Profile For Spirit

Spirit's Info

  • Location:
    Corpus Christi , TX

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

Spirit's Bio

Well......after 23 years as an ASL Interpreter in the education field. I'm ready to start my next chapter of my life and I'm only forty seven......lol. I will start DelMar college September 22,2014. I'm so excited !!!! I have been studying my CMV drivers handbook for about three days now. Watching you tube and taking practice text test online for CDL A and all the endorsements. Monday I will do the medical examiners certificate and the drug screening. Can't wait to make new friends here and start my new career.

Received my CDL A with all endorsements and TWIC :)

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Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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I can't find a job

Well... Swift just called and they are taking me and I'll leave out next Monday ! Yay!!!!

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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I can't find a job

Everyone in Corpus Christi area. Today spoke with swift. I'm single so my goal is the just go over the road and do team. But my family really wanted me to do local first for safety But I really believe going over the road will give me the training I need and get me out of here :)

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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I can't find a job

I have been looking and talking to every place I can here in Corpus Christi Texas. And I can't find anyone to take me as a newbie! Help!!!!

Oh I do have my CDL A and all endorsements and TWIC :/

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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I can't find a job

I have been looking and talking to every place I can here in Corpus Christi Texas. And I can't find anyone to take me as a newbie! Help!!!!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Well I go tomorrow and try again for my CDL A skills test at the DMV......

I so need to pass this skills test.......I need to get a job!

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Thinking about just going with swift or knight .......

So as you know I have my permit. I took my skills test a few days ago. Failed it! So they have me going again in nov 12. My question is I really need some more shift time.....lol I think if I just join one of the company's that would pair me up with someone and I get some real road time in the go take the test......I would ace it. What do y'all think? Remember I only went to school for three weeks and only the last four days was drive time....or maybe five.can remember. We traded out every hour and there was three of us. And everyday we drove a different truck. So learning the truck all over again .....lol just saying.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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So finished shcool .....I then waited two weeks before skills test at the DMV.

Thanks Brett ☺️

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Will anyone hire me with just a permit?

So......I'm thinking .....will anyone hire me with just a permit and put me in traing till I get my CDL A? My retest is Nov 12. It would be nice to be doing something while I waitπŸ˜‰ and still be learning.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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So finished shcool .....I then waited two weeks before skills test at the DMV.

😘 thanks old shcool. And your right I don't want and restriction on my hard earned CDL A! Thank you so much for that info. I want all open doors for growth 😊

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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So finished shcool .....I then waited two weeks before skills test at the DMV.

I went yesterday and failed....πŸ˜’ this truck had a very light clutch....I took off fine then got started and then I couldn't find the sweet spot. After fighting with it. The DMV tester asked if something was wrong with the truck? I said well I just found the sweet spot. It's like it needs no clutch.....Moshe told me the other testers before me that the others before me had the same thing happening to them.......now that really makes me feel better 😳. They all failed. So after fighting with it. And going back to the DMV I knew I wasn't passing from the Time I could find the sweet spot! And I know a truck is a truck is a truck.....but of you have had not me in that truck then how are you to know where the sweet spot is??? So should I just pay to rent an automatic so I don't have to stress about not knowing the truck. So I can just get though this skills test!

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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So finished shcool .....I then waited two weeks before skills test at the DMV.

I went yesterday and failed....πŸ˜’ this truck had a very light clutch....I took off fine then got started and then I couldn't find the sweet spot. After fighting with it. The DMV tester asked if something was wrong with the truck? I said well I just found the sweet spot. It's like it needs no clutch.....Moshe told me the other testers before me that the others before me had the same thing happening to them.......now that really makes me feel better 😳. They all failed. So after fighting with it. And going back to the DMV I knew I wasn't passing from the Time I could find the sweet spot! And I know a truck is a truck is a truck.....but of you have had not me in that truck then how are you to know where the sweet spot is??? So should I just pay to rent an automatic so I don't have to stress about not knowing the truck. So I can just get though this skills test!

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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😱 They called! I go Oct 23 @ 9:45 for my CDL A test.

Just go get it pulled and be done with it. I wish I hadn't waited so long. 😘

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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😱 They called! I go Oct 23 @ 9:45 for my CDL A test.

So I had a tooth under a bridge that was killing me for e last week of school. So last Thursday was my last day ......I made a lot of screw ups ....but recovered when I focused .😏 so on Friday I just sat around the house hoping my tooth would stop hurting. Haha no luck. By Saturday night I was ......just take it out ! I don't care if I'm toothless ! So Sunday was a killer to. On Monday morning I was calling around to see who could take me in and pull it. Lol most everyone was ....well we can get you in around the 23 or later....hello people I will be dead by then! 😠 so anyway found a place to do it for me. They exrayed it. Ouch is was bad. I said please please just pull it. So the women said that will be the dentis call. Well we will see about that! He came in and looked at it and said " it's got to come out!" Then the tears came down my face sir I have be in pain for over a week now......please just pull it! I don't care to hear what you can do ......he smiled and said I will need to cut the bridge. I'm down for it sir.Let get this show started please........ So they started to num me up. I went to my happy place in my head. Lol we have one right???? Well I do. I just block everything around me out! He work on me for 25 minutes or so. And his assistance asked me" are you alright? I mumble yea and stayed in my happy place. He got the tooth out finally and ask the his helper if she seen the abscess ? She said is that it? Yes he said and it runs away to other tooth.then he ask if she wanted to watch? And she said yes. (Lol trying to stay in my happy place people!) so then she said. Oh my that was the best on yet! Never seen so much puss......om please don't swallow miss..... Ok now I'm thinking I may gag.....and I do. Wait they said.so they sucked everything. Not that it helped with the picture in my head now of my mouth. Then she said please keep your eyes closed so I can clean you up. She sucked if of face ......omg I'm thinking..... So then he flushed it out. And said I had a bad infection and he was going to load me up with antabtic and a wash for my mouth. Lol I got up and was let me pay and get the hell out. Haha I wasn't feeling the pain no moreπŸ˜ƒ. Anyway the school call yesterday to tell me my time for the test. Let just say I'm glad it will be the 23 rd. Maybe by then this hole in my head will be closed up and I will feel like a million bucks. I need this so I can get a good paying job and get dental and insurance. πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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So after reading ......I'm thinking more and more about flat beds

I would love to work where I could everything and anything πŸ˜ƒ dream job I'm sure for most. Anyway if I have to pick......I was told to go with tankers .....that where the money is. But my guts tells me ..... You should learn to drive them all..... Then I would have more open doors. Must I really just pick one and stick with it. Or is there others out there that feel like I do. Learn to drive and haul anything πŸ˜ƒ

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Initial Tandem Settings

Thanks for this info! πŸ˜ƒ

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Rain Gear

I'm going to say from my experience of rain. Always rain or shine I am wearing slip and oil resistant,water proof,and good tread on soul of boot! Metal is slick! Hurts when you slipπŸ˜” I was down a week once......black and blue down one side of butt and hip and leg......and had to get a Titus shot. And is was a sunny day. Metal sweats. Anyway when it rains you want others to see you. So the loudest brightest color and with hood on it helps others to see you ! Safety1st! You are going to get wet! Now I just picked me up some rubber steel toe boots. For when I find my new job. Can't say I will trust them. I may wear them if I know I will wade in mud. Not sure on the slip and slide factor of those yet! Really don't like to play that game.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ going shopping with me for my boots is a pain. I want so much and they never have my size.πŸ˜” 5-51/2 in men's or 7 1/2 for women's . And they short change the women boots. Not enough thread on the soul and oil and slip resistant and water proof and steel toe. Is a lot to ask in my size. Which is sad cause I choice safety over pretty any day ! Just venting .....that is what I have been told at the boot store. There is a steel toe and they are pretty. That's the way women's work books comes. Really ...... it's under the pants leg you want see it. And I should have all the same thing that a men's work book offers for safety.😠

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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I'm finished with my schooling 😏

Thanks TxGent, I will take three deep breaths and relax. Then talk to myself in my head. No curbs, maintaine lane,signal and signal early don't turn it off till my trailer is in the lane. Can't touch those lines. I have been telling myself you can hug but don't kiss on my turns. And for me watching out my mirrors ...... I wear sunglasses and always have. Now I'm trying to do a turtle stretch so my tester will know. Mybe I should not wear them during the test. I'm not sure if I could stand the light lol. My eyes will water .......humm. Thanks for the info. Y'all have a great day.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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I'm finished with my schooling 😏

Thanks 😘 Old School. Makes me feel better that it's ok to grind 4 the and 5th..... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ why I grind them....I have no ideal. But I will hold myself high like I know what I'm doing and maintaine my lane as I grind. Everything else is a tight close shift. But those are way out there. Funny thing is they are 9th and 10th as well and I don't grind them which is in the same spot! Lol ......thanks for the infoπŸ‘Š

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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I'm finished with my schooling 😏

I'm finished with my schooling. Now I have to wait for my Driving test at the DPS......πŸ˜” may take a week. This is going to be one of the longest week of my life! I'm so afaird I my screw it by not having anything to drive till then! Have any of y'all felt that way? Today is my 1st day off from school. I'm doing the Hazmat here. I'm going to read over my 8 steps. But I'm thinking I could over study to. So maybe I will just give a few hours a day to this till my driving test.......πŸ˜” I hate the wait time 😠

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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I forgot to share with y'all 😏

Tomorrow will be my last day. I'm going to miss all the people I have made friends with. But I will be testing next week. I think I have a job line out after I pass my test πŸ˜ƒ I'm so glad I picked my local college. They are the best people!! I told them this is the best money I have spent as an investment on myself in a long time! I'm so glad I did it 😘

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