Profile For Susannah F.

Susannah F.'s Info

  • Location:
    Waterboro , ME

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 7 months ago

Susannah F.'s Bio

I grew up riding along with my dad, and as a teen and young adult always joked that if worse came to worse I could always just be a trucker. Worse didn't come to worse and with a little inspiration from a respectable truck driving man I realized being a trucker would actually be a great occupation for me. So I went to a local truck driving school and am now doing "local" work for a seafood company in Maine. And Im really glad I decided to be a trucker.

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Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Young CDL

18+ can only drive in state. 21+ can drive anywhere. But watch out, some companys require applicants be 23+ or 24+. Some are able to waive that requirement, but due to insurance companys most arent. Any company will tell you their requirements often you will find this info on the companys "career" page. So if you find where they have a link to their application its often right there next to the link. Look carefully each company has different requirements.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Killing time.....

Oh man. I guess Im lucky I have a drs appt today so I couldnt do my NY run that Ive been doing otherwise Id be stuck right there with you. Its really unfortunate abiut hw crash. I feel like theres been a lot of wrecks up here lately.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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And then I hit a low underpas...

Nope that was Amy. She was in the class before mine. She seems pretty cool.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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More Questions

Oh dont worry I walk confidently and deffinately look like I can kick ass. Steel toed boots complete the look along with a sizeable pocket knife and pepper spray. Im doing NYC runs into the Bronx along with other unsavory places. I also plan on taking self defense coursea as soon as I have the opportunity.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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And then I hit a low underpas...

My boss was pretty cool about it. The damage was fairly minimal considering since I was easing up to it and nudged it. Mostly cosmetic. And the cops werent involved. Oddly enough my boss has decided to put me in a big rig and send me to NCY. Im going with a guy with 4 months experience. Now I know Im 13'6" and thats that. As to the GPS I wasnt using a rruck gps however there qas a truck behind me when the incident happened whos truck gps told him to take the same route. Hes 13'6". It was odd. And I wasnt followig the gps blindly. It was the only bigger road in the area wih outgoing WAYYY out of the way. Also oddly enough I was told to take some really small residential roads to get back on teack and not two streets over there were tons od signs for the truck route I needed. Cleaely Im not the only rrucker whos been down there. And yes Heavy C I did go to NTI and I loves every minute there. I was a bit of a teachers pet.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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And then I hit a low underpas...

Today I got off on the wrong exit my GPS led me astray and I came upon a low underpass... Whih I hit vey gently. And smashed up the reefer on my box truck. I wasnt sure if it was high enough so I was trying to pull up close enough to get out and check but I misjudged where my reefer was and I smashed the front corner up. Now Im at Market Basket in Andover Mass hoping they take my freight since my box may not be under 40degrees. So I was wondering, now that I shated my stupid move of the day, how many of you have done something stupid like this? I hope Im not alone.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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More Questions

Hey, Ive been driving for about a month now, and I gotta say while I have recieved a lot of attention from men while making deliveries I have never felt uncomfortable or in danger. I do carry a very sharp pocket knife and pepper spray just incase but I havent had any problems so far. Most places I go have tons of surveilance so people wouldnt dare to cause much trouble anyway. But as a lady trucker I find that men just want to help me in anyway they can. Whether its setting a dock plate or operating an electric pallet jack and unloadin my truck they just want to be gentlemen. Oh theres also a lot of ""hey, a woman driver! Youre coming back every saturday right?!' ....even though I was 30 mins late for my appointment.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Finally enrolled in school!

I am very happy to let everyone know that after more than a year of trying to make this happen I am finally enrolled in school. I have choosen a local private school in southern Maine. I will be sure to start a training journal and share how its going. Instead of just lurking around here. In a few short weeks I will be out there on the roads! Watch out!

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Finally time to introduce myself!

Daniel while I totally hear what your saying and agree that that often is the case, my boyfriend has been able to take some classes while drivin, the company he worked for at the time was willing to work with him so he would have time to study. And he plans to go back to school once gets the local job his current company is offering him. Also for those driver who are able to get home weekly depending on what day they are home schools are offering some classes that are one day a week. Even on saturdays. All I'm saying is that its not completely impossible.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Finally time to introduce myself!

I too am only 22. I did a couple semesters at a local jr college. I hated it. I lok at all my friends who have graduated with 2 or 4 yr degrees. They have a mountain of debt. And in my area there are no job opportunities so they are working minimum wage jobs until someday they get a job in their field. How valuable is college really? Its only valuable if you are guaranteed a job. Truck driving doesn't have to be all or nothing. With online classes and flexible schedules it may very well be possible to drive AND go to school. (Especially if you could score a local job) when you are ready to go back to school.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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I passed!!!

Congratulations! I'm eager to find out where you end up!

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Exact First Year Income. Week by Week!

Hey Brett, I think a FAQ section would be perfect, I thought about suggesting that the last time I read yet an other persons question about guns in trucks. It would be really handy to have all those questions and answers in one place. And Daniel, thanks for posting the info on how much you earned. I know a lot of ppl don't want to share personal financial information like that but it really is nice to know realistically what I could expect to make my first year. Thanks a bunch.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Beginning the change of a lifetime!

I was hoping to start jan 13 but due to finances i will probably wait till feb or march. :( Oh well. At least that gives me more time to prepare.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Beginning the change of a lifetime!

Oh man! I haven't had time to keep up with your posts each week, but I finally just caught up tonight! I gotta say, this is great! Its awesome to know what to expect when I start school. And the map was really cool. I cant believe how far they had you drive! Thanks so much for the great info!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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The Adventures of Daniel B.

My boyfriend drives for R. C. Moore and they require drivers to frequently wash their trucks. They expect the trucks to be immaculate. They have great wash bays and fortunately there's never a wait. There's 2 or 3 bays which each fit 2 trucks at the terminal in Scarborough ME. I believe they don't reimburse drivers for normal truck washes unfortunately. Although it may be different for the long haul drivers. My bf is at his terminl once a week so he has access to the wash bays but it might be different for those who aren't at a terminal as often.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Bad Mouths

Wicked classy. I wonder what sort of issues a person must have to even say stuff like that in a public post. Some people need to grow up.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Pre-Hires

Hey Heavy C! We're practically neighbors! I live about 40 mins outside portland. I recently talked to someone at NTI (where i plan on going in january/February ) and I heard there are a bunch of locap opportunities around here. Are you going to NTI?

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Single mom again

Disclaimer: I don't have my license yet so I may lack experience but I do know a lot of truckers and have doone a lot of researc h. Trainning takes an incredible amount of time energy and grit. You won't be able to have your daughter with you wgile training. And as an otr driver you won't have much time or energy left for homeschooling after you get done driving. especially not during the first year. I wouldn't worry about safety at truck stops or recievers but there will be many other obsticles. I would suggest that since you already care for one disabled person, look into caring for mentally or physically disabled people for the state. I have a friend who does that and it makes ok money and you could care for your daughter at the same time. You may beable to have live-in persons or take care of them in their own home. but given your situation it may be a good option. You may need some sort of license or training but you can contact your state about that.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Digging for more info!

Hey Starcar, I would love it if you would elaborate on training with your husband a little. I was hoping that once I get my license I could train with my boyfriend, but of course I do have my reservations, so I'm curious how that went for you.

Posted:  5 years ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

I've been trying to figure out a plan to get my license for almost a year now. I'm now planning to go to a local school but I don't currently have the money. its so expensive. So for now I'm studying on my own and Im taking the permit test on Tuesday! Wish me luck! Hopefully I will be in school by January. After that my bf would really like to team. I think its not a bad idea.

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