Jim Palmer Trucking

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Mr. M.'s Comment
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Any insights about this company. I've done my research and I think this is the company I'm going with

G-Town's Comment
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Mr. M, one of our student members Aaron has an outstanding Jim Palmer training thread in the diary section. If you haven't already check it out, it's a good read.

Llandros's Comment
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Mr. M, one of our student members Aaron has an outstanding Jim Palmer training thread in the diary section. If you haven't already check it out, it's a good read.

I'll give a second vote for Aaron's thread. It is excellent and have read it now several times. JP is one of the two that I am most seriously considering when I get to start - although that is not going to happen until June for me (gotta get all the ducks in a row!)

Good luck if you go with them and keep us all updated regardless of where you go.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Thanks don't worry I'll keep you posted

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Mr. M, one of our student members Aaron has an outstanding Jim Palmer training thread in the diary section. If you haven't already check it out, it's a good read.

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I'll give a second vote for Aaron's thread. It is excellent and have read it now several times. JP is one of the two that I am most seriously considering when I get to start - although that is not going to happen until June for me (gotta get all the ducks in a row!)

Good luck if you go with them and keep us all updated regardless of where you go.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Mr. M, one of our student members Aaron has an outstanding Jim Palmer training thread in the diary section. If you haven't already check it out, it's a good read.

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I'll give a second vote for Aaron's thread. It is excellent and have read it now several times. JP is one of the two that I am most seriously considering when I get to start - although that is not going to happen until June for me (gotta get all the ducks in a row!)

Good luck if you go with them and keep us all updated regardless of where you go.

June? That's a lot of ducks.

What part of Florida you from?

I've been trying to line my ducks up for 6 years now. LOL...

Maybe this year finally...

Rick

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm gonna put up the links we have to information for this thread:

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.

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.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info

I'm gonna put up the links we have to information for this thread:

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.

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.

Llandros's Comment
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June? That's a lot of ducks.

What part of Florida you from?

I've been trying to line my ducks up for 6 years now. LOL...

Maybe this year finally...

Rick

Orlando - main thing is I am stuck in an apartment through April and the contract with my job until May. I could break both but there are penalties for each - plus I am planning to move my stuff back to Mississippi early spring and get my regular license changed so that will be my home time location. Believe me, if I could go today, I would! But will take advantage of the studying time until then.

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