Profile For Keith W.

Keith W.'s Info

  • Location:
    MS

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 5 months ago

Keith W.'s Bio

27 years experience.

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Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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3rd party testing vs. Dept of Driver Services

VJO- Sorry for the delay...Haven't been on in a couple of days.

How Can I help you?

Keith W.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Windshield mounted gps and cell phones

Link didn't work well, so here is the text.

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield-Mounted Technologies September 22, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by the windshield wipers.

Section 5301 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) directs the Agency to amend the FMCSRs to allow devices to be mounted on the windshield that utilize "vehicle safety technology."

In addition, section 5301 states that all windshield-mounted devices and technologies with a limited two-year exemption in effect on the date of enactment shall be considered to meet the equivalent-or-greater safety standard required for the initial exemption.

The announcement of this final rule is a nondiscretionary, ministerial action that does not require prior notice and public comment under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Click here to read the Federal Register notice.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Windshield mounted gps and cell phones

Here is a link to the new regulations. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-issues-final-rule-windshield-mounted-technologies

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Abandoned equipment once, eight years ago.

Every company has different rules and requirements, but the company I worked for would NEVER hire someone that had abandoned equipment. Same with rollovers and drugs.

Don't limit yourself to just one company, apply to several and you will probably get another shot.

Good luck and be truthful on your applications. They can find stuff out nowadays that is shocking...

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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How many days to carry after restart

Who Must Complete a Log? Any person who is subject to the safety regulations and drives a commercial motor vehicle as defined in Section 390.5 of the Federal regulations must complete a logbook page for any day that includes commercial motor vehicle driving and for the prior 7 days (unless under an exception on some of those days).

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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No Recent Experience, Want to get back into trucking. Averrit Express

Frito, PM sent.

KW.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New Entry Level Driver Training Rules Have Been Published

All schools, whether public or private will have to comply with the rules put forth. Schools will have to apply, then qualify to be placed on a national registry, similar to how the medical cards are tracked.

All CDL exams will require a certificate from a nationally certified school before a CDL exam can be scheduled.

This is a game changer for our industry...The days of your dad, uncle, grandpa or anyone else training you will be over.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New Entry Level Driver Training Rules Have Been Published

The Class A Core curriculum begins on page 9 and goes to page 18...

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New Entry Level Driver Training Rules Have Been Published

Anyone interested in reading about the new Entry Level Driver Training criteria can follow the link below. These rules were published two weeks ago and will go into effect three years from the publication date.

https://cms.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/ELDTAC%20Written%20Statement.pdf

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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3rd party testing vs. Dept of Driver Services

I'm a third party examiner in Mississippi. We have to go by the same exact grading criteria as the state examiners, but people do seem to be more relaxed when testing with us...

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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DOT required reflective tape?

DOT reflective tape should cover 50% down the sides, 100% across the back, and white tape 12 inches X 12 inches at the top corners.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Passenger endorsement

The lady at the DMV is correct. To obtain your passenger endorsement you will have to perform another exam. Passenger vehicles have special equipment that you have to show compliance in using like emergency exits, student mirror, body fluid kits etc...You will also have to perform the driving skills to show compliance with railroad crossings, passenger entry and exit, stop arms, lights and such. Hope this helps.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Class A permit in my hand!

Spreadneck, sorry for taking so long to get back to you...We have been in registration all this week. We have a full class of students, but don't worry, you will have plenty of time for practice.

The next eight weeks will be gone in a flash. Look forward to meeting you in person on Monday morning at 8 AM.

K.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Class A permit in my hand!

Didn't I tell you....I can see the future. Nah, not really, I just saw some of your earlier posts. Things are shaping up to where we should have a good class. Can't wait to get started...

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Class A permit in my hand!

Congratulations. Looking forward to meeting you in person next week.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Speed and money

The best way to make good time is to "keep the left door closed." Slow and steady beats run and gun all the time.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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School

Miranda, I'm an instructor and Mississippi Highway Patrol Third Party Examiner. I'm familiar with most other instructors in your geographic area and wanted to help. Holmes Community College will soon open a location in Grenada....Been told sometime in January.

Hope this helps. Keith

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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School

Keith, I apologize that I do not know how to check private msgs through this site. Please help. I see where you responded to someone else about where I lived. I am outside of Grenada, MS.

Miranda, your private messages should go to the email address you listed to register for the site. I would be happy to help you out with some information. Send me a note at akwilbanks@aol.com and I will give you my phone number....

Keith.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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School

I seen that too. Thanks for the heads up. Just thought I could help her out if she could tell me what part of the state she lived in.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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School

Miranda, Please check your private messages...

K.

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