Profile For Danny F.

Danny F.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lititz, PA

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 3 months ago

Danny F.'s Bio

Currently in school to obtain my CDL A. Just turned 40 and looking for a career change. I've owned a restaurant for the last 15 years. Business is slowly dropping and I am ready to make a change. I've always loved driving and traveling.

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Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Eating healthy on the road

Hello everyone it's been awhile since I've been in here. I have been super busy and in my third week training on the road with TMC. I remember Daniel B had a good bit of advice in the healthy eating dept. can you share the link to them plz. Again thank you all who put in the hard work on this site. I was on quite a bit before I decided to pursue life on the road. I am loving it so far.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Medical question

That exact thing happened to me with blood in the urine. and Schneiders Doctors told me to have it checked out immediatley. he said it could be kidney stones or bladder cancer among other things. So i am making an appointment to find out. I hope it is just a false positive. Also it did not have any effect on my passing the DOT urinalisis test.

Did they send you home?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Medical question

Thanks for the replies. I will get my records and take pics so they are in the cloud. That's a great idea. Thank you. G, that is exactly how it went for me. Doc said some people have a trace and it's no cause for concern.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Medical question

Hello all! I have a medical question and hopefully someone can give me some insight. I have traces of blood in my urine. About three years ago I was really sick and the doctor ordered a urinalysis and blood work. They found blood in my urine and he suggested going to urologist for further testing. I got the whole camera up my you kno what and everything looked good and he told me that some people just have traces of blood in their urine and it's nothing to worry about. I got my DOT med card no problem. Doc was satisfied with what I told him I guess. I'm headed to TMC next week and just wondering if they are gonna hassle me about the blood in my urine.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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List of necessary items for orientation and OTR training

Awesome thanks guys!

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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List of necessary items for orientation and OTR training

Hello everyone! I am headed to TMC orientation on Monday the 22! So excited! Is there a list of items I should take with me in here somewhere. Aside from enough weather appropriate clothing and toiletries. Are there any items I should consider.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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TMC here it goes!

This is great!! I am hoping to be there the 29th! Plz keep us posted! A buddy of mine began this week as well so it will be interesting to see the difference in experiences.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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13 speed transmission

Michael, do you drive for TMC?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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13 speed transmission

Thank you for all the insight. Sounds like it will be a breeze. Just was wondering how it all worked. Shifting in a truck is nothing like a four wheeler. I've driven manual all my life so that was quite an adjustment. Michael, I hope they don't put me in an auto. I enjoy shifting and feel like you would have more control?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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13 speed transmission

Hello everyone! Now that I've passed my tests and will most likely be going to TMC for orientation the end of February I'm curious how the thirteen speeds work. We had 10 speed trans in school and took some practice to shift properly. I had a hard time remembering what gear I was in and to push the selector down when I came to a stop in 6th gear. Now the ten speed is a pretty simple concept. 5 low 5 high. So what in asking is how does the thirteen work?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Passed!!

Thank you!!!

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Passed!!

I passed my pretrip back up skills and road test today!!! Want to thank you all for the wealth of knowledge provided on this forum. Now on to my new career! Applied to TMC. Sent them 5 years of w2 forms for employment verification. I am self employed. Now they want to see my corporate returns as well. Just wondering why they won't except my w2 as proof?

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Can't seem to be consistent shifting on the road.

G Instructor says I'm not clutching and matching my speed to gear. I think if I don't get it in right away I panic because I don't want to be out if gear.

OS Thank you so much for the positivity! You are all so very helpful and positive and honest. I am doing my best to try and relax when I get behind the wheel and depending on the instructor I usually am. I have been with 5 different instructors. Most are very patient and relaxed and there are two older guys that are very intimidating and impatient. I do pretty well for the most part and feel pretty confident. Just think I was having a rough one today.

Rainy Thanks for the advice!!

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Can't seem to be consistent shifting on the road.

Today is the beginning of my final week in school. I am scheduled to test out next Tuesday. I have been on the road for a total of 8 hours driving time. Some days I'm am decent at shifting and others I am grinding and missing and just not getting it. Seems like it's getting worse the closer I get to testing. I am super frustrated.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Aced my permit test!

Great job!!

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Hello everyone!!

Thanks Rob! Right back at ya! I will for sure update when possible.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Hello everyone!!

Is anyone on here currently working for TMC?

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Hello everyone!!

Errol!!!! Yes I have been "lurkin" for quite some time!! Haha!! Yes testing to gain my CDL the 19th. Pre-trip, break, and skills. There are a couple smaller local companies hiring. But I'm really interested in TMC.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Nervous really nervous

Yikes!! That is not much time and unfortunate your instructor treated you that way. My advice to you is do your best to relax and stay calm. Keep that truck in gear and watch your trailer. Study your pre-trip over the weekend. I do it on my pick up and pretend it a tractor. Just go through it like you would on a tractor and trailer but in you car. Helps me that way. At any rate just breathe and do your best. Good luck!!

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Nervous really nervous

Hey Steve. How much practice on the road have you had? Is there another instructor that could take you out to practice? If your not confident or comfortable driving in the road they should allow you more time to practice. Are you in private school?

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