Getting Nervous

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Retha M.'s Comment
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So I start training Monday and a little confused on a few things. Background checks, from reading here they have their info within the first few days. Every job I have had has this process and it took a few weeks. Next how much money do you need to bring? For school and with your mentor? The school gave an amount for school. But when you are on a the road are you paying for things other then food that I need to know about? And since I'm female will I be waiting a long time for a trainer? I don't care who it is male or female as long as they teach me what I need to know. And anything questionable I have you guys to help. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Tractor Man's Comment
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In order to be comfortable. If you can swing it, I'd recommend having a minimum of 1Grand in the bank. Or whatever you can afford. Truck Stop food/drinks are not cheap.

Jaguwar's Comment
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Alternately I suppose you could bring a small supply of canned goods or something. I imagine your trainer has at least a coffee pot for heating water, you'd be surprised how creative you can get with very little of the traditional cooking implements. Whenever you stop at a truck stop that's near a Dollar General, go shopping! It's cheaper there than at the truck stop. Better yet is a stop within walking distance of a WalMart. Keep your eyes peeled for such opportunities.

dirtrocker's Comment
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I did it on about $35. Was It comfortable? Not really but it can be done. I left all my money back at home with my fiance and daughter. And as for me, other than whatever food or drinks I wanted while out was laundry money.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have no way of knowing how long you'll be waiting for a trainer. It's kind of the luck of the draw. Depends on what trainers are available when you're ready to roll.

The main thing you'll be paying for during training is food. There won't be much else. Once you get on the road most companies will forward you a little cash if you need it because you'll have paychecks coming in soon. Bring whatever amount of money the school recommends for the schooling phase and try to have at least a few hundred bucks beyond that for the transition to the training phase on the road.

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