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    Philadelphia, PA

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    Company Driver In Training

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    4 years, 1 month ago

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Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Company Application Process

No, I haven't. I will check it out; thank you.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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I DID IT!!

Congrats! Best of luck to you.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Starting out. Question about Prime recruiting...

Going through the same thing and I've already experienced a company denying me without contacting me about their decision in any form.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Company Application Process

I'm a recent CDL grad who's looking to join a company asap. Now I have my priority companies I'd like to go with but I don't want to spend too much time on one company that's ultimately not interested in hire me.

I know these companies are busy and they have a lot on their plates but my question is how long should I expect to wait during the application process to be given an orientation date?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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School and CDL Exam completed

Thank you and good luck to you also!

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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School and CDL Exam completed

Just successfully completed school and cdl exam thanks in part to the help of the selfless and decent community of members here along with the "High Road Training" Program. I know this journey has only just begun but I wanted to take the time out to thank everyone for this priceless experience. Hope it continues the way it has so far.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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My trainer just snapped

I agree with everybody here; stay out of it. One thing veteran truckers stress to me is CYA (Cover Your Ass!). Doing anything more than what's required of you is one sure way to raise your ass for a completely avoidable kicking.

For me it would have never been a question. Decent man? Good trainer? Dedicated experienced worker who's passionate about not only his job but the company along with strong family values who can't have a simple request honored? One thing that tells me: If dispatch doesn't care about him, I know for damn sure they don't care about me. I don't care if the vehicle wasn't leased, I'm a trainee/student driver; I am not obligated to make a single move in this situation. So talk to my trainer who's job and jurisdiction it is regarding the matter; not me.

Forget Switzerland, I'd be Panama. Why are you calling me? I have no army here lol

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Previous Injuries

Thank you for the honest and wise insight on the matter.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Previous Injuries

Now I'm soon to be out of cdl school and plan on driving flatbed trucks but I am told often that they are reluctant to hire people who had suffered previous injuries.

I suffered a shoulder injury, got hit by a truck (oh the irony), that didn't require surgery but I got it anyway to restore it as close to its original condition as possible. Not only have I been to 6 months of physical therapy for it but I also participated in combat sports for two years to rebuild it beyond previous strength. I'm more than sure I can pass any physical test that they give me. On top of that, did I mention the injury is more than five years old?

Will this deter companies from hiring me?

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Graduated and passed my tests...Comcar bound

Congratulations.

I hope to follow your lead in the coming weeks

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Problems controlling the tractor trailer

Sorry for double posting but thanks to the advice here I've actually gotten better. I really appreciate it. It won't be too long before my cdl exam and naturally I'm nervous. Personally I believe I could use a little work on turning and downshifting a little more; other than that, I believe I should do alright hopefully.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Problems controlling the tractor trailer

I get to test it out tomorrow. Thanks again for the advice, everyone.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Problems controlling the tractor trailer

I had this same problem when I first started, if you use your fender mirrors and make sure you can see the marking line in each one you'll be center and good to go.

Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to test it out.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Problems controlling the tractor trailer

ToneGone wanders:

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My only problem is keeping my unit centered inside the lane. Any advice on how I can improve in this area?

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That's your only problem?? Consider yourself fortunate. The truck is big, and the lanes seem small. All the trucks are that way. You'll get used to it. Stay between the dotted lines. Relax.

Thank you.

Sometimes the best advice is reassurance; appreciate that.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Problems controlling the tractor trailer

Currently in my last couple of months of school and we've been going on road trips. I can up/downshift good, I can turn okay, check my mirrors frequently, etc

My only problem is keeping my unit centered inside the lane. Any advice on how I can improve in this area?

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Drug test question

Depends on the ingredients but promethazine isn't tested for as far as I know.

Posted:  4 years ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

College student who had too much time on his hands

I'm still young so I didn't get roll in the mud of life as much as everyone else here.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Time Off

There are companies who provide reasonable home time but the more time you spend off of tthe road then the less money you'll make.

I think if home time is that important to you then Regional or Local is better suited for you.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Frustrated

My family worries about me getting into the industry and I'm a young man who's proven to take care of myself on the outside and inside alike. No matter what you'll always be precious cargo to them so make it clear that this is what you want to do and eventually they'll accept it.

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Melton Truck Lines

Tonegone I drive for Melton currently. They are a great company with a VERY supportive staff. I have felt nothing but positive things from everyone connected with Melton. Even the other drivers are very helpful and we feel as though we are a brotherhood. To correct a few points we drive kenworth t660 and 680's. They all have double bunks. There are a few freightliners with auto trans but all the rest are 10 speeds. The equipment is well maintained. The delivery schedules are based on 50 mph legal road plans and more often than not you can easily deliver early which allows you to make more money. If you are a hard worker this is a GREAT company. We have 48&53 ft flatbeds. We do haul Hazmat if you are endorsed and get 6 cpm for it. Also 6cpm for Canada runs and 8 cpm extra for oversize loads. Melton pays for showers if you don't have one on a rewards card(rare).

Thank you. You might've sealed the deal for me.

Snappy, good. Be sure to keep us updated on how it goes & any important changes between now and my potential employment. Would be appreciated.

And Ernie, we're only human. I still am appreciative of you going to the lengths you did to help a stranger answer a question. It's the thought! Don't sweat it!

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