Profile For Ynkedad

Ynkedad's Info

  • Location:
    Central, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years 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:  4 years, 7 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:  4 years, 7 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:  4 years, 7 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:  4 years, 8 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:  4 years, 8 months ago

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My School experience

Best of luck to ya Ian!

Posted:  4 years, 8 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:  4 years, 8 months ago

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2 Weeks OTR with David

Awesome information!

Thank You.

Posted:  4 years, 8 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:  4 years, 8 months ago

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I passed!

Congrats!!!

And btw, Best of Luck and Safe travels!

Posted:  4 years, 8 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

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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[A Certain] Trucking School - An Honest Review

I'd be happy to contact them to learn more about this situation and see if there's a problem we should let people know about.

So I can contact them if you'd like me to in order to find out more about what's going on over there. I also wouldn't mind hearing from some of your classmates. If we can confirm that this isn't just a personal vendetta you have and that there is really something wrong with that school we'd be happy to let people know about it. This website will get about 2.7 million visits this year alone and it's still growing at about 40% a year. We have significant reach and we're working regularly with various schools and large companies across the country. So if there's a legitimate problem with that school I'd like to know more about it.

Although Brett's entire first post was spot on IMHO. What I mostly took from this thread, was what Brett offered in his reply. It may not have done much for the OP but, it may have helped others in the future.

Respectfully, Well Done!!!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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National training green cove florida

National raining is where I'll be training.

I visited their driving course a few weeks ago for an Open House type of thing. They have a good size area for training in the trucks, including a track that's 1-1/4 mile long (Pic's on their web site). They allowed us in the Rigs and even took us for a spin around the track with one of the instructors.

In a Nutshell... Financing: It's in the 6k range and Not hard to qualify for even with horrible credit. They'll require anywhere from $250.00 to $500.00 up front (depending on your credit) In order to start your Class Room course work on line. But they'll require somewhere around $1075.00 total, before you start the driving portion of your training. That means you'll be able to pay as you go while you're doing the @ home portion of the training. The remainder balance, after you pay the $1075.00 is financed thru them.

Their course: Well the Class Room type stuff you'll do at home on your computer, including quizzes etc. (all open book) and it takes about 2-3 weeks (their words). It can take longer and isn't an issue with the School if it does.

Once you're done and have your cdl permit, you can attend the Driver Training portion of the program, which is like 3 more weeks (give or take depending on the student). You'll get your DOT physical ($50.00) on the 1st day btw.

Just an FYI.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Sunglasses/ Headlight glare - Best

Yeah, I'm with you on this. Anything to help me while I'm out there will be a blessing!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Sunglasses/ Headlight glare - Best

Here's the link I was referring to:

http://www.laramyk.com/resources/education/dispensing/the-dangers-of-night-driving-glasses/

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Sunglasses/ Headlight glare - Best

I've read where at least one company doesn't allow you to wear night time glasses. I've also read that the night time vision glasses in fact impair your vision and is bad for you.confused.gif

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Team Driving

Hmmm, I kinda like the idea of $200.00 for referring a newbie (no cdl) and $250.00 (for someone with a cdl.) I'm thinking he'd qualify for the $250.00. Just sayin'

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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CDL Permit

Congrats...Way cool!!!dancing.gif

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Documentary: "Big Rig"

For example. when I started looking into trucking, all I could find was negativity wherever I looked. I was getting so aggravated my head was spinning!embarrassed.gifwtf.gif

So one day I thought ah ha, I'll try googling stuff like positive trucking forums , positive trucking reviews. And let me tell ya, the list is short!!! When viola, Trucking Truth popped up.dancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gif

JMHO...

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Documentary: "Big Rig"

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I was expecting to hear from truck drivers from all different backgrounds, not solely from truck drivers that fit the publics perception.

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Jason,

You have no idea about who I am, where I come from and what it took for me to get here. I asked that to see what your response would be, and, you took the bait.

The folks on this site, including me, do not give a damn about some closed minded stupid documentary that tries to label drivers as "redneck", "southern", "white trash", or any other label.

You posted with a bias and wanted a respone that would dispute it. So, I have to ask you a question. Are you a truck driver?

I honestly don't believe Jason E. was out to Rag on anyone BUT the media.

I think his point was, that he was let down by the Documentary in that they only spoke with, what the public considers to be the Stereotypical truck drivers (trashy rednecks w/marital issues and the like.)

And, They didn't give the trucker industry its deserved respect, by only showing disgruntled individuals on the video.

Simply put, Bad news/reviews/information in any form, always sells better and gets more attention, than good.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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My story

Hope it was a Great Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday.

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