Profile For Road-_-blocker

Road-_-blocker's Info

  • Location:
    NC

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 5 months ago

Road-_-blocker's Bio

I'm 24 yrs old and need to transition from retail to truck driving. Local jobs are everyones dream but many start out as OTR truckers. I have a class B CDL and local means i need experience (2-3 yrs in most cases). I have a wife and 2 kids and 1 on the way. Trucking will strain our everyday life with my absence. Me and my wife will have to adjust our routines to be able to cope with this transition. She supports me and this new adventure we have come across. Trucking will help support them better and help me pay off some debt i have accumulated. I hope to see this career blossom. My dream is to OTR a few years to land a local job, then when my kids are grown, have my wife join me and become an Owner operator team.

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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Tempus Transport

Got a email reply form tempus. They said they give drivers a T check card to pay for all fuel and other expenses that the truck needs. She explained that they are a fleet owner through panther. Panther provides the freight and tempus gives drivers trucks to move it. Sounds better than what i was thinking but still on the fence about OTR jobs in general. I might have an opportunity to drive for a local farmer so i may try that out first. I won't get paid as much but i will have enough hours to make up for it. If i can make it through to see my unborn childs birth, i may go OTR just to make more money and having some experience prior wouldnt hurt.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Tempus Transport

went for class b in hopes of a local job, but it seems everyone wants 2-3 years experience. I have applied to 13 jobs in the last 2 weeks and no one has called back. I wanted to get my class a cdl but with my current workplace schedule made it impossible. The instructors looked at my work schedule and said they couldn't work with any of it because its so random. I took a vacation from work to get the class b since it was a 40 hr course. I can't seem to find any info online about tempus so it makes me worried a bit. I was told by the recruiter that it was 95% touch free freight. I just emailed her about the other questions you brought to my attention. I just want to find a good company that i can trust to not have any hassles with. She also said they most drivers stay out 6-8 weeks and take 10 days off home time. They use trucks leased through Panther trucking, she didnt say anything about us having to pay anything. They also pay you $59 a day just for being on the road, which seems like a tax break for them. I hope someone can chime in with personal experience but i found a site saying tempus only has 50 drivers. I dont know what to do at this point.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Tempus Transport

I was interested in OTR straight truck driving. I have my class B cdl and will be getting my tanker and hazmat endorsements in a few weeks. I have no experience except trucking school (40hrs) and have applied to many jobs with no luck. Tempus transport will hire me and the pay ain't half bad .50 cent per mile but split pay because its teams. I have not heard of this company before and cant find any reviews on them. I know they lease trucks from Panther for us to use as company drivers. If anyone has any insight to them or advise in general, let me know. This would be a huge change for me and my family in the upcoming month as i transition from retail to trucking. Thanks.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

Well its nice to be able to talk to your family daily. I realize this would be a hard job for family men, but i think this is the way im headed within a years time. Reading here makes me feel more prepared on what to do before hand like obtaining learners permit & passport. Im leaning towards going to Conway trucking since its in Lumberton, NC only 2hrs away from home. Plus they will give me a part time job while in school to continue to pay my bills. Im also wondering what this "70hour" clock deal is? Im young but sure can learn from you guys...lol

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

Wine Taster, I have enjoyed hearing your story from beginning to where you are now. I sort-of know where you coming from since i too am working in retail as i have for 5 yrs. I leaning towards trucking to be doing something different and see the country as well. The only issue is i also have a wife and 2 kids who are 3yrs old and one almost here. I know kids need their dad early on but im just making it through life and would like to better myself as best as i can. How do handle being away from ur family and how did they take the news when you decided to do trucking? Also did Roehl pay for your hotel stay or was that paid with your own money? Just trying to get n idea on what to do.

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