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Benjamin A.'s Comment
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Hello TT.com friends. I am new to this and have decided to take the leap to get my CDL. I have done everything Wilson Logistics has asked, now just have to get my CDL permit and physical done, then I can start the training. I have done restaurant work my whole life and the last 2 years I have been a manager at 2 different pizza chains. After being in the food service for so long since I was 14 and I'm now 39 it's time to do something better not only for me but for my family. If anyone on here can give me some helpful advice on what to expect at Wilson Logistics. I know some people on here are there now or have been there. Anything will be helpful. I do know one that to stay away from and that's leasing. I don't want to go down that road. Thanks in advance and keep on trucking

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hello TT.com friends. I am new to this and have decided to take the leap to get my CDL. I have done everything Wilson Logistics has asked, now just have to get my CDL permit and physical done, then I can start the training. I have done restaurant work my whole life and the last 2 years I have been a manager at 2 different pizza chains. After being in the food service for so long since I was 14 and I'm now 39 it's time to do something better not only for me but for my family. If anyone on here can give me some helpful advice on what to expect at Wilson Logistics. I know some people on here are there now or have been there. Anything will be helpful. I do know one that to stay away from and that's leasing. I don't want to go down that road. Thanks in advance and keep on trucking

Howdy, Benjamin & welcome to Trucking Truth!!!

Our info & training program (above) will be of great help to you!!!!

In addition, READ Mountain Matt's diary, on here (AND ALL diaries Wilson!!!) Pretty much all the info you need, until Mt. Matt stops in and replies to your thread.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

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.
Benjamin A.'s Comment
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Well as of today I have passed all of my written tests to obtain my CDL permit. Early next week I will be going to get my DOT physical then off to get the permit that way I can get ready to start the next process and start the actual training. I plan on starting on April 11th. I have downloaded the pretrip from Brian, but was wondering if any current Wilson Logistics drivers have on from the company that I can download and study to get a good idea on it, to have things memorized by the time I actually start training. I will update more next week once I get the physical done and get my permit.

Benjamin (Ben)

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.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well as of today I have passed all of my written tests to obtain my CDL permit. Early next week I will be going to get my DOT physical then off to get the permit that way I can get ready to start the next process and start the actual training. I plan on starting on April 11th. I have downloaded the pretrip from Brian, but was wondering if any current Wilson Logistics drivers have on from the company that I can download and study to get a good idea on it, to have things memorized by the time I actually start training. I will update more next week once I get the physical done and get my permit.

Benjamin (Ben)

Great news, Ben!

The pretrip from 'Brian,' or did you mean Daniel B.?

Mountain Matt used THAT ^^^ one to pass at Wilson; he took it to an office store and had it laminated and bound into a book. However, if you drop a line in HIS Wilson diary, you could ask him about a Wilson specific one. While there, look into his photo gallery, and you'll see the 'book' he made from Daniel's.

Best wishes, I'm following!

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Benjamin A.'s Comment
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Hello Anne. Yeah it was Daniel that I meant. I need to get it printed off 5jat way I can study it really well. I want to be able to pass my pretrip and everything else, seeing that I am tired of working in a pizza kitchen stretching pizza dough and all the flour. This is a better way to support my family, as my fiancee is supportive of me doing it and I'd encouraging me every step of the way.

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Well as of today I have passed all of my written tests to obtain my CDL permit. Early next week I will be going to get my DOT physical then off to get the permit that way I can get ready to start the next process and start the actual training. I plan on starting on April 11th. I have downloaded the pretrip from Brian, but was wondering if any current Wilson Logistics drivers have on from the company that I can download and study to get a good idea on it, to have things memorized by the time I actually start training. I will update more next week once I get the physical done and get my permit.

Benjamin (Ben)

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Great news, Ben!

The pretrip from 'Brian,' or did you mean Daniel B.?

Mountain Matt used THAT ^^^ one to pass at Wilson; he took it to an office store and had it laminated and bound into a book. However, if you drop a line in HIS Wilson diary, you could ask him about a Wilson specific one. While there, look into his photo gallery, and you'll see the 'book' he made from Daniel's.

Best wishes, I'm following!

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Hi Benjamin,

Welcome to TT and Wilson! I just completed the training progra got my own truck with Wilson. You can check out my diary--and those of Texas Tim, Vicki, etc.--for a decent idea of what to expect in the program.

As for the pretrip, it's a slight variation of Daniel B's. I don't believe I have an electronic copy...just a paper copy. I'm sure Wilson doesn't want me posting their materials on here, but maybe you and I can figure something out?

In the meantime, give me a holler if you have any questions!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ArcherTrucker's Comment
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Hello Benjamin

I'm here in Springfield, Mo, arrived last night. I begin training at Wilson Logistics on Monday morning.

I will update my Wilson diary post more often now that I'm here on the ground.

The recruiter and the staff have been wonderful so far and the hotel is more than decent.

The rooms are single occupancy which is great I'm sort of a loner and I like having my own space.

-Archer out

Benjamin A.'s Comment
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Thanks Archer. I'm looking at trying to start April 11th as that gives me time and my job time to replace me. It will take 2 people to just replace me at my current job. I will look forward to reading your training diary. I'm taking a quick break at work then back to it

Hello Benjamin

I'm here in Springfield, Mo, arrived last night. I begin training at Wilson Logistics on Monday morning.

I will update my Wilson diary post more often now that I'm here on the ground.

The recruiter and the staff have been wonderful so far and the hotel is more than decent.

The rooms are single occupancy which is great I'm sort of a loner and I like having my own space.

-Archer out

Benjamin A.'s Comment
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It's official. I now have my CDL permit and the DOT physical done. I have my permit in hand. Now I'm just waiting for my recruiter to call me back so we can get everything finalized and get a start date for me to start my training. I can't wait. Once I start training I will try to keep up with a daily diary. I'll keep this one short as future ones will be a little bit longer.

Ben

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.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Congrats!

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