Profile For Aaron G

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  • Location:
    MO

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

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Posted:  4 years ago

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Can I get some info on team driving?

Like logs and what to do and not do? Does logs have to match up etc?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Little nervous sounds funny??

I am a DOT officer and we have our own forum and from time to time we skim through theses forms............ IM KiDDING LMAO πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Posted:  4 years ago

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Little nervous sounds funny??

Thanks Brett that helped out a bunch ya I'm pretty much wanting to keep it but the books for as long as I can. I'm pretty much protecting my CDL like its a pot of gold. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Posted:  4 years ago

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My shaky driving record...

well I've decided to hit the open road as a long haul trucker. but im worried about my driving record. I have had only 1 (maybe 2) speeding tickets in like 7-10 years but I have had numerous suspensions for failure to pay child support. I had an injury which kept me out of work. but my DL is current now and no longer suspended. will those suspensions hurt me when being considered for hire?

No they shouldn't hurt you at all because it was a financial problem not a law breaking issue you should be fine. If it was suspended for any alcohol related offense some companies would like it to be anywhere from 3-5 years old with transam only wanting it to be a year old. Hope I helped good luck to ya πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Posted:  4 years ago

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Little nervous sounds funny??

I just landed with a company that runs paper logs and start work Wednesday they don't have any trucking GPS in there trucks but I guess I can buy one. But kinda been nervous about this whole paper log thing I would think electronic would be the way to go.

I understand cheating log books but what's the benefit of it? I want to run legit and follow any log book rules will I always be that way or will I end up cheating it? I'm assuming we all have been there any help would be appreciated thanks

Posted:  4 years ago

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Question about getting a job in the trucking industry

Be sure you get fully approved before going any where. I got a few things on my record and got pre hire letters but I would call the same company couple days later just to finalize everything and ask questions then get denied.

So pre hires to me are just a foot in the door at a school some schools require at least 2 pre hires. The only company that I ran into that will do a full background check before you even get down there was transam outta Olathe KS. Other bigger companies will say ya your good and then get to first day of training they will tell ya Denied then your making a trip back home and starting all over again.....

Hope I helped 😎😎

Posted:  4 years ago

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Will the trainers take the wheel durning training?

If your a team driver right out of the gate then that would be the only way someone would be in the back while you drive but if you have a trainer he has to sit in the passenger seat while the truck is moving as he is training you drive 11 hours side by side if he drives some or not that's what a lot of companies told me

Posted:  4 years ago

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Some one help me, new in trucking what compani is the best for otr!!

I know for sure that Schnyder sorry for the spelling they start you out at 34CPM I have a friend that drives for them he brings home about 5-700 a week home after taxes.

Another friend of mine went to Boyd brothers they are flat beds but start out at 40CPM being a vet will get you 2 more CPM. Just a lil advice but Daniel B is correct they all try to lure you in. They all have different ups and downs

Posted:  4 years ago

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What's your opinion on Volvo trucks

Adidas sweat suites lmfao...... This one is governed out at 70 so it's within the speed limit here. I've driven cascadia's before those seem to be alright as well but it was a Manuel.

All my training was in Manuels didn't really know how to react to an automatic lol...

Posted:  4 years ago

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What's your opinion on Volvo trucks

Newer automatic I drove it for maybe an hour. How does everyone else think about these trucks are they the Cadillac of trucks?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Pre-hire letter

Nice!!!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Posted:  4 years ago

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Getting CDL on my own

I know in Missouri you can go to a career center and get funded by the state to go to a CDL training school. Just a thought.

I've talked to a lot of companies that will hire CDL grads only if they went to an approved CDL training center.

Posted:  4 years ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Did Roofing for 10 years messed around with landscaping here and there and now started a career doing this.

Posted:  4 years ago

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5 years since DUI Date Clarification Help?

Chad G I sent you a private message

Posted:  4 years ago

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Trans Am Trucking... Whole new life...

Well that's going to be your choice in your situation you guys are going to live on the road you and your wife. If I was in that situation I would go with equipment.

Because they have APU power inverters and a fridge already installed plus they are automatics and come with a cb installed.

I drove my first automatic the other day and wasn't bad at all. If you can find a company that matches this plus a little better pay then go with that one instead. A driver told me fresh out of school he was making anywhere from 700-900 a week now I'm sure that's with Perdiem which is 12 cents of every 30 you make.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Trans Am Trucking... Whole new life...

Every company has its ups and downs but I know trans am to the T. With me living in St. Louis there training is in Olathe KS. Not trying to steer you wrong but be sure you know what company to go with.

With trans am they have 3 days of paper work then 11 days with a coach then a few more days after to finish at that time you would get your own truck and not sure if your taking your wife on this journey at the beginning or not but...

They will let you bring your wife but you would have to cover expenses on her half for the hotel and not only that she would still be there while your still driving (training) for the 11 days.

50 bucks a day while in training then 30CPM after that just don't do the lease option that's 500 bucks out of your check every week and you pay for everything. I've also hear that they will give ou just enough miles to make your truck payment then you sit for a few days.

This is just all research I have found over for weeks and hear say from the net and from drivers at truck stops. I had my greyhound ticket set up to leave to Olathe KS but gut feeling told me not to so I cancelled 5 hours before I had to leave. With me being a new driver I was using them as a last last resort. A company just to get my experience and time under my belt.

But you never know maybe I made a bad choice or a good one I guess I will never know.

Hope I helped a little good luck!!!

Posted:  4 years ago

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I am a convicted felon, can I become a truck driver?

I know PTL will for sure no offense but mostly all there drivers have a past the school I went to had felons and they went to PTL.

Posted:  4 years ago

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5 years since DUI Date Clarification Help?

I just got out of CDL school and obtained my CDL. I'll save you a little bit of time and repeating yourself to every company you will call.

Not sure if you can private message me or not but would be glad to tell you what I have went through the past four weeks of school getting lined up with jobs that WILL Hire you.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Cdl graduate needing advice

Good morning, thanks everyone for the response back. I've look into getting it expunged and can not be done in Missouri until it's 10 years old.

And for the shotgun app I have used a few of them and they all show either disqualified or approved and the ones that say approved I go ahead and call and they tell me disqualified.

Here's the thing a lot of companies will say that the one in 2012 we will take after 3 years old witch in June it will be but with it being my second alcohol related they want it to be 5 years old.

So I guess transam it is I was also told that ptl would take me but I hear they hire a lot of convicted felons which I'm not downgrading anyone but one of there requirements is to team drive with a random for so many miles I'm not to comfortable riding with a con.

I know they are trying to change there life and all like I am but I would rather drive with someone along the same line as I am or no record at all.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Cdl graduate needing advice

Hey how is everyone doing just obtained my Cdl and looking at different companies to work for to start a career. That being said I can't be picky because I only found one that will take me do to a prior suspension in 2012 due to a adminstrative alcohol suspension. Which pretty much means I got charged with a Dwi but never convicted of it. Also a dwi in 2006 when I was a minor I know bad choices but my son was born in 2012 and I grew up and not touched anything since. But the company that has fully hired me before I go to orientation is Transam out of KC which Is not that far from me about 4 hours tops I'm in the Fenton about 30 min from St. Louis city. Just wanting to know if there is any better companies that will look past that. I heard both good and bad about transam with them trying to push you to go O/O with the leasing program which I am not ever going to do. And then on there website it post 100% fully reimbursement on loads/unloads how exactly does that work in deff not going to have the money to pay for it up front and wait for them to pay me back. On that note there is no Detention pay and they only start out at 30 cents per mile. Is anyone working for them now and how do you feel about transam. I'm not to big on the whole 2 weeks out and 2 days at home either. But like I said I can't be picky due to driving record if anyone has any helpful info on more of this company or can point me to another company that would be awesome thanks guys a lot....

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