Comments By hamrhed12

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Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Rookie mistake

Yes, you were lucky, but there's an old saying: "I'd rather be lucky than good." Why? Because nobody, rookie or seasoned professional, is so good they never make a mistake. The trick is not to keep making the same mistake and keep learning! (I know. Easy for me to say!)

Okay, so you started your new "adventure" the week of February 4, as I recall. Have you been back home yet? And, how do you like team driving?

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Final Decision

Covenant Transport wins the booby prize (me)!

I'll be riding the dog next weekend to Chattanooga, TN, and probably won't see home again for at least 7 weeks. Pray if you got 'em. I know I will.

Seriously though, I feel very confident about this choice...seems to be a very good fit.

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider National

That's just the problem, Brett; I've already developed a "grand scheme", and it's clouding my judgement. If these three companies could be fused together into one, it would be my 'Stairway to Heaven', but nothing is that perfect or easy.

Being a long term planner is a curse!

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider National

I now have a conditional job offer from Schneider pending the outcome of a new DOT physical and drug screen.

With three serious job offers on my plate, I have a tough decision to make. The three put together encompass everything I want; individually, each has a con or two.

Quite a change in fortune from 8 short weeks ago, however!!

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Backing to within the 18inch stop area-test tomorrow-help

Guy will probably chime in later, but I'll take a crack at it.

The only drill where we had to stop like that was the alley dock. There were hash marks on the pad leading to the cones that formed the alley. We stopped with our rear drive tires between the fourth and fifth hash mark out from the drivers side front cone. The rear trailer bumper would be square over the middle of that 18" box every time.

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider National

Hamrhed...do you want to know the Sad thing about your whole scenario ??? You have all that education that no one wants.....and now your going into an industry....that the Government has called "UNSKILLED LABOR"...wtf.gifwtf-2.gif

And don't you know I was thinking about that the whole time I was sweating the skills test! Like, what kind of moron flunks a skills test for a job designated as unskilled labor?! I know it's probably happened to better people, but fortunately Providence spared me that humiliation!

And, thanks Jhill. Interestingly enough, I just had a call from another carrier wanting to do a future "formal" phone interview. Guess it isn't that unique after all.

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider National

Do you know what I find totally weird and awesome at the same time? I have a bachelor's degree in finance, an A.S. in paralegal studies specializing in probate law, 27 years experience in the banking industry, and nobody gives a @#$%.

Now, I get this CDL-A with a hazmat endorsement and my phone won't quit ringing!

I have to say, I'm astounded!!!

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider National

There were a couple of guys who drive for Schneider who posted regularly on the old forum, and I haven't seen anything from them since we switched. MD64 and JakeCat, where are you???

Anyone else here drive for Schneider? They just called and want to do a telephone interview with me on Thursday. I want to know if anyone has been through that with a trucking company before?

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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HAZMAT Practice Exam

Yep. That's the one I'm signed on with. I visited the campus, talked with instructors, students and other staff. Toured the facility and checked out the equipment. They made it too easy for me to decide. They even did all of my VA paperwork and filed it for me.

It's roughly a 4 hour drive, mostly interstate so not too bad at all. Right now my plans are to stay at NAS Jax Sunday through Friday and come home on the weekends as long as there is no instruction scheduled.

There's a private school (TDI) much closer, in Milton, but I felt the program at Florida Tech was way superior so to me the drive is worth it.

Glad to have met someone on Trucking Truth from my area (well, sort of).

You graduated already, yes? I start May 6th.

Gotten any good offers yet?

Graduated Apr. 5, and I have four hot irons in the fire, currently. I'm actually having difficulty selecting, which is a welcome switch!

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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HAZMAT Practice Exam

Oh, wow! I just read your profile! You're coming here, too? All the way from PCB?

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