Profile For Leif L.

Leif L.'s Info

  • Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 1 month ago

Leif L.'s Bio

March 23, 2015 - Start school to earn my CDL.

April 10, 2015 - Graduated CDL School

April 20, 2015 - Started training at Swift in Denver

June 1, 2015 - Rookie Solo Driver

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Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Finally Started Trucking School

I finished CDL school today and passed everything. I still need to go to the DMV to turn in my paperwork, but I earned my CDL A.

The alley dock backing almost killed it for me. I nailed the straight and right off-set with no points, and then for the alley dock, I racked up 12 points on that. It had a smaller area to maneuver than where we had been practicing. lol

I can't thank Brett enough for creating this site, and the High Road Train Program, or everyone here on the forums that has given all of the extremely helpful information that they have.

Now, it's time to hire on with one of the companies that I received Pre-Hires from, and begin learning out there on the road.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Finally Started Trucking School

Well, I started school on March 23, 2015.

We had 3 days of classroom, and wouldn't you know it, we were taught logbooks on Day 1. Good thing that I've gone through the High Road Training several times. We also learned the rest of the HoS rules.

Day 2 was Air Brakes, Driver Wellness, Injury Prevention, and Defensive Driving.

Day 3 was testing for everything that we learned the first 2 days. I aced every test at school, and then went to the DMV for my permit test, which I also aced.

Day 4, today, all day we were outside doing pre-trip Inspections on the tractor and trailer, and then did one run on in-cab pre-trip.

Tomorrow, March 27, we are going to start with pretrips again, and then out driving on frontage roads along I-25 north of Pueblo.

Saturday, we will be hitting the frontage roads again and entering and exiting I-25.

I never imagined how much information was needed to be crammed into our heads in such a short period of time. lol

I am absolutely thankful that I came across TT and began working through the High Road Training several months ago. Thanks for creating the site Brett, and thanks to Danial B., Old School, GuyJax, and everyone else on here that provided container ships (not just boat loads) full of useful information. I'm not so sure if I would have continued on with my journey into trucking if I hadn't stumbled across TT.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Awesome video

Daniel, Allie was married, but is divorced now. She didn't directly talk about it in her vids, but it was apparent from going to court and such that was mentioned in a couple of them.

The guy that Brett is referring to is Joe, which is who Allie works for now. She used to work for USA. He was training her for flatbed when he was riding along with her, and he is also a YouTuber.

If anyone wants to check his channel out, it's linked below.

Long Haul's YouTube

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Awesome video

I've been subbed to her channel from about her 5th video, but I haven't watched them in a couple of days, since I just started CDL school, and I have to study when I get home, and then go to bed. lol

I was wondering what all the secrecy was about the film crew that was with her. Guess this video was what it was all about.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Racy Work History - Please Help

Liz, I don't see any problems with you being hired, from everything that you have posted in the other topic. I believe you will be good to go with getting on with a company.

I don't see this other post? And errol posted no linkage.

I think you could just call yourself an entertainer, and if asked then say I was a dancer. No one needs to know more than that I don't think>? Trucking companies are more concerned with verifiable employment and I dont think being an entertainer or a plumber makes one bit of difference?

Phil

The other topic is located at the link below.

Getting Hired - Advice Needed

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

Bud beat me to it. I was about to post the exact same image. haha

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Getting Underway

Oh yeah, Congrats.

Sorry, I forgot to say that in my last post.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Getting Underway

I haven't started school to begin my adventure in trucking yet, but even I know that having anything named "Arrow" in this industry might not be a good idea. There are still a lot of bad feelings associated with that name by drivers from Christmas Eve 2009 with the way the drivers for Arrow Trucking were treated.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Starting school

Congrats, and good luck on your adventure, Andre.

I've been a "bench warmer" around here for quite a while also, but I'll have the cash later today (Friday) to be able to pay for school, so I'll be beginning my adventure soon too.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Truck drivers with weapons permits

Hi Laura. Unfortunately, I can't answer this for you, since I am still getting ready to start on this journey myself.

Once the people that can answer this for you have the time, as they are either laying down some miles, or resting up for their next set of miles, I'm sure they will reply for you.

By the way, from my experience in life, there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers given once in a while. rofl-2.gif

Good luck on your journey in trucking.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Truck Driving institute of Tupelo

Hi Brett,

I only posted the links to Prime's site because he asked. I already had those two pages open in tabs on my browser, so they were handy, but you are correct, all of the company reviews that are on this site have more information about them than their own sites have, so I should have linked those for him also.

I've been learning everything that I can on here since January of last year, months before I even created an account. I'm not big on posting, but I am a very avid reader. lol

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Truck Driving institute of Tupelo

You're welcome.

Also, I have to thank you Old School, along with Brett, Daniel B., Guy, and the many others here on TT for the wealth of information that all of you provide on a daily basis for those of us looking at entering this industry.

Daniel T, if you haven't started studying on the High Road CDL Training yet, it a great tool to use to get you going on the knowledge portions on the CDL tests. Many people have only studied on this and passed the knowledge tests without opening their state's CDL manuals.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Truck Driving institute of Tupelo

Here is a couple of links to Prime's site. I am currently researching them also.

Potential Drivers

Paid Apprenticeship CDL Training

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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High road question

The way that I remember this for the practice testing is...

I just think to myself, 2 and 3, 3 and 4.

2 and 3 - no brakes applied (2 is single, 3 is combo) 3 and 4 - brakes applied (3 is single, 4 is combo)

Leif

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Rookies, what would you do?

I'm not much of a forum poster, but I guess this as good a place as any to make myself known on here.

My guess would be that if it is set in the maximum hole already, and still have that much weight difference between the tandems and drives, I would bring it back to the shipper and make them redistribute the weight properly.

I'm still going through the High Road Program, so I'm probably wrong on this. I'm going through it for about the 4th or 5th time now, and I'm nearing 100% across the board with just hitting the quiz at the bottom of each page without "cheating" and looking up the answers. lol

Leif

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