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Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

Just get a roofing hammer. Serves many purposes, especially in a flatbed application.

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Excellent, that is what I will get! Thanks much.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

Thanks, I will. Guess I could always call a dot weigh station and see what type of answer they give, but different states may have different rules, who knows, I just know I need something to chop small wood with so I don't have to stack a cord of splintered wood on truck...lol

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

It's small, like 16", and its great for slicing small wood like the kind needed to start small grill fire. But hatchet would work just as well, was curious about which I could be allowed to have in cab

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

I am curious about what type of knives or other small sharp items like 12" hatchet or 16" machete type chopping device you can have in your truck.

I hate charcoal taste and I know some rest areas have grills you can use and I prefer a little bit of wood instead of charcoal. Are there laws against those type things in the cab of the truck?

Any help on this would be appreciated, or if there is already a thread on it point me to one please.

And while I'm on this subject, what if anything do you guys carry inside your cab for personal protection?

Thanks much Tommy

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Rejected by Prime!

From everyone I have talked to, drivers, recruiters, and youtubers, if Millis Transfer accepts you to their training program then you have the job if you complete the 3 week training course. They approve you before you ever go to the training. It will cost you $500 tor get into the training but we'll worth it. They start you out solo higher than most any of the companies that have and sponsor training...think its .35 cpm and that's not counting the miles bonus each week, which is .4 cpm at close to 2500 miles and .5 cpm over 2500 miles, so you could and should hit .39-40 cpm each week-- barring the bad weeks that all have from time to time.

It's why I chose them, guaranteed job if you complete training and aren't a dumbass, and great pay for a rookie. Everyone I've talked to say the same thing, the miles are there for the taking.

Look them up, I used the recruiter named Raychel. Hope this helps

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Don't know what to decide!

One of the best for training plus starting pay I have found is Millis Transfer. You are looking at .39-.40 cpm if you drive 2500+ miles per week. On straight pay. I sent you a message with some info.

Tommy

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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HRTP timeline suggestions

I started about six weeks before I took my cdl permit yesterday and as I noted in my schooling journey, I only missed 1question on the whole exam and that is with adding the tank endorsement. Sadly, what kept me from getting that one right is that I got c o c K y and misread the damn thing. It's a great way to study, with focusing on the things you will be tested on...gen knowledge, air brakes, and combo's.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Accepted at Millis Transfer training in Cartersville, Ga.

Hello folks, Just checking in to report on my dot physical and cdl permit testing I took today. Well, passed physical with flying colors, even scored 20/20 vision even though I do need magnifying glasses to read up close clearly.

BIG THANKS to the high road progra!m here!! I only missed 1 question on the whole test. 100% on air brakes, 100% on the 50 question general knowledge, and missed my one question on combination vehicles because I got ****y after being on a roll and miss-read the question....lol. I was able to add tank endorsement but they didn't let me add doubles/triples, didnt know you couldnt get that on a permit. Aced the tank test.

Now, I'm waiting here until the 9th when I will be heading up to Cartersville to check into the motel, and then begin the training on the 10th. Any suggestion on things I need to study on? I was thinking of hitting the pre-trip procedure hard.

Anyway, that's my update for now. You all take care and stay safe. Tommy

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Accepted at Millis

Where are you going for the training?

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Leasing A Truck: My Journey

Good luck bro, hope all works well for you. If I might Id like to make a recommendation or two here. I don't know a lot about leasing however I have watched 2 guys on YouTube that seem to have some great pointers on fuel purchase and time management. One of em is a prime lease driver by the name of Mark Staite-videos on fuel purchasing makes sense to me. The other guy is TrainerJames2013, he has vids on lots of things and seems to be a decent guy.

Anyway, I wish you the best and stay safe above all else.

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