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Cwc's Info

  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Cwc On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 9 months ago

Cwc's Bio

Just started looking at a new way to fund life.

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Wanting to start my trucking carrer.. but wanting to talk to someone where and how to get started

Bran009 or anyone else know of any truckers chat online where "newbies" like myself can chat with or ask questions with other new or experienced truck drivers?

Fire away with the questions someone will answer them.

Posted:  6 hours, 36 minutes ago

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CRST

Plenty of companies will pay for your CDL and give you a job and the all important year of experience. In fact this site generally encourages you to go with company paid training. I worked for CRST and I went to a branch of their school. It wasn't a bad gig, I enjoyed the experience. We currently have a lead driver with them on here and surely he will chime in.

If you have goals and are there to work they will see that. I wanted to make money and not sit around and whine. So after a little time I was getting good miles and even favor type loads.

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Small companies..what to look for?

Well guys im glad i didnt choose that small company or even western express. Today i found out that im getting a small sign on bonus with PTL! Glad i went with my gut...

Nothing wrong with Western Express. Ask Old School.

Posted:  2 days, 8 hours ago

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CRST Trainers - The Real Deal

Cedar Rapids Stunt Team...

Posted:  3 days, 13 hours ago

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Small companies..what to look for?

So.. the short answer about taxes is you get to keep roughly 70% of your .56 com and 30% of it is going back to uncle Sam. Sound like a good deal Still? You also get the pleasure of paying for any medical insurance and if you would like to retire well save some of that com.

Go to a big company. You have 6 months of experience want more per mile? Put the time in.

Posted:  3 days, 15 hours ago

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Small companies..what to look for?

So they want one years experience and you have half of that and they are ok with it. You have to ask why are they so desperate that they are willing to take you with half they required time?

Posted:  3 days, 16 hours ago

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Small companies..what to look for?

Most likely its as a 1099. I would avoid.

Don't forget the part where he said to avoid.

Posted:  4 days ago

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Please Update Your Avatar

We lived in an apartment when we got him. He would "shoot the neighbourhood kids with various weapons from hand guns to to lasers complete with reloading"

Someone wrecked on the street late at night while we lived at that apartment. He asked "what was that, that was loud"

The veterinarian we took him to almost fell on the floor laughing when he asked him to step up and was told in a very authoritative voice "NO!"

I could go on for days.

Posted:  4 days ago

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Small companies..what to look for?

Did they mention 1099 or W2? Yes less access to maintenance than larger companies.

Less relations with large customers so slow times might be really slow. As a general rule this site will steer you away from smaller companies.

The company I'm with has 150 trucks and I don't think I would go to any company that's smaller.

Posted:  4 days, 2 hours ago

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Please Update Your Avatar

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Yeah, something unique is very helpful. Makes it quick and easy to recognize who it is.

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Yes, that's why I have my gorgeous parrot as my avatar. He's barely over 1 year old and he can already say multiple words and noises clearly. I dare to say, he's doing much better than a human at that age!

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My Grey gets my wife's Caique to yell then tells her to "Cut it out, your being to loud"

Or when were um.. in bed. He will ask "whatcha doing " NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS BUDDY"πŸ˜†

He's 6 years old and a blast every day.

The best is when he was learning the difference between taking a shower (him standing on the curtain rod while I'm in the shower) vs taking a bath...

I asked him one day if he wanted to take a bath. He bobs his head up and down for yes. So.. I filled the tub with water and put him in it...

He walked around for a second then said in the most ticked off 6 year old child's voice... "I WANNA TAKE A SSSHOWER!!"

Posted:  4 days, 2 hours ago

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Mentor is out of control. Is this stuff typical?

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We were at a stop-light, and he was ****ed off about something the Office said to him. So he picked a fight with another driver over the radio, they both pulled over, and they both went at each other like rock-em-sockem robots, shook hands and he just goes back to driving. I had never seen any **** like this before.

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As a fellow Russian this is completely normal behavior. Have you ever Youtube'd fights on the side of the road? Or road rage videos? All those videos are Russians. In my culture it is totally normal and understandable to pull off the side of the road abruptly and fist fight.

In fact, if you didn't tell us this, then I would be very worried.

I needed a good chuckle.😁

Posted:  5 days, 1 hour ago

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Cb radio

I didnt get mine till I started pulling a tanker. Lots of shippers and receivers have them. And it's pretty handy to tune to channel instead of dialing a phone while your sitting on the scale.

Otherwise it's nice to know what's going on around you but when you go into big city's get ready to a lot of BS just as Rainy mentioned.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Advice preparing for company CDL

Honestly the High road should do it. If your not comfortable speaking phrases that are pretty specific you might wanna practice. My roommate while in school felt on the spot about the "test" for the pretrip because they wanted to hear specifically "Broken loose or missing " type phrases for each and every part.

I made him say it out loud to me a few times and after a little studdering and I'm sure humiliation he got it.

Each place may have a different set of numbers in relation to tests as far as air brakes so just keep that in mind.

Otherwise Brett dis an awesome job with the Highroad.

Posted:  5 days, 13 hours ago

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Backing practice

*Ranks* right up there with the wonderful smells of the tank washes. You know like someone has been pressure cooking turds. Nothing like that for hunger control.

Posted:  5 days, 14 hours ago

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Backing practice

You can almost smell the... love from those pictures Patrick. Yuck

I've been to a plastics recycling yard before. The stinch of rotten milk in the morning always makes you forget you were hungry.

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Backing practice

Unfortunately I have already posted at one time or another many of the scrap places I go to. They are always such a joy.

Here is where I am currently at. Picture doesn't do it justice as it is 'clean' in the sat pic. However, when it is 'messy' as it is today is when it gets entertaining.

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I will send pics of the pathway thru the trash once I am called back to a dock.

Yeah... the scary part is that I'm in a food grade tanker. The scrap place is next door.

Posted:  5 days, 23 hours ago

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Bikes and pets

I'd be okay keeping the bike in there for a short time but I already feel a bit crowded in the cab and trying to throw a bike on a regular basis does not excite me

If you have two bunks the top bunk is a good spot. If you get something light it's not an issue lifting it. Carbon fiber works wonders in the weight department, it can even make your wallet lighter.rofl-2.gif

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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Pictures of your meals on wheels!

I guess no one else eats?wtf-2.gif Your meal looks great, though(except for those brussel sprouts)!smile.gif

Do you really want a picture of a Flying J salad?rofl-2.gif

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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Not trucking related but still proud of myself - quit smoking

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Thank you everyone for the encouragement and inspiration. I know I have a long road ahead of me and times will be tough. I just have to keep reminding myself of the reasons for quitting and all the money I will save can go for a really nice vacation someday.

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I'm headed back to Mexico in August for more scuba diving... you coming?smile.gif

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Absolutely I am down. This sounds like a lot of fun.

It's cheaper than you think. And someday never comes. We went in December and dove in the caves around Playa Del Carmen. This time we will be in open water diving with the migrating whale sharks. Should be interesting diving with a bus swiming around you.

And they say don't drink anything that didn't come out of a bottle... I highly recommend Dos Equis and lime😁

Posted:  6 days, 7 hours ago

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Backing practice

A little closer to see what you get to work with.

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