Profile For port2ky

port2ky's Info

  • Location:
    Jackson, KY

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 1 week ago

port2ky's Bio

Originally from Portland, OR and moved to Southeast Kentucky. I have experience in the Cash-in-Transit(CIT) industry and am a brand new CDL Holder. Married, with our first born on the way.

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Port2KY - From Cash to Asphalt

Xpo out of where? Moved to Harlan in April, not really looking to move companies, but never hurts to know about options in the future.

Out of Lexington! I can't remember what the cpm is but it's a combination of hourly dock work and mileage pay

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Port2KY - From Cash to Asphalt

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Hello! I'm port2ky, my first name is Cam and this is my story. I'll start with a little bit about myself then move into the now. I am 25 years old, married, and we're expecting our first born in November. Originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to Southeast Kentucky about a year ago, I never expected to be where I am now in terms of career path.

In Portland, I spent 4 years in the Cash-in-Transit(CIT) industry. A majority of my time in that industry was as a Driver/Messenger however I moved up the ranks into a Supervisory position and eventually went to work inside the Vault for the remainder of my time there. My original plan was to stay in this line of work upon completion of my move to Southeast Kentucky, however my branch did not allow that to happen.

Unemployed and living in a place I had only visited a few times before, I had no idea where I would end up. After months of applying and being denied employment, I was running out of options. I ended up going to the local Community College for CDL School under sponsorship by my current employer.

I gained my Class A, no restrictions, a few weeks ago and am looking forward to see what the future holds for this industry! I will try to update this thread as much as I can with my experiences. So far, I have been in training for 2 weeks and was supposed to head out tomorrow evening however my trainers truck broke down so it's up in the air whether or not we will go out this week.

Thank y'all so much for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy my journey and transition from Cash to Asphalt.

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It's been awhile, good sir; (me again!)

How are things, then ?!?!? Did you succeed with your forward plans? Hope so . . .

Best wishes; stop back and update!!

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Howdy, Cam !!!!!

I'm following, for sure! Who do you work for? Anyone we know?

What kind of work/hauling will you be doing? My guy & I used to pull asphalt tanks, a bit of years back; was a great job...actually! More work to it than one would think, however!

Well, wishing you the best; love to follow you and see what kind of work you are into, and whom for.

Best to ya;

~ Anne & Tom ~

Hello! It sure has been a while. I was working for TLD Logistics, left because it was too far from home and I had interviews with local companies. Had an interview with UPS only to be told after the fact that the facility requires 1 year CDL and doubles experience. I am now an employee of XPO!

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Are "manual transmissions only" drivers supertruckers?

The drivers who appreciate an auto the most might just have left knee problems like I do. Thankful to have an auto.

You're correct! I had dislocated my left knee a few years ago and had surgery for it in January. Ended up hurting it again in March slipping on an ice patch 😂

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Are "manual transmissions only" drivers supertruckers?

I tested in an International Prostar with a 10 speed. I love the fact that I don't have to worry about being able to drive either transmission. The 10 speed is fantastic but the automatics I have driven so far have far exceeded my expectations of tractor autos, especially being as new of a CDL driver as I am.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Port2KY - From Cash to Asphalt

Hello! I'm port2ky, my first name is Cam and this is my story. I'll start with a little bit about myself then move into the now. I am 25 years old, married, and we're expecting our first born in November. Originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to Southeast Kentucky about a year ago, I never expected to be where I am now in terms of career path.

In Portland, I spent 4 years in the Cash-in-Transit(CIT) industry. A majority of my time in that industry was as a Driver/Messenger however I moved up the ranks into a Supervisory position and eventually went to work inside the Vault for the remainder of my time there. My original plan was to stay in this line of work upon completion of my move to Southeast Kentucky, however my branch did not allow that to happen.

Unemployed and living in a place I had only visited a few times before, I had no idea where I would end up. After months of applying and being denied employment, I was running out of options. I ended up going to the local Community College for CDL School under sponsorship by my current employer.

I gained my Class A, no restrictions, a few weeks ago and am looking forward to see what the future holds for this industry! I will try to update this thread as much as I can with my experiences. So far, I have been in training for 2 weeks and was supposed to head out tomorrow evening however my trainers truck broke down so it's up in the air whether or not we will go out this week.

Thank y'all so much for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy my journey and transition from Cash to Asphalt.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Well crapolla, got a ticket for missing a scale

Joined after reading this thread, but I feel like I had a similar experience in my previous industry. Burn out and other things on our minds really make the jobs we do difficult. In my previous industry, I had experienced the death of a close friend, extreme burn out, and stress from the job itself. It ruined my ability to do the job.

Davy, I'm glad that the outcome happened as it did. Seemed like the scale house incident opened your eyes to what you were experiencing and I'm damn proud that you took responsibility for what happened. It's never an easy thing to do, especially from burn out and other things on your mind.

I hope whatever you're going through comes to an end in the most positive way possible and you get back to doing what you love.

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