Profile For Charles M.

Charles M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Athens, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years, 3 months ago

Charles M.'s Bio

an old dog about to learn a whole new set of tricks; starting a brand new career in the trucking industry at the ripe old age of 62

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Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Leaving for Celadon/Indianapolis Saturday

C-Day approaches, and I'm finally starting my new path. I settled on Celadon for a number of reasons and, in spite of some of the negative press here on TT, i think I made a good choice. It was tough, running over the pros and cons, but after far too much second guessing myself, I decided to quit stressing over it and go with Celedon. The bottom line is that any school is going to be challenging in it's own way and though Celadon's school seems to be going through some growing pains, from what I've read on this site and talking to others, they seem to be concerned with their students getting pretty good training at lealst as much as other company-sponsored programs, and maybe a tad better. Yeah, might be crowded, might be a little frustrating, but they don't come across as indifferent as some, and anything is what you make of it

Right now, I'm excited, nervous, scared, and optimistic, as anyone in his right mind would, but I think if I just apply myself, keep a good attitude, and maintain some confidence in both myself and the school, I think everything is gonna be alright. Anyway, wish me luck.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Rookie team drivers

Thanks for this info-- I start school next week in Indianapolis and I'm facing 120000 of this as part of my indentured servitude to Celadon

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Its official I am leaving for school..

Good luck!

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Old Geezer looking to re-energize

I am really happy to read all of this. At 62, I am starting over after having been a photographer/videographer for nearly thirty years. The economy and a couple of other factors (a, shall we say, "strategic" blunder on my part), but not excluding blatant ageism in my former profession, had me looking for another path. nice to have the potential of being valued for my abilities and not looked at as an over-the-hill dinosaur. I'm looking forward to the next adventurous chapter in my life

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Netflix on phone

I do it, but it's most practical if you have access to wi-fi

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Celadon indy school starts tomorrow.

Great! please keep us up to speed

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Celadon indy school starts tomorrow.

Yes, please keep us posted; I am especially interested as I am starting there in Indianapolis in two weeks (was supposed to start in a week, but had to postpone). lol- Good luck to us all!

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Reports from Company-sponsored training: Quality Drivers Indianapolis IN

This is encouraging-- I go there in one week

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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BlueTooth in the cab

any recommendations on a decent headset that works well in the cab environment?

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Starting over

I turn 62 in two weeks and I'm happy to hear we greybeards might be valued in this industry, because elsewhere there's a lot of age discrimination. It may be recruiter BS, but three recruiters I talked to talked about people in their 70s getting approved for training

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