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    Daytona Beach, FL

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    11 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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How to lower blood pressure before DOT physical

Unfortunately your asking the day before so some of the tricks won't help as much but caffeine will increase your BP, so stop right now, and don't have any caffeine until after your physical, cut back on your salt, and drink as much water as possible, will help flush your excess salt, and caffeine, and when your about to take the BP portion, calm down, close your eyes and just breathe slowly, It will help your stress level, and combined you might just slip under the requirements, and worst case they will likely give you a 2 month physical card, and require you to get BP medicine and retake it then.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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About Roadmaster truck driving school

I've narrowed it down to going to Roadmaster school or do the Pam sponsored training I'm leaning toward Roadmaster yet thay are expensive 6500.00 Pam is cheaper but I don't like the idea of a year contract plus I would like to drive a flatbed so any info on roadmaster would be appreciated I just want to thank y'all for the responc on my earlier ? Y'all know who you are the info has been helpful

to me there's no reason to waste your money for training, that said,I was going to go through roadmaster in Orlando Florida, but they couldn't guarantee me a job, and the sales pitch was so try hard, and having to travel daily wasn't worth it, and I went for company sponsored training, and found out that the contract can be broken, and you'll end up paying around half of what roadmaster charges if you do, besides, you really want to stay with a company for a full year, because when you start jumping all over it doesn't look good on you, regardless of the reason you give for leaving.

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Low power trucks

Thats tje joy of the casscadoa, the DD15/DD13 lacks power, I find that I must keep momentum as high as I can keep it when aproching a hill, or speed up right before it starts to incline, otherwise I will be put putting up the hil @ 25ish MPH.

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Truck stops

Most truck stops that charge a fee do so because either there's no where else for a truck to park without getting towed, or are in an are where real estate values are high, and most rest areas are fine and safe, but if you see people wandering around at night with no real purpose, then you might either want to find elsewhere or stay in the truck until morning, all in how you feel if it looks shady, likely it is.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Companies that do NOT require you go into other countries?

If your are not eligible for a passport I fail to see how they can force you to deliver to another country, and not every company goes internationally, it will be one less thing going for you on your resume, but it will by no means stop your career.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Having a hard time finding local work as a new CDL holder.

Falling in love with otr is a real possibility, but if your looking for otr companies that hire out of fl, then prime mighy be a fit, not the best home time but they hire newbs and haul out of fl.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Prime Company Sponsored School

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So, PR if I'm reading you right, you say it's better NOT to have your permit before you go as you can get it pretty easily at Prime?? I've been looking at this before I go and if it's one less thing I have to do, then I Won't..

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Holly told me I had to have my permit before I went...

do yourself a favor and have it before you go, from what ive gathered from his post he was in between getting his hard copy and paper copy, and not every state requires a cdl physical to get a permit, I guess Georgia is just odd.you literally get a head start and have more free time while there waiting to be accepted.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Prime Company Sponsored School

Reefer drivers will need to purchase a lock set, consisting of Abloy locks and Cuff locks before going solo.

Can you explain those? Thanks

the abloy locks is 2 locks and an air cuff lock, that all use the same key, the air cuff lock is for when you leave the truck for a longer period of time, as well as to be used on high value loads, and the 2 other locks are for the main trailer door, and for the inspection door, it comes as a set, and is required on your truck when you go solo, costs about 130ish dollars and is taken out of your check in payments, as well as whatever else you have primes company store charge to your account when you are stocking up for your maiden voyage.

Posted:  10 years, 10 months ago

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Permit Before CDL School ?

The first day is re submitting a paper application, drug test, physical, and finger printing, people with permits have so much less to do than those3 without, you may be ready to re take it, but I wouldn't chance it, also Florida (where im from)only issues paper cdl permits now, which are perfectly fine(their going to photocopy it anyway to verify its validity). after, they will bombard you with information, not even really pertaining trucking and you will have 100% less stress to have it ready and in hand than those without, you will be on the simulators day 1 if you have your permit, and your evenings will be yours if you get all of your busy work done first,as the week your there is them checking out your refrances, drug test and work history ect to get "approved" by Thursday or Friday morning.

Posted:  10 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about Prime - Lease vs Company Drivers

Your welcome, and the fuel bonus is on all company trucks, and having your minimum mpg will qualify you for a low bonus cpm.

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