Profile For Doug S.

Doug S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Meadville , PA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

Doug S.'s Bio

Born and raised in Norfolk, Va currently living in Meadville, Pa Been in the trucking Industry since 1989. I’m a US Army Veteran I have 4 awesome Daughters and 3 totally amazing grandchildren that keep me on my toes. I was born to be a Truck Driver I’m currently just getting back into it after being off the road taking care of my sick father and elderly mother. So keep the rubber side down and I’ll catch ya out there some where

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Hair analysis drug screen

you should be fine as long as it’s been that long I wouldn’t worry about it but I would suggest staying off it permanently if your going to take up a driving career now

Posted:  1 month ago

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Getting Started At PAM

well day one went pretty good of course it was class room and wow the stuff that has changed is unreal. I actually think im gonna like the ELD no more figuring out the recaps it does it all for you and tells you exactly how much time you have left on your times that’s pretty cool. There’s only 5 other students in my class and there all new drivers and you can tell there a little intimidated by it all especially after they showed a video on what you need to do to pass your cal test for the state of Arkansas. But there all good guys I think they will do just fine. I’m also liking the instructors I know I’ve read some negative posts about them from previous students and so far I don’t get it but then again this is only day one. So I’m gonna get out of here for now so be safe guys and as always god bless

Posted:  1 month ago

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Getting Started At PAM

well im in Arkansas starting school in the morning for Pam I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress. The hotel is really nice and they even spring for a buffet breakfast. So far so good. I rented a car and drove myself out they reimbursed my gas the car was on me but it sure beats 48 hours on a greyhound lol ok I’ll let you know how day one goes tomorrow be safe and god bless

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I wonder how unusual this is

wow I’ve never seen that before I actually had to look twice lol

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Diary Of The Exploration And Bivouac At Georgial Pacific Of Kansas City

lmao you are one of the reasons I love truck driving I’m still laughing

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I might (hopefully!) be getting training soon!

grats James you can do this I can tell by the excitement in your posts. I’m just getting back into the industry myself after being gone a while and I’m totally stoked. Listen to these fellow hands advice you don’t need anything negative going on in your head while your going through your training. My advice is make some friends in your class and feed off each other’s positive vibes. You will get through it and there right flat bedding is a blast I think your going to enjoy it but it does come with allot of responsibilities. So keep you head clear listen to what there going to teach you and just shut out all the negative crap from the wife. If she’s not supportive then you don’t need that trust me I’ve been there did that as I’m pretty sure 3 out of every 4 drivers have. Again James congratulations your going to make it just keep the attitude you have right now and you will be golden

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Strange Events

that’s good thinking if i were you I would do the same I’ve only ever seen that one other time and it too was on a spread axle im really glad you caught it just goes to show you the value of a good post/pre trip

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Need some help please

yeah guys 10-4 on you and the DM/Dispatchers being a team I’ve learned over the years if you make him or her look good to there bosses IE getting loads delivered there more than happy to keep those wheels turning. That’s exactly what I’m hoping for. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had my fair share of bad ones in the 16 years of pounding the pavement. I’ve also had super stars that I loved. So I got my fingers and toes crossed that once he or she realizes I’m not Pam’s average trainee and they can depend on me to go the extra mile that they run my butt off. I’m beyond excited to get that steering wheel back in my hands I promised my daddy before he passed that I would return to what I love and I’m doing just that so I’ll keep you guys posted as always be safe and god bless all of you

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I did something really stupid today...

yes mistakes do happen back when i was driving i made it a point to always back against the trailer before tugging lightly against it. Especially after spending the night in a truck stop cause you never can tell what moron walked by and pulled your pin while you were sleeping it happens all the time they think it’s funny but I’m glad to hear it wasn’t really serious for you good luck out there

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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CDL 2025 Automatic restriction removal

ok wow i had no idea what you guys were talking about until i looked it up. What kind of bullcrap is that I wanna know what moron in Washington thought that would be a good idea. I started my career in my granddaddy’s ole b- model Mack where you needed both hands to shift and your leg to steer lol and now cause Pam runs automatics I’m gonna have a restriction on my cdl. That’s just awesome. Man you guys were right the industry has changed big time since I’ve been gone well you better believe I will have that removed from mine as soon as I can. I’ve only ever driven one automatic and I really didn’t care for it of course I’m sure they have changed allot since 2004

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