Profile For Ron S.

Ron S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 12 months ago

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Hirschbach?

Sounds about right. That could be an issue if I was on the Eastern Seaboard I guess. But this will be for Western 11 initially so not a prob.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Hirschbach?

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No reputable company forces you to run in unsafe conditions or with defective equipment,

Yeah, I am certain that they just mean that they don't want you rejecting loads for invalid reasons. Which is completely understandable.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Hirschbach?

After a bit of research it seems that forced dispatch is potentially illegal depending on the circumstances.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/coercion

Guess I'll need to get clarification from the recruiter.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Hirschbach?

I have a very good friend driving for Hirshbach on a Dedicated Account.

He can’t say enough good things about them.

Good luck!

Awesome! Good to know.

I am strongly considering taking a driver position there. They have forced dispatch for company drivers which is a little bit of a concern as I have never had to deal with that. The rationalization is that they guarantee $1000.00 a week so they don't want people turning down loads. Not sure how big of a deal it will be.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Hirschbach?

The smoothest riding and most quiet company tractor I ever had was a 2020 International LT.

Oh cool. This is the first time I've heard anything good about them. I'm not really a truck snob. As long it can get me up hills and whatnot I'm good for the most part lol....

Posted:  2 months ago

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Hirschbach?

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Any Hirscbach drivers here that would be willing to comment on their experience driving for this company? Spoke with a recruiter there today and everything sounded pretty decent. Unfortunately you can't always go by what a recruiter says so am hoping to cross reference here with someone that actually drives (or has driven) with them.

I tried to do a search of the forum before asking but did not get any results. Could be user error. If so apologies in advance.

Thx =)

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Howdy, Ron~!

Hirschbach has (or was) in the other half's radar back a few (10?) years ago; they still email us. Seemed like a WONDERFUL OTR /reefer company...until they went LEASE (or owner/op) only.

As I said, we have NO direct experience, but the email correspondence we still DO receive, is ... L/P .. L/O ... O/O .. however you slice it. Indeed they DO seem like a FINE company; just looked them up on safer web; pretty decent. Maybe they still 'DO' company drivers; but not according to the 'invites' we get!

Almost 2k power units; saferweb not too bad. Look it up; https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/ link won't work for me; sorry!

All I've got; not much. Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

Hi Anne -

Thank you for the response. They do have company driver positions nowadays. And their trucks seem to come with everything except the kitchen sink (TV, fridge, satellite radio, rolling WiFi etc.) They are Internationals however. I've never personally driven an International but the impression that I've gotten from other drivers is that they are not that great....

I guess I am just wondering what the culture there is like and how their dispatch/fleet managers treat their drivers.

-R

Posted:  2 months ago

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Hirschbach?

Any Hirscbach drivers here that would be willing to comment on their experience driving for this company? Spoke with a recruiter there today and everything sounded pretty decent. Unfortunately you can't always go by what a recruiter says so am hoping to cross reference here with someone that actually drives (or has driven) with them.

I tried to do a search of the forum before asking but did not get any results. Could be user error. If so apologies in advance.

Thx =)

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I worked in the medical industry as an IT Technician for 20 years. Got burnt and decided to give trucking a shot. A lot of people ask me why lol

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Redo class C in order to get class A?

Hmmm...Seems to me that you wouldn't have to do that. But you are the third person (Jim) I have heard from that says you do. Wonder if it's a Cali thing. Either way, seems like an inordinate amount of tests to have to take to get one endorsement embarrassed.gif

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Redo class C in order to get class A?

Hello -

I was doing some class A research on youtube recently and came across a video where a person indicated that you have to redo your class C and M1 licenses in order to get your class A? Can anyone confirm whether or not this is true? I've not heard this before and am not finding much info about it online.

Thanks in advance =)

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Roadmaster?

Scratch that....Should've searched the forums before asking. My bad =/

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Roadmaster?

Considering attending CDL training classes at Roadmaster Driving School. Has anyone here had any experience with them? Seems like a decent school from what I can gather and is at the top of my list of about three other places I'm looking at. Any feedback you may have would be greatly appreciated =)

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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High Road Online CDL Training Program

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Recently decided to move forward with trying to obtain my CDL and am starting here. Hoping to bypass formal schooling to get my permit and High Road seems like a great resource. Only on page 8 of 118 but have already learned a bunch. Thanks for making this info available, for FREE!

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The High Road Training Program is all you need. There's a regular TT contributor that may ask for $29.95. Just send him a $5 Starbucks card & he'll go away.*

Don't forget your physical, and you'll be ready to roll with a school.

*(That's a joke for the regulars.)

lol I'd gladly throw down a $5.00 Starbucks card if said member has had anything to do with curating the wealth of information available on this site =)

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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High Road Online CDL Training Program

Recently decided to move forward with trying to obtain my CDL and am starting here. Hoping to bypass formal schooling to get my permit and High Road seems like a great resource. Only on page 8 of 118 but have already learned a bunch. Thanks for making this info available, for FREE!

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