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    Tullahoma, TN

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    4 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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My Daily Experience With Crete Carriers

I really look forward to reading this and keeping up with the updates! I really enjoyed the one you had on Eastern Freightways.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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CB radios

I agree with every one else here a CB radio is a must have. They come in handy in so many situations. bad weather, traffic (finding out what lane you need to be in during backups/accidents), checking into some shippers and receivers, sometimes just good conversation to keep you awake late at night.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

Just curious, how long is the Western Express training and how far along are you now?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Griffin CDL Diary- Wilson Logistics

Congratulations on passing the permit test. Now that you have that out of the way you can focus on the pre-trip and other things. Just be like a sponge and absorb everything. Ask plenty of questions and take this time to learn everything possible.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

Sounds like things are moving along just fine and going pretty good. Just keep hanging in there and plugging along and training will be over before you know it. I had a friend work for Western Express, he did dry van there. He had no real complaints and did pretty good there. Keep the updates coming.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Headsets

Personally I cant stand the big headsets most drivers use. Instead I prefer the neckband with earbuds similiar to This. I had a pair that lasted me over a year and a half doing foodservice delivery even in the rain. My wife said she often couldn't hear the noise of the truck either. I believe it cost $40 at Walmart.

I have something similar to these. I have the LG brand and they have been flawless. I absolutely love them. The are kind of discreet and I don't have to look silly when I forget to take a bulky headset off and walk inside a store or something. The sound quality is good and everyone says they hear me really good.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Can a company driver be forced to pay for fuel?

This whole situation is crazy that they would even make you wait to get a credit card from them to fuel their truck. Generally any reputable carrier has that ready to go and you are given a fuel card before you are even given a truck. I would be very leery of this whole situation. It sounds to me like a company that may be on the verge of folding up. I could be wrong but that is just my feeling. We generally don't advise people to move on from a company too often but in your case I would strongly consider it. Best of luck to you and hopefully they get that card to you soon.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Got bucked off the bronco (I flipped), taking some time to recover, and getting back in the saddle!

Wow! This is so scary. Glad you are okay though and didn't suffer anything to major. Take your time, clear your thoughts and heal up.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Griffin CDL Diary- Wilson Logistics

Good luck on your exciting new adventure and I will be looking forward to your future updates.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Prime CDL Training Salt Lake City - January 2019

That is a pretty truck. I know I’m a guy lol but I have always liked the purple trucks.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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New Class A CDL

Well that escalated quickly.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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PSA: Serious as a heart attack.

Omg wow this is so scary! This is one of my biggest fears and it seems no matter how good of health you are in it could happen to anyone. One of our drivers passed away a couple of months ago while driving. He had enough bearings to pull over to the shoulder of the road and proceeded to have a massive heart attack. I am truly sorry to hear that you suffered this but I am very happy to hear you are okay now and that you made the right decision to go to the hospital. Always listen to your body, very good advice and thanks for sharing this.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Looks like Dutch Maid Logistics 3/2 or 3/9 works!

Sounds awesome Marc. I see their trucks running around occasionally. Good luck and keep us updated.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks 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:  5 months 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:  5 months 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:  5 months 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:  5 months 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:  5 months 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:  5 months, 1 week 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.

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