Jim Palmer Cdl Training

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Big Scott's Comment
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Great to hear. In PA, did you get to the towns of Intercourse and Blue Ball?

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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I didn't, it was just Philadelphia, and palmyra.

Great to hear. In PA, did you get to the towns of Intercourse and Blue Ball?

Big Scott's Comment
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OK. Both are near Hershey. Took a family trip there when I was a kid. Had a shirt that said I went to Intercourse PA. Wore it to school and my parents were told not to let me wear it to school again. We all had a laugh at that.

DC5275's Comment
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Aaron, Good read you did such a good job posting your training. Hope you get your mile's soon and your upgrade. Best of luck and be safe! See you around. David JP2077

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Thanks David, congrats on your upgrade. I'm sure I'll see you around again. Miles have been ticking off pretty quickly. So hopefully by the end of the month or early October I'll be finished. Stay safe and have a good one.

Aaron, Good read you did such a good job posting your training. Hope you get your mile's soon and your upgrade. Best of luck and be safe! See you around. David JP2077

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well the miles have been coming off pretty quickly. Last week I had about 18,000 miles to go before I go solo. We did almost 6,000 miles. Just shy by 6 miles. I've been running days so it's been great. Enjoy it, we are here in Alabama, we deliver at 8am tomorrow. So it's nice to just relax a bit. Other than that, everything has been great. Looking forward to finishing up these miles, so I can do my solo week and hopefully move on and be out of training.

All I can say is, it's rough trying to sleep while the truck is moving. But you gotta do what you gotta do so, I'll deal with it. 😂 Anyways, stay safe everyone and I'll see you guys next time.

Big Scott's Comment
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That was quick. lol Stay safe. Talk to you soon.

Larry K.'s Comment
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So Aaron, have followed your posts with interest, and now have some questions. First am looking into starting my training asap and doing some research. First question to you..... I notice in your bio you mention Prime, but you are with Him Palmer. I am curious how you ended with JP, your decision process etc.

I have currently have been accepted at Prime, and Jim Palmer, but have applied at TMC and at least one other whos name escapes me at the moment.

Have followed your training post and one other that went to Prime. Both where good and informative.

So now just need to decide..... who

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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You should go with the one that has the most of what you want. Routes, home time opions, type of frieght, trucks (age, make and model, manual or automatic, etc), rider policy, pet policy, etc. Different companies offer different incentives. Prime has a lot. Do the trucks have APUs or inverters? Some companies offer free satelite TV or radio. So, the companies you mentioned are all great companies. Now you have many other questions to ask yourself to find which is the best fit for you. Good luck.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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The biggest thing that made me pick jim Palmer was the class size. They only bring in 5 a week. So I figured id have a better chance at learning with such a small class. But both companies are good, but everything so far with Palmer have exceeded my expectations and I'm pleased I picked them.

So Aaron, have followed your posts with interest, and now have some questions. First am looking into starting my training asap and doing some research. First question to you..... I notice in your bio you mention Prime, but you are with Him Palmer. I am curious how you ended with JP, your decision process etc.

I have currently have been accepted at Prime, and Jim Palmer, but have applied at TMC and at least one other whos name escapes me at the moment.

Have followed your training post and one other that went to Prime. Both where good and informative.

So now just need to decide..... who

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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