Newest Girl Joining Wilson

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Marsha M.'s Comment
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Hello everyone! This whole place has been so helpful! It's really a lifesaver! I'm 47, and drive a small community transit van, but it just isn't enough money, especially since food and gas gas exploded! So I'm going to my cdl permit in 2 weeks, and think I'll go with wilson trucking, mainly because of the easy rider and pet policy, and the 4 star reviews I keep seeing.

Hope I can meet some of you out on the road!

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.
Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Hi Marsha, welcome to the forum! :)

I'm kinda new here myself, in CDL school, and 55 years old. I also have heard a lot of great things about Wilson.

You should check out Mountain Matt's diary, he just started with them a couple of months back and is out with a trainer now.

Also, if you're into flatbeds, Old School is a virtual treasure trove of information. And so are a lot of others in here.

Momcat Anne is the welcome wagon, she'll hook you up with all the goodies, but I can't stop before I say be sure to check out Brett's book, The Raw Truth About Truck Driving if you haven't already.

It is free to read on here but well worth the dimes on Amazon. Besides being full of very useful information, the man can really write as well.

I agree this place is really a lifesaver.

Nice to meet you!

Lil'Red

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. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hello everyone! This whole place has been so helpful! It's really a lifesaver! I'm 47, and drive a small community transit van, but it just isn't enough money, especially since food and gas gas exploded! So I'm going to my cdl permit in 2 weeks, and think I'll go with wilson trucking, mainly because of the easy rider and pet policy, and the 4 star reviews I keep seeing.

Hope I can meet some of you out on the road!

Thanks, Lil' Red!!!! (If you got to 'Links on Trucking Truth,' it's the 1st blue tab, called 'Getting Started!)

Welcome, Marsha! Most of the above was covered by my gal, ^^^ above, but here's the packet:

Hopefully, YOU will keep a diary yourself, when you are 'full feet' in!

Here's another Wilson'ite, FEMALE~!! Vicki Matter: Wilson, MT.

When you're ready for pre trip, we'll send you those links, haha!

Best wishes!!!

~ Anne ~

ps: If Wilson doesn't work out for you: Apply For Paid CDL Training!!

pps: Our moderator, and trainer for Prime, has an awesome channel: Truckin' Along w/Kearsey!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Use Anne's link and apply everywhere. Don't count on just Wilson because we have seen people get set on one or two companies and get turned down by them. They won't tell you why you got turned down either.

So apply everywhere and then start weeding out the different companies. Besides Wilson, there are other just as good or even better companies for training.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hello everyone! This whole place has been so helpful! It's really a lifesaver! I'm 47, and drive a small community transit van, but it just isn't enough money, especially since food and gas gas exploded! So I'm going to my cdl permit in 2 weeks, and think I'll go with wilson trucking, mainly because of the easy rider and pet policy, and the 4 star reviews I keep seeing.

Hope I can meet some of you out on the road!

Howdy, Marsha!! We miss ya, gal.

Ya stopped in once, to commend us, and never stopped back to let us know how training and learning went!

Did you end up going with Wilson, or just stay with the transit van job?

If you wanna meet some of us 'out on the road' we need to know how/where to find you, haha~!

~ 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.
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