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Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Make a Rookie feel better?

Thanks oldschool, that helped. I may be the talk of the bunch with my wide turns, but I'll be damned if my trailer ends up in the ditch or hits something. I'll just keep taking it slow until I figure how to identify my turns better. When in doubt, swing it out lol.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Make a Rookie feel better?

Thanks Jeff, yeah its more so gears 3-5 on an in/de cline with me weighing 78k. You have to be quick. Its all about speed and rpms but the weight seems to through a cure into things. I haven't yet mastered my lower gears. I mean I can double clutch, float, through all my gears. But sometimes if I lose a lower gear, I'll check my speed, put my rps where they need to be and... Nothing but good ol' grindage lol

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Make a Rookie feel better?

Rough day, 3rd load since finishing up training with Schneider. Running south last night and north today on US 25 E from Kentucky ➡ Tennessee and back again. I don't think there is a straight patch of land on that road lol. Up n down, swing to your right, swing to your left(repeat). Carrying 40k, it was sure tough. I swear they put stop lights intentionally on an incline -_-. I don't know how many gears I missed and had to recover. But I made it through safe and legal. About the only thing amazing about it was the scenery, because my driving sucked!! What a beautiful stretch of land. Things have to get easier right? I can't be the only one out there. I definitely enjoy the job, must of prepared for a year. Let me tell ya, no amount of reading can prepare you for this journey.

Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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PASSED MY EXAM!

Congrats!!

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Background and driving record

I was hired by Schneider and I can only tell you what I know from that experience. They used HireRight, my MVR's(3 different states) came back as soon as they put the request in. My background check came in the next business day. I looked at the emails from HireRight just a second ago and it advised that average turn-around-time for court records is 2days as far as it goes for criminal. If it is taking longer then this, there can many factors or reasons including the recruiter taking there sweet time! So I wouldn't worry much about it and if your starting to get concerned, just reach out to the recruiter to check up! GL, hope all goes well!!!

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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3 Time Looser, CDL, Can't get chance. Any ideas?

I had a buddy get hired right off of parole with Transam... Another get Hired with May Trucking and his felony conviction was 3 years ago... Keep your head up and keep on trying! GL!

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Can I still get my cdl and find a job

Hey Donald, no one on the internet can give you a for sure YES YOU CAN GET A JOB WITH YOUR BACKGROUND. If any person in a forum told you so, welp they don't know what they are talking about. The only reason I say this is because every company is different, and they consider all cases on a case-by-case scenario. I would normally say that with it being so recent, you going to have a tough break unless you wait another 2-5 years. However, companies are hiring like crazy all over the place. The only thing you need to do is reach out to them and talk to the recruiters. As long as you are completely upfront with all your information and do not hold back any information, they can usually tell you if they can work with you or not. I will tell you that you will not have the "pick-of-the-litter" when it comes the companies, but get some experience in, and you will see some doors open up. Now get some numbers and make some calls bud. GL!!!

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Swift Pays Minimum Wage During Training With Trainer

Yup, they gave us the same information at our school as well. I know it sounds crazy, but you will make out with between 4-500 a week during training. I know that doesn't sound like a whole lot, but it's not the worst either. GL!

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Why not provide a secure site for our applications?

Looking good for me :)

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Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Not new but good info

:)

I'm glad you didn't take it the wrong way. In all actuality I support the whole pro-pot movement and legalization. I don't have any problems with weed or anyone that does it. But I have to be damn honest with myself and others that would think they can live that lifestyle and drive one of these trucks. I put weed down many years ago because it just didn't fit in with my life anymore. But that's not to say other's can't make it work for their life, just stay WAY away from trucking or any other jobs that not only puts yourself but others lives in jeopardy based off decisions your stoned a## would have to make in a matter seconds.

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