Finally Headed To School

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David O.'s Comment
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I leave Saturday for Prime Inc. company sponsored school.

I've been spending all my free time going through the High Road Training Program, good stuff.

I've packed some clothes for both warm and cool weather and I have the money they said that I will need.

My laptop, tablet, digital camera and usb battery pack are all charged and packed .

I've been eating healthier and working on my stress levels and have brought my blood pressure down to 137 over 85.

Part of me feels I'm forgetting something. Any input please?

Blake 's Comment
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Congratulations! Learn all you can.

David O.'s Comment
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I was supposed to leave at noon tomorrow, I received a phone call from my recruiter this morning. He says that his supervisor did a final review on my work history, which is admittedly poor. 3 months here; 6 months there, 3 months at the other place.

They want me to get another job and stay there 6 to 9 months and reapply. Is this normal? Are there any other companies with a decent company sponsored program that may overlook this sort of thing?

I may just go get my permit and ride with my neighbor who hauls asphalt in triaxle dumps. Is that a viable plan or will the OTR companies scoff at that down the road?

Thanks in advance.


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.


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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Congratulations on getting your blood pressure down. Sorry about the rest. Have you talked to other companies?

This may seem obvious, but please don't tell any prospective employers you're looking for a job to eventually quit and become a truck driver.

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