Profile For LunchBox

LunchBox's Info

  • Location:
    Saint Johns, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 5 months ago

LunchBox's Bio

Age: 23

Occupation: Assembler

Education: 100/133 Credits for a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Patiently discovering the future.

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Posted:  5 years ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Went to college out of high school and dropped out with one years worth of credits left. I lost interest.

Currently an assembler making commercial and industrial fans, but it just doesn't seem like something I want to do for years. Not enough pay for the physically taxing work.

Should I still want to join the highways as a professional driver, that will be what I did before.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Literally 2 more months ...... WOW!

What would the company do if one came to the company with a cdl-a with no experience. training with a mentor as if straight outta their school?

I'm not a trucker, yet, but if I'm not mistaken getting a CDL-A without schooling or going through company-sponsored training is almost worthless.

The 160(?) hour training certificate is worth >= the CDL-A.

From what I've seen you post, I'd say take the 2 months and figure out what kind of driving you want to do and make it happen.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Swift

Thanks, for responding back, I'm suppose to call them back tomorrow and check on the status of my application. I've talked with every big Company out there, and I like what Swift has to offer. The only thing I wasn't crazy about is the fact they have a two year contract. How do you access those Diaries?

- Click on "Trucker's Forum"
- Go to the CDL Training Diaries Category, or just search Errol in the search.

Errol - Swift Orientation, Memphis, TN

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Trucking Truth CDL Training?

I might have failed using the search; nevertheless, I'm aware the site is under-going some improvements/changes, but are there any plans to improve the High Road program? If so, what are the proposed changes?

What are the thoughts of having customization options, on High Road, for your account. Sometimes, I just want to test myself on a certain section. This would be similar to the Trucking Truth App.

Examples:
- Disabling certain sections from the review questions
- A custom review option: set the # of questions, which sections, possible repeated questions
- Mouseover the addition information icons instead of having to click for the popup, or perhaps the mouseover would just be condensed information. This would apply to the new glossary feature too.

I'll be excited to see this site progress. Right now, it seems like it is harder to find information than it needs to be. A lot of repeat questions for new folks.

Note: Don't take this post the wrong way because, as you all are aware, this site is already a phenomenal tool for newbies becoming professional drivers.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Getting Underway

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Oh yeah, Congrats.

Sorry, I forgot to say that in my last post.

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Oh yeah! Dittos on the congrats :) Got all caught up in the name thing!

Aye! Congrats!

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Getting Underway

I'll have to name her, just dont know what yet.

The name should have "ROE" in it because it is on the license plate! Perhaps, Roe could be here last name. good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Duration of a Pre-Hire Letter

Greetings,

I have been on this site more and more since I first gained an interest in trucking a few months ago. Should my interest continue to inflate, I will likely ascertain my CDL-A (with endorsements) in early 2016 (waiting for 1-yr DL requirement).

With that said, I will likely wait till year-end to request any pre-hires, or contact recruiters, but I was curious about how long pre-hires are valid for.

Until then, I will continue reading the lovely stories on this site, continue the High-Road Program and read my copy of Florida's CDL Handbook.

Thanks,

LunchBox

On an unrelated note, has anyone anything about J-Tech Institute in Jacksonville, FL. Their website says they do a 170 hour course for about $3000. Aside from T-Rex85, whom I'm still waiting on response from, I haven't seen anybody comment on them. Perhaps, I'll just have to stop by one day.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Considering a career as a trucker... Any advice?

Howdy Everyone:

Whilst exploring employment opportunities, I came to this site for information on the trucking industry, and this particular thread, without a doubt, has been extremely eye-opening and insightful.

Without going into too many extraneous details, I found myself with several similarities to Christopher W.'s "situation." I am in the same age group, lack both a vehicle and a Class E Driver's License, overweight, etc. Heck, I'm even looking for a data entry position.

The one-year driver's license requirement will allow me to give trucking some serious thought. Unless the end of a year of license ownership is coming up and I am still considering a trucking career, it's likely that I will not be on this forum often (if at all); however, I would like to thank you all for the wealth of information (especially Brett for the founding of the site itself). At least now I have a place I can turn to for help and advice, as it regards to trucking. Until then, I shall continue my hunt for employment, and get my license.

The trucking lifestyle reminds me of what I would ultimately like to do which is living on a 30'-40' sailboat sailing the world. Both lifestyles have solitude, high stress situations, adventure, and a better respect for what and who make this world turn.

To be honest, I didn't have much appreciate for what truckers do for America before watching the "Big Rig" (2008) documentary and then coming here. I have since gained a great deal of respect for what you do.

Thanks,

Kiel Bath Aerospace Engineering Dropout

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