Starting Sage Technical Services School On April 22.

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G MAN's Comment
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Hello all, A big thank you to each and every one of you, including Brett and Starcar, for helping get to this point. I leave LA on Sunday to drive to Grand Junction, CO. I start Sage school on the 22nd. It has been an interesting journey to get to this point. I have learned a ton!! I know there is more to come. I have pre-hires from MAY, Schneider, and Swift. I am working on more from Celadon, GTI, Stevens, and a few others. Back to hitting the HIGH ROAD Series now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YeaH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will keep you all posted on my progress. Thanks again for all your support.

G MAN

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Good Job..keep us posted..

Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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good to hear, best of luck to ya, and keep us posted to your progress in school!!!

G MAN's Comment
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Thanks all, I will.

Be safe out there!!

G MAN

G MAN's Comment
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Hello all,

I arrived in Grand Junction CO yesterday after driving 400 miles on Sunday and 400 on Monday. What beautiful country we have, from LA to St. George Utah to here. Cant wait to see more of it!!! I drove over to the school, SAGE, and OMG, how impressive!!! Very nice bldg in commercial area next to the airport and the trucks!!!! Two shiny, new Freightliners hooked to nice 53' footers!!! Oh my!!! Today I go for my physical and drug screen. Tomorrow I start studying, jeez more studying-Ive been studying now for 3 months!!!!! Next Monday I officially start the class, take the permits tests, and all the rest. I'll keep you all posted. Be safe! And thanks to all for all your support.

G MAN

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Very cool! Looking forward to hearing how this goes for ya! smile.gif

G MAN's Comment
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Thanks Brett. Passed physical yesterday and got my 2 yr card. Waiting on drug test but I know I will pass. School officially starts Monday, but they said come on over today and start studying on our computers. Oh, and a May truck is parked in their lot, the driver is on hometime, and did graduate from their school last Sept., and they are gonna arrange for me to meet and talk with him. How coooool! Theres 3-4 inches of snow on my car this morning. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm from CA, never driven in snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G MAN

Old School's Comment
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Work hard Gman, and you'll come out on top. You're gonna do real well. Just listen and follow your instructors advice, they'll point you in the right direction to get you started on the right foot.good-luck.gif

G MAN's Comment
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Work hard Gman, and you'll come out on top. You're gonna do real well. Just listen and follow your instructors advice, they'll point you in the right direction to get you started on the right foot.good-luck.gif

Thanks Old School. I will. The school is so impressive. I met the director today. He wears a tie! The instructor I met today has 30 yrs as an O/O. I'm gonna learn so much. Th director talked with me for two hours today, and I haven't officially started yet, to learn about me and what I like, want, need etc. He gave me the FMCSA book and pre trip stuff to study. I'm devouring all this material. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks. Be safe! G MAN.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.
G MAN's Comment
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School STARTS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dancing-banana.gif

Passed the drug test and am stoked to get going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FinallY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

G MAN

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