Profile For Jacinda P.

Jacinda P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    Jacinda P. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 5 months ago

Jacinda P.'s Bio

Since I was a young girl, I have heard the trucking stories about the beautiful sites and the freedom that trucking provided my aunt and uncle as they neared retirement age. Then as I matured, my life seemed to be peppered with men who were trucking professionals. I love to drive and have a good driving record to accomplish this. I lived in Chicago for 7 years and traveled the city as well as all the surrounding states without one accident or incident. I enjoy the feeling of pride as I deliver someone or something to the designated place at an earlier time than expected even with the typical traffic delays and construction. So I thought to myself why not take the next step and learn to drive the big trucks and have a little more control over my delivery process

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Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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TGTBT New Job Isn't Working Out

Jacinda wrote:

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Let me clarify. We left after something's happened.

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When does the clarifying begin?

How is it that your trainer has a disability, managed to gain enough experience to become one. And then you come along and suddenly his smashed elbow becomes such an issue that you are doing things for him? Jacinda this doesn't add up.

What do you want? Do you know? Any advice you get from this forum won't help you figure that out.

Thanks for your comment I appreciate your comments. I am the trainer I've been operating commercially since 2004.The reasons we left prime was because for several weeks we'd been given a decent load and for no reason of ours ie plenty of hours running on schedule not having any explanations as to why the good load would be pulled and replaced with down time and low pay and sitting on long weekends all because my dispatcher went on vacation. After continually losing revenue a change of pace looked like a plan. In this day and age I did not believe that there were companies looking for CDL drivers but still paying 1980s wages. As a driver I always found that when your willing to work for it the pay would be there. But that's not always the case. I do have a broken elbow but thankfully I can still drive and I'm a good driver with a clean record. And since Jacinda has been with me I see her as a hard worker and dedicated but I know she is still a little green when it comes to the industry. She is just looking for more info from other friendly advice maybe even I can learn something new. I recently slipped on ice and broke my prosthetic radial head and so now I'm restricted as to what I can do and am waiting to be cleared for full time. My VA disability only pays 200 a moth so I'm still willing to work but have limitations and education won't allow for much else.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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TGTBT New Job Isn't Working Out

So after 6 months at a trucking co, I saw an opportunity to work at a job where the work is easy and not a lot of driving but enough to keep our cdl alive. Been here 7 months, but it has its downfalls too. Frustrating thing is they give us broken equipment to replace broken equipment with. And very little pay. $32k for us to split per year.

Let me clarify. We left after something's happened. Not just myself but my trainer as well. I was trying to think of his disability as well. I'll defend myself but in a calm manner I am not lazy and worked hard at Prime and only missed days this year due to pneumonia. My partner has a smashed right elbow so imagine what working with that has done to him through the years. I've been doing stuff he knows he shouldn't. Forgive me for asking your advice and thanks for judging a book by the cover.

So after 6 months at a trucking co, I saw an opportunity to work at a job where the work is easy and not a lot of driving but enough to keep our cdl alive. Been here 7 months, but it has its downfalls too. Frustrating thing is they give us broken equipment to replace broken equipment with. And very little pay. $32k for us to split per year. We drive all over one state sometimes 5 to 6 hours away. To be up, rested and back at the job site, after only 10 hours off and they wonder why I can't kick bronchitis. They slip between the lines with eob and elf. Advice please?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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TGTBT New Job Isn't Working Out

So after 6 months at a trucking co, I saw an opportunity to work at a job where the work is easy and not a lot of driving but enough to keep our cdl alive. Been here 7 months, but it has its downfalls too. Frustrating thing is they give us broken equipment to replace broken equipment with. And very little pay. $32k for us to split per year. We drive all over one state sometimes 5 to 6 hours away. To be up, rested and back at the job site, after only 10 hours off and they wonder why I can't kick bronchitis. They slip between the lines with eob and elf. Advice please?

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Please pray, send good vibes etc, etc

Been at my new choice, Prime. Love the place and the treatment till last night. Have not been cleared due to paperwork not coming in. Was told to leave in front of 20 people. I get the paperwork in i may just tell that person he is an AH for humiliating me. Then do my absolute best just to prove I got what it takes!

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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One Year Anniversary Approaching

Hi Sue, Congrats! Whirlwind of excitement for me! Got invited to a different company by a good friend who said they'd train me. Just waiting on the paperwork.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Does West Side Transport stii expect...

Not at all. No agility test beyond duck walk and being able to safely enter the back of trailer. They will show you how they want you to do it.

Thank you so much Sue, I'm very excited to start! I was worried since it's only been three weeks since my hysterectomy and I had to receive a C section cut all the way up and down.shocked.png and thought if I had to lift 75 consistently, I better go to the gym and lift weight's. Whew, what a relief! dancing-dog.gif

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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The new adventure!

Well orientation is over, I am officially hired, have my badge and fuel cards, and am on my trainers truck. We are at the Little Rock yard, leaving out for Lake Village AR in the morning to load for Houston.

From there we are deadheading to Laredo to get this trailer down there. It's been sold down to Mexico.

I am sooooo excited to get back on the road!

HI Chickiemonster, I'm excited for you! I went to ICCC in Fort Dodge, graduated and got my license! TOOT TOOOT! I start with West Side Transport the first week of December I hope should my healing continue as fast and good as it has been! I get lunch provided by them and the hotel has a pool AND a hot tub! Can't wait! Good luck and God Bless!

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Does West Side Transport stii expect...

me to constantly lift and move 75 lbs consistently during the agility test?

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Graduated, got CDL-A and going to start with West Side Transport

We get through cedar rapids every few weeks or so to get the truck checked out. Im one of only 2 team trucks so im easy to spot.. When im around during weekday office hours, youll find me hanging out with Holly from safety (she will do your road test most likely) or Anna, the student coordinator. Youll meet both of them in orientation.

Is there still an agility test and is it for 75 lbs that we must lift?

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Graduated, got CDL-A and going to start with West Side Transport

Lol I forgot. The physical. Theyll take everyone in orientation to a clinic in West Liberty, IA where one of the nurse practioners will do your exam. Quite basic, fill out medical history, check weight, height, bp, eye chart and test for color blindnesss, check abdomen for hernias, measure your neck, have you duck walk and stand and touch your toes.. Whispered hearing test, p in a cup to check for sugar or protein... Quite simple. Theyll place everyones medical card and long form in an envelope and hand it to whoever drove you there. Once you are officially hired and have been issued your employee ID and fuel card, theyll give you your long form and DOT medical card.

Hi Sue, I can hardly wait so excited I think it will be the first week of December when I start just depending on how my stomach feels. I have about 15 staples and stitches that will dissolve. Can't wait to meet you! Thanks for all your updates and stuff!

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