Profile For Davor M.

Davor M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Greensboro, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 1 month ago

Davor M.'s Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

Any pic requests,,, any questions ...I'm not running away from this thread as some Of y'all have thought that I did

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

Not ****ed or angry...just when people tell folks on here that's it's a disservice to get a CDL without school is pure BS...like they're actually ruining their career by going this way is what jerks me... There is more than one way to skin a cat ...I don't need a pat on the back or a high five ...I'm just saying nothing is impossible my man...if u want something bad, if u really want it you will get it no matter what road u take is all I'm Saying

Davor M.

I'm sure you realize that there are hardly any new drivers that have an uncle who owns a trucking company that they can drive OTR with for a year. Your words in old posts.

But you seem a little p*ssed or angry that no one is giving you credit for what you've been able to accomplish.

I'm glad you made it Davor M., and nobody is saying someone like you with a year of OTR experience (but no school) shouldn't be considered equal to everyone else.

You have had a hard path to get to where you are today, harder than most and deserving of being respected. But you gotta show respect to get respect.

And you were much more respectful when you were first in the forum than you are now. What's changed?

This is TRUCKING TRUTH after all.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

I am gonna work for my super trucker uncle, he bought another truck that we are working on so it can hit the road but in the mean time I did get a job with United VAn Lines....I do get a 401k which they match...I do get dental and health insurance which is available after 90 days...I do get paid vacations and holidays, it is a w2 and not a 1099... I get paid 19$ hour for the labor (unloading/loading) and 32 cpm... I do run paper logs...they give me 25$ a day for food and pay for the hotel of my choosing whenever I do long distance ...I do get about 1200-1300 a week doing this and I can show h my check stubs...I drive a 2013 Volvo ...

The reason I said what I said is because you guys say it's a "disservice" to get a cdl without going to school, it's not...you can get job without school...I'm not a lazy guy I will put in physical work, I will drive and that's why I'm Capable of making over 1k a week ...so i think it's ridiculous that u guys tell people on here that's it's impossible and a waste of time...it's not and I'm living proof...if y'all want pictures or whatever I'll post em... So go ahead and call my uncle a super trucker, that's fine lol...guy makes over 200k a year...

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

Oh I'm here, just been busy... Finally got some time to write back...trucking truth Vs me ... Give me a couple minutes to respond

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Geotechnical engineer for Texas department of transportation {TXDOT}

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

So go spend 3500 to read a book if u have no other choice , that will make you more qualified

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

Oh yeah. All the mega carriers want to hire me ...PRiME, KNiGHT ...with no school ... Just cuz I have a CDL. So your words of wisdom aren't words of wisdom in reality old school

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

And as far as a insurance ? If you have a good driving record, you WILL get a insured , pass your background check you will get hired, pass your drug screen you will get hired... So what you guys on this site say is pure bull**** in my opinion...I e been on this site for 10 months and I've been reading every single post and you all had me believing that I wasn't gonna be able to get a job because I didn't go to school, and now since I have a 1200+ a week job without school driving a 18 wheeler...you guys are talking nothing but nonsense ...

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

I understand that you're trying to give good advice , and t is really good advice but at the same time to say it's a "disservice " to get your CDL that way is bull**** in my opinion ...having a CDL is not a disservice, no matter how u get it ...because at the end we all have to pass the same test... If u can pass it, that means you do have some skills and knowledge about what you're testing for...I learned more from my relative than I would have from a school, and I can promise you that because I got more training from my uncle than I would have from a school that had me behind a desk reading a book and watching videos... Everybody is here trying to make a living with a CDL, so no matter how one gets this prize, we all passed the same test...we are all trying to make a living...if he was wasn't able to handle a rig he wouldn't be able to get the CDL

Davor, there are all kinds of ways to get in this business. Many of them have unusually high rates of failure. You are fortunate, and we are thrilled at your success. Unfortunately many who took your route ended up with a minor fender bender on their record and are now finding it very difficult to get hired anywhere.

Anybody who wants to work for the major carriers with tons of benefits and beautifully maintained equipment, will find the most prudent path to be the one we recommend.

It isn't some rogue opinion we developed on our own, it is the standard that the mainstream players in this business all go by.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

By gettin your CDL through a relative he didn't do you a "disservice" as old school mentioned...I got mine without a school, got hired on within a week, no problems getting insurance...and working now, making close to 1200 a week ...that's without school...so everything is possible, CDL drivers are in high demand, as long as u can prove to them that you can safely handle a rig, you should be good to go...good luck!!!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

View Topic:

Prime Time!

Good luck !

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

View Topic:

Been a while...

Will do old school !!

double-quotes-start.png

I applied to 5 companies and already got 3 job offers which I can choose from, just don't know which way to go

double-quotes-end.png

Congratulations Davor, I hope it all goes well for you!

We'd love to hear how it all goes for you, so please keep us posted on your job search, and where you end up getting started.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

View Topic:

Good News

Congrats man!!! Better days are ahead, feels good when you can move forward ...congrats again

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

View Topic:

Been a while...

Well hey there guys , haven't posted on here for a while but I've been reading posts and threads... Last time I was here I was supposed to go take my road test which I chose not to do because I didn't feel prepared...well , last month I was ready and went to go take it and passed everything on the first try so I was very happy about that...i was very fortunate enough to have my uncle who was willing to let me ride with him for a whole year with a CLP before I went to go take the road test with his truck...judging from some of the other posts some of y'all wrote, I probably won't ever be able to find a job in the trucking industry because I didn't go to school to get the proper training....I applied to 5 companies and already got 3 job offers which I can choose from, just don't know which way to go...and I think I learned a lot from my uncle, probably way more than I would learn from being in a classroom for 1 month...like I said I was very fortunate to have someone who was willing to teach me about this industry...

I would like to thank SUE D, PHIL C, BARRY Y, and ERROL who took the time to write elaborate msgs and give me good and strong advice , so thank u guys for helping me get those knots out of my stomach, I didn't know what I was gonna expect when I got out there but y'all really helped...thank u guys again ... And MISS MIYOSHI , I am from Bosnia/Croatia by the way haha... Another foreigner taking jobs, I know I know, I heard it before lol... Have a good one guys

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

View Topic:

Drive Test

Not sure about NC, but I believe here in PA it goes along these lines>

Pre trip inspection: call out what you are looking at, what you are looking for , and why. (cracks, missing bolts, leaks, bad hoses etc.)

Skills test. Backing and parallel parking.

Drive the course. On course the instructor will have you do an emergency pull off (placing your triangles), a down hill maneuver with flashers, and probably a rail road crossing. Make sure you are looking (not just mentioning it) at all intersections in all directions, slow and put on flashers at rail road crossings while looking both ways before, during and in the mirrors as your trailer passed over. pay attention to any signs, he may ask you what they said. Truck weight limits, bridge clearance signs etc.

don't hit a curb, don't stall and don't violate the other lanes.

My course has a few tricky areas. One spot is a 2 lane undivided sharp bend, you need to hit the flashers and stop if needed, because you do indeed have to violate the other lane to stay off the side walk on the right. So to sum it up, find out what course they use on the road , and learn it, practice it, and dream about it.

Ok, I'm going to remember everything you said and I'm be prepared for that...i don't how I can get the test route though, that would sure help out a lot ...I'm keep digging and see what else I can find...but thanks for taking the time to write a reply...

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

View Topic:

Drive Test

Besides the drive around town, you'll need to know the Pre-trip including the in-cab check & air brake testing. These need to be done almost to a word-for-word script. You will need to perform at least two backing skills, the examiner chooses from 90 alley dock, parallel (left or right) and offset (left or right)

Generally you need to do only the first section of the pre-trip (Engine check and up to checking the drive wheels, usually) plus all of the in-cab, or at least until the examiner feels you know what you're doing.

Then you are out for drive. If you or your uncle can find out the path of the drive test, you can certainly go out for a dry run yourself, and this will make you feel more comfortable doing it.

(Disclaimers: I do not know the particulars of the North Carolina test, and the points I mentioned are not guaranteed, but this is a general picture of the requirements.)

Just keep this in mind: you have already done all the things the examiner asks you to do, only this time you have to do them with a complete stranger on board. That's the only difference!

Have you looked at Daniel B's Pre-Trip Inspection - My Way! and our own Passing The CDL Road Test: What Are CDL Examiners Looking For?

Errol!!! Thanks for the info...I already got the pre-trip down, I used Daniels pre trip packet and it was the most helpful of anything that I found I also watched the heavy metal trucking school video too like 100 times...I feel prepared for that part I guess it's just the butterflies that are getting to me...but thanks again for taking the time to write a reply, Errol

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

View Topic:

Drive Test

All right so I'm preparing to go to the DMV on Tuesday and take my drive/skills test...I've been driving with my uncle who is an owner/operator and learned a lot from him...since I didn't go to truck school to get my training I really don't know what to expect at the DMV, I've been reading a lot on TT and YouTube videos ...can some of you guys help me out with what I can expect over there, I'm nervous and really want to pass and get going ... Thanks in advance

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Introduction

Zdravo.

Ovo je gospodin Daniel B. Drago mi je. Hehe, kako ste?

haha evo dobar sam, uzivam kod kuce...na put se opet ide za dva dana....

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Introduction

hello guys ive been on here just checking out posts and trying to soak up some knowledge...this is a very educational site and I just wanted to introduce myself with my first post... im 28 born in Bosnia (former Yugoslavia) came here after the war in 1995, No kids, no wife...dad passed and mom Is back in bosnia...I got into trucking because my uncle has a small company out in North Carolina so he gave me an opportunity to drive with him...I got my learner permit a couple of months ago and im about to acquire my CDL by the end of this month...Ive been on the road with my uncle for about 5 months driving flatbeds and I must say that I enjoy it, learned a lot about the trucking business and about hauling with flatbeds...I have a lot of respect for you seasoned veterans that do this day in day out especially with a family ...I guess its easier for me since I don't have a famiy of my own..well,ill be posting more often on here and reading posts...thanks for looking !!!

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More