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    ME

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    Experienced Driver

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    5 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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Company CDL school tuition

Hi Andrey, glad to see the new job is working out. I thought I'd put in my 2 cents: it sounds like you agree that it's reasonable for them to expect to be paid something, since they did train you and it probably helped you get the job you have now. If you think there might be a legal reason that you can take advantage of to avoid paying them back, my advice would be to consult a lawyer. As for credit score, some companies will look at your credit report as part of a background check, so seeing that you refused to pay someone would probably look bad.

Posted:  6 days, 9 hours ago

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So How Is Your Day Going?

Well that sucks, I hope you get back on the road soon. But I've never seen a tire end up like that. It looks like something that was made to scour the highway as you drive.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Quick question

If you google "semi trailer rental" you'll find a number of companies in that business. Are you looking for something different, like private owners renting out their trailers?

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Stoopid U-turn of the day

Well, assuming the story is true, I'd say the only mistake your son made was to call in and tell them about it. As long as he didn't hit anything or get a ticket, I don't think there's any reason to volunteer that information.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Information Regarding Schneider's Background Check?

I was just asking because I was under the impression that Schneider no longer reported info to HireRIght, but maybe there's just some problem with my data.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Information Regarding Schneider's Background Check?

6 large carriers in 5 years? Wow, you must have a good idea of how it all works. Was one of them Schneider? Anyway, for some reason, I've had 2 jobs and neither show up.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Information Regarding Schneider's Background Check?

This is something that has confused me for a while. I see "DAC report" mentioned as if it's some kind of official report containing all employment history for all drivers, but after looking in to it, it doesn't seem like that's the case. The DAC is something provided by a company called HireRight, but not every trucking company reports to HireRight, and there are companies other than HireRight out there that collect information and produce their own reports. I worked for Schneider for a couple of years, and about 9 months after I started I requested my report from HireRight and it had my info on it. Now when I ask HireRight they say they have no file on me, but Schneider directs employment verification requests to another company (DriverIQ), and I can get my info from them. Swift seems to refer driver employment verification requests to a place called DriverFacts, but I don't know if they have a way for a driver to request their own information.

In any case, Schneider will likely find your information, so you should be honest on the application. My impression of Schneider's hiring is that the decision to hire you or not may depend on how badly they need drivers for the position you apply to. In any case, all you can do is apply to as many places as you can find and hope for the best.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Choosing between two local companies

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Do either of them involve going into or south of Boston?

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Both cover full Mass, so I assume that includes Boston :-(

Yeah, unfortunately I think with some companies they get inexperienced people to go in to the city because the senior guys don't want to do it. But it might not be like that at either of the places you are looking at, I don't know. And at least you'd be paid by the hour. I had a job where I had to go in to Boston and I got paid by the mile. Over all I was paid very well so I shouldn't really have let it bother me, but that didn't give me much comfort when I had to spend an hour driving across the city knowing I wasn't getting paid any extra for the trouble.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Choosing between two local companies

Do either of them involve going into or south of Boston?

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Things Are Bad, Running Out of Time

Say what? We need to find out what happened with Eugene! :)

I don't think we were going to find out. In any case, it sounds to me like he couldn't be coached because he thought he knew how to do it already. I wish him well.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Things Are Bad, Running Out of Time

Well anyway, it sounds like you’re the guy who can sell them on the idea of giving you more time.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Things Are Bad, Running Out of Time

Sounds like you've been coached a lot in the past couple of days, and I'm not really someone to do that even if it could be done by forum posts. But I'm curious, what do you look at when you're backing? You mentioned jackknifing, and it seems that you should notice that it isn't going right before you get that far. Maybe you are going too fast like someone mentioned. Do you just let it idle when backing?

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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The Driver Toolbox - So To Speak

Vise grips and duct tape.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Someone Called The Police On Us

I don't think they'll put up a fence. It sounds to me like they don't have anything else to do. When a truck turns around it's probably the highlight of their week.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Galanz microwave/air fryer combo

Not familiar with it, but the manual says it need 2 inches on either side and 8 inches above for ventilation. Also wondering about the power. The manual says 1300W for microwave and 1450W for air fryer, but I don't know if it needs both of those at the same time, or if air frying just adds 150W, or what.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Bad experience or am I the problem?

Unfortunately I think a lot of companies have to take whoever they can get to train people. Some do it for the money, the extra help, or because it makes them feel important, but not everyone is good at it. It does sound like you had some bad luck, but it may have something to do with your personality as well. It could be that you're not hiding your feelings as well as you think you are or something like that.

In any case, good luck with the next trainer. If he yells at you, makes you feel stupid, or lectures you on things that he overhears, try not to take it personally.

Posted:  1 month ago

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CDL Air Brake test

I had never heard of "compounding the brakes" until I read your question, so this is based on a few minutes of googling it. But what I found is that in older equipment, you could cause damage by applying the service brakes when the parking brakes hadn't been released. But newer equipment has an "anti-compounding valve" which is supposed to avoid this problem. Also, even without that it seems like you would be OK as long as you didn't step hard on the brakes.

So, sorry to hear about that. How did the rest of the test go? Did he have you stop immediately then, or did you go through the rest of pre-trip?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Trucker, hauling USPS, discussing his ballot delivery experience.

Lol, I read it 3 times trying to make sense of it. Then I realized that it's actually text from a Reuters article from like a year ago, but some words have been changed, sort of like if you used google translate to translate it to a different language and back. Anyway, the bottom line is that I think Kristina's a spammer or something. I think they do this sometimes to try to make an account look legit.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Wide swing on a right hand turn.

We all know how it is, some people are going to be upset if they're delayed no matter what the reason. As for "letting them know they're number one", I've decided to tell myself that waving and smiling means the same thing. So I wave and smile while I'm thinking the other thing.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Senators propose legislation to promote women in the trucking industry

OK, so I guess what I was wondering is, what will this legislation be able to do? If there are good reasons for fewer women in trucking, maybe it’s just the way things are.

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