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Posted:  1 week ago

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Walmart Private Fleet

This diary is a really good read. Congratulations on the new job and I will definitely be following along and looking forward to future updates.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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This stinks. Pam Transportation just said that they were not going to extend a job offer and I was almost done with my refresher course...

It was because when I was fired it was because of my accident/incidents. So now I feel desperate. I want to convince travis in safety to see if I can convince him otherwise.

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Just a quick question. Why did they decide not to extend your job offer? Did they explain why? Was it because of your backing?

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Understandable. It wouldn't hurt to try and talk to them and plead you case and hope for the best, however, I wouldn't get my hopes up as it is more than likely the insurance company not wanting to take the risk on you. If all else fails take Bretts advice and apply literally everywhere that you can and make as many phone calls as possible.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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This stinks. Pam Transportation just said that they were not going to extend a job offer and I was almost done with my refresher course...

Just a quick question. Why did they decide not to extend your job offer? Did they explain why? Was it because of your backing?

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Training With Pam Transportation Started on 10/21/2019.

Sounds like things are going really good so far over at PAM. Good job on the early testing you did so far, just keep plugging along. Keep a good attitude and just focus on the end goal. Best of luck.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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CDL School

Good to hear! I been reading your diary. Don't overthink it you got this. I know it seems like a lot right now as you are learning so many things. I promise the more you do this it will become second nature. Good luck!

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

Good luck! Hopefully like you said you will know something soon. Let us know.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

That is really terrible to hear Marc. Hopefully they can get the medical situation straightened out for you, so you can finally get your driving career up and running. Maybe like you said try J-Mar at this point it wouldn't hurt trying. Good luck and keep us updated.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Melton truck lines

Good on you for doing the right thing and arranging to pay off the contract at CR England. Best of luck at Melton I talked to a lot of their drivers before and they all seemed pretty happy. Flatbed is a whole different animal but if you have the right mindset and time management skills there is no reason you can't succeed.

Posted:  1 month ago

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R E West transportation

RE West is nearish to where I live. They haul a ton of hot water heaters out of Ashland City, Tn and most of these are multi stop driver assist unload. As far as I know you will just basically tailgate them. I do know they offer training with no commitment. They run nice looking equipment and there hometime is fairly decent. That is about all I can offer on them. Give them a call I am sure they will be glad to fill you in on details.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Not sure what company to go with

The way I feel about training is the more the better. When I went through Prime it was only 40,000 miles and I could not wait to get off of my trainers truck. I thought this was entirely too long and felt like I knew everything to be successful. Boy was I wrong. When I left his truck and upgraded I was lost for about the first month. When the harsh reality set in that I was on my own I was like a deer in headlights. I honestly at that point wished it was longer. The phase will fly by I can promise you that. Just embrace and and be a sponge, ask tons of questions (there are no stupid questions) and learn all that you can. You got this.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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CDL Training With TransTech School

Congrats!! Well done!! Keep it up!!

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Starting with Wilson Logistics

On a lighter note. You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf? My trainer invented Suck on the truck.

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rofl-2.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-2.gif and to think I had such high hopes for Baker Mayfield to get things turned around in Cleveland.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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CDL Training With TransTech School

Very good stuff.. Good luck and keep these updates coming. Even though you may not get a lot of replies I assure you people are reading these.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Big decision time

Honestly I do not see anything wrong with this. You are in good standing with your company and it will be a move within the same company so I think it would be okay. The weather and cost of living would be a lot better and if it is something that really suits your needs, and you really want to do it then I say go for it. Just do you research on moving and know 100% this is what you want to do.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

Congratulations!!! I for one will be pulling for you. You got a rough start already but I have faith. Keep the focus, take your time and absorb every bit of information that you can. Keep us updated. You got this buddy.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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My jacket!

Congrats!!!!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Passed my permit test and all the endorsements but haz (starting School)

Good to see that you are still hanging in there and you seem to have a good attitude. That is terrible about the equipment and the situation there. This is a huge reason why on this forum it is usually suggested to go the Company Sponsored Training route. Best of luck there and do update to let us know how this all turns out.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Drug testing for CDL school

Thank you, those things I already knew. I was more curious about the actual schools policy. I'll just show up tomorrow and let them know what is going on. Honesty is the best policy, but sometimes people judge before they know.

No problem. I do however second everything Rob T said. If there is any chance at all that you will fail then you really need to put off going to school until you are 100% sure that you will come back clean. A failed drug test could pretty much kill your career before you even get it started.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Drug testing for CDL school

I am sure they probably do a standard 5 panel urine DOT drug test that now includes an extended opiate panel. Just guessing here. A lot of companies are now doing hair folice testing, however I would assume a school would just do a urine test.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Want to lose weight? Try flatbed

Yes!! There is a bit of truth to this. Flatbedding can keep you in shape as you are quite regularly staying active on every single load. You will be securing every load with chains or straps and tarping a lot. So yes the job is quite physical and it does break up the monotony of just driving. It even gives you a small sense of accomplishment with each load you do when you look at it and think man that securement or tarping looks good. When I did flatbed I did lose some weight, but at the same time I also had a decent diet.

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