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Ryan B.'s Comment
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TransAm is a company with its central office terminal in Olathe, KS. Company has a training program, but requires a driver come in with CDL in-hand. There are dedicated accounts available, which I believe can be home daily in some areas. Dedicated with TransAm requires experience, at least last I checked. They will push lease pretty hard, from the word on the street. Don't take the lease bait.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Another flatbed program/training company is Keim ... Keim TS's Breaker!Breaker! Training Classes. If you speak to them, please mention that you've heard of them here!! Yes, you may name drop, haha!! Great place.

~ Anne ~

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Crazy. I did NOT see this message until today (super early Wednesday morning) but I managed to stumble across Keim on my own. They got bonus points because I'm only 2 hours from their training in Wellsville Kansas AND they don't train on weekends so I'm not away from my family for 19 days straight (like TMC). The recruiter at Keim was much easier to talk to. TMC felt super formal and... strict maybe? Keim has a family and relaxed feel to it. Anyway I got my clearance from Keim so now I'm just putting my ducks in a row and getting my permit squared away. Hoping to be training within a month!

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Hay Josh;

Glad you worked it out; you can STILL mention our website at your next intro w/Keim!

TMC is an awesome company, the 'strict' you speak of is the fact that they are known to be 'military' run, 35% of the employees are former military, many having been Marines. I think it's awesome, personally!

Let us know how it goes with Keim; start a diary, PLEASE!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Ryan . . . Trans Am does NOT offer training anymore, at all? It used to be like 2 weeks or so; coming in with a CDLP.. I'm betting that changed with the ELDT mandate 02/07 ..... ? Chickie Monster started with them maybe 5 years ago. Things change, but they WERE big on lease then, too.

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.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Another flatbed program/training company is Keim ... Keim TS's Breaker!Breaker! Training Classes. If you speak to them, please mention that you've heard of them here!! Yes, you may name drop, haha!! Great place.

~ Anne ~

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Crazy. I did NOT see this message until today (super early Wednesday morning) but I managed to stumble across Keim on my own. They got bonus points because I'm only 2 hours from their training in Wellsville Kansas AND they don't train on weekends so I'm not away from my family for 19 days straight (like TMC). The recruiter at Keim was much easier to talk to. TMC felt super formal and... strict maybe? Keim has a family and relaxed feel to it. Anyway I got my clearance from Keim so now I'm just putting my ducks in a row and getting my permit squared away. Hoping to be training within a month!

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Hay Josh;

Glad you worked it out; you can STILL mention our website at your next intro w/Keim!

TMC is an awesome company, the 'strict' you speak of is the fact that they are known to be 'military' run, 35% of the employees are former military, many having been Marines. I think it's awesome, personally!

Let us know how it goes with Keim; start a diary, PLEASE!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Ryan . . . Trans Am does NOT offer training anymore, at all? It used to be like 2 weeks or so; coming in with a CDLP.. I'm betting that changed with the ELDT mandate 02/07 ..... ? Chickie Monster started with them maybe 5 years ago. Things change, but they WERE big on lease then, too.

1 week training program, but no school through which to obtain CDL.

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.
Josh D.'s Comment
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Another flatbed program/training company is Keim ... Keim TS's Breaker!Breaker! Training Classes. If you speak to them, please mention that you've heard of them here!! Yes, you may name drop, haha!! Great place.

~ Anne ~

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Crazy. I did NOT see this message until today (super early Wednesday morning) but I managed to stumble across Keim on my own. They got bonus points because I'm only 2 hours from their training in Wellsville Kansas AND they don't train on weekends so I'm not away from my family for 19 days straight (like TMC). The recruiter at Keim was much easier to talk to. TMC felt super formal and... strict maybe? Keim has a family and relaxed feel to it. Anyway I got my clearance from Keim so now I'm just putting my ducks in a row and getting my permit squared away. Hoping to be training within a month!

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Hay Josh;

Glad you worked it out; you can STILL mention our website at your next intro w/Keim!

TMC is an awesome company, the 'strict' you speak of is the fact that they are known to be 'military' run, 35% of the employees are former military, many having been Marines. I think it's awesome, personally!

Let us know how it goes with Keim; start a diary, PLEASE!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Ryan . . . Trans Am does NOT offer training anymore, at all? It used to be like 2 weeks or so; coming in with a CDLP.. I'm betting that changed with the ELDT mandate 02/07 ..... ? Chickie Monster started with them maybe 5 years ago. Things change, but they WERE big on lease then, too.

I actually DID tell her about Trucking Truth and the fact that their company is NOT listed on the list of companies with paid training. Hint hint! Can you guys add them?

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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Another flatbed program/training company is Keim ... Keim TS's Breaker!Breaker! Training Classes. If you speak to them, please mention that you've heard of them here!! Yes, you may name drop, haha!! Great place.

~ Anne ~

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Hay Josh;

Glad you worked it out; you can STILL mention our website at your next intro w/Keim!

TMC is an awesome company, the 'strict' you speak of is the fact that they are known to be 'military' run, 35% of the employees are former military, many having been Marines. I think it's awesome, personally!

Let us know how it goes with Keim; start a diary, PLEASE!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Ryan . . . Trans Am does NOT offer training anymore, at all? It used to be like 2 weeks or so; coming in with a CDLP.. I'm betting that changed with the ELDT mandate 02/07 ..... ? Chickie Monster started with them maybe 5 years ago. Things change, but they WERE big on lease then, too.

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I actually DID tell her about Trucking Truth and the fact that their company is NOT listed on the list of companies with paid training. Hint hint! Can you guys add them?

Absolutely! You can be Brett's reason for doing so; I'll give him a shout..thanks!

~ 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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