Profile For Charles D.

Charles D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lithonia, GA

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

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Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Maverick, MCT, or Transport America?

Need to make a decision....looking for advice.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Covenant Transport

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Pro Life letter huh? Really hate thing that take away freedom of choice....

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Really hate that our society see's killing babies as an acceptabale choice...

Posted:  5 years ago

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Covenant Transport

Received a pro-life letter from Covenant. Can anyone give me info and input about them.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Information on TransAm Trucking

Thank you sir. I have read less than favorable things on Glassdoor.

I talked to several of their drivers while on the road cause at one time I was job hunting. Granted I talked to lease ops cause that was what I was interested in at the time. Their trucks are in pretty good shape. They seem to have more than enough freight.

This next part is my personal opinion. After being in trucking while you start to read what not being said when talking to drivers by the way they say certain stuff or how they make a statement.

The feeling I got was they went to the lease operator side because they weren't doing very well as company drivers. Nothing concrete. Just an undertone I picked up when asking about dispatch and how they operated.

Now don't let what I said put you off of them. That was my experience with the few drivers I spoke with. It very well could be totally different now since that was a few years ago. You might have, and probably will, have a different experience with them.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Information on TransAm Trucking

I receive a pre-hire letter from TransAm. I would like to know more about them; can anyone help.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Update On My Training

I'm looking at Covenant once I receive my CDL, I got a pre-hire letter from them. I've seen some negative things on Glassdoor, but I'm looking for an honest opinion from a driver.

I reported to Covenant in Chattanooga on April 22 for orientation, and by April 26, I was in a truck with a trainer. Been OTR for the last 3 weeks and I’m at home right now for a little R & R. In that time I’ve traveled approximately 12,000 miles and been places I’ve never been before: Phoenix, Albuquerque, L.A., Long Beach, Kansas City, San Antonio. I was all up and down “tornado alley” a week before the devastating storms hit Oklahoma.

Except for fueling and showers, my trainer avoids truck stops, preferring to park in shopping centers where there are restaurants and 24 hr. stores like Walmart where restrooms are handy. We average 1 meal a day, sustaining ourselves the rest of the time with munchies like trail mix, dried fruit and nuts.

I drive mostly at night and sleeping during the day in a moving truck has proven to be more difficult than I anticipated. As a result, I drive tired quite a bit and I usually start to fade after about 7 hours, requiring a pull-over and power nap. This has been my most difficult challenge to overcome thus far and something I must figure out for myself if I’m going to make it in this industry.

Well, that’s the Cliff Notes version. I’ll try to be more informative and interesting in the future!

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