Profile For Brian W.

Brian W.'s Info

  • Location:
    Glendora, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 2 months ago

Brian W.'s Bio

GOD, family, and cabovers ... IN THAT ORDER!

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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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DAC Report Help

Now with that being said when you are getting into trucking ,by law, you will have to disclose EVERY all your work history for the past 10 years. This can include but not limited to part time and full time jobs, schooling- part or full time student, Filed income tax reports from tax time and including unemployment which should be recorded if you applied for assistance. Signed affidavits from family or employers help.

Know of any good sites/companies that can help a person recreate/locate their past employment history? During the past three years of freelancing and school I've lost my original resume and don't want to offer a false resume with dates that are inaccurate.<

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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DAC Report Help

Do trucking companies see the "Inquiry History Report" as part of their request? If they do I have a feeling I can kiss my dream of the open road goodbye.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Schools and Companies

Thank you Brett and OldSchool! I think that I'll start getting on the horn (that's "phone" for you youngn's) with Scheider, which was the company that really got me interested in becoming a commercial driver, along with Gordon Trucking/GTI and a couple other locals and see about company paid training or tuition reimbursment, along with sign on bonuses and other miscellaneous. I have yet to post a thing on TheTruckersReport, only browse around and read peoples responses to the questions I would have asked; it has been quite interesting reading about everyones different experiences. I would like to be able to go with self-sponsored/private training however I think that GOD and life have left me with no other option but to go with company paid training.

P.S. Is C.R. England and their company paid training as bad as everyone makes it out to be? Do they really pressure you into leasing/owning your own truck?

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Trucker etiquette question

I'm going with Brett on this one; if you plan on trying to illegally separate me from my future company truck and trailer we will definitely have a problem. If you just want to stop by and say hello, get some advice, or drop something off consider that driver's door open to you anytime. It will be my goal as a future driver to change as many people's perception of Class A drivers as possible. Thank you Brett for your input here.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Schools and Companies

Hey there fellow Trucking Truth'ers,

I live in Southern California and thankfully have the option of many different schools to choose from. After doing quite a bit of research I narrowed my choices of trucking schools down to three:

1. Dootson School of Trucking ($48 got me 45 min. behind the wheel with an instructor in order to find out if I like it; instructor was great and gave me the confidence and desire to want to keep on going; absolutely NO B.S. from the school or instructor about the industry and how rookies are usually treated; post-educational job placement available; been around since 1951 and almost everyone I know keeps saying, "Hi, I'm Debbie Dootson").

2. Roadmaster School of Trucking (mentioned on other trucking company websites as a school that they will give tuition reimbursement; pre-school job placement so my CDL would be nearly free, minus DMV and drug/alcohol/physical testing fees; financial aid available).

3. TGA Truck Driving (seen on only a handful of trucking company websites; pre-school job placement so my CDL would be nearly free, minus DMV and drug/alcohol/physical testing fees; financial aid available).

Here is my dilemma: I would like to go with a private trucking school as the idea of being committed to a company kind of concerns me (being "at their mercy" if you will) and would allow me to find a job (something I'm very familiar with unfortunately). However I do understand that taking the pre-employment commitment does mean long term work, certain paid training, possible financial help in eventually becoming my own owner-operator, and eventually getting a better position/job that would keep me closer to home. Any help/suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated. I have a very strong feeling this is what I should have been doing since day one but words of wisdom from others should be able to help me figure out if this is just a short-term fantasy or a long-term reality.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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How much can a Rookie Solo driver make, Im gonna tell you !

Thank you very much for your experience; as a soon-to-be student driver (just need to get some family and college class issues in order before starting) I know I will be keeping Prime in mind as a company to look at for future hiring.

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