Profile For Ken S.

Ken S.'s Info

  • Location:
    live oak, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

Ken S.'s Bio

ok here's my bio,upstate ny farm boy{dairy,crop}army vet,auto/truck mechanic,still like to farm when i can 2 girls all grown up 1 wife ,chickens rabbit dogs cats birds tryin to buy the place as we speak

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Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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First two weks solo

thanks paul i'll do my best right now I just want to keep going and stay focused and get paid ,,,,and not hit anything

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ok guys/gals hers my first two wk summary as well as remembered;left house al teary eyed Monday pick up split at Jacksonville dropyard didn't know what bb meant[bill box] time wasted arrived at first opt on time sat 3 hrs to unload off and running Jessup ga to Conway ar paked with 1 min on clock,from there to st louis ill,ky,oh,in,ky,oh ill,ky etc etc got turned away w/load that was 4 dys late cuz it sat at yard for a week,meet some really cool people I straight up told'm i'm new first time solo,etc .I just was smiling,polite,asked questions everyone I meet out there was super,sat for hrs,parked in strange places,only problem is with clock management,understanding quelcom jebberish,fleet mgr awesome got extra 50$in pay check for on time delives,and trying to be through no big mistakes this wk.but am going back to a dollar acct that keeps me closer to home[fl.al.ga so miss]more work but home more i'm not a otr're nope not me

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I remember those first few times I had to tell people it was my first couple weeks on the job. That's when I found out how many helpful and friendly people work out here.

Good luck with the Dollar account. Do yourself a favor and GOAL more than you think you need to. It might save your butt. Keep us posted on how that goes.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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First two weks solo

ok guys/gals hers my first two wk summary as well as remembered;left house al teary eyed Monday pick up split at Jacksonville dropyard didn't know what bb meant[bill box] time wasted arrived at first opt on time sat 3 hrs to unload off and running Jessup ga to Conway ar paked with 1 min on clock,from there to st louis ill,ky,oh,in,ky,oh ill,ky etc etc got turned away w/load that was 4 dys late cuz it sat at yard for a week,meet some really cool people I straight up told'm i'm new first time solo,etc .I just was smiling,polite,asked questions everyone I meet out there was super,sat for hrs,parked in strange places,only problem is with clock management,understanding quelcom jebberish,fleet mgr awesome got extra 50$in pay check for on time delives,and trying to be through no big mistakes this wk.but am going back to a dollar acct that keeps me closer to home[fl.al.ga so miss]more work but home more i'm not a otr're nope not me

Posted:  3 years ago

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Such a long journey

Well folks it's done/Just getting st rated got off my trainers truck on my 50th b- day none the less finished all my cbt's skills tested get my truck tomorrow going 48 state for starters thanks to t/t and everyone's input ya'll are awesome

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Made it in

yes top bunk sleeping his bed was nasty and stunk he also developed a rash, go figure

I believe it's illegal to be in the to bunk while driving. But Ken doesn't mention this.

There are restraints (a big net you pull over you) for the bottom bunk. I had no problem sleeping while the trainer was driving.

I did have a dream that the load was in seats of a Ferris Wheel, and the ride was so bumpy the stuff was failing out. I tried to catch the stuff and put it back on the Wheel.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Made it in

I put in for a leave of absence plan on talking to werner [my employer ] on mon to try and figure this out did not realize being thrown around like a rag doll then having to drive is reallywhat i'm looking for ,,,that's all i'm trying to say sir old school,i love the driving,backing in crazy tight spots learned something new each day just can't figure out how to sleep while bouncing I mean moving down the road

Ken, I'm totally confused!

Your comments sound to me like you figured out a way to get out of the trucking business. Am I understanding you correctly? You quit - got off your trainer's truck, and now you're looking for advice.

Oh friend, if I'm reading you correctly, you didn't make it in - you got out.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Made it in

well folks I made into the trucking biz,went two weeks out with my trainer [o/o]drove a kw t680 10spd logged almost 8 full days bell to bell all over FL on a home depot acct things were looking good until I had to sleep while the trucks rollin down I75@70*mph then drive all day trying not to get the sleepy nod did not feel safe the last time it happen,first was 3 hrs sleep then drove from GA to Miami and back was not gonna happen again got of truck called my liaison now home wondering what next maybe local? filled out app with ccc any thouhts .....anyone

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Finally done

finally done passed my final one and done average 95.90 total headed to werner on the 20th any advice anybody

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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The last week

so I've made it to my last few days at roadmasters j-ville fl,alls well and as expected pre-trip pre-trip and pre-trip again and again lots of pad time not as much road time as i'd like but whatcha goona do.got pulled into the office with two other class mates told that they'd been watching us from day one [good attitudes, on time ,class participation,pad,driving etc etc ,anyway we are now in werners preferred drivers program,kinda like the deans list only with more bennies pretty flipp'in cool a real confidence booster look forward to seeing where this road takes me after graduation LORD willing I hope and pray to be in orientation the week of the 18th april thanks to all for everything posted ken

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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One week down

just finished week one at roadmasters j-ville fl wow brain a little cooked,logs and re-caps pre-trips over and over,i been on the pad with the other classes when not doing nothing I can not believe how others just don't seem to take this seriously we've lost over half our class and some from other classes just don't seem to care or just think it'll happen,i've seen many people today all upset they didn't pass but when I watch them they drive like they had no instruction at all then you listen to the instructors and they say some just think they'll just pass,,,,really wow

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Day 3 road masters

I don't think I want a auto right-away i'm not sure

Yes Werner has autos, I'm in one now. They are buying a whole bunch more this year. They are looking at half their fleet being auto by the end of this year and in the next year or so after that, they are looking to get that number up to 80%.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Day 3 road masters

all e-treads done,tested out,pee tested.everyone else has to study for permit tests Thursday,got to do at least 3 pre trips todaysend out apps tomorrow., log books etc now we're getting somewhere oh yea does werner have autos it's just I herad nobody at school knows for sure ,,but they are calling ken

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Finally going

well folks the time is here I head out to roadmasters in j-ville fl on Monday.i have apps and calls out to werner,they called first,melton,star,covent jb,and still going,will try to keep y'all posted thanks for everything

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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DOT pyhsical bomb out today

so I've been talking with Roehl,got my letters called Comply First to set up apt,got the day off work went to Syracuse ny close to 2 hr drive did all my stuff in walks DR DREGE going over my history and dang near comes unglued apparently on my first exam with my doc he put CVA I had a couple off TIA'S which are like strokes but could fine nothing to no avail I am currently on meds.basically blood thinners and low dose asprin.she started mumbling something about a five year waiting list????? its been over a1 1/2 no symptoms.my first exam is only good for a year then review, How can one say ok and the other shut me down its the same FMC law????? any thoughts

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Questions To Ask A Recruiter

ok so as some know i'm in the process of getting my stuff in order so I can quit my profession of close to 30 yrs, go to Roehl training obtain my cdl. I have a interview @11:30 tomorrow what kind of questions do I ask? HELP!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Raised on a dairy/crop farm.us army 63b/h8[light-wheeled veh mechanic/recovery specialist.auto mechanic almost 30yrs can't wait to get going girls all grown house squared away wife good should be sept/oct

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

So got some of my stuff together... talked to megan from roehl she said she'll be doing my dmv checks then get back to me,she was a bit surprised that most of my stuff was in order,also told me i would be going to the appleton school and be training for van,regional,gold zone cuz' of my hiring area its all cool with me pays more,going over to a nearby town this weekend and talk to another roehl driver whos home this weekend,now gott'a get this house ready for winter

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

Gary just say thanks for advice on finger prints and such,gotta remember to keep pushing on even though i cant start till after oct,i'll try to keep up,hey matt roehl still looks good don't it,but gary i filled out the app got a e-mail do i keep calling or wait till things get straighten out at home,or just say sign me up ugh!

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Pondering Trucking

Well cindy you came to the right spot, read through this site,between becoming a trucker,the blogs,and highroad training i have found no better,it has helped me alot ,i have my cdl pemitt,and has helped narrow down my choices for schooling i am partial to roehl,but please gather all you can,look at all possibilities. ken

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Trucking Takes Commitment

While having not read the other persons remarks it seems to me that there's some sort of entitlement thinking going on where everybody makes the team nobody has to sit on the sidelines and maybe not play,most of us [from what i've read] have to work for what we want,and when we get it,it feels good because we EARNED it,i myself will keep on working for that chance to play on the open road ,the time wiil come i can almost taste it,ken

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Millis Transfer driving school

Me too matt every conversation i have with the wife always has roehl in it,she say's that is where i should go,mills or/even maverick are a close 2nd/3rd lets see what the others have to say

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