Earl L. Henderson Trucking Reviews

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Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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Hi all:) My name is Timothy Matthys. I live in Rochester, NY. Long story short, I moved up from Norcross, GA back in July of 2014 to get married to my fiancé from Rochester, NY in August 2014. I have my class A Permit because I studied the CDL book and did lots of online testing and had lots of help and review from the Trucking Truth training series and I gained lots of insight from the website which is like my best friend in trucking:) So I'm getting prepared to go to School at Earl L Henderson on February 16th and become a company driver for them and once I'm done training I'm gonna take my wife on the road with me. Does anyone have reviews about their company or real life experience with their company? Any feedback is appreciated!! Thanks:)

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard Timothy!

I live in Attica, NY and years ago I lived in Norcross, GA.......right off Jimmy Carter Blvd.........

I've heard of Earl Henderson but I didn't even know they had a training program. So I'm afraid at this point you've been the one to give me some insights, not the other way around. I'm gonna have to find out more about it......

Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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Holy cow! Jimmy Carter Blvd is about 5 miles from where my parents' house is!! I used to work at the Pep Boys right there by brook hollow parkway:) Thanks for the help:)

Rick S.'s Comment
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Used to live in Marietta - worked of JC Blvd in Norcross.

Rick

Unflappable and Relentles's Comment
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Welcome aboard Timothy!

I live in Attica, NY and years ago I lived in Norcross, GA.......right off Jimmy Carter Blvd.........

I've heard of Earl Henderson but I didn't even know they had a training program. So I'm afraid at this point you've been the one to give me some insights, not the other way around. I'm gonna have to find out more about it......

I actually changed my mind. I am pre-hired and ready to go at Knight Transportation. I will start on Feb. 16th. in Carlisle, PA.They have a much more personal and home time oriented training program:) Also as a pleasant surprise, they are not only paying me for school and training, they are also letting my wife come to orientation with me since we have only been married about 5 1/2-6 months and they know that trucking is a life change not just a career change. We just have to pick up the price of her bus tickets.

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.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Prime and Henderson are together, same as O& S, Jim Palmer and Wil-Trans are all part of the Prime Family of Companies

Ken C.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Shingleton's Comment
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Actually, Henderson is its own company. Henderson moves freight for prime on occasion, that's it. That's why you see Henderson trucks pulling prime trailers.

Shiva's Comment
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Hi Shingleton, I'll be coming to Henderson trucking on 10/12. Do you know if there are any terminals to park at when on home time ?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Shingleton's Comment
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Hi Shingleton, I'll be coming to Henderson trucking on 10/12. Do you know if there are any terminals to park at when on home time ?

I'm not sure. I know theres drop yard for the trailers all over. I just got out with my trainer, a couple days ago. I was at Henderson 6 wks and aced the cdl exam. Excited. Ill probably bobtail home and park there. Depends on where you live at and if it is "truck friendly". Those are questions I would ask Henderson directly.

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.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Team Staples's Comment
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Hi Shingleton, I'll be coming to Henderson trucking on 10/12. Do you know if there are any terminals to park at when on home time ?

Me and my husband are due to be in Illinois on the 19th to start school for Henderson. Before you posted i hadnt seen anyone speak of Henderson...how did u like it?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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