JIM PALMER TRUCKING

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Mr. M.'s Comment
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I hope I get accepted at this company. Just talked to a recruiter named Luke. I will find out in a couple of days. Any insight anybody can give me?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Good luck. They are a great company. Type their name in the search bar on top of this page and you will get more info than you'll know what to do with.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Thanks I appreciate it.

Good luck. They are a great company. Type their name in the search bar on top of this page and you will get more info than you'll know what to do with.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Welcome, neighbor.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Hopefully I get accepted

Welcome, neighbor.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have a ton of information on the company itself and their training program if you haven't seen it already:

Jim Palmer Company Review

Jim Palmer Company-Sponsored Training Program Review

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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Welcome, neighbor.

It has been awhile since I have heard that statement. Last person I knew who regularly referred to people as 'neighbors' was a pilot I had in the Army. He retired and started flying for life flight in Hopkinsville, KY about a decade ago.

Dave's Comment
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I hope I get accepted at this company. Just talked to a recruiter named Luke. I will find out in a couple of days. Any insight anybody can give me?

I started at Wil-Trans ( sister company to Jim Palmer) at end of September. Just about done w/my training.

It's a great company, Wilson Logisitcs, owns & runs both.

Essentially the only difference is name & JP runs mostly west half & WT runs east half. Pay, benefits etc are all the same.

I have had nothing but good experiences so far. Any concerns or issues I've had are delt with quickly & properly.

I'm excited to be finishing training soon and heading out solo.

If you have any questions or I can help don't hesitate to ask.

Good luck & Mery Christmas

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.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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THANKS Dave!!! Hope I get accepted

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I hope I get accepted at this company. Just talked to a recruiter named Luke. I will find out in a couple of days. Any insight anybody can give me?

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I started at Wil-Trans ( sister company to Jim Palmer) at end of September. Just about done w/my training.

It's a great company, Wilson Logisitcs, owns & runs both.

Essentially the only difference is name & JP runs mostly west half & WT runs east half. Pay, benefits etc are all the same.

I have had nothing but good experiences so far. Any concerns or issues I've had are delt with quickly & properly.

I'm excited to be finishing training soon and heading out solo.

If you have any questions or I can help don't hesitate to ask.

Good luck & Mery Christmas

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I hope I get accepted at this company. Just talked to a recruiter named Luke. I will find out in a couple of days. Any insight anybody can give me?

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I started at Wil-Trans ( sister company to Jim Palmer) at end of September. Just about done w/my training.

It's a great company, Wilson Logisitcs, owns & runs both.

Essentially the only difference is name & JP runs mostly west half & WT runs east half. Pay, benefits etc are all the same.

I have had nothing but good experiences so far. Any concerns or issues I've had are delt with quickly & properly.

I'm excited to be finishing training soon and heading out solo.

If you have any questions or I can help don't hesitate to ask.

Good luck & Mery Christmas

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.

WhiteTrain's Comment
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I hope I get accepted at this company. Just talked to a recruiter named Luke. I will find out in a couple of days. Any insight anybody can give me?

I've been talking with Luke also. Seems like a good guy. I had my interviews and what not. Just have to get my background check and a couple other things done so I guess I'm pre-accepted, just have to give them a start date. Wanted to get through the holidays and get some some stuff sorted out before finalizing the date.

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