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Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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Crash

Like Errol said you maybe okay, maybe not. Not a guarantee. Example I can give was when I was Schneider I was out with a "mentor" and while pulling into the back of a Dollar Tree he was driving btw. He didn't swing it wide enough and took out a brick wall that was built around a dumpster. I mean completely collapsed. Police came out and everything. He is still with the company to this day. So don't get too upset about it yet. Worry about finishing the run and getting back safely.

Posted:  1 day, 6 hours ago

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Heading to Atlanta!

Same as Rob my trainer was up front the whole time. I personally rather of had it that way anyways. I saw it as only having one week him so better ask as many questions as I can and I did. And it made time fly by. I had a blast that week.

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Instructor announced 1st Time EVER Newbie Hiring @ UPS & J.B. Hunt!

Meant you won't come in doing that!!!

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Instructor announced 1st Time EVER Newbie Hiring @ UPS & J.B. Hunt!

If it sounds to good to be true it's as good as that beachfront in Topeka. Last year JB hunt was advertising for veterans for local gigs or intermodal rather. Stating it didn't matter how much experience you had. So I bit and when I did they said o those positions are filled how about being home every 3 days though? And Ups be very careful. They currently have driver apprentice programs where I believe you work the warehouse and go out with a driver maybe a few times during shift. Union means seniority you're going to come into ups dropping and hooking all day 9 to 5. Dont rush it.

Posted:  4 days, 4 hours ago

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I Hit a bridge

I've been driving in Chicago almost on a daily basis now for about 6 weeks. Before that I was always in the suburbs. Anyways there hasn't been a bridge yet that hasn't given me a heart attack haha. Put the hazards on, put it in first gear and crawl through it. Make a note on the route sheet that it's safe. At that time at least. Any bridge not marked I don't even mess with it. I often think about how much more stressful it had to be for a rookie driver in Chicago or cities alike when there was no gps and alot more low bridges like Brett mentioned. Bridges have always been there. I do agree it's a 100 percent on the driver. Should it be a fireable offense? That's on the company, but I do think a rookie driver should deserve another chance at it.

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Speeding ticket 1to10mph

Man that is unfortunate. Curious how fast over were you going exactly? Not often you hear of somebody getting a ticket for 10 and under.

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Trucks & Personal Protection.

Not much of a difference. You can still carry but magazine capacity can't be over ten rounds. But you're right it can vary by city.

Some cities have additional restrictions. Pretty sure Chicago is not the same as rest of the State.

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Bill and Rainy make good points. To Rainys point, Illinois is the same way. The only state permit Illinois recognize is it's own. But multiple states recognize Illinois permit. It can get complicated. I believe it's the Utah and Arizona ccw permit that if you get you can carry in something like 40 states. You actually could get an Illinois ccw as an out of state applicant if you want to pay 300 dollars and a 6 month minimum waiting period. But in the grand scheme of things tools like a hammer, flashlight, tire thumper would do just fine.

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Trucks & Personal Protection.

Bill and Rainy make good points. To Rainys point, Illinois is the same way. The only state permit Illinois recognize is it's own. But multiple states recognize Illinois permit. It can get complicated. I believe it's the Utah and Arizona ccw permit that if you get you can carry in something like 40 states. You actually could get an Illinois ccw as an out of state applicant if you want to pay 300 dollars and a 6 month minimum waiting period. But in the grand scheme of things tools like a hammer, flashlight, tire thumper would do just fine.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Scaling A Flatbed Load

Flatbed has always been interesting to me. Certainly not simple Bob kind of work.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Scaling A Flatbed Load

I'm curious did they have to take everything back off and redo it than? Or just some of it.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Help needed for applying to new company

I think there maybe be more to the story but as Brett said apply everywhere. Somebody will give you shot one example I witnessed was while I was going through Schneider orientation an a guy was let go because he just could not shift. He said he got hired that same day by rhoel who was putting him in an auto. How far he went after that who knows. Point is you have plenty of options, companies are out there that will work with you.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Making A Decision

For me personally, Schneider had a terminal (Gary, in) very close to my home. Which was also where orientation was done so didn't have to fly out or anything like that. And when I was looking at opportunities they had dedicated account I was looking at also had a terminal very close so that did it for me. Pay wise and anything are going to be about the same among all companies. Hope this makes sense.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Time off during first year

Like Juicebox mentioned, run by the recruiter or whoever you maybe in contact with for the company. Chances are they will work with you as long as you let them know beforehand.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Took my test today

Good stuff man congrats. Some exciting stuff you are going to learn even more at orientation. I did mine out of the Gary terminal.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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TO DRIVE OR NOT TO DRIVE

Make sure you're doing it for more reasons than just the money because like G town said you didn't indicate much. This will be a drastic life style change for you when you mention you work from home everyday. Although you did say you've been away for months at a time. Definitely look at the links that G town posted that will be a good first step. Also the podcasts are great as well by Brett.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Speaking of Werner, this article is from yesterday.

I'm surprised you can be deaf, and operate a tractor trailer to begin with.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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SO CLOSE!!!

Those guys can be rough sometimes. Don't let it get you down. You're going to go too Schneider orientation and hit. Some more curbs haha no big deal. And don't worry about Schneider they are very patient.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Werner Vs CRST

Stella came on Here with a simple question looking for help that was "If you had a chance to start over who is your choice and why? Thank you for your time and input..... Stella" on the fence between two companies wanted some simple imput. That was it. I don't understand what the issue is with that. I've heard good things about Werner from drivers from Werner because I was also looking at them, and did research. Heard good things about Werner from my cdl instructor who drove for Werner, and other companies and said was the best company he had ever driven for. So I heard great things FROM experienced drivers about this company.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Werner Vs CRST

All I am trying to say is I've heard Werner more than once that 3,000 miles is very common that's all I'm getting at. Maybe just a little more common than other companies. She asked Crst vs Werner so why give a 2 cents on that alone? Want to team? Heard Crst more than once never say CR England.

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