Advice on getting back in

Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by PaladinJack, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. PaladinJack

    PaladinJack New Member

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    Hi all,

    I drove for Werner about three years ago, and got out of it for a while. Went to get back in and found that the state had pulled my CDL since I didn't keep up on my medical, and now they're telling me I have to do the permit/road test dance again, basically start over from scratch.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to do this? I don't exactly have a rig in my back pocket and I don't know any drivers. The school that trained me wants three grand for me to go through a "road test prep" course and that'd be fine except I don't have three grand. What I need is some practice (I'm rusty) and a truck and trailer for the road test -- anyone have any suggestions on ways I might be able to arrange those things?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Getting it back sucks and that is why many maintain it long after they retire, it's a safety net. The best way for you to go is through a tech school if you have one in your area. It will still cost you some money but it would be the best way to go.
     
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  3. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook AD-FREE USER

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    Where are you? If you're in the Indpls area, pm me...
     
  4. Brian Junior

    Brian Junior Member

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    3 Grand for "training" well trained driver? They are f...n crazy!
     
  5. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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    Make SURE the school is *P.T.D.I.* CERTIFIED or you'll have WASTED your Money and Time.
    *Professional Truck Drivers Institute*
    LOOKIE HERE
    CHEERS!!
     

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