New Driver 3 Months Oil Field Were Do I Go KNIGHT Or PRIME

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FRANK RAMIREZ's Comment
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New driver 3 months oil field were do i go KNIGHT or PRIME Just got my licence in november only work 3 months in halliburton cement in the oil fields,,were can i get good traing,,do they pay for the training i live in EL PASO TX,were is the truck driving academy of KNIGHT and PRIME What are the benefits

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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You can find all the links right here on the website. They will explain any question you might have and even direct you toward the application process. Good luck and I'm surprised about the oil fields in west Texas, last time I was out that way I know they were looking for tanker drivers in a big way.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Mr Ramirez, this is really the place to get those kind of questions answered. But instead of waiting for someone to read your question then answer it, check out the links above. (If your on a cell phone, there are two drop down menus.)

Here's some starters:

Truck Driver's Career Guide

For training:

How To Choose A School

And

Company-Sponsored Training

With

Truck Driving Schools

Your choice. There's more, feel free to poke around. Don't worry about any cost, this is all free!

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

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