Life Has Changed And So Has My CDL School

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Sandman's Comment
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After speaking with my wife and a change of circumstances. I've decided against going to prime.inc. I will be speaking with my recruiter tomorrow to let him know. I'm sure he really don't care but none the less. I will still let him know. I'm staying with my current job at the moment. Soon I will be starting with Georgia Northwestern Technical College to acquire my cdl. I felt this was a better way to open doors. As well as I can hopefully go to my company of choice which is Us xpress. I have family that works with them and they are located right in my home town. Well I feel I will be more than ready for testing. Thank you Brett for the training program. It works wonders. I dream about one day driving. Truck driving for me is not as much about the money as it is just a passion of mine. I make right at 28,000.00- 30,000.00 a year now so it may be a bit more money. Wish me luck. PS: this site is pretty easy to use via smart phone, much better with a computer. Lol

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.
David's Comment
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After speaking with my wife and a change of circumstances. I've decided against going to prime.inc. I will be speaking with my recruiter tomorrow to let him know. I'm sure he really don't care but none the less. I will still let him know. I'm staying with my current job at the moment. Soon I will be starting with Georgia Northwestern Technical College to acquire my cdl. I felt this was a better way to open doors. As well as I can hopefully go to my company of choice which is Us xpress. I have family that works with them and they are located right in my home town. Well I feel I will be more than ready for testing. Thank you Brett for the training program. It works wonders. I dream about one day driving. Truck driving for me is not as much about the money as it is just a passion of mine. I make right at 28,000.00- 30,000.00 a year now so it may be a bit more money. Wish me luck. PS: this site is pretty easy to use via smart phone, much better with a computer. Lol

Good luck with the Tech College. Hope it all works out for you. The recruiter at prime will attempt to "surgar" coat special offers for you to stay, just keep that in mind. I think its a good idea to do what you want. Good luck

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.
Sandman's Comment
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After speaking with my wife and a change of circumstances. I've decided against going to prime.inc. I will be speaking with my recruiter tomorrow to let him know. I'm sure he really don't care but none the less. I will still let him know. I'm staying with my current job at the moment. Soon I will be starting with Georgia Northwestern Technical College to acquire my cdl. I felt this was a better way to open doors. As well as I can hopefully go to my company of choice which is Us xpress. I have family that works with them and they are located right in my home town. Well I feel I will be more than ready for testing. Thank you Brett for the training program. It works wonders. I dream about one day driving. Truck driving for me is not as much about the money as it is just a passion of mine. I make right at 28,000.00- 30,000.00 a year now so it may be a bit more money. Wish me luck. PS: this site is pretty easy to use via smart phone, much better with a computer. Lol

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Good luck with the Tech College. Hope it all works out for you. The recruiter at prime will attempt to "surgar" coat special offers for you to stay, just keep that in mind. I think its a good idea to do what you want. Good luck

Thanks David one day I might run it to you otr. I don't care what he trys to sugar coat. My wife comes before any company. I'm a aware they can fabricate the truth in ways that can tempt people. But as I said wife didn't like the part about 3- 4 weeks minimum. She said that was just to much. She is acceptable on 2-3 at max really. I know after training I can get a little family hook up with us xpress and be on a dedicated run. So it seems to be a better deal for me at least.

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.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Things will work out find either way. Make sure you confirm with US Xpress that they hire candidates from the school you're going to attend. I drove for US Xpress for the better part of six years toward the end of my career. I thought they were about as good as any company out there. They had tons of options for various fleets, nice equipment, good pay, and kept you moving pretty well.

Anchorman's Comment
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Soon I will be starting with Georgia Northwestern Technical College to acquire my cdl.

Hey...I went to Georgia Northwestern Technical College also! dancing-dog.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.
PanamaExpat's Comment
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Hey Sandman:

Which campus are you going to attend? I was considering the one at Toccoa. Also what is the price of the course? I can't seem to find it online.

Thanks.

Dm:

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.
Sandman's Comment
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Things will work out find either way. Make sure you confirm with US Xpress that they hire candidates from the school you're going to attend. I drove for US Xpress for the better part of six years toward the end of my career. I thought they were about as good as any company out there. They had tons of options for various fleets, nice equipment, good pay, and kept you moving pretty well.

I've already checked and they do accept their school. There are two others in my area they accept as well. I also saw that you have Southern Driving school on this site from tunnel hill but I do not think there are in businesse anymore? Heard they were a great school, but they are no where to be found in tunnel hill and I'm sure they are gone. But yah I've heard great things about us xpress. For me its a lot better than prime inc. Not saying primes a bad company. Just us xpress seems to fit my needs better. Plus wasn't looking forward to a LW truck.

Sandman's Comment
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Soon I will be starting with Georgia Northwestern Technical College to acquire my cdl.

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Hey...I went to Georgia Northwestern Technical College also! dancing-dog.gif

Well that's cool. Never really seen that you were from northwest Ga.

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.
Sandman's Comment
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Hey Sandman:

Which campus are you going to attend? I was considering the one at Toccoa. Also what is the price of the course? I can't seem to find it online.

Thanks.

I will be attending the walker county campus. I'm not sure on the cost right now but I will let you know when I find out. There are a lot of factors that can change pricing.

Dm:

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.
Sean's Comment
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Hey man, good luck at Georgia Northwestern Technical College! Sounds like it's a much better fit for you and your family. Thanks for sharing the information you found about Prime with me in other threads, much obliged.

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