Profile For David S.

David S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Beaverton, OR

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 4 months ago

David S.'s Bio

10 months with Swift OTR.

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Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Swift training in lewiston

Hello everyone, It's been a while I hope all is well. I'm heading to the Swift academy in Lewiston Id. on the 11th of next month Can anyone tell me what to expect? I have my two year certification and my permit ready to go. I 'm wondering if I'll have to take the DOT physical again. Any thoughts, opinions or actual experience would be greatly appreciated.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Melton truck lines going full auto?

my two cents worth, I was working as an apprentist roofer right out of High School for a roofing company using state of the art pnumatic equipment. This made roofing easier and to a degree a little safer....... however, all of the shinglers were required to use the old method using chest mounted nail strippers and a roofing hammer. The reason fo this was to maintain the old method, skills and techniques of roof application. I'm currently prepareing for school and I hope to gain a lot of experience using a manual transmission before moving to an automatic.........and not the other way around. LOL

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Sensitive information over the net

Hello everyone I've been lurking (I prefer learning) for quite some time. I'm starting to apply to various companies who offer free training but I'm a little concerned about giving out sensitive information over the net. I would greatly appreciate any and all experiences and gut feelings about this.

Thanks Dave

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Juror Duty

Are you gonna be here for the Songkran festitival?

I just got off the road (turned my truck in and voluntarily left. I'm leaving for Thailand in a few days and now I see a summons for Juror Duty the day after I think I'll be coming back. However, 4 days after that is my approved permit start date to start a Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. Which is over 2,660 miles and it's my one shot to go for it.

I don't mind serving but I absolutely am not willing to sacrifice my thru hike or my trip to Thailand. If I respond I feel like it will be denied.

Any advice? I know just can't ignore it. Should I say I'm still in a big rig?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Naked Woman Climbs On Top Of Big Rig After Crash On Highway

Highway 290 shut down following crash, naked woman on freeway

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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A bizarre rush hour crash shut down Highway 290 at Huffmeister Road where a naked woman climbed on top of a big rig truck and refused to come down for about two hours.

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I'm not in the industry yet but I'm guessing it's not a hood ornament? I'm wondering how he missed it in the pre-trip. lol

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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BMI question

We have a ton of information about Sleep Apnea in our wiki, including symptons, risks, FMCSA policies, and a BMI calculator.

We have information about all aspects of the DOT physical in our wiki also.

We also have a ton of forum conversations about sleep apnea and conversations about the DOT physical so check those out also.

Last I knew Prime had a BMI limit of 39. Anything at or above 39 and you'll need to take a sleep apnea test. This is a company policy so other companies will have their own testing policies.

Thanks everyone, this site sure takes a lot of the confusion out of what to expect from pursuing a career in the trucking industry.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Unusual circumstances

Yes if you want to quote use the quote button and type your reply after the last < / blockquote > If you want to reply without quote just hit start a new reply button .

Phil

Ok, this is a test, I think I've got down, thanks again.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Unusual circumstances

I'm not sure how to respond to the comments, I tried to do it as a quote but it's not working, can anyone help me out with this? Thanks.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Unusual circumstances

Trucking is not a retirement career, its hard work. I believe you will need to have had an American drivers license for a year+ to even think about it. But it may be for you, there is a lot of good info on this site to help you find out. You will also need at least a 10 year work history, with verifiable phone numbers, contacts and such. Most any recruiter can help you figure out what you need but those are 2 things you will need for sure. I would just start calling and talking and see where it leads.

I like the fact that trucking is not a retirement career, it's one of the reasons why it appeals to me. I'm a 60 year old American citizen and have had a fairly clean driving record since 1972. Given my circumstances, a solid ten year work history isn't an option. I got caught up in the economic downturn that began in '08, so competing in a rapidly increasing unemployment rate in my fifties made it difficult to find work. I appreciate your input and will definitely make some calls. Thanks again.

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Unusual circumstances

Thanks Beth, I knew this was the place to get a lot of good advice. You've given me a great idea, thanks again. Stay safe

Dave

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