Profile For Dondi M.

Dondi M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Twentynine Palms, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 11 months ago

Dondi M.'s Bio

Love motorcycles, always had a passion for big rigs. Time for a career change!

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Might have "lied" to Prime. Life might be ruined....

Soo tired I am forgetting words in my sentences. No edit options on these forums?

You guys get what I'm getting tripped up about. Thanks, I guess I just needed to whine and get reassurance.

Did you check out the Millennium building yet, Joshua? One of the drivers I've been talking to on FB took me there. Prime loves their employees.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Might have "lied" to Prime. Life might be ruined....

I just my pulled driving record from the California DMV. No convictions. My recruit told me my record was clean, both driving and background. Ever since that student driver told me, it's been bugging me all day. I've haven't slept in like 50 hours, I think that is my problem actually.

I'm just stressing BS I suppose. I'm more prepared than anybody else I talked to. I got my permit, and I am a very seasoned stick shifter driver. I can double clutch up and down thanks to bad synchros in my car, as well as floating the gears. Hell, I've might have even drove a rig or two when I was a teenager. Might have ;)

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Might have "lied" to Prime. Life might be ruined....

The court said no one would be able to see it. I'm not sure if they are right, The recruiter said my back ground check and driving record are. I checked both before I even applied. I just got a lot on my mind.

I worked on a military base before I got here. NO WAY would they let me on if I was a criminal.

It might be on my record. I definitely don't have points for it. Nothing was on the DMV report.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Best State to live for Truckers

New Mexico was absolutely stunning with the awesome landscape when I was riding the Greyhound.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Might have "lied" to Prime. Life might be ruined....

In all honesty, I didn't even think of my criminal offense as a minor until somebody said something today. It's been five years and I just forgot about it, I left all that mess behind because of that ordeal.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Might have "lied" to Prime. Life might be ruined....

Hey how you guys doing?

I'm at Springfield, MO waiting on orientation tomorrow.

I was talking to a student driver and he was telling me about people who lied on their application, example, One guy didn't tell them of a criminal offense and he got kicked out.

I'm paranoid because I didn't tell my recruiter about a possesion of cannabis charge when I was a teenager, nor a speeding ticket I got in my PV about six months ago. Neither is on my record, but the guy was telling Prime WILL find out and kick me out on the spot. I wrote everything down in the packet, but I never said anything to my recruiter.

I'm so scared, I'm so far away from home and they are NO JOBS for me get back home. All I want to do is give my wife and son a good life..... I hardly have enough money to get a greyhound and NO ONE to help me financially to get home. I feel sooooooo stupid. I've NEVER been afraid to fail, but my family's house, my car, my dogs, are all on the line. I left a decent job in California for this, and my employer said they WILL NOT rehire me do to being a union representative.

I never intended to deceive Prime Inc, I checked my driving record and background check, both are clean as a whistle. So I figured I shouldn't say anything as I don't want to seem like a drug addict or dangerous driver.

What do you guys think? Any recruiter or trainer got some insight? I tried to get ahold of my recruiter but she is off today.

I'm very, very disappointment in myself for being so ignorant.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Written test tomorrow.

My resting heart rate is comparable to a pro athlete, so I know I'm healthy.

What happens if my BP is over the limits when I take Prime's physical? Will it bar me from truck driving? I will be really up a stream without a paddle and a hole in the boat!!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Written test tomorrow.

The test was much easier than I thought! And not nearly as many questions.

I got my permit and I am ready to start with Prime Inc. on Dec. 1st! Woot!

I'm only worried about my blood pressure.... 138/78. A little high on the top, but not HBP. I think it might have been the nicotine I consumed literally 5 minutes before the physical, and the BP was the second thing they tested.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Written test tomorrow.

I got confidence thanks to the High Road Training Program. I only studied sections I needed for my required endorsements. When I get more endorsements I will definitely come back to it. Thanks Trucking Truth members and Mr. Aquila!

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Another Prime Candidate

I got a family member who works with Prime, and he's only been there less than two years and his pay is phenomenal.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Another Prime Candidate

The CR England recruiter I was talking to called me today with a $5K sign on bonus offer, but I turned it down because I heard more bad things about CR England and lots and lots of good about Prime Inc. I was going to go with England at first but Prime seems to be the logical choice.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Air brake question

Is a power screw comparable to a caliper piston that you would find in disc brakes on a car or motorcycle?

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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The High Roads wrong answer bug

Duh never mind. The "never" threw me off. rofl-2.gif

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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The High Roads wrong answer bug

It throws me off until I realize I was correct.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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The High Roads wrong answer bug

A couple of them actually. Here is one

Bold answer is correct and what is correct. Italicized is what it says is correct bit is in fact wrong.

"As tires get hot, air pressure rises, increasing the likelihood of a tire blowout. When encountering a hot tire, you should never do the following:

Wait for the tire to cool down All of these can be done to reduce the risk of a tire blowout from overheating Pour cold water on the tire Let air out of the tire until the pressure returns to normal"

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Check the tire mounting and air pressure. Inspect the tires every two hours or every 100 miles when driving in very hot weather. Air pressure increases with temperature. Do not let air out or the pressure will be too low when the tires cool off. If a tire is too hot to touch, remain stopped until the tire cools off. Otherwise the tire may blow out or catch fire. A burning tire should be cooled with water. TruckingTruth's Advice:

Be extra vigilant about your tires while driving through deserts or in very hot weather. Tires can get extremely hot resulting in blowouts or tire fires. Tire debris on the roadway becomes much more common during the hot summer months.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Bet you never get this ?

Twin.

Google-fu

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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The High Roads wrong answer bug

Sometimes I will choose the correct answer on a question, and it tells me I am wrong, but when I read the excerpt from the handbook, it turns out I was correct. I have to purposely choose the wrong answer to keep my score up. I got halted so I had to start over so I could press on.

Anybody else have problems?

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

Thanks for the input.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

Are the questions asked in the review sections similar to the written test I will be taking? I'm assuming so, but you know the saying about that...

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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California Permit test tips??

Back to the studies......!

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