Profile For Ynkedad

Ynkedad's Info

  • Location:
    Central, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 9 months ago

Ynkedad's Bio

Married nearly 30 years now. Wife and are both x Navy (It's where I grew up and where we met.) She was a Snipe and I was an ABE on the Cat's.

Lived in Texas for a while (where she was born and raised.) There I joined the Army National Guard, 63 Bravo.

Now we're in Florida.

We have 3 kids, who are adults now with kids of their own.

Hopefully I'll be seeing ya's out there soon!

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Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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Off to Melton Transportation...

Yep, I'll be leaving either this Friday or early Saturday for Tulsa, OK for orientation with Melton's (Flatbed). It's weird how things work out. In short, I was tempted with other companies ...guess I had the "kid in the candy store" syndrome. But ultimately I stayed with Melton's. Now, as the time gets closer for me to leave I'm getting more and more nervous, mostly because of all the unknowns. Guess all I can do is put on my big boy undies and hit it head on, and see where things end up at the end of each day. Just an FYI, the peeps on this site are great, as is the vast and seemingly never ending Information to be had. Thanks to everyone, I appreciate you's!

And NO, I'm not going anywhere without ya's! You're coming with me...

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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I am to old to become a truck driver.

The fella I had for a roommate while in School is 68. And I'll tell ya what. that dude can and did run circles around guys 1/3rd his age!!!

I asked to be roomed with someone my age (48) or older. Why? well if ya have to ask, you wouldn't understand...

You're only as old as you think you are, and apparently these companies know it.

No worries!

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Has anyone ever done car hauling?

Wow, really?

I just finished School for my CDL at NTI here in Florida. While I was there, they started a new program for teaching car hauling and you have to have 2 years minimum cdl experience, to even qualify to attend their program. I will say this about car hauling ...From what I've seen your head has to be in the right place, cuz there's no room for errors!!

Good Luck!

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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How many questions are on the cdl permit test?

Yeah all of that information sounds about right for Florida as well. Although, I had to pay $6.00 in order to get my permit.

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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My School experience

Best of luck to ya Ian!

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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So i am all alone now.

Man, sorry that happened to you, but good on you for keeping a good attitude!

Stay safe and great luck to ya!!

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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2 Weeks OTR with David

Awesome information!

Thank You.

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Dock workers and truckers: respective perspectives

Well I'm not a driver yet but, your post, especially the Hazmat part will be something I will definitely remember!

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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I passed!

Congrats!!!

And btw, Best of Luck and Safe travels!

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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US XPRESS Trucking Information Update...

FWIW; I searched and didn't find anyone mentioning the updates anywhere.

Anyway, US Xpress is no longer using the Sliding Pay Scale, they're paying CPM. They've, within the last 4+ months had a pay increase (like many other companies). And their Tuition Reimbursement has gone up to like 6k I believe.

Just wanted to let Brett and the others know so they can update their information on US Xpress.

Oh and by the way...I PASSED my Permit Test this morning!!!dancing.gif

Thank You for the Amazing Training Materials!!!thank-you.gif

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