attitude, and try to enjoy the process along the way. It's really cool to get to learn to drive a rig. Reminding yourself to relax and enjoy it as much as possible will help keep you from getting too tense and nervous about it.

Keep us updated!

Really? I did..Maybe it took a bit to reset..but awesome.. thanks Brett...I`m taking everything the instructors and my trainer seriously..I`m sure something like that will happen,but that would be a learning curve for me..

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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It`s about time!!!Here I go

Yes It sure is Brett ..I`ve must have read hundreds of post on this unbelieveable site,and I soaked it all in like a sponge.Im hope to think I1m ready for what ever is thrown at me.My emotions are all over the board..I`m going to do my best to keep everyone posted.Thank you very much Brett for resetting my testing

Hey Ron, looks like you managed to reset your scores then it seems?

Study hard. That three weeks is gonna be gone before you know it!

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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It`s about time!!!Here I go

Well everyone I don`t write to much on this amazing site(brett could tell ya that).. I sit back and read and learn..and Boy did I learn a lot for the 3 years I'm have been on here.Kinda feels like I know everyone personaly.Here we go ..My whole I wanted to be truck driver( my grandfather was a O/O..use to take m e with him sometimes) and I started to study and looking at companies,but life pulls curve balls at you.My only brother got sick awhile back and just passed away.So that kinda put the brakes on.Now I`m ready to start again my wife to be is all on board with this.So I`ve called some companies and they all said I'm good to go but I live to south of florida..So I`ve searched more and found a school called"Tampa bay trucking school" so I called them,next day took a ride there and sat there and watched for a few hours.I called them and they gave a small list of companies that they work with..and the one company that I`m leaning to is one of the companies..YAAA WHOOO.. So everyone I`m going to go with Stevens transport. I listened to OLD SCHOOL and Brett and a few others on here so I went to a few truck stops and spoken to many of Stevens drivers..And everyone is happy where they are at..unlike the negative stuff I heard at other sites... so my start date with school is May 8th 3 weeks there..then off I go....I feel like a kid at Xmas time....Now Ive started the highroad awhile back.. but I would like to start over again but when I hit the reset on it ,it stays where I left off....can anyone help me?....And again Thank you everyone on here

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Class B Trucks

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Craigslist and Indeed

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just get your class a..not much of a differance in obtaining it..you would be be better off>

gee.. yeah Im very quite on this site cause I just like to learn from what I see..but I need to update..

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Class B Trucks

Craigslist and Indeed

just get your class a..not much of a differance in obtaining it..you would be be better off>

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Got my hard copy today

Its official i own a Class A CDL. There is still apart of the cant believe this day is here. Now to find a company to drive for.

hey miKe.congradulations on getting ur class a ,you didn`t say how you odtain it, private school etc.if you went through a company you wouldn`t have worry about who is going to hire you,but if you went through a privatre school they should of done all of your background checks etc. and done many prehires before you even started schooling with them.Just need more info so we can guide you more.Yoy are on the best site on the planet to help you.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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High road training

hello everyone, i`m using the high road training and today i`ve noticed its not keeping my page where I left off at and I score an 81 on a certain page and it didn`t halt me,it just let me keep going.Am I doing something wrong? I`m also logged in when I`m using it.What am i doing wrong?

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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High Road Training Question

Hey graig thanks alot,for sure Iam going to take my time,I usually do 2 hrs a day,planning on doing that for the next 6 weeks.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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High Road Training Question

Ron, I recommend that you take your time and work your way through that program at a measured pace, maybe spend an hour or two a day on it. There is a lot of material in there and if you work at it like I suggested I think it will take you a couple of weeks to get through it. You will be so over prepared for your tests that you will be amazed at how easy they seem when you take them.

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My question is can i just do the High road without using the permit manual?

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You certainly can, and it will b e a lot more enjoyable than reading that thing! I never cracked mine open, and many others have done the same. You will retain the material so well by using the High Road Training Program that you really won't need that state training booklet. Occasionally there will be a slight difference from state to state on some minor things, but it will never be enough to cause you a failure on the exams.

One of the real world advantages to using the High Road Training Program is that at times the questions are worded in what could be a confusing way if you're not paying good attention to what the question is really asking. This is often times done in the state exams, and it will really pay off if you are already accustomed to these types of questions. You always want to be on the alert when the word "not" is in the question. Some times they are asking you which of the following is not the proper procedure for this or that and then they will offer three of the right ways and only one wrong way - this kind of stuff is put in there to make sure you are taking your time, paying attention, and that you really do know your stuff.

Best of luck to ya! You'll be so glad you did that training program, it is a real help for most folks who go through it.

Thank you again old school Yes I see what you are saying about the "not" in some of the questions,it got my on two questions and won`t make that mistake again.I`ve been setting 2 hours a day for me to study.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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High Road Training Question

I`ve been on this awsome site for alittle over a year doing research and I`m finally going to pull the trigger and get the ball rolling.I`ve got my school picked out and a small hand full of companies that I`m intrested in(flatbedding).I started the High Road Training that Brett and Old school suggested that i do first.My question is can i just do the High road without using the permit manual? How long does it take to complete the High road,I`m on rules and regulations and i see that there is 118 pages? just want to know for time managment.I`m planning to keep doing the High Road over and over till I get an 100 on everything,also getting all of my endorsements . Thank you everyone and be safe out there.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Superior carriers in florida

Does anyone know what approved schools does superior hire grads out of florida?

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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National training green cove florida

National raining is where I'll be training.

I visited their driving course a few weeks ago for an Open House type of thing. They have a good size area for training in the trucks, including a track that's 1-1/4 mile long (Pic's on their web site). They allowed us in the Rigs and even took us for a spin around the track with one of the instructors.

In a Nutshell... Financing: It's in the 6k range and Not hard to qualify for even with horrible credit. They'll require anywhere from $250.00 to $500.00 up front (depending on your credit) In order to start your Class Room course work on line. But they'll require somewhere around $1075.00 total, before you start the driving portion of your training. That means you'll be able to pay as you go while you're doing the @ home portion of the training. The remainder balance, after you pay the $1075.00 is financed thru them.

Their course: Well the Class Room type stuff you'll do at home on your computer, including quizzes etc. (all open book) and it takes about 2-3 weeks (their words). It can take longer and isn't an issue with the School if it does.

Once you're done and have your cdl permit, you can attend the Driver Training portion of the program, which is like 3 more weeks (give or take depending on the student). You'll get your DOT physical ($50.00) on the 1st day btw.

Just an FYI.

Hey thanks alot ynkedad,they sound like an awsome school from the research I`ve had done,I will be talking to them soon

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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National training green cove florida

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Has anyone been threw this school and what is your inputs about them?I`ve already contacted them and want to hear from drivers or students on this site.How is their training,financing and passing rate,I`m narrowing it down to 3 schools,this one,tdi and suncoast trucking acamedy,and again thank you everyone,

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I haven't heard of this one but there is a few members here that with through TDI and suncoast..... There's a search engine on this site type in the name of school and search through all of them

thanx for replying scott,I`ve already been on the search engine,thats how i found these 3 schools.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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National training green cove florida

I see you're choices are across the state - Jax,Orlando, Punta Gorda. Does location matter to you? My wife and I are 1/2 way through Pinellas Technical School and I can give you a strong recommendation for there.

hey thanx Rick..I`ve already looked into them and they do have a good program but its the time factor for me,i think that they are 320 hours,I`m not that lucky to have that time.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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National training green cove florida

Has anyone been threw this school and what is your inputs about them?I`ve already contacted them and want to hear from drivers or students on this site.How is their training,financing and passing rate,I`m narrowing it down to 3 schools,this one,tdi and suncoast trucking acamedy,and again thank you everyone,

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Canada

Some things to be aware of if you travel to Canada:

1/ Trucks traveling in both provinces must be speed limited to105 km/h.

2/ If you've taken a reset to start your most recent duty cycle it must be 36 hours, not 34 hours.

3/ Signage is Metric, so you best know the height of your vehicle in metres.

4/ Ditto for speed signs, they'll be in km/h.

There are more things to contend with, but those are the first that came to my mind.

thanks alot Mike,all of that didnt even cross my mind,

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Canada

Ron, we have a few drivers in here who cross the border occasionally. Some of the problems associated with that are the differences in the H.O.S. rules, different load securement rules (for flat-beds), and time delays at the actual border point - I've heard tales of long delays when trying to return back into the U.S. This usually depends entirely on the particular crossing that you are at, but some of them seem to have the reputation of being more than willing to let you into Canada, and then requiring you to jump through hoops with all kinds of extra information or paper work to come back home.

And again old school..thank you,just thought it would be good for the miles,I never looked at it that way

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Canada

why do so many drivers frown about taking loads to canada?

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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High road training

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just wondering,is there a time limit for using the program on this fantastic site,I`m going to get my permit in 3 months,I want to get all of my endorsements in the same month,so I`m planning on studying all of them for that time period. thank you everyone

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I've been driving now 2.5 years and I still get on the training program sometimes, so you shouldn't have a problem.

thank you very much button up,great site..do you think its wise to get all of my endorsements with in the same month?

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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High road training

Nope, there's no limit whatsoever. It's 100% free for everyone for life. Use it all you like - you'll never wear it out.

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Ahh..Man this site is great Brett..i don`t post that much on here,i just read and learn from everyone on here,But i will be posting more when i get closer to getting my prehires

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