Wanting to become a driver

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Brad-Ford, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Brad-Ford

    Brad-Ford Bobtail Member

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    Howdy yall my name is Bradley and I live south of Elizabethtown, Ky. I'm currently enrolled in getting my GED and should be done with that this week or next at the latest. I'm looking for a otr job that will pay for my cdl school and preferably me while in school.
    My only major requirements are that the school tests on a manual. I want a company with a pet and rider policy. With the pet policy starting sooner rather than later. I'm looking for reefer companies maybe flatbed. I'm sure a lot of companies have them now but I want an apu or allowed to idle with an inverter.
    My last major selling point is I want a trainer that will do his job and not run the truck like a team. Although there may not be many of those com around. I don't know what else information to give I've read the forums on and off for a couple of years. I'm 21 by the way that's useful information , I'll be 22 end of January. @Chinatown can you please help me out
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Never heard of E-town!
    OK, we'll try to find something that fits your wants.
     
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  3. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Medium Load Member

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    About 45 mins South of Louisville Kentucky
     
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  4. Brad-Ford

    Brad-Ford Bobtail Member

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    And Big Clifty is a hole off in a holler about 30 minutes south of Etown.
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Try these 3 that have APU or EPU and pet policy.
    Jim Palmer Trucking - www.jimpalmertrucking.com
    Wilson Logistics - www.wilsonlogistics.com
    Prime Inc. - www.primeinc.com
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    All the above have APU or EPU plus pet policy.
    I think they all 3 train on : Detroit-DT-12 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission
    • 1500-Watt Inverter
    • Double Bunks
    • Elogs
    • 24” TV with DirectTV
    • 455 Horsepower Detroit DD15 Engine
    • Detroit-DT-12 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission
    • EPIQ Aerodynamic System
    • Grille Guard
    • XM Satellite Radio
    The above is the Freightliner at Jim Palmer & Wilson Logistics.
    Peterbilt has this for engine and trans at Jim Palmer & Wilson Logistics:
    • 455 Horsepower Paccar MX-13 Engine
    • Paccar 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission
     
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  6. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Road Train Member

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    Ahh, Big Clifty. I was from Upton. Family still there. Ive got nearly a decade on you though, so I doubt we ever met.

    Vegas now, so no idea who might be good outta there.

    @Chinatown the fact that you know it as E-Town suggests otherwise.
     
  7. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Medium Load Member

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    Believe Wilson and JP both train on Manuals they still run 10 sp Eaton fuller manuals for the most part. At least last summer when I was talking with them they did
     
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  8. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Light Load Member

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    Welcome aboard and good luck.
     
  9. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Medium Load Member

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    I stand corrected sir i didn’t realize they had upgraded, when I talked to them they said they would Never go Automatic my apologies
     
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