Profile For Jay M.

Jay M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Fort Myers, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 7 months ago

Jay M.'s Bio

Spent a lot of years driving wreckers and flatbeds and rollbacks. My first drivers license was a "D" to drive a scissor lift roofing truck. I've done just about everything in the recovery industry there is to do. I've recovered everything from livestock to downed aircraft and lots of stuff in between. I have a great knowledge of cargo and load balancing, etc. Spent the last few years as a fleet manager until the owner died and the company was sold. Always had an interest in over the road and can't think of a better way to use my experience and learn something new.

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Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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Experienced driver looking to upgrade

Thanks all! I really appreciate the feedback. I guess I've been just getting frustrated with the "telemarketers" that have been trying to recruit me to their schools. Most of them haven't even seen the inside of a truck. The most recent one especially. Which alone, wouldn't bother me but when I research them a bit, they don't seem very interested in answering my questions. If I'm not jumping on a bus for this week's class, I'm not worth the phone time I guess. I don't want to sign a contract and be pushed into a lease option on a truck...I've already been an owner. For now, I'm gonna continue my studying and see how the cards play out. I'm enjoying the review tests on this site anyway. Wish I would have found this site years ago. Thanks again for the help and the suggestions, I'll start looking into them today. Have a good one, all.

Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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Experienced driver looking to upgrade

I've been driving for a lot of years now. My experience is in rollbacks and wreckers, etc. I have experience in an old 10 spd we had for heavy jobs. I'm looking to upgrade to my "A" and go out on the road. I've towed and hauled everything from formula racing cars to rhinos for the zoo. The only problem is I don't like people all that much. Over the road sounds better all the time I have some questions. I've been reading all the opinions on company sponsored training and private school. Since I've been studying for a while now and have experience in D and C class commercial trucks for around 20 years, which option is best for me? I'm considering just finishing my testing and manuals and getting the license on my own. Not because I'm too good for schools or anything but I'm turning 40 this year and not that interested in going back to a classroom for weeks. Thoughts?

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