CROWDER TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL, Neosho MO

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  1. mcw9901

    mcw9901 Bobtail Member

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    Just finishing up classes here and I am headed to Tyson for orientation.

    I wanted to give Instructor Kelli Miller and the entire school credit for running and excellent operation. It is completely practical as a school, and I felt like teaching is aimed at driving a Big Rig, not just passing a CDL test. The School has about a dozen trucks, with every form of current transmission and engine package. The hardest part was remembering which transmission I was using because we drive at least 2 different trans per day. This is not an easy school. If you struggle to read or have learning disabilities check it out fully.--- 5 weeks-- about 3500 dollars with food and lodging.

    previously I have been a cop for 14 years and i have a B.S. degree
     
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    musicgal Road Train Member

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    I agree with you, Kelli is awesome!!...I went there in 2010, but had Darrin has my instructor because I was the first student to ever do the online course. I would do the class at home (in Carthage) and then go have one-on-one all day with Darrin. Sometimes I would sit in with the other instructors when Darrin was busy (this was before he was the "Dean". Kelli was the one who did my test.
     
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    Carthage--- I grew up in Wheaton
     
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    Graduated last thursday from Crowder, 3days of orientation at tyson and hitting the road in the morning. Easy Peasy the most streamlined recruitment and hiring process i could imagine. by the way tyson needs about 6 drivers per week. 39cents/mi after 8 weeks.
     
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    Hey mcv how u like at at tyson they give u hard time?? They keep you busy?
     
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    Also Once you aplied for them how soon did they get in contact with you??
     
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    That sounds alot better than what i signed up for (driver solutions) pam. 17.5 cents per mile and a one year contract. Are there any programs to help me pay for crowder.
     
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    Question for those that have been to Crowder. Is a vehicle needed while you are there? Or is there local transportation to get around to the stores and such?
     
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    As far as i know they feed you 3 times a day there so you dont need to go to no stores unless u wanna go to a strip club... Jus kidding
     
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    walking distances. and there are always students with a car to get around. not a serious proplem