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Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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So I got a situation going on

Well here's the update...

I don't know if any other state has this issue but in MS if you have 2 serious moving violations within 3 years you gotta pay a reinstatement fee which surprised me. It doesn't matter if the other one you have had drop off it still goes on your record, now I gotta see if my Driver's legal plan can reduce the charge now.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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So I got a situation going on

Do you have any legal support? Best bet is to just lawyer up, and see if they can knock the charge down to a cash payment without points. Do you pay for any legal aid from the company? From my understanding most offer ranging packages to help protect your CDL.

Good luck man, I hope this all works out for you to get back driving!

Yeah, I should be on the driver's legal plan.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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So I got a situation going on

Thanks, will do.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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So I got a situation going on

Cory D, sometimes your license will show as being suspended in only one state. If this happened at a CMV weigh station, I would contact that state's DMV and see if they can give you some pertinent information. Is it possible you had a ticket from a long time ago that you never paid? Could you be in arrears on child support in another state? Have you ever failed to appear in court when summonsed?

I'm just throwing out some ideas that are common reasons for suspensions - no guilt is meant to be implied.

Get on top of it fast, you've got to get to the bottom of this and clear it up quickly.

This guy said I had a speeding ticket from a hazmat load, even though I never have been pull over and arrested for a hazmat. I only hauled one or two hazmat load through the 1.8 years I have in trucking. I only had two tickets, both paid off on time and they were in personal vehicles. I also don't have kids and I only have MS licenses my whole year.

But I understand what you mean by no guilt. This is still bizarre because it feels like a cop screwed up someone because the recent ticket I had from a police department showed my ticket was paid on time and they didn't authorize a suspension for my license.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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So I got a situation going on

This is kinda of embarrassing but here goes, I got arrested during the middle of this week because I was told my CDL was suspended. Something that I did not know about until I pulled up on the inspection station. But what doesn't make sense is if they were suspended in the first place then wouldn't job found out after they ran my license? I hear JBHunt is very strict when it comes to these types of things and they verified everything was clean. When I went to go get my D's and T's last year at the DMV they never claimed that my CDL was under any suspensions, and if they were I would've paid it off. I had license looked at before at an inspection station in Florida and gave him my license and things went okay, I had two speeding tickets at the time but now the one I had in 2014 dropped off last year so I only have one atm.

Anyone can give me some insight on why did this happen? Because my company is just as puzzled as I am about this situation.

Posted:  2 years ago

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JB Hunt Intermodal offered me a job

I'll be sure to ask some questions from a JBH Intermodal driver and gather some info on the division.

Thanks everyone.

Posted:  2 years ago

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JB Hunt Intermodal offered me a job

Good luck with all that! Personally, I'd like to never set steer tire in a rail yard ever again. The check-in procedure getting on-site is laborious, you've got to really inspect the container for damage(s), if you're bringing a container into a rail yard it cannot be damaged (punctured side from forklift)... I suppose if you're doing it all the time it all becomes second nature and goes much more smoothly, but it seems like a huge hassle to me; must be why they pay so well.

Containers are shorter than dry vans.

The intermodal training will consist mostly of container securement and rail yard procedures.

There should never be a lack of work... last week in a LA rail yard picking up an intermodal tanker, I saw many, many JB Hunt chassis and containers, and driving to AZ, then Los Angeles, then to AR, I saw a hundred trains carrying countless JB Hunt containers.

Interesting, so I assume they're a 48 then?

Been looking at some videos on intermodal trying to educate myself on the division and what the procedure is like, the guy at JB Hunt told me they have it where they can get in and get out compared to other intermodals companies.

Posted:  2 years ago

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JB Hunt Intermodal offered me a job

JB Hunt is offering me a job in the Intermodal division, I'll be in a tighter region area being mainly southeast compared to my current position at Schneider.

With JB Hunt I'll be making 7 cents more being 41cpm, 14$ detention pay and I forgot what the pay was for both normal stops and hazmat stop I believe it was 17$. They said I'll be bring home 1000-1300$ a week running 2000 miles plus I'll be home every week because it's a dedicated account. Recruiter says I'll be making 58k a year with a possibility of making 65K a year.

So my questions are.....

How is the Intermodal Division? What are your thoughts?

Since I'll be delivering to railroad areas how does it differs from going to a distribution center?

Is the pay really that good for hauling railroad parts?

Is hauling a container similar to a dryvan?

What training does the division offers that I should be aware of?

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Driving Overseas

So then you're halfway home :)

If you apply keep us in the loop during your interview/employment process. I'm curious as to how it works nowadays. The only requirement I would make non-negotiable is to be armed. If they tell you that you can't carry a weapon, walk away.

Will do, and I'll keep that in mind to ask that question during the interview.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Driving Overseas

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Look into it. Who knows what the opportunities are nowadays compared to 10 years ago overseas as a contractor. Hell I think even the first 75K or so you earn isn't even taxable.

You'll never know until you apply.

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Auggie are you driving in a war zone? It's a rhetorical question...why encourage someone to do something so dangerous?

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Nope, I'm not. I was in the Army for 15 years though so I have a pretty good idea of what goes on :)

Not my job to tell this young man what to do. I encourage everyone to apply for what they want and ONLY decide after the interview if it's for you or not. You ALWAYS take the interview.

Patrick pretty much laid out what happens in a combat zone. I just told the OP how to look into it. It's up to him whether or not he wants to pursue it. I'm not his parent. I'm some dude on the internet that can give him some information on what he's interested in.

As it turns out, Dyncorp wants a year driving experience before they'll hire you. See, right there he'll run into his first road block. One he would not have hit had we all been hysterical in trying to convince him not to drive as a contractor.

Think if it like this: the media breathlessly reports every American killed overseas. When is the last time you heard of a truck driver buying the farm? Yeah, me neither.

2004 - 2011 was different time. Who knows, maybe nowadays you can drive from some supply point to Kandahar, make $150K a year and not worry about anything more than mosquitoes. I know I don't know what goes on over there anymore.

Tell you what though, I may look into this :)

Well I already have a year and 4 months of driving experience so that gap is pretty much non-existent.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Driving Overseas

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And ppl are getting hostile

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You obviously don't even know the meaning of hostile, which totally makes our point here. No one has been "hostile," or tried to "bully" you.

And if you don't realize how relevant the right hand turn comment was, I seriously hope you don't go over there and get yourself killed.

Let's just agree to disagree, your concerns are appreciated.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Driving Overseas

Cory get's defensive;

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You're taking my off day statement way out of context btw.

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"A right turn you hadn't experienced before that had an effect on you"... I think we all got the context. If a RHT has an effect on you (due to limited experience), what is going to happen when an RPG explodes near your truck...what effect will that have? Hope and luck are not strategies, unfortunately in an active war zone, that's all you may have to fall back on.

And ppl are getting hostile when I'm just trying to seek information on a trucking website about what other companies do offer job overseas. So far the only ones contributed anything was Auggie and Patrick because they talked about what I was asking in regards to going overseas. Other then that it's been bullying and bringing up a RHT I asked about months ago which was irrelevant to the OP.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Driving Overseas

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I mean everybody has there off days right?

It wasn't a right turn I was worried about it was the fact this was one of those turns I never encountered before during my career of trucking that left an effect on me.

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I doubt you've encountered RPG's, mortar rounds, IED's, Camel riding bandits, disgruntled ISIS marauding bands, or Taliban decapitation experts either, but we aren't going to be able to give you advice on any of that on your occasional "off day."

Those drivers aren't allowed "off days." Those are the kind of days that precede their funerals. But at least they made some good money while they were at it.

You mean some of them made some good money, not everybody gets blown to pieces that goes over there. Just because it happens to some doesn't mean it happens to everyone.

You're taking my off day statement way out of context btw.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Driving Overseas

I'm gonna say you should try to be an owner/operator over there. Just think of the money you'll be making!

Oh yeah, here's the list of companies I think you should be looking into...

Met Life

Banner Life

Prudential Life

Hartford Life

Of course I'm using sarcasm, but Cory are you serious? Just three months ago you were asking us how to properly make a right hand turn!

Now you think you are capable of surviving (literally) one of the riskiest driving jobs known? I've been a risk taker all my life - I'm having great success at Truck Driving, but I wouldn't even consider what you are considering.

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I mean everybody has there off days right?

It wasn't a right turn I was worried about it was the fact this was one of those turns I never encountered before during my career of trucking that left an effect on me. Plus I heard some of the trucks over there aren't semis(My brother used to work over there.).

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck Driving Overseas

He is talking about driving truck in combat zones. Yes you can make 6 figures driving truck in Afghanistan or Iraq. Make sure your Last Will and Testament is up to date first. Also I hope you enjoy IEDs and 2 way live fire ranges. (Being shot at). The money is there. Companies who's names to keep on eye out for such opportunities: Raytheon, DynCorp, L3, and KBR to name a few.

Precisely, sorry for late response but yeah the money is good. Thanks for the companies you mentioned, I'll be sure to take a glance at them.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Hey all, I'm curious to know has anybody ever did this. I'd like to get involved in driving trucks overseas because that's where I hear the big $$ is at.

I applied at DynCorp International for a position that seems to be available. Does anyone know if any more companies that are looking for drivers to drive out of the country?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Waste Management or Mclane?

They are two VERY different jobs. Lots of manual labor with McLane, lots of trash with WM.

Which will provide the job you want? Money is important and I like having as much of it as possible. But...The physical demands, schedule, company "work environment" and other factors might be more important.

A friend started with McLane in Georgia recently. He loves it and the money is great. But he's only been at it about five weeks AND it's his 5th or 6th "truck driving" job in 2 1/2 years. So...

Make sure you keep YOUR goals in mind.

Good luck.

Thanks, I should also add the position is shuttle driver. They told me I'll be going to Memphis, Tennessee from Jackson, Mississippi. So I assume I'll only be doing is drop and hooks.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Waste Management or Mclane?

Hey everyone, I have two interviews two weeks from now with one being with WM and the other at Mclane Foodservice. I'm hoping to gather some insights from other drivers here on what they think would be the best options. They both are home daily, benefits, and have 401K. However, with Mclane I'll be working 4 days(Can be 5 if I choose to do so.) making 203 a day. I'm currently with Schneider GP atm, the pay is alright but it could be better plus I really do want a local job. I don't know what WM is offering yet but I imagine it could be slightly less than Mclane.

What are some thoughts?

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Some insights from other drivers

Hey everyone

I've been wanting to hear some advice from other drivers on a turn I made yesterday in Wisconsin, coming all the way from Oconomowic to Wrightstown. I had to take the country roads(According to my GPS) to get to Wrightstown, I think this was going on 83-WI to get to I-41 North. I come up to this right turn that involved me getting into the left turn lane because if I didn't my trailer was gonna clip something on the right. From the left was obvious traffic and on my right there was a hill where any oncoming drivers probably wouldn't stop, when I made this turn there was no oncoming traffic fortunately and on my left the signal light was red for them. I felt like I got real lucky here and told myself if I leave Oconomowic again I'd rather take I-94 E to I-41 N because it would've felt much safer.

These roads were also legal when I checked the atlas as well.

So from other drivers, did I do the right thing getting into the left turning lane to make a right turn? If not how would you have done it?

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Automatic Tractors.

As someone who had more time spent with an auto over a stick, a stick is better. Autos are better in traffic no contest there, but sticks are better for driving and backing.... most definitely the backing.

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