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    9 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Having trouble shifting

Remember the finger snaps in the Adams Family theme? Bum ba da dum, snap snap. The timing is perfect in regards to shifting and working the clutch. Try it out and see if you like it.

That's how I was taught to time my shifts when I went to school for my CDL, and that was almost 25 years ago. Worked well for me.

Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Best Team Miles?

The wife and I are looking into doing teamwork. I have 20 years experience driving truck, but haven't had my CDL for a little over 12 years. My wife is about to start her CDL training at a local school. We should both be road ready in a couple of months.

There are a few things we are looking for in a company and was hoping someone here could help.

1) Will allow me to train my wife. (Being I have no recent exp. - probably after my own refresher training is completed)

2) Will give us as many miles as we could drive. (Looking for at least 5500 miles per week - prefer coast to coast/long haul)

3) Decent pay scale. (With no recent exp and the wife having none, I don't expect top pay)

4) Newer equipment with "team friendly" sleepers. (We don't want to live in a shoe box - 80" - 86" sleeper minimum)

5) My preference would be tanker, but dry box or reefer are okay. (I drove dry box and reefer - local, line haul and otr)

Home time is not important, the truck will be home. We currently live in NY state, but have no obligations here. We have clean criminal and driving records. Basically, we just want a decent company that gives you all the miles you can handle and doesn't try to take advantage of you.

I know it's a pretty tall order, but any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance, Paolo

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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As long as you can pass your DOT physical, background checks and have a decent driving record, there's a job in this industry that can fit anyone's needs/lifestyle - regardless of their age, sex, marital status... You just have to get your experience before a lot of those doors will open up for you. No, 35 is not too old.

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