Graduated CR England School!!!!!

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Diamondback's Comment
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I started class at CR England’s truck driving school on October 19th. Today I took my driving test to get my license. I passed the test with no problems!!! I’m so excited to now be a truck driver!

My experience at this school has been nothing but awesome. Yeah there have been some problems and headaches but overall the experience has been great! I’ve learned a lot so far and have ALOT more to learn.

Any questions for me about my experience or anything just ask and I will try to answer them.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome!

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Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Congrats from me as well, Dennis F. ~ What a great feeling, eh?!?

"IF" you have the time, I'd LOVE (and would others!) for you to continue this diary, along with your journey forward. Wish you well; so happy for ya!

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~ Anne ~

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yyyyaaaaayyyy!!!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job! I would also like to hear how your training goes

Diamondback's Comment
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I will do my best to keep everyone updated on how my phase 1 goes. I will be heading out for 150-180 hours with a trainer very soon!

Rob T.'s Comment
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If you have the time I'd love to read it however your training and getting adequate rest is most important. Is CR England still running the 3 bunk trucks? 1 trainer and 2 students doing OTR training. I'd especially be interested to see how your journey differs from those who have been the only student on the truck and how it affects the amount of time you get behind the wheel. If phase one is 150-180 hours, what do the other phases consist of? We don't have too many members that have attended so I'm not familiar with their program and genuinely interested smile.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Diamondback's Comment
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Well I was a little worried that I was going to sit here at the hotel over the weekend before getting placed with a trainer. I just got the email that I have been placed and he will be by the terminal on Sunday to pick me up!!

Rob, I will do my best to keep updating how things go. Yes CR England runs 3 man training trucks. As far as I know I am not going to be in one. From what I can tell right now it’s just the trainer and I in the truck. If you happen to make friends with someone and plan on teaming for phase 2 they try to send you out together in phase 1. That’s where the 3 man trucks come in.

Phase 1 is your time with a trainer. CR England requires at least 150-180hrs behind the wheel with a trainer to complete phase 1. You then get dropped off at a terminal and upgrade to phase 2. You have to pass 2 written exams and some driving tests in order to upgrade. Phase 2 consists of 5 months running with a teammate. After the 5 months you make a decision to stay with that teammate or go solo. You also try to figure out what division you want to be in.

Myself, I want solo National for the time being. I want to drive coast to coast and see the country. Eventually I will find something in dedicated or regional that I will take but I’m not sure when that time will be.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Well I was a little worried that I was going to sit here at the hotel over the weekend before getting placed with a trainer. I just got the email that I have been placed and he will be by the terminal on Sunday to pick me up!!

Rob, I will do my best to keep updating how things go. Yes CR England runs 3 man training trucks. As far as I know I am not going to be in one. From what I can tell right now it’s just the trainer and I in the truck. If you happen to make friends with someone and plan on teaming for phase 2 they try to send you out together in phase 1. That’s where the 3 man trucks come in.

Phase 1 is your time with a trainer. CR England requires at least 150-180hrs behind the wheel with a trainer to complete phase 1. You then get dropped off at a terminal and upgrade to phase 2. You have to pass 2 written exams and some driving tests in order to upgrade. Phase 2 consists of 5 months running with a teammate. After the 5 months you make a decision to stay with that teammate or go solo. You also try to figure out what division you want to be in.

Myself, I want solo National for the time being. I want to drive coast to coast and see the country. Eventually I will find something in dedicated or regional that I will take but I’m not sure when that time will be.

Howdy, Dennis !

How goes it? Should be almost halfway with phase one . . . correct? I, as well as Rob T. am interested in the CRE training, nowadays. One of our best pals is still with them...training out of Burns CIty and being redirected to SLC if he hasn't already.

Thanks for your diary,

Wish you super well ~!!

~ Anne ~

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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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Diamondback's Comment
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Well I was a little worried that I was going to sit here at the hotel over the weekend before getting placed with a trainer. I just got the email that I have been placed and he will be by the terminal on Sunday to pick me up!!

Rob, I will do my best to keep updating how things go. Yes CR England runs 3 man training trucks. As far as I know I am not going to be in one. From what I can tell right now it’s just the trainer and I in the truck. If you happen to make friends with someone and plan on teaming for phase 2 they try to send you out together in phase 1. That’s where the 3 man trucks come in.

Phase 1 is your time with a trainer. CR England requires at least 150-180hrs behind the wheel with a trainer to complete phase 1. You then get dropped off at a terminal and upgrade to phase 2. You have to pass 2 written exams and some driving tests in order to upgrade. Phase 2 consists of 5 months running with a teammate. After the 5 months you make a decision to stay with that teammate or go solo. You also try to figure out what division you want to be in.

Myself, I want solo National for the time being. I want to drive coast to coast and see the country. Eventually I will find something in dedicated or regional that I will take but I’m not sure when that time will be.

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Howdy, Dennis !

How goes it? Should be almost halfway with phase one . . . correct? I, as well as Rob T. am interested in the CRE training, nowadays. One of our best pals is still with them...training out of Burns CIty and being redirected to SLC if he hasn't already.

Thanks for your diary,

Wish you super well ~!!

~ Anne ~

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Rob, sorry about such a late response. After getting through Phase 1 I haven’t thought much about coming on here. It’s been pretty busy since day 1. I’ve had a few times where I wasn’t doing much other than catching up on sleep or just relaxing.

I have to honestly admit that I love this life!! I haven’t been happier at a job in my life.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.
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