Profile For Tom S.

Tom S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Davenport, IA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 10 months ago

Tom S.'s Bio

Former driver for Burlington Trailways six years Davenport IA- Indianapolis In Currently working for Schnieder Transpotation. Been with Schnieder six months just a baby.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Got run into Owner Operator

I was run into in Murrysville PA at the time I was leased on to a major carrier, I need to find a lawyer in PA. I was released to go back to work in January I’m now working locally, my occupational accident policy paid me while I was home and their finalizing the remainder of the medical bills now. All these lawyers deal with workman’s comp ect, I’m having a hard time finding someone who deals with my circumstances. I’m simply looking for the remainder of any medical bills and lost wages for the time period I was home about 4 months, looking for suggestions.

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Owner Op needs a new home

The company I’m leased to has decided to terminate my contract. I received an email this morning that’s states their case, they are strict, but I find it biased based on the fact that they list very minor incidents as crashes. Some were my own impatience some were not of my own doing, all were paid for by me my fault or not. I do have 1 accident I was left of center on 83 I took a guy’s mirror off last February. My OTP is near 100pr DOT compliance good, I’m making a list of companies to apply to and simply looking for input, I’ve been OTR for 3yrs an Owner Operator for 1/5 of that so half. I have 2 slow maneuvering and the left of center, I moved a rock out of place and hooked a door chain to some fence, I feel my performance and driving record are good enough to get on with someone. I’m also contemplating trying to work with the finance company and run under my own authority. Any input appreciated. Thank You

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Owner Operator Credit Limit

I've been with Schneider a year now and am very happy, I'm moving over to the IC side in February. I recently applied for a business credit card, she said my limit was 20k I about chocked, I talked to another IC and he said you never know, but realistically I think 7500-10k is more than enough. Managing business exspences is very important , but I don't think I need 20k in credit, suggestions for a rookie IC would be much appreciated.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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CDL A Skills Test Iowa

I did OTR in 2008 but drove a bus the past six years so Im back in school, I did really well on the skills test the first week, my driving instructor was insisting I do things differently, now I'm having problems with my off set right and my alley doc. We also have a couple people that are lacking so I'm not getting the time in the truck I would like, today was a not good as my instructor was setting me up wrong "to see if I could fix it?" I like anyone else new have a long way to go on my backing skills, but I'm not horrible either, pre trip is good my driving is good it's like the more I do the skills test with my instructor trying to correct me when I'm doing ok in the first place the worse I get any suggestions?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Going to Schneider

In my area there are several options along I80 family dollar, OTR home run pod, tanker out of Kenosha, Wirlpool out of Iowa City, Teams, I will be going to Schneider because of the training program, I did OTR briefly in 08 before driving a bus for six years so I do have a few miles under my belt. I'm very teachable some people would say I'm to eager, some people say companies don't want drivers that are to willing, I don't agree I just like to do the best I can and fly underneath the radar, my former boss said he did not like my adittude because he always thought I was better than him, pretty bazaar I know so I'm a little gun shy starting a new career and seeking some advice, I'm leaning towards a team situation finding someone I can learn from. My former boss is a sociopath but that's another story for another day, theirs another thread dealing with some of his methods "electronic surveillance" I'm just glad to be away from my former employer, but still having to put up with him on a daily basis. Pardon the rant, but any advice is greatly appreciated.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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DAC

I was talking from someone from Maverick I left orientation in 2008 the leak tested me and I walked so my bad, on the other hand I don't think people should be treated that way. So I get a phone call a month ago about the same job I tried to get in 08, so they call me and say company you left in April says, Quit Under Dispatch can't hire you so I freak out turns out it says nothing of the sort, relief but why almost downright lie, I left their I understand just tell my no, depends who you talk to I guess.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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DAC Report Quit Under Dispatch

As I said I'm working on it staring school again if I am not able to clear up the dac in the next 3 months any suggestions on companies that would take a chance on me.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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DAC Report Quit Under Dispatch

The company I was working for asked me to resign after I was off work for five days, I was sleep deprived and very emotional due to a family emergency, I was to report for an extra assignment and did not call off. The company asked me to report to the main office where we agreed it was best to part ways I received a letter that day stating I had resigned. I told them that I would be good to go after this was all over but they refused to listen, in five and a half years not one problem, nothing on my record, that would warrant being canned after missing only one day of work. four of the days were off days, not until I started looking for work did I discover this, but I did dispute it and when I talked to hireright they said it sounds like we can help you. I am back in school for a class A CDL was using a class B driving a bus. I have got some people helping me with this but I am scared I just want to go back to work, and will anyone want me. Now I have two gaps in my work history the last 10 this and being laid off in 2007, OTR didn't work out for me in 2008 because I wanted to be closer to home and I didn't stick it out. Any suggestions or help regarding the DAC report would be helpful, I may be in a position where I can only work for a company that does not use hireright I hope not, but any suggestions their would be helpful also. I am paying for the mistakes I made in 2008 but the two companies I was with would rehire me if this was not on my report.

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