Suspect And Aweful School-the Right Thing To Do

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T B.'s Comment
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I would never want to diminish a person or school's reputation, also I don't want to gossip. Is this the proper place to call a school into suspect and tell what this school's reputation is within the industry in this state, so others don't make the mistake I made, lose money and eventually have to get the right training at a different school to obtain the goal you have set forth, to be a driver? I was so hurt by what happened to me. I was so fortunate to have a 30 min. conversation with the school I am going to on April 9th. They built up my confidence. This was for a class b license. I have significant job opportunities with a class b, that allow me to drive,make a great income for my family, as well as spend more quality time with my wife and daughter. Which is my main goal and why I am not going for a class A at this time. I just need to get the license. Thank you, friends. Hope all of you had a Happy Easter.


Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well, I would rather you send me a private message to let me know about it. If everyone posted names and opinions of every school and company they felt wronged them, we would have every school and company in the nation listed here with horrendous remarks from everyone in the peanut gallery, like TheTruckersReport. And that's not what we do.

What we do is help people understand how to evaluate schools and companies so they find the ones that suit them best and avoid the problems you ran into at the school you attended.

Let me ask you this. Did you go for a visit to this school before signing up and:

1) Take a tour from the staff?

2) Speak in private (away from the staff) with several of the students that were attending the school at the time to find out their opinion of it?

3) Get a list of major companies that hire from that school and then call them yourself from home to verify this?

If you did all of those things before attending the school and everything checked out well but things still turned out poorly, then I would be very interested in hearing what you have to say in private. You can click on my name next to this message to see my profile and send me a private message.

I'm not sure which conversation it was, but this morning I was reading through our forum and one of the new drivers here works for a company that gets slammed regularly with bad reports. In fact, a few times over the years I've received private emails from people begging me to let the world know that they must stay away from this company no matter what.

The driver in our forum is very happy there and things are going great. He said a ton of people he has spoken with have no clue about the pay, company policies, or expectations they should have and therefore almost across the board believe they're being scammed by a horrible company. But they're most certainly not.

That's why we don't post opinions on schools and companies. Because one person's nightmare turns out to be another person's wonderful experience and the blame in the end never seems to fall on the schools or companies. It will at times fall on a few bad individuals that work for those schools or companies, but you don't blast a company with 10,000 employees that's been around for 75 years because they have a few bad apples. And honestly, 90% of the time the person doing the complaining is the true source of the problem - their own problems.

So send me a private message if you think there's something I should look into and I'll be more than happy to look it over and see if the school or BBB or DOT should be contacted about it.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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