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    Cookeville, TN

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    Preparing For School

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    8 years, 1 month ago

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Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Fitness

Check out The Healthy Trucker for a ton of free tips and exercises for truckers. I'm not on a truck yet, but I'm already doing many of the routines on there.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Starting with Beverage Distribution: Good or Bad Idea

An Averitt driver suggested this route for me as well. The local bottler had already filled all their positions is the only reason I didn't do it.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Ovcercoming a Lack of "Verifiable" Employment History when applying for Company CDL Schools?

Much appreciated, Brett. I'll definitely read that article as going private seems to be the better option for me.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Getting my license with a foreign driver license.

All that matters is the state in which you get your CDL. Hope that helps. Happy Thanksgiving to you, and an early welcome back to the states!!!

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Ovcercoming a Lack of "Verifiable" Employment History when applying for Company CDL Schools?

Thanks for the suggestions Brett & Steve L.

I do have money that could be used for private school. I worry that once I pay for the school companies are still going to say no because of the lack of verifiable work history. Then I'm out the money and stuck with a couple thousand $$$ piece of plastic.

Brett; the recruiter for Squire told she has not been able to get anyone with similar issues approved. I guess it's just too difficult and near impossible for them to be sure. Probably an insurance thing, maybe.

My plan is to get this school bus gig, which will get me a cdl of some kind or other; work that for the school year and reapply to the company-sponsored training, or go private.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Something I am completely TIRED of hearing...

Pretty sure I wasn't talking about that - at all, Bud.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Something I am completely TIRED of hearing...

Here's a thought. Turn off your CB, stop talking to these people at the restaurant, and stop eavesdropping on other peoples' conversation in parking lots.

*mic drop*

Haha! Just bust in' yer chops, Fats.

Seriously though, those situations can be avoided IMHO.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Ovcercoming a Lack of "Verifiable" Employment History when applying for Company CDL Schools?

I'm in the same predicament with "no" verifiable work history, although I worked at the same employer since 1992. After being let go in '09 I chose to help my parents. They provided everything for me so I might hold onto my savings.

I've been turned down by Knight who said I needed at least 6-12 months recent history.

Which company-sponsored schools have turned you down?

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Favorite air fresheners

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Lot Lizard Lemon Fresh

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You obviously have some experience in this category.

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Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Time sensitive! Breaking the news to the Family that I'm becoming a truck driver!

Dude...you can do this...without your father's blessing.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Favorite air fresheners

Lot Lizard Lemon Fresh

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Work References question. Please help

I just put in my application at Knight's cdl school and was not required to put references. Doesn't mean they won't ask, but I only plan to put personal refs.

Also, what about co-workers who are not your supervisor? Or how about all those clients for the past ump-teen years?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Credit/debit cards for truckers

Soon enough, Apple Pay or whatever, will be everywhere.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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First week with trainer

Sounds great, Sam. Looking to read more of your adventures.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Don't forget the local jobs that are forgotten.....

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Don't forget the local jobs that are forgotten.....

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Davis Bacon wages

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???

http://www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts/dbra.htm

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Getting a job with just the CDL permit

Anyone else with info or experience with what I have asked?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Getting a job with just the CDL permit

Thanks guys.

Check out knight transportation

Scott, Knight is company-sponsored training where you "pay them back" for the training.

What I'm talking about there is nothing to be paid back. Or at least that's the gist I got from the person who told me about it.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Getting a job with just the CDL permit

It was suggested to me the other day to look for jobs with a local bottling company (Coke/Pepsi/etc) to get my CDL (I already have my permit). So I was just looking and sure enough I found a listing that required either a CDL or permit.

Does anyone have any knowledge about how this would work? Would they train you how to drive/pre-trip/etc?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Work History Issue

Thanks Woody

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