Profile For Heather C.

Heather C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 8 months ago

Heather C.'s Bio

Recent All State Careers Graduate....seeking life career, life on the road

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Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Refresh Training for cdl holder with 3month otr experience

I guess I could have toughed it out more, but I was not able to go out with another trainer, they wouldn't let me, yes there is alot more involved that I would rather not say. Yeah I am from the pittsburgh area, and how would you know that I am in the union in my regular job. I have posted things on the company's facebook website, and they have been very kind to me. I did in fact have to come home to get health issues of my own taken care of. Just because I was let go by the training manager doesn't mean that I can't go back in the future if I really wanted to, it's just the timing that was wrong.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Refresh Training for cdl holder with 3month otr experience

It didn't help that I was invoved in an accident as a trainee for the company, and I was let go because I lost confidence in myself, as a driver and I did not get enough backing experience or training, so I was let go.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Refresh Training for cdl holder with 3month otr experience

I didn't leave on really bad terms, was let go. The timing really wasn't good for me. I did however speak to a recruiter from the company and was told that I was not a rehire.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Refresh Training for cdl holder with 3month otr experience

embarrassed.gif Drove 3 months as company driver in the past, wanna know if there are companies that will offer a refresh course for a driver that has not driven for a long period of time.embarrassed.gif Thankyou for all your advice.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Was not hired with the first trucking company I was with, lost my confidence, now what?

Sharron, thankyou so much for your understanding, not too many people get it, that my son and mom need me right now, and I may have jumped the gun a little bit too soon....watching my boy graduate high school is very important to me, as I know there are companies out there that don't care what you need to take care of at home and keep you on the road running for them. I have talked to truckers in that company that haven't seen or been near home for six months or more, no compassion for their drivers, I even missed an important doctor appointment as a trainee, because our DM decided to take a vacation when I needed to be there and I had to reschedule. But all is well at this moment, and I am not in a hurry to get r done this time, I know next time I will go with a company that offers better training anyhow. smile.gif

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Was not hired with the first trucking company I was with, lost my confidence, now what?

Not giving up entirely, I still have a job here at home. No I may not be using my cdl at this moment, there are things that I do NOT want to miss....like my son's graduation comming up. I missed his first year at his high school prom, and now I don't want to miss any more of his achievements. I had always been involved in my son's education and I am a very proud mom. I just know that right now is not the right time, I will jump on that horse again when I am more ready and life slows down a little. Thankyou for being concerned. thank-you-2.gifthank-you-2.gif

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Was not hired with the first trucking company I was with, lost my confidence, now what?

Dear Sue D. Yes I understand that my info is very vague only because I am so embarrassed to say all that happened between myself, and other higher ups in the company, let's just say I wasn't acting on my best behavior, I don't know how to get a copy of my own mvr or dac report, I just know that this particular company will never hire me back, I am not on the rehire list, so my dac from them must not be too good.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Was not hired with the first trucking company I was with, lost my confidence, now what?

My goodness, too much had happened while with my first trucking company, I ended up in a chargeable accident, but the state trooper was nice enough to drop the charges to a much lesser charge so I did not aquire any points on my cdl. I had alot of fun while on the road and felt more like I was on a long vacation than work. But after the accident, I lost alot of confidence, and lost my backing skills due to anxiety. I really loved being out there seeing everything, especially going over bridges with the ocean under me. I have not driven any truck since the end of June, I just don't think the timing is right for me at this moment. My question is: How long do I wait till I try again. I know if I wait too long I may lose the ability to drive at all. Just up in the air right now, don't know what to do?

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Was not hired with the first trucking company I was with, lost my confidence, now what?

My goodness, too much had happened while with my first trucking company, I ended up in a chargeable accident, but the state trooper was nice enough to drop the charges to a much lesser charge so I did not aquire any points on my cdl. I had alot of fun while on the road and felt more like I was on a long vacation than work. But after the accident, I lost alot of confidence, and lost my backing skills due to anxiety. I really loved being out there seeing everything, especially going over bridges with the ocean under me. I have not driven any truck since the end of June, I just don't think the timing is right for me at this moment. My question is: How long do I wait till I try again. I know if I wait too long I may lose the ability to drive at all. Just up in the air right now, don't know what to do?

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Orientation Sucess/ waiting on a trainer

Hi Trish, I went to All State Careers for my CDL I graduated in March. I am now with a trainer for Western Express, seriously thinking of going otr instead of north east regional, New York metropolitan area is extremely tough for student drivers. My trainer is awesome, he teaching me everything I need to know, from staying organized to being one of the safest drivers on the road. Be sure not to take constructive criticism personally, it is all part of the training process. I gave us both quite a scare the other day making a right turn not wide enough, * mind your trailer* mistakes are gonna happen, that is part of learning too, just don't dwell on them, let it kinda roll of your back and keep pushing forward. Goodluck in Harrisburg and stay safe! Godbless good-luck.gif

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Orientation Sucess/ waiting on a trainer

Thankyou "Chickie Monster" (cute handle) I'm still enjoying my relaxation period, I think my trainer will be taking a 34 hour reset before we start over with fresh hours for the week, so I'm still just soaking it all in, and the anticipation is building, but I don't mind waiting, I have plenty of patience. thank-you-2.gif

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Orientation Sucess/ waiting on a trainer

Hi ladies, student driver here, I made it through 2 days of orientation and been waiting for a trainer...no worries yet, still enjoying my relaxation time, which will be short lived, I meet my trainer tomarrow at the terminal. Any advice for newbies? PLEASE?

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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New class A holder alot of questions

Thankyou, your reply is very helpful I did get a written letter from my doctor, my med certificate is only good for one year, but the company I was all set up for orientation, bus schedule everything was set up to go, and now they want more info which I cannot get right away, I don't like being delayed. Now I have a 6 thousand dollar loan to pay back and very discouraged about getting hired. I kinda feel like I wasted time and money going to school to get my lisence only to not get hired.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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New class A holder alot of questions

Hi ladies, I am Heather new to the biz. I was reading through some of the health concerns on the forum and one of my biggest concerns came up. I don't want to write a book here so I will try to keep this simple and short, my question is: Do companies discriminate against you if take medication for a bipolar disorder? I feel as if I am getting the run around already. It's bad enough that I am a woman, but a crazy one on meds too....lol I know not funny right, it's how I feel that I am being treated anyway.

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