Profile For Big Nosh

Big Nosh 's Info

  • Location:
    Tukwila, WA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 3 months ago

Big Nosh 's Bio

Love my wife, Love my little doggy, Love Bikram Yoga, Love 24hr fitness. Over the last 15 years I've been teaching and practicing Bikram Yoga. It's been good to me, especially when I lived in CA. I now live in Tukwila WA, which is south of Seattle, (and no I am not Seahawks fan, I am a 49ner fan till the day I die). I recently applied for a job with Transit in Seattle. I passed some on line test early on, got an interview, got the flue, and a staff infection, and got me class B permit. I think I am doing ok. I am 42 trying to get a different career going. This web site has really helped me to see and understand another culture of people or another way to make a living. The Brent guy is very inspiring for sure. I've read just about all of his stories and what to expect as a driver. I do not think my wife will want me to long haul, but I do not see a reason why I should not get a class A license at some point, and of course with the hope of not catching the flu and getting a staff infection.

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Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Anybody in here start out with a Class B and then upgrade to a Class A through a Truck Driving School or Program?

I have a job that required me to get a CDL B and so far the pay is good. The job is very easy, I drive a bus, it's union, the only issue is that it's part time and it takes nine months to a year and half to become fulltime. So, financially I am still struggling. Mean while I have been offered another job because I have my CDL B, if I complete all the paper work and pass the back ground checks, I will be working 10 hours a day 6 days a week for also good pay. The issue at hand is, at Metro Transit Division here in Tukwila WA, they take the time to train you and tell you exactly what the tester wants to here and what the tester is looking for, they have their on Testers, and they do a great job at walking you through every detail. At the other job being offered to me, there is no set schedule because I will be the new booty with no seniority. It could be any 10 hours a day and I would drive their Class B vehicles and I have 90 days to get my CDL A. I took it upon myself to go to the DMV and at least take the test, "answer 20 questions", to get my Class A Permit. Also, there is no class room, there is no-one to help at the new job, however, you are allowed to go to the job site and have people who already work there help you practice driving the Class A Trucks only on the weekends. The company has one tester, and again it's a new program the company is giving another try. A few years back they tried this. The company hired like 20 CDL B drivers and gave each of them 90 days to get their Class A permit. Everyone failed except for one girl and this was told to me in an interview. Scared ****less and feeling a lots of fear now, Normally I would not be so apprehensive, but if I fail I will have lost two good jobs in three months. Any suggestions about how to approach this is helpful. Big Nosh!

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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I am getting the run around for verifying my employment dates!


I am wondering about upgrading from CDL B to CDL A. I am in Tukwila WA, it's a huge decision, I know I do not want to attend Swift, however, is there a school that some of you recommend? Also, I just found out I can go to South East Campus college to get. Any thoughts and all opinions are welcome

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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I am getting the run around for verifying my employment dates!

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Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Studying for a Class B license to become a para transit driver

Hey everyone, my name is Big Nosh, I like this web site very much. I understand most of you are truckers. However, this web site has the same questions and answers required for a Class B license with Passenger Endorsements. I feel like am over studying for what I need to know, so I am wondering, is there another web site that I can use that is geared for what I need to know, or no? Again, this web site has been super friendly user and thank you for any kind suggestions.

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