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Dutchboy's Comment
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....for a while here, and appreciate the info i have been able to pull from previous posters. I was recently let go from a management position that had me working 70+ hours a week and decided it was time for a career change.( my dad says trucking was tge best job he ever had). Nevertheless, i have signed on for company sponsored training (PAM) at C1 training in Littlerock Arkansas. I will try to update you guys with current info about their program to help future drivers make decisions about thier future in the industry. I hope i can live up to my own and the companies expectations. Thanks, Jon(dutchboy)

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Welcome to TT. I was Self Employed most of my Adult life. 70+ hr work weeks have been the norm for me as welll. It made the transition into Trucking much easier. Just push through the Training, keep a level head, learn all you can from your Trainer. My Trainer had strong and weak points, as we all do. I am just over 3 months Solo, and things are becoming a bit easier and automatic. Good Luck to you, and keep us posted on your "Adventures".


G-Town's Comment
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Welcome to the forum Jon and thanks for coming out of the shadows.

Dutchboy's Comment
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Thanks for the welcome guys.

As for working 70+ hours , hopefully it will have me ease into doing whatever it takes...

...now if i could find something to help me ease the transition to driving up and over a long steep incline and back down again while in heavy traffic...

Dutchboy's Comment
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A correction to my original post..

I will not be attending C1 in little rock! Instead i will be attending PEAK institute.

Rolling with the changes.

C T.'s Comment
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You're in little Rock and not with Maverick? confused.gif

Seriously though good luck to you.

Dutchboy's Comment
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You're in little Rock and not with Maverick? confused.gif

I was going to attend school in LR, but i do not live there. I live in Baton Rouge,La. I thought about maverick but never noticed any of their trucks on the highway.

Thanks for the well wishes.

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