Profile For RT2812

RT2812's Info

  • Location:
    Hickory, NC

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 10 months ago

RT2812's Bio

North Carolina at Transtech.

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Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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DOT physical

What to do when you fail the DOT physical,stop attending the trucking school until you can take another one and pass it,then go back?How many times will the school and/or truck company pay for this physical?The the urgent care told me get my blood pressure and diabetes under control through a docter,come back and she would give me a three month certificate.Then my swift recruiter said she cant hire me unless I get a one year long form. Can I go back to the trucking school with a different company and go to see a different DOT doctor?I get a feeling this woman at urgent care does not like me and if I go back there I'll just get more of the same.Thanks for some advice,because I am trying to finish trucking school and this is the second school Ive been to because the first one I was forced to quit the school and take a job to avoid eviction.The instructor would not let me off early enough to do both work and school.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Expedited Trucking Industry?

What is the Expedited Trucking Industry? Expedited Freight? Is this website for Owner/Operators only? I don't see any mention of students or training.Thanks.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Company Reviews: Up to Date?

Are the company reviews on this site up to date? For example, I got a Werner paper application from my school that says their training pay is $450 a week,but on here it says that Werner training pay is $350 a week. Well,which one is it?confused.gif

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Parallel Parking a Tractor-Trailer/Basic Skills Test

How important is the skill of correctly parallel parking a tractor-trailer? What does it prove? It's the only maneuver on my basic skills that I cant seem to get right. Actually, when I am practicing by myself, I have done it correctly a few times. But every time I get tested on it, it's the only one I consistently fail. Straight backing? No problem. Offset? Not a problem.[I have not been tested on the alley dock maneuver, though I have practiced it]. Is this parallel parking only a one time school thing, or is it something that truck drivers in the real world have to do all the time? Well, I just need more practice, that's all. Thanks for any tips you can give me on this most difficult of all backing maneuvers.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers put last???

Well,I looked up Truckers on Wikipedia. That's where I got it from.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers put last???

Is it true,in the trucking industry,that truckers are ALWAYS put last,and if you offend your management they will write you up a FALSE DAC report and RUIN your career FOREVER??? What the....???

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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"Hiring Area" ??

Would someone please explain to me what is meant by "hiring area"? Why do they care where they hire from? What difference does it make to them? Are there certain areas of the country where they make no money? One more question, if I go to CDL school in one state and get my CDL,but then I relocate to the employer's state,do I have to go through this all over again,because they MUST have everything in their STATES name? I mean,why wouldn't my brand new DOT medical card from Florida not be any good in Texas or Tennessee?? Are all the states RIVALS or something,what they cant stand anything from ANOTHER STATE??? It ALL has to be form THEIR state?? What the.....????

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Do you have to become a resident of your employer's state to work for them?

Say,for example that you live in Florida but you want to work for a company that's in Tennessee or Texas, do you have to move to the employers state in order to work for them,or can you work for them while still remaining a resident of your home state?confused.gifconfused.gif I want to remain a resident of Florida,I want it to be my home state.But the company I'm considering is not here,and I don't wanna be a local driver.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers drive non-stop and can only stop for fuel?

Thank you,my friends for setting me straight. I'm just a newbie so thanks for being patient with me.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers drive non-stop and can only stop for fuel?

As a trucker,will you get fired if you stop for dinner or lunch or what if you suddenly have to use the bathroom real bad? You cant stop for anything but fuel? Also,about owning a car.....what,you cant own a car because if you do it will be parked six days a week and you can only drive it for one day a week? whats the use of having one ,then? So you don't need a car because you are always in the truck,but since you are always working you can never stop anywhere except for fuel and where your company tells you to go? Well,what the hell??? Are you ****ing out the window? Another question: Who cares more about the safety regulations, my local government community college CDL school or the trucking companies? Do the trucking companies care more about making money than they do government safety regulations? Will they push you to make more of a profit and just let all the DOT regulations fall on you?

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Why get an endorsement you don't want?

Thanks guys, because what I was thinking was if your employer saw you had the endorsement,and since you did,they might say,okay were gonna make you use it just because you have it and we are telling you to. That's what I don't want to get into with an employer. Of course,I'm so new at this,I don't know if they give truckers a choice or not.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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How to be paid

So percentage pays more than by the mile? Is percentage the max you can make?

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Why get an endorsement you don't want?

If you don't wanna drive doubles and triples,why should you get the endorsement? Especially when you are a new driver,just out of CDL school. It's tough enough just learning how to safely drive a tractor-trailer,so why would I want to drive one with two extra trailers on it? Are you crazy? Does any one understand that doubles and triples can be more dangerous and risky to operate? Well,some of us just don't want that kind of extra risk and responsibility,I don't care if they paid me a million dollars to haul six trailers,ONE is enough for me! Especially being a newbie.Yet you guys are saying,oh,you better get ALL THE ENDORSEMENTS.....but no thanks,I just aint ready for it yet.Besides it's just too risky.I'll be happy to let SOMEONE with more experience handle that endorsement! Yeah,I read my state's CDL manual [Florida] and what it said about doubles and triples did not motivate me to go get the endorsement! As a matter of fact,that darn book scared the crap out of me! You really think I wanna increase my chances of rolling over on a curve? No way! Ha!

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Do trucking companies mean what they say?

Do trucking companies mean what they say when they say No NYC and No Canada? Are they honest about training pay? What is forced dispatch? The dispatch guy is your boss?? Well,I can do dispatch too,ya know!

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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CDL Student needs advice

Hey there, well I'm in CDL Class A school,and man,I am lovin it! I'm motivated,excited,sometimes anxious,but mostly thrilled to be learning how to drive a tractor-trailor! I'm actually beginning to get a feel for this big thing and wow! The only thing is,my instructor keeps putting me in a 35 year old dinosaur cabover,he said cause I'm so big and tall,well,I guess I need to be able to drive any truck,new or old,huh? I wonder,do any of these trucking companies keep old jalopy trucks on their fleet? I hope not. Anyways,I have two years experience for driving a school bus in Virginia,and three years experience driving a straight truck for a wholesale hardware company that has since gone out of business.I used to have a route going to Virginia/North Carolina every week and driving that truck was the job I liked best,out of all the gazillion jobs I've had since age 18,I loved that truck job the best! I just wonder,how do the trucking companies try to rip off student drivers? My CDL school is a public college and I'm blessed to going for free! In my personal life,I have a strict no debt policy,and i wont let these companies sell me into a ton a debt.But I wonder,my training doesn't end after I graduate CDL School? Why? And tell me,is 13 cents a mile for training typical or a rip off? Some companies say $400 or $350 a week for training,and others are saying 13 cents a mile? Why do the truck companies like to pay you in PENNIES??? Why are'nt they saying,like,a dollar a mile? Ha! Can ya tell I'm a green horn? But really now....PENNIES per mile? Why not QUARTERS per mile? Thanks for your help.Yahoo! I'm a gonna drive a big truck! ha! ha!

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