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Michael R.'s Comment
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Okay I have a neighbor who is telling me the cost for the Physical exam is going to cost me a 1000 bucks, is there any truth or a lying ??? i live in PA

Rob T.'s Comment
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The ones I've seen are usually about $100. Where are you planning on going to school? Sometimes the school includes that in tuition

Banks's Comment
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Okay I have a neighbor who is telling me the cost for the Physical exam is going to cost me a 1000 bucks, is there any truth or a lying ??? i live in PA

I paid 90 a couple of months ago. I also live in PA.

Michael R.'s Comment
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The ones I've seen are usually about $100. Where are you planning on going to school? Sometimes the school includes that in tuition

I looked into it and Prime Inc. Pittston, PA Terminal an hour from my house and they want me the to get the Physical exam and the CDP then 3 or 4 week on the road training then the driver test with tanker on the permit then drive for them for a year, my plan after that point is to drive for them 6 months then lease and train new drivers, i look into this hard at 61 I have a short future or maybe a long one for like 10 years, looking to get into something that has been leased for 2 years...what do you think??

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Michael R.'s Comment
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Okay I have a neighbor who is telling me the cost for the Physical exam is going to cost me a 1000 bucks, is there any truth or a lying ??? i live in PA

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I paid 90 a couple of months ago. I also live in PA.

nice Pit the red one I have one thanks I knew she was crazy!

Joseph I.'s Comment
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Check around I used my regular doctor but a lot of chiropractors will do CDL physicals if you do not have a regular one. Also a lot of companies will reimburse you if needed.

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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A physical should be no more than $100 tops.

As for leasing, it's really simple, do not do it. You will work harder and longer than a company driver and make the same ( at absolute best) or worse money.

Leasing is probably the worst thing you can do in trucking.

40 Days's Comment
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Still training but both my trainers are lease. They tell you how much money they make then how much they owe. Then they tell you they are broke and training just to get a check now. Don't do it. I have seen them work 60+ hours a week and not get a check. Just my pennies.

Old School's Comment
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i look into this hard

Keep looking brother! You haven't quite got that lease thing figured out yet.

Ask yourself this simple question... Why would Prime want me to lease a truck from them?

I'm going to help you just a little... if you think it's because they are really wanting to pay you more, then why don't they just pay you more as a company driver? I'm serious with that reasoning. You really need to consider that line of thinking.

Big T's Comment
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You think with only six months experience you will have enough knowledge and experience to both train newer drivers and start a business in an industry that you are still new in?

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