Profile For Polor Bear

Polor Bear's Info

  • Location:
    San Francisco, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

  • Social Link:
    Polor Bear On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    10 months, 2 weeks ago

Polor Bear's Bio

I am 66 years old, and thinking about starting a new life in trucking after I was run over by a truck, I know sounds strange, but can't do the job I use to do, so need something new. I love to drive, but hate city driving, so want to do the long runs, where it is just me and the road. All I have to do now is go to school, and do it. See you out there.

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Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Truck Driving Academy

Hello my friends, Have to tell you that truck driving is a lot harder than you guys make it seem. After going through school, I have a lot more respect for you. I will be going to DMV tomorrow and hope I pass. I wish I had researched Truck Driving Academy in Sacramento, before putting down my $6,000. If I pass DMV tomorrow it will be by the skin of my teeth. I will pass the skills because that seems to be the only thing I have been doing for hours. I learned to up and down shift on a closed road, going up to 55 then down shifting. I have been on city streets twice, and OMG so different. Yes, they teach you with 10 speed, rather than automatic, so I can get job with standard shift if need be. But I need so much more time on city streets. What I would like to know from you, is where should I apply for a job? I am in San Francisco, CA, and would like to do long haul.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Thank you Trucking Truth

but you will not have to stick your feet out and freeze you toes. This is so you will not have to call a toe truck. And they say truckers have no sense of humor., I just want to thank you all for the advice. I have been reading a lot of the articles, and I see where you say to be up front, and attitude have a lot to do with it. So, when I get to orientation, I will be up front, and cool headed. As you say all they can do is tell me to hit the road, and then I will see about going to privet school and getting my CDL without Hazmat or TWIC card. As you say there are a lot of different companies that will work with people. I love to drive, and when I love to do something, I go after it. So, like I said before, see you out on the road.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Thank you Trucking Truth

Good day to you all. I hope you are getting plenty of miles. I start school with Prime Trucking in a week, so I am getting ready. I have a few questions I hope you can help me with. 1. I am 6'2" tall will I be able to fit in the sleeper, or will I have to put my feet out the window? rofl-2.gif 2. I was in prison in 1974, so I don't think I will get my TWIC card. Will I still be able to drive? Or should I not say anything about it, and hope that the search doesn't go back that far? 3. I will be driving an automatic transmission, should I ask if I can learn stick? 4. As I said I will be going to work for Prime, can you tell me anything about them and their driving record, and if they treat drivers well?

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Thank you Trucking Truth

Just came back from the DMV with permit in hand because of the practice test information. Never been in a truck, or around them but the information that you gave made me understand names of items and/or how they worked or why they were important. For you that are just starting you have to get your DOT medical before they will give you permit. Well at least in California, not sure about other states. Again I just want to say Thank you. Now I am off to school. See you on the road.

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