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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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😱 They called! I go Oct 23 @ 9:45 for my CDL A test.

I had all my beautiful, healthy, no cavity teeth pulled when I was 20. Why ?? well....I'm allergic to all the stuff they use to do dental work...and I was really really rowdy..so when I had the 2nd tooth broke off in a fight....I just told them to pull them all....I've never regretted it. but never ignore a hurting tooth !!! When teeth hurt, THEY ARE INFECTED....everytime.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Women dont you miss ur man

Most truckers wives are so busy keeping the home fires burning, the house in repair, the kids healthy and happy...that they quickly figure out one thing...When their trucker comes home, you give them a day to decompress....sleep....eat...whatever, while you wash his clothes, pack his gear, restock his food. You learn to treat his home time like a honey moon...NEVER make plans without asking him....NEVER invite people over without asking him. And NEVER NEVER NEVER have a honey do list waiting for him. Remember...The Only Thing Tougher Than a Trucker........IS A TRUCKERS WIFE.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I start school today 😊

Watch, listen, and learn all you can.......and KNOW that you can do it !!!!!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Yin & Yang...This is me

Jamie....I was you !!! Only I worked for a large legal state agency....and I made the big bucks. I sold my mini ranch, my horses, my farm equipment,...and everything that wouldn't fit in a 28 foot freight trailer. And I went to a small trucking school....4 day school...and bought a truck, and away I went with my husband...I was mentally burned out....it was the best thing I have ever done in my life.....Did I get rich ??? nope....lost all my savings, but ended up with a small place, room for a couple cows...and ALOT happier. Trucking freed me from so much...the almighty rat race for the dollar. I was able to see places that I never would have seen, even tho I had the money to travel, I would never have had the time. I learned what it was to run "west coast turnarounds" with the big Dogs. Our truck was no slouch...it wasn't governed and we drove it like we stole it. Bright yellow Petercar with black fenders...and chicken lights everywhere.....what a ride. If you want to feel what freedom feel like, and you are willing to work to get the chance for it....get out there and start your next adventure...life is for living.....you can't take the other crap with you when you die.....I know my granddaughter will remember riding in the "Starship" with her grandma steerin' and gearin'....and riding with her grandma on her Harley...and her soon to be on the road custom handmade trike. I'm over 60...you are never to old to dream it and make it come true. I'm gonna be really mad when I die...cuz I'll have had 20 things planned to do in the next 6 months.....

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Need help, returning rookie going solo

Yeah...boys will be boys.....thats why us Lady Drivers have our own forum.....we ADMIT our shortcomings, and ask for help....I guess we traded our egos in for the ability to think with just one head....( did I just say that ?????)

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Another new girl

If our country keeps going the way its going....and the SHTF.....I'm gonna go off grid......way off grid...till the dust dies down and I see who is gonna be running our poor country...

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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So Prime denied me...

I'll tell ya'll, and ID MTN Gal will back me up....In trucking, its a male oriented work environment....You will have to prove your worth, demand your respect, and do a better job than the man next to you EVERY DAY. Yes, trucking companies are now seeing that women make wonderful, dependable, respectable,and truthful drivers...We've come a LONG WAY baby !!!!!!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Robert, you failed to address the fact that EVERY trucking company forbids carrying a firearm. And there is no way around that. If you get caught, it goes on your DAC, and it will finish you in trucking....and thats the best part...and DOT that catches you with anything that is not on their list of "approved "firearms, will probably toss your can in the Can....

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Contract or not when signing with a company

It can be rough, especially if your bf is an O/O......insurance is horrid. Will it make a difference if you get a year of OTR under your belt ??

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Questions?????

Recruiters will tell you anything it takes to get you to sign up....period. When you say school year...do you mean like the end of school in May ?? If so, after you get thru school, get thru running with your trainer, and get your own truck you tell them you want "X" days off in May, and why....and personally, if they don't head you that way in time to make your special event...park that truck in the closest terminal, pack your stuff up, ship it home, and grab a greyhound home. There are just some things that you can't afford to miss, as a parent.... IMHO...you should do more research on a school to train at...they are far from my favorite. My brother trained there and had a very bad time.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Sorry I'm slow...I do have a life...and alot of the ladies here are drivers and don't get online all the time. But...to answer your question: No firearms are allowed per FEDERAL LAW....and if that ever changes, trucking companies won't allow them because of the liability issue. That being said...you can carry a stun gun ( do you want someone that close?), pepper spray, ( a little better), a walking stick ( my personal favorite), a tire thumper, or even a can of 20 foot wasp spray....BUT its more about how you carry yourself....Walk like you own the truck stop, don't go in dark areas, NEVER let anyone talk you into going into areas that are not readily seen by others....and never get into a truck you don't know the driver...

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Well, it's official!!!

CONGRATS !!!! Now get in the High Road and study !!!! It will pay off...and keep us updated..

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I forgot to share with y'all 😏

Its great when you can find a GOOD school close to home....In fact you are lucky if you can find a good school that you like !!....I personally believe that lady trainers are better...they have more patience, and are more on point....jmho

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Question from the wife

Is this a company that he went thru their school to get his cdl ??? if so....hate to say it,but his options are severely limited....but if he doesn't owe them for schooling...he should be applying at ALL other companies...he will simply tell the other companies that where he is at appears to not be a good fit, since he wants to roll...... Keep us posted, we will help all we can...

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trucker's wife/secretary

We were owner operators...so I feel ya when it comes to paperwork.....I kept our paperwork broke down to the minimum.....deadhead miles, fuel, repairs, tolls, scales, work clothes...and days on the road. Also fuel taxes for each state, and the usual permits, insurance.....stuff like that. If you break those down to files...your tax adviser/accountant will be happy...

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Come on Already!! Vent

Hey....we all handle change in different ways....and going into trucking is A HUGE CHANGE......so just take it in little steps...you will do fine !!

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Hi i am jo jo

Almost all the companies run south.....so just go toTruck Driving Jobs and apply to all of them !!!! And when the letters or emails start rollin' in....then YOU choose who YOU want to drive for !!! Your weight will only be an issue for your DOT physical...you may have to take a sleep apnea test...... So step out there with your big girl panties on and start that adventure !!!!!

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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I got my CDL!

Not even the weather can keep a good woman down !!!!!!

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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Tire Chains

I've driven truck for well over 15 years....I've never thrown iron.....if its that slick, I park it...and any dispatcher who gives me grief will be turned into safety......

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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I got my premit πŸ˜ƒtoday.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

You just keep doing the High Road....it will help you more than you know, when it comes to the classroom stuff !!! You'll cruise thru it, while everyone else is struggling...so they may grab you up and put you out on the driving range early !!! We've seen that happen ALOT here...

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