C.R. England Here I Come!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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William.W (Polky Bill)'s Comment
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I just got my personal I.D. this morning. I am getting on the bus to go to Salt Lake City, UT on the 13th of July. I will be driving for C.R. England. Finally my dreams come true. I am so excited. dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifgood-luck-2.gifthank-you-2.gifthank-you.gifsmile.gifrofl-3.gif

William.W (Polky Bill)'s Comment
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I just got my personal I.D. this morning. I am getting on the bus to go to Salt Lake City, UT on the 13th of July. I will be driving for C.R. England. Finally my dreams come true. I am so excited. dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifgood-luck-2.gifthank-you-2.gifthank-you.gifsmile.gifrofl-3.gif

Thank all of you for the encouragement and helpful advice!!!!! Thanks to ya'll, I am 3 weeks away from going to CDL school, not to mention, with C.R. England!!!!! Thank ya'll so much!!!thank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif

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.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Hey that's good news, I know how excited you are about starting school...! Take every chance you get and study the High Road Training Program before you leave for School, Trust me it makes a difference

Ken

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.
William.W (Polky Bill)'s Comment
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Thanks Ken!! I am very excited!!!!

Old School's Comment
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William, congratulations man!

I'm real excited for you, and I can tell that you are thrilled about this new beginning. Here's my personal tips for how to excel while in the company training program. I think that C.R. England has a really great training program, unfortunately they have a high failure rate due to the fact that they give a lot of people their first shot at breaking into the industry. As you've probably noticed us saying, most people jump into this career totally unprepared for what they are about to face. When you get there, I want you to realize that about half to two thirds of the people in your class are not going to make it through. If you are careful and observant you will realize right off the bat which ones are not committed to seeing it through to the end - they will usually think they know more than the trainers, and will be griping and complaining about everything from the accommodations to the food, and the lousy trucks they are using to teach you with. You make sure and separate yourself from those folks and be willing to listen and learn all you can from the instructors. Don't let the instructors have a reason to think you are part of that group of losers, because they are observing every little thing you do, and if you can stand out in the crowd as somebody who really wants this, then they will notice it and make sure that you are getting what you need to succeed. If they think you are among the quitters they may give up on you much too early.

Attitude is everything while in school, and the teachers know how to recognize a winner when one shows up. There are going to be days when you just want to give up and go home - I found out after my training that some of those days were by design just to see what kind of stuff you are made of. So hang in there and be tough, do what ever is required and stay the course - that's the quickest route to success.

Wishing you the best, and hope to see you on the road one day! good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tarren W.'s Comment
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Way To Go, William!!!!!!!

Best of luck at C.R. England! I look forward to reading how you progress with them. I haven't heard much about them. At least not that I wouldn't take with a grain of salt, because they were on one of the *****-fest sites full of disgruntled ex-employees who couldn't say something honest or good about a company if their life depended on it.

Go get 'em!

Tarren

Ken C.'s Comment
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Hey Man CR England has a lot of trucks on the road and I've talked to some of their drivers at the truck stops...50/50 is about the ratio of happy to hating life at England...the ones who are haters usually are just hanging around and moaning about stuff...Be positive, run as hard as you can, safely for your FM , always try to be polite and respectful to him and you'll do fine...We're all glad you made it into school...!High Road Training Program

Ken

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.

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.
Schism's Comment
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Keep your eyes open . Keep your expectations low. Don't allow super trucker wannabee' to deter you from the plan .

I have just finished up my 5th week team/training with Western Express, which is one of those reputed 'bad' companies and I don't understand it. This truck has ran 6600 miles in a week...the work IS here for the taking. The equipment is in solid shape and things get fixed when needed .

I think you will do well if you plan it that way.

Keep your eye on the prize and keep the shiny side up ! Congrats.

Schism

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

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

mountain girl's Comment
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...Take every chance you get and study the High Road Training Program before you leave for School, Trust me it makes a difference

Ken

Here-here!

-mountain girl

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.
mountain girl's Comment
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Always good stuff, Old School.

-mountain girl

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