JIM PALMER TRUCKING

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Llandros (the teach) just wrote in her blog that shes having a hard time. Someone needs to help.

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Shes in the training diaries

Llandros's Comment
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And she is actually a he - yeah, it's not going anything like I had hoped- too many trainees and not enough trainers - in a situation that I can't get out of but making the best of it.

Llandros (the teach) just wrote in her blog that shes having a hard time. Someone needs to help.

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Oops, sorry 'bout that. I can get silly little comments out for encouragement but this sounds pretty serious. Someone with more experience needs to chime in. They will. They're probably working right now.

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Luke never called me back. I've left several voicemails and no return call. I don't have a criminal record or anything on my background. My laast ticket was in 1998. I don't understand what's the problem. Oh well I guess I'm on to my second choice. I read your post hope everything is getting better for you.

And she is actually a he - yeah, it's not going anything like I had hoped- too many trainees and not enough trainers - in a situation that I can't get out of but making the best of it.

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Llandros (the teach) just wrote in her blog that shes having a hard time. Someone needs to help.

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Ya that smarts. Think of it as their loss. I applied at Wil- Trans, talked to Adam. He said he'd call when things came thru. Never called.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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If you like Palmer so much, and haven't heard back, why not just go with Prime? They heavily rely on their freight pool and get equipment from them.

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Branding and marketing.

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=34683

Couldn't post as link.

From Prime: relationship with Wil-Trans , Palmer, and Prime

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.

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If you like Palmer so much, and haven't heard back, why not just go with Prime? They heavily rely on their freight pool and get equipment from them.

Correction, it appears Wiltrans leases to Prime.

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Hi, my name is Jason and am also looking to get into trucking. I called Roadmaster first but they gave me a weird feeling. Recruiter was too pitchy. Am in process with Jim Palmer recruiter, just waiting for my current and past employer to answer their phone calls for employment verification. Have a date set for me to start their CDL program. At first I thought I'd be that guy they wouldnt call back because my first talk with them the recruiter actually tried talking me out of trucking because I have kids and a wife. But told me to call him back the next day after speaking more with my wife about it. I used to be in Marines so my wife and I have experienced plenty of time apart in those years. Not sure what it will actually feel like with kids in the picture now. But anyways, they've been in contact with me everyday since I called him back and applied. My advice if no one is calling back, just make sure you show you want it because filling out that application and going through the interviews with them, it looks like I'm on my way into this. And my recruiter has made me feel really good about my decision. Guy at Roadmaster said they are Harvard of trucking schools but told me I shouldn't be picky about the first company I work with. But then JP recruiter made a good point that if they are Harvard of trucking schools then they should care about company you go with. "You think Harvard wants their graduates working at McDonald's?" He said. Good point.

Also want to point out that this recruiter told me to call him back after initial conversation, whether I wanted to go with them or not, and he said if I called back and didnt feel like they were gonna be a good fit, that he would be more than happy to give me advice on other bigger companies to consider. So not sure if he gets anything out of pointing people into another direction, but just thought that it was cool they seem to be in the interest of not only themselves but you as a person.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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