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Leadfoot McGee

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  1. There are probably a lot of you that come here hoping to find information on Class A CDL training. Some of you may even want to know more about Class B CDL training. Well, I want you to know that there is a great article that talks about how to get the best CDL training and explains, in great detail, what Class A CDL training is, what you'll learn at truck driving school, how to choose a good trucking school, what to expect after you graduate, and more. The article goes in-depth about Class B CDL training as well. Hopefully, you'll be much wiser and more informed about CDL training after reading the article. I wish you lots of luck in your search for a good truck driving school!
  2. Thanks, Newbie. I found a great article that tells you the best trucking companies to work for.
  3. Great article. If anyone is searching for paid cdl training near me, that's the best place to find it.
  4. Hi, everyone. Can all the professional truck drivers on here tell me, from their own experience, what are the best trucking companies to work for? When I say "best" trucking companies to work for, I am talking about the pay (either weekly pay or mileage pay), benefits (medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, etc.), equipment driven (late-model?), and home time. Please tell me the name of the trucking companies and not just "this one trucking company I worked for...". Please tell me how long you worked for that trucking company or how long you have been working for that trucking company if you are still with them. What are the worst trucking companies you've worked for? Please tell me the names of the trucking companies, how long you worked for them, and why they were the worst. Thanks.
  5. For anyone thinking about becoming a truck driver and would like to know how much truck drivers make, here's a great article to read up on: How Much Do Truck Drivers Make?
  6. One question that is asked by many truck driving school graduates, students still in trucking school, and even those who are considering going to truck driving school is “How hard is it for an inexperienced driver to get hired by a trucking company?”. If you're looking to find the answer to this question, there's a great article called "Trucking Companies Hiring Inexperienced Drivers". The article explains in-depth what inexperienced drivers can do to increase their chances of getting hired by a reputable trucking company. At the end of the article, they show a comprehensive list of all the trucking companies currently hiring inexperienced drivers.
  7. Jsmith, were you able to find a good trucking company that would hire you?
  8. United States to Expand Trade Opportunities with Mexico through Safe Cross-Border Trucking: http://truckdrivingschoolsinfo.com/trucking-news/
  9. Bthomforde makes a great point. PTDI certified schools do hold themselves to the highest quality CDL training standards. I'm not going to leave another link because there is already a link in my previous post above but, Truck Driving Schools Info's directory of truck driving schools shows you which schools are PTDI certified. Just look for the schools that have a small cross symbol next to the name of the school.
  10. Evidently, there aren't any women truck drivers on this forum...
  11. I'm not sure you if you ended up pursuing a career in OTR truck driving or not, installer723, but if anyone else reading this thread is interested in finding a good truck driving school in their area, this website is a good place to start. Lots of valuable information on how to choose the best truck driving schools and they also include school ratings and reviews by former students.
  12. You can find all the information you need about obtaining your commercial learner's permit and commercial driver's license in whatever state you live in here. Just click on your state and you'll find all the info, forms, manuals, and DMV CDL test locations on one easy to read page. Good luck!
  13. Ah, yes. Thanks to the current shale oil boom in America, the price per barrel of crude oil continues to sink like the Exxon Valdez. The Saudis refuse to cut production to inflate the price because, at this point, they are just trying to hold on to the market share they have. Once the Keystone pipeline is finally set in place and Congress rolls back the crude oil export ban (IF they roll back the crude oil export ban), the Saudis and OPEC in general will really be screaming for mercy. The U.S. is on track to become the world's leading oil producer by the end of this year and I say "Amen!". For far too long, we have been at the mercy of OPEC and, more specifically, Saudi Aramco, and now, the tables have turned and the Middle East can get a taste of their own medicine! Do I sound just a little bit jaded? LOL.
  14. Fuel prices are coming down... finally! I don't know how long fuel prices will continue to come down but, the natural gas and shale oil boom in the United States is the main cause. Because of this, the U.S. is projected to become the largest oil producer in the world, even surpassing the Saudis, by the end of the year 2015. By the way, if you need to know where the cheapest diesel fuel is in your current area, just go to this website and use the cheap gas finder by typing in your zip code or city and state (on the left side of the webpage).
  15. Wal-Mart needs to change its policy on drive time. From what I understand, the driver of that truck boasted that he had already been awake and driving 24 hours straight before the accident. My guess is, he had a few hours commute to the hub before he even got behind the wheel of the truck and that's why he had been awake for 24 hours straight. As you can see, that's just a recipe for disaster. I blame Wal-Mart and their faulty policies, not the driver.
  16. Hopefully diesel fuel prices won't continue to rise since unleaded fuel prices are continuing to drop but, who knows. The Saudis are trying to hold onto their market share since the U.S. is on track to become the largest oil producer in the world by the end of 2015, thanks to the sudden shale oil boom. That's why they've chosen not to cut production and thereby cause the price of oil to increase. By the way, you can find the cheapest diesel fuel near you here by typing in a zip code or city and state (it's on the left side of the webpage).
  17. Yeah, what Lance said is true. It depends on what state you live in. Right now, Alaskan truck drivers have the highest annual median salary at $53,440. Check out this website. Click on a state on the and at the top of each page, it tells you how many truck drivers are employed in that state and what the average yearly salary is. It also gives you a bunch of truck driving school statistics for each state. Hope that helps.
  18. I lived just north of L.A. (Santa Clarita) for 12 years before moving to the east coast... and trust me, it wasn't by choice but, it was just too expensive for me to live there any longer. Not to rain on your parade but, are you sure you'll be able to survive in L.A. on $300 - $450 a week? Anyway, if you are looking for a trustworthy truck driving school in southern Cali, I would go to Truck Driving Schools Info and check out the list they have of truck driving schools in California that have been rated by the Better Business Bureau. A truck driving school is a business, and like any other business, they should be held accountable to a watchdog so potential students can get a good idea of who they can trust with their tuition money. Ideally, you want to go to a trucking school that has an A+ rating and good reviews. I hope that helps. By the way, they also show you how you may be able to go to truck driving school for free or at a heavily discounted price using a state or federal grant. You'll definitely want to get in touch with the California Student Aid Commission. Hope that helps. Good luck!
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