Profile For DeadEyeCharlie

DeadEyeCharlie's Info

  • Location:
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    DeadEyeCharlie On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    6 months, 3 weeks ago

DeadEyeCharlie's Bio

New trucker, been at it 2 months and so far I love it. Dedicated Regional Toro. I drive mostly, MN, WI, IA, NE, MO, KS, IL, IN, occasionally MI and AR. I am a company driver for Schneider National.

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Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Cameras inside facing road and cameras on mirrors facing back side of truck.

On of the reasons for the driver facing camera is to determine if the driver was distracted at the time of the incident. Texting and driving, smoking etc. I have seen many truckers with their phones in their hands. Not cool. At least be smart enough to mount the phones and use bluetooth headset at the minimum. At my company, phones are off or set to Do Not Disturb. No talking on the phones while in motion. Can use them to stream music, but that needs to be adjusted prior to rolling. So, I can see the reason behind driver facing cameras, but like stated above, most systems will save a small amount prior to incident. Otherwise, nothing to worry about. But, always follow the company policy. Jobs may be plenty, but that doesn't mean you won't be waiting to be hired.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL

I am new to the industry. I came from the towing industry. But, I have also come across some of these terminal rats. But, I know that I must stay at least a year to my company. Need to build the experience. In the meantime, I have the ability to explore the different roles of trucking, Flatbed, Bulk, Hazmat etc. The goal is to gain the experience to make myself marketable to any company. (I do hold all endorsements) With the ability to eventually move to local work. At least until kids are out of school and on their own.

Hey Tigersfan93, I just remembered an article you might find helpful. It's A Commencement Speech For Newly Licensed CDL Drivers

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Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Companies hiring CDL grads?

I am a new grad employed with Schneider, Toro Dedicated Regional. Where you went to school does have an impacted for Schneider. I would reach out further though. Maybe now have a better chance.

Hey all!

I live in south Louisiana, and I am having a hard time finding a job right now. I am a recent CDL grad looking to go OTR. I would prefer flatbed, but at this point I would accept any driving position. I have applied to TMC, Melton, NCI, CFI, Schneider, SWIFT, Werner, Prime, Western Express, Knight, Covenant, CR England, ATS, TransAm, Boyd Bros, Paschall, Stevens, KLLM, Ozark, PAM, Roehl, and more. Most are either requiring experience or not hiring in my area. A couple are still considering my app. Does anyone know of a company hiring recent CDL grads?

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Am i doomed?

My understanding is that you have a right to a speedy trial according to our constitution. I would mention that with your lawyer and in the meantime, make sure you are watching your speed. I had to wait 5 years for two "driving after suspension" violations to fall off my record to even be considered. Worst part, those suspensions were due to child support mix ups. And I never was notified of the suspensions.

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Why do you keep pushing out the court date?

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apparently the courts are backlogged here and they keep pushing it out and my attorney says the DA is not being very cooperative. but i just entered pre trial for jan 10 so hopefully i can get it settled then. What sucks i just got 2 offers from PFG and did well in all their agility and road test.

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