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Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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A challenge, maybe?

Sometimes a step or two backwards is needed before moving forward again

You know what you have to do . Just do it and be thankful for your family's support.

Good luck

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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A challenge, maybe?

Excuse me , but you are saying you have no $$ for diapers and he refused to help. ?

Do you have food for yourself and child ?

If not I am certain that some if my fellow TT followers would feel as I do and send you a few bucks .

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Tax deductible ?

I have been told that the tuition I paid for cdl school is deductible of federal tax return .

Can you confirm or deny this information.

Thanks

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Taking a shower on the road

Bravo Dutch Well stated

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Newbie: 3 weeks training vs 9 weeks?

I suggest you look at it this way; All private cdl schools will get you enough training/ schooling to pass your state cdl exam. What they will not teach you is the real world of truck driving . For that you will be trained thru the truck company you sign on with. A short period of classroom /yard skills and then on the road with a trainer who will show you what you really need to know. While I believe the longer spent with the trainer the better , some folks pick it up quicker than others. You can listen to talk about snow, traffic, and backing into tight spots, but you are better off learning this stuff with a good trainer over as much time as possible.

And by all means use the high road training course to help you pass your cdl exams

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Taking a shower on the road

Ooohps Not shorts But showers

Another factor that I had not planned on is that in the training phase (for me 250 drive hours) where your trainer earns extra. $$ for miles you drive his motivation is to team drive and keep the wheels turning. Many times I will wake up in a rest area, get dressed and brush me teeth and wash my face in the rest room. Then pre trip and get rolling .

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Taking a shower on the road

Shorts run $10 to $15 Most major truck stops have rewards programs /cards that will give you enough credits to shower with each fill up . However you will not be able to fill up every day and sometimes you will have to use another brand truck stop. Add this to the problem of over crowded trucks stops where you may be able to buy fuel but will not find room to park your rig . Now if you can find local work you maybe home every nite , but the down side of that is. $$ and the fact that most local jobs require labor as well as driving .

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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So, what exactly should I bring with me? (non-driver)

Ask others to chime in on this. My experience so far is you only make $$ when the wheels are turning. And the trips are planned for you with very tight delivery times. So far for me at Werner, a shower is a luxury I only see once or twice a week. It's not picnic out here

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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So, what exactly should I bring with me? (non-driver)

Lots and lots of music. Baby wipes cuz you won't get a shower every day. Healthy snacks so you won't gain weight. Warm pjs cuz it's cold in the truck, and warm clothes cuz it's colder outside. Couple good books Have fun with it !

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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So first time down cabbage patch

Soooo glad to hear your ok From my experience with high performance car tires I find the whole super single thing to be crazy. Tires with a wide footprint are dangerous in in snow ice or water. Werner tried um on a few and canceled um due to the same reason, plus the availability issue in rural areas. Personally I would not work for a company that used them

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