Profile For Exquizit1

Exquizit1's Info

  • Location:
    Buffalo, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 5 months ago

Exquizit1's Bio

Currently have a class B cdl and drove school bus for about 8 months. Will be attending class A training in a week. Optimistic about new adventures, traveling and learning new skills. Not so excited about the horror stories I've read about.

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Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Selling Trucking Truth

Jopa isn't lying...I agree and I've told everyone that I've met about TT and how great the training materials are.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Bummer Dude II

Awwwww Jopa sorry for the delay. But it's just a delay...you'll be back in no time. It seems they are constantly throwing an extra twist at us, that the recruiting just happen to forget to mention. All we can do is ROLL with the punches. Keep your head up and I'll see you back soon.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Why I love driving a truck

Congratulations RedGator!!! Beautiful story...my favorite time driving has always been dawn, everything seems so calming and peaceful. Can't wait to see the pink sky.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Thanks TT: I passed my permit test

Yes Bill I am training with Prime Inc. I start this Monday!

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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On my way to training: Optimistic with a touch of OMG...what did I just sign up for?

Hi Starcar,

Lady Bikers rule!!! Maybe once I finish with training, I will be able to find time to ride again...I am already missing it. And meeting other bikers is always nice.

I'll remember your advice and see what trucking and the company is like for myself. I am optimistic and will stay positive. So please have the Christian Motorcyle Assoc. send a prayer up for me.

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Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Starting Career With Prime?

I'm going to Prime also, maybe I will meet some of you :-) I start orientation on this Monday, April 21st. I'm a little nervous, but this website and forum is helping tremendously. I'm also praying for a "good" trainer, preferably a non-smoking female. So if there are any drivers/trainers that can help connect me, that would be awesome!

Best of luck,

Exquizit1

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Thanks TT: I passed my permit test

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to say thanks for this website and the CDL training materials provided, I passed my Class A permit test. I only had to take the combination vehicles test today to upgrade from class B, but I used the practice test and study guide here and it helped tremendously.

Funny thing is, when the DMV worker graded my test, she used the wrong answer key and marked about 13 questions wrong initially. I stood there in disbelief...like wtf...I studied and got that many wrong...lol wtf.gif

So needless to say, I asked if I could see it and that is when she noticed that she used the wrong answer. Thank God for that, so at least that one is out of the way. And hopefully helps save time in orientation. I will be studying for the other endorsements next.

Thanks again, for this awesome website and great forum. I'm learning so much already!

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Packing: Any suggestions on what to take?

Thank you everyone for the tips! I think I will be going to buy a duffle bag since my very "stylish" luggage may be too big. But I do want to respect the trainers space, so I will scale down. Also, the items to pack list is very helpful.

Cynthia, I wish I could bring my own coffee pot and slow cooker...I'll keep that in mind for when I finally get my own truck! That is a great idea to be able to cook every now and then, especially since I'm a foodie (I love food lol). I sure will miss home cooked meals...:-(

Thanks again!

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Beginning new career with PTL. (A diary)

Hi Scott and fellow TT members,

It took me about an hour or so to read all the posts, but it was a good story, with alot of laughs, especially about the food and the greyhound adventures.rofl-2.gif I, like Joba, decided to book a flight for my orientation at Prime, Inc. to avoid the bus station drama...luckily they will reimburse me the cost of the bus ticket!!! I only pray to be able to avoid greyhound as I have for the last 20 years. I will be going from Class B to Class A and happy to have found a site with this kind of insight and resources.

I wish you continued success,

Exquizit1

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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I have CDL Class B and a permit to get my Class A, where do I go from here to get the experience?

Hi Cyntia,

Have you had any luck with getting answers to your questions? Have you tried the big training companies to see what the requirements are for FL cdl, etc.?

Good luck,

Exquizit1

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Packing: Any suggestions on what to take?

Hi again ladies,

I'm leaving for training in less than a week. I have a 28 in. suitcase and a large tote and I've just about packed them to the max. I'm torn because I always overpack for trips, but I want to make sure I will have enough room for my luggage/clothes, etc. on the truck. Assuming I will pass all requirements to get on one!

Questions:

Is there enough space on the truck for luggage this size?

Any suggestions on what to take, especially for women and feminine hygeine OTR?

Any do's and dont's?

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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On my way to training: Optimistic with a touch of OMG...what did I just sign up for?

dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifthank-you.gif Thanks for the input RedGator! I'm going with Prime, Inc. I'm still a little freaked out by the complaints but I'm hopeful.

I will see if I can find your training diary on here. And I am glad to see you out here doing your thing!!! Not cool about the lack of respect, but I guess that is in so many areas of life and work, not just the trucking industry.

You have no idea how elated that makes me with the visual of pulling the rig up to the nail salon...that is soooo me

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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On my way to training: Optimistic with a touch of OMG...what did I just sign up for?

Excuse me...Cynthia thank you, so sorry for the name mixup...I'm on info overload already :-)

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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On my way to training: Optimistic with a touch of OMG...what did I just sign up for?

Thanks Linda and best wishes to you as well. I will miss the little tikes though lol.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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On my way to training: Optimistic with a touch of OMG...what did I just sign up for?

Hello Ladies and Gents (if you're reading),

I must say I am so glad I found this website, I've been on here just about all day, studying and preparing to leave for training in a week.

I have a good friend that suggested I check out truck driving school with the company he use to work for. He has nothing but great things to say about the company and makes it sound like it will be the most awesome experience ever. He is even considering working for the company again. With his encouragement and support from my family, I decided to resign from bus driving and take the challenge. By the way, I also ride motorcycles, so I'm all about adventure and facing challenges. School bus driving was nice but I'm bored very easily and the money just wasn't enough (even with the adorable kids :-)).

However, as I've been researching online all day, I found that the company and many big OTR training companies have horrible reputations and complaints against them, especially concerning women in the industry. That started to freak me out and made me question if I have made the right decision...I'm praying that I'm not too "girlie" or "high maintenance", that I will find a compatible female trainer that I can get along with and that I can master this skill as a woman in a male dominated industry.

So with all that being said, I've been reading the stories, the blogs and tips on this site and I feel encouraged and optimistic again. I will stay in touch and hopefully all will go successfully.

Yours truly, Exquizit 1

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