Profile For David O.

David O.'s Info

  • Location:
    Fort Myers, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 4 months ago

David O.'s Bio

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Posted:  2 years ago

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Tried this 5 years ago, think I'm ready now

So, it didn't work out last time I talked with a recruiter. I sold my cars and quit my job and was let down the day before I was supposed to get on the bus.

This past year I pushed through and earned my CLP just days before they changed the regulations in February. I hadn't the time to earn any extra endorsements or anything but I have a class a with air brakes.

I currently drive a one pounder rollback wrecker at a company that recently bought a heavy wrecker. I've put a couple miles on that beauty but I think I want to go see more of this great country before everything goes to ****.

So, I'm looking into a few of the mega carriers who offer company sponsored training and hoping to find one that will allow my 70 lb dog to go with me in a few months after I've finished training.

I'm taking with a recruiter but should I be pursuing more potential companies? I've always had weekly job alerts in my email for things that interest me.

Should I be looking into the next opportunity after I've got a year or two experience? I'm obviously planning on staying with a company willing to invest in me but there's always that "what if" there's something better

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Finally headed to school

I was supposed to leave at noon tomorrow, I received a phone call from my recruiter this morning. He says that his supervisor did a final review on my work history, which is admittedly poor. 3 months here; 6 months there, 3 months at the other place.

They want me to get another job and stay there 6 to 9 months and reapply. Is this normal? Are there any other companies with a decent company sponsored program that may overlook this sort of thing?

I may just go get my permit and ride with my neighbor who hauls asphalt in triaxle dumps. Is that a viable plan or will the OTR companies scoff at that down the road?

Thanks in advance.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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What Is This Thing We Call Trucking?

I've read quite a few of your posts, old school and I must say I can appreciate your input.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Finally headed to school

I leave Saturday for Prime Inc. company sponsored school.

I've been spending all my free time going through the High Road Training Program, good stuff.

I've packed some clothes for both warm and cool weather and I have the money they said that I will need.

My laptop, tablet, digital camera and usb battery pack are all charged and packed .

I've been eating healthier and working on my stress levels and have brought my blood pressure down to 137 over 85.

Part of me feels I'm forgetting something. Any input please?

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Reckless Driving Charge

You should be able to find exact dates and charges via your county website. I was able to save all of my issues on a USB flash drive, that way if I need them, I won't have to search and download and decipher.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Crash

Jeep driver wasn't drunk? I used to live less than 20 miles from there.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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27 yr old swm interested in otr

I'm definitely going to do a few home kits and maybe even a full lab sample before I go apply anywhere.

There's an outfit locally called LabCorp, I think it's under $80. If that's what it takes to avoid a 5 year problem, then that's what it takes. They say 3 months on hair, so I'm thinking I'll shave in two months then wait 3 more. I should be thoroughly upset with the Florida sun by then. My current job sucks in the summer especially, so I'll be ready to leave this chapter behind.

Thanks everyone for the input, in the meantime I'll be working on customizing my Atlas, studying the high road and minimizing my belongings to obtain a storage unit and ditch the room I've been renting.

My mom is going to kill me for making her watch my dog for weeks at a time, but I'll finally be able to buy her that fence for the back yard.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Induction burner: Experience, suggestions, recommendations

My FarberWare air fryer says 1400 watt on the spec tag. It has a mechanical timer, so I would say it should be fine even on a cheap inverter assuming the unit is large enough.

I have a 750 watt with 1500 watt peak, so I doubt I can use mine.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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27 yr old swm interested in otr

Great advice folks, thanks.

I quit the weed for roughly 4 years along with booze and adulterous activities. As one could imagine, I got bored. I picked the booze back up to drop the greens but then I was even more bored since there's no chance I'll ever drive drunk. Clean again, at least until I can find a lady who I can deal with?

I'll go buy some tests on pay day and try them weekly. After a couple cheapies come negative I guess I'll get a hold of the local testing facility?

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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27 yr old swm interested in otr

I hadn't really thought about doing it on my own, I was thinking it's difficult to find a job or even a truck to use for the test?

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