PTL Orientation

Topic 8431 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
metalhead's Comment
member avatar

I go to PTL orientation starting on May 20th.Is there anyone out there that has worked or is working for PTL at the moment that can give me an inside scoop?

TxsGent's Comment
member avatar

I go to PTL orientation starting on May 20th.Is there anyone out there that has worked or is working for PTL at the moment that can give me an inside scoop?

Metalhead,

Welcome to Trucking Truth and PTL. You are going the same route that I did. I got my CDL at a community college. It wasn't TCC, but I have taken classes there.

The motel ain't no Motel 6, but you won't have to worry about getting bounced out of bed while sleeping. There are waffles, bagels and cereal for breakfast. There will be a plate lunch provided at PTL. Evening meal is a voucher for the buffet at Sirloin Stockade about a block away from the hotel.

There will be a driving test, but I think is more of a test to see if you have ever been inside a truck than a test of driving. I was there around Thanksgiving. All of the trainers were on their way home. The trainers pick the trainees, so don't be afraid to talk to someone you think might be a trainer.

Have fun with it. PTL is the only place that I applied and I am pleased with my choice. If you have more questions, shoot me a message.

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.
metalhead's Comment
member avatar
double-quotes-start.png

I go to PTL orientation starting on May 20th.Is there anyone out there that has worked or is working for PTL at the moment that can give me an inside scoop?

double-quotes-end.png

Metalhead,

Welcome to Trucking Truth and PTL. You are going the same route that I did. I got my CDL at a community college. It wasn't TCC, but I have taken classes there.

The motel ain't no Motel 6, but you won't have to worry about getting bounced out of bed while sleeping. There are waffles, bagels and cereal for breakfast. There will be a plate lunch provided at PTL. Evening meal is a voucher for the buffet at Sirloin Stockade about a block away from the hotel.

There will be a driving test, but I think is more of a test to see if you have ever been inside a truck than a test of driving. I was there around Thanksgiving. All of the trainers were on their way home. The trainers pick the trainees, so don't be afraid to talk to someone you think might be a trainer.

Have fun with it. PTL is the only place that I applied and I am pleased with my choice. If you have more questions, shoot me a message.

thanks for the reply,I have read alot of negative things online about PTL and it is nice to finally hear someone say something positive.

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.
Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More