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    Gardner, MA

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    Considering A Career

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    3 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  4 days, 17 hours ago

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Called Millis

Answered all my questions, confirmed all the great stuff I read about them, no pressure or fast-talking.

Summarized it all in an email for me, all I need to do is call or email when I'm good to go.

Just need to set aside enough money for the training, travel, and MTI deposit. After that I can give my 2 weeks.

Still have my reservations about the whole thing but I can't reach my goals without changing my current circumstance.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Oklahoma

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You will get nowhere with fear. Make a decision and do it.

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Pupil2Prodigy, because you are new here, the comical nature of Big Scott's response was probably completely missed by you, and many others here. Big Scott hung around in this forum with us for FOUR YEARS before making his decision!

I don't think he meant it to be funny, but it sure got a big laugh out of me. smile.gif

Ah, thanks

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Oklahoma

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[I am] worried about fkin up what I already have, worried about screwing up the people who count on me.

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To put it straight to you, if you have made bad decisions in the past, you'll have to be mature enough and learn to respect what you already have plus those who count on you.

Those who depend on you include your family, your boss(es), your customers (as a trucker, these are the shippers and receivers) and even some people you never met but they need you to get your job done.

No bad decisions here, just hesistant to change my whole life

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Oklahoma

You will get nowhere with fear

This is true.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

Thanks

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Oklahoma

Just got back from OK. Flew out to see my brother for his birthday. Saw a ton of trucks, truck dealerships, terminals, trucks haulin trucks, nothing like it here in MA. So far as I've seen)

Keep meaning to give Millis a call, keep pussing out, worried about fkin up what I already have, worried about screwing up the people who count on me.

Hard to make the move.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

What does goal stand for?

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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A small step forward

On my way there

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Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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A small step forward

Applied for my passport today, set me back almost 200.00 dollars; good for 10 years though, totally worth it. Sprung for the card and the book.

Still need my TSA background check so I can test for my hazmat. Won't need it at Millis but I'd like to have it for the future just in case I take it up somewhere else.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Speeding

I’ll add; most of the big companies don’t want you speeding. When I was with Schneider, we were taught to trip plan based on 50mph. This gave wiggle room for traffic and weather delays.

I’d venture to say the most difficult places for speeding are on the NON-interstate roads. Those have more speed changes and not always obvious.

If you HAVE to speed, either you’re doing it wrong or you’re working for the wrong people.

All of that is helpful, thanks

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Speeding

No interest in class B, good to know I can manage without speeding, not looking to cheat, looking to make it safely over the road and back again

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Speeding

Will I have to break the law to make it in trucking? I only drive about an hour a day, (30 minutes back and forth from work), and ever since I've looked into trucks and trucking I've been paying closer attention to commercial drivers/vehicles. I've seen some people smashing the gas so to speak. I saw a guy the other day in a B class box truck doin 75 in a 55 and a few weeks before that I saw a dryvan doing the same. Where I am, the rule of thumb is 5 over; anywhere; is ok. But these guys were really movin, will I make it at posted limits? is there an accepted rule of thumb in commercial vehicles?

Thanks

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Prime new driver pay

Lol that sounds awful (NE Regional)

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Prime new driver pay

you get an additional 5cpm in the LW if you run northeast to northeast areas. all of this is on the website

Just to confirm, NE to NE only. Doesn't apply to outgoing NE loads? Living in MA wouldn't necessarily mean I'd earn it right? Just want to make sure I understand correctly

Posted:  1 month ago

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It pays to do the dirty work.

Great story, great attitude

Posted:  1 month ago

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Millis!

It's true! I just graduated from Millis, going out with a trainer next week. People are GREAT! Direct TV, SIRUS XM RADIO, frig, automatic transmission.. great health benefits, 401K, etc..

They put you up in a hotel, pick you up and drop you off for class. Pay for breakfast and lunch. Very laid back, great people.

If they don't call me soon I'm going to call them

Posted:  1 month ago

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Millis!

Hopefully you will make the transition into a "prodigy,"

Just as many others who have come into contact with us on this journey. You are learning and observing as you go along, and that will continue for some time.

You'll get a good dose of reality once you get turned loose in your own truck as a solo driver, and there will be a few of those "face palm" moments come up where you will be thinking, "Man those guys and gals at Trucking Truth sure knew what they were talking about!

Right on

Posted:  1 month ago

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Good questions to ask when Millis calls?

Thanks

Posted:  1 month ago

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Millis!

All very helpful thanks!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Good questions to ask when Millis calls?

Any suggestions? I plan to first confirm what I've read, to compare with Roehl, and go from there

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