Wil Trans

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G's Comment
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So I've been I cdl training with Wil Trans for 3 weeks now and everything is running smoothly so far. I'm getting fairly nervous at the news that my cdl test is coming up a week from today.

I've decided to vlog my journey. At first I was going to vlog every day but found it could get piety repetitive. I do have some pretty good infoon there for those that would like to watch. If you have any questions feel free to comment on the video or here (although I'll probably see video comments quicker) and I'll be more than happy to answer them!

Forgive me for errors here. I'm using a truck stops Wi-Fi and our is making typing on here pretty difficult. I have no signal here in West Virginia lol.

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.
Charlie T.'s Comment
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I'm in contact with Wil-Trans now. Did you do your training in Springfield? How is the training? Do you like the company so far? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks G and good luck. Hopefully, I will be out there soon.

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.

G's Comment
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Off To Wil-Trans

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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.

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.

Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
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G

Watched a couple of videos...is your trainers truck a manual?

Keep up the good work, and safe travels

G's Comment
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I'm in contact with Wil-Trans now. Did you do your training in Springfield? How is the training? Do you like the company so far? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks G and good luck. Hopefully, I will be out there soon.

Did training in Springfield. Training is fast it seems. You get there on the weekend, permit test Tuesday, then you're driving the truck by Wednesday and off with a trainer to drive by Friday or Saturday for two to three weeks. Then you go back to Springfield to test for the cdl. I'm still with my Trainer and this is my third week and I'll be back by Thursday and test by Monday.

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.

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.

G's Comment
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G

Watched a couple of videos...is your trainers truck a manual?

Keep up the good work, and safe travels

Yes. Trainer has a 10 speed manual. Thanks!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ok I embedded the videos above. Just let me know anytime you have more and I'll add them here.

G's Comment
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Ok I embedded the videos above. Just let me know anytime you have more and I'll add them here.

Hey thanks!

I do have a couple more videos. Here are the links

https://youtu.be/imq3g0GmVdY

https://youtu.be/ckpG4DQ3vJI

G's Comment
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Ok I embedded the videos above. Just let me know anytime you have more and I'll add them here.

Here is another video Just uploaded today! Thanks again!

https://youtu.be/98Ey82CFvbI

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