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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Potential school fraud

How long ago were the convictions? Very important detail. I have a couple myself but enough time has past that I had no problems finding work.

I recently completed driver training school with the understanding that I would be able to find a job having 3 DUIs. The recruiter insured that even though he could not guarantee me a job there was a job out there for me. I have been searching everywhere to try to find a job and have met nothing but closed doors. It's my understanding and please someone tell me if this is correct but I should not even be in possession of a CDL with three DUIs? Have I been conned? Do I need to contact a lawyer? I sure could use a straight answer because no one is really giving me one. Can I or can I not possess a CDL with 3 DUIs?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Knight: Driver-Facing Cameras?

PFG has them, just don’t drive distracted and you won’t have anything to worry about.

Posted:  7 months ago

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KLLM Driving Academy No Longer Offering Free Hotel For CDL Training?

Schneider paid for my hotel for 7 weeks as well as two meals a day at the terminal on top of the hotel breakfast. They paid for my flights, transportation to and from the airport and we were paid during training.

Sounds like a bad deal to me.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Is it legal to use PC to make my delivery?

Not all trucking jobs are created equal. I’m on track to hit 6 figures this year and I’m only averaging roughly 45 hours a week.. home daily with weekends off. But yeah the OVR stuff you refer to is ridiculous, not the life for me either.

PS I definitely made a mistake I should’ve done better research my bad ! I started to get my cdl a few month b4 they passed the law about having so many hours of training, that’s why I joined Trucking Truth but I ended up backing out of it because of the liability and responsibilities. .. Trying to hold out thinking and/or hoping things would change in my industry as a welding Inspector ? When it didn’t I went ahead and decided to get my cdl, I knew the money wasn’t going to be near the same but I found out there was a lot that I didn’t know about all the expectations and free time that they expect you to volunteer lol, it’s a joke compared to what I’m used to ! So much so I think I’m just going to go back to welding pipe again. ..

I will say this I do have a new found respect for you fellas. .. My dad drove a truck all his life when he wasn’t working on them. ..

Peace out

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Have to lock differential when bobtail

Your airbags are fine? You checked them physically as well as the switch as suggested previously? Airbags was my first thought. You shouldn’t just keep driving it like that.

Yeah, they're all the same size. Like I said, this is a recent development, things were fine before.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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The Notch

Happens all the time there. On the interstate there’s a huge light up sign before the exit that says NO trucks, trucks will not fit… $$$ fine etc.

Amazing how many people blindly follow their gps and ignore the giant signs

Posted:  7 months, 4 weeks ago

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Altitude and Diesel engine power

Less air, less power.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Initial impressions

That’s what PFG, Sysco and US foods run as well.

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Started my new job as a shuttle driver on Monday with Ben E Keith food division. My initial impression so far is very positive.

From application to offer it took about a week and a half. The background checks seem to be more thorough than most companies . A friend of mine told me it’s because you are dealing with food but I don’t know. It could just be the agency they use.

There was only 4 of us in our 2 days of orientation/ onboarding. Most of the information was not transportation related but ALOT to do with proper food handling, OSHA type training. Then your basic jj Keller trucking videos that everyone knows about

The facility was new and top of the line and everyone was VERY friendly and accommodating. The people that work here definitely believe in the company and try to represent it the best they can. Very professional and polite all the way through. The HR rep and the transportation manager asked us where we wanted to eat and took us to a local bbq place and ate lunch with us. When I got to my yard I was assigned a mentor who walked me through hooking doubles and the elogs system. The elogs and pretrip procedures here are very different than what I am used to but I’m picking it up. I’m trying to feel my way around the procedures and how things are done so I am taking my time.

The warehouse pickup procedure is very organized. We fuel up on the yard and they have a fuel station that allows you to hit both tractor tanks, def, and both reefer trailers at one time. It’s a very smooth process. And the people dealing with getting the loads out and the yard drivers are great and very helpful

Every driver at the yard and every employee I have met has nothing but great things to say and so far it seems like this is going to be a very good fit. Only about 7-8 hours on duty a day. 5 days a week.

So far I’m very impressed and glad I made the move. I have been missing driving since I left Werner. I enjoyed my time teaching but I think this is going to be a much better fit.

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You run reefer pups? Don’t think I’ve ever seen those

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Community College vs Private School

That’s just a stock Wilson photo I imagine. Quickly searching google images I found a couple pics of the same woman for Wilson training.. so just same avatar or bots have invaded.

That's very strange. We thought you were an experienced driver. You've been asking questions for some time now about your equipment. You were using the screen name A W.

What happened that you now need to go to school for licensing? All of a sudden you've got a new name, a new account, and more questions. That's a great way to just get ignored.

Here's an example of one of your earlier questions...

Steer Tire Issues

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Back In The Saddle.

That’s exactly what I’m doing for PFG. Congrats and best of luck. I personally love it.

Looks like I’m in stores for some new adventures!

I left the Werner DG account at the end of 2021 and started a training as a cdl instructor. Overall instructing was a very rewarding experience. Like any job it had it’s ups and downs with more ups than downs. I really enjoyed helping people to build the confidence and provide training and feedback to take the test and get their CDL. But the whole time I really missed actually driving a truck. I think once driving gets in your blood it’s kinda hard to let it go. So after awhile I decided to start looking around and if I found the perfect setup I would get back on the road! It took a few months and I was doing it casually at first and then I found it!I won’t say the name as yet because I’m not sure of their policies but it’s a food service company that is not Sysco, us foods, or pfg. Did a working interview and background and now have an orientation date scheduled next week.

Shuttle driver! I made sure to verify that I was in no way interested in touching freight or being a delivery driver lol! Essentially it’s running empties double from a drop yard to the dc. Picking up full ones and bringing them back so the young and strong guys can deliver. The schedule seems nice. 2pm till about 9-11pm Depending on the warehouse. I’m really excited to get back into the swing of things and will do an update after I’m on the job for a few weeks!

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