Time To Do It..!!!

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Mike S.'s Comment
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Well,,,, Its about that time. I have made my choice. Starting the 19th I'm in a class at CDS in Woodford Va. Seems like a real good choice. 4 weeks of schooling there. Life time job placement assistance with them they say. Of course with the help of the HR training program I WILL have my permit before I go. Thanks Brett, Old School, Daniel and the rest of course, that make comments and get great information out there and available here on this site for those of us thinking about doing this lifestyle. I may not make many post but I look and read and keep up to date. I'm going to start applying so I have pre-hire letters. They will have recruiters come in and talk to us, just don't know who's going to be there. But it looks like I'll apply to Maverick, Knight, Prime, oh well,, a lot of them. Be funny though,,,,, I'm a Navy vet, so watch,,,, USA Truck will take me. (how patriot would that be). Started to buy supplies a couple of months ago, like new jeans, a couple pair of gloves, batteries for my flashlight. Still need more stuff though. Ill have time. Would like some in put on other supplies though. What do you guys really use? I know I have to get a CB, some kind of cooler, shower shoes. What else? Starting to get nervous. Just never thought, me driving a 70+foot, 80,000 lbs. truck forwards and backwards. AAAAHHHH. Thanks again guys and ladies..


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian M.'s Comment
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Congrats on your decision to begin a driving career. I myself decided to make the same transition in life. Thank you for your service and good luck in school.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Mike! Keep us posted, and make sure and bring your questions here when they come up.

Sean's Comment
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Good luck Mike!

I would also be interested in seeing a list of essential and even nonessential items and supplies for attending either a private school or company paid training program. I myself am interested in Prime. I haven't found a thread that has this information centralized. If someone has a link to an old thread that would be awesome.

Mike, thank you for your service sir.


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