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  • Location:
    Nashville , TN

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    1 year, 10 months 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:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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3 Months

3 Months solo today!!!! Got my CDL been on the road a little while and I am loving the lifestyle out here! Hope everyone is doing well!

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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I am back

A lot has changed since last time I have posted and honestly I have been to distracted to post I lost a friend and was out for a bit but I now have my CDL and I have driving as a company driver for about 3 months I am finally doing better and decided to post again

Some things have changed though my goal is no longer to be a LTL driver but rather a OTR driver I really enjoy the life style of always being on the road and seeing new places

I do come with some questions How much experience do you need to switch to a higher paying company? What companys do you recommend as step up OTR jobs? I was recommended Variant Trucking which is the solo end of US express do you know any of there requirements, or if they are a good company, how difficult would it be to go from schneider to Variant?

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Let's talk trucks

I just got my first truck a 22 Freightliner Cascadia and am on my own.. sorta long story but this is my first and current truck my favorite is probably the 579 or next gen T680 hoping to get into one after getting experience

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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New truck roll problems

A lot of Schneider drivers on here today!!! I am on my own now.... Scary stuff but it came with a 2022 Freightliner Cascadia with just a hare over 40,000 miles haven't been having to much issues with it but since I am new I don't drive a lot in the heavy rain yet.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Done with first week on the road

I am going to get the app and to verify you can get tickets that you have to pay? Interesting

You guys got lucky not getting a ticket at the weigh station, your trainer should be taking the loads to the closest CAT scale, Schneider pays for it. Download the CAT app, put in your EFS card# and you can do everything through the app. The only time you’ll need to actually go in and get the scale ticket is if your dropping it off as a relay.

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Done with first week on the road and am done for about 2 days then back on again. Even tho I was aiming at a local driving job I actually might prefer a sleeper and traveling cross country this was a awesome experience! The 2020 Freightliner Cascadia 73' sleeper is a cool truck and I loved driving it a few hours. Also learned something I thought for a long time was incorrect.. for a long time I thought you would get a expensive ticket if you were over weight. Well we picked a load up stopped at a weight station was overweight and we turned around off loaded a little came back was within normal weight and started the trip no expensive ticket 😂

It was a awesome experience shout-out to Schneider and my awesome experienced driver!!!

I will update at been on the road for a month

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Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Done with first week on the road

Done with first week on the road and am done for about 2 days then back on again. Even tho I was aiming at a local driving job I actually might prefer a sleeper and traveling cross country this was a awesome experience! The 2020 Freightliner Cascadia 73' sleeper is a cool truck and I loved driving it a few hours. Also learned something I thought for a long time was incorrect.. for a long time I thought you would get a expensive ticket if you were over weight. Well we picked a load up stopped at a weight station was overweight and we turned around off loaded a little came back was within normal weight and started the trip no expensive ticket 😂

It was a awesome experience shout-out to Schneider and my awesome experienced driver!!!

I will update at been on the road for a month

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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First new truck

very beautiful truck

This is a 2022 Cascadia with 733 miles on it and plenty of new truck smell. They always tell drivers that if they get a new truck, they can get any color they prefer as long as it’s blue.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Update

A lot of good advise thanks!

Yes. Be extra polite and respectful. Ask lots of questions unless he gets irritated by too many questions, then cut back. When it’s time for pretrip/post trip, jump out and show him your know-how. Same at fuel stops. Jump out, pop the hood, inspect, check fluid levels. Lock down the hood and clean the windshield, mirrors and side windows. Clean the headlight lenses. Do a visual check of your airline and electrical connection and king pin lock handle. Don’t make him ask you to do this stuff, just do it on your own unless he wants to tag along. Be friendly but not too familiar. Ask him easy questions about his family, children, general background to show him you are not all about yourself. Don’t pass gas. Don’t ask to borrow money or his toothbrush. Keep clean and smell good. Ask him at the very start what his rules are for inside the truck stuff. It’s his turf, so be a good guest. Just use common sense during your time with a trainer.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Update

My program is coming close to a end and soon I will be driving long routes with a experienced truck driver. I have learned a lot and have made some mistakes along the way. Like I actually forgot to push in air supply once a without shock it wouldn't move just reve up. Done all my training in a 2022 Freightliner Cascadia and it is a really cool truck. Can't wait to be on the road and am quite nervous about the test but confident. Any tips for when I start riding along with a experienced driver?

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Schneider start

Okay. So days over and I have got a lot of information shoved in my brain. I think I asked to many questions that I didn't need to know yet. Which kinda stressed me but it went okay. My instructor told me to study PTI on my free time because I need to master that before I start getting into the advanced stuff. Although I should get it easier since we do PTIs on all our fire apparatus

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