Profile For Medicine Man

Medicine Man 's Info

  • Location:
    KY

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 11 months ago

Medicine Man 's Bio

I'm a solo driver that does flatbed loads.

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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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THANKS TT!!!

Thanks to all of you on trucking truth. This website has changed my life. I was living in my car with no job. Then one one day at the library filling out applications I remembered how fun truck driving sounded. But where does a broke brother get a cdl?

So I got on TT and looked at all the companies. I found one and filled out the application. I was accepted. I studied the test on the high road phone app. I read many articles.

And here I am. I still live in a vehicle. But I'm not dumpster diving for food. I get a paycheck. I travel the country. My life is way better now. Thank God for this website. It really does make a difference!

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Tips and worst cities?

My fist time in NYC I was driving. We were close to the destination. The GPS started on the final 5 miles of rout. Then the GPS just quit working. It was being updated. There was like 900 miles of highway that it would have been fine. All would have been well. But no. It stops in the busy new York streets. After trying to get it back working for a bit and failing we found our way back to a interstate and hit up the first service area we found. I can't imagine how they did it all with maps alone.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Test

When I took my road test I was certain I failed. I'm telling you I ruined it. When we got done and I looked at the tester he said "you did great. Just keep driving." just be cool about it. Also don't feel the need to start in a higher gear. Just play it safe while your testing.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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In Cab cameras on the driver

Mabey put a piece of tape on it.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Off to Prime

The integrity interview is basically a room where you are asked questions about your past. It covers things like criminal records and employment history. The important thing is to just be honest. Make sure you can confirm employment history too.

Posted:  4 years ago

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General orientation tips for Prime company sponsored training

I am going through Prime's cdl school at the moment. A lot of people showed up on Monday but as the week went on the numbers dwindled. From things you need to do, to general advice, here is what I have.

Sit by the exit. There will be times when the group will all sit down in a room for one reason or another. When the speaker is done talking you will likely be told where to go. The faster you get out of that room the faster you can get to the next. Those lines get lame pretty fast. Now granted, there will be times when your released alphabetically, but some times it's a stampede.

Don't lie! When you fill out your application you will be asked many questions and need to enter your history. Some people lie and there is little to no tolerance for this. They don't care to send you home.

Study for the cdl permit test. In this program they will not teach you the information to pass. You are expected to come prepared to pass. That was a HARD task for some. What I've seen personally is that people who used the high road training program had no problem passing the test. Heck, I just studied with the app version mostly and passed the first try. Regardless of what you study with be ready.

Don't be late. This is obvious but people show up late to scheduled events. They absolutely hate this. If you can't be on time when you are down the hallway then how will you be on time when your hundreds of miles away from your destination.

On this one, if the shoe fits wear it. Do not have a drugs in your system during the urinanalysis (wiz quiz). Obviously they ain't too big on that either.

When you get done with the week you will need a trainer. One thing iv heard people say is that the smoking area by the cafeteria is Good spot to pick up trainers.

If you have sleep apnea and a CPAP machine make SURE you bring that little SIM card thing that records that you have used it. You will need to be able to prove you have used to the past 30 days. This is no joke. Bring that SIM card thing.

Keep calm. If you start screaming at management you will go home. That's every where you go though.

If you take medicine, whether it's prescription or over the counter, make sure it is not going to be a problem for the DOT physical. If your not sure then do your research.

So that's the list. Its not comprehensive but if people follow this list you will be a lot more likely to get in a truck. Hopfully it helps some folks out. Good luck and God bless!

Posted:  4 years ago

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General orientation tips for Prime company sponsored training

I am going through Prime's cdl school at the moment. A lot of people showed up on Monday but as the week went on the numbers dwindled. From things you need to do, to general advice, here is what I have.

Sit by the exit. There will be times when the group will all sit down in a room for one reason or another. When the speaker is done talking you will likely be told where to go. The faster you get out of that room the faster you can get to the next. Those lines get lame pretty fast. Now granted, there will be times when your released alphabetically, but some times it's a stampede.

Don't lie! When you fill out your application you will be asked many questions and need to enter your history. Some people lie and there is little to no tolerance for this. They don't care to send you home.

Study for the cdl permit test. In this program they will not teach you the information to pass. You are expected to come prepared to pass. That was a HARD task for some. What I've seen personally is that people who used the high road training program had no problem passing the test. Heck, I just studied with the app version mostly and passed the first try. Regardless of what you study with be ready.

Don't be late. This is obvious but people show up late to scheduled events. They absolutely hate this. If you can't be on time when you are down the hallway then how will you be on time when your hundreds of miles away from your destination.

On this one, if the shoe fits wear it. Do not have a drugs in your system during the urinanalysis (wiz quiz). Obviously they ain't too big on that either.

When you get done with the week you will need a trainer. One thing iv heard people say is that the smoking area by the cafeteria is Good spot to pick up trainers.

If you have sleep apnea and a CPAP machine make SURE you bring that little SIM card thing that records that you have used it. You will need to be able to prove you have used to the past 30 days. This is no joke. Bring that SIM card thing.

Keep calm. If you start screaming at management you will go home. That's every where you go though.

If you take medicine, whether it's prescription or over the counter, make sure it is not going to be a problem for the DOT physical. If your not sure then do your research.

So that's the list. Its not comprehensive but if people follow this list you will be a lot more likely to get in a truck. Hopfully it helps some folks out. Good luck and God bless!

Posted:  4 years ago

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Prime Trucking school-my experience

Ha ha. Looks like you beat me to the diary. I'm here too. The boy with the GIANT glasses. I'm sure iv seen you around. Good luck.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Buying a truck

There is a article about this on this website. I think Brett wrote it. Look up leasing in the blog section.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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My bags are packed im ready to go. . . .

Good luck

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Blood Sugar/Diabetes?

This might be a bit out there but Apple cider vinegar has been shown in studies to help with blood sugar levels in everyone. It is the most effective in pre diabetics. I think you take it before each meal.

The thing is it has to be vinegar with the "mother" in it. The mother is this cloudiness in it. For more info look it up online.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Backing-up Anxiety

I'm not a trucker yet but I have something that might help.

I would say with time you will get better. I used to dumpster dive at this tool store and the dumpster was right next to the dock so I would see trucks park sometimes. So the first guy I watched was super slow and G.O.A.L several times. He took his time and finally got it in there. It was a tight spot to get in.

The next guy however comes FLYING right past me, pulled right to back into the 90 degree dock on his left and stops. Then he instantly hammered down in reverse and stopped EXACTLY at the dock. Didn't G.O.A.L. This all took Mabey 3 seconds. He hopped out of the truck and I said " Wow dude you are good." He just laughed and said thanks.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Background checks???

I filled out an application and a recruiter called me a week later. That's just my story though.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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You know you're at a bad truck stop when..

If the truck stop needs protection you better the lot lizards have it too!rofl-2.gif

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Coming Soon To Prime: 9/7/15

Lucky you. I was supposed to be going to prime for school that day as well but it got passed back for some various reasons to next month. Mabey You got the spot I opened up. O and by the way I have taken that same bus trip across the Midwest you are describing. Beautiful.

By the off chance you end up in Dallas be alert. Pickpockets ,thieves, scammers. It's best not to leave the station. But if you do you'll have a good story probably.

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