My New Adventure!

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Sassy Marie's Comment
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I leave out next weekend for Springfield MO to Wilson Logistics for my training! I’m excited. My Dad was a truck driver for over 30 years and I always enjoyed going out on the road with him, but also so nervous! I’ve never left Georgia or my family for this long.

SRJ's Comment
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Best of luck to you on your new adventure. I look forward to following along.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dean R.'s Comment
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Good luck! Listen to your instructors. Relax and take a deep breath when you think you've reached your limit.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Sassy Marie,

I will be in Springfield at Prime starting March 23.

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's Comment
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Best wishes Marie. I myself started with Wilson’s training program on Monday. So far it’s been a very friendly atmosphere and everyone I have met has been helpful and down to earth. The company is very safety oriented so be prepared to hear about safety many times over.

Sassy Marie's Comment
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I started here Monday. It's a lot but I'm enjoying it. Wilson is a great team of people! I'll update more later when I get back to the hotel tonight!

PackRat's Comment
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How has your first week been?

Timothy N.'s Comment
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I'm looking to join a trucking school any idea on which one would be best for some one who has never had a cdl?

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm looking to join a trucking school any idea on which one would be best for some one who has never had a cdl?

Welcome to trucking truth. We encourage people to go through Paid CDL Training Programs

If you create a new thread over in the General discussions you will be able to get a better idea of what you can expect in a paid training program. We have many members that have got their start at many different companies.

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.
Sassy Marie's Comment
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How has your first week been?

I’ve done well. I’m OTR with my trainer, we left out this morning, headed toward my hometown in Georgia. I’ll be out with him for 2 weeks or so. It was nerve wrecking at first but I got better as the day went on. But omg sleeping in this bunk up top is HORRIBLE. I can’t wait to get my own truck 😊

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.

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