Profile For Mathew P.

Mathew P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Mt Joy, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 2 weeks ago

Mathew P.'s Bio

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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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1 try left to pass DOT test

Good morning ladies, I'm in NM, failed 2 DOT tests, 1 left, then I have to wait 1 yr & repay school again.Id feel way more comfortable if I had a tad more help w/maneuvers, and taking turns w/o hitting curb. I've got EVERYTHING riding (no pun intended, lol), on passing and getting CDL...I'm so tired of being poor, I have no $ until Im working, I don't want to ask a guy at a truck stop to help out w/no means to pay for fuel/time,etc... nothing's free, every woman on here knows what's expected of me for any guy to help me. I don't want to do that, I'll sign a promissory note to reimburse for any time/expense for helping me out, if ANYONE is near Lordsburg NM before my scheduled DOT test 11/18/23, and have just 1hr to help, I'm learned on 10 speed at DACC Community College CDL school, which I graduated. Thank you for anyone taking the time to read this, have a good rest of your day.

-Laura D.

Hi, I'm sorry that you see us men in that kind of light. From a man's perspective, 95% of men would gladly leand a helping hand. Because thats who we are as a species, its in our DNA to help and provide. Without expecting sexual favors.

I don't believe a company would appreciate allowing someone else to operate their truck. Heaven forbid if anything was to happen it would fall back on the gentleman that's assigned said truck.

Anyhow, I hope a day comes that you see us men in a different light. I am sorry for what ever took place in your life for you to see us in such a negative manner. God bless, stay positive and believe, and everything will be as it should.

Powers.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trying to find a job

I started off at Swift. Completed school and obtained my CDL. Went through training and on my own. I was checking out a truck stop which didn't feel secure. As I was pulling around, there was another semi driving straight for me. Instead of stopping, I pulled to the left and ran over a cement pole with the trailer. This was my second week alone. A few weeks later, I was driving through construction in Tennessee. The road was tore up and bumpy. I didn't see that I had a flat because of how badly the road was or that it was close to the rear along with night. It messed up the tire and rim. About a month later, I was attempting to back into a dock and my DOT bumper got caught on a black pole that I did not see. It pulled it from the dirt, but it only needed a shovel to put it back down and caused no damage to truck or even the pole.

Needless to say, I was terminated. It upset me so much that I went back to school teaching but still carry the desire to drive. I keep hearing I need 3 - 6 months driving without an accident to get hired, but I cannot find anyone to hire me. None of these accidents involved the police. Nothing shows on my DAC at all.

Does anyone have any suggestions???

Hi, sorry the hear that you are having issues. I am just stepping into this. Anyhow, have you given any thought to team driving?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Newbee.

One of the drivers very active on here is Davy. I think he raced/taught motorcycle racing, if I’m not mistaken.

As for flatbed, there are some highly experienced FB drivers who participate here and can give you solid guidance.

Tough call about WE. But right now in the trucking climate, you might be well advised to roll with them and get your first year under your belt. Then you can re-evaluate

I agree 100%, and that's the plan. I have to much invested in this. I believe I am on the right path.

It's Matthew, Matt, PenDot screwed up on my DL.

I was good friends with a Dave, don't believe he was taught school though.

Anyhow I appreciate your kindness BK.

Thank you.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Newbee.

Welcome, Mathew. Or is it Matthew?

You raced motorcycles all that time and you are still alive? How many broken bones?

Your mechanical background will be an asset to you as a driver. With the daughter still at home, what type of driving job are you looking for?

Never hesitate to ask questions and share your experiences as you progress.

Hello,

Thank you thank you, my right clavicle is rebuilt with fake bone. Bent the titanium plate 3 months after surgery. Was suppose to be off the rest of the season, got bored sitting around. Did a club weekend ( CCS ) highsided and bent plate. Had it removed once the screws started popping through the skin. Other than. The clavicle and a few busted fingers and cracked ribs. That was it,taught race school for Marcc roadracing series. Hit a student at 150 plus, that's the only time I woke up in hospital but didn't break anything. Had angels watching over me I believe.

Yeah she is 16 and really mature for her age. She's going to stay at home and a friends. She's also.home schooled, so at some point she can ride alone.

I'm supposed to start orientation on Monday with Western Express ( flat bed ) But I'm secound guessing going with them now. I was told by my recruiter. That during orientation I would be paid 60 to 70 and while with trainer I would recieve 150 a day.

As per his text an hour ago;

(Orientation is not paid but we do get you (food, travel and stay) on day 3 & 4 for load securement you are paid I believe it is between $60-$70 a day. A New driver will usually average around 1,200-1,500 per week. Dry Van is usually from 800-1,200 per week)

I have bills to pay at home and from the way it sounds ill be driving for food money.

So I'm a little lost right now. And I believe I'll be running dedicated runs.

Thoughts?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Newbee.

Hello to all,

I wanted to introduce myself to everyone. Not sure if that's typical on here or not. Anyhow, my name is Matt, I recently graduated from LCCTC. Single full time dad, raising my teen daughter by myself. Teen girls are extremely expensive. For those that have daughter that have not yet hit puberty. Just wait SMH.

Anyhow, I've spent most of my working life as a custom welder Fabricator. I've built some really cool cars and motorcycles. I road raced ( motorcycles ) professionally for a little over a decade. Prior to obtaining my CDL I was a trailer technician.

Any and all advise is welcomed and much appreciated.

Thank you. Powers.

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