Profile For Jeremy

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    Gloversville, NY

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    Experienced Driver

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    4 years, 1 month ago

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Just a squirrel tryin to get a nut

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Posted:  3 days, 15 hours ago

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Why Small Trucking Companies Are Often A Disaster Waiting To Happen - article by Brett Aquila

All very informative and very much like the logging industry played out as well id be lieing if i said it isnt disheartening to lose that local feel because of things like walmart target home depot lowes amazon and such but it is the future because unfortunately the dollar drives the world Ive always been self sufficient with gardening hunting fishing and mostly living that smaller town adirondack life but truth is ya still need that $ to survive.while i choose to try and buy made in america products its tough to do for everything because we priced companies right out of our own country but it seems recently the great US of A has made a bit of a comeback maybe there is hope for us small town dreamers yet. With that being said hope youre loving the adirondacks as much as i do brett i know i wouldnt trade them for anything

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Truck safety group urges purges of drug abuse drivers

Raptor i 100% agree on the 85 and i dont think that was his point but i 100% disagree big business is always trying to gobble up all the small businesses and i think that is every bit as much or more in trucking just look at how many smaller fleets the megas have bought out and or put out of business some would say its the american way or american dream for those megas i being a small town boy from little town usa just dont like that part of our culture while i fully understand it and how and why it happens it just leaves a monsanto kinda taste in my mouth

Posted:  6 days, 3 hours ago

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Truck safety group urges purges of drug abuse drivers

I understand brett i do completely and its the nature of the beast and in a free market thats always gonna be the case its just sad sometimes driving around small town america and seeing ghost towns and old closed family industries that thrived and drove communities i hope for a bright future for my kids but i wish they could live in small town everybody knows everybody type communities i guess im gettin older and just struggle to embrace change itll be easier for my children than for myself

Posted:  6 days, 4 hours ago

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A big thanks to all

Good luck youll have highly stressful i wanna quit moments persevere itll all come to you with practice

Posted:  6 days, 4 hours ago

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Truck safety group urges purges of drug abuse drivers

Im all for safety for the drivers and the public but i wont lie working for a small company and having the mega carriers have an influence on our government bothers me a bit having grew up in the logging industry and litterally watching the industry go from a lot of small family businesses to them being completely priced out to the few huge companies it became a choice get huge and settle for small margins or get out and eventually i see this happening in trucking it takes the “american dream” concept away from the people we all talk about our great paychecks and im happy with what i make but if you break down your time on the road to an hourly pay and its truthfully not that impressive all that being said i truly love my job and wouldnt wanna do anything else at this point in my life

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Schneider Pulled a Sneaky On Me

There is definitely special treatment for those of us who bust our butts for example i sacrificed last weekend to run to orland from New York. Got a quick turnaround was due to be back by wednesday morning i told my planner i have the perfect amount of time left on my 70 for one of our landover md runs if we have one so he switched someone else and gave me one which i delivered thursday morning another quick return drop n hook in palmyra got me back midday with an hour and 58 minutes left i got in the office and our dispatchers were distraught we had 2 loads to be picked up from ben moore (a couple miles away) and all the local drivers abandoned them so i said give me the trailer numbers i got this so after a long exhausting week i was there for them and because of these lil things im the guy who basically gets whatever i want including a brand new truck while guys that have been there forever are still *****ing daily and driving 2012’s I finished with 7 minutes left and still had time to pick my kids up from school trucking can work for us if we work for trucking

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Career advice/direction

Construction industry is a possibility driving triaxle dumb or pulling equipment from job to job although i think alot of those companies even look for as much as 5 yrs experience have you looked into regional otr in your area thats what i do and im home every weekend maybe weekend courses im not sure just offering ideas

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

I guess ill share my experience quick i also went to private school my thinking was i drove log truck for 18 yrs i dont need to go otr for a major carrier and i refuse to live in a truck with another driver Well this is what i had to go through due to my decisions. My first day i was handed keys given a dispatch and thats that had never slid tandems before had never actually backed to an active dock didnt own a trucking gps or heard of one before for that matter i was completely clueless as to what i was doing while i was lucky enough to make it through the first few weeks and pick everything up and have become what id call a pretty succesful driver ive said to myself 100 times man life couldve been so much easier if id have had someone like myself to show me the ropes so even though i went that route id call it a mistake and if i had it to do again id take a different route. My ability to drive a truck due to my years of driving log truck is prolly the only thing that got me through what these people in private schools dont understand there is alot more to being a truck driver than driving truck My wife is currently in the school i went to but that is 100% only because my company agreed to let me take her on my truck and train her as soon as she obtains her license so im acting as her company training i look forward to it as itll be nice to share my knowledge with her There is obviously much more detail to my story but the moral of it is even with 18 yrs behind the wheel private school was a mistake on my behalf

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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How is it legal for company trucks to be governed at different speeds?

I understand where your coming from but ive learned that where im at is perfect for me and i wouldnt wanna go faster granted that is 70 mph so faster than alot but its perfect i can get to orlando florida in 11-10-11 shift while going down 95 i watched another company truck pass me at id guess 80 or so and i thought well aint that some bullcrap then i thought about our driver that was involved in a very very serious accident and said to myself nope not me so i guess the moral of my ramblings is speeding is just unsafe things happen fast everytime you get near a city and its more important to get home safe than to make and extra 70$ a week

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

I certainly dont mean to give bad advice i guess for some who grew up around trucks and operating equipment and having to make very important decisions from a young age i fell natural to this carreer but not everybody has those experiences and ive gotta remember that sometimes

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

When i say that im just refering to how tight it is and navigating the low bridges and challenges that an individual city presents basically you gotta know or learn the cities you will be in. I certainly worded it wrong all experience is good experience even the mistakes (provided they werent catastrophic)

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Help as a newbie

Be upfront and give up some of your time off prior to this time and im sure a company would work with you if your a person who constantly asks for hometime im sure they wont be so understanding

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

I disagree that a person with some common sense cant do it you certainly can and be succesful but i agree that pittsburgh is a tough city to maneuver in and you can get yourself in some real trouble there without experience and honestly i dont think otr will ever give you the experience you need to deliver in pittsburgh or in my case nyc which is worse than even pittsburgh i also agree that the hours of a local driver are brutal and while you may go home everyday youll have 10 times more of a life staying in the truck im very happy running regional and being home every weekend and occasionally on a weekday

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Looking for a starter company, but with a catch...

Ive been getting alot of email ads from us express looking for teams id call them and talk to them while i dont believe half of what i read they put a nice offer on the table

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Pay from companies?

Goodluck in florida a lot of competition for the better jobs there but im sure you can find something

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Pay from companies?

Im lucky enough to do all florida and chicago runs so i getthe best of both worlds but i earned that it wasnt given :)

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Pay from companies?

I dont know where you live but if your in the northeast expect your pay to run here significantly higher but also know everything is tougher here ive never made less than 75k a yr with weekends off but i run my a$$ off and work every bit as hard as i did in construction just less physical its def not for everyone

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Castleton on Hudson Pilot. Tight parking

Just fueled there last night shouldve seen the s$&t show they had goin on

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Throwback Thursday - Photos From Back In The Day

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Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Throwback Thursday - Photos From Back In The Day

This is the oldest one i have in my phone pic is about 10 yrs old

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