Profile For Minnie Mouse

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  • Location:
    Springfield, MO

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Training with May

After a long bus ride from Springfield, Mo to Gary, Indiana I get to the hotel I will be staying at for the next few days. Tuesday was the normal drug test, paper work and road test day. Tuesday I got my physical done and finished up the paper work. Wednesday comes and we are shown how to put on chains, hours of service, fuel by weight and trip planing. I was to met my trainer Thursday am and then leave but I found out that plans have changed. I got a different trainer and she will not be here till Monday. So the new plan is for me to hang out at the terminal help more trailers around and help fuel. During this I have been working on my backing. I am learning but yet board lol Hope the weekend goes by fast, I'm ready to leave.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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I did it, I got my CDL

I did it. I got my CDL Friday. I am so happy its hard to sit still. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif lol I highly recommend Rout 66. They was so great. They didnt give up on me even when I didnt think I could do it. I'm now waiting for the paper work to get done then I will be off to Gary, Indiana to join up with May.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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More Questions

Hello, I am currently in school but plan to go to May Trucking. I will be solo and have my little dog with me. So afar I am the only solo female driver in my school. Once I get my CDL I will be on a truck with a trainer for a few weeks. They should show me the ropes like understanding dispatch.

Companies are becoming more pet friendly as well as truck stops. Just ask the recruiter when you talk to them.

Hope to see you out there soon.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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2nd week of Route 66

I just finished my 2nd week at Route 66 CDL School. So far so good. I will be testing next Friday. Feeling good about the pre trip and driving. I need to work on my clutch control when backing but I'm getting it. I will still have a week after I test so I can get my hours in. The classes are small and the instructors are great. They take the time to get to know you and will work with you to so you can pass the test.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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I made it THROUGH!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!

Congrads. Good luck to you and keep us all posted.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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May Trucking?

Just got my CDL through United States Truck Driving School(good school, by the way). I'm starting with May Trucking. Any advice? Good Company? Bad Company?

Im in school now and will be going to May in a few weeks. From what I have found on the net and by word of mouth its a good company.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Route 66

I started at Route 66 on Monday. There is 4 of us in the new class. The first day was paper work, physicals and drug test. They fed us lunch from a local restaurant and we started to studying for our permit. On Tuesday we continued to study for our permits watched some DVD's on the written test. On Wednesday we went uptown and got our permits. That afternoon we went over log books and the pre trip. Thursday we did the pre trip in the morning then we went to the shifting range, in a bobtail, and we learned how to upshift and downshift. I got in 7 miles of drive time that day. On Friday we worked on the pre trip again and back out to the shifting range. I drove around in the shifting range circle for a bit then I drove uptown them back to the school. I drove 22 miles that day. On Monday we will be going to the shifting range with a trailer.

We have weekends off. Class starts at 7 am and goes till 4. They provide lunch from a local restaurant everyday. The instructor are very nice and laid back but not so much that just stand around and let you teach yourself. I have my testing date of the 30th. I'm really excited about how this past week went and ready for next week.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Route 66 Monday

Well I start Route 66 school Monday. This has been a long time coming but I'm so ready for it. smile.gif

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

It was really nothing big. You can only renew your permit once and then you have to retest. So looks like Ill be taking the tests again.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

I got to the DMV to renew my CDL permit and the lady tells me they will not allow her to do so. She has to call them and with it being Saturday they are not there. She couldn't see anything wrong my information was all there, I was not suspended or revoked and to come back Monday and she will call to find out whats going on.

Now I'm thinking about all those companies that said no maybe they seen that and that's why I was denied.

Does anyone have any idea on what this could be? The DMV lady asked if I was a victim of identity theft I told her not that I know of but I guess that's a possibility.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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First time on a greyhound tomorrow

Take a water bottle and some snacks with you. I was stuck at a bus station for 4 hours and they charged $2 for Raman Noddles. A book or something to keep yourself busy. A lite jacket too, you can use it as a pillow or to block the ac if its blowing right on you. Good luck to you

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

Hey that's awesome!!!

Now before we start partying too hard, have you applied for any pre-hires yet? For those who aren't familiar with the process we have an article on Understanding The Pre-Hire Process.

If you can get two or three pre-hires then you know you'll have your choice of some companies to work for after graduation. The sooner you can get that process started, the better. That way you graduate, get your CDL, and get right on a bus to orientation with your first company.

I have one pre-hire already. I was thinking that will be my project this week end, work on the apps for more. I also have some to call back on Monday. I'm thinking the more the merrier.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

I got great news today! I applied to Route 66 trucking school. All though I couldn't get a loan on my own I found a co signer and I'm school bound as soon as the paper work is done. My co signer is an angel on earth. Thank you so much for believing in me. dancing-banana.gifthank-you-2.gif

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

I want to thank you all for your ideas and suggestions. I had a great day today. A recruiter called me back and they are getting my reports done. I think part of the problem is I drove for a cab co a few years back. They closed and the owner left town, no way to contact him. But I have my tax papers they gave me, I was considered self employed. The recruiter thinks that may have been the problem. With luck this one will work out and I will be off to school in the next few weeks.

Thanks for hearing a mad half crazy woman vent. And thanks again for all your support.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

Have you tried Celadon?

Yes I did there app Monday night so I will call them later this week.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

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I have put in app at every company that I can find that offers training. I'm just at the bottom of the list and losing hope.

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Are you calling the companies that you've applied to?

I have been giving them a week then calling them. One of them told me the get 2500 apps a day and they have a large pool to pick from, and they only choose the best. I applied to some that I should here from this week.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

Heck, Minnie, you got a company owned school right there in Springfield - Prime owns it. They are one of the best deals because if they accept you, you don't even have to pay them back through payroll deductions. Drive for them a year after you graduate and they'll call it even. Get on the horn with them and ask all the questions you can . . . you should be able to solve this mystery . . .

Jopa

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Prime was my first pick cuz I would like to go lease in time. But they told me no.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

I have put in app at every company that I can find that offers training. I'm just at the bottom of the list and losing hope.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

The others have given me the "we decided to go with others applicants at this time" response those are the only two that gave me a reason And I know I "grumpy" (to put it nicely) about the whole thing. I have wanted this a long time and at this point the only thing that is stopping me is the money for school. I have companies willing to train me but they don't have a school or pay for the school until I'm solo. My dream is at my finger tips but still so far away.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Pardon my venting on CDL applications......

I got a letter stated that my credit score was the reason and if I had $6000 to pay for the school it would be no problem. That was Driver Solutions. The recruiter flat out said we don't train woman. Yes I have some mistakes in my past dont we all. But my driving record is clean, no drugs or drinking charges, no weapons.

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