Profile For James H.

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  • Location:
    Albemarle, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 2 months ago

James H.'s Bio

Looking to find a good start-up trucking career. Trying to whittle down my choices. I really like to stay away from the "bad" entry areas. I am a 8 year Army Veteran. I drove a rig in the Army, just during field exercises and while I was in Iraq. Part time gold miner..

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Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

In Charlotte, NC Schneider terminal day 1

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

That's great, congratulations! Where will you be doing your bulk training, Coraopolis or Houston?

Going dry van first gotta quit smoking haha but if I can do that while driving then I'll go bulk

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

Just passed my cdl tests.. good to go now.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

Great job, James. Don't let the downshifting stress you... it will take much longer than the time you have in CDL school to get good at it. I found out that it did become easier once I got to Schneider, because their training tractors were in much better condition than the trucks I learned on in CDL school, an thusly, easier to shift, up and down.

Got my cdl driving test in two days.. currently working on alley docking and parallel parking. Ya, the downshift is getting better, they be like double clutch it.. but the transmissions are so worn out.. it goes in gears almost by itself..

Posted:  7 years ago

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Do any of you go geocaching?

Is pokemon go geocaching lol.. but thats a good idea.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

Been doing the offset backing, been nailing those.. straight backing been doing those really good since day 1. I was put in the advanced group in the class. Tomorrow doing the dock backing. Been getting better with the shifting, the down shifting has been more difficult due to the whole revving before clutch then gear..

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

Been doing long trailer backing, and short trailer backing. Been doing the air brake test, got that down.. Really starting to get into the pre-trip inspections. I nailed the off-set backing several times today.. Did on the road without a trailer, double clutching.. Got the trailer tomorrow with the stick..

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

Did paper logs today.. fun fun.. tomorrow is pre-trip inspection

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

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Started class, did some sim training on backing.. did pretty good.. watched several video's.. I am in a trucking school, and supposedly TMC is gonna do a spiel about their business. They pay percentage, but I am gonna stay with Schneider. Seems like the right choice.. Gonna try to get out of the TMC speech.. No school on Sunday, start pre trip checks on Monday.

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Not trying to tell you what to do James, but knowledge is king, wouldn't hurt to listen about TMC, part of the learning process.

Ya I did miss the TMC, but from what I heard they promised people they would be home on weekends. Be out two weeks and home on a weekend. They was also talking about percentage pay and so forth. I really came down here to this school for tanker training. Tomorrow Werner is doing a recruiting thing during our class. We received the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulation book today, and got a search through the book test.. We got a new instructor today, and we can definitely tell he just came off the road a few weeks ago.. The passion and his stories.. about being stuck on a hill and every time he went to first it would roll back, so he moved his trailer to the side of the road and ended up blocking 2 lanes, Then he told us about the switch that makes all his drive tires actually drive, he explained how he got out of that situation.. Just good to know things, and I can ask him and learn from his experiences.

I am going for Schneider bulk carrier.

We doing theory, we went over shifting and so forth.. Can't wait to get out on the range..

Posted:  7 years ago

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Accepted into Schneider going for bulk goods transport

Started class, did some sim training on backing.. did pretty good.. watched several video's.. I am in a trucking school, and supposedly TMC is gonna do a spiel about their business. They pay percentage, but I am gonna stay with Schneider. Seems like the right choice.. Gonna try to get out of the TMC speech.. No school on Sunday, start pre trip checks on Monday.

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