Profile For Spencer Hastings

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    chicopee, MA

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    Company Driver In Training

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    4 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Made a mistake

Hey i made a mistake and bumped a dumpster comming around a corner of a building. I did damage only ro my truck will this end up on my dac? Thanks guys for all u do

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Truck tires

Dont make a difrence for us but what about DOT lol

As long as it's the same size and type (radial/ bias ply) it shouldn't make a difference. A tire is a tire, it won't care which wheel/position it is in.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Truck tires

So i had a blowout on one of my drive tires man this sucks but my company is putting a steer tire on it . They tell me u can. But can u really put a steer on ur drives? Thanks u guys

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Truck repairs

Hey thanks man i by passed it to see and she starts right up so the switch it is. Thanks for ur help

The clutch switch is a pretty common thing that will act up on Cascadia models. Cavity C of the clutch switch is the common ground. Cavity A is the start enable wire 15k. Just try jumping those 2 next time truck will not start, if truck will start, then that means your clutch switch is bad. If you have to replace clutch switch, you will have to remove the 4 torx screws on the outside firewall and pull clutch pedal thru the exterior hole there, to gain access to replace the clutch switch.

Read more: http://www.justanswer.com/medium-and-heavy-truck/7l29o-possible-clutch-safety-switch-issue-intermittent.html#ixzz41xGjvBcO

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Truck repairs

I have a fraightliner cascadia dd15 . 2012 i know this is a change in subject but i cant find a answer from anywhere i need a new chuch saftey switch but wasnt sure how to put it in i know u have too take the 4 torx screws out under the hood. But more of when i pop those off how do i do it is it hard any info would help tools needed anything thanks.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Prime inc upgrate

Getting ready to go upgrate to go solo. I have desided to go company but from what i hear to upgrate u have to blind side park with the simulator thia worries me because i am and always have been shown sight side unless u have to blind also im not very good with the simulators. Can anyone that has recently upgrated with prime gove me some helpful advice. If this is true, thanks

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Prime lease

Hello i am getting ready to upgrade with prime and im undecided on if i wanna run company after training or lease . Now i am not looking for the usual ur an idiot if u lease . Im looking for anyone company or lease for prime that can tell me what its like and advice on it how it works anything u can tell me that will help thanks.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Prime inc

Sorry i have hd a very busy few days So day 2 started with cbts and smith system and the skils test on the simulater i hated it lol but i did something right i got a 94% i couldnt look in the right screen made me dizzy also never floated gears but with the simulater thats the easiest way.

Day 3 started off with a litter mor cbts a benifits class and a class on qualcome and the safty featurs prime has lane sensor sensor for rollovers and a lot more. Then lunch then i had a meeting with a fleep manager about fuel and how things work then one with the maintance guy about auper singles and what too look for their a littler difrent then duels found out i got cleared today so tomarow o should find out who my trainer and fleet manager is .

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Prime inc

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Just a update their was a change of plans and i ended up at prime inc in Pennsylvania so far so good day one down i have my licence so just have to do 40.000 miles with a trainer then a upgrate. Today was boring paper paper and more paper drug test physical and aome cbt tomaro is smith system cbt and simulaters . Any advice from my fellow prime guys on the simulaters never used them before.? Thanks thats it for today day one down 13 people in my group and still have 13 looks like wegot a good group

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When it comes to the simulator... its not like a truck. it makes some people dizzy because theres no real motion and the angles on the side are kind of weird. When backing it reacts very quick, make small turns of the wheel.

the depth perception isnt great either.

I believe since you havent been with a trainer yet youll get a list of tasks you have to complete such as shifting, turning, stopping, downshifting etc.

if you see an animal step on the fuel they literally would rather you speed up than slam on the brakes when it comes to hitting an animal on it. If it says your on an decline the jake is stronger than most jokes and will slow you down a lot, if you even need to use it.

It basically just sees if youre getting the basic concepts down.

Now its really all simple and not a big deal at all, make sure you dont call it a video game!

Thanks i will put a post up about it and my run with the simulater later on tonight thanks

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Upgrade to solo driver at prime

You in Pennsylvania?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Prime inc

Just a update their was a change of plans and i ended up at prime inc in Pennsylvania so far so good day one down i have my licence so just have to do 40.000 miles with a trainer then a upgrate. Today was boring paper paper and more paper drug test physical and aome cbt tomaro is smith system cbt and simulaters . Any advice from my fellow prime guys on the simulaters never used them before.? Thanks thats it for today day one down 13 people in my group and still have 13 looks like wegot a good group

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider intermodal training

Day 3

Today we met our TE's (training engineers),they started by going over our log books making sure we've been doing them right ... Went outside did a pre trip on the tractor, then we went over the Qualcomm to find out our daily assignment ,went to the railyard to get registered after all that was done headed back to the yard for lunch ..

After lunch they wanted us to do more CBT's or some of the people went back out with the TE to work on backing or taking a drive. That was day 3 in a nut shell

Thanks as you know weve been talking a little wile now this is gery helpful as im about to head out to chicago for schnieder 3 week taining for intermodal good luck keep in touch im sure i will see you out there real soon

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider national .intermodal

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Hey bud, are you going to the Springfield location ? local or regional ? I have a mentor at Schneider I've been talking to and his best friend is suppose to call me later with more info cause I applied for the position in Springfield Ma

chris

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Hey im going to springfield regionall.

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That is what im doing as well, I start aug 10th

Well when i set up my oriantation my ruucruiter told me their was one two spots for this job. Private massage me?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider national .intermodal

Hey bud, are you going to the Springfield location ? local or regional ? I have a mentor at Schneider I've been talking to and his best friend is suppose to call me later with more info cause I applied for the position in Springfield Ma

chris

Hey im going to springfield regionall.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider national .intermodal

You didn't look very hard. :) http://schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/driving-opportunities/intermodal

Spread neck i saw that thank you im looking for a achual like training diary type deal if u no what i mean but thank you

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider national .intermodal

So here i am posting again i have landed my self my first flight out to chicago il. To training im looking for any and all info on schneider intermodal whats difrent from regular training why is it in chicago. And the big one what is it like to go out with the te (training engineer) in chicago. And info couodnt find much for schneiders intermodal online hope zomeone can help. Also i leave the 2nd oriantation is the 3rd of august thanks

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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I passed my test !!!!! : )

okay so it has been a wile sence i have posted on here . but i have PASSED MY CDL TEST i passed about a month ago. i have also at the same time desided to accsept what schneider national has offered me . they had to oppenings for intermodal so i took one of them and i am leaving for chicago il on the 1st or 2nd with orriantation starting on the 3rd of august and i am taking a plane for the first time in my life lol beats the bus though lol but i just wanted to give everyone a update on what is going on this had been a long hard jurney with lots of work involved. but now its like its all begining again . i am a little nervus but very very exsited to get my carreer started at the same time . i am going to do a training diary but im not sure if i will be able to do it as i go or when i get back but there will be one . well this is all for now wish me luck as i start this jurney to a transision from a machine opperator to a truck driver.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Passed my cdl road test

Okay so now i have made one of my biggesest acomplishment of my life got my cdl now i have a road test with a local company. Nervouse though because every truck is difrent im afraid im going to screw up with shifting . Can anyone help me advice tips hits. Anhthing thanks guys

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Question for the experienced drivers

Man you guys keep putting down my beloved NE. Ok so the roads are a little bumpy. And you can hardly find parking anywhere. And all the streets are cramped and hard to maneuver in. And the other drivers are rude and reckless. But what's not to love! We have a all four seasons. We've got mountains and plains and ocean and cities. And the best part is since is has a huge population density the freight will always be there. Don't be afraid of taking a NE dedicated. You're already a M******* so you fit right in lol. Good luck

Everyone puts down our neloved ne cause they wernt born here but if u want my opinion. Im getting in this buisness for a challange i work as a machine opp and get bored quick with all these jobs the way i look at it ne +plus tight and conjested roads =challanges . Thats what i want ao thats what we get for being m#%$£%##! Lol

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Question for the experienced drivers

Yeah the roads suck in NE, but if your born and raised there like I was it's all good. It adds to the beauty of the area.

Spencer, I worked in Ludlow for a total of 16 years, are you attending United Tractor Trailer School? I was planning on attending this summer, but my plans changed. Staying in MO. They seem like good people at the school.

Good luck and drive safe!

Wow i live right up the road i live in chicopee and yest i did go to united but i been driving from here to virginia all my life as a four wheeler born and raised in mass it is tight but it is home.

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