Hello from Idaho

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by SpeedyDelivery, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. SpeedyDelivery

    SpeedyDelivery Bobtail Member

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    Thank you liteguy and wellgolf.

    Liteguy, is the school that you will be attending Sage? If so, then I say great choice. I will be attending there when I begin my training. If it is not Sage, please let me know that so that I can conduct research on that school.

    Wellgolf, I don't want to dishearten you but I was told that CWI uses a lot of observation time. That they equip their trucks with a row of seats for other students. If this is not so let me know as that was pretty much the only reason I used to choose Sage. Sage costs more than CWI and is also farther away for me to drive to school. So if CWI does NOT in fact play the 'observation time game' let me know.

    Also, if what you two are doing works for you by all means let everyone here know about it and together we'll all dispel the myths of the trucking industry.

    Speedy Delivery out.
     
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  3. kickin chicken

    kickin chicken Road Train Member

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    Hello SpeedyDelivery and Welcome to the Forum:)

    If you would like, start a thread under, "Trucking Schools", you can post your experiences in training so that we can follow the journey that you are on to become a truck driver.

    Best to You and Your Success!!!
     
  4. kickin chicken

    kickin chicken Road Train Member

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forum as well:)

    If you would like, you can also start a thread about your school and the training that you receive there.
    We look forward to your post!!!!

    Best of Luck to You!!!
     
  5. wellgolf

    wellgolf Light Load Member

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    Well I don't know about observation time but I get 2 to 4 hour of drive time per day. We have 3 students per truck and I find it just about right. When your having a bad day it gives you time to regroup and get your head straight. I kinda like watching the other students and seeing what they are doing right and wrong. It also gives you an chanch to ask questions of the instuctor about things you see or think of after your drive. We mostly get 2 drives per day and average about 60 to 120 miles per day per driver depending on the trip we are doing for the day. The last two weeks we will be driving mostly down town so our miles will go down.
    I'm happy with the school and instructors, but if you want to get your CDL in a hurry I have heard that Sage is a good school. The CWI program is 9 weeks 4 days a week 10 hours a day. I think the Sage school is 5 weeks, but you get more one on one drive time.
    Anyway I find you if you are willing to put in the work and try to do the right thing, it will work out in the end.
     
  6. kickin chicken

    kickin chicken Road Train Member

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    Hello WellGolf,
    I could not find a thread that you started about your school...did you start one???
    I did see some of your other post, very good ones at that.

    Thanks and best to you!
     
  7. wellgolf

    wellgolf Light Load Member

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    No thread, I'm not a very good typist and my spelling kinda sucks. I tried to use the spell check used here and could not get it to download. I just try to throw in my 2 cents worth once and awhile.
    I have found some really good info here and would recomend reading the posts here as much as possilbe. I have spent some time at the T/A on broadway and the Fly J out in Caldwell talking to drivers about thier companys and what to look out for on the road. I have got a lot of good info that way too.
     
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    kickin chicken Thanks this.
  8. kickin chicken

    kickin chicken Road Train Member

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    You are doing just fine. there are other spell check downloads...I will find some for you to try...unless another member chimes in with one or three. LOL

    Asking guestions, regardless of what source, is part of what is commonly referred to as, "homework", which leads to your success.

    Best!!!!
     
  9. wellgolf

    wellgolf Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the kind words Kickin. Who do you drive for or are you a O/O?
     
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  10. kickin chicken

    kickin chicken Road Train Member

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    I am not driving currently. I used to drive a show truck throughout the Carolinas, Freightliner -Columbia, 3 years.
     
  11. wellgolf

    wellgolf Light Load Member

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    Now that sound like a sweet gig. Thanks for the card, I tried to reply to you from the card page but I guess I need 250 post to use that service. Anyway I hope you and yours have a great and safe Christmas.
     
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