Jim Palmer Cdl Training

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Aaron Placencia's Comment
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That would be correct. Mine has been a little slower than normal, once I got my license. Me and my trainer took home time, and now I'm on home time again. Some will finish earlier than me. But it roughly takes two months from the time you get your license to knock out the 30,000 miles. It goes pretty quickly.

Aaron, have really enjoyed reading your experience with JPT. From the start of the thread it looks like you've gone from orientation to A seat in roughly 4 months (including your upcoming solo week). Is that correct? It's difficult to know based on the forums thread dating.

And from A seat you would have the 60 day probate period before you would be allowed riders?

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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I believe the year mark will be when you got your license. Training you're not hired on with the company but when you pass everything and are licensed, you are hired on with the company and start making a paycheck.

I got a question, when does your year contract start? I'm good either way but just curious. Does it start when you start training or once you go solo?

House_that_Peterbilt's Comment
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I'm scheduled to start on the 24th thank you for your informative posts they've been extremely helpful as I prepare for this major life change

Damon B.'s Comment
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I'm starting on the 24th too. I'm driving up from Boise on the 21st. I'm really excited about this opportunity pretty nervous as well. Guess I'll see you in Missoula.

I'm scheduled to start on the 24th thank you for your informative posts they've been extremely helpful as I prepare for this major life change

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Awesome, guys! I hope to see y'all up there soon...keep us updated on how it's going! Good luck and God Speed!!

House_that_Peterbilt's Comment
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I'm starting on the 24th too. I'm driving up from Boise on the 21st. I'm really excited about this opportunity pretty nervous as well. Guess I'll see you in Missoula.

Actually I will be going to Missouri and Wil Trans because I'm from New York but best if luck to you all

Vonda J.'s Comment
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Good afternoon everyone.. I'm having a really hard time finding sponsored CDL training because of my zip code. Is there a way around this snag? I can't afford to pay for schooling, and I'd be willing to go most anywhere.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Try looking here Paid CDL Training Programs Also, call the companies and speak to recruiters.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Vonda J.'s Comment
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Well, I have applied at almost all of the ones on this website, and been told they are not excepting students from my zip code. I am still waiting to hear from the last 2, but it's getting frustrating. Any advice if I am not able got get the company sponsored training?

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Corinne C.'s Comment
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Hey great job.

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