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Yeah, that's me.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Western Express Change of Policy Or....?

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Less than 3 years with authority. Less than 50 trucks. 50% pf inspections they are put out of service for equipment issues and drivers seem to be unsafe.

Thanks. They keep calling & are very pushy. The person I spoke too over the phone barely spoke any english & they only want to pay .30 cents per mile & take out $35 from every check for insurance. I'm good....

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Western Express Change of Policy Or....?

Does anyone have any info on a company called Imran Inc?

I've had several offers like this one from several companies, I'm just not sure about boarding a plane or taking a bus.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Davey, I understand what you're telling me. Thanks.

I know it's not the easiest job to do, I know it takes a lot time to learn it. I know that driving to unfamiliar places I didn't know existed until I went through them wasn't particularly fun. I don't like Chicago by the way but at least I didn't hit anything & I watched for bridge signs.

What I did know is that I wanted to be there & become better at it. I know that I liked being at cr england & I wanted to stay there. I appreciate what Old School had to say but if western express said no then no it is, I don't blame them.

Again Davey, thanks!

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Class C to drive a flatbed or wrecker but you've got a CDL so youre more than good! You do not need any endorsements to drive tow trucks,just bring a copy of your DMV record.

If an employer hires you, they will train you & show you what to do. In my experience, I road along with a driver for a week he taught me how to use the flatbed, tie down a vehicle & winch it up on the ramp, he showed me about lockouts, jump starts & so on. He showed me how to use the control levers & what they were for, one week later I was out on my own. If things got a little heavy out in the field, they are more than glad to send help from a more experienced driver for things like roll overs & recoveries (that takes time to learn). I know I helped out pleanty of new drivers during thier encounters with really bad accidents but I didn't say to them "gO wAtCh a YoUtUbE vIdEo". Nor did I try to belittle them, I never forgot or forget where I started from like some "clowns" do after they gained years of experience & that's everywhere you go trucking or towing.

Amazon deliver driver is also a no experience needed type job Class C but your CDL A again, youre good! I really enjoyed doing that one, so much cardio exercise walking up & down stairs & I was in Pasadena one of my favorite cities. It pays minimum but it paid the bills. Too bad it was only seasonal during the holiday's but they also hire full time. You can also use your own vehicle for Amazon delivery, Amazon relay I think it's what it's called you make your own schedule. That's another option!

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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James a "P" endorsement allows you to drive buses. I have the option of a trainning school or as applying with the city bus line & it's paid training while you learn to drive the buses & earn that endorsement. I've applied but it'll be sometime before I hear from them.

Towing as long as your driving record is clean & can pass a criminal background thats what they look for. That's always been the case when I get hired by them. Just get your DMV print out they're going to want to see it. It's not the best job in the world but it pays the bills. Look around your area, I live in a huge metropolitan city, I've lived here all of my life & there are pleanty of places of my choosing.

Warehouses, box trucks are another option just apply everywhere & don't limit yourself to what can be done with that CDL. Funny thing is, I've been offered truck jobs but I'm not willing to fly out of state for orientation. No way! I get a towing stay there for a while & I'm sure I'll be back on track soon enough!

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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No need to apologize James it's no big deal. It'll pass but it will take a bit of time don't just limit yourself to these companies there are other job options with a CDL besides a truck to look into. A " P " endorsement, towing they never care for experience, they'll show you how. My first towing job was up in the mountains in a small town I was living in at the time, working for a small contract station. I was hired without having any experience. I have clean driving record, no criminal background & I wasn't drugs that's why he hired me. One year later I went down the hill & got hired by another AAA contract station this time making more money. I have seven years worth of experience & if you mess up they won't fire you as long as you admit it. In the beginning I screwed up a lot caused a lot of damage learning the process but I never once dropped a vehicle! Apply with them, those are physical applications & not the electronic online ones, you can omit whatever you want they won't bother to confirm. You can also try to do lyft or Uber as passive income while living in your car. But please, don't drink stay away from that, cigarettes & unhealthy behavioral patterns including poor diets too! That won't help at all! Trust me, I take no medications for anything I don't see doctors, there's no need my medical DOT was allotted the maximum of two years & working out helps out!

Perhaps, if you can join a gym not only will it help you get in shape but you'll have access to a shower. Reach out to social services, apply for general aid, food stamps do what you got to do!

If you're going to be in a car, unless you have tinted windows use something to block out the windows, try to find a safe place. Maybe there is a program like there is here for safe night time parking for people going through homelessness. Use whatever resources you have available for you, it's not easy living out of a car.

Just stay safe & be well....

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Hi, James I read your post & by post I mean your story.

But I've never denied & owned up to my mistakes & never once did I blame the either company & never once have I spoken ill of the companies. What Old School said was taken into account, what others have said about making good with western express was taken into account.

I'm not exactly sure where you think I've been to rude those who have been cordial with me but um, Ok...

Now as for you I will say, if you end up homeless just be very careful & stay safe people will try & take advantage. Perhaps seek out a homeless shelter, I've no idea where you're from or how things are out there, just stay safe & trustno one. It was also was very sad to read that you had been drinking, that's not cool to do especially when youre in a bad place, but I get it.

You know sometimes life happens for me this is just small set back. Its not that big of a deal, it'll pass like all things but since I've been stalking around I'd figure I'd inquire about it, some have been helpful while others... I know that I shouldn't have stoop to that level I'm better than that. Anyhow, not worth my blood....

Just hang in there James & I'll do the same.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Nae, "P" Endorsement, I've already spoken to a school that can help with that. Metro bus Line, they can also help with that & they're paid training & it pays more than trucking. So, it's far from over....

But thank you for the input! 👍

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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I am a 50 year old woman who has been getting it done out here for almost a decade NaeNae is a woman getting it done out here for for half a decade... Laura is a "mature" woman who got it done for several decades.

And new drivers cannot last a few months. We need some gender surgery to start attaching testicles back. This is getting ridiculous.

Oh I see, sarcasm goes over your head, I'm sorry. And doubtful I'll ever cause an accident but that's your take it. I have a great driving record that says otherwise so me a liability, nah... I don't drive like a jerk.

Honestly about cr england, they were the first to call me, then shortly after it was western express & then knight. I had spoken to a swift field recruiter but as the instructors at the school I attended told us for inexperienced drivers it would take sometime to hear from anyone. So after one month, I applied with cr england & that very same day I came aboard with them. You're very judgmental & full of assumptions... And if you had read correctly then you would understood the DM & not necessarily the company. I think cr england is nice company regardless of pay, my issue was the DM.

And quite frankly I could careless what you've done or who, I'm not impressed as you said you're old & sound awfully bitter, good luck to you.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Davey, I know that he did & it's greatly appreciated. From reading his story I think it's great what he has done.

Who's Maynard by the way?

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