Profile For Dustin P.

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    6 years, 10 months ago

Dustin P.'s Bio

I am new to trucking, so new that I am still in school. I live and work in Texas. I guess soon to be all over the U.S.

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Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Start Training for Schneider National 2/23

Where are you going to Schneider School at?

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Trucker specific Financial APPs

Truckers Path is great. If you don't have your cdl use the one they have here. I've passed every test because of their app.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Will get 3 month medical card...what now?

Some of the cpap machines have a little cigarette lighter plugin. I think the guy in my orientation said his was a airsense.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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I suck at shifting

First, for the,love of whatever God you believe in, do not get into an automatic!!!! This GREATLY reduces your abilities as a trucker. How many companies would you have to walk away from an amazing offer because they don't have automatics? It's VERY easy to shift. Get 3 paper tubes, one for the clutch, one for brake, one for throttle. Get a plunger, that's the shifter. Get familiar with the Addams Family theme song. The 2 claps are the speed you need to shift. It gets easy with practice. Clutch neutral, clutch gear. Your road speed and RPMs will dictate if you get the gear. Example, at 5mph in a 10-speed, 2nd gear. Shift to 3rd at 9-10mph and 1100 rpms. Do it Addams Family theme speed, you will get the gear. Don't jam the shifter either. Think of the shifter as a fabrige egg. Gentle pressure with your finger tips is PLENTY to,get it,in gear. Light pressure with your Palm is enough to get it out.

I am pretty bad at shifting also, this is my first week of cdl school and the instructor told me to do the Adams family song also. Thank you for affirming that the song works!

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