Profile For Jason C.

Jason C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Paducah , KY

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 12 months ago

Jason C.'s Bio

Local Driver for HT Hackney.

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Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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What is the Latest View on E-Logs?

LIke it, but like you guys hate the 14 hour rule. And that 30 min break after 8 hours can get annoying sometimes. I take it when i know its convenient on my route. To many times stuck on an on ramp waitin for my 30 to be up.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Military Veteran Options?

The VA payed for 100% of my schooling and sent me a stipend as well. I know roehl has a good veteran program.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Truck stop parking: Why are some people just stupid?

I was sitting at a pilot in Mt Vernon IL today and I watched 5-6 guys get mad because they had to wait for somebody to back into a spot. My thing was come on down the road your gonna be that guy backin in a spot and peoplw are gonna be waitimg on you. So many egos out there. I dont care how long you have driven a rig it only takes one mistake to screw it all up. Get ****y and get a ticket or even worse a wreck.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Local Vs OTR experience?

I agree

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Advice for a rookie solo driver?

Ive got 1 year under my belt. Thats the best advice I ever heeded to. Because everyday something is gonna happen and that can make or break you

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Advice for a rookie solo driver?

Dont lose your cool and panic because that will make things worse. Just stop and say I got this and do what you have to do to get the job done lol.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Rookie truck drivers, what would YOU do? #2

I would deliver it. Theres already a load preplanned for you and I also think the temperture would hold out until you arrived. You can get the reefer fixed afterwards.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Local Vs OTR experience?

Driving local has I feel made me a better driver than I believe that OTR would have. For the simple fact that its a lot of city driving. I unload my trailer daily as well which keeps me in shape. If you was to go from OTR droppin and hookin to Local unloading of your trailer it would be a shock I think because u arent used to it Just as Local to OTR would be a shock because its just a lot of driving without alot of outside movement. Anyway, any opinions?

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Local routes

I drive local for HT Hackney out of Paducah KY. I get overtime after 40 hours and usually pull between 50-55 hours a week. Alot of window time and early mornings but I love it. Cant beat getting to drive all day and being home every evening. Best of both worlds.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Looking to drive for Coca Cola in Mass. Need to get CDL... Need some Advice.

Good luck! I just got hired by Pepsi. Get that CDL and you will be set. And 160 hours is what you need. Why wont coke get it for you?

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Pepsi Local!

Well after much thought and a long break I have decided to go with Pepsi Mid America locally. I've missed TT but I needed to take a break and decide what I wanted to do. I'm officially hired at Pepsi and I start the 29th. They drive 43' trailers so its a little shorter lol. Has anyone worked for pepsi or coke?

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Dreams (or nightmares) about double clutching

Its actually pretty basic. You will get the hang of it in no time, practice and repitition.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Its Official!

Since April 1, I have attented everyday of school and put my all into learning all that I could and it payed off today, I passed my test and now have that coveted CDL. It was a little stressful but failure wasn't an option. Gonna take some time to get things in order and see what happens. I'm ready to go for Roehl, just gotta call and set up my orientation date. What a journey.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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TMC

They have good benefits and a good program like most companies, but they have a good hometime plan that's very well suited for drivers with families. Its like a lot of companies could care less about getting you home to you family, but rail seems very family oriented and offers a few more ways to get u home more. Plus I'm a veteran and they have an outstanding apprenticeship program.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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TMC

I hope it all works out for you. I got my prehire letter from Roehl today finally, that was who I have been wanting to go with for the longest. Talked to the recruiter and Im golden, got a final approval for employment today, shes gonna call me tommorrow to get everything started. I had to choose between TMC or Roehl and Roehl it is. Im gonna call Gus tommorrow and let him know, I told him I wasnt for sure yet anyway. Just dont wanna be held down to striclty flatbedding right now, want a good company with different options. But I will drive with TMC one day hopefully. Cant wait to see how it goes for ya if you update about it. Ill be following along!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Sometimes I really miss the open road

I say do what makes you happy. Good luck!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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4th Week Update!

Wow, what a month of training can do for you. I came uneducated and unknowing of a truck and its ins and outs and now I feel like its second nature. My backing is much improved, i wasnt quite where I wanted to be on my offsets, but I just kept at it and now Im golden. Just the littlest turn of the wheel matters. My favorite part is driving in the afternoon, cant wait to get in and go on out little mini journeys lol. I cant wait to get into this industry. I know that I am made for it, I would say that the 8 years spent in the marines has set me up for the life of a trucker. I have made my final decision to go with Roehl. I was leaning towards TMC but then I finally got my prehire from Roehl and talked to my recruiter and knew that I wanted to go with them. I mean TMC is a great company, but they are 1 dimensional to me and I dont like that aspect really. I can be trained and do the work, thats no problem. Being a first year driver I want to have more opportunities with a company than just strictly flatbedding. Get out there, learn the ropes and the life and get my skills up and drive safe, then move in to something different. Im just excited to have come this far. I test out May 8th, and I know with all the practice that Im going to pass, but Im not over confident, I know one rollback on a hill or the minor mistakes can catch up to ya. Its been a awesome 4 weeks!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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One and done :-)

Congratulations!!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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TMC

I'm approved and ready to go to TMC June 3rd. Not putting anything in stone right now though unfortunately. Still got stuff to handle with the VA but hopefully I can start orientation then. Was your recruiter Gus, just curious.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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TruckingTruth.com listing in Google searches

Well deserved!

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