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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Patrick,

I need to get your info so you get your referral pay when I apply to Wolding, assuming they accept me. I think I have the right one, she said you are a trainer? I obviously don’t want to post your last name here, but the lady said she knew you and that you were connected with truckingtruth, and that you were a trainer.

I will be calling them tomorrow to apply. I want to see if they will give me a pre-hire letter, since they are the only reason I would go to private school. Otherwise I would look into Maverick or Roehl.

As a moderator can you see my email address, and if not, maybe Brett could give it to you? I would like you to get paid, as you have answered all my questions and been very helpful

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Patrick,

I need to get your info so you get your referral pay when I apply to Wolding, assuming they accept me. I think I have the right one, she said you are a trainer? I obviously don’t want to post your last name here, but the lady said she knew you and that you were connected with truckingtruth, and that you were a trainer.

I will be calling them tomorrow to apply. I want to see if they will give me a pre-hire letter, since they are the only reason I would go to private school. Otherwise I would look into Maverick or Roehl.

As a moderator can you see my email address, and if not, maybe Brett could give it to you? I would like you to get paid, as you have answered all my questions and been very helpful

Referral pay is only for referring experienced drivers. Besides, I really don't care about referral pay. I help out here and train for Wolding; because, I want to help people succeed. I love passing on my knowledge that I have acquired. I spent many years as a NCO in the Army. It has become ingrained in who I am.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I would assume you are looking at NTTS for private schooling. TBH, their curriculum is overly long for no reason. If you had lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, or Ohio Wolding does sponsor students out of 160 driving academy. They pickup the cost for a year long commitment. I'm not sure about the 160 driving academies in MI or NJ. I know they don't from TX or MO as they are not in our hiring area.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Patrick,

I need to get your info so you get your referral pay when I apply to Wolding, assuming they accept me. I think I have the right one, she said you are a trainer? I obviously don’t want to post your last name here, but the lady said she knew you and that you were connected with truckingtruth, and that you were a trainer.

I will be calling them tomorrow to apply. I want to see if they will give me a pre-hire letter, since they are the only reason I would go to private school. Otherwise I would look into Maverick or Roehl.

As a moderator can you see my email address, and if not, maybe Brett could give it to you? I would like you to get paid, as you have answered all my questions and been very helpful

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Referral pay is only for referring experienced drivers. Besides, I really don't care about referral pay. I help out here and train for Wolding; because, I want to help people succeed. I love passing on my knowledge that I have acquired. I spent many years as a NCO in the Army. It has become ingrained in who I am.

Oh, too bad, you deserve it, because your info definitely steered me toward them. I did mention you to the recruiter, so at least they know you are saying good things, LOL.

I'm going to call again tomorrow and see about the pre-hire.

Drove out today to the school to see what it was all about.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I will give fair warning. Norpac/greenpac is notoriously SLOW. For an hourly guy not such a bad deal I guess. But for a mileage guy...... I rather go suck start a Remington model 870. Just saying. You WILL love to hate that place, lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I will give fair warning. Norpac/greenpac is notoriously SLOW. For an hourly guy not such a bad deal I guess. But for a mileage guy...... I rather go suck start a Remington model 870. Just saying. You WILL love to hate that place, lol

LOL.

Until my wife decides she likes me out of the house, hourly, and that run, suits my needs perfectly. Once she decideds life is better while I'm gone, then I can see the rest of the country. :)

Seriously though, it will give us both peace of mind to know I am close if something goes wrong with her knee again.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Trust me, you will be running all over the NE. You will just see Norpac/Greenpac several times a week. I know the recruiting states that the NE hourly job will get you home up to every other night. I would go in with expecting home every third, plus a 34 hr on the weekend. I would say expect to be home Tuesday or Wednesday night, get home for your 34 Fri then leaving out Sunday. Just to be fair and honest about it. Granted, when long waits at Norpac/Greenpac happen you will probably be able to sneak home for a few hours since you live on Grand Island.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Trust me, you will be running all over the NE. You will just see Norpac/Greenpac several times a week. I know the recruiting states that the NE hourly job will get you home up to every other night. I would go in with expecting home every third, plus a 34 hr on the weekend. I would say expect to be home Tuesday or Wednesday night, get home for your 34 Fri then leaving out Sunday. Just to be fair and honest about it. Granted, when long waits at Norpac/Greenpac happen you will probably be able to sneak home for a few hours since you live on Grand Island.

When the lady said I would be home every other night, I said, I assume justn in time to sleep and then get up and work again, right? She laughed and said yes. That is enough to help ease my wife's mind that I am at least alive and well. LOL. She will likely be working most weekends anyway. The perfect run for me would be Wednesdays off, and work the rest, but I am sure that is impossible. I did ask if I could pick up extra work on the weekends she is working, which is most, and the lady said absolutely. Hopefully I can. The job is a little lower pay that I hoped for, but it is worth a bit less for the home time. But any time my wife is working, I would love to just work, rather than just sit home

Patrick C.'s Comment
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It may take a few weeks, while you are fit into the mix, but I am sure you could set it up to have Wednesday as your 34. If you did that you would get home Tuesday night and leave out Thursday morning. Probably puddle run from Thursday thru Friday. A long run over the weekend to deliver Monday. A load back getting you back Tuesday

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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It may take a few weeks, while you are fit into the mix, but I am sure you could set it up to have Wednesday as your 34. If you did that you would get home Tuesday night and leave out Thursday morning. Probably puddle run from Thursday thru Friday. A long run over the weekend to deliver Monday. A load back getting you back Tuesday

Really? That would be great! I could get a lot more road time, and still actually see my wife. Weekends I might see her twice a month if I'm lucky, and even then only months from now. Her assistant manager has been taking Sundays off for months now to care for her husband who has cancer.

I didn't get a chance to call recruiting today, but I did drop a quick email late in the day, when it became obvious I wasn't going to be able to call.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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