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    MA

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    Preparing For School

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Posted:  3 months ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

Omg I'm almost 60 and I know Allll about pot and booze. When I was a kid I needed help been there done that. Those days are long gone. Pot, well not a lover of it never was but it's my vice right now. Easy to give up but forever? Not sure. If anything we're to happen on the road and I had it in my system that would be the end. Forever is a long time. Just deciding how much I want to drive. I'm not an addict never was I always just watch myself and I'm sure that's more then alot of you drivers do.

My email is in my profile. I have 11 years clean. I can point you to some resources that, should you choose to, could help. It's much than a matter of simply quitting.

Irrelevant of what you are doing, also some resources for codependency help. It's almost always bundled with addiction, and from the sounds of the issues you had with your son, some help is needed there.

A new career isn't possible until you fix the bigger issues, be it pot, booze, anything and everything. They are symptoms of a much bigger illness. Help is available.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

Oh God I'll be back when I'm ready to go.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

That's what I have to do soon if this is where I'm going

Tammy, why don’t you wait 6 to 9 months until you can pass a drug/hair follicle test and then let us know how you are doing. Unless you have reverted to alcohol use.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

Nope still have both. Sure I started weed because of quitting drinking. It's alot healthier and yes I didn't take up running as a substitute. I can do anything I put my mind to. Just been thinking again about going on the road and if anyone asked me why I didn't do it B4 it's because I couldn't decide to quit weed plus I got a good job and put trucking on hold.

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Hey everybody has some vice they don't like about themselves. Weed is such a miracle drug and too bad it gets a bad rap.

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Sure everybody has vices. Mine is pleasurable, I kept it under control for over 15 years and it won't get anybody killed, especially in a big truck.

While you think you have your drinking under control, in reality you exchanged one bad habit for another. Most of the truck stops I go to aren't near any bars, however, some truck stops do sell beer. If you can't do business by walking into a truck stop and ignoring the beer, then you're in trouble and need to get into an alcohol program and learn how to deal with it. Yes, I know what I'm talking about. Of seven kids, five of us were alcoholics. Two of my brothers go to AA every week.

I don't consider marijuana to be a miracle drug otherwise it would be in the pharmaceutical meds where the FDA can make money off of it. Also, it may be legal in your state and many other states, but there are still States, including Idaho where I live, where it's illegal. At the federal level, marijuana is illegal and it will never be made legal.

Did you get your issues with your son and the older gentleman you were caretaking all settled? That was a big issue with you going driving also.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

The whole reason why I'm not driving is because I need to make sure I'm ready. Once I quit that's it.

Anne do you have a facebook? Mine is Tammy akkim add me if you want.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

Right now

Tammy, everybody may have some sort of vice, but yours disqualifies you from driving a truck. What makes you different?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

Thanks Anne!! It's kind of the answer I was looking for. I drank since I was litterely 10 years old. Sure got into trouble as a kid but just was sick of being tired the next day so..pot..never liked it. But it helps me sleep and now it's legal. I know I can not drink but I'm afraid being at a truck stop laid over and usually a bar right there lol I would disappoint myself maybe. Oh well got to once again see how bad I want to do this. Thanks!!!

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I was on here about six months ago and wanting to take the plunge. Truthfully I didn't because of weed. I know everyone is gonna say it's a choice but it helps me to not drink. I could get a million psyc meds but can't smoke weed. I smoke to sleep. I know I have to choose. I'm scared to not have that crutch. Please don't say negative comments. It is what it is. I just have to decide. I guess it comes down to how bad do I want this but I haven't drank in years and really don't want to start even if it's just here and there.

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Hi, Tammy!!

I remember you. AND, I totally understand where you are coming from. Tom, (my husband/driver) doesn't smoke, but his brother, older by 10 years, could not live without it.

Dennis is retired from Kokosing (quite nicely) and was a paver, with a CDL. Back in the 'day' .. they could do 'both.' Sadly, not anymore.

I'll have to defer, sadly, that .. it's just a choice right now. There may be SOME type of 'driving' jobs (ie: pavers?) that don't test as strictly, but ... I'm not coming up with anything, within the CDL box.

I wish I had the answers. Have you tried St. John's Wort, and/or Melatonin??? There are so many herbal supplements that will help you with your ailments. My dude, Tom.. takes many.

I wish I had the answers, girl. I wish. It's about choices now, however. Sadly, but seriously.

Best to ya; HMU anytime~

~ Anne ~

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

Hey everybody has some vice they don't like about themselves. Weed is such a miracle drug and too bad it gets a bad rap.

Hi Tammy, I’m not trying to be negative, but just realistic. Get yourself employment other than driving and pursue help with your substance abuse.

I fret about those who want to drive despite substance abuse issues. Are they in the past? Perhaps, but what if they surface again if and when you are driving? You are one I would worry about. You can get a class B driving job and establish a track record. But with your weed usage, for whatever reason you claim, I doubt driving is a possibility for you.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

I was on here about six months ago and wanting to take the plunge. Truthfully I didn't because of weed. I know everyone is gonna say it's a choice but it helps me to not drink. I could get a million psyc meds but can't smoke weed. I smoke to sleep. I know I have to choose. I'm scared to not have that crutch. Please don't say negative comments. It is what it is. I just have to decide. I guess it comes down to how bad do I want this but I haven't drank in years and really don't want to start even if it's just here and there.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Newbie Here! Best advice for a woman thinking of jumping in...

Actually I called social workers and asked if there was any way Henry can go on respite for 2 months and when im done get him back. The answer is YES. The reason I say 2 months and get him back is if I dont get my cdl or something happens during training I will have a job to come back to. If I get my cdl well im going otr full force. SO a BIG duck in a row now.

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Ok-- so one more question... and I think this one is the most important of them all.

I'm gonna start off by saying, I don't care much about company pay, etc. I figure the first year-- my main mission is just to learn the job and get as good as I can at what I'm doing-- the money comes with knowledge.

So having said that-- are there any company sponsored training programs that you experts here think are better compared to others? Any programs that a rookie with little to no experience in anything larger than a minivan should stay away from? (I've heard that Roehl is pretty ruthless with their quickness to cut rookies that aren't catching on fast).

Really-- with everything else I've been able to glean from relentlessly reading this board-- I think this is the last important question in me deciding which way to go.

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Brandie, I can only speak about Schneider training. I believe that it was top notch. But when you are new, you are a beggar not a chooser. Get on with a big company with a training program. You are right, just take what you are offered and go with it.

There are two of you here. You and Tammy. Both of you have my respect, but I wonder about your ability to follow through. How about your children? When I was young, I didn't get any help from my parents because they were unable to provide any. Instead, I helped my parents financially until their deaths. How about your children? Are they able to help you pursue your dream?

Posted:  9 months ago

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Wilson Logistics - Missoula MT

WOW! Congratulations!

Posted:  9 months ago

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Dot medical help

Ive had the same doctor for 15 years and when I drank and smoked weed or felt depressed, I never told her. Its not her business

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How would they know about rehab or a hospital visit?

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If by "they" you mean the trucking company, they probably know more about you than you know about yourself. Myself included. That's why we have to sign a release for them to get confidential medical records. It's insane how little privacy there is.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Dot medical help

How would they know about rehab or a hospital visit?

Posted:  9 months ago

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Newbie Here! Best advice for a woman thinking of jumping in...

I was thinking February too. I just wanted to know when to start communicating. I think I heard a couple months.

Timeline largely depends on how quickly I can squirrel away enough money to cover my butt while I'm in school. If I can pull it off-- I'd love to head out by October 1 so that I can get some road time in before the holidays. Otherwise, I'll likely wait until February (tax time.. extra money in the bank no matter what).

I'm still leaning heavily towards Prime at this point....

I submitted the form here on this site and have communicated via email with a couple of companies-- explaining that I may be a couple months out at this point and everyone has been quite pleasant.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Newbie Here! Best advice for a woman thinking of jumping in...

Brandie, Can I ask you your time line? When are you able to actually head out for training? Also if its months out are you calling companies now or waiting till you can walk out the door?

Call a Millis recruiter directly on the phone.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Finally worked.

Anne..Thats all I was trying to say. I did it right from the start. I put the pics up before easy. This pic just wouldnt download for some reason and I couldnt figure out why.

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Did EXACT same thing I did 100 x yesterday and picture came up. Same that happened to the other guy. subject dead. thanks for trying to help

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Glad you got it !!! I saw that you DO have 2 photos in your gallery now; AMEN!

Perseverance is PRIMO in trucking, for sure. Then again, so is Humility. Necessities! (Well, niceties matter, too, haha!)

So . . . . why don'tcha go ahead and POST that DMV abstract here, then?!?!? (Just a thought!)

Stay blessed;

~ Anne ~

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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How do you put a photo up

WOW JUST WOW! I put this up earlier under "FINALLY WORKED"

Did EXACT same thing I did 100 x yesterday and picture came up. Same that happened to the other guy. subject dead. thanks for trying to help

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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How do you put a photo up

OMG the picture wouldnt download . I did everything right. It wasnt any fault of my own. THATS IT

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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How do you put a photo up

You are my saving grace! Same thing happened to you! sucks when people treat me like a complete moron when they cant comprehend what i am saying. WTH LOL

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Bold Italic Underline Quote Photo Link Smiley Links On TruckingTruth

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I see these buttons

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Upload New PhotoNo file chosen

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I see these buttons

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Upload New Photom2.jpg Please enter a caption of one sentence or less: Test

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Then this is next

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Then after 15 tries, it finally goes thru!!!

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Finally worked.

Did EXACT same thing I did 100 x yesterday and picture came up. Same that happened to the other guy. subject dead. thanks for trying to help

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