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Michael S.'s Comment
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Hello, quick background, 15 years past experience but havent held CDL A for 10 years. I've changed my status from experienced to considering a career, to put myself in the right mindset! Have started the process by contacting several companies and trying to find the right fit. Working on the "High road" training, so far overall 99% score, in some ways it feels like riding a bike, but, I admit there have been plenty of questions I really had to jog the nog over. Will probably be at least a month before I can take the ultimate leap, as my sister/ dogsitter (while I'm in training) is kind of stuck in Seattle with a severe broken ankle, so need to give her time to get back and heal sufficiently before I dump my kiddo on her! Hoping to find a great company that would be a good longtime fit for me and my pooch, at my age(55) I have no interest in jumping around and just want to find that one company that can help me build up a decent retirement in the next 10 years or so!

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.

Dm:

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.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Update, just finished employment gap verifications, tentatively scheduled for Prime training in Mo on January 28

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations. Good luck!

Michael S.'s Comment
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Update: December 24th, 2018 Just got the call, final approval to start Prime training January 28, 2019 A merry Christmas indeed!

Pete M.'s Comment
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Congratulations and a Merry Christmas to you!

Michael S.'s Comment
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Hmmm, nice, my parents just offered to use their air miles to fly me to Sprimo instead of doing the 30 hour bus trip, I just may take them up on that!

John P.'s Comment
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Good luck onwards an upwards

Hmmm, nice, my parents just offered to use their air miles to fly me to Sprimo instead of doing the 30 hour bus trip, I just may take them up on that!

Michael S.'s Comment
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I did the smart choice and took the parents up on their offer, flight is booked for Sprimo!

David L.'s Comment
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Very good choice, that bus ride to Springfield is a Looong one!

I did the smart choice and took the parents up on their offer, flight is booked for Sprimo!

Michael S.'s Comment
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Pretty close to one week from right now I will be arriving in Sprimo for training!

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