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Lil's Info

  • Location:
    WI

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Started training!

Congratulations on passing your test! Good luck in your new adventures and have fun in the Bronx tomorrow.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Any drivers coming through Tulsa?

Sorry abt my typos, can't type on this phone. :)

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Any drivers coming through Tulsa?

Hi Toonces,

I haven't been in a truck yet but I looked at alot of YouTube videos. I wouldn't ask a stranger at a truck stop too see inside of hus/her truck for safety reasons. You could contact a school or trucking company to see if they will let you inside a truck.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Getting into trucking with bad mvr?

When you meet with the judge who overturned it, bring written copies of your conditional job offers. Then you could emphasize to him/her that having the not at fault accident on your MVR is affecting your livelihood. Could you also take a safe driving class? Good luck.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

Forgot to add it's funny on the wasp spray. I keep a small boat hornand mini hairspray in my purse. Hairspray hurts the eyes

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

I read that on the womans forum to use the seatbelt but I'll have to see what a ratchet is. Good point on the tire thumper. When I drove 1000 miles by myself, I kept a hammer in my glove compartment

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

That's good about TransAm. Between this site and others I've seen alot more women entering the industry now, so that makea me feel better. Any woman who walks past a construction site should be used to catcalls. I've taken a shower at a truck stop when driving a long distance and that didn't bother me. It's the pervert trainers who i dont want. I also think of the woman trucker who was raped by the mechanic who had a key to her truck that scares me.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Thinking of refresher course

Kathie O,

Although I don't know if u need a refresher course or not, I want to say that I read in the main forum where someone posted the company he was at had 70 and even 80 year olds. Trucking doesn't seem to have the ageism discrimination that other industries do. I agree with Bryn that 65 is young.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

It's great you for a female trainer since I've read they're harder to get. It sounds like your trainer really wants to help you excel. Good luck Tues and please keep us posted.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Schneider Orientation - Charlotte, NC

Hawkeye,

I'm enjoying reading your thread and glad it's going well for you. I hope to drive for Schneider one day, so this gives me a good idea of what to expect.

Your profile name reminds me of one of my favorite old TV shows, Mash.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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WOOHOO!!! YAY!!! YIPPEE!!!!! I DID IT!!!!......Passed my.....

That's awesome!!! If ur near Baker Bros in Dallas, go treat yourself to their amazing baked potatoe with brisket and BBQ sauce. Good luck Mon!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Failed Drive Test

DK, sorry about your test. From what I've read here, it seems like many people have to take test more than once. You have a good attitude and that will help you. Good luck Wed!

Sgtw, Interesting point about ballcap. I will have to remember that. Thanks.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

Congrats on finishing your first week and sticking it out!!! It's great that you're able to focus on the positives and are liking the job and people.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Have a serious question...

ChickieMonster,

You're in a new environment that you're not used to and that can be scary enough. Then you add learning how to handle the 80,000 lb beast and dealing with all new personalities, while worrying about money. That is tough situation but you can do it.

Although I'm not in school yet, I empathize with you and others who are struggling. You and others here are helping people like me. I hope you can stck with them for 3 months and gain some experience. I'm rooting for you!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Letter for HR...

Val, I'm so sorry you had to endure that. But I commend you, and Rainy D., for speaking up and writing a statement. It will help many people in the future. These stories make me very worried about my future trainer.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

You backed between two trailers for the first time and you came here to vent to keep your cool, so I'd say for a new driver that's a great job! I can imagine how constantly hearing about the leasing program would be difficult. I'm not sure if leasing an O/O eventually mean the same (meaning you lease a truck that you hope to own one day). Your post helped me know the companies I want won't push it down my throat. Thanks again!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

Daniel, you make a great point about them trying to take power away to make leasing more appealing. I wouldn't have thought about that. It is sad that people who don't know about this site would think becoming an O/O is the best option. All of the people who know about my upcoming schooling for CDL have told me to be an O/O. But those are people who have no knowledge of the trucking industry. Thanks to this site, I know better. Thank you also for acknowledging that these rules are not industry-wide. I know co's like Schneider and Roehl have routes planned and places they want drivers to fuel at, which I have no problem with. But I would hope they wouldn't fire me if I missed a fuel location, as TransAm does for missing a scale.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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TransAm Orientation

ChickieMonster, thanks for the detailed information. It sounds like you're doing a great job! Your points about the forced dispatch, the inability to bobtail without approval and the consequences for missed scale, make me wonder if that's the norm in the industry or if this company just micromanages more. But it also gives me an idea of what questions to ask in the future, so thank you.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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I can (and have) officially changed status to rookie solo driver...

Congratulations and good luck! That's awesome you don't have rent or those other bills anymore.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Newbie Introduction

Thanks, Lynette. Great words of encouragement!!!

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