Profile For Matthew H.

Matthew H.'s Info

  • Location:
    Ottawa, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 8 months ago

Matthew H.'s Bio

28 years old

I've been working retail far too long and am looking for change. I've got a few friends in the trucking industry and they've been telling me to go for it.

I've been doing quite a bit of research both on the industry and companies to work for. Currently in the "gather as much information as possible" stage before I commit.

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Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl transprt Illinois Resident

The way I understand it is that us Illinois folks get our commercial permit here in Illinois, then attend Roehls training. After that, you come back to Illinois to take the road test and get your actual CDL. Illinois is a weird state like that.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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We have a video game!

I've been playing Euro Truck Sim2 for quite awhile and can't wait for ATS to come out. There are quite a few truck mods out there for ETS though and I'm currently using a Kenworth that looks almost exactly the one in the picture (with a fully functional steerable lift axle for those tight euro city roads).

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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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A Good Reason For Doing Your Pre-Trip Inspection

Since I've started working as a service writer in an auto tire shop, I've seen some weird stuff come out of tires. Keys, large bolts, small pieces of plastic that punctured just the right spot.

The most interesting one so far was one of those cheap E-cigarettes. I was rather amazed that it punctured it.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Millis Transfer driving school

I almost forgot. Millis is putting in new LG tvs with dish network in all tractors. Free. 👍👍👍👍

Thanks for the input Photogirl! I appreciate it. You made quite the switch, Photography to Truck driving huh?

Good to have some input on Millis though. They have a terminal/yard not too far from me. That's one of the reasons I've been considering them.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Prepaid Cell Phones For Truck Drivers

I can't speak too much as to the usefulness of them personally but there are cell signal boosters out there made for trucks. I know they can run $300 and up. I've known a few people who've said they work good though. Just a thought.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

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I hadn't yet talked to a recruiter for the fact that I was waiting until I got my physical. I didn't think a company would cover the costs. I appreciate the information. I will get on it now

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My recruiter is Stephanie Armstrong and she will get back to you asap. I think there is a drop down box when you complete your application.

Thanks for the info Tim. I really appreciate it. One way or another, I'll get my path straightened out. I apologize if I seem disorganized about the process. I guess I put too much thought into it.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Can an old guy still drive cdl

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Errol, you sure are a young looking 63 or 64.

Must be the hat!

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Well, I've had that photo for 50 years or so.

Here I am at work these days: ILVv6JxYG3lYN7q_lVMWZ5CHCDGlNlafWNKo13kc

You aren't wearing the hat though! Haha! Put the hat on and knocks off quite a few years

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

I hadn't yet talked to a recruiter for the fact that I was waiting until I got my physical. I didn't think a company would cover the costs. I appreciate the information. I will get on it now

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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New truck

I've never noticed the graphics before on Prime trucks. Is that a recent thing?

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

Absolutely no reason to pay for this out of your own pocket. Roehl sends you to take the physical and they cover the cost.

The way I understood it is that I had to have my medical to get my CPL. The physical here is only $80 through my Docs office. My concern is that I have a few possible medical issues (The main one being the all-dreaded Sleep Apnea) that I want to make sure gets taken care of before hand. I don't want to waste the companies time going up there only to be sent home for medical reasons.

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