Jim Palmer Cdl Training

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Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Not bad, we are currently at a Walmart distribution center. We dropped our watermelons at the prime yard since it doesn't deliver till tomorrow. Grabbed this Tyson load and been waiting a few hours now. Light is green but they haven't called us so we are waiting.

Our next load is picked up in Idaho, and heading to Illinois. Pretty happy to finally get away from Salt Lake City 😂

Backed at the truck stop again. Two pulls up. Seems to be a little less stressful each time. I'm sure I'll still stress about it tho! But it's going. A lil tired today. It's been hot and just moving fast.

Hey Aaron, how's it going?

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Sounds awesome. Keep having fun. Also, there is no such thing as to many pull ups. Good luck.

Mark L.'s Comment
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Aaron, did you have any trouble getting them to send you to Jim Palmer in Montana instead of Wil-Trans in Missouri? I ask because I live in Indiana and applied for Jim Palmer and a recruiter contacted me from Wil-Trans and has been trying to tell me that because of where I'm at, I have to go with Wil-Trans instead of Jim Palmer.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Aaron, did you have any trouble getting them to send you to Jim Palmer in Montana instead of Wil-Trans in Missouri? I ask because I live in Indiana and applied for Jim Palmer and a recruiter contacted me from Wil-Trans and has been trying to tell me that because of where I'm at, I have to go with Wil-Trans instead of Jim Palmer.

According to Allie Knight the people at Wil-Trans are very nice. Apparently they are practically next door to Prime. Hope that helps.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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I had no problems coming from Maine. They didn't even ask me about going to wil-trans. I'd contact someone from Jim Palmer. I'm sure wil-trans are nice people but I don't know how they do the training. Could be more strict and all that. But I'm sure you can get into jpt, idk why they say where you live you can't. I came further away!! Haha

Aaron, did you have any trouble getting them to send you to Jim Palmer in Montana instead of Wil-Trans in Missouri? I ask because I live in Indiana and applied for Jim Palmer and a recruiter contacted me from Wil-Trans and has been trying to tell me that because of where I'm at, I have to go with Wil-Trans instead of Jim Palmer.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well today I thought was going to be good. We got up, and hit the road. Made it to Idaho and grabbed our load. We leave and everything is fine.... Then the reefer shuts off. So we pull over kick it back on and head back down the road. We noticed it's off again. We did this 6 times. We were almost to Wyoming, and roadassit tells us to go back to salt lake so they can look at it... Everything with Utah is just bad luck. We are now at the flying j having dinner. Gotta wake up early and go grab our load again, that is if they fix it in time. If not, a new load will be sent to us.

I guess I'm just the cause of bad luck 😂 Oh well, more learning for me I suppose. I'll check in tomorrow when I can. Gonna be a lot of running to get the load to Illinois on Monday.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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You are not the cause of bad things. Some day when you are solo your refer will quit working. Now you will know how to handle it like a pro. So it was a good thing. Do you still get paid the miles? Good luck.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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That's true, we were just behind a little bit. But we will still make it on time. We wanted to be early so we can see the biggest truck stop but that's scratched, and I'm sure we can't do 771 miles to get there xD especially with me driving. I'll be doing it all. 10 hours here I come 😂

You are not the cause of bad things. Some day when you are solo your refer will quit working. Now you will know how to handle it like a pro. So it was a good thing. Do you still get paid the miles? Good luck.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Just drive. smile.gif These forums are filled with the great trips and plans gone to hell. Just look at Tractorman's post in the general category today. Just keep learning as you go. That's what this time is for. Stay safe

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Hey Aaron! I stumbled across you on Twitter and sent ya a follow.

I'm @AshleyLoucks1.

There's a large trucking community on Twitter full of some great people who are always willing to help out if you ever have questions. I usually get an answer to mine within an hour or so.

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