Profile For Amanda .

Amanda .'s Info

  • Location:
    San Francisco , CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years, 3 months ago

Amanda .'s Bio

I'm a 26 year old female wanting to become a trucker because I love traveling.

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Update

Hey all sorry it's been sometime since I last updated yall! I am loving this career I am on a dedicated route right now. Going from az, nv, nm, and southern California. Things could be a little better for the hm. Time but that is the only down fall for me. This run is so laid back I actually have time to relax. I also have no work on weekends. Which is nice. It but awesome if I could get hm for the weekends but oh well. How everyone is doing good

Posted:  10 years ago

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Hey all

Hey, just got back out on the road after being hm. For a week. Getting back into a routine of getting up early after getting up at 9 for the pay week waking up at 4 is a bit hard again lol. I really don't have an update I am still loving what I do. Auto hauling still.

Posted:  10 years, 2 months ago

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Hey all

Well I survived my first run with auto hauling its not too bad loading and unloading vans.

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Hey all

Well I am doing flatbed load to get Laredo to start my auto hall class we should be there by tomorrow and class starts MondayI will keep you posted

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Hey all

Sorry I said that kinda wrong. Yes we are doing auto haul but it's not on a flat bed it's on an auto haul trailer. Sorry for the confusion

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Hey all

I'm giving you all my update.

Last post I did I believe I told you I was debating on going into flatbed work. We'll 4 weeks ago I called a friend of 7 who already in that line of work. Asked if he wanted to team he said sure so I went 3 weeks ago to take the tie down class finished it and now I'm doing flatbed work.

We are going to do auto haul for our company. This is my 2nd flatbed load. It's definitely a challenge but I don't mind it.

Other then that things on my end aren't all that exciting. Hope you all are doing well.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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My first solo load...

Thank you all for your support.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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My first solo load...

Air blowers- they are very nice tool to have and I was lucky enough to have one already in my truck. I use that in the day time so by night when it comes time to clean my floor it's not as dirty. Makes it easier also helps with the mats I have in my truck.

When I get frustrated I turn on an audible book I just finished "The Help". Makes time go by faster and calms me down. I do on occasion put on the radio but there is lots of dead zones which sucks.

Brett Thanks for the tip on not letting the little things get to me. I just finished delivering my load in la ca of all places tiny narrow streets extra hard to back . But I managed to get it can't say I was completely straight but I was straight enough. People were getting upset cause I had to block off the road to back in. That Sucked the most for me. People are rude as all get out.

Going around you behind you not letting you finish backing granted I'm slow cause I'm new and nervous. But I'm getting it little by little.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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26, female, NO EXPERIENCE, but I think I really want to get into this. Here I beg for advice:

I got into trucking with ZERO knowledge other than it takes you away from home for months on end ( which I was okay with ) I started by this site studied day in and day out took test after test after test til I understood and got good grades ( not memoriez the question and correct answer after I finished on this site I went got my class a cdl ACED all my tests I also had my state hand book that i'd study out of as well. this site is VERYYYY helpful THANK YOU BRETT!!

AS for no experience with DRIVING a truck hon b4 I got in an 18 wheeler the only thing I knew how to drive was an automatic I went to school they teach you how to drive and park ( the school I went to didn't teach you the parking skills you use out here on a daily basis actually come to think of it I never used the parking skills the school taught me because we don't use them out here. but don't let that scare you cause your mentor is the one who will teach you how to park and drive better.

I am no pro that is for sure! I am prob one of the worse parkers out there lol... I do about 20 pull ups before I actually get in a good position. but it all practice you'll eventually get the hang of it.

as for the money part for schooling I know for me I am stuck with my company for a year and each pay check they take a few bucks out for schooling that I did.

I hope this helps a little I know this prob sounds like im rambling and I prob am I had a long stressful day and am on my way to bed.

i'd deffinetly would say start with training on here it is free and really good info. also go to your local dmv and grab a cdl hand book they are free as well. study them both and you'll do fine.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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My first solo load...

Wasn't really a load... I got re-positioned from El Paso to Laredo good 600 mile run,.. I grab an empty and start on out my trip went good no problems with parking last night ( surprisingly ) I wake up do my pre trip this morning get back on my journey to Laredo I keep hearing people say stay in your terminal don't wonder a lone at night keep your doors locked your on a boarder so things are more dangerous at night in Laredo I am thinking to myself I don't really wonder unless you call walking in and using the bathroom wondering. I always lock my doors and close my curtains even when I was teaming. and I had planned on staying at the terminal anyways.

I finally arrive at my terminal early this evening, parked my trailer ( again did an okay job surprisingly ) did all my macros and my post trip then found a parking spot for my tractor and started cleaning my floors of the truck ( I like to wipe down my tractor every night before bed or else I just can't sleep. I need it to be clean or at least have no shoe prints on my floor) I go in the terminal wash out my rag I used to clean my floors with and come back to the truck. I am so dead tired I just want to crap out at this point.

well I go to my QUALCOMM and was going to put me in the sleeper-birth when I noticed my screen just had lines going across it couldn't touch nothing so I find the kill switch that just kills the entire truck waited an hour while I was waiting for everything to reset I did some more cleaning, wiped my windows down washed my lights off cleaned my dash board the whole nine yards. and some dude comes up to me was starting to ask me a question and then he paused I looked at him said you okay? he said yeah just haven't smelt a nice truck in sometime. I said you mean window cleaner and bleach yes that combo always smells good to me ( I say jokingly ) now really whats up he said I was going to ask you if you had a smoke but with the way your truck smells I bet you don't smoke... I said hmm yes cause everyone who has a nice bleach smelling truck can't ever light one up right as I hand him my last pack. he stood in shock said uh sorry and thanks, I finish putting all my cleaning stuff away and lock my doors go back to wash out my rags again, by this time I am so tired I can't even sleep so I go in and take a shower come out flipped my kill switch back on wait for my truck and QUALCOMM to restart. and finally was able to get it working correctly.

this has been a stressful long day and I am ready to call it a night but I wanted to update y'all first.

good night hope everyone is doing good chat soon.

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