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Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Hello everyone!!

From one newbie to another, good luck on your testing and congrats for taking the plunge into trucking. Maybe once you are on the road you can share with us some of your challenges. Drive safe.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Found a great quote

I don't know who said this but I thought it fitting to this industry

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The boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg. Don't blame your circumstances, it's what you're made of that counts.

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Deep, very deep. It's so deep, that it's Deepak Chopra!

But in all seriousness, it's simple quotes like that which make the most impact, at least on me anyways. Thanks for sharing.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Entering Canada

Not HOS related, but remember that no guns allowed into Canada, or if you have a criminal record. They will turn you around and not let you in. Not saying that you do, more as an FYI.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Insurance Business Liability

It's not a state secret, but if you have already been driving in the US, as you state, then why on earth can you not get a truck VIN#? Just go to a dealership and get one, or look online for one. Why is that so difficult?

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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For you health nuts, try some Cacao nibs

Just came across an interesting fact about CACAO, not COCOA ... they are similar but not quite the same. So here is the skinny; "Cacao is thought to be the highest source of antioxidants of all foods and the highest source of magnesium of all foods."

Cacao vs. Cocoa

That's right, grab a bag of cacao nibs instead of a chocolate bar or anything else for that matter and do your health some good! Remember A before O

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Unable to get hired

First, thank-you for the 21 years of service you provided for the USA. Sorry to hear about your troubles. Did you try contacting the recruitment areas of any of the major companies? They have many systems in place to get to the bottom of things like this. Also, did you speak to your last employer and see if they will take you back? And lastly, will your problems re-surface if you do get a job? Good luck sir!

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Out of state ticket doesn't appear on my driving record.... do I report it on my application?

Hi Brett:

Thanks for your reply. I am generally not an evasive person, but sometimes it does get the better of me when I think that someone wants to hang me over any and all minor infractions. I start taking it personally and that is when I seem to get crafty. Anyways, I read you loud and clear, and you are right, my attitude has slipped a bit , maybe it's winter or just the fact that I know I can't start school at least until mid to late summer. Thank-you for pointing it out and I will now disrobe from my attorney suit! :)

P.S. I have not been hanging out on that other site you mention. I am faithful to TT!

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Out of state ticket doesn't appear on my driving record.... do I report it on my application?

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An open ended question like, "list all moving violation tickets over the last x years" ... what does that mean?

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Come on, man. Be serious. Let's just use some common sense here. It's clear what they're asking so answer it honestly.

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Anyways, if the company will check regardless, then why even ask you?

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Because they have to by law in order to request a copy of your records.

Brett, I won't argue this point any further, but an example going thru the courts now is about Uber, and whether it is a taxi company or not. Is it not common sense that it is? Uber claims that it is a technology company!!! It just happens to connect rides with riders! So by their loose definition, anyone company using any sort of technology can claim they are a tech co?

Anyways, my whole point is if it does not show on his PA license, then how would the company even know about it? This question has not been answered, all I got was is they will find out but no one seems to know how.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Out of state ticket doesn't appear on my driving record.... do I report it on my application?

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Sorry, not trying to be a smart ass or start an argument here, but you state that;

"You ALWAYS disclose because if you don't, they will find out later"

So my question is, how will they find out later? By running a driver's license check thru every state? This is very time consuming and costly. I am not a lawyer by any means, but if it is not on his home state license, then it is a small offence that probably does not fall under the reciprocation laws. He should call the offending state's transportation bureau and enquire. I know that if I get a ticket in the US, it will not show whatsoever on my Ontario driver's license.

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I'm no expert but you must provide a minimum 10 years of verifiable employment history, that will pretty easily show them what states to check for your mvr. As far as your tickets not showing up in Ontario that has nothing to do with what happens in the U.S.? I know once you get a CDL its a federal license and then things like CSA, PSP and DAC come into play. But basically if you choose to lie about your past to a potential employer, don't be surprised if that lie is exposed and you suffer somehow because of it. Lying because you think you can get away with it may not be worth it in the long run, especially in trucking. Trucking companies typically will find out, I don't know how but they have their ways. Especially for the OP, its simply not worth the risk to try and lie about one speeding ticket. Maybe Brett and others can chime in here about why its bad to lie about your driving past.

Phil

Just so we are clear, I never suggested that he lie. Not disclosing s/thing is not the same as lying. As Brett stated, only disclose what they ask for, nothing more. An open ended question like, "list all moving violation tickets over the last x years" ... what does that mean? List all of them that show on your drivers license, list any that you got worldwide? Unclear questions produce unclear answers. Anyways, if the company will check regardless, then why even ask you?

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Out of state ticket doesn't appear on my driving record.... do I report it on my application?

Sorry, not trying to be a smart ass or start an argument here, but you state that;

"You ALWAYS disclose because if you don't, they will find out later"

So my question is, how will they find out later? By running a driver's license check thru every state? This is very time consuming and costly. I am not a lawyer by any means, but if it is not on his home state license, then it is a small offence that probably does not fall under the reciprocation laws. He should call the offending state's transportation bureau and enquire. I know that if I get a ticket in the US, it will not show whatsoever on my Ontario driver's license.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Your favorite region of the country?

I-40 from New Mexico to Cali, it's magical, spiritual and too beautiful for words

I-75 and I-95 in FLA, I love the sunshine state!

and NYC … with a car, not a rig!

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Out of state ticket doesn't appear on my driving record.... do I report it on my application?

If it is not on your driving record why would you report it? The only driving record they will see is the one from PA, which as you said is clean, so no need to worry, unless you are going for sainthood.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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A little advice please

Just tell them your medication is with your luggage, it's a health issue that you get your luggage right away.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Just finished Swift after being there about 15 months, the skinny on em

The earnings you quote of $700 per week and such, is that NET? Or is it GROSS with a whole bunch of deductions to come like taxes and such???

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Werner Orientation

Thanks for keeping us up to date Landion. I guess the drop-off at your old company went smooth. Lucky you didn't abandon it! :)

So 24 cpm is not bad at Werner. I'm sure with time it will get close to 30 cpm.

Wish you and your team mate all the best, and safe travels! Happy New Year.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Retired School Math Science Teacher

Interesting request Don Q. While I do not have an answer for you, I myself would be interested in such an arrangement were one to be found, the driving part that is. You mention that your son is going to be a pastor. How do Christian truckers fulfill their obligation to attend mass if they are on the road so much? I always thought it would be neat if there was a rolling church of some sort that made stops at different truck stops, so that a driver could always stop in for a chat with his maker.

Good luck to you and God Bless.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Teams and sleep

"Maybe co-driver can pass the E Z C B eye chart, but Cwc is concerned maybe his co doesn't really comprehend what he's looking at."

Irregardless, a person like that has no business driving on public roads.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Teams and sleep

I am still stuck on your statement that he has bad eyesight! What is a person like that doing driving for a living!? Are you kidding me??? This guy should have never been allowed into a truck. This is a real safety issue and if no one does anything it will end badly. Talk to CRST's safety officer right away.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Quitting is getting tough

Great News Brian! Keep up the good work. Maybe your "new" company is owned by Werner.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Second guessing myself

"Ever look into Schneider van? They have a much easier orientation and training program that proves very effective." by Daniel F.

To Daniel F.; Weren't you just bashing Schneider a coupe of days ago how after 7 mos. you left them and wouldn't even try out another division of theirs as in your words that is insanity?

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