Profile For Tucker

Tucker's Info

  • Location:
    Sierra Vista, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years ago

Tucker's Bio

Changing Careers From Business Management to Truckin' Love the Long Hours and looking forward to visiting gas stations not running them any more. I Have a supportive Wife and 3 wonderful, overly excited, wild, crazy kids.

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Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Thank you Brett

Thanks Brett for this awesome website and all of the info. You helped me decide that otr was not going to be smart for me and my family , but that I still wanted to drive professionally so I passed my class b test yesterday and now have my CDL and a great job with a local propane company. In roughly 35 days I will have my hazmat and will be driving for them. So thanks again for all the info you and everyone else has provided

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Fracking

I finally got my third prehire, so I might start school soon. The school told me if I do well enough they could get me in with an oil company that will be starting in new mexico soon and I could make 2k a week driving with them living in a "man camp"(lol). Since my wife and I are in a lot of debt do ya'll think it wise to do that for a year then go and drive for an otr company. This perticular company does 5 14 hour daya week then after a month you get a week off.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Question about Online CDL program

The high road is awesome. For Arizona there is one difference though and that is the perception time, reaction time and braking distance......perception = 1.75 seconds at 55mph= 142 feet. reaction= .75 seconds = 61 feet. Braking = 55mph = 216 feet total of 419 feet at 55mph.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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WIA grant

If anyone is going to be getting WIA grant in the future in Arizona I wanted to share my experience with it so far. First, it is not an entitlement program so you can be turned down at anytime for any reason. Second, you have to be able to make more money in the new chosen profession then previous. They don't want you going backwards, at my previous profession I made 34,680 a year, as a truck driver first year average salary as a truck driver is 37,000. Third, they can lose there funding for the grant and gain it back a anytime without notice, so if they lose funding while you are applying check back weekly because they may get it back the next week. Fourth, it is intended for displaced workers so if you were fired or laid off you would qualify. Fifth, if you are going to get the grant you have to be able to support yourself while attending school, so either a partime job, a supportive family member or unemployment would work for this. Fifth, in order to apply you need to have at least three prehire letters, a school you will attend that is approved and a résumé, when you turn in the application for the grant. The school you choose to get your CDL through will help you( or should help with this prehire letters considering a lot of them work with many different companies in the industry and offer lifetime job placement services). It is a long process but it is worth it considering your school will be 100% paid for with no repayment to worry about, and your local community job center will also help you through the entire process. One thing they will require though is for you to show them paycheck stubs for a year after you complete school and begin working.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Finally got my truck!

I am so jealous, I can't wait to finally get to say I did my first load, congrats

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Mad, angry, frustrated and disappointed with myself.......

Looking forward to hearing how well you did today, did you pass this time?? Well i hope you did.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Good Man with a Felony looking for advice.

I have drug related charges from 9 years ago and while i ran into the same problem you did i found luck with Stevens, may trucking, and i might have had luck with covenant(still waiting to hear back on final approval). Also i have heard a lot of negative feed back but Carolina Cargo has hired many people that needed a second chance so you could give them a try, but like i said lots of negative feed back about them so i am not sure how they really are.

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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Running "hard".

Https://cms.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/summary-hours-service-regulations here is a link for hours of service

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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Starting Career

I am preparing for private school, after i graduate i get hired with the small company and drive for them i just don't want to mess my future career up and drive with them then go to another company and find out that my driving experience didn't count and start all over. or maybe i am worrying for no reason, i mean i don't even have my permit yet. i just want to start out well and do things the Smart way.

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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Starting Career

So, I am getting ready to start school and unfortunately i am now unable to go to Stevens school in Colorado due to a lack of communication between me and my recruiter and the private school i was talking to while trying to decide which route to take(what a headache that has been). Well now that that mess is being cleared up i talked to a Guy who has what he called a "hybrid" company where there are o/o and he places people with the o/o for minimums of 6 week durations and claims the pay ranges from 600-1250 a week. My question is by going with this "company" if i am able to drive through all the diff. regions with the different o/o's would that count as verifiable otr experience when and if i choose to work somewhere else as long as i kept employment records and logs. I mean it sounds promising to work with him and it is kinda exciting to work for a newer company but i am not sure if it would hurt or help down the road, So far my other options are May and Still Stevens(just cannot attend their school) i will also find out Tuesday about covenant.

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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Running "hard".

Just to be clear i think i understand that process now and i haven't started at school yet( so if i am wrong please correct me) but if you keep your average daily drive time to no more than 8.75 hours you can avoid the 34 hour restart. So basically if you drive 11 hours on one day the next day you might want to only drive 6 hours and 15 minutes so at the end of 8 days you do not go over 70 and on your ninth day you have the same hours available to drive as the first day

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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Log book

Anyone willing to post like 2 weeks of there logbook. To clear up all my confusion about the 70 hour week and ways to stay legal. Thanks for the help

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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Finally got my truck!

That's awesome, really nice truck. Be safe

Posted:  8 years ago

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One very good reason to stay right where I am....

That is absolutely incredible, and one of the reasons i am happy with my new career choice. the last company i worked for insurance cost 86 dollars a week for the family with a 10,000 dollar deductible. Not to mention the copay's where around 60 just for a doctors visit. heck it was cheaper to just pay for a doctors visit out of pocket because my doc only charged me 29 if i didn't use my insurance. My wife would have cried at the register if that happened. I'm really happy for you.

Posted:  8 years ago

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New interstate

They didn't do to bad taking out the s curve on i10 at Benson but i10 through Tucson was a lifetime project

Posted:  8 years ago

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New interstate

Anyone else excited about the interstate that is being built between Phoenix and las Vegas ( possibly all the way to Canada and into Mexico

Posted:  8 years ago

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Company hire issues

Just an update I was hired On with Stevens transport and I leave for Colorado June 30 for the school in den ever that they are partnered with so if I were y'all I would be careful at end of July Cruz there will be a green driver leaving' Dallas around that time.......lol :-)

Posted:  8 years ago

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Company hire issues

OK, So now I have talked to "C.R.somethinorother" and according to the recruiter it is just company policy because they are drug related that i am "currently UN-hire able" but the silver lining in this all the companies that have been turning me down so far will have no reason to turn me down next April because they will all be over 10 years old then. Also Wer... is going to take all my info to their "review board" which I think just means to his supervisor and discuss my situation with him and will give me a call back in 24-48 hours which is promising. and Ste.... Transport is ok with my past because its over 5 years old but because i let the employment center here in Cochise County fax the app in i have to wait 48 hours for them to receive it and review it before they can help me any further. All in all i am starting to feel more confident i will find a company that will hire me out of school. I guess if you want something bad enough and can jump through hoops you'll get it.

Posted:  8 years ago

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TruckingTruth is getting a new layout

Looks great on my next book 7 and on the laptop you would almost think its a paid subscription site very easy to navigate

Posted:  8 years ago

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Company hire issues

I have 3 minor charges from 2004|2005 (possession of mari. And possession of paraphernalia, I was a dumb 18 year old) and I was terminated from my last job which I hehad for 3 years. Someone accused me of leaving money next to safe, but no money was missing. One or the other is keeping me from being hired so far for any company with cdl program but I'm not giving up yet I have about 10 more apps out there. Any advice on companies that give someone a chance. Thanks for your help by the way awesome website.confused.gif

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