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Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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I have a question. ..

Rebel, you really are crazy. Thanks for the laugh! rofl-2.gif

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Mandy's interesting morning behind a truck...

LOL I say the same thing. "Laugh at me all you want, but let's compare driving records and then we'll see who's the one laughing." I do speed a little from time to time. But never more than 5-10 mph over the speed limit and I have to be pretty motivated to do it. This morning I woke up late for an exam in my morning chemistry class (staying up until 4-5 a.m. every night studying is killin' me) and I did 75 mph all the way to school (the speed limit is 65). That's pretty intense for me, but good grief, there were still people flying around me and riding my rear bumper like I was doing 30! Most of them, like you said, playing on their cellphones or putting on makeup. Crazy!

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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And another "baby trucker" spreads her wings!

Guy: I agree -- it's too bad YourBoyE retired from trucking, but at least he left his videos up for everyone to enjoy and benefit from. I have no doubt that those will be helpful to me as I get into this career. YouTube is awesome, lol.

Allan: Good to know! Thanks for your comment. :)

Carolina: Thanks girl! It's been cool connecting with you here and on Facebook. I'm really excited to follow along with your training too!

Brett: My instincts tell me trucking will indeed be a good fit, and to hear it from a veteran puts a smile on my face. Thanks for all you do here on TT for us. I feel so well-prepared now; it's almost scary to think of how blind I might have gone into this had I not stumbled upon this website before going to training.

My recruiter at Prime confirmed my orientation date of June 4 today. She also emailed me a bunch of harassment-related info to read and sign. I'll be faxing that back to her tomorrow. I'm testing for my CDL permit on the 16th. I've got college finals from now until Monday so I don't have much time to spend studying, but after that, it's going to be cram time until test day.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Newbie in Northern California with a question for experienced truckers.

I ordinarily prefer not to advocate for one company over another, but check out Roehl. Their home-time program is awesome. If you're looking to get into trucking without becoming a stranger to your family, it might be worth your time to give them a call and ask some questions.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Mandy's interesting morning behind a truck...

I agree 100% with everything you said, Amanda. I don't think you're hypersensitive though -- I think you're just sensible. People nowadays in general just don't have any sense at all. My friends and family all jokingly call me "Granny Driver" because I do the speed limit everywhere I go. It makes me chuckle because my friends are silly, but if you think about it, it's pretty sad that people pick on me and joke that I'm slow because I choose to drive at the safe, legal, posted speed.

To add to your list of ridiculous things we've seen people doing while driving, I was driving to college a week or so ago and some idiot passed me reading a BOOK at the wheel. On a four-lane highway, doing 70 mph. Reading an actual paperback novel.

Talk about someone who deserves to be in handcuffs! :\

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Info about Prime Inc.

I just found out last night that someone I know died in his sleep. The factor the docs believe caused it? Sleep apnea. He had it BAD. He was only in his 40s. So if you do have it, you WANT to know about it and get help for it now. Everyone I know who's ever used a CPAP machine raves about the difference it makes. It might be a hassle to get used to (and expensive too) but it's worth it in the long run.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Celadon/Quality Drivers Im so Ready for this!!

Haha, my boyfriend worked in Rock Hill yesterday. You must not be TOO far from me. :)

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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I have a question. ..

Yep, like Starcar said, there's no need to apologize for asking a question. I just linked that other thread so you could benefit from the info in there. :)

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Info about Prime Inc.

If you do need to be tested and if you have to get a CPAP machine, those expenses are deducted from your paychecks in weekly installments. You don't have to pay up front.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Celadon/Quality Drivers Im so Ready for this!!

Been thinking of you today. I have never in my life seen a Celadon truck. Not once. Then today, on my way home from college, I passed by 4. :)

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