Just registered to get my CDL!!! What next??? What do you recommend???

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ronron85, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. ronron85

    ronron85 Bobtail Member

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    I just registered at Progressive Trucking School in Chicago, today!!! I've never worked in the trucking industry but became very interested & the $1800 160hr course just came at a perfect time & I couldn't pass it up... What would you recommend to be the next step to a newbie like me???
     
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  3. REDD

    REDD The Legend

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    Buy a pistol & a box of ammunition, then play Russian Roulette.





    Actually read, learn, Ask questions, listen, & don't create an attitude when someone who has had years of experience tells you something completely different then the guy that trained you with his 3 months experience.
     
  4. outerspacehillbilly

    outerspacehillbilly "Instigator of the Legend"

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    Listen to REDD. :biggrin_25525:
     
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  5. REDD

    REDD The Legend

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    That might not be a good idea!! I'm strongly thinking about the first suggestion may be the best for me!!!:biggrin_25513:
     
  6. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    LOL, Nicely put.:biggrin_2559:



    I just graduated a 240hr course a few month's ago, My best advice is to pay attention and keep an open mind.
     
  7. outerspacehillbilly

    outerspacehillbilly "Instigator of the Legend"

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    I hear ya. After some information I found out today about a "new test phase" my company is doing I'm thinking it might be my best option too! :biggrin_25521:
     
  8. REDD

    REDD The Legend

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    Whats going on over there martian dude?
     
  9. socal

    socal Medium Load Member

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    Whatever that thing is you always wanted to do, you better go do it now. You just sold the rest of your life to sitting behind a steering wheel.

    Also for a week straight only sleep for 5 hours a night to warm you up for the future. :biggrin_2554:
     
  10. vinsanity

    vinsanity Road Train Member

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    If you have range in the morning, get there early and familiarize yourself with the pre-trip. Just do one step at a time. Familiarize yourself with all the parts you are supposed to inspect.

    Don't listen to negative people.
     
  11. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    A time when freight is at a 20 year low and over 90,000 people lost their jobs in the industry over the last year is the perfect time ?
    Watch this and think about it .
    http://cindyiniraq.com/2009/10/dan-rather-reports-queen-of-the-road/
     
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