Sage On The Horizon!!!!!!

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Erik M.'s Comment
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Well, the moment I've been planning on for the past year and a half has finally arrived. This Monday I begin my training with Sage trucking school in Coeur d'Alene, ID. I honestly feel this is a very good school that stands behind their students the whole way. I suppose one thing that impressed me about them was that lots of recruiters go to their schools to recruit. The companies must feel the shcool is giving what the students need to get started.

I choose a private school over a company school so that I would have the freedom to work with who I wanted. Also, a private school is less likely to be impatient with new students. Company schools can be very demanding at times. I choose the five week class over the four week class to give myself as much training as possible. I don't think I can ever get enough of that.

As time goes on I will keep ya'll posted as to how they do things and my experience throughout the process. I want to thank Brett, Gujax, and Starcar who have encouraged me with their advice and suggestions. Over all this time I haven't given up my dream. smile.gif

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Tracy M.'s Comment
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See you on Monday

Jim M.'s Comment
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Great news Erik, best of luck to you, you'll do great!!

Wine Taster's Comment
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Good luck! Work hard and you will do fine.

Watkins & Shepard Recruit's Comment
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You'll do fine.The people at Sage are a good group.

Cactus Mo~'s Comment
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Well, the moment I've been planning on for the past year and a half has finally arrived. This Monday I begin my training with Sage trucking school in Coeur d'Alene, ID. I honestly feel this is a very good school that stands behind their students the whole way. I suppose one thing that impressed me about them was that lots of recruiters go to their schools to recruit. The companies must feel the shcool is giving what the students need to get started.

I choose a private school over a company school so that I would have the freedom to work with who I wanted. Also, a private school is less likely to be impatient with new students. Company schools can be very demanding at times. I choose the five week class over the four week class to give myself as much training as possible. I don't think I can ever get enough of that.

As time goes on I will keep ya'll posted as to how they do things and my experience throughout the process. I want to thank Brett, Gujax, and Starcar who have encouraged me with their advice and suggestions. Over all this time I haven't given up my dream. smile.gif

Hi I am coming from Moscow, Idaho how is sage going? I am headed there in May. I havent heard many diaries or stories about Sage. I am also going this route for the same exact reasons as you are. I got my approval from WIA yesterday so now the waiting game begins I did however go ahead and do my permit as I had to transfer to Idaho anyways so I thought I might as well get er done. and that was One and done

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Erik M.'s Comment
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Well, after many hours in the classroom, doing pre-trips, backing over many cones, and scaring everyone on the streets of Post Falls ID, I finally have arrived and got my CDL. There is so much more to learning to drive a truck than shifting gears and backing. Watching your space around you all the time, knowing what all the road signs say, and not running over anything when turning a corner are a few important things to know. Will I be able to stop this truck if the light changes too fast on me? In the end I learned that this career has a lot of mental stress that a lot of people aren't aware of. I discovered this after driving only four hours with a fifteen minute break. I'm sure I'll get better in time but there will be more daunting challenges in the future. The people at Sage trucking school are some of the best and I am grateful for all they have done for me over the past five weeks. One of the best benefits of this place is that they will help me find a job for as long as I'm in the trucking industry. In the future I hope to meet some of you out there on the road. I'll let you know how things develop.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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