Profile For Tucker

Tucker's Info

  • Location:
    Sierra Vista, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    10 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:  8 years, 6 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:  9 years, 12 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:  10 years 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:  10 years 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:  10 years 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:  10 years 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:  10 years 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:  10 years 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:  10 years 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:  10 years 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.

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