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    OH

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    Considering A Career

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    11 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  11 years ago

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Nursing vs Truck Driving

...ARE very different in character.

Posted:  11 years ago

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Nursing vs Truck Driving

I've never been a nurse (but my sister's an LPN) and I've never been a trucker (though, I'm considering it), it seems to me that instead of focusing on retiring comfortably in 20 years, you should be asking yourself how you want to spend your time over the next 20 years.

From my standpoint, nursing and trucking and very different in character. Being inside a building usually with no windows versus always being out in the elements. Having to deal with the same co-workers every day versus seeing a different set of people every day. Rarely having a moment alone to think versus spending the bulk of your time alone.

I think both nursing and trucking have this in common: I believe you'll either love it or hate it. Personally, I think I could get a degree in nursing, but I don't think I'd like dealing with other people's body fluids! shocked.png

Best of luck in your career choice, Todd!

Posted:  11 years ago

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Questions on " The High Road CDL training Program"

So if all of the sections show green, you're done! But it won't show 100%.

That's a relief! There for a while, I felt like I was going in circles. There was always another set of questions. I think it put me into the quiz portion of the training.

Thanks.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Questions on " The High Road CDL training Program"

I agree the High Road training program is great. I haven't taken my CDL permit test yet, but I've done well taking tests on Driver Solutions eGears test and one other trucking site that I can't recall at the moment.

One question though: How do you complete it? I have a 99% score and have completed 99% of it. Everything shows green, but I can't seem to finish it. When I got to the end of the Weights and Balances section (page 118) it kept going and giving me more review questions. I thought it was malfunctioning, so I tried to go through quickly just to get to the end. I even got a couple of halts because of it! smile.gif

So I'd like to get to 100% complete, but I'm not sure how to do it. Should I just go to the end of page 118 and keep doing review problems until it stops giving them to me?

Again, great program, Brett!

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Considering a new Career!

To The Photographers who become truck drivers.....YOU CANNOT, I REPEAT,CANNOT...MAKE THAT LITTLE SQUARE WITH YOUR HANDS TO FRAME A POSSIBLE PICTURE...WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING 80K OF TRUCK AND TRAILER DOWN THE ROAD.....

ok...I hope thats the last thing I have to add to that list.......

Starcar,

That brought a smile to my face and a chuckle to my lips! rofl-2.gifrofl-2.gif

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Team driving....Is it the right fit for you?

This is very helpful information, Guy. It clears things up for me. I was certainly under the impression that team driving paid at 1.5 as much as solo, but it seems that on average, this is not the case. I'm sure there are some exceptions, but this helps to put things in perspective. Thanks

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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So, how do OTR truckers go to dr. appointments?

Then we set our doctor appointment 3 months out. That way, we had plenty of time to plan. Its about the only way that worked for us.

So how did that work out? Did your carrier do a pretty good job getting you home in time?

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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For those considereing driving for PAM as a new driver (going thru Driver Solutions)

Are they sending you to Indianapolis? If they are, that is where I was and I have a lot of info that I can provide and what to expect, if you should decide to go with DS.

They are actually proposing to send me to Ft. Wayne, IN. I haven't decided to go with Driver Solutions; I'm also talking to Prime (we've been playing phone tag, but he said my app looks good) and I have a call into Knight.

Yeah, that my only concern about teaming up with someone. It could be a long 6 months if we're not compatible. But I suppose if it got really bad, the company would allow a change.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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So, how do OTR truckers go to dr. appointments?

For some reason, this crossed my mind today because I need to make an appointment for my son. It's always based on the doctor's schedule, not mine. If I have a day off, it doesn't matter if the doctor doesn't have time available that day.

So how does an OTR trucker schedule time with his doctor? If the doctor's available on a certain time/day, the trucker can't guarantee that he/she is available at that time/day. You could try to schedule it during your home time, but it sounds like even home time is subject to change.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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For those considereing driving for PAM as a new driver (going thru Driver Solutions)

Not necessarily a bad thing, but good to know. Though I haven't decided yet, I'm considering going the team route during the first year (with PAM or whoever) for a couple of reasons:

1. Since the learning curve is so steep in the first year, there's always someone there to help out with the inevitable issues that will come up.

2. Since team drivers should put in more miles, there should be more money in that first year.

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