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    IL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    6 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  3 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Hey Anne and Don

I guess 155 is not too bad if vision and dental are included. What are his start times typically? How early could he start?

Posted:  10 hours, 35 minutes ago

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Hey Anne and Don

Gotcha. Thanks for answering Anne. I’m hearing the Heath insurance is expensive. Happen to know how much the family plans are?

Posted:  13 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Hey Anne and Don

Well since you were always telling me about Fab Anne now is your time to shine! Lol. I see ads for fab express often. But until just recently it always had the listed salary as 55k. Just saw one for 60 to 75k for the first time. I feel that’s pretty low. Especially in the Chicagoland area. Is that accurate? How is the pay scale at Fab?

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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Hiring with accident on record

Even in a tractor trailer, it will still be on your mvr. I have a non preventable from 3 and a half years ago. It shows on my mvr. You may want to get what should be called an abstract copy of your mvr. Or another term for it and be a court ordered mvr. You usually have to pay a small fee for it. Anything and everything that has happened and deemed recordable will be on that report.

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Had a DOT recordable accident on record. Was marked as preventable since both my truck and the other vehicle were towed. Accident was over a year ago. Any one know a good company that's hiring? 2.5yrs experience, reefer, otr.

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Hay, Kreven;

Might have a suggestion or 2, depending on your location. Was this in your PV? Can't tell since you state 'truck.' Unless I missed it, LoL....!

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

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No it was in the tractor-trailer, I'm open to any suggestions though.

Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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Hiring with accident on record

It’s not on your motor vehicle report?

Just double check my reports, only report it's even mentioned on is the PSP and it's not cited as reckless driving but marked as preventable. Does that change my odds or still sol?

Posted:  2 days, 16 hours ago

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Hiring with accident on record

I don’t know Kreven that might be a tough one especially since you were cited for reckless driving. I think some companies want no preventable accidents in the past 3 three years. And others no more than one preventable in the last three years. But than again since yours is listed as reckless driving some companies may want as much as 5 years without an accident.

Posted:  5 days, 12 hours ago

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"non reportable accident"

I’m pretty sure a non reportable accident mean there was very little damage to vehicles. I think under 1500 dollars in damage. No injuries, cars driven away in their own. Not sure how it reflects on mvr though.

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

Of course they are going to tell you that. You are not their worry once you pay the tuition. Have you considered paid cdl training like Anne mentioned?

Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

Posted:  6 days, 16 hours ago

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TA Dallas sale refusal

I probably would of just bought the damn thing out of pocket, and sent the receipt to the company for reimbursement after explaining what happened.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Does Pepsico have automatic or Manual transmissions?

Banks briefly and recently worked for them. He should be able to answer

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Question for the Walmart dedicated drivers

Specifically company dedicated but Turtle is always welcome to join in. I had an ad sent to me from NFI looking for drivers for their Walmart account. Not fully interested but had my curiosity.

Company dedicated account drivers, WM Private Fleet, or both for this?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Question for the Walmart dedicated drivers

1. How does the pay structure work? Yearly average?

2. How do deliveries work ie no touch? What hours do you normally deliver?

3. Overall how do you like it and what don’t you like?

Just curious.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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45 degree alley dock HELP

So did you get your truck today Bruce! Gotta see some pictures man!

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Paths To Making GOOD money as a truck driver?

Linehaul drivers actually make over 70 cent a mile. ODFL pays .75 cents a mile. Getting pretty much 30 dollars and hour if they have to work the dock. Getting paid extra for things like dropping and hooking, breaking down a set, and fueling. Getting 3,000 miles a week. And paying dirt cheap for benefits. A driver starting out won’t make 100k because they have to wait and bid for a run with higher mileage.

Certainly didn't anger me you just look like a moron. I’ll watch Turtle take it from here.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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45 degree alley dock HELP

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Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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45 degree alley dock HELP

Any updates Bruce?

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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I hate Jeans

Hey Chris, if I were you I’d still carry around a pair of waterproof boots for the day you have to hook up to a trailer surrounded by several inches of water. You won’t regret it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Paths To Making GOOD money as a truck driver?

Not to hijack the thread but where you did you end up going Banks? Been curious since you left Pepsi.

I make between 1800 and 2200 a week. I burn my 70 every week over 6 days. The 6th day is the hardest because I have to make sure I'm done in time to get my 34 hour reset in before my scheduled start time.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Paths To Making GOOD money as a truck driver?

A lot those jobs tend to be local. But you are going to being working your azz off to make that kind of money. Examples would be guys that run doubles for ltl companies like Old Dominion. Fuel haulers. I’ve heard of Trash haulers like MBI making about that much. Companies like US foods or pfg. There’s a grocery chain in the Chicagoland area where drivers are making those numbers. What’s the common theme of these jobs? All hands on work and 12 to 14 hours every day.

And you’ll probably be on nights starting out.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Reddaway

How’s it going out there Rhino?

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