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    Norcross, GA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    3 years, 7 months ago

Ezcore's Bio

About me? Never really thought a bout it.

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Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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O/O with Own Authority Refuses to pay wages.

I agree, I rather just move on but I am the only provider in my household with my sick mom unable to contribute much. Going to be a messed up couple next months getting back from this mess.

I wouldnt have ran for him if it wasnt for the 20+ companys I called telling me they wouldn't take me. For some reason TMC seems like they want to give me a go. I am taking some joy out of situation with the thought of becoming a flatbedder which is what I always wanted to do sense I first thought about being a trucker.

I just thought maybe small claims court could at least put a judgment on him when he refuses to show up to court. Unfortunately I already knew he wasn't going to pay me. Was just hoping someone here had a trump card for me to use. Oh well. Thanks for taking a read guys.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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O/O with Own Authority Refuses to pay wages.

I have my log book showing the work I done, and he told me verbally that he wanted me to work for 3 months. I also have the miles I drove for written down as well, and for the other guy I am never going back to CRST, no thanks. I am joining TMC next month around the 15th.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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O/O with Own Authority Refuses to pay wages.

So I joined up with H and L Logistics, its a guy from South Carolina, Greenville. He only runs one truck with his own authority, and I believe his brother runs the other.

Long story "short" this man is refusing to pay me and has stopped all contact with me. Have been calling him every day now and he has left me in a really bad spot. I had two job offers at 11$ an hour working in a warehouse and driving a straight truck every now n then and it was only a couple blocks down from my house. I gave that up for the alluring 800+ a week he promised and only out for 10-12 days and at home for 3-5. Needless to say every trip I went out with him I only averaged 1500 miles and paid 500 dollars for 10 days out. ========================================================================================================================= Regardless of the miles I got, I am just trying to figure out how to get my money, and how can I warn people about this guy to not work for him? The most unprofessional person I have met. Talked about race war with whites n blacks constantly and even said the first white he is going to kill he already has em picked out (was referring to me). I literally kissed his butt everytime cus I was worried he would kick me out of the truck far from home. Slid the tandems back when it wasn't even my turn, got out the truck to help him back up, adjusted his side mirror every time it knocked out of place, went inside with him to watch how the paper work was done. This guy was an emotional wreck, constantly telling me "i'm not stupid why do you keep thinking that", when I said nothing of the sort for him to say that at all. It was like being with a woman on her period.

Reason why he refuses to pay is because he blames J.B Hunt for not paying him. Which for the first week I could understand that because they had his paychecks being mailed to his house which takes 1 week or 2 to arrive, but after he got the direct deposit set up it takes a total of 2 days to pay someone. On the last day we ran together he was rushing home for his sons birthday, and promised to pay on Friday (same day as his sons birthday), needless to say he was planning his own birthday which is the 24th, in 2 days. I suspect he is refusing to pay to fund his own agenda but I have no proof of this nor do I care I just want to get paid. Also needless to say its been way longer than 3 weeks the first weeks pay checks should have shown up by now for him to pay me off of that. Alsox2 he should of paid me out of his pocket sense I worked for him not J.B Hunt.

I could go into great detail the just plain ridiculousness of this man, and all I did to keep him happy, and prove I'm not a lazy worker and I appreciate him giving me a chance. I think I messed up when I told him my situation at what happened with CRST and the accident I gotten into and how no company would take me, because from then on it has just been him taking advantage of me.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Well I'm screwed.

@Brian "Listen I'm sure there are trainers doing it for the wrong reasons out there. Understand though I am risking my life there life and my livelyhood training students. I think students like yourself under appreciate hard working trainers that want to help students be successful in this field."

Well I wish I would of had you as a trainer Brian instead of the useless sack I had first time out. He did it specifically for the pay raise and to ride out his last two months with CRST so he could get hired at Roadrunner. He even tried to get my to go to Prime the first day I met him. Set me up for orientation and everything. Anyways thats old news now and am just working for owner ops now in the mean time off craigslist.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Well I'm screwed.

As for the poster above me and the rest like him. Believe what I say is the truth or the not, really doesn't make a difference to me. I didn't come on to these forums looking to be called a liar. I thought these forums were to come here to ask for help. Obviously I was mistaken.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Well I'm screwed.

Sorry for very late reply, but for the past couple months I been trying to dig myself out a hole I put myself in and not spending it on the net.

@ Brett, I replied to you but you took forever to get back to me so I had to make moves on my own, however I see now you did eventually respond. All I can say is I chose not to pay CRST back and going to have a lawyer look at my contract for free and see if they can advise anything. *Probably not but who knows doesn't hurt to try thats what a bunch of my buddies at CRST are doing that got fired*.

@everyone else. I have found someone on craigslist who hired me and its an automatic truck. All I gotta say is trucking is not that hard as I thought with this automatic. Now I have time to focus on the actual length, height, and width of the truck and not the stick/clutch. Which makes things so much easier. Like driving a big car, kinda. I'm confident in the truck now and have no problems driving. Been driving for a month now OTR mainly in the south and east coast. Idk why so many people who replied had zero faith I could ever learn how to drive. I said very clearly I was in a stressful situation out the bat that no rookie driver should be in. Remove the things that stressed me out and i am doing fine. My trainer I have now we do not get along that well, but at least he isn't as bad as the last one. If anything im showing him a thing or two out on the road because he seems to be a rookie to me as well but claims to be running trucks for 2 years.

Anyways I really don't want to work for this guy much longer as Team Driving is really annoying. I rather be by myself in the truck so pretty soon I'm looking for a company to buy out my contract and put my in an automatic. Maybe if CRST sends my info to a collection agency then I wont have to worry bout the contract. I'm still young so I have time to clear that credit nonsense off my records so I been told. Any answers about that?

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

How do I send you a private message Brett?

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

Thanks for everyones suggestions, and sharing disbelief in the madness I am experiencing, I mean that in a good way because I'm in disbelief myself.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

Just got off the phone with someone at CRST.

They told me half way through my plight "Ahh come on sir, you sound as if tho you are making this your lead trainers fault". Soon as he said that I was like why did I even bother calling. Not once did I say it was my leads fault. I made the mistakes, however I am a damn student without proper guidance. Why was I let go so far so fast? Even if I got into another accident down the road the next week I should still have at least one more chance after that right?

Oh well... Guess i'ma post an add out on craigslist. Maybe some owner opp would be willing to train me and let me drive for him.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

"For other newbies reading this stuff, I want you to realize how important that one piece of advice that we try to always give folks is: Don't Hit Anything!"

And another good one you forgot to mention was,

"Don't let ANYONE force you to do ANYTHING you are not COMFORTABLE with".

If I would have listened to my own gut maybe I would stay have a job/career right now.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

I hear what you are saying, but I was not anxious the entire time I was in that truck, it was just during the moments when I asked for help from my LT and he denied any. I could count the number of times I asked him for help on one of my hands.

This guy was a sorry excuse for a LT. No way in hell should I have been given the boot for one accident let alone mirror rubbing. I had people pull up next to me in other trucks and ask me what happened and they could not believe the situation. Hell you guys can hardly believe it yourselves.

He was asleep the entire time because I guess he trusted my driving skills. I have no problem driving that truck, its just when I get into a situation I dont understand I ask my LT, and my LT was no help and offered no way to get out of the horrible situation which left me to just act on the fly without thinking about the situation instead of trying to take control, because i'm in "you are just a student" mode still.

Oh well, with this no competition clause thing I signed until I pay off CRST the full amount and with the safety termination thing both going against me I guess I'm done trucking.

I left a message with CRST just right now before I posted this but I'm not getting my hopes up with that one. Oh well this kind of **** has been happening to me my entire life, was a cool 3 days OTR in the truck at least I can say that.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

Yes I am under the contract to pay them back of a total of 7,000 dollars.

As if I'm paying that when they fired me, I was willing to work for 10 months with them.

It really seems like in CRST there is no room for error.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

I wish I was leaving stuff out of the story for you fellas but I'm not. "Theres gotta be more to it", there really isn't.

The only parts i'm leaving out of the story were parts I was arguing with my LT or parts of anxiety, and just small parts driving down the road and whats going on in-between the situation.

I just called everyone on TruckingTruths page, and they all said getting terminated for safety issue I will not get hired on for at least 1 year to 5 years.

Looks like my CDL career is indeed killed before it even started. Only option now is to fight it out with CRST safety I guess, and the odds of them giving me a job is as good as calling another company.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

I just got out of company sponsored CDL school NADTA and finished my 4 day orientation with CRST.

Very-long long long story short.

I hit some guys driver side mirror with my passenger side mirror not even 10 hours out on the road. Was fired shortly afterwards.

Now I am back at home looking for a company to take me in for training and no one will give it to me because of me getting fired so recently.

My DAC is clean, no citation was issued that day, no CSA points given ect. I would just lie and say, someone let me use there truck to get my CDL, but thats not going to fly. They ask if I had a company sponsor me which I say yes "CRST" did, and then results in asking why did you leave, and then its pretty much over from there. I'm not going to lie either, people always find out in the end.

Any companies out there that would take me or am I pretty much sitting on a useless CDL now? Besides the ones I called, :Melton, Maverick, Schneider, J.B Hunt, Swift, and Prime?

========================================================================================================================= If you want to hear the long-ish version here it is:

I picked up my first load in Des Moines Iowa. We had to go to Charlotte, North Carolina with 39,000 pound load. As soon as I hit the Iowa border there was a detour taking us off the highway into the city streets. (Keep in mind this is my first day driving and my Lead Trainer needs to be sitting next to me for at least 3 days giving tips and guidance where I need it or taking over if need be). So I woke up my LT and told him about the detour he said follow the other truckers and pay attention to your signs and went back to bed. I thought ok simple enough i'll follow the trucks and keep an eye out for any signs. As I drove down the road it quickly turned into city streets and it was jam packed with bumper to bumper traffic and construction going on both sides with caution cones all over the road. I thought ok no big, this is the longest line. I'm already in it i'll just slowly ride it out till we get back on the highway. My LT wasn't having it though, he woke up when he felt the truck not moving and said "What are you doing bruh?", "Get this truck moving follow those other trucks in the left lane.". I told him that no I feel comfortable here and we are moving so there is no issue we will eventually get where we are going. He got angry and smacked his lips and said "Really bruh? Really? Lets go man you wasting time we got places to be." (The load did not have to be in NC till monday and it was Thursday.) (I also failed to mention this LT wanted to go home and on top of that wanted to quit CRST and join another company, the only reason he was at CRST was to finish out the renaming time on his contract so he could go to another company that required him to finish out that contract.) So I felt pressured even more than I was now, and more stressed out. I preceded to move my truck out the right lane and got into the left lane. (It was all history from there). I'll make this long-ish story even shorter at this point.

So I came around this turn and realized I need to be back in the lane I just got out of, after further arguing with my LT and asking him, why did you make me get over if we were almost at the turn dood? He kept saying follow your signs and put the blinker on get back in the right lane. I was stressed out at this point, did not know what to do. I don't know where I'm going and all the other vehicles are blocking road signs. At that point I knew I couldn't just stop in the road. I tried to go around another tractor-trailer and I made sure my tractor could clear the cones and his truck on both sides, but I did not account for my passenger side mirror and his driver side mirror and I whacked it. Long-ish story even shorter, we exchanged insurance information, yet he called the cops anyways which resulted in us waiting in traffic for 4 hours for a police officer to show up. He told us to pull past the exit I was trying to get on by 4 blocks, and I would have to tough it out and find a way to turn back around to get back. (Freaking awesome). The entire time I'm thinking this is all because I did not listen to myself and listened to this idiot who is supposed to be my teacher, all cus he wanted to "save time". Now we just wasted 4 hours. Not to mention the guys mirror I waked, he lied to the cops and said he had to get his truck towed because he was out of service. Soon as the cop left he bent his mirror back in place and took off.

My LT was asleep in the sleeper the entire rest of the trip, did not give me any help when I drove through 5% grades in the West Virginia mountains on E35, E/I 64. Pretty much had to remember what my CDL manual said and things I watched in Ice Road Truckers to climb and descend mountains. At one point when I needed him to help me out badly, he just said "Bruh I can not get any sleep with you asking me questions". Another time when I wanted to re-afirm I had to be in 8th gear for 35 mph he said "Bruh how many times I gotta tell you the same ****", all I can think now is what a lazy sack. This is our lives and I'm trying to take it seriously and he is not.

Soon as I got back home I got a call and I was fired. They consider the mirror bump a critical accident. I feel like they set me up to fail with that LT. I really hate trucking companys now, but unfortunately I need them to get my 1 month student training and 1 year OTR experience.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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CDL training abbreviations to remember

Hey guys!

So I just finished the High Road Rules and Regulations with 100% in everything and ready to move on to the Safety part, I noticed pre-trip inspection is in there when I glanced at it before I went to bed. I was wondering what are all the abbreviations to learn to make doing the PTI easier so I can write this down in my Notebook and study it every night while i'm in bed bout to go to sleep. I mean every signle abbreviations yall can think of, greatly appreciate the advice thanks guys.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

Driving a Kenworth with a Flatbed with loads on the First page is what I want to be doing... However I think for the first year I would be better off learning how to properly drive a Van/Reefer for at least a year before I worry bout securing loads.... Rookie can dream ;)

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Beginning my journey with Roehl.

Hey everyone! Sorry for not updating as consistently as I had hoped. Broke my phone a few weeks back and a new one wasn't in the budget yet.

Quick update is the biggest, I passed my CDL test and I am now a licensed driver and start my OTR training next week. I will update the diary tomorrow night when I am back at home with a computer.

Donnie AZ

Glad you made it dood!

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Prime inc

I wish I could have started with Prime, but I stupidly told the recruiter I smoked weed a year ago and he told me that the minimum for that was a total of 3 years.

Oh well, it's hard for me to lie, and guys like me finish last. I would just call again and find a different recruiter but they have my name and information down I believe already.

Anyways hope you are doing good at school and having fun with Prime!

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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PTI vs ATI

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Awesome thanks big time man, you guys are a friendly bunch of this website!

Oh ok, so regardless if we are team trucking, we always have to do this inspection, to make sure we do not endanger ourselves or others going down the road even if my teamate turn to drive he has to do the PTI. I got it now :) .

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I'm going to Iowa to there company school. What date are you heading up there? I may see you. I noticed some of the info about there school on here may be out dated. Like they have there own school now. It cost nothing up front. They also provide meals ( Breakfast and lunch monday-friday) as well as a $40.00 meal stipend. I can forward someone the details if the need it for an updated.

Me and my friend are going up there September 15thish, he is expecting a kid soon so we are waiting for him to help give birth to his daughter or son and he wants to spend at least a week with them before he goes... I have a feeling it may be two weeks and it's totally understandable if he decides that so thats why I say September 15ish.

I just hope I don't go all the way up there and fail and be sent back home with my pride shattered and 500 dollars less in my pocket. This is something I really want to do so failing is not an option for me. I only owned one car in my life it was a 1995 Mustang Cobra, the only thing I knew how to do on that car was check the oil, and tire pressure. Everything else a mechanic did for me so it seems that being a trucker you have to be a mini mechanic yourself, and thats where the steap learning curve will hit me is with the PIT test, Form A,B,C. I think I can handle the driving part, thats the part im most excited a bout. (Learning that 10 speed xD)

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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PTI vs ATI

Awesome thanks big time man, you guys are a friendly bunch of this website!

Oh ok, so regardless if we are team trucking, we always have to do this inspection, to make sure we do not endanger ourselves or others going down the road even if my teamate turn to drive he has to do the PTI. I got it now :) .

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