Profile For Shantanic (Shannon F.)

Shantanic (Shannon F.)'s Info

  • Location:
    Weaverville, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 5 months ago

Shantanic (Shannon F.)'s Bio

Just a down home country boy who's tried a little bit of everything under the sun.

I was a radio DJ for 13 years here in NC and in AL, and man let me tell you that was a blast. Some of the most fun and interesting times I've ever had.

I've also done a ton of sheet metal work for the industrial roofing industry until construction took a mighty leap off the tallest wall of the Grand Canyon and I was laid off.

From there I was a security guard at a rehab hospital, and going to school to handle graphic design/video/web work. Got called about a better paying job in printing.

Now I'm on the road, seeing the sites, loving out a boyhood dream!

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Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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Abandoned equipment once, eight years ago.

Prime is a good choice, at least it was for me. I know everyone has a different experience but I thoroughly enjoyed my training there. The training pay is decent, and you'll run several weeks team driving with a trainer across all 48 states so you'll get a ton of experience compared to what you had. Good luck!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Best and worst cities for trucking traffic?

Going over the gw, so 95 is my enemy. Atlanta is second on me. And isn't 75 just one big construction zone anymore?

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Shouldn't the company supply these

At crst you don't have to have either of them... Its messed up even with high value loads we don't need them...

I had a Nintendo load a couple months ago and had to park for the night cuz Walmart wouldn't take us early and the only thing crst said was back up to a wall or pole or another truck lol... O well...

In this case I'd pop for a lock for my own sanity!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Needing advice/thoughts

Thanks y'all. Never left a job without at least two weeks notice, although I've had jobs leave me without one! I just really enjoy my privacy. Just me, the truck, and the road. Been averaging between 2500 to 3000 a week milage, amd I've finally found a job where I'm content amd happy. This has just been worrying me the past few weeks. But that's me, just trying to keep everyone happy including me.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Needing advice/thoughts

7 months into my rookie year and I'm loving it. However, the o/o I'm driving for (I'm still considered a Prime employee) is seemingly dead seat on me starting to train and team come april. Thing is, I really love my solo gig. I don't want to train yet. In my thoughts a year is not enough experience to train. Plus I was really looking forward to the much needed time with my son riding with me this summer. If I have to drop back to company driver I lose my dispatcher, which sucks because we get along great. The o/o is a good guy, and I know he just wants to grow his business, but I just don't know how to tell him in my heart I'm a solo guy. Thoughts?

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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New technology docks

Daniel is known far and wide, just the mere mention of his name makes PSD's quiver in fear!

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Thanksgiving wishes

Happy thanksgiving right back y'all! I'm staying out and running, so I guess it's truck stop turkey this year. Or a slim Jim and pecan twirl lol.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Center, Arden, NC.

Welcome to the club Jonathan! I'm from WNC, born and raised. And what you say about jobs there is absolutely true. I was an on air radio dj there for 10 years, worked as a supervisor in a metal shop, did car body work (mostly a hobby) and a ton of other things to make ends stretch. Finally took the plunge, went to prime in July, and now I'm proud to say I'm a rookie solo driver! It's a big change, but I think you'll really like it! Good luck!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Drug test questions

It's you.

Whew, I was thinking maybe it was just m........hey wait! :)

Posted:  3 years ago

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Drug test questions

It's nutty i know smile.gif

Posted:  3 years ago

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Drug test questions

Am I the only one that is a little concerned about the amount of questions here lately about drug tests?

Maybe it's just me.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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That feeling!

Rolling, yeah line Bud said it was my first night of TNT. We had sat at the yard for a week while he tested his PSD student out so to say we were all ready anxious to get rolling was an understatement!

Thanks y'all!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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That feeling!

Last night I sat behind the wheel. The proud owner of a crispy new class A. My tnt trainer had driven the day shift, now it was my turn.

We stopped at a loves right inside new Mexico, and left with me behind the wheel and him settling in for some rest.

Man, I can't tell you the Cheshire cat sized grin that plastered my face as i pulled out, floated the gears up to 10, and pointed us to California!

The night got a little long, but seeing the lights in Gallup was awesome. We had another Prime driver we were following, a friend of my trainers, and he kept an eye on me and every once in a while would holler across channel 19 to check and make sure I was doing ok.

Pulled into Kingman this morning, and my trainer slept sound all night. That alone made me feel good. I know there may be times I'll have to wake him, but getting that first night under me was awesome!

Pointless posts y'all, but another thanks to the veterans here for tips and pointers and encouragement!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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My student driver landed himself in hot water. Almost fired!

We are FINALLY rolling out of Springfield this morning headed to California. I consider myself very fortunate for the fact me and my tnt trainer get along great. Maybe it's just the age I've got on me, but I understand the preciousness of time. And especially the value of it. Daniel, you handled the situation more calmly from the sounds of it than I would have during my supervisor days. Me, I'm happy to have the wheels turning!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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6string or Heavy C; what's this mean?

First time I saw the 53' doubles being pulled I was amazed. Just something this Carolina boy never saw before.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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'Tis the season for Berries

I learned the hard way not to pick them up off the ground. They taste like rabbit poo if ya do that!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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We have a video game!

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I sit corrected!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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We have a video game!

Learn to back a KW or PB amd you can swing a Freightliner under a trailer like a sack of cotton balls! Lol

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Prime Inc - The Journey Begins

Carl, I'm getting ready to go into the tnt phase of Primes training. Let me tell ya, I'm loving this adventure! Like everyone is saying, learn as much as you can from your trainer. When you're over in the passenger seat pay attention on how he handled his rig. What rpms is he shifting at, how deep is he double clutching, how wide he takes his turns to clear the trailer, things like that. Good luck, have fun, and keep the rubber side down!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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TT Jukebox

Not really music per say, but my PSD (Prime student driver) trainer got me hooked on audio books.

He was a fan of westerns, amd i have to admit sometimes I looked forward to hearing the adventures in the wild west!

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