Profile For Pilotmike14

Pilotmike14's Info

  • Location:
    Santa Clarita, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Team Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  6 months ago

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Back in the Captains seat after 3 years

Well it’s been awhile so here’s the update May Trucking called us back and said they wanted someone with more experience or just out of school. So we where a little bummed I guess I just figured I have a CDL you should be begging me to choose your company lol. So after thinking about it and putting my pride aside since it has been 3 years since we have driven. We signed up for a 2-1/2 week refresher course and started looking around at trucking companies and what they have to offer and the company we decided to go with is ..........Schneider

So far so good big company lots of rules and regulations but they seem genuinely wants to do what’s best for the driver. We are really looking forward to this new adventure

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Back in the Captains seat after 3 years

Thanks Packrat I will update as I move along in this journey

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Back in the Captains seat after 3 years

Well here I go!! A recap of how I got here July2015 I quit my job of 28 years I just couldn’t take it anymore, a job I could do blindfolded.Boss was not happy but reluctantly understood. So off my wife and I went to Lebanon Missouri for our company sponsored training Con-Way which was purchased by XPO and now is CFI, we’re ready for a new adventure as team driver’s so few months later after school and company training we are headed down the highway wheels turning. Let me tell you no one prepared us for team driving it was really a eye opener and it took us probably around 5 months before we figured the best time for each of us to drive and sleep we drove between 4500-6500 miles a week we preferred closer to the 4500 mark. Anyways about 11 months in,life got in the way and had to come back home and off the truck so I picked up a local gig where I could be home every night bad part I was driving in a truck with no A/C in L.A traffic everyday and hot summers when the next summer came around I handed in my two week notice that lasted about 10 months So I started driving Uber and I really enjoyed it worked long hours to make the money I needed but they where my hours after about 6 months of that it comes full circle and the job I quit to become a truck driver the boss calls me out of the blue and asked me to come back I seriously hesitated to go back to that but as the God father said he made me a offer I couldn’t refuse 3 years later the China flu killed the business. So I dusted off my CDL which thank you God I kept current along with medical Made a call to May Trucking and should head out in a week or two my wife will head out in a few months and we will team up again. Really looking forward to the next adventure.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Drive hours needed

Sorry wrong place I reposted in the general forum Don't know how to delete post I guess I don't have enough experiece posting either lol

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Recommend Drive hours needed

Hello My wife and I are headed into our third week of training and have been wondering if we are getting enough hours driving. we are in a 4 1/2 week Co. Paid course and up until now we have about 45 minute of actual driving with a portion of that just driving straight on the road no shifting just stay in our lane. I've read some that say 44hrs minimum of drive time needed if that's the case I don't see us getting 4 to 5 hrs a day in the next 2 weeks to achieve that. I hate the idea of complaining to my recruiter but in the end we want to be the best we can be for the company we work for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Drive hours needed

Hello My wife and I are headed into our third week of training and have been wondering if we are getting enough hours driving. we are in a 4 1/2 week Co. Paid course and up until now we have about 45 minute of actual driving with a portion of that just driving straight on the road no shifting just stay in our lane. I've read some that say 44hrs minimum of drive time needed if that's the case I don't see us getting 4 to 5 hrs a day in the next 2 weeks to achieve that. I hate the idea of complaining to my recruiter but in the end we want to be the best we can be for the company we work for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks

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