Profile For Turtle

Turtle's Info

  • Location:
    Upstate, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

Turtle's Bio

Email Rtlang69@gmail.com

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Posted:  2 hours, 46 minutes ago

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How Does An Owner/Operator Take A Vacation?

I too know the reference. Reckon that's him?

Posted:  5 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Prime Refrigerated - Springfield, Missouri - Spring 2020

Great post, Mitchell. You and Rob D are bringing back fond memories of my time at Prime. Good luck!

Posted:  23 hours, 19 minutes ago

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Driver solutions

My guess is that you signed a contract agreeing to pay full price for your CDL schooling. This would mean you are indeed on the hook for the tuition. You need to look over your contract to get your answer.

To be fair, the speeding ticket happened before you began orientation, but after you completed and turned in your application. So no you didn't lie on your application. But, I'm certain you signed something during orientation agreeing to disclose any past, present, or future accidents or citations, both commercial and personal.

Hoping it went away came back to bite you.

Posted:  1 day, 8 hours ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

Today is the day, Rob. Warm wishes and best of luck to you. Knock it out of the park, and know that all of us here at TT are behind ya!

Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

I agree with G-Town. We are super busy at the Johnstown grocery DC. They've done a good job of re-deploying us to different areas to keep up with the ebb and flow of freight as needed. I turn and burn on every trip.

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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A RE introduction

Welcome back, Remy! Nice to have you back.

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Hire with accident

Your best approach here is to take ownership of the incident

Listen closely to what Errol said, and heed his advice.

Until you accept your own blame in that accident and express a willingness to learn something from it, no company will look at you.

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Hello World (Intro)

Welcome, Lissa. We're glad to have you!

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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I finally cracked the 3,000 mile barrier!

That's getting it done, driver.

With the added confidence your dispatchers gain in you comes the added responsibility on your part to follow through on your commitment to pull them miles. Be a driver they can depend on, and you'll reap the rewards. Kudos.

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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For those with Prime, Inc or knowledge of company driving.

Mitchell,

Just spoke with my recruiter who confirmed that we are still on for orientation Wednesday.

She also mentioned that each driver will have their own motel room and that they will limit group sizes to no more than 10 people in a room.

Enjoy your drive from Louisiana and I look forward to meeting you at orientation on Wednesday.

Rob.

That's good to hear Rob. The anticipation has hit peak levels.

Good luck to you Mitchell. We're all behind you. Keep us updated.

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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NYC? 5 stops by 2pm? Challenge accepted!

Think you could do this now?

Wow I'm glad you brought up this old post. Rereading it just now reminded me of the fun I had that day. In some insane way, I enjoy a challenge like that...after it's over.

Now would be the best time to take a shot at pulling this off, with everyone shacked up. If I were dispatched this load tomorrow, I'd say the same thing I said back then:

"Challenge accepted."

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Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

As I understand it, specialty day-cab carriers such as Sysco are tailored more towards end-user retail and restaurant chains which, as JuiceBox points out, are taking a huge hit right now.

OTR carriers including myself at WM are largely serving the grocery chains and DCs, which are killing it atm due to panic buying.

Posted:  6 days ago

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Bad time for new driving school graduate ??

Hi Frank, and welcome to the forum.

With the country being on lockdown right now, timing is tough for new applicants. But don't give up hope. You may need to expand your applications out to more companies. Click this link to

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

No, your age will not be a factor at all. In fact, it may even help you has companies seem to favor older, wiser, and more settled individuals.

Give it some time. Something will come up. Good luck!

Posted:  6 days, 3 hours ago

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Question about temporary employment during this corona crisis

I was going to say nearly the exact same thing as OS. Maintaining gainful employment through this time will be a good thing.

Posted:  6 days, 4 hours ago

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Civil Discourse

I agree with Rob T. You're perhaps putting more thought into the reactions and opinions of others than is necessary, or warranted.

You sat potato, I say potato.

We welcome opinions and arguments from all sides when given in a respectful manner. I took issue with Rookie's remark simply because it had nothing to do with your otherwise innocent thread, and derailed it completely.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Adventures in Stupidity

Good to hear from you Keith, and those are some excellent lessons indeed. Thanks for sharing!

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

I strive for high standards in interpersonal communication. Before this thread or others builds on assumptions to any unspoken meanings on my part, kindly point out where I've failed.

By not sticking to your own supposed high standards. If you have something to say, grow a set and say it.

I ask again. Where is the invective here that so bothers you?

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Hair Follicle VS. Urine

Welcome, Michael.

Nobody here will disrespect you for past choices.

We will however strongly recommend that you do not take any drug test until you are absolutely 100% positive you will pass. A failed test, urine or hair, is the kiss of death for a driving career. Your safest bet would be to wait at least 6 months to a year between your last usage and taking the plunge.

Here is a list of some individual companies, and their requirements. Keep in mind that companies can switch their policies at any time.

Urine or hair testing by company.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Tomorrow will be boring

*crackin up over here

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

Rob, do you think your idea would be enhanced without invective? I do.

Unsubstantiated opinions have a place - it's called free speech or written expression.

I believe they undermine credibility when mixed with other ideas. Not just your post below. Many here of late.

I've just stopped reading many posts after the first line or two. Free choice of listening or reading.

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Where's the invective?

I thought Rob's post and idea to be articulate, forward-thinking, and thought-provoking.

Free choice of listening or reading.

Indeed. Free to move on, as well.

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