Profile For Driver_engineer

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  • Location:
    Nashville , TN

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 weeks, 3 days ago

Driver_engineer 's Bio

Hi I am a 5 year firefighter and in particular a driver engineer. I drive a fire engine and am not a trucker. I completed a EVOC (emergency vehicle operator course) and am certified on fire apparatus. I do hope to get a CDL and get a job driving a day cab and continue as a volunteer Firefighter.

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Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Pulled application

A few factors were they have several different endorsements I can work up to and I was told that really helps get to specific trucking career goals. Also they are very supportive. They didn't rush me in getting the CLP fast, they congratulated me for passing, answered my question directly and elaborated on a few things I didn't understand. They scheduled the start but they are being supportive and asked if I needed more time before I start and took time to answer all my questions. CFI will definitely be considered if something doesn't work out with Schneider.

What factors influenced your decision?

Posted:  5 days, 13 hours ago

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Pulled application

After thinking about it I pulled my application to CFI and accepted a job offer with schneider. Starts really soon shockingly

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Diabetes/kidney disease DOT physical

I found this for you. https://www.barnescare.com/BarnesCare-Connection/ArticleID/34/IssueID/11

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Yes Iam under doctors care I have my Endocrinologist, Family Doctor, Diabetic Edu. I take Insulin 2x daily my kast A1C was 6.3

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Diabetic CDL info

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Diabetes/kidney disease DOT physical

I found this for you. https://www.barnescare.com/BarnesCare-Connection/ArticleID/34/IssueID/11

Yes Iam under doctors care I have my Endocrinologist, Family Doctor, Diabetic Edu. I take Insulin 2x daily my kast A1C was 6.3

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Passed the CLP

I fortunately passed the general knowledge, airbrakes, and combined vehicle test. So got my CLP and re-apply for Schneider also applied for CFI after reading up on them. So question is which is better schneider or CFI?

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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CLP

Schneider called and said I need to get a CLP and then re-apply. So I got the question how do I get the CLP? Do I just go and take the test? I have been studying for my class A for about 2 months and just found this forum recently. I think I would be able to just take a written test but is that all I have to do to get the CLP?

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Schneider

thanks for the advice

Quick answer: Yes. They are a good company. You see them all over the place. It is best to ask if you have what it takes to be good😉. Your success in this industry is determined by how well you do your job. It is important to remember that the company logo on your truck will not decide that.

I believe their training period is shorter than a lot of companies out here. Some people consider that a plus. Whereas some people prefer a longer training period to feel more comfortable when they get out on their own.

As with any company, there are good trainers and there are bad trainers. We have some drivers here who have worked for Shneider. They may be able to give you more specific info and answer any other questions you may have. If you are curious about other companies don't hesitate to ask about them too. You don't need to limit yourself to one option. There are plenty of great companies to choose from, some of which might suit you better than others.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Schneider

I applied for schneider just today. Before they get back with me does anyone know anything about schneider? Are they good to there drivers? Is the school good? Are the drivers you ride with typically good? Just getting into trucking so no clue what to expect. Got a class B CDL so already a commercial driver just not a trucker.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Who likes???

very nice truck!!!

Driver engineer,

Look at my avatar picture. It is a 2018 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab. It has the 6.4L Hemi, 8 speed tranny, 4.10 rear and 8 ft. bed, 2W drive. I pull the 38' 5th wheel just fine with about 9 mpg under trailer and about 18 w/o. I am real happy with this truck and very glad I got it.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Who likes???

what year and make of ram you got? It looks really nice! I personally got a Ford F350 but use to have a 2005 ram 1500. It unfortunately got totaled when a dude hit my parked truck.

I should be so lucky! 1- to have a rig like that and 2- to be able to afford it. I'll have to take down my avatar because now I'm almost ashamed. That is beautiful.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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on a auction! It went for $154,000

That is awesome. where did you see it???

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Who likes???

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Birthday Shout Out!!! IDMtnGal !!!!!!

Happy birthday!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Who likes???

This might have been the coolest thing I have seen this week!!!

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Not a trucker......

yep and thanks for the link

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Thanks for the warm welcome! Yep got the class B with the air break endorsement. Do you know of any good paid CDL class A training jobs? Any you would recommend?

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Welcome Mark

Thank you for your service as a first responder!!

We are a very inviting group. We exist so people looking for straight honest information about getting into trucking can get answers. There is a ton of information already and feel free to ask questions.

I am a retired LEO and taught driver training for first responders for 20 plus years. The fire truck in my opinion is harder to drive than my semi. You probably already have a non commercial class B license with air brakes endorsement. You also have alot of knowledge already about inspections.

Getting started your best bet is too go over the road full time and get some experience under your belt for at least a year or two. Then living in Nashville there should be a ton of more local and regional work. This is one of if not the most diverse industries we have in the country.

I started out going through a company sponsored school, drove OTR for several years, have done a mix of regional and OTR, and now my slowdown is working on average 3-4 days a week, the weeks I want to work. You just have to put in the time to get experience and find your niche.

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Mark, do you mean training schools? Many trucking companies provide paid training based on a short commitment, usually one year. This is the best was to go. Paid CDL Training Programs

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Not a trucker......

lol

Mark, just on a side note, your being a “driver engineer” made me chuckle. If you go to the great thread about funny pictures here on Trucking Truth, someone posted a picture of a tee shirt with the slogan: “Freight Relocation Engineer”. So, you have the opportunity to go from Driver Engineer to Freight Relocation Engineer.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Not a trucker......

Thanks for the warm welcome! Yep got the class B with the air break endorsement. Do you know of any good paid CDL class A training jobs? Any you would recommend?

Welcome Mark

Thank you for your service as a first responder!!

We are a very inviting group. We exist so people looking for straight honest information about getting into trucking can get answers. There is a ton of information already and feel free to ask questions.

I am a retired LEO and taught driver training for first responders for 20 plus years. The fire truck in my opinion is harder to drive than my semi. You probably already have a non commercial class B license with air brakes endorsement. You also have alot of knowledge already about inspections.

Getting started your best bet is too go over the road full time and get some experience under your belt for at least a year or two. Then living in Nashville there should be a ton of more local and regional work. This is one of if not the most diverse industries we have in the country.

I started out going through a company sponsored school, drove OTR for several years, have done a mix of regional and OTR, and now my slowdown is working on average 3-4 days a week, the weeks I want to work. You just have to put in the time to get experience and find your niche.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Not a trucker......

I would like to keep Firefighting on the side but also I would be okay with doing just trucking. I do a lot of traveling and know I can drive for 8hrs straight and enjoy the travel. I have gone from Nashville to Tampa a few times and do Nashville to Charleston south Carolina often to visit family. So I think I would be okay with adapting to the life style.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

actually a driver engineer right now so a firefighter, EMT, and just a fire apparatus driver hoping to be a trucker soon.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Not a trucker......

Hi, I want to start by saying I am mark and am not a trucker. I am a driver engineer with a fire department and I have a completion certification after completing my EVOC emergency vehicle operator course. I am doing that full time for now but I hope to get into trucking. Not like a sleeper out on the roads all the time but like a day cab doing a full time job and Firefighting on the side. A few questions: A) am I allowed to be on this forum not being a trucker since I am hoping to get into trucking? B) does a 5 day a week 12 hours a day job exist in trucking?

I currently operate a pierce fire engine and am driving a truck weighing between 38 and 60 thousand pounds. Most the time 58,000 with tanks almost full. So I am hoping it won't be to difficult to adjust.

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