Profile For I-68 & I-79

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    WV

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    Company Driver In Training

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    4 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  4 years ago

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I got my CDL-A Permit!

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Posted:  4 years ago

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Please Help

You check out Millis, they have a training school in Cartersville, GA and from Columbus, you could go OTR or SE Regional. There in the Company-Sponsored Training Section. They give you unlimited time to back, small classes no more than 12, mine had 6.

Posted:  4 years ago

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3 or 4 psi loss on pre trip exam

3psi in a minute or less for non combination vehicle, 4 psi or less loss on combination vehicle.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Learning to drive a manual

Awesome. I was hoping to get someone who was going through the same thing. My husband has been teasing me about being a small Asian woman driver behind that wheel learning all this new stuff. rofl-1.gif

Oh never mind, you definitely look for a school who use automatics. good-luck-2.gif JK

Posted:  4 years ago

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New to trucking, any advice?

Read Brett's Book !

Posted:  4 years ago

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Nervous about my new career..

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Many States CDL driving tests no longer have a 90 backing maneuver anymore, so don't let it get to you.

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I 68 & I 79 - I travel that periodically when hauling hazmat that can't go on the penna turnpike. Any reason you chose that name? Those folks in cumberland MD must be used to the smell of brakes....

It's the secret location of my town, for those who know what city those two Interstates intersect. I don't actually reside there anymore but it's home to me.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Nervous about my new career..

Many States CDL driving tests no longer have a 90 backing maneuver anymore, so don't let it get to you.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Cameras in tractors?

My company has them, and yes if you have been doing something you shouldn't like texting or falling asleep and then you have an "incident" your screwed. However, when that 4 wheeler cuts you off and slams on the brakes and you have no stopping distance now, that camera just saved your a$$. They record 15 seconds prior to the "incident" and 15 seconds after and no they can't just turn it on you and watch you. You'll know when it's recording and "uploading" an incident. They are set off when the truck experiences any sudden movements like a swerve, or hard braking, or fast acceleration, basically anything that moves the sensor (think it's a little pendulum) and then the 30 second record using cell signal is uploaded to your company's safety manager. I've seen some videos and even when there's no actual "accident" but product has been damaged due ex ordinary measures to avoid an idiot 4 wheeler, the camera recorded or the drive hit the button and recorded the license plate of that 4 wheeler and sued their insurance carrier for the damaged product they caused in the box. The driver is exonerated because of the camera. I welcome it and want it in my truck, just don't be doing the wrong thing like playing with your phone when you run over someone ;)

Posted:  4 years ago

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Are there jobs my wife can do in the cab while I drive?

I did this for a while, it's pretty time flexible and before I screwed it up and got kick off I was making a couple hundred a month doing very little effort each day and it was growing. Check out Drop Shipping on EBay. You wouldn't believe that say something selling on Amazon or Walmart.com for say $20 could and does every minute sell on EBay for $30. You just buy off Amazon and ship it directly to your EBay customer. Got to be free shipping and returns. I use to for instance, take a Cabellas camp kitchen they had on their site for $99 and sell one or two a week all spring and summer long on EBay and Amazon for $149. My problem was a few people caught wind of my mark up (Walmart ships in boxes that say Walmart, ugh) and complained and EBay suspended my account and well I moved on to this career, but I just need a few minutes twice a day at most to process the orders, and that's it. The one catch is you need some capital, as you have buy and ship the products before you get payment from either EBay and Amazon pays every two weeks only. PayPal helped speed things up.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Don't Want Home Time

My company pays additional .05 cents a mile after 3 weeks out, so you keep out from week 4 to infinity and get .05 on top of running like hell. Know a guy who started almost a year ago and he's only take two home times and once stay out for like 7 months. He said he had so debts to pay and was like you.

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Talking to the Random Trucker

By that I mean, find that guy or gal who doesn't look like they are on a mission (too eat, shower, toilet) and offer then a cup of coffee for a minute of their time to ask a few questions about there company.

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Talking to the Random Trucker

Cash works! good-luck.gif

Posted:  4 years ago

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How Can You Do That? A Puzzler for New and Future Drivers

You started your 14 hour clock at 2100 Saturday, drove 6 hours to 0300, took a 30 minute break, then drove from 0330 for 5 hours until 0830, then commenced your 10 hours off duty break (there's no 8 hour sleeper rule FYI). So now at 1830 you do you required PTI in 15 while fueling and off you go for 6 more hours until 0030 now Monday morning, take your 30 minute break and rock out the rest from 0100 until 0600 which traveling at 62 mph the whole leaves you 164 miles to spare! Now tell me I'm wrong embarrassed.gif

Posted:  4 years ago

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Company Sponsored CDL school hiring from Florida?

Millis Transfer has a school in Cartersville GA (Atlanta) but you'll have to check if they hire out of FL.

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Curious question?

Hammocks are for relaxing, so you won't need it, leave it at home for that day or two a month you get there. rofl-3.gif

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Trucking Companies with APU

Scott I couldn't find anthing about the VA training facility on the mobile site. I'll look again on a real computer. But so you know where it is? Also, do they have a pet policy? It's not a deal breaker, but I would love a place that would allow me to have my dog.

I attended it last month, it's in Ridgeway, right on the North Carolina border near there terminal in Eden, NC (only a mile apart). They don't allow pets, riders yes. Small class sizes and tons of behind the wheel time (3 week with guaranteed employment), nice range with no more than 2 students to a truck for backing practice, road driving depends on the class size (12 is max) so max road driving is 6 to a truck. They training and you'll get licensed on a manual, and probably start solo on one, as they are phasing those models out and newbies get the older equipment but within a year you'll get a automatic, same goes for the TV and direct tv, only about 2/3 of the trucks have them but within a year they all will.

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Trucking Companies with APU

They have a training facility in VA too! Tell'm Scott Sharpe referred you! The info is in the company training reviews.

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Trucking Companies with APU

Millis Transfer has an unlimited idle policy (use to have a bonus for not but did away with it). So with an inverter, fridge and now 24 inch flat screen with Direct Tv sat &NFL ticket you can set the A/C to artic and relax all you want. Awesome miles and pay plan to boot and going to automatics over the next year completely.

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Bonus miles question

Correction again, .02 cents extra over 2000 miles.sorry.gif

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Bonus miles question

You'd think I'd know what my company's pay plan is, but I screwed up the mileage bonus, it' .03 2000+ miles, then .03 once over 2500, and .05 for 3000+ all from mile one. dancing.gif

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