Starting With C R England Tomorrow

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Charles D.'s Comment
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I am quite excited about starting my new career with C R England tomorrow. I will be going to the hotel tonight to start tomorrow. This is my 3rd career at this point (I'm an old fart) and I hope it will work out. In a previous life I was a pilot and flew cargo for DHL. This sounds like about the same job, only driving a truck instead of flying a plane. I took my DOT physical before I started checking anybody out to make sure that I don't have any physical problems and that worked out ok. I got my permit already for the same reason. All I have to do now is learn to drive a truck ( sounds easy, doesn't it?) We'll see confused.gif I'll let you know how it goes.

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.

Kai's Comment
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Which school are you going? You write that you will be in a hotel. I guess that it won't be in West Valley City, Utah.

Charles D.'s Comment
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I am in their Dallas school. I have been very impressed with the quality of their training. I have seen them have people moving trucks that have never driven a manual transmission. I was very surprised. They are very supportive and motivated to help get you past your written tests. Upon graduation, you drive OTR with a trainer for 20,000 miles before you are cut loose on your own. They say that takes 30-40 days. Their equipment is no older than 3 years and in very good shape. I am glad that I came here to learn and I think I will like working for them as well.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kai's Comment
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You already met the cowboy on Monday I guess?

Mz. Snapper's Comment
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Have any of you heard or know anything about their Indiana school???

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