Profile For Scott L.

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  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Snow - how to drive in it

I drove in snow for 3 hours today in MO. You just have to reduce speed, and if it gets too bad just shut it down. No load is worth ending your career over a crash. Be safe everybody!

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Trucker Tracker In Beta - Try It Out!

Pretty awesome Brett! Now we need a program that will live update our locations. Then we can watch everybody crawling around the country. : )

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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New Truck Driver Career Decisions

I've been with Roehl since April, and went through their RDTC. It's a great school. You guys will love the training you get there. I think Roehl is a fantastic starter company. I'm on the van national fleet and making pretty solid money. Good luck!

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Considering career change......(yes another one)

True, but last I checked you guys didnt start out at .28cpm like the average driver coming into trucking. The pay is much less if you don't go into a specialized division. The pay grade for tankers is much more than refrigerated.

Still, the average pay for the first year is 31-35K. Sure there's positions that you'll make more but with that post I was referring to the general population.

I started out at 32 cpm, and I pull van on the National fleet. Nothing specialized. I'm at 34 cpm now, but just received that extra 2 cents a few weeks ago. I think 31-35K is a total rip off if people are really making that. Heck you can work locally in a lot of factories and make that and sometimes more.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Are state tests open book?

As the subject says, open book policy?

For Permit, Endorsements?

I've just been studying every day, and I'm prepping for Friday to sit at the WI-DMV. I'm not worried about passing, just curious if something out of the ordinary may pop up.

Nope. Multiple choice. If you've been studying you'll have no problems..

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Considering career change......(yes another one)

Honestly. You're not going to make 40k even if you team drive. You'll most likely hit 40K on your second year but definitely not the first year. You'll be between 31-34k.

You have a son and a wife. You'll want to see them every chance you get so I'm assuming you'll want to take your hometime every month. This will make it even more impossible.

It sounds like you got a good head on your shoulders but you won't make 40K that's a fact.

Also, where in CA are you?

I'm going to have to disagree with this. I work for a large carrier, and I routinely gross right around $1,000 a week. And I'm home every 2 to 3 weeks for 4 days or so. I've only been doing this for 5 months. The trick is to work hard, always be on time, and be VERY efficient with your time. Oh and by the way, that's on e-logs. There is money to be made out here and you can make a great living right away, you just have to learn the tricks how to get it done.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Tractor Amenities

I have in my truck a satellite radio (couldn't live without it), tv, 12v cooler, and internet. I supplied all of that on my own, but it makes life out here so much easier. For instance today I have to sit all day waiting for a relay load to get down here, so I'll just watch college football all day.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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OTR - Sundays & Church

There are traveling chapels at the truck stops I've been to. You shouldn't have any problems attending service. Just go off duty for an hour or so and go.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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New Truck:(

I drive the T660 also. It takes some getting used to for sure. I like mine now. The cab is small yes, but there's so much room in the sleeper area compared to other trucks I've been in. At first I wanted something different too. Give her a month or two and you'll want to keep her. ; )

Posted:  11 years ago

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CDL Training (Roehl Specifically)

I went through Roehl's school. If you agree to drive 120,000 miles for them, (approx 1 yr), they'll cover the costs of school. Only thing you'll have to come up with is lodging ($400), and license fees. Meals. I'd apply right away because it takes a few weeks to go through the application process and get registered in school. I'd highly recommend them. Their training is fantastic. Make sure you go through Brett's High Road Training Program. I did and was very prepared going to the school. Makes a huge difference.

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