Can Finally Exhale! I'm In At KLLM

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BushWheeler's Comment
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I got the good news today and am really ecstatic! It took over two weeks to get approved, and I feared the worst, but the issue is that there was some mixup where they faxed the wrong branch office for my current job in order to verify my reference. I really can't determine on which end the mixup started(KLLM or my current job) but I appreciate that my recruiter didn't give-up on me and got to the bottom of things. The place I work now has a home office in a different city, and I work in a branch office that's elsewhere, so it's easy to see how someone got off course.

They emailed me a "Conditional Offer Letter" that I have to either fax or take a cellphone picture of and email it, and then they're going to get things started. I have a few loose ends to tie up before I can leave, but I will be going to the refresher program at Hinds Community College in Jackson, Mississippi.

I only applied to two jobs because I didn't want to have an endless soup of sales pitches swirling around in my head, so I just decided to research every potential company ahead of time, and made a Pro/Con list for everyone, and would apply to them one-by-one. I did apply to a second company just in case when the process seemed to stall at KLLM. Basically, what can be learned from this is to call your recruiter if you go a few days without hearing any information. I could've saved myself probably a week of anticipation if I had done so. Back when I first went to trucking school, I did things the other way where I applied everywhere, and I really enjoyed the simplicity in how things played-out this time.(Although, these days, and even on this site, you can apply to numerous companies at once, so that's an easier option than it used to be.)

Right now, I'm guessing that Monday March 21 will be my first day. They said if I returned the signed offer within the next day or so, I could start this coming Monday, but like I said, that's too soon because I have prior loose ends to tie up.(I'm finishing up grad school requirements.)

I'm thrilled that this day is finally here. I did mostly Class B straight out of trucking school back in 2003, and left the industry to get the college thing "out of the way." (I'm not a traditional-aged student as you've probably figured out) I chose KLLM because I knew I needed a refresher, and I liked their training philosophy. You get six days of a refresher, then, hit the road with a trainer for six weeks. I know all of the negative mojo floating around about how the trainer might just be there to "exploit" students to get team miles, but I don't really care about that, I'll just be glad to have a more experienced driver within an earshot if situations arise that I need assistance with.

I lived an extremely minimalistic lifestyle(outside of student loans) and I don't have to be one of the drivers who plays employment carousel chasing every extra cpm. I just want to work for a company where I'm happy, am treated like somewhat of a human being, and enjoy my job to some degree. I intend to stay at KLLM as long as I feel those needs have been met. Thank you for reading my thoughts, and I'll be glad to update my progress if it's helpful to anyone.


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

BushWheeler's Comment
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In all actuality, the school(Hinds) where the refresher program(or at least part of it) is located, is actually in Raymond, MS, which is a little bit outside of Jackson. I don't have the full details on that yet, I just know that their training academy is at that school, and that I had to apply to the school in order to complete my file.(It was a simple process)

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