1 Week ROOKIE Training May Trucking?? TRUE?

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JoJack's Comment
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I've been told by a recruiter that they are now doing a one week mentorship in Brooks, Oregon for May Trucking... Recent CDL grads. If that's true then I can't help but to be nervous about it. At CDL school I'm only learning how to pass a test. Then at May Trucking for 1 week and off on my own? Sounds crazy and slightly dangerous. What will I have learned in a week? If somebody has some insight I'd appreciate it very much, thank you

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.
PJ's Comment
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I’m thinking that is for someone coming in with some experience already. I looked through their website and really didn’t find an answer. No matter what the stated length is they will go by the trainers recommendation on length as a general rule.

When I graduated cdl school I spent 9 days with a trainer. He recommended I test out and I passed. Here is your truck. Yes it can be a bit unnerving.

All these carriers want drivers on the road as quick as possible. That is how they make money. All they are looking for is basic skills to get started. You will learn most things by OJT by yourself.

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.
JoJack's Comment
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Thanks, PJ Sounds like I'm in for a very interesting first year. The recruiter said things have changed because they are low on mentors... My guess is that it's virus related. But she said one week at their Brooks, Oregon terminal and that they've set it up to be all on site. I have to pass my CDL test first, anyway lol... And that's in 5 hours.

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.

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.

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