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Veteran of the U.S. NAVY

20 Years U.S. Postal Service

Uber/LYFT DRIVER Over 7000 rides since 2014

Living life to the fullest and always accepting challenges.

Originally from VERNON, CONNECTICUT

Now residing in VENTURA, CALIFORNIA

Ready to take on my next role as an OTR driver.

God Bless America

.......... and potato chips. Those are good too.

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Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

IMG_7240.jpg I'm also part of the sparkling personalities club. So new I had to put my own inspection stickers, rip plastic off of everything, and apply my ez pass and pre pass to the window. However, here's a tip. When doing a pretrip, make sure the coolant cap is on tight. I broke down 80 miles away. I've always looked at the coolant but never ensured cap was secured. I am a Primate now tho. #winning Be safe everyone!!! It's a crazy world out there.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention. I did a run from Sierra Nevada beer place north of Yuba City and the Qualcomm took me thru Marysville to over to Roseville. The drive thru Marysville had me on edge. That road had turns that were so tight thru downtown and under railroad bridges. I didn't think I'd make it thru there. I still don't know why it just didn't have me stay on the 99 a better road. Marysville was crazy to me at 20 mph.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Like you said. So much to learn. I'm on my last run across America and then it's upgrade time. I hope Kalifornia is still there when I get back. Heading into NYC area. Wasn't sure if I'd make it thru TNT. Thank Gawd for sleeping pills.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Prime Inc Paid CDL Training Salt Lake Training

OMG. Miami. I was at Prime Floral and there were like 50 trucks waiting to park and lots of traffic preventing that in a very tight spot. I hope I never run in to that situation again. I'm on my last cross country trip to NJ / NYC and it's time for me to upgrade. Been a crazy TNT run. Taking some much needed time off in Cali. Goin back to Cali. Cali Cali.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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My CDL Training Diary With Prime Inc

Oh my Gawd.please tell me you are not taking a Greyhound from upstate NY to Sprimo. I wish you well. Ughhh.... it's a rite of passage I guess. That's how I looked at it.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Lucky you to be in a hotel. When we broke down we stayed in the truck. Still plugging away tho. There were moments I thought of walking away. Believe me, I've seen some krazee shizznit in such a short time. I got like 13,000 more to go. Wishing you the best.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Random Funny Stuff

Maybe I'm just not right in the head but when I'm in Kentucky and I see shirts and stickers in the gift shop that say "I LOVE KY" It just kinda cracks me up.

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Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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TNT Question

I'm up over 17,000 miles in my TNT phase. I've considered at some points calling it a day and walking home out of frustration and missing California. I've seen so much insane events since day one. Accidents of other truckers, deer in my headlights, flipped off by super truckers, the snow, the rain, the uneven and narrow construction zones, the accidents, the ignorant drivers, sleeping pills that don't put me to sleep while bouncing around in sleeper berth, coffee that doesn't keep me awake while driving, dreaded city driving, tight areas for dock parking, traffic hell, Qualcomm navigation issues, truck breakdowns, rejected loads, and the once in a while beautiful showers. Ahhhh yesss. Showers. I ask myself.... what the hell am I doing? But then my paycheck shows up on Friday and reminds me of the bills I have to Pay and Reading some of the stories by Rainy D. and others really helps me to get a grip on myself. Such a short time and so much happening. I'm almost there. A billboard on the I-80 of John Wayne saying how he doesn't like quitters. We got this my TNT brothers and sisters. It's just a short phase of trucking reality and then we gotta make it do what we make it do. I wish you all the best. good-luck.gif

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

I'm still with ya. Dreading the whole TNT thing but I know in the end there is a HOLY GRAIL. I'm driving a manual which I've never done till I got to Prime and when I'm on city streets my anxiety is at a high but I'm still in it to win it. Very sleep deprived on these leftover winter roads from hell. I was at home for a week and realized how much I'm needed there so my goal is to eventually land a job with more home time. When I'm done TNT and upgrade to a phat ride, my girlfriend should be coming along. I hope she can handle this. I'm mostly doing this for her. Wishing you the best. Safe travels. We'll be done quicker than we know it.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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How to stay the heck awake??!!

I use a taser on myself. It's quite shocking really. rofl-1.gif

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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How big was your truck driving class?

At PRIME in Salt Lake City I had 5 in my class. In Springfield, Missouri they seem to be running at 80-100.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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RAINY D. KIDNAPPED ME. These stories and more on FAKENEWS NETWORK.

The refrigerator on the top bunk. I haven't seen that yet but it's genius. My girlfriend will need more room for her museum of shoes. I hope not but I'm fearing that. Shoes and handbags not really required but who am I to say what a girl needs.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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RAINY D. KIDNAPPED ME. These stories and more on FAKENEWS NETWORK.

Hahahaha I love the dungeon stories! I will be back tomorrow evening. How long are all of you going to be there?

Well heck, I hope I'll be gone by tomorrow, but then again I didn't think I'd be here this long. I need to get back to SLC and test so I can go back to Cali and get my actual license. I think someone back home will be very happy to see me. But you never know, I might still be here. I've watched so many movies i'm losing my mind.

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc. CDL training. Springfield, Missouri

I'm so excited to find a porta potty fit for a Princess at the Prime store. I think it will work out after all. If only I could get a 2018 Cascadia with the deluxe dining table that pops out from the bottom bunk. The new ones are suhweet!! By the way... upstate NY. I know it well. I had a girlfriend in Buffalo and I attended Woodstock '99 in Utica. Good times. I'm from Hartford, CT. originally.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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RAINY D. KIDNAPPED ME. These stories and more on FAKENEWS NETWORK.

I had a Rainy D. sighting at Prime in Springfield, Missouri. I was actually walking through the facility and someone came up behind me and placed ether on a rag around my mouth. I blacked out. I woke up in a dungeon. Its actually the basement of her condo. Yes, Prime built her a new truck with a basement in her condo. I'm able to type this to you thru my phone with my teeth so that you can send help. Beware of Jersey girls. I'm just sayin.....

OK OK... I'm kidding. It was actually a pleasure meeting her. A classy lady with a mass encyclopedia worth of information and great stories. We both are former USPS employees with an extensive history of insanity. I fortunately went coastal instead of going postal. Just want to throw in to the mix of how helpful she's been on these Trucking Truth forums and in person she's even more so a wealth of information. Rainy D. Rawks!!! I'm proud to be here at Prime and I'm pretty sure I can count on her as she can count on me to have each others back. It's the kewl thing about Prime. Its like family. Thanks for having me. We are both obviously thankful for the Trucking Truth website. A pretty amazing tool to assist you in changing your life into the world of trucking. Thanks for that.

I almost have this masking tape off and I'll be free.

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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PRIME SALT LAKE CITY 3-6-2017 I'm ALIVE!!

Thats awesome transporter :)

I'm glad your doing well all things considered. Keep on keeping on.

COFFFFFEEEEEE!!!!!!!! rofl-3.gif

Thanks ..... keepin on!!

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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PRIME SALT LAKE CITY 3-6-2017 I'm ALIVE!!

A proper inspection after the incident would have caught several of the problems prior picking up a new load and requiring a 5hr tow. PTSD?

Yes we did do an inspection the best to my ability and noticed nothing. I'm pretty sure taking another load after dropping off that load, especially a heavy one just added stress on the already nearly ready to snap parts. Just happy to be alive and will be looking thoroughly every time I stop. I want to live a few more years.

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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PRIME SALT LAKE CITY 3-6-2017 I'm ALIVE!!

Transporter reads like Hammie from 'Over the Hedge'. Be safe out there bro.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Its must be the coffee mang!!

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc. CDL training. Springfield, Missouri

I hope to have my gurl ride with me after TNT. Finishing up PSD now. She's a Princess tho. I dunno how shes gonna handle some of these wonderful truckstops and not taking two showers a day. I might have to trade her in for a dog.

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc Paid CDL Training Salt Lake Training

I'm right there with you Braugh. I'm glad I started in Salt Lake City on the 6th. I only had 5 people in my class. I'm at Sprimo now and their classes are huge. Make sure you get some practice in on the ten speed shifting tho. I'll be back there next week to test. Im kind of waiting for our current truck to be fixed. Wishing you the best of luck and be safe and alert. good-luck.gif

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