Accepted Into CRST

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James H.'s Comment
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Class begins on Monday, June 12th.

I am going this route, because they offer veterans pretty much free schooling. They are giving me bonuses. I tried to go with Schneider even with the vet program I was going to be down in Miami. I would have to pay for all my meals.

Going CRST Expedited. Which is a Team thing. I have to find a team mate, hopefully I can find one that isn't homesick and wants to drive.

This is what I got in under, not sure if it's all true but we will find out.. Worst case scenario is that my CDL is payed for by my GI bill and I am not held under a contract.

Rented a car so I wouldn't have to endure the bus ride.. :)

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.
Big T's Comment
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Good luck. I got my initial start at CRST and enjoyed my time there. If you find a good co driver and prove yourself they will keep you busy.

Traffic Jam's Comment
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Way to go James H! You are in for the time of your life. I just finished training with Swift Transportation and each day was a blast. I learned a lot and made a whole bunch of new friends. The instructors were terrific. I am sure you will do the same if you keep a positive attitude and give it your all.

Thanks for your service to the greatest country, the U.S.A. We hope you will write about your experience so we can follow along and cheer for you.

-Traffic Jam

James H.'s Comment
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Way to go James H! You are in for the time of your life. I just finished training with Swift Transportation and each day was a blast. I learned a lot and made a whole bunch of new friends. The instructors were terrific. I am sure you will do the same if you keep a positive attitude and give it your all.

Thanks for your service to the greatest country, the U.S.A. We hope you will write about your experience so we can follow along and cheer for you.

-Traffic Jam

I'm actually going through a different program, training starts next week. Troops to Transport. Trying to avoid any contracts, because CRST is the expedited way, and I am not going in with a partner. Can I trust them to drive while I am asleep and are they clean? LOL

So I will be graduating July 14th from the school in Miami.

Big T's Comment
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Way to go James H! You are in for the time of your life. I just finished training with Swift Transportation and each day was a blast. I learned a lot and made a whole bunch of new friends. The instructors were terrific. I am sure you will do the same if you keep a positive attitude and give it your all.

Thanks for your service to the greatest country, the U.S.A. We hope you will write about your experience so we can follow along and cheer for you.

-Traffic Jam

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I'm actually going through a different program, training starts next week. Troops to Transport. Trying to avoid any contracts, because CRST is the expedited way, and I am not going in with a partner. Can I trust them to drive while I am asleep and are they clean? LOL

So I will be graduating July 14th from the school in Miami.

That is a case by case basis. Unfortunately you wont know until you are riding with someone. Best thing to do is meet with them before you get on the same truck and talk about expectations and "rules" for the truck. If you are lucky you may find someone in school that is also going to CRST that you get along with and can team up after training. That is what happened when I went to CRST. It was a little easier because I went to their school so everyone in my class was also heading to CRST. I lucked out when it came to co-drivers and only had two that did not really work out. One was for safety, and the other just couldn't drive as hard as my other co-driver and I so it ended up causing conflict. I was on their 20-10 program at the time where three people were assigned to a truck and every ten days one got off and one got on. You were out twenty days and then got ten days of home time.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Class begins on Monday, June 12th.

I am going this route, because they offer veterans pretty much free schooling. They are giving me bonuses. I tried to go with Schneider even with the vet program I was going to be down in Miami. I would have to pay for all my meals.

Going CRST Expedited. Which is a Team thing. I have to find a team mate, hopefully I can find one that isn't homesick and wants to drive.

This is what I got in under, not sure if it's all true but we will find out.. Worst case scenario is that my CDL is payed for by my GI bill and I am not held under a contract.

Rented a car so I wouldn't have to endure the bus ride.. :)

Are you going through orientation or through the school again? I wonder if I met you yet. I got here on the 11th and started permit class on the 12th. If you are here now. I would love to meet ya.

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.
James H.'s Comment
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Class begins on Monday, June 12th.

I am going this route, because they offer veterans pretty much free schooling. They are giving me bonuses. I tried to go with Schneider even with the vet program I was going to be down in Miami. I would have to pay for all my meals.

Going CRST Expedited. Which is a Team thing. I have to find a team mate, hopefully I can find one that isn't homesick and wants to drive.

This is what I got in under, not sure if it's all true but we will find out.. Worst case scenario is that my CDL is payed for by my GI bill and I am not held under a contract.

Rented a car so I wouldn't have to endure the bus ride.. :)

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Are you going through orientation or through the school again? I wonder if I met you yet. I got here on the 11th and started permit class on the 12th. If you are here now. I would love to meet ya.

I asked for a delay of 2 weeks, mother in the hospital.. I am also accepted in a troops to transport program for Schneider. School for that starts next week in Miami, probably gonna go with that. From what I heard Schneider has a good tanker bulk products program.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Class begins on Monday, June 12th.

I am going this route, because they offer veterans pretty much free schooling. They are giving me bonuses. I tried to go with Schneider even with the vet program I was going to be down in Miami. I would have to pay for all my meals.

Going CRST Expedited. Which is a Team thing. I have to find a team mate, hopefully I can find one that isn't homesick and wants to drive.

This is what I got in under, not sure if it's all true but we will find out.. Worst case scenario is that my CDL is payed for by my GI bill and I am not held under a contract.

Rented a car so I wouldn't have to endure the bus ride.. :)

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Are you going through orientation or through the school again? I wonder if I met you yet. I got here on the 11th and started permit class on the 12th. If you are here now. I would love to meet ya.

double-quotes-end.png

I asked for a delay of 2 weeks, mother in the hospital.. I am also accepted in a troops to transport program for Schneider. School for that starts next week in Miami, probably gonna go with that. From what I heard Schneider has a good tanker bulk products program.

Teaming isn't for everyone. You'll do fine with Schneider.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
James H.'s Comment
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Just got my CDL permit.. Thanks to the highroad training program or I wouldn't have made it.. Gonna keep going through it now that I have my permit and so forth. Thanks to Brett and all who made the training program. I didn't get to have "class time" to get extra training before I took my CDL permit, just trucking truth's highroad.

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.
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