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Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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The right time to jump in?

I'm looking to drive after retiring from my auto tech career. I hold a current CDL and have past experience. I'm not presuming that will count being ancient. Excellent work and background history. So the question is; what do you think of entering this profession as a 'new' driver considering the current state of affairs; virus, shut-downs, economy, etc. I would like to hear any pro's and con's! It would help me to move forward with a decision. Thanks!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Train as a Diesel Mechanic or just let my CDL A go?

Hi TZ, first you would need the CDL if you are working on trucks. You will need to test drive the vehicle as needed. Keep in mind that starting out as a mechanic will require much more 'training' and cost that being a driver. I have done both. The tool investment can be staggering. From my personal experience, if you go down the mechanic road you need to seriously look at working for a company that has its own in-house maintenance or work for a government agency. Salary and benefits over the long term is much better that working flat-rate. Keep up the CDL: it's a job in your pocket.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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How does Shippers Choice stay in business?

There are some excellent CDL schools. And then some aren't. Keep in mind that they are there to secure your CDL license. They have a steady stream of students whose tuition is covered by grants. It's all what you make of it. I went through CDS in Woodford. They did what they said they would do. It was up to me to get there.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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What happens if you die on the road?

You'll probably get a truck abandonment on your record.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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FIRST DAY FAIL!!

You're tough.Damn the torpedoes !

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Looking to run a refrigerator. What power inverter would I need?

The real limiting factor is the wire size of the source power. Cig /acc plugs are only 16 or 18 gauge. 20 amps pushed by 12 volts through that wire size is okay for limited duration. I 'm willing to bet the wire size on those products mentioned ( connected direct to battery) is around 4 gauge, which is substantially larger.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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#Upgrade...ah yeah!

Good job Driver! Stay safe!

Posted:  8 years ago

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Starting At 60 years young am I crazy.

Yup, me too. I'm 60 and ready to come back after 25 years of turning wrenches.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Made it in

I too believe the top bunk is illegal. Think about low clearances. You should request a different trainer; it is not uncommon to do so. Also realize if you bail on Werner they will likely make a comment in your DAC. Think carefully. The training is the hardest part.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Maverick hair follicle test

Someone who lights up the tokemaster daily.

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