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  1. W

    Trucking school in Western Washington

    Hi All, Can anyone recommend a good school in the Puget Sound area? There's three or four near me, but I have no idea if they're any good. I'm planning on driving local so the majors (Swift, CRE, Etc.) are out. I'm thinking about a career change after 20 years in I.T. Thanks in advance.
  2. Injun

    School Shooting Spokane County, WA

    Shooter claims he wanted to teach bullies a lesson. So he killed the kid who tried to stop him and injured three girls. This boy felt bullied by girls? And why didn't his dad change the combination on his safe if the kid was being counseled for suicidal thoughts? Washington high school shooting...
  3. A

    Finished school 'grandfathered' into no transmission restrictions, but...

    So I got my CDL B about 4 or 5 years ago and ended up 'grandfathering' into having no restrictions (the automatic transmission restriction I mean). Here's the problem I'm having... The company I wanted to start working for is swift, and they use manual transmissions. The school that I went to...
  4. wfutch79

    Start School Tuesday

    As the title states I am starting school on Tuesday, I am doing an 8 week program at a local community college. I have been doing a lot of research on different start companies to go to work for and I am having a difficult time trying to decide where to go given they all make me an offer. I...
  5. G

    Do I need to go to trucking school?

    Hi everyone. I've been talking to a few local route drivers about the industry and the info some of them relayed to me piqued my interest. My question is, do I absolutely have to go to trucking school to obtain a cdl or can you simply study and take an exam via your local dmv? Or, can you obtain...
  6. scrochedTorToise

    Read this place...after I got the permit from the Premier school...

    Been down on my luck for a while. Best bet I had was with a staffing agency that got me steady work for about 5 months and it's been 3 since they have called back. Took odd jobs where I could get them. Then I get a random message from monster.com about a free training school and figured, "why...
  7. Blood

    Feds indict owner, director of trucking school in $4 million VA fraud case

    The owner of a San Fernando Valley trucking school and the man who ran it are both facing federal wire fraud charges in connection with a scheme authorities claim swindled over $4 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Defendant Robert Waggoner, 54, of Canyon Country, Calif., was...
  8. Spuddy

    Good vs Bad schools in your State

    As many of you know, I am very new to the industry. I have seen only a few drivers over the last month and a half but the difference between new drivers is amazing. Some understand the truck and maintenance, but others can not straight back between 2 trailers. I am curious what you as drivers...
  9. E

    Anyone gone through CRST school and is it worth doing

    I'm sure this has been posted before (sorry if it is) but has anyone been through the CRST Trucking School and if so was it worth it? They have "hired" me on (I start school the 23rd) and I've read good and bad things about them. What sayeth you, my new trucker friends? BTW after reading some...
  10. wvsaltshaker

    Trucking Schools, Another Opinion Thread

    I think that driving schools should take more time to tech new drivers. Ive seen entirely too many that didnt know things that should be common knowledge no matter the experience level
  11. r3gulator3

    Old School Vs. New School

    The other day I'm south bound on I-35 coming out of Minneapolis. The CB starts blairing away about first responders in the granny lane south bound. I make lane change and express my thanks to the north bound driver for giving the heads up. All of a sudden this guy comes on the radio talking...
  12. gillian

    Best time to send your child to preschool

    My daughter is very active and she can start reading now. She is 2 and half years old. I thought about enrolling her to a preschool near me .I think that it would be a good idea for her to get an early exposure with kids of her age. Is she too young to get enrolled or should I wait another...
  13. Sparrow9998

    Ironworker interested in CDL A. Local tech school or Sage?

    Looking to change gears from construction to driving. Been thinking about it for awhile now. I work for the union so the good thing is that I can remain a member as long as I pay my dues ($30/month). I plan on going full time the next time I get laid off. I have 2 potential places to get my CDL...
  14. 4

    Companies that offer schooling

    I have a girl buddy that wants to get into a truck. She doesnt have a CDL but looking to get one and take off. She went to Prime but had a bit of a run in with a couple other girls and things didnt work out. I suggested US Express and Werner and I believed them to do the schooling thing but you...
  15. BirchBarlow

    Stay In School Or Drive Across Nebraska

    Well here it is tell your Kids to STAY in School ..."Or" End Up Like this...
  16. T

    Best training schools in DFW for a noob

    Looking for the best school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to get me started. Looking for a real school that teaches actual driving, not just a place to learn how to pass a CDL. Anyone know much about C1 Truck Driving School? That school seems to be the best I've found so far, but I'd like...
  17. Ullihundi

    Local opportunities fresh out of trucking school

    I am starting truck driving school next week at “Advance Bus and Truck Driving School” (previously “Academy of truck Driving”) in Stockton with a paid for scholarship. When I graduate I will a have a class A CDL with air brakes, tanker, hazmat and passenger endorsements. I am very safety...
  18. N

    Great school

    Anyone who is looking for a great school capital transportation academy columbus, ohio might be a school you have never heard of, but trust me you will not be disappointed. Pros: Smallest class size( i mean it). my class started with 2 people total. after a week the other guy had some family...
  19. BirchBarlow

    Did Ya "FLUNK" Trucking School...An Alternative

    Not everybody is "Attuned" to Running The Highway.... Maybe ya couldn't even figure out a SIMPLE "set-up" and Back Her In the Drop Yard behind your "prospective" employers drop yard behing their Terminal... Don't FRET....."DISPATCH" might be your SAVING GRACE...
  20. C

    I'm Cameron, I'm working on a school project and I need your help. Willing?

    Hi all, My name's Cameron and I'm working on a school project that involves micro/subcultures. I chose trucker's as that because I grew up riding along with dad on Saturdays. I'll be asking several types of questions. Before I ask any though, I want to see how many of you are willing to help me...
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