Profile For Jared D.

Jared D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Selmer, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

Jared D.'s Bio

Towboater turned Trucker. 23 years old.

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Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Flatbed Help?

So Ive been doing flatbed a couple months now and decided a ladder would be a huge help! But im stuck on where to put it? I have a 6 ft. Ladder and my truck is a 2017 t680. I was originally planning on putting it on my cat walk and strap it up against my headache rack but my cat walk doesnt go all the way up to my headache rack. Ill try to get a picture of my headache rack here soon but any ideas guys?

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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A little help to a rookie please?

Okay so I'm on a load to Martinsville, VA but it was a tight one from the start and running on recaps by the time I get down there I'm only gonna have 1 1/2 -2 hours left to find somewhere to park if I'm doing my math right. I've looked on trucker path and it only shows one truck stop nearby, but I don't wanna put all my marbles on that stop because I've been burned before doing that. So does anyone know of any other places to park around martinsville?

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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I-81 through VA and PA?

I'm still a pretty new driver, and so far I have been running more southern but now I am on a load going up to Mehoopany, Pa. I've not dealt with the driving around the mountains and steep grades so much yet. Just curious as what to expect.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Fuses for 2013 freightliner?

Anyone know where the cigarette lighter/ power outlet fuse on the dash would be?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Nemo Plastics - Gainesville Ga

Don't know, I call the company when I want to know., I google earthed it and there is a Kagaroo gas station not far from it with truck parking in rear.

Yeah I seen that, but it's one of those smaller ones so sometimes it's hit and miss on whether there's parking or not lol

Posted:  4 years ago

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Nemo Plastics - Gainesville Ga

I was wondering if anyone has delivered here and if anyone knew if they allowed overnight parking?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Schneider - West Memphis

Any experience available for anyone that has been through Schneiders training in West Memphis?? Hopefully I'll be through there within a couple of weeks...

Whip-stock, I start my orientation there tuesday, I'll let you know how it goes!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider Training

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I start my 17 day Orientation tomorrow for Schneider Van division . The van division you are with a trainer for 7 days, it can be longer or shorter depending on how fast you learn from what I hear. If your going the tanker division that is like 30 days. I can re-post tomorrow if you like i will try to find out exactly what it is.

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Please do.... My son who passed his CDL with flying colors, is trying to get me with Empire as he did and his argument is that a week on the road is not enough training to be driving solo...

Whip-stock, you are correct about riding with a trainer for only a week, that's the minimum, but it can go for more than that depending on how you progress and if your making right decisions or not, that's what I got from my recruiter anyway. I start orientation next week.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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XM radio opinions

Really? hmmm...I'll have to check that out then. I could be wrong there, in which case, I'm set.

Only question for now is then, can I find a cable like the one I mentioned at a Pilot or a Loves? Or am I SOL on that one? I'm about to head out to AL here pretty soon.

Are you talking about a 3 prong RCA like red, yellow, and white Jacks or the single jack like a headphone? If it's the single, you can pick them up at almost any gas station, truck stop, or walmart for under $10 most the time. It's called an auxiliary cord.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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So frustrated!!!!

Congrats on the first two... You made it past the toughest I think anyways.... Just relax and drive that truck.. Talking helps calm the nerves try talking to the DOT they like that lol... Just stay calm you will get it

Thanks Scott, hopefully my nerves will be in check tomorrow and maybe get to retest lol

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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So frustrated!!!!

So today was my CDL test day, felt so confident. I only got 2 points on my Pre-trial and got 1 point on my backing because I used and extra pull up on my alley dock. We get to the road test, about halfway through its going pretty great,I go to make a right turn and out of nowhere this car comes flying out of nowhere and cuts off my extra space after I've already committed to the turn and forced me to cut it short and my trailer tires grazed the curb. Ahhhhhh I just wanna scream!!!!! I realized now I should've just stopped right there, but my brain was so racked from nerves it didn't register. Hopefully I'll get to retest tomorrow not real sure though.

Pre-trip* lol

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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So frustrated!!!!

So today was my CDL test day, felt so confident. I only got 2 points on my Pre-trial and got 1 point on my backing because I used and extra pull up on my alley dock. We get to the road test, about halfway through its going pretty great,I go to make a right turn and out of nowhere this car comes flying out of nowhere and cuts off my extra space after I've already committed to the turn and forced me to cut it short and my trailer tires grazed the curb. Ahhhhhh I just wanna scream!!!!! I realized now I should've just stopped right there, but my brain was so racked from nerves it didn't register. Hopefully I'll get to retest tomorrow not real sure though.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Drive-Train Jackson TN

Thanks for the edit Brett, kinda forgot to space it out lol

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Drive-Train Jackson TN

So my first week at Drive-Train is complete. Its a very nice school, fast paced, the program is about 3 weeks. Monday was an introduction pretty much, we went down and took physical and drug test for med card, and then come back after lunch, we got right into the book and studied on general knowledge till 5.

Tuesday- Not a whole lot going on, class room for 10 hours studying the General knowledge section. Wednesday- We got to class and studied and went over some practice test for about an hour, then went to the DMV to take the general knowledge, missed 7 out of the 10 allowed and was mainly because i did not read the answer fully, learned my lesson on that one. Lol. Started class back after lunch and covered Air Brakes and Combinations until 5.

Thursday- We got to school and did a review and on AB & Combinations. Went and took my test at DMV, proud to say i didn't miss any on either and finished both in 9 minutes, Thanks to the High Road Training Program , I have not got to do all of it yet due to working long hours before starting school but plan on finishing it. So got my permit and headed back to school, finished off the day learning about Pre-Trip. Friday- Everybody starts the day off by getting in groups of 3-4 and doing the Pre-Trip with your sheet on a truck and trailer they assign you too. After that the students who are in week 2-3 was practicing on their backing or testing out, Week 1 students watched and did Pre-Trips on a truck and trailer that wasn't being used. I have already almost got engine and in-cab down.

After lunch, the new students got a chance at making some laps around the yard and then some straight backing but due to a lot of instructors out today due to recertifications they had to do, we didn't get a lot of time on it, but out of the few tries I had I didn't knock any barrels but was hugged the hell out of them. Got the weekend off so gonna relax and spend a little time practicing Pre-trip on my dads truck. Have a great weekend everybody!

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Drive-Train?

I'm sure they're a good school or the major companies wouldn't hire from there. Unfortunately a lot of companies require 160 hours of training and their course is 150 hours. I don't know if other companies would draw a hard line in the sand and refuse to hire from there or not. But if you're going with Schneider then obviously that's the place to go.

Just be aware of the minimum requirements other companies may have before choosing a school. Always verify that the company you'd like to work for hires from school you're going to attend.

Yeah Schneider is who I'm wanting to work for, and I'm scheduled to start Monday, even though it's a 150 hour school and not a 160 as long as I worked for Schneider for 1-2 years and got the experience , it wouldn't hurt me later on if I decided to go local would it?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Drive-Train?

From their website:

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  • 14 days of Training
  • Quality training by professional licensed instructors
  • Quality, up-to-date equipment
  • 150-hour course
  • (30% classroom / 70% field & road training)
  • Tuition for full time student is $4,995.00
  • Company Paid Training
  • Student Tuition Loans Available
  • Job Placement Assistance

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150 hours in 14 days of schooling? Wow. Well, they're preparing you for life in the trucking industry I'd say. I went to a school (back in '93 this is) that was 350 hours over 7 weeks (35 days school days).

Just make sure any company you're interested in, Schneider in this case, does indeed hire from any school you're considering.

Yeah Brett, Schneider has a contract with this school and is covering the tuition for me to attend.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Drive-Train?

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Curious to see if anyone has ever attended this school, it's a 2 week course in Jackson, TN?

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2 weeks to do what? get your cdl? That does not sound like enough time... from my understanding the DOT requires a min of 40 hours classroom time... that only leaves you a little over a week (if you had no time off) to learn to drive the truck and get practice with all the things such as pre trips, backing, log books, etc...

Yeah, it's a short 14 day class, but it's a school Schneider will sponsor you to go to.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Drive-Train?

Curious to see if anyone has ever attended this school, it's a 2 week course in Jackson, TN?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider Orientation?

Nope you covered everything. Another physical on the first day and you will have your blood pressure checked again. As far as going home or out depends if your otr, regional etc also will depend on what your DBL gives you but more than likely the next day you will be working.

Thanks, and I'm going OTR

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider Orientation?

I'm currently set up to go thru schooling for Schnieder, then to their orientation at West Memphis, Ar. Can anyone give me any info on what those 18 days consist of? From what I understand the first week is classroom and training pad, second week is on the road with a trainer, and then the next is back to the OC for some more class and final testing and then issued my own truck, or am I wrong? Also after orientation and getting my own truck do I go home for a day or two, or do I go out for 2 weeks? Either way is fine with me, I'm just curious.

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