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Cecelia 's Comment
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Hello people. I'm cleared by my doctor. All better 😊. Ready to get on the road. Those who followed me know I had orientation set with Crete Had to cancel due to my injury. Since being better havent had much luck reaching my recruiter, idk if he is just busy or assumed I'm another person who wasnt serious about going. When I last talked to him he was asking how I did in CDL School because Day 1 of orientation with them I would have to take a road test and backing test even tho I'm new to see if I am ready to go with trainee. That makes me nervous I struggled in CDL School. It was by the grace of God I passed my CDL Exam 1st try.

Anywho my sister in law. She finished training with Prime recently and she is swearing up and down on how great the company us especially the training. She is telling me if I struggled in CDL I'll get the best training from Prime and would take my test after being out with the trainer 60,000 miles. She tood me to seriously consider. I'm not tryna be wishy washy. I've been set on Crete. I guess my brain is working overtime. . .

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hello people. I'm cleared by my doctor. All better 😊. Ready to get on the road. Those who followed me know I had orientation set with Crete Had to cancel due to my injury. Since being better havent had much luck reaching my recruiter, idk if he is just busy or assumed I'm another person who wasnt serious about going. When I last talked to him he was asking how I did in CDL School because Day 1 of orientation with them I would have to take a road test and backing test even tho I'm new to see if I am ready to go with trainee. That makes me nervous I struggled in CDL School. It was by the grace of God I passed my CDL Exam 1st try.

Anywho my sister in law. She finished training with Prime recently and she is swearing up and down on how great the company us especially the training. She is telling me if I struggled in CDL I'll get the best training from Prime and would take my test after being out with the trainer 60,000 miles. She tood me to seriously consider. I'm not tryna be wishy washy. I've been set on Crete. I guess my brain is working overtime. . .

Honestly, there are great trainers and bad trainers everywhere. You could have a completely different experience. Even at Prime you could get a bad trainer, despite how much i love it.

Do what you feel is right.

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.
Cecelia 's Comment
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Thank you so much Kearsey. I'll definitely try to go with my gut.

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Hello people. I'm cleared by my doctor. All better 😊. Ready to get on the road. Those who followed me know I had orientation set with Crete Had to cancel due to my injury. Since being better havent had much luck reaching my recruiter, idk if he is just busy or assumed I'm another person who wasnt serious about going. When I last talked to him he was asking how I did in CDL School because Day 1 of orientation with them I would have to take a road test and backing test even tho I'm new to see if I am ready to go with trainee. That makes me nervous I struggled in CDL School. It was by the grace of God I passed my CDL Exam 1st try.

Anywho my sister in law. She finished training with Prime recently and she is swearing up and down on how great the company us especially the training. She is telling me if I struggled in CDL I'll get the best training from Prime and would take my test after being out with the trainer 60,000 miles. She tood me to seriously consider. I'm not tryna be wishy washy. I've been set on Crete. I guess my brain is working overtime. . .

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Honestly, there are great trainers and bad trainers everywhere. You could have a completely different experience. Even at Prime you could get a bad trainer, despite how much i love it.

Do what you feel is right.

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.
Bird-one's Comment
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Hey Cecilia, one option could be just calling the general recruitment number for Crete if you still can't get ahold of the one you've been already working with. Just let them know your situation and that you're ready to go. I can't imagine they would ignore that. Otherwise Prime has the most extensive program that I've seen. Can't go wrong with either. Be patient it will work itself out.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Don't neglect to get a "Return to Work Authorization Letter" from your Dr.. (You may need it at orientation / DOT Physical).

Best of luck with whatever you decide!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Plenty of trucking companies out there I am sure would be willing to give you a chance. As for driving and backing, at CRST they told us they were only teaching us the basics to get us to earn our CDL. experience they said would came in time. Best of luck

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.
midnight fox's Comment
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It couldn't hurt to apply to Prime and see if it's an option. I don't think it's wishy-washy to have a valid concern about which company would give your career a better start. From what I've learned so far, if it were me personally, I'd go with the company that wanted to train me more extensively first.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Ok... here it goes. Prime is one of the few that has you actually driving on the road making deliveries one on one with an instructor. I needed that. Not everyone does. some can watch the mistakes of others and learn. I never had to share an instructor or truck with another student. Obviously most schools generate tons of people who pass the test, so it isnt necessary.

The real trucker training comes after the CDL. Prime has some of the longest, and i have it on good authority they are once again changing the curriculum to improve the training experience. Amazingly, one of my past trainees called and asked me if I was working with the training department because the new curriculum is very similar to the way I train and the routes I took that challenged trainees. He is now determined to become a trainer and do it my way. lol i told him to do it his way.

If it is the trainer you are worried about.... don't be. that can be changed. If it is the length of training... then you have a decision. Worst case scenario.. get through it, complete your contract, ask us for help.... and watch my videos for rookie tips.

You will find in trucking as well as in life, well meaning people are going to pressure you or encourage you to do it their way. You have a brain, so consider their comments and do what is best for you.

As far as having an opinion on anything.. any new person only knows what they experienced. I am very happy and it would take me changing companies to find serious differences in operations of the company. But why bother if i am happy. You could be very happy at crete then tell her... "well we do it this way".

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Don't neglect to get a "Return to Work Authorization Letter" from your Dr.. (You may need it at orientation / DOT Physical).

Best of luck with whatever you decide!

They wanted one from me. The only reason I got around it was that I was self employed, hence no one to write the letter for.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Don't neglect to get a "Return to Work Authorization Letter" from your Dr.. (You may need it at orientation / DOT Physical).

Best of luck with whatever you decide!

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They wanted one from me. The only reason I got around it was that I was self employed, hence no one to write the letter for.

I ALWAYS get them. Was self-employed when I had my surgery. Got one after catheter was removed and another after 1010-pound lifting restriction was lifted. Needed it for next training gig. As I am currently fighting a (mostly) paperwork battle again I will always err on the side of overkill in such matrers.

Just my $.02 Your mileage may (and probably will) vary.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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