Profile For Sean M.

Sean M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Sherman , TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Looking for day jobs!

I am looking for local day driving jobs in the Sherman Texas area and if anyone has any information that would be awesome!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Brake Safety Week: Sept. 11-17

Do you get cas points added to your record of you fail a inspection due to your slack adjuster?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Auxiliary lights

Stupid question but if your parked in an area for the night and it would be best to have your aux lights on should you idle all night or can you turn it off?

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Need help understanding 8 or 10 hour break!

Yes sir.

Thank you sir.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Need help understanding 8 or 10 hour break!

Your explanation left out a couple of needed pieces of information. You may be able to take the eight hour break if you had a minimum of two hours on the sleeper berth line earlier in the day.

Here's what you should do: set an alarm so that you wake up in time to take a look at your Qualcomm right as eight hours goes by. You will gain some time if you had a minimum of two hours consecutively earlier in the day. By looking at your Qualcomm you will be able to see your available hours when the eighth hour clicks off.

Thank you. Yes earlier I was on the sleeper line for more than 2 hours but less than 8. So when the time passes 8 hours and I look at my Qualcomm and it says that I have hours to drive then I am allowed to use them?

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Need help understanding 8 or 10 hour break!

Does that 8 hours have to be consecutive?

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Need help understanding 8 or 10 hour break!

experienced drivers I need help. A little bit ago I got a Home Depot load out of Grand Prairie Texas that's going to Oklahoma City and my appointment to unload is at 7am tommorow. I'm at a truck stop for the night and still have 89 miles to go. Today has been a lazy day meaning that Iv do done most of my 14 in the sleeper due to waiting to get unloaded this morning with a different load and waiting to get loaded with this Home Depot load. So I came off of a 10 hour rest break last night and today I was on duty for only 1 hour and 10 minutes while I only drove 2 hours and 57 minutes so added that is 4 hours and 7 minutes on duty lol. I'm parked at a truck stop for the night and so my question is is to make my appointment time is it ok if I take a 8 hour rest break or do I need to take a full 10 tonight? Sorry if this explanation is confusing lol

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Help finding strap winder!

Does anyone know where to buy a strap winder? Iv been told flying j and pilots but every one Iv been to in the past 2 weeks don't have them.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Blog for new driver!

So I figured that I would post a little blog on starting school to get your cdl. I started school this week and it has been a blast along with some stress. It has been mostly classroom time with watching videos and going over different test reviews. Today we went to the U.S express terminal in Dallas for driver appreciate week and got to talk to recruiters and drivers at the terminal. It was cool and a eye opener for what to expect coming out of cdl school. We also got to enjoy looking at the new 2016 freightliner cascadia and boy was it awesome. I still prefer a Pete but it was nice. Tommorow and Friday is mostly test days for my class. Tommorow were taking the general rules and combination test. Friday we will be taking the general knowledge, air brakes, pre-trip (luckily for us Texas boys it's a written test), tankers, and double/triple test! We will be taking the hazmat test at the end of the coarse when we take our driving test. So the past 3 days have been crammed with a lot of studying and reading. This is the first time Iv been in a class room since I graduated high school in 2011 so Iv had to reteach myself how to focus on one test at a time instead of letting myself get stressed out over all the test at once. I am looking forward to acing all these test so that I can start driving next week to get ahold of double clutching and shifting. So yea it's been fun so far and I am looking forward to joining a company and getting out on the road.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Maverick vs TMC

I start school soon and already have a pre hire from tmc. Tmc and maverick were my 2 big options that I was debating over as well. They both pay well but tmc offers percentage pay and so far every driver that I have managed to talk to at truck stops that drive for tmc do percentage pay. They all have said that you do make more money that way compared to cpm. Also maverick now has a full fleet of automatics while tmc still runs standards. Hope this helps.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Need advice for interview!

Thanks guys. The interview went well and I start school on sept 14. I passed the dot and drug test. School is sept 14 through oct 9. After that I'll be headed to Des Moines Iowa for orientation with TMC.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Need advice for interview!

Hello everyone! Tommorow I have an interview to get into school for my cdl. I am being interviewed by the director of the school and am pretty nervous. I don't really know what to wear or what to expect other than paperwork. Any tips or advise would be greatly appreciated!

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Everyone should get a kick out of this!

Everyone should get a kick out of this:

Kenworth W900L - 3 Stick Shifting

This video shows a driver who has three different shift levers for changing gears.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Questions about TMC?

I am looking at tmc. My current situation is that I am expecting money for cdl school but am not 100% sure if I will be getting it. So how is tmc with paying for future drivers to go through driving school? Also right now I live in Texas in tmc's hiring area but my wife and I are looking into moving to California in a year or 2 so does tmc deliver to California and does some tmc drivers live in California? Also is tmc's percentage as good as the company makes it out to be?

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Anyone working for tmc here?

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Been looking at tmc for a while now and I'm just curious to know pros and cons from a tmc drivers. They sound like a great company, just don't know if they truly are.

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What do you want to know I work there

I am also looking at tmc. My current situation is that I am expecting money for cdl school but am not 100% sure if I will be getting it. So how is tmc with paying for future drivers to go through driving school? Also right now I live in Texas in tmc's hiring area but my wife and I are looking into moving to California in a year or 2 so does tmc deliver to California and does some tmc drivers live in California? Also do you enjoy tmc and is their percentage pay worth it compared to cpm? thank you.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Truck Driver Institute

Calling all truckers! If anyone has any information on TDI, truck driver institute, whether that be opinions or experience with the school please let me know? I'm looking at trucking schools and right now I'm looking at Grayson county college driving school and TDI. Grayson offers a 4 week course while TDI offers a 15 day course. So any information would be most helpful! Thank you.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Questions about TMC??

I looked at TMC and probably would've applied there, but they weren't hiring out of the state I lived in at the time. I have talked to quite a few of their drivers. All of the them I have talked to say only positive things about the company, and many of them say they get home every weekend. It might depend on where you live somewhat, but from what their drivers say, the company really tries to honor their home time requests.

TMC allows drivers to make home time request?

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Questions about TMC??

I am fixing to start school in a couple of weeks to get my class a cdl. I am highly interested in TMC Transport because I want to start my career in a flatbed fleet. I have read most of the forums and blogs on here about tmc but there is one question about TMC that I can't find, home time. I know the company tries there best to get drivers home on the weekends but if anyone currently working or had worked for TMC can tell me how their schedule looks for their drivers I would be most appreciative.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Choosing the right trucking school!

Hey everyone! I am looking into getting my class a cdl and would like some advice on the schools in my area if anyone knows about them. I live in Sherman tx so the closets one is Grayson community college but there are a few in the Dallas area so any advice on the schools would be most helpful!

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