Profile For Zohan

Zohan's Info

  • Location:
    Chicago, IL

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years ago

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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An important Question for ALL the drivers

Yeah I got my CDL 6 months before my gc.

4 more years to go for passport. I think I am going to switch my career and get a job in IT field. I feel like I don't need to be working over the road any more. I'm single now and struggled enough in my life.

Maybe it's time for a 9 to 5 job and if I ever get fired or something then I have my CDL as back up.

I want to eat home cooked food every day and join a gym, exercise everyday and meet a new girl that will be my best friend for life. I can't do all of this if I'm never home. Heck I purchased a nice 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited edition and its parked in the parking lot where I pick up my truck from for the 3 weeks. I can't even enjoy my nice car. But I'm glad I became a truck driver and paid off all my debts and other things.

Just saying up for the time I'll be looking for a new job in IT.

Z

Good to see you back, many times we just never know what happen to people, just hope they did well.

So how did the green card go? Did you get your CDL before your green card? Hopefully four more years and you can get your citizenship.

Bryn

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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An important Question for ALL the drivers

Looking back 2 years ago, I was new and without a green card lol... Now I'm somewhat experienced and heck even training other new drivers.

How time passes by, Oh and by the way... I got divorced. Haha was bound to Happen with this kind of a job I guess.

Great memories!! And thanks for all the help this forums(all the truckers on here) provide to someone who has no idea what they are getting themselves Into. Keep up the good work guys.

Drive safe and make the money. Z

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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2015/16 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Door and lights

Hello everyone,

First of all, I'm a lurker. Took me years to even register an account on here. But finally figured and made one recently.

So I have been a volvo driver for years now and until recently my company switched to freightliner and I have been trying to figure out how to keep the light over my head(front dome) closed when I open the door.

I know for a fact that you can have it closed all the time in a volvo but I can't seem to figure out how to do it on this. Don't have a manual for this truck. 2015 Freightliner Cascadia evolution.

Would really appreciate any help on the subject.

Thank you and drive safe. Z

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Good news everyone!

Woo-hoo congrats reaper.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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I love lunch breaks... what are you having or had for your lunch? Any pics?

Chinese Food for me... Drove 20 miles out of the way to get my Chinese craving met.

House special Fried Rice, House special Lo mein, Chicken Teriyaki. (on the stick)

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Frustrations with Werner Enterprises, I'm finished with them

Oh my my, this was some interesting rant. I think the OP should save this topic and come back and read his posts once again after a year or so of experience OTR... Lol you will probably be laughing at your own statements.

I have trained a lot of people and I have had guys who complained about all the things you mentioned here.... Including the sleeping in a moving truck being the Top :))

Anyway, I guess my point is.... You're new and most likely had different expectations for this job and obviously it didn't go as you thought it would. But trust me pal, it gets better and one day you will figure out how to manage everything. If you stick with local jobs then the money is not so great but then you already know that.

As far as Werner or any other big company or small company goes, it's upto you to decide what you want. If it was me sitting in that hotel for more than 2 days, I would have walked away right then and there. Not waste my 2 weeks. But that's just me. Luckily Chicago has some of the best paying trucking companies in the country. So for me it was easy to get my foot in the door.

When you have saved up some cash and can maybe buy a nice used day cab... Go buy one and go work for JB hunt or similar. That way you can be home everyday and still make decent money. But until then OTR is all that you can expect with little to no experience. I know you think you aren't ready or your backing isn't perfect but hey, you passed your CDL test, that means you are ready to do it.

Goodluck Z

Posted:  3 years ago

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An important Question for ALL the drivers

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When you get pulled over for whatever reason, can they ask you for your green card instead of just drivers license?

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I think what he is asking Brett is does he need his green card before he can drive.

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oooooooh. I took that to mean, "Could I drive with a Green Card without needing a CDL"......my bad. Sorry about that.

It's ok....Brett.

I was so happy today with my day off at school and so I went out to the dmv, thinking I could get my tanker endorsement and hazmat test out of the way only to find out that I need to get my finger printing done first and then I was ok with that too. Until the big rock that hit me again. No green card no hazmat finger printing!

I'm frustrated to the point where I want to return to the cashier job I was doing before. One of the worst days of my life when I constantly get reminded that I'm an alien...who currently belong no where.

Lesson learned and going to see what my options are without hazmat.

Just wanted to share my frustration and truth so others in my situation can read this and be less disappointed.

Thanks

Posted:  3 years ago

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Any doctors or people in professional fields now in trucking?

I was an IT Administrator and soon to be an IT Manager but then i moved to U.S and had to start fresh. Which is never easy moving away from friends and family forever but i fell in love with my wife when i was here and decided to stay.

Drove a Cab in Chicago for a few years and didn't like the hustling part so moving to CDL now. Still in School and will be finishing the end of May.

Posted:  3 years ago

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An important Question for ALL the drivers

Thank you for all your interesting answers guys

It is what it is and i am not going to waste my time sitting at home waiting for the Green Card to arrive. I spoke to my immigrations lawyer and he said i should not have any problem working. So taking him advise and hoping for the best. I have my DOT medical card already along with my permit Class A license., Just waiting for getting my finger printing to be done and over with and since i have nothing on my record i should clear that as well.

I am currently going to school through Schneider and i told them i would not go out of the STATES and they are okay with it. So hopefully i will be ok until the whole thing is taken care off.

Hope to see you guys on the road some day :)

Thank you

Posted:  3 years ago

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An important Question for ALL the drivers

Oh NO I wouldn't touch a rig without getting my CDL !!!

My only concern was the green card not being processed yet and I think I have all the requirements except for the green card. My case is expedited as well as my wife contacted the senator here in Chicago.

Can a state cop ask you to show a proof of citizenship within the United states?

Since you guys are driving for years and might have heard or seen it happen IF it happens ? Do you guys drive around with your passport and such ?

And yes I will definitely update it on Here for future reference, if I find anything else.

Thank you everyone.

Posted:  3 years ago

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An important Question for ALL the drivers

First of all I'm new on this forum. So Hello to everyone.

Just got my permit and still in school working towards my CDL

I have a rather strange question, but a straight and true answer would be really appreciated.

What happens if you are not a citizen of U.S. and have a pending green card in the process and you start driving the truck?

When you get pulled over for whatever reason, can they ask you for your green card instead of just drivers license?

I know a few drivers from my previous job who were not even legal and they were still driving.

Anyways, I should have my green card in a few months but I don't want to sit at home spending my wife's money.

Btw, I have already joined a company and will be driving tanker with hazmat if that makes any difference.

Thank you.

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