Profile For Old School

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  • Location:
    Nacogdoches, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Old School On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    11 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  57 minutes ago

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Massive Layoffs At UPS A Big Win For The Union!

One of my newer predictions is that you will soon see the length of auto and car loans get extended. You'll start seeing 8 - 10-year auto financing and 35 - 40-year mortgages

Brett, I am home this week taking care of some farm business. I was talking to my banker 2 days ago. Our conversation steered into auto financing and he said, "One of the next things we are implementing is ten year auto loans." My jaw dropped, and I asked, "What happens to the guy who needs to sell his car in three years?"

His response was that they were going to be in a difficult situation. Most of the money they've paid at that point was applied to interest. They are married to the car and the bank. There's not a good way to get loose from either one of them.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Fired today for something I wasn’t guilty of

Are you all insane?

You've got to love it when a new member joins our site with these four words being their opening statement. confused.gif

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Massive Layoffs At UPS A Big Win For The Union!

The issue is shareholders.

How so?

Shareholders actually hold companies accountable for being efficient and productive. How else can a company gain trust and investment from the public?

It's great to hear your opinion on shareholders, but explain your position to us.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Tanker position

Have you looked at Prime or Schneider? Both companies hire rookies into tanker positions.

What's your hurry? I don't usually recommend tanker jobs to new drivers. There's a lot you could be learning right now that would help you be a better tanker driver.

Posted:  4 days, 6 hours ago

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I have sent an Email to FMSCA to request a hearing on the layover. I sent In 23 pages of Evidence to support that there was no weather in the area, he was headed to York Nebraska for the night.

Sharon, we've given you all the advice you need. You continue to ignore it. Your husband made a bad choice to move his truck so he could get a hot meal. He could have stayed in Lincoln, NE and prevented this from happening.

Quit trying to change the facts with all your so called evidence. The real evidence is a loaded truck laying on its side. That evidence is loud and clear. There's nothing in your 23 pages of nonsense that changes that.

We are not being snide or ugly. We are being truthful with you. It's the one thing you refuse to be with yourself. Own this accident. Admit responsibility. Face the consequences. That's your only hope of getting a job. Rollovers are very serious. Until you take it seriously, no one will take you seriously.

Posted:  4 days, 8 hours ago

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I single-handedly ruined my life trying to transition into trucking

Are you aware we have an excellent training course on flatbed securement? It's absolutely free too. You'll find it in our High Road CDL Training Program.

Posted:  4 days, 9 hours ago

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I single-handedly ruined my life trying to transition into trucking

Ask us all the "dumb questions" you like. There are plenty of flatbedders here who can help you.

Posted:  4 days, 9 hours ago

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I single-handedly ruined my life trying to transition into trucking

Save your drama and focus on learning how to do this. The company cannot set you up for failure. You are the only one who can do that.

Be honest with yourself. Be honest with us. You don't learn securement and tarping from the trainer. Those things are taught in class before going with the trainer. Training is all about how the company dispatches you, fueling procedures, and general stuff like that. Those things are the same for dry-van and flatbed.

In trucking, you hold your own fate. Get that idea firmly planted in your mind and conduct yourself in a way that leads to your success.

Posted:  5 days, 16 hours ago

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Some Minor Layoffs In Trucking

Hey Jay bird, that was beautiful!

I’ve had very little activity here posting

That needs to change. You certainly understand how this career works.

I’ve found myself fortunate to be in the situation I’m in.

You are fortunate, but it's because you've made the right moves.

I’m finding it imperative to continue to build my reputation, provide the best service that I can, and be as positive as I can be regardless of any situation I’m in.

You're nailing it! I love your attitude and your observations. Hang in there brother - you are building your own brand of success. That's how trucking works.

Posted:  5 days, 20 hours ago

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Some Minor Layoffs In Trucking

OS, have you seen any impact on your end as you're dedicated?

Davy, I'm keeping as busy as I want to be. To clarify that... I'm on course this month to clear 12,000 miles. I probably won't reach that, because I'm taking about five days off next week. The last two months I did the same kind of miles.

They have kept me very busy. I can't answer for some of the other drivers on this fleet, but we've only got a small percentage of us who are part of the revolving door of malcontents. Since most of our drivers have been here a fairly long time, I'm assuming they are busy enough to keep them content.

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