Profile For Unflappable and Relentlessly Optimistic

Unflappable and Relentlessly Optimistic 's Info

  • Location:
    Addison, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 2 months ago

Unflappable and Relentlessly Optimistic 's Bio

I'm 25 years old, and I was born and raised in the Atlanta Area. Now I live in the Dallas area. I moved to Dallas, Texas from Rochester, NY because my company promoted me to being a student driver trainer for a sweet dedicated account out of Laredo TX but needs trainers based out of Dallas near the terminal. I have driven dryvan, reefer, hazmat, and fuel tankers (gasoline and diesel) and motor coaches for a total of about 400,000 safe miles

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Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Need help and input for an aunt's eyes

I don't understand that at all, because any cdl requires a dot physical, whether it is class A or class B. I think if she can get a class B, she should be able to go to school for a class A.

Someone jump in here if I'm wrong.

Thanks! I thought so too something just didnt make sense about what they told her.. She has to pass the test by covering one eye but she can't do that with one eye.. I think that's why they said no.. She needs the one eye to read with the other.. If that makes sense

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

Pascal Truck Lines/PTL Praise The Lord!! Ya showed up..

Werner (my company) Nerner or Weiner lol

Swift Swing Wide Its Fifty Three Sure Wished I Finished Training Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking

Swift backwards Two Fu**in Idiots Wrecking Stuff

That's all i have but the other ones were hilarious!

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Need help and input for an aunt's eyes

Hey all I have an aunt who wants to be a trucker and she tried going to a school for it but they said she can't get a class A cuz of her eyes but could get a class B.. Can someone explain this to me? I know she really wants to be a trucker and I was wondering if there was maybe a way for her to get her class A another way?

Any input or suggestions are appreciated!! Thanks in advance and be safe y'all!!

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Almost Finished With Training!!

Btw, good luck with your phase two training!!

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Almost Finished With Training!!

I am glad everything is working out! I just moved on to Phase 2 with Schneider. I meet my TE ON Monday. I bet you will be glad to be home a few days😁

Thanks!! Sorry it took so long to get back with you. Went home, got the wife and 5 days off then took her with me then did a dollar general load and got switched to best buy out of Findlay Ohio. I like that a lot better! Its no touch freight and a lot easier backing!!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Almost Finished With Training!!

Hey all its been a long time sunce ive posted here. (Since mid-August I think.)

Ok so I got my cdl class A July 31st in Rochester,NY. I went back to Knight after I got my cdl. It was between Knight and Werner. Knight turned out to be a mistake.. So I left. I'm glad I learned my lesson. Basically, I should have gone with Werner and not gone back to Knights. And that's all I'm gonna say about it. Both are great companies. I have nothing bad to say about either one. So after I left Knight I went to Werner's orientation the next day in Allentown PA. After orientation our class got 3 rental cars and got transferred to Indianapolis Indiana and Springfield Ohio to wait for trainers. I started out otr and changed my mind to Dollar General Dedicated. It's a lot more money and home every week, but its a lot more work because you have to unload all of your own trailers and you go to 3-5 stores every trailer. Its great home time and money but you have to want to work hard. Im gonna run in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, and Southern Maine. Im gonna be dispatched out of Bethel, PA. Tomorrow is my last day on my trainer's truck!! I'm super excited!!! Next I'm going to the company headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska for some additional training. (Not everyone does this. It's special circumstances but its gonna help me be a better driver.) After I pass the additional training they are gonna promote me in Omaha Nebraska to a qualified driver and assign me my own truck and dispatch me some loads to go to an orientation in Bethel, PA. Then after that I'll finally be able to go home before going on my own for much needed r&r!! I've not been home since August 18th.

Until next time, be safe y'all!!!

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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My CDL Road Test

Congratulations! Let us know how it goes over at Knight! What division are you going into?

Thanks!! Sorry it took me forever to get back to you, I have been busy getting things figured out. Lol OK so I'm actually going to Knight and I'm leaving earlier than the 23rd. I was originally going to do regional dryvan out of Carlisle PA but I found out there is a 2 1/2 month waiting list for trainers out of Carlisle. So I called Werner to do a dedicated account but I found out that Knight could run me out of Columbus Ohio as an otr refrigerated driver and have me leave out on the 9th of August and start orientation on the 10th so that's the option I sent with.

(I did call werner back and apologized to them and informed them that I had a better offer so they could take my name off the list and give my spot to someone else to tie up loose ends and be responsible and respectful.)

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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My CDL Road Test

I passed my road test!! I was allowed to get up to 50 points taken off and I had 25 points deducted. Now I'm gonna go to Knight Transportation on the 23rd of August.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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My CDL Road Test

Well today is the day!! I take my CDL road test in Auburn, NY at Nelson and Seminary. I am excited and confident, and still shaking off the nerves. I test at 3pm. There are two guys from school testing ahead of me today. The first guy is at 1 pm and the next guy is at 2 pm then I'm at 3 pm. I'm gonna pass; no doubt about it!!! I'll keep you updated!

That's all for now:)

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Finding a training program close to my,nj,ct and p.a

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Trying to find a company sponsored program close (or close enough to ny).. tried paying for training out of pocket but the classes are just an hour and they keep telling me that the automatic tractor is easier but I want to learn on the stick...any advice would be appreciated. .thanks

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Hi, l financed at Smith and Solomon at the Linden, NJ campus. I re-tested 4 times without extra pay. Financing is another option.

Where are you willing to go? There are a few good schools in upstate NY, and I think that there might be a Sage Trucking school or something similar nearby. Also you could try looking into college campuses that offer a CDL course. They might except pell grant and other financial aid be more flexible in the learning curve, and possibly offer housing and/or meals.

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