Profile For Deb K.

Deb K.'s Info

  • Location:
    CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 4 months ago

Deb K.'s Bio

Have owned my '83 Chevy Silverado for about 7 years now. Only a 1/2 ton...lol...far cry from an 18wheeler.

Raised my two children, son and daughter as a single mom.

Love music, all types, blues, reggae, some country, some metal, classical, standards, light jazz. But, like music. Really enjoy movies - adventure, comedy, romance, science fiction, foreign, historical. Yep, like watching movies. And really enjoy science...geology, astronomy, biology, etc etc. Definitely want my own place someday, sooner than later. Have a garden, my own kitchen, front room, TV, mail box. A little ranch would be ok. A horse, dog, cat. :) Wouldn't mind having someone to grow old (older) with. :)

Keep on truckin

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Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Training Questions

Hi All, Here's some questions I've got...I'll be heading to training starting 11/10.

- The $150 deposit or seating fee for my company is for ? Just wondering.

- Need work gloves....How thick or rugged? There are many types I've seen at hardware stores.

- Was told to bring a sleeping bag. I don't have one, and I don't really like the less expensive nylon kind. Could I just bring a couple heavier blankets that I presently use to sleep with? I really like them... using just one keeps me mostly warm, and two really keeps me comfortable. And a pillow. ??

- Here's a question for the ladies....Some women don't wear any makeup or do much about their hair. But, I do wear some makeup, and my very very short-cut wispy straight hair just looks nicer, to me anyhow, if I use a curling iron all over it, which just gives some body and style. My question is, I've never lived with a total stranger in a truck cab for 5 or 6 weeks, and will feel somewhat awkward "getting ready for the day" . And I have a strong feeling I will be advised not to worry about how "I look", and not to bother doing my hair and face...because I won't have the time anyhow...right? So, any of you out there, please any comments. At my recent jobs, I usually got up about 3 hours ahead of needing to be at work. I have not liked having to get up half hour before work and then rush rush. I would make the bed. Wash face, brush teeth. Do makeup, style hair. And then make me staple of oatmeal every day. But, after reading how even though truckers must have 10 hours down time...after finding park spot, paper work, shower, and eat before getting into the bunk...May not even get 8 hours before needing to get up and get back on the road...to make that paycheck. So, I def may need to completely change my morning ritual (which I realize may become an evening ritual with driving all hours) or just forego trying to add a little something to my look. Here's an interesting post from a woman going without makeup for a week. I totally relate to what she wrote.http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/things-you-learn-when-you-dont-wear-makeup-for-a-week.

Thanks All for your comments. Deb K

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Doing job applications

Hello All , Again :)

It's been over a year since Swift officially bought Central, which I just read about...sooo...if I'm interested in working one of them, do I apply at each of their sites separately ...Or I could do the One Stop Application here at this site? right?

Oh and thank you Brett for you response to my earlier question. The date was actually 1992, not 2002, so that's 22 years. At the Central application the D word was not even mentioned. So, that is good. I will also email you the avatar photo for my profile. Thanks

Anyhow, this Swift/Central thing is a little confusing. So they both still have their own schools, and a person would apply to them separately, and when a person is hired by say Central, then that person is an employee of Central, not Swift?

Thanks, and hope to get on board soon with this, so I can come back here and start studying. Yes! Oh and GO GIANTS ;O Deb

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking companies...with training ...in California?

Just thought, staying in a motel will be much cheaper, but again, will find out if Central takes care of that. All of course for me to repay later.

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking companies...with training ...in California?

In reply to Daniel, At TDA it is mentioned that they do not housing during schooling, and that housing in the area is about $800-900 monthly. Is this also covered/or paid by Central? Again, I'm calling TDA in the morning and will ask them about this. Thanks

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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G O G I A N T S !!!!!!!

Yay GMen !!!! Just one more game .... then it's 3 WS in 5 years !!!! Parade, here I come :)

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking companies...with training ...in California?

Daniel, great thanks. I understand now. :/ lol Yes, I'll call them tomorrow and get the info. Thanks for your time Deb

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking companies...with training ...in California?

Again, thanks Daniel :)

I'll give TDA a call, but I was looking in the direction of company sponsored schools because I don't have any funds for tuition, and have read from some posts here and after a google search of how long it takes sometimes to get approved for WIA for instance. And unless Swift or Central for instance wrote TDA a check for my tuition, I couldn't pay and then wait for reimbursement. But, I'll give em call and see. I'd really rather get to work sooner than later. But, in any case, I'll see you on the road. Thanks, Deb

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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How to change my avatar?

Thanks ButtonUp. I did a search at this site for "avatar" and there was a question about being able to just upload a photo from bout a year ago, and Brett said it was to happen a few days from then.

But, how do I access the "address" of a photo, even on FB. and then how do I access this bucket thing? Sorry, confused.

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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How to change my avatar?

Looked at the help for getting photos in "the bucket" ? But, I just want to use a photo that's on my laptop.?? I tried copying and then pasting it, but no. And the photo doesn't have an "address" ??? Help Thanks Deb

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking companies...with training ...in California?

Aaaah Daniel ;) You're so sweet to be so concerned for me. :) Yep, I knew after rereading my post that it really seemed I was wussing out on such a temporary dilemma. After venting about my experience, I felt less concerned about it. And since I've also been going over the different company schools and which I would prefer. I have pretty much decided on Swift or Central - reasons: tuition, schooling, pay, and they both seem to have good reviews from many here at this site...and I've been told, here, and also saw at their websites, that Swift now owns Central. And as it turns out, Central has its school in southern Cali, and Swift's schools include one in Az and one in Id. So, my two first choices, for all the other reasons that I like them, the bus ride to their schools wouldn't be not too bad. And I've never been up through Oregon and into Idaho, so that would be a nice lookin-out-the-window-just-relaxin bus ride.

Daniel, since I've got your attention, and anyone else reading this...I've got a question.

I don't have a home or place that I'm living right now. I won't go into all the details, but my '83 Chevy truck is basically home :) When I report to training by bus ( notice I'm stating this as a sure thing), and then when I hit the road with my trainer for weeks and weeks, and then start on my own, where will I leave my truck? Guess I'm wondering how do other truckers get to the truck yard and then home on their day(s) off. With their own vehicle I guess. And they just park there until they get back weeks later.

Another question: Are a trucker's days off always at their "home" area or just wherever they happen to be when they've got days off.

I want to keep my truck where I can use it when I can.

And eventually, I'd like to get an apartment or little home, to come home to when I have my time off. AND even more eventually, I'd like to save up and try to get me a little piece of property, my own place, to come home to on my time off... to eventually retire to. :)

Ok, enough. I shouldn't feel to bad for going on like this....I've seen lots of novels here ;) But, it's sure good to meet all these nice people, just like you Daniel. Thanks again for your concern. I'm gonna call both Swift and Central this week and grill the recruiters. I'm ready and rearin' to get on the road :) Deb

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