How Big Was Your Truck Driving Class?

Topic 18911 | Page 1

Page 1 of 5 Next Page Go To Page:
Renegade's Comment
member avatar

How big was your truck driving class? KLLM is running about 35 students per class with a 90% graduation rate. Does that sound like a normal class size?

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

How big was your truck driving class? KLLM is running about 35 students per class with a 90% graduation rate. Does that sound like a normal class size?

Yes, that's a normal class size for a company that big but that doesn't not sound like a normal graduation rate. Should that say 9% maybe?

confused.gif

I guess it could be 90% once you get rid of three quarters of the initial applicants that show up but can't pass the physical or drug test, or lied on the application, or any number of other reasons.

But yeah, that's a normal class size. I think Prime brings in like 120 students per week and of course they're quite a bit larger company.

Old School's Comment
member avatar

There's no such thing as normal. Different schools are set up to handle different numbers. I went to a private school where we had three persons in my class.

Some places can handle a lot while others focus on small numbers. It all boils down to the amount of staff and equipment available to the students so they can get it done.

BQ 's Comment
member avatar

I would approximate about 80 students arrived at Prime when I came thru. Although, on day 6 I was on a truck driving OTR with a trainer, 1 on 1. It was just him and I until I upgraded to my own truck.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Renegade's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

How big was your truck driving class? KLLM is running about 35 students per class with a 90% graduation rate. Does that sound like a normal class size?

double-quotes-end.png

Yes, that's a normal class size for a company that big but that doesn't not sound like a normal graduation rate. Should that say 9% maybe?

confused.gif

I guess it could be 90% once you get rid of three quarters of the initial applicants that show up but can't pass the physical or drug test, or lied on the application, or any number of other reasons.

But yeah, that's a normal class size. I think Prime brings in like 120 students per week and of course they're quite a bit larger company.

I asked the recruiter what the graduation rate was and he said 90%. He said the number of students are averaging 35 per class and new classes start every Monday. This is just what I was told but we're going to find out real soon because my class starts the 3rd week of April.

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

Well all we know is that your own graduation rate is going to be 100% so everyone else can do whatever they like to contribute to the overall stats.

smile.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

If you find yourself with a little time to pass in the first day or two you can play, "Which dudes are gonna be on a bus home by Wednesday?" and get a betting pool going. Within an hour of arriving you'll be able to identify a few people who surely won't be there long. A few of them you will swear must be trying purposely to be sent home. My best guess was that some people just hate happiness, but I never really wanted to ask em. I just watched from a safe distance.

smile.gif

Renegade's Comment
member avatar

Well all we know is that your own graduation rate is going to be 100% so everyone else can do whatever they like to contribute to the overall stats.

smile.gif

I thought that was a little high myself Brett, but I didn't want to call the guy a liar. All I know is, I'm going to go in to that class confident, willing to learn, and humble. Mid June, Trucking Truth should have an active KLLM driver on it's page.

Anchorman's Comment
member avatar

I went to a local community college. My class consisted of only 1 other person.

Joshua's Comment
member avatar

Hey Renegade. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to send a private message so if you know how, please send me one. Or if you want you can post your email in the thread and I will email ya.

Page 1 of 5 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Attending Truck Driving School Company Sponsored CDL Training Reports From CDL Training
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More