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Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Best practice written tests for Texas CDL?

Ok, I'll take yalls advise and get to reading them! XD

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Best practice written tests for Texas CDL?

Where on the net are the best and most accurate practice tests to prep for a CDL in Texas? I got this software from this one site for they promised their test are accurate well they weren't...Their airbrakes for Texas CDL were nothing like the real test. I failed miserably. I really want to know the tests, learn the answers and just move on man....

I only need General Knowledge, Airbrakes, and Pre-trip and I'm done.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Is there anytime to play video game OTR?

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Yes I do love RPGs, it's my favorite genre. I'd actually like to keep up with an MMO OTR, but man that's gonna be hard...

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It just depends on the miles you run I think. You don't necessarily have to run as hard as your hours will let you--you just won't get paid as well, but it's still pretty good pay IMO. I think the main concern would be with data usage, but I guess you could just use wifi at truck stops and McDonald's if that's a problem. I stick to offline stuff like Skyrim personally. It's just easier to pull it out for a few minutes at a shipper or wherever.

Fortunately for me, I currently use Verizon WiFi at home because it's my only option and I know it works fantastic most the time and the MMO I play (FFXIV) barely uses much data at all. No seriously I can get a ton of play out of this game and barely use any of the data. Mainly just trailers and stuff on the computer drains it. + Verizon has fantastic freaking coverage so I think I'm good man XD

Yay me XD.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Is there anytime to play video game OTR?

Heck yeah! You'll probably only squeeze in average 30 minutes a day if you get good miles but it's totally possible. I don't know if you're into RPG's much, but if you plug your computer into the truck speakers and close the sleeper curtains so it's really dark, it almost feels like you're inside the game.

Yes I do love RPGs, it's my favorite genre. I'd actually like to keep up with an MMO OTR, but man that's gonna be hard...

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Is there anytime to play video game OTR?

Be honest with me guys. I love video game and would like to game a bit on the side OTR. But I know trucking tends to have long hours and even in your off time you need that time to zzzzzzz... So is there any legit time to game or is this a pipe dream? Surely I could squeeze a little time in....

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Just how nice of a company and the trainning of Prime?

I looked online and this company seems to have great reviews from people who have/did work for them. Better than most! And when I looked at their training regimen it seems fantastic actually. You get a mentor etc. But site really does make it seem they are dedicated to making the training great. But could I get some opinions from people who have worked there? This really is like the #1 company I'm looking at to work for really.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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What is the reason for changing gears in vehicles?

I mean what does it do exactly? To me seems like it's putting a vehicle in new "gears" so it can handle itself at higher or lower speeds? But what exactly does this? Can someone explain it to me? What's the purpose? Never driven a manual before ever and I'm going to have to learn at school to past tests..

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Trucking isn't for everyone.. but

I want to work for Prime myself. It's like the #1 company im thinking about.. I just started trucking school. I just want to be GOOD at the job (not screw up badly and have fined and stuff). I think I can deal with everything else.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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How much is it on you to get logging hours right?

Oh, and this "Monthly Summary Sheet" thing with the 3 columns is hugely confusing and completely went over my head. Didn't help I got soo little sleep for first day of class tho....

Sheet with the "A" "B" "C" and you figure some numbers or something.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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How much is it on you to get logging hours right?

Starting to think a lot of this stuff would make much more sense if I could actually do the job rather than stuff in a classroom

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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How much is it on you to get logging hours right?

I just started school and one of the first major topics they covered was logging your hours. Talking about how much you can work etc. But he made it very big deal you get fined all the time if your off by just a bit on this stuff. So when you actually are on a real job are you still very much responsible for this or is it more steamlined and your fleet managers are something kind of can figure it out for you? Or maybe a program or something keeps up with it for you....

Also, holy this school is 3 weeks long and they move a little too fast for me and only 30mins break jeeeez... >.>

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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How do truckers typically seek medical attention if they need it OTR?

Like if you had an emergency Asthma attack and were OTR. Or, let's say you see a chiropractor on a weekly basis or any other doctor weekly/monthly, how do you accomplish this on the road?

And is there a way to exercise while OTR and try to keep in shape decently?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Considering making a career/life change to OTR driving

I wish I know someone to go on the road with :/

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Any non 10hr + a day driving companies?

Hi guys. I may be a little unique because I'm not too much worried -at all- about Home Time.Heck, I WANT to be away from my current living situation! And don't have a family to take care of. I DO worry about having a nice sleeper area where I can do my gaming hobby decently while OTR trucking. And have time doing it. I'm hoping this isn't too much to ask.

I know companies want you to get your sleep time in and they tend to have long hours but are there any companies that don't ALWAYS have you drive 10+ hrs a day? I hear soo much about long hours on the road, I just don't want to be worn out in general and have time to chill you know? I've never worked that long on any job, let alone a new trucking job.

I'm not obsessive about it, but I do love my gaming hobby and just don't want to be burnt out in general. At least a job where I could not have those days ALL THE TIME you know?

Any ideas?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Well it looks like I'd have to do company sponsored training at this point..

(very sorry for slow responce I've been super busy)

You guys are right, I should look into company sponcered trainning a little more. I did try to get into this school in Dallas where it's easy to get accepted. They give out loans like crazy. But maybe I may take a few more days to look in company stuff. I just want things to work out.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Generally speaking, how much space is in the sleeper?

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You'll have more difficulty having a fast enough Internet connection for gaming than you will with enough space in the sleeper.

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I second this. Even if you have a very fast connection through your phone/hotspot, your ping speeds will likely be dismal. Definitely not fast enough for most FPS.

However, offline gaming can easily be done. My boyfriend just had his birthday and I got him an Xbox One. He has played more fallout in the last few days than I would have thought possible.

No, I would just be playing an MMO.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Generally speaking, how much space is in the sleeper?

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The part of the truck where you sleep/chill, how big is it usually speaking? Is video gaming even possible in off time? There enough space?

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Yes; You have plenty enough space for a TV/monitor, console, microwave, etc. all at once.

An APU/inverter is likely needed, depending on what you want.

Oh, sweet, thx for the post! I'd still wanna game when I can! Important part of my life tbh

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Generally speaking, how much space is in the sleeper?

The part of the truck where you sleep/chill, how big is it usually speaking? Is video gaming even possible in off time? There enough space?

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Well it looks like I'd have to do company sponsored training at this point..

I really disapointed because there is a good local school for trucking. They are accredited and everything but I can't get a cosigner for the loan I need to get in. I very much wanted to go through private school training rather than company training because I am of the impression that they could treat you any old kind of way that way. They'll advertise $0 for training but you stuck with them and if you leave early you owe them. Would suck of the job is horrible. And the recruiter lady was telling me she's heard horror stories of companies having a ton of people in one room trying to learn and it's a bug cluster crap of mess.

IDK, I know I sound harsh, and I'm sure many people have gone the company route to learn trucking but I REALLY wanted to go to an accredited school to get my education. But it seems out of reach now.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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School CDL vs Company trainning.

I read somewhere (might have been on this site) that going to a school and obtaining a CDL gives you a more general "broad" knowledge of driving a tractor trailer and perhaps going under a specific company's training they may just teach you "their" way of driving. Which is better?

I mean I'm sure both are good and viable, but I think I'd prefer to go to my local school's CDL classes for a month+ and kind of be able to pick and choose where I'd want to end up rather than being bred within a certain company's culture they may try to brainwash me or something. Even if they do offer it for free.

What are yall's thoughts? :)

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