Profile For David H.

David H.'s Info

  • Location:
    Maylene, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 1 month ago

David H.'s Bio

I am a 61 year old high school principal who will retire from that in one or two years. In the day when I was a young professional firefighter in Fairfax County, VA I drove the hook and ladder which got me my class A cdl (having a tiller man really helped) and drove dump trucks on my days off. I want one last adventure and trucking intrigues me. I want to go into it with my eyes wide open and this forum seems like a good resource for that. I own mountain land in Macon County, NC where I plan to build a cabin someday.

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Posted:  5 years ago

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What would you do?

Paul W: It sounds like you r apology won you a friend. We all can learn from that.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Automatic transmission out of Cdl school help!

I had the same concern plus wanted the "fun" of driving a manual and feeling like a "real" trucker, but know that compared to an automatic all of that would get old fast.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Better trucking career

It is more than the money in life in general although money eases the passage. What gets you up in the morning is what counts.

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What is the better career long term in trucking, OTR/Dedicated or local ? Better pay ? Better daily schedule ? Better home time ? I'm curious of what everyone's opinions are !!!!!

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Whatever works for you. For me choosing this job is more than just the money. The money motivates me, but also the lifestyle interests me. If you are worried about hometime than you should look into local. It's hard for me to express myself through text. The only advice I can give you is to do as much research as possible.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Do any starter companies run flatbed teams?

I thought they did but they don't...sorry.

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McElroy

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I can't find anything on their website about teams. Do you have any more information on it?

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider part-time (flexible schedule)

Schneider National mentions part-time driver opportunities on its website. What do you know about this option? Anyone doing it or has done it?

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Do any starter companies run flatbed teams?

McElroy

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Started training with Schneider

Awesome Jeff! I have just signed my training contract with them on the 1st. Hoping to be in school by the 19th. Super excited! Keep us updated, looking forward to hearing your experience.

"Hey Shilo M., Schneider's job opportunities vary by location from what I have seen. But to answer your question, yes, they do have accounts/openings for drivers with little/no experience to be home daily or every week. However, this all depends on your location and division you drive in. In ex. In my area they have intermodal jobs that have you home daily/more then once a week. Also they have dry van positions that have you 7out/2home. Before they offered me a spot my recruiter gave me the option of Van/Intermodal/Tanker and left it up to me. Hope that helps!!"

GL Jeff!

Would you recommend tankers as viable for a new CDL driver? It may be a silly question, but with respect to tankers what is it like to climb on top of the tank and walk the catwalk to check bulkheads (how much balance, in snow, rain, and ice)?

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