Central, Prime, Or Stevens? ??

Topic 3436 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Karri W.'s Comment
member avatar

Ive researched all 3. I thought I was going to Prime but got s call from central yesterday and tgey look very good. If you have thoughts that woukd be great. Ive done my pros and cons but im looking fir real world knowledge. Thanks.

reeferpullingmomma's Comment
member avatar

Ive researched all 3. I thought I was going to Prime but got s call from central yesterday and tgey look very good. If you have thoughts that woukd be great. Ive done my pros and cons but im looking fir real world knowledge. Thanks.

im going through cdl school with central. be prepared for alot of confusion. the people are nice.. central was bpught out by swift but per instructors swift and central are not yet official and central will keep their regulations seperate from swift but swift has to approve. {like i said confusing stuff} if you dont have your cdls. the tda(truck driving school) is pretty easy. they pay for hotel and a ride. thats it. bring money for food i have two more test. my gen knowledge and the utah driving stuff. since you will get a utah license.

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.
RedGator's Comment
member avatar

Karri although Prime and Stevens are strick they are your best option. RPM stop letting those recruiters lie to you. Central is now Swift or like I call it Swiftral.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
member avatar

Just a little FYI, I currently drive for Central (really Swift) I am within 1 1/2 months of finishing up my rookie year with them. I had a pretty good experience with Centrals school and training, but if you are just beginning please realize that Central is completely ran by Swift, including all macros and Swift company policies. I was happy with Central, but like any company there were some downsides. However now it has completely changed and is no longer the company that I chose and started with. I have also found that micromanagement is much more prevalent now. It also seems that it is a beginner company that cranks out drivers by the droves. I am not, by any means, putting Swift down it is just not the company I chose. The company is completely different and I would highly recommend that you do your research and make sure that is the correct fit for you. Talk to drivers, if you can. Please don't just listen to the recruiters, it is their job to recruit you, so they will sugar coat things, especially pay and miles. The COMPLETE SWIFT take over happened January 31st/ February 1st 2014. I don't get on TT as often as I would like to, so feel free to private message me. If you would like more info! Good luck and do your homework, you will be glad you did! Special K

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
member avatar

Just a little FYI, I currently drive for Central (really Swift) I am within 1 1/2 months of finishing up my rookie year with them. I had a pretty good experience with Centrals school and training, but if you are just beginning please realize that Central is completely ran by Swift, including all macros and Swift company policies. I was happy with Central, but like any company there were some downsides. However now it has completely changed and is no longer the company that I chose and started with. I have also found that micromanagement is much more prevalent now. It also seems that it is a beginner company that cranks out drivers by the droves. I am not, by any means, putting Swift down it is just not the company I chose. The company is completely different and I would highly recommend that you do your research and make sure that is the correct fit for you. Talk to drivers, if you can. Please don't just listen to the recruiters, it is their job to recruit you, so they will sugar coat things, especially pay and miles. The COMPLETE SWIFT take over happened January 31st/ February 1st 2014. I don't get on TT as often as I would like to, so feel free to private message me. If you would like more info! Good luck and do your homework, you will be glad you did! Special K

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
member avatar

Just a little FYI, I currently drive for Central (really Swift) I am within 1 1/2 months of finishing up my rookie year with them. I had a pretty good experience with Centrals school and training, but if you are just beginning please realize that Central is completely ran by Swift, including all macros and Swift company policies. I was happy with Central, but like any company there were some downsides. However now it has completely changed and is no longer the company that I chose and started with. I have also found that micromanagement is much more prevalent now. It also seems that it is a beginner company that cranks out drivers by the droves. I am not, by any means, putting Swift down it is just not the company I chose. The company is completely different and I would highly recommend that you do your research and make sure that is the correct fit for you. Talk to drivers, if you can. Please don't just listen to the recruiters, it is their job to recruit you, so they will sugar coat things, especially pay and miles. The COMPLETE SWIFT take over happened January 31st/ February 1st 2014. I don't get on TT as often as I would like to, so feel free to private message me. If you would like more info! Good luck and do your homework, you will be glad you did! Special K

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
member avatar

Lol I don't know why that comment posted three times :-O

Karri W.'s Comment
member avatar

Thank you. I have done my research and I am heading out yo Prime on may 10th. So excited to start school. Studing and going through the tests that TT puts together.

Starcar's Comment
member avatar

GOOD CHOICE, KARI !!!! Prime is super intense....but its a top notch school, and company to work for....You will have to go there with ALL the learning you can get here...and you will be happy you made yourself do the High Road here. Keep us updated !!! I think you are the first lady driver we've had go thru Prime !! We wanna follow along with you !!!!

Karri W.'s Comment
member avatar

I will post everyday trust me. But this is a huge career change for me since ive been in the same environment since I was 13. I am almost 39 and im only really concerned bout my weight, yet I do not have sleep apnea or blood pressure issues at all.

With a good start on the High Road Traing and im passing every test with 93% or higher I think my only concern is remembering that this is new to me and a great new adventure. Patience is a vuture and ive been told I have tons. So glad to hear from truckers that understand where im going and also the road ahead of me.

Question for anyone???

Was told to wait and het my permit at Prime sine I was told by DMV I can mot get mynpermit without my DOT physical. Any truth to this I am in WA state.

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.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More