Profile For Sean

Sean's Info

  • Location:
    Springfield, MO

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 11 months ago

Sean's Bio

I just realized that I might be interested in truck driving 3 days ago (Oct. 28th 2014).

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Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Endorsements

Thanks Old School! Not sure how I overlooked that.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Endorsements

Hi All!

Question: When do I have to take the tests to get endorsements like tanker and hazmat? Is it right after I take the permit test or after I actually get my CDL A license?

I'm starting at Prime on Monday (the 16th) and I'm a little confused because Prime makes it seem like I will have to test for the endorsements (at least the tanker endorsement) the week of orientation but I thought I had to have my license first.

Thanks for the input in advance!

Oh and sorry for falling off the face of the Earth for 2 months. I moved back to Delaware from NC so I could focus on gaining support from my family in order to pursue my trucking aspirations.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Prime.....Day 1 Completed...

Awesome lil1ragamuffin! I'll be reading any updates you have time to post :)

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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The schedule of a trucker in a nutshell.

I go to bed anywhere from 9:00-11:00 and get up anywhere from 2:00-4:00. Five hours of sleep at a time has always been plenty for me. I usually try to sneak in a nap during the afternoon at some point also.

Brett, I just read your article Rookie Drivers: Time Management Tips And Mileage Goals and realized that you have already talked about your sleep schedule. I need to read through the blogs/articles better. Are there any questions that you haven't had to answer multiple times in the forum? Copy and paste much?

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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The coolest thing I have done as a PSD.

Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel is awesome. I've driven over it a dozen times in my 4-wheeler going back and forth from NC to DE/PA. There are a couple good views on i76 west going through the mountains in central PA and into Pittsburgh. I can't wait to git on the road in a big 'ole rig! I'm ready to do a Ric Flair "WOO WOO WOO" just thinking about it! MAN! The waiting is killing me!

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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The coolest thing I have done as a PSD.

Awesome can't wait to see it one day!

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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The Signal

I changed my avatar again but posted what it used to be below.

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That was one funny movie!

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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The Signal

Definitely one of my favorite funny movies of all time. I tried to find a truck driving related gif but everything I downloaded wouldn't upload to photo bucket. The file sizes were too big, according to the inter webs. So, I came across this guy giving the signal, laughed for an hour about it, then tried to see if it would work and BAM! Hilariousness for all. I want to start quoting stuff from this movie but it wouldn't be appropriate. NSFW either.

Happy Monday Everyone!

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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The Signal

If your instructor looks like anything like my new avatar, I think he's telling you stop.

Coincidentally it's the most important signal to agree upon.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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High Road Training

Congratulations Adam!

I'm glad you mentioned the amount of time you spent studying the High Road material, it is something I wonder about when I hear people say they got their permit.

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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1st load

Awesome Brian keep safe and keep the updates coming.

I like Mikey's advice. I can. I will.

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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OCONUS Driving

Sorry it just reminds me of that part towards the end of the movie... something about a concrete data point and a Pakistani prison. That part slays me.

I'm interested to see what others might have to say about your question.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Non- Smoking Prime Student

Good luck LIL1!

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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OCONUS Driving

I think the movie "Zero Dark Thirty" sums it up... And what MG just said. Probably great money though, if you live to spend it.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Different scenic

Glad you're are hitting it off with your instructor. I haven't seen anymore posts from the others that started with your class. I'm sure they're too busy or exhausted, but I am still checking for your posts.

I have yet to hear of the scenerio you described about potentially being "leased" by your O/O instructor after the TNT phase to drive his truck. I look forward to seeing how that works out as you progress through that phase.

Good luck out there!

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Learning to Let Go and Let Be

Bill, thanks for bumping/reminding me of TruckerMike's article. I've read it before but today has been one of those days where nothing is going my way and reading it again just now set me straight.

Here's a link to the full article if anyone is interested.

My First Year as a Truck Driver

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Help me pick a backpack

I like the one on this list: http://blog.trippak.com/2014/11/26/top-six-gadgets-every-truck-driver-needs/. It has a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery so you can charge you phone or tablet/laptop. It costs 170$ so it's a wish list item for me, but it would be cool to be able to walk to the store or go wherever and not worry about my cell phone battery dying.

Now I'm not a mathematician but the list says Top Six Gadgets Every Truck Driver Needs, but I only count 5. Wish I knew what number 6 was supposed to be.

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Interviewing a Company Sponsored Instructor

Thanks Brian those are some good suggestions. I'll bookmark this page so I can read over them again before I head off to orientation.

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Interviewing a Company Sponsored Instructor

Brian M. recently brought up a great topic that I haven't seen discussed since I've joined the forum. I would like to see if I can get some ideas from everyone on how to go about (interviewing) turning the tables on a company sponsored instructor.

I've heard it mentioned that one should make sure the "instructor that chooses you" is a good fit for you.

Obviously I will be relieved that an instructor has chosen me off "the board" of potentials. But in my excitement I don't want to lose sight of the fact that I also need to figure out if I will mesh with this instructor.

I'll leave this question open ended.

Are there certain things to watch out for? Specific questions that need to be asked? Or just go with it and be glad someone picked me?

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Life has changed and so has my CDL school

Brian, that is some great insight. Probably deserves it's own thread because you brought up interviewing your instructor. Keep it coming.

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