Finally Got Accepted Today

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Spanky FKA A.Meggs's Comment
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Well finally got the call I've been waiting on but still may have one more option. The call was from C.R. England, recruiter said I have been accepted and am scheduled to start school at Alliance in Fletcher, N.C. On June 15th, but also got an email from PAM this morning asking for additional info so they can do a final Individual Assessment to see if I am accepted there as well. To tell you the truth I was floored, after all this time, applied at all the training sponsored companies, sent countless fax, emails, ect and someone is giving me a chance. BUT I am in a way not really sure on the company with all the negatives ( I know you all say not to listen to the gibberish) but who can help but be nervous, after all I do have my fair share of bills and the wife is going to be squeezed for the first couple months, and at the pay england starts out I'm just hoping I can prove myself and move up before I'm living in my truck (with the wife and 3 kids :) crammed in with me lol ) Pam starts out around the same as well but if these are the ok nly companies working with me, then I'm going to take the wheel and drive like hell :) Now my first thought was going with pam between the two (still considering I get accepted) until the recruiter told me you are required to team drive after being with a trainer for 6 months before solo, so then I was leaning more to england but for any other newbies looking to go with either, I was informed today england now does the same thing. She did state that it could be cut short if after being with a trainer one happens to land a dedicated, regional or intermodal position, but said you would have to be up on your game and really learn alot from your trainer, but it was possible. Anyway I feel like I could go on and on but I will say for future reference I will be keeping you all posted on the process, school, training and how which ever company I decide to go with actually is in my personal, honest opinion from my own perspective and experience. Have heard alot of negative on CR England, mixed reviews on PAM (mainly Internet reviews) but haven't heard much on PAM here, and git a few comments on england hrrr. So With THAT Said I will do what I can to fill the void fir either one. Anyone else here have any additional info please fill free to chime in. thanks to all and can't wait to be on my way dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Spanky FKA A.Meggs's Comment
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Got a call today from drivers solutions recruiter (for PAM) said that pam now has all they need for final assessment and should hear from them by Tuesday. If all goes well I will be needing to make a choice soon. Just wondering if I decide on CR England and something happens (heard slot of stories of students going to school and before it was complete they were let go for some reason or another, recruiter swears I am in as long as I pass the course, drug test and get cdl) would PAM accept me after the fact that I chose to go elsewhere without going through the whole process again, or would I be able to Judy call them up and go from there. Any thoughts or experience from anyone on a situation like this. Not really worried about passing the course, and no worries on drug test, just never know what else could happen. At least with PAM I belive your in once you are accepted to take the course. England recruiter said background and everything else checked out good and accurate to what I told so just have to pass and get cdl.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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would PAM accept me after the fact that I chose to go elsewhere without going through the whole process again

It's very common for people to get sent home from one program and get accepted into another. So yes, P.A.M. would take you even if you didn't complete CR England's Training Program, assuming you still qualify of course.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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