Profile For Perkdaddy

Perkdaddy's Info

  • Location:
    Augusta, KY

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 10 months ago

Perkdaddy's Bio

51 yo Man starting over in life. A lifelong musician, former janitor, delivery guy, 911 dispatcher, Jail guard and all around crazy person. Love traveling and living life, and looking forward to my next chapter in life.

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Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Please allow me to get something off my mind...

I can relate to this through my experience of buying a restaurant. I had a couple years of business in college, and am a well liked person in my area. The first few weeks I was ecstatic with the money I was bringing in, that is until my accountant went over the monthly report with me. Over 3 grand in the hole my first month. I owned that restaurant for exactly one year before I went bankrupt. So, it looks good on paper, (as the former owners books made it appear), but it t'aint always easy for sure.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Orientation With Averitt Express

I myself went to Averitt orientation from 11/30-12/3. I thought it was a well planned process, and everyone seemed very nice and helpful. Unfortunately, I did not pass their physical. Good luck to you, and congratulations. Be safe.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Struggling

WOW. I feel ya Steve. This is almost completely parallel to my experience at school. A 4 week class wound up being 11 for me because I could not get onto the backing and my instructor must have been a twin to yours. I finally got my class A and had a prehire with Averitt, but their Dr. wouldn't pass me because of some heart issues. And now I have a torn rotator, so who knows when, if ever, I will get to use my license. And I will be 52 in February. Just hang in there pal, you will get it.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Diabetic Drivers

As a type 2 diabetic myself, I will tell you that a Low carb eating plan is one of the quickest, and most effective, ways to not only lose some weight, but to get your glucose levels into line. It is really amazing how quickly you will see the numbers come once you switch over to that style of eating. There is tons of information about the correlation of low carb and diabetes on the net. Good luck getting that A1C back in line.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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How "concrete" is a pre-hire?

I just went through the prehire and orientation with Averitt. Even though I have a 2 yr medical card here in KY, I did not pass the physical with their examiner, so I did not get the job. If you are relatively healthy, and do everything the companies ask, I think you should be golden. Good luck.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Ok, what will happen next.?

Last stress test I had was good. Last heart cath I had everything is clear. My Cardiologist said I am in the best shape I have been in since I been going to him, and sees no reason that I can't drive a truck.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Ok, what will happen next.?

Ok, here's what can happen next. Averitt called today to tell me they are rescinding my offer of employment because the Dr. won't approve me. Oh well, was nice going to the orientation. I now think of it as a mini vacation. lol

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Lake Cumberland CDL School and other questions

I graduated from Lake Cumberland in Mt. Sterling. I had some issues with the school myself. Too many students, not enough trucks, and some of the instructors there to me were only there for the paycheck. Took me 11 weeks to get my cdl, but that was a combination of me not catching on to backing quick enough, and the instructor at the time not wanting to be bothered to teach me since I had some trouble. The last 2 weeks, they got a new instructor there that genuinely wanted to teach, or I would not have passed when I did.

As far as Averitt hiring from there, yes they do. That is where I will be working once I get a medical hold issue straightened up.

Good Luck

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Ok, what will happen next.?

So, my story so far. I went to a private CDL school to get my license. Had trouble with the backing and a 4 week school turned into 11. I got my CDL on the second try. I get accepted to Averitt Express, and even though I got my 2 year card in KY, I am on medical hold from their Dr. because he doesn't like that I have stents. He has had my records from my cardiologist for almost a week, and when I called yesterday he still hasn't looked at them. I had an accident a couple weeks ago cutting down a fallen tree, and a rather large limb fell on my right shoulder. The pain continued to escalate and I went to my Dr. today, and he thinks I tore my rotator cuff....AGAIN. I doubt I could get even pull myself into the truck now.

So, after not being able to work for 5 1/2 years, and finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel, life is dangling the carrot a little further out of reach again. Once I DO get on the road, I am not ever coming out of the damn truck. :)

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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New Medical Rules

I am running into a little obstacle right now with Averitt and their DOT Doctor. I have a 2 year Medical card here in KY, but Averitt requires you get another physical and another card with their Dr. The Dr. there doesn't like the fact that I have stents, and haven't had a treadmilll stress test for awhile. The reason I usually have to have a chemical stress test is that my hips aren't in the best shape, so they will fatigue before i can get my heart rate to the point they require. They don't interfere with my driving or anything like that though.

I went through orientation this week, and am on medical hold while he goes over my records from the cardiologist. Was supposed to meet the trainer Monday but that's not gonna happen now.

So, my question is this. If he won't approve me for Averitt, will my KY card I already have still be viable for work here locally? My cousin works for company here, and said they will hire me, but they don't have benefits and I would have to get my own insurance, and fund my own retirement.

Anybody that shed any light on this would be much appreciated.

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