Profile For Turtle

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  • Location:
    Upstate, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 1 month ago

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Posted:  16 hours, 26 minutes ago

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Arizona DOT Enforcement blitz this week.

Mom & Pops and hot shots get the bulk of the attention. PTI and go on about your business like normal.

Try to take an unorthodox way around a weigh/inspection station, and they'll be waiting for you. THAT is when they'll pick you apart.

Posted:  16 hours, 34 minutes ago

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Just got a ticket

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Rob T. It's been a week; kinda UNLIKE you . . . ?!?!? Don't forget, other than Todd (or Purple Preston) I'm the doxxer here. LoL

Just stop in, please~!

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Still popping in periodically but haven't had much free time. Kids have been keeping us busy and as the weathers warming up I'm working on some projects outside. 70 degrees next week woohoo!

You mean some people might have a life outside of social media? Weird.

Posted:  19 hours, 47 minutes ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

You do you, Zach. No need to come here and tell us anything, if you don't want to. Focus on yourself and make it happen. We'll be here when you need us.

Posted:  1 day, 9 hours ago

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Just a not-so-brief introduction.. Hello all!

By the way, Turtle was my fathers handle.

Mine too. Long lost brother, perhaps?

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Posted:  1 day, 9 hours ago

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Just a not-so-brief introduction.. Hello all!

Welcome to the forum, john!

We're glad you came forward to introduce yourself, as it opens up an avenue for dialogue. Please feel free to join in the conversations and post any questions you may have.

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Posted:  1 day, 10 hours ago

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The oldest profession? Not what you think.

Ironically, dispatch is still waiting on a copy of that signed BOL before they'll pay detention.

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Thus goes the best laid plans of Mice and Men

Yup, the K&T. Decent little place if you don't mind the old school atmosphere.

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Got upgraded!

Congratulations!

Posted:  1 day, 17 hours ago

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Thus goes the best laid plans of Mice and Men

I delivered to that Fairmont Novellis many times myself. Thankfully the crane was always operational. Rob D recently had similar delay as you. FWIW, that little mom and pop diner/restaurant down the road has some good eats, if covid hasn't shut them down.

Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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Had foot surgery, was prescribed Vicodin (opoid)

You absolutely need to tell them about this, so you're totally covered in the event of a possible UA or hair test. Not only that, I'd be worried the Vicodin may conflict with your ability to operate a forklift or jockey trailers. Not sure of the legality there, or company policy. But I'd be concerned about it. My company requires that I immediately notify them upon taking any medication not on my list of current medicines.

Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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First Incident as a new Driver. Will I get fired?

I was worried he was going to hit me head on and didn’t see me

That would have made it his fault. Instead, you now have a preventable incident on your record. See the error in your decision?

Simply put, there is no justifiable reason here for you to swerve your vehicle into a stationary object. As the others have said, never let someone's foolishness push you into making an unwise or unsafe decision.

I'd also advise you to not take the approach of blaming the other guy when you talk to safety about this. Mistakes happen, and they know this. They'll want to see that you not only learn something from this, but also recognize your fault in it. Good luck.

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Prime Announced New Training Miles 3/8/21

That's what it looks like. Back to doing 30k, which was long enough. I can't imagine what doing 50k was like.

All the drivers who were stuck doing 50k are now saying wtf-2.gif

Posted:  3 days, 6 hours ago

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New Year-New Career!

I already saw your other post in the general forum, but I just had to come here too and say congratulations! It's truly a joy to see someone's success story progress from the start. Awesome!

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Posted:  3 days, 7 hours ago

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CDL Test tomorrow !

Great news Jared! We never had a doubt. It might've got a little dicey on the 90, but I'm sure the examiner knew what your mistake was too. No sweat, you made it happen. Congratulations!

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Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

Of course, as it should.

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Nothing wrong with endorsing a company you're proud of. Lord knows I praised the virtues of Prime many many times.

Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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Air brake question for NJ CDL / CLP holders

The air brake test isn't part of the written Learner's Permit test

James, all 50 states are federally required to issue an air brakes written and skills test.

Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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Air brake question for NJ CDL / CLP holders

Hi Jim. To be clear, you went in to take the written test for your CLP? If so...

Did you only take the general knowledge test, and not the air brake test? If so, that's where the L restriction on your CLP comes from. You must also take the air brake written test for your permit to allow you to drive a commercial vehicle with air brakes.

What James is referring to is part of the in-cab inspection you'll take during your CDL exam. That comes later, though. You won't even reach that point until you take the air brake written test.

Go back to the DMV and tell them you want to take the air brake written test, as well as any other tests you think you may need going forward. (Tanker, hazmat, etc.) There will be a small retesting fee.

Posted:  4 days, 4 hours ago

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CDL Test tomorrow !

You'll be fine, Jared. It's nothing more than stuff you already know how to do. Don't let yourself get tensed up. The examiner wants you to pass. You got this.

Posted:  4 days, 13 hours ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

We generally frown on "referral" talk, as it would make us appear to be unduly influencing someone to a particular company for our financial benefit. Our credibility as fair and impartial advisors would be tarnished.

However, if someone were to choose a company and then decide to seek you out, that would be in a little different.

Posted:  4 days, 19 hours ago

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First Preventable on my record now what

Welcome to the forum, Derrick.

There's nothing to do now but just move forward. The accident happened, and the best you can do is just learn to not let it happen again.

It won't dramatically affect your future employment as long as you keep it safe from now on.

Be thankful that Schneider is allowing you the chance to redeem yourself, and yes I would stick with them if I were you.

Dispute it? You hit a stationary object, there's nothing to dispute. Nothing short of full ownership of the accident will do here. Disputing it will do far more damage to your career than the accident itself.

Bottom line is accidents happen, these companies know that. Now you can show them how you'll be a better driver. Good luck.

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