Profile For Lyn M.

Lyn M.'s Info

  • Location:
    minneapolis, MN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Lyn M. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    2 months ago

Lyn M.'s Bio

My name is Lyn and I am a 36 year old single woman. My dad was the best trucker I know. Not only did he teach me everything he knew about trucks, but he also guided me in my 5 years of driving experience as a transportation manager..My Dad was an awesome truck driver that showed me so much about the profession. He died a day to his 65th birthday and did not have the opportunity to see me accomplish my dream goal of becoming a real trucker so I’m here now to learn from you guys.I am an above-average driver that is willing to learn from anybody who has longer experience in driving trucks and is willing to accept me as a student. I have not been active in the industry for many years, but I am ready to learn new things. If anyone is interested do communicate with me via this lynmcgrath0 at gmail thank you!

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Posted:  2 months ago

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May need help moving on from Roehl

Wow, that's a great tip from ---- @banks! for whenever I find myself working again and in a new truck, I better check the mileage first. I know being a rookie trucker means it will be hard to stay on top of maintenance and repairs and all of that, but learning about these things on here and paying close attention to the discussions here will help make sure i have a great time on the road when its finally time

I recently completed all initial training with Roehl's GYCDL program and have been waiting over two weeks to be assigned a truck with a lot of mixed messages along the way about when and where I am going to actually pick up the truck from. I live an hour east of Roehl's terminal in Appleton, Wisconsin (which is where I did GYCDL) and was informed by my management a week ago that I was to return to Appleton at the beginning of this week to pick up my new truck. That day I was informed that I was not going to be picking up my truck in Appleton but rather at their Marshfield, Wisconsin terminal the next day. So I drive two and a half hours to get to Marshfield the next day and as soon as I arrive I get a phone call from management telling me that I am now going to need to fly to Dallas to pick up a new truck from their Dallas terminal. Mind you that they had about a dozen new Freightliner Cascadias prepped and ready at Marshfield but apparently none of those were for me.

Now I'm just sitting waiting on more information about some potential flight to Dallas. A big problem is that I have all my stuff ready to transfer into my new truck in my personal vehicle and I can take very little of it on a flight. So I'll have to be routed back to Wisconsin to get all my stuff and I don't know how long that will take.

If for some reason things continue to not work out I'm going to request that my contract be rendered null and void due to the fact that Roehl is not enabling me to fulfill the terms of said contract and I will refuse to pay $7,000 for my GYCDL debt obligation. I understand that there is a truck shortage but honestly I've been led to believe so many things over the past week that I'm very distraught that the company simply cannot get their things together and keep feeding me bad information.

So I have a CDL-A and experience of basic company training, what are the best options for OTR in the event that I need to look at another company to work with?

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A new driver is more likely to be placed in a truck that has some miles on it so when they wreck it.... And probably will do some damage their first year... It isn't as big of a loss.

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I just got my first assigned no slip seat tractor with FedEx last week. It's a 2016 KW T680 that'll hit 800k miles this week. It took me 2 hours to clean it.

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