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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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The best way to find and get , basics Technology

what I mean to ask, were to get a cheap fridge, whats the best phone and service a CB radio, extra GPS , so many choices but...what really works for you, for a new driver with a low budget thanks

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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TRUCKERS TABLET ????

now I wonder can I use m y laptop and buy the software or app

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Question for cdl

thanks for the advice

I would check with the companies that you are interested in working for and talk to them to see where they specifically stand on the issue. They may just want you to go through orientation and spend some time with a driver for X number of miles to show them you are ready to drive again. You just would not have to do the part that leads up to taking the CDL exam. Here at Prime that is a separate phase and then once the license is secured the student goes out with a licensed driver/trainer until they reach 30000 miles. Then they get upgraded to their own truck. It would be my guess that you would do that, or some part of that to their satisfaction. Since you are licensed and driving as part of team during that time, you do get paid so it's not wasted, unpaid time. It's just to get you up to speed for going solo. Good luck.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Question for cdl

well I understand about company school to get you cdl, what about when you got you cdl but need to take the course again after 5 years no driving a comercial vehicle , swifts said I can redo the whole program with them , but I not sure since I got a cdl, will be the same contract ? oh what other company do that,oh do 160hrs private school

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Just Changed My Profile From Rookie to Experienced Driver

Just finished my first year as an OTR driver on Feb. 18th and figured it would be okay to update my profile as no longer a Rookie driver. Is this presumptuous on my part or not? What do you think? The Rookie designation is usually applied to one's first year in any new endeavor, so I assume that's the way it's used in trucking too. This is not by any means to say that there is nothing more for me to learn. To the contrary, I am learning something new or different every time I go out on another run. But, there is also a prevailing requirement among most "non-training" companies for a driver to have a minimum of two years OTR before they will consider hiring you. At any rate, I thought this might be an interesting topic for discussion. So, what do you think, am I still a Rookie or not?

are you making more money?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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I wonder

update, I have my CDL 6 years ago, and SWIFT want me to take a refresh course, and is ok with me, the RECRUITER I spoke check my driving record and is fine what I wonder is when he said school will be Free I ready took the company test and like I said I clear to go, but how true is about the free school? I just worry when I get to Tennesse for training , I will have to sign a contract and still paid for ..... what you guys think? (I haven'nt drive for 4 years ) thank you

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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2 QUESTIONS I.- ) HEALTH 2.-)Tickets

As far as the triple bypass, I don't know if they'll want to limit the length of your medical card because of that or not. Naturally you'll have to have an acceptable blood pressure to pass the physical and any medications you might be on have to be approved for commercial driving. Any doctor that gives DOT physicals can tell you if your medications will be acceptable or not. If not, your doctor can switch you to something that will be. But as long as your blood pressure and medications are acceptable, I see no problem with you getting a medical card but I don't know how often you'll have to retake the physical.

As far as the tickets, you'll have to answer the question on the application accurately. Some companies only ask about the past three years, some ask about your entire lifetime for certain types of offenses, etc. It varies from company to company. But obviously they do very thorough background checks so they will find anything you've had. You'll have to put down whatever it was you were convicted of, not what you were charged with I believe. And definitely go get a copy of your driving record so you can see exactly what it says.

Now those tickets - how old are they? If they're recent, like in the past 3 years, you're going to have a heck of a time finding work with the major carriers. Having three recent tickets and trying to land a truck driving job is like having three recent incidents of dropping babies on their head and looking for a job at a day care center. Not so good. confused.gif

thanks BRETT, back to the tickets, I pay for the attorney to avoid points and they only make me pay the fine with " no points", and the other one was dismiss I just paid the attorney and no point given, I wonder if they still(swift ) see those tickets . thanks again

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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2 QUESTIONS I.- ) HEALTH 2.-)Tickets

I might go to SWIFT Refresh course on jul8 I have my CDL 1.-)I 50 years Old and I got a Triple by pass 2 years ago, I feel great and better , I not overweigth or any problem will that affect me? I read that I might only get a health card for 1 year and no 2 .

ok let see Number 2.) on my I application .what to answer when they ask about tickets? I got 3 tickets in my Car different times (speeding) in all them I got attorney ($300) first no points paid the fine done no points , second no fine dismiss only attorney fees ($300)and last one frebbie from attorney (been a good customer) just paid the fine ($250) and no points just to be safe in my answer when they ask if ever got a ticket . they can see my tickets even if the're PAID and no points THANKS FOR YOU ADVICE AND HELP

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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I need some advice here ,please thanks

FIRST I want to thanks everybody for you support and advice. UPDATE!!!I called SWIFT and talk with a Recuiter and I explain my situation, He Send me an Email with an application,and goes like this after review the application if everything is fine, I will Be sent to Millinton TN for Training for 2 1/2 weeks at NO Cost ! well I will paid for food and the DR ( I know the cheap hotel and the shuttle thing)after that I will be send to Ocala FL for Orientation and if I Hired and will be with a trainer for 4 to 6 weeks and after that on my Own.I will post future updates.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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I need some advice here ,please thanks

Just make sure that you have a physical address. You have to have a normal address by law. PO Box will not work. So no matter where you go you will still have to have a address to be a truck driver.

THANK YOU I WILL

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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I need some advice here ,please thanks

I agree with what the other guys said. I would start by applying for the companies that have their own CDL training. You can find those here:

Company-Sponsored CDL Training Programs

Living in Florida is going to make it much more difficult. Only a small percentage of companies hire drivers out of Florida so your opportunities will be limited.

If you don't have any luck with company-sponsored programs, you can apply for pre-hires at trucking companies and they will tell you what refresher courses you could take from private schools in order to be hired. You can find more information about pre-hires and how they work in this article:

Understanding The Pre-Hire Process

THANKS BRETT , SEE I CAN MOVE ANYWERE, I SOLD MY JET SKI AND SUNDAY THE DRUMS WILL BE SOLD AND AFTER THE MOTORCYCLE SALE I WILL BE LIVING IN MY JEEP AND CAN MOVE I DONT CARE WERE, I JUST WANT THE REFRESH COURSE AND A JOB , LEAVE CAR IN THE TERMINAL , THANKS FOR YOU ADVICE

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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I need some advice here ,please thanks

Ok 6/28/ 2013 Friday, I just called US EXPRESS and with my Social security they check my record, I can be RE-HIRED but with 6 months experience, and if other company have a problem with the abandon part (6 years ago ) to tell them to call US EXPRESS, I spoke with a female recluiter, she mention get a job some were else and come back to them ,,,, if somebody is going to give the chance now!I will stay for long time for sure, I know is no good jumping companies plus I loyal to anybody that is willing to help me. I dont mind the refresh or sign again for a company that will give a refresh course or the whole thing, So with all this clear what to do next.I in a friend house but I must move sold my jet ski, I only waitiing to sale bike , and drums tp have cash( around 2,000 )and my 2002 jeep liberty like I said I don't have family or friends ( Only you Guys) so I can relocate, I palm bay fl now thanks again

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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I need some advice here ,please thanks

the abandon Part was 6 years ago

Since you already have your CDL you will not have to take the entire school over. Just a refresher course which will be shorter.

OK with your past concerning when you first started trucking I would recommend a company that has their own school that way if you pass their school they will give you a job afterwards.

But the company you started with is not the only one out there. Apply at them all. And since they said you abandoned training you might have to wait the entire 12 months but maybe not. You will just have to see.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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I need some advice here ,please thanks

first apologize about my typos, and hope don't get confused , I hispanic male50 years (with triple by pass and now 100% healthy, I went to MID FLA TECH 5 years ago and I got my cdl with doubles, trples, , tankers and passangers,( I worked for MEARS motorchoach CO . here in florida) I haven't been driving for around 5 years, but after school I went to US express , (before surgery) I pass all paper work no tickets no drugs all perfect but while in Orientation my roomate was sick , so went for training ( with a girl) I got really sick we came back to the terminal and they send me home to get better, they even paid for my ticket home, so when I got better and called they said I abandon the training and the only way back if I work some were else for 6 months and they will give a job So I never drove trucks again this was 5 or 6 years ago just the short time here around 8 months in mears OK THIS IS THE PRESENT , I want to go back ! but one company said I need to be retraing, (around$3,500) that the whole course,at this time I be homeless too, I think driving again at least I have a place and I job I dont have ex wife and NO kids and no family at all, I can relocated anywere, I own an old jeep liberty and $2,000 in my name cash(at the bank) and my car will be my place to sleep and live, I did unemployment for 6 months so I got go back (every time I seen a truck there allways this feeling that I miss something) somebody mention to go for a company that have training and do all over again I dont mind if I have to pay and work for them the whole year and paid my dues again, I aware about the promises and all, the first years is one the worst I can understand so I ready to do it again and even better any suggestion?, I ok parking my car in the terminal and go and use my money for the retraining, but what company is best for my situation , thank you for Understanding and help,

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