Thoughts On Jim Palmer For A Rookie?

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Dorl 's Comment
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Anything I need to know about Jim Palmer Trucking good or bad ? I plan on going to cdl school there and will be committed for at least a year there. Thoughts and opinions greatly appreciated !!


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.
Old School's Comment
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Anything I need to know about Jim Palmer Trucking good or bad ?

What's the matter? Are you getting a little nervous?

HaHa! We totally get it!

Look, don't let all the foolishness you may come across online get to ya. That is an excellent place to get your start. They will work with you and support you all the way.

Here's the big thing that you need to know about: You are totally new to this, and your best approach will be to stay in touch with us here at Trucking Truth. We can help you all along the way.

There are going to be times when you don't understand why things are done a certain way - this is always the downfall of rookie drivers. They don't understand the little nuances about this industry, and then they hear other rookie drivers complaining about the same types of things. The next thing you know all these people who actually know nothing, consider themselves experts, and then they make some boneheaded decisions that really hurt their careers. Be careful about forming opinions on your training or your first company without running your thoughts by the friendly and helpful people here in this forum. We will help you sort it all out, and will do our best to help you navigate your way through that first year maze of misinformation.

You have made an excellent choice in a company to get your career started with. There is no reason why you can't enjoy many successful years at that company.

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