Profile For A Girl & her Dog (Tierra or T)

A Girl & her Dog (Tierra or T) 's Info

  • Location:
    Sandusky , OH

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    11 months, 3 weeks ago

A Girl & her Dog (Tierra or T) 's Bio

Sandusky Ohio born and raised . Small town girl with big dreams

Currently live in Indianapolis but will be considering Ohio as my Home State for CDL. I have customer service and insurance industry experience . I am also a published author under a pen name 😃

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Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Submitted Application to Prime

Hey Everyone,

Submitted my application to Prime Inc again today. I had to wait for a speeding ticket from may 2018 to fall off my mvr. Now only have 1 on my record from 2019. Hopefully I have good news this week .

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Thinking About Going to Private School Instead

Also my only criminal history in my 30 years of life is a single misdemeanor for failure to confine dog lol i didn’t have a leash on my 6 month old put when he got out the house and was picked up by animal control less than 10 mins after he got out . I had to go pick him up and didn’t realize it was a criminal charge vs a civil fine . I am a licensed claims adjuster and the background check is as grueling as the trucking and I have never had an issue with obtaining and keeping my licenses which include employment check as well.

Hey Old School , my work history is great. Never been fired , all great references. As stated that was all approved , background check and employment check , no gaps at , been with my current company 2 years. I’m thinking it was my minor accident that happened less that initially I was put at fault for . But I went to court for that and fought like hell because it really wasn’t my fault the other driver actually left the scene and came back with a false witness. The office did not put my statement on the report and the video footage literally disappeared let’s just say it was a disaster and my insurance company ended up going after the driver and holding them responsible for my damages and I had to file complaint against police department. But again they were aware of it even sent them all the info regarding it . Then after I sent my copy of CLP and Driver license that’s when i didn’t hear anything else .

I’m putting that behind me now and just moving forward . Hopefully i am driving with a company soon .

Thank you for your input.

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Tierra, there's no right or wrong answer on this. We just have seen countless times where people think having that CDL in had is going to make all their problems disappear, but it just doesn't work like that. If we can have a job lined up before we even get started then that is obviously the best. I know you kind of have shell shock after what happened with Wilson, and I don't blame you. Nothing changes though. I am going to guess there was something in your timeline of your work history that caused them to pause. I honestly don't know. The problem with these outfits is that they won't usually tell why they back off on someone. I can empathize with you completely. I don't know if you read the article I linked to but it covers my experience of going through a private school. I could not get hired for anything. I never could figure out why.

Anytime you can have someone else invest in your future, and then be willing to put skin in the game to help you get that future started, you are going to be way ahead of anyone who just walks in with a new CDL. Truck driving schools don't make truck drivers. They can't. They have about four weeks to work with, and that isn't even going to make you confident you can pass the driving test. Many do pass, but I can promise you that most of them are surprised when they do. The schools take your money, work with you for about four weeks, and then want you to get on out of there so they can get the next guys money. The Paid CDL Training Programs put up their own money, provide transportation, housing, and meals. They take all the risk. They have a right to be a little bit picky about who they choose. They are taking all the risk. They don't send people home for random reasons. They may ghost you for a random reason, but they found something they weren't comfortable with.

Have you thought about your work history? I honestly think that is what snagged you up. I can't imagine anything being related to you sending them your driver's license. You said they had already run your MVR. I feel for you Tierra. I had the same issues when I was trying to get hired. I still to this day don't know what it was. I had a list of rejections that I could fill a page with. Nobody wanted to hire me. Once I got hired I made sure I learned my craft well. Today I could get a job at any trucking company, but as a rookie I was beginning to feel like an outcast. If I could have lined up the job first I would have been way better off. That is why I encourage folks to follow through with applying to several company sponsored training programs. I am confident one of them would take you unless there is something mysterious going on that we don't know about. I know you are thinking about your dog and that is going to limit you somewhat. Keep us posted with your progress. We are here to help you any way we can.

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Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Thinking About Going to Private School Instead

Hey Old School , my work history is great. Never been fired , all great references. As stated that was all approved , background check and employment check , no gaps at , been with my current company 2 years. I’m thinking it was my minor accident that happened less that initially I was put at fault for . But I went to court for that and fought like hell because it really wasn’t my fault the other driver actually left the scene and came back with a false witness. The office did not put my statement on the report and the video footage literally disappeared let’s just say it was a disaster and my insurance company ended up going after the driver and holding them responsible for my damages and I had to file complaint against police department. But again they were aware of it even sent them all the info regarding it . Then after I sent my copy of CLP and Driver license that’s when i didn’t hear anything else .

I’m putting that behind me now and just moving forward . Hopefully i am driving with a company soon .

Thank you for your input.

Tierra, there's no right or wrong answer on this. We just have seen countless times where people think having that CDL in had is going to make all their problems disappear, but it just doesn't work like that. If we can have a job lined up before we even get started then that is obviously the best. I know you kind of have shell shock after what happened with Wilson, and I don't blame you. Nothing changes though. I am going to guess there was something in your timeline of your work history that caused them to pause. I honestly don't know. The problem with these outfits is that they won't usually tell why they back off on someone. I can empathize with you completely. I don't know if you read the article I linked to but it covers my experience of going through a private school. I could not get hired for anything. I never could figure out why.

Anytime you can have someone else invest in your future, and then be willing to put skin in the game to help you get that future started, you are going to be way ahead of anyone who just walks in with a new CDL. Truck driving schools don't make truck drivers. They can't. They have about four weeks to work with, and that isn't even going to make you confident you can pass the driving test. Many do pass, but I can promise you that most of them are surprised when they do. The schools take your money, work with you for about four weeks, and then want you to get on out of there so they can get the next guys money. The Paid CDL Training Programs put up their own money, provide transportation, housing, and meals. They take all the risk. They have a right to be a little bit picky about who they choose. They are taking all the risk. They don't send people home for random reasons. They may ghost you for a random reason, but they found something they weren't comfortable with.

Have you thought about your work history? I honestly think that is what snagged you up. I can't imagine anything being related to you sending them your driver's license. You said they had already run your MVR. I feel for you Tierra. I had the same issues when I was trying to get hired. I still to this day don't know what it was. I had a list of rejections that I could fill a page with. Nobody wanted to hire me. Once I got hired I made sure I learned my craft well. Today I could get a job at any trucking company, but as a rookie I was beginning to feel like an outcast. If I could have lined up the job first I would have been way better off. That is why I encourage folks to follow through with applying to several company sponsored training programs. I am confident one of them would take you unless there is something mysterious going on that we don't know about. I know you are thinking about your dog and that is going to limit you somewhat. Keep us posted with your progress. We are here to help you any way we can.

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Thinking About Going to Private School Instead

The school is 160 Driving Academy. They have carrier sponsorship where either Swift, Werner, Covenant or Landair sponsor and you work for them. So it either be Werner I choose if Approved or I’ll hopefully go through Prime if they approve me once my ticket from 2018 14 over speed limit falls off . Then I’ll only have 1 Speeding ticket (7 over ) and 1 minor accident that I was not at fault for on my 3 year mvr record.

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The point I made in my post regarding the reason for considering school then choosing a company is because of the inconsistent and inconsiderate natural of the way the companies can string you along and in the end it was a waste of time . And it’s partially my fault putting all my eggs in 1 company but the reason I did was I was approved and then all of a sudden nothing . So I’m considering is it better to already have cdl in hand when applying to a company is better.

Also I’ve been reading all through the forum and I’m aware of the challenges of becoming a professional driver and it is the reason i am drawn to it. I enjoy challenges , problem solving , decision making etc.

In the end I’ll make the decision which route to take is best for me after weighing all options and opinions.

Also with the school I am considering the cost would be sponsored by a company, the only difference is I would do school in my hometown and avoid having to travel all the way to company for training and having that possibility that the company can decide to send me home at any time for any reason .

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So, all in all, it still WOULD BE company paid (sponsored) training? That's what my guy did in 03. Roadmasters partnered with USX back then. Didn't know they still did that!

Care to share ?!?!? (Company & school?)

Either way.. kudos, m'lady. Might see you out there this time next year, when my youngest ages out of the house, haha!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Thinking About Going to Private School Instead

The point I made in my post regarding the reason for considering school then choosing a company is because of the inconsistent and inconsiderate natural of the way the companies can string you along and in the end it was a waste of time . And it’s partially my fault putting all my eggs in 1 company but the reason I did was I was approved and then all of a sudden nothing . So I’m considering is it better to already have cdl in hand when applying to a company is better.

Also I’ve been reading all through the forum and I’m aware of the challenges of becoming a professional driver and it is the reason i am drawn to it. I enjoy challenges , problem solving , decision making etc.

In the end I’ll make the decision which route to take is best for me after weighing all options and opinions.

Also with the school I am considering the cost would be sponsored by a company, the only difference is I would do school in my hometown and avoid having to travel all the way to company for training and having that possibility that the company can decide to send me home at any time for any reason .

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Thinking About Going to Private School Instead

Well I was going to decide between private and prime. The private company have carrier sponsorship where either Swift, Werner, Covenant or Landair sponsor and you work for them. So just weighing options.

If you're going to apply to Prime next month, why go to a private school? Fork over a lot of money for a job you may not get hired to perform?

We always recommend attending company sponsored training because once you pass, you also are employed. Afterwards, stay at the company for anywhere from 9 to 18 months, and your CDL schooling is paid for.

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Thinking About Going to Private School Instead

Hey All,

So the original plan was to start with Wilson Logistics and do their CDL training program , but after they suddenly decided to not go with me (Approved a start date, ran MRV, Background Check everything good, Had me get CLP and MEC, Then MEC was filled out incorrectly they sent me to have that corrected. Then Had me upload my driver license, then ghosted me ) I don't know if I want to go through the whole process again with another company until I have CDL in hand.

I am currently researching schools and waiting on a call from 160 Driving Academy. Also will be applying to Prime again in March (they wanted to wait until my speeding ticket less fail off ) Hopefully everything goes according to plan and I can be OTR with a trucking company by Spring/Summer.

Posted:  10 months ago

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Vaccine Eligibility for Truckers

From my understanding who get the vaccine is state by state . Here in Indiana it started with the older population. A clinic tried to distribute to teachers and had the supply confiscated since they were not following orders.

I would say look at your resident state .

Posted:  10 months ago

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Wil Trans said No

Thank you . I have applied to Millis, Stevens and Prime.

The only big requirement is the pet policy as I have German Shepherd and he is already 60lbs and not even a year . So that disqualifies from a lot of company. I don’t care too much for home time as I’m single and no kids and have been living away from family for awhile and already only see them 1x a month.

Posted:  10 months ago

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Wil Trans said No

Unfortunately Wilson Logistics have decided they have more qualified candidates and passed on me 😩 which sucks since I really wanted to start with them especially since I have a dog and they’re pet policy had no restrictions.

Now I don’t know what other companies to consider.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Roehl GYCDL and life changes

Congratulations!!

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting a New Chapter with Wilson Logistics

Congrats on starting your journey! I will be staying tuned as I expect to start with Wilson in next couple months 🙂

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL Permit Test Requirement

I passed my CLP!! Also got my Tanker endorsement. Missed the D/T by 1 question. And didn’t test for the hazmat , had a headache due to how loud it was at the Testing place.

Now just waiting on final approval from Wilsons Trans once background is completed.

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Taking my Permit test tomorrow, along with the requirements, i am going to also test for tankers, doubles/triples, hazmat endorsement.

I’m kind of nervous but i have been studying with the high road program and cdl genie app .

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Wishing you luck, m'lady!!

Might as well get all the endorsements you can; it won't hurt!

GOOOOD LUCK, and let us know!!

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~ Anne ~

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Roehl OTR Training

Congratulations on advancing!

I finished the first phase of training at Roehl and got my CDL. Now it is time for the second phase - training on the road for about 3 weeks. The last 5 loads I will have to do on my own. Right now I am enjoying my home time and wait for an appointment at our DMV. As soon as I get the license, Roehl will find a trainer for me, and tell where I need to meet him.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL Permit Test Requirement

Taking my Permit test tomorrow, along with the requirements, i am going to also test for tankers, doubles/triples, hazmat endorsement.

I’m kind of nervous but i have been studying with the high road program and cdl genie app .

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL Permit Test Requirement

Yes I am glad he got it too lol didn’t see the mistake until after it posted . (Fast fingers) smile.gif

Thanks for pointing out the additional resources!

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Hello Tierra!

The pre-trip is not required for the permit test. That one comes up when you are testing out for your actual CDL.

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Man, I'm glad YOU got that one.. Pretoria, had me thinking 'marching' . . . . NVM, haha!!

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Best wishes to you, Tierra !

We have EXCELLENT pre trip study guides on here, btw~!

And .. regular study guides for the permit test, too!!

Brett's book is awesome, and free~!! Check it out~!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

Hi Eugene !

I enjoy reading your training updates. I am i the application/ background check phase with Wilson Logistics and hopefully will be starting in March.

Update - Thu 14 Jan 2021, 0948, a DC in Lexington NC

HALLELUJAH! Not only did I sleep, I slept like a sedated baby on elephant tranquilizers. It was glorious and I’m feeling 100%, save for the slightest aftermath of a sore throat. Feels great to have that out of my system.

Backtracking to Tuesday night at a Pilot outside Charlotte, where we picked up our reset load. This load had four drops on it: 3 back over the border into SC and this last one here in Lexington. We switched trailers with the other driver at 0006 and arrived at our first DC (Walmart) in SC about an hour later, where I was up in the bunk and out like a light napping for the one-hour unload.

Then we got to our next DC around 0530, and things got .... interesting. We wound up not leaving until 1330, eight hours later, with the last two loads late by default and needing to be pushed back another day. I had read countless horror stories of insanely long unloads here on the forum, so I was prepared for this and took it in stride. Mercifully I was able to catch even a few more hours’ napping in until around 0830, when the yard just got too noisy. At least I was catching up meaningfully, though. It took long enough to get them started on the unload, though nothing out of the ordinary. It wasn’t until we were still sitting 3 hours after they were finished that my trainer started to get a bit frustrated. It turns out that the customer was rejecting a pallet of brisket from Tyson’s that they claim had the wrong date on it, and they’d been haggling with Tyson’s sales department for hours trying to figure it out, instead of letting us know so we could contact claims and be on our way. Once We finally found out what the delay was, it took another two hours to straighten out, but by then we only had 30 minutes left on our clock.

We went to a pilot just one mile away from the receiver and bunked down there for the night, with no alternative but to stay put. Not only did I hit the bunk and pass out around 1600, but we got to sleep in until 0415 today (Thursday) before rolling out to drop the last two stops. My trainer cannot wait to get this cursed reset load off of our hands, whereas for me I’m just taking it in stride as a learning experience. I’m certainly not arguing with the extra time in the bunk this has granted me, as frustrating as the delays have been.

I’ve now learned perhaps the most crucial rule in trucking: sleep when you can. Given my chronic insomnia and difficulty adjusting thus far, I’ve decided to take what many may consider a drastic step and abandon caffeine completely—it’s been 48 hours since I e had any. My consumption was through the roof when we rolled out and it was causing me nothing but difficulty, least of all with constant bathroom breaks, which don’t exactly jive well in trucking. Since we aim to be back in Springfield by Saturday, and I don’t test until Tuesday, this gives me a relatively stress-free week or so to detox and keep withdrawal symptoms to a minimum (it certainly helps I’m starting off fully rested).

Will keep you updated!

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL Permit Test Requirement

Thank you !

Hello Tierra!

The pre-trip is not required for the permit test. That one comes up when you are testing out for your actual CDL.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL Permit Test Requirement

Hi All!

I am in process of studying for my CDL permit test, and kind of confuse on extractor what sections I will test on for the permit . I know general knowledge, air brakes and combinations. I’ve studied for some endorsement as well, but do I need to know the Pretoria for the permit test ?

Thanks in advance!

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Journey to Becoming first Trucker in my Family

Hi All! I’m Tierra or T. I’ve officially started the process to become an OTR driver. I am currentLy a claims rep for auto and home insurance . After years in customer service/call center I’ve become complacent with answering phones . After a week or so of research using this forum and YouTube , I’ve decided To go with Wilson Logistics. Although a long training period, I look forward to it and love their pet policy as I have a German Shepherd that I insist on bringing with me once I’m solo. I am studying for my CDL permit and hopefully will be testing next week. i plan on starting with Wilson in February/March as I am waiting on my current end of year bonus payment with current company lol which will have me while not being paid initially and to not take any advances. I look forward to posting more .

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