Profile For Tractor Man

Tractor Man's Info

  • Location:
    Tucson, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 12 months ago

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Restarting after 3 years

Mark, I stand by my original post. Companies are hiring drivers and students left and right these days. If I read your original post correctly, you did originally drive for 7 months? Then had family issues?. If you have a clean driving record, no preventables in your previous jobs with Celadon or Werner, a clean criminal record, (although not completely necessary. There are several drivers on this forum that have been hired, even with felonies), and a steady employment record, there are 50 companies that will have you in orientation next week. Get the Driver Pulse app on your phone and apply today. Good Luck! Please report back and make a liar out of me if necessary.

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Restarting after 3 years

Absolutely they will. I think your best bet would be to contact Werner or Celadon for starters, although, most any Company will take you on. You will probably be required to take a "refresher" course of some type. I put refresher in quotes because it really isn't a cut and dried term throughout the industry. Probably go through a company orientation and then several weeks with a trainer, mentor, engineer or what ever term the company uses to describe their road trainers. My guess is that you will be solo in 3-6 weeks. Good Luck!

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

Tractor Man and Gladhand at Little Anita's in Albuquerque, NM. 07/18/19

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Rookie (or lazy) Loader

Tandems set at 42 feet to center of rear axle. (Illinois)

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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When did you decide you were an experienced driver?

At this stage you can dress like a cowboy even if you're not from Texas or Wyoming.

.....or one of the Village People!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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One year in the books

Fantastic! You are among the very few that accomplish 1 year. Not sure of the stats, but I would hazard a guess at well below 10%.

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One banana for each month!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift hair follicle test

Line items from my pay stub:

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift hair follicle test

FWIW.... I went to Orientation with Swift in Phoenix, AZ in January of this year. I live in Tucson, AZ. They scheduled an appointment at Concentra, in Tucson, about 10 days prior to Orientation for the Hair Follicle Test. They PAID ME a $100 ORIENTATION BONUS, for having it done ahead of time. You may want to ask your recruiter about this. Good Luck!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Parking at night?

Since you are new, I would recommend using the PFJ or TA/ Petro app and seriously consider paid parking if necessary. Also, use Truckerspath app and check parking availability and history. You will learn over time. The most important thing is learn to trip plan and have several parking locations mapped out prior to starting your day. Pick your ideal spot to finish the day, and start backing up about 4 hours away from that spot. Traffic, delays at shippers/receivers, mechanical issues can all throw a wrench into your best laid plans.

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Prime sues Prime

Driving for Amazon is like driving for Uber or Lyft. You'll lose money on every trip, but they tell you you'll make up for it in volume!

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