Profile For Jesse A.

Jesse A.'s Info

  • Location:
    Bay Minette, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

  • Social Link:
    Jesse A. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 3 months ago

Jesse A.'s Bio

I'm 46. I currently work at Tractor Supply. I've always wanted to tour the country. Why not get paid while doing so.

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Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

PackRat Thank you Sir. I can pass a physical.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

@G-TOWN Thank you. I'm finding out that I'm still a youngun compared to some of you guys. Stay Safe.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

John M.

Thank you sir. I will definitely look into to Bishop State. Stay safe.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

@Anne&Tom Thank you. You would think at my age, I would be more confident. It's not one of my best traits. However, working hard is my strongest trait. I appreciate the positivity, and the age humor. I've spent time overseas working for KBR, so time away from home isn't an issue. I guess all that's left is making one of the most important decisions in my life.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

@Real Diehl Thank you for the input. I will keep this in mind.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

Mr. BK, thank you for your reply. It means a lot. My back pain is stimulates from an injury I occurred when I was 8 years old. But, after reading your reply, it's no longer a concern. As for my age, I took the liberty of reading your profile. I see you started later in life as well. Seriously, I am thankful for your feedback. Stay safe on your travels.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

@Banks Thank you. I don't see a doctor for my pain. I just take Tylenol or Motrin. Just more concerned with my size.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Curious - too late to become a truck driver?

I'm 46. 5'7" tall. I weigh approximately 140 pounds. I have back pain, sometimes. Is it ever too late to become a truck driver?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Clothes to take

All I pretty much wear are ****ies short sleeve workshirts.

Comfortable, durable, not that expensive. They look like "work attire" with a collar. And you can find an assortment of sizes and colors at pretty much any Walmart.

Rick

Thank you Rick. I didn't even think about that. Stay safe

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Clothes to take

I went to the Memphis Academy about a year and a half ago. Wear "industrial" clothing. Collars are not necessary. You will be standing outside a lot, so comfortable shoes especially. A sun hat would be handy and a water bottle. Probably short pants would be fine.

Hey, I appreciate that Erroll. Stay safe out there.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Clothes to take

Best of luck at the academy. You know us Florida boys like to hard time you Alabama boys. No hard feelings.rofl-2.gif

No problem. I'm actually from Milton FL though. Stay Safe.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Clothes to take

I'm sure one of the Swift guys will answer, but I am almost positive they want you to wear pants and shoes as well.

Yeah, I kinda figured that. Lol I was more or less asking about the shirts. Do I have to wear shirts with collars?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Clothes to take

I finally got my act together. After all of the research and getting things organized, I leave this Saturday for Memphis, TN. I will be attending Swift's Academy. I have read the manual and it says something about wearing shirts with collars. Is that all we are allowed to wear?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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CDL permit

I spoke with a recruiter at CRST. She said that if I get my permit, since I would not be able to transfer it to Iowa, I would have to retake the test in Iowa. Therefore, they will help pay for it.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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CDL permit

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I know there are some company schools that pay you for training. Or at least feed everybody.

As for the DOT physical, they run $80-120, so ask around. I went to Swift (you buy your own grub with them) and they added a physical W/the company Dr ($40) to some people's tuition.

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Thanks Erroll. Yeah, I've checked quite a few companies.

So, after a lot of research, I have decided to go to training with CRST. They will help me with my permit. Yes, I have to team drive, but we have to start somewhere. Thanks for all of the advice. God bless and good trucking.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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CDL permit

I know there are some company schools that pay you for training. Or at least feed everybody.

As for the DOT physical, they run $80-120, so ask around. I went to Swift (you buy your own grub with them) and they added a physical W/the company Dr ($40) to some people's tuition.

Thanks Erroll. Yeah, I've checked quite a few companies.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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CDL permit

How much is a permit in Alabama? In Virginia it's $3, and you have to take a few multiple choice tests at the DMV. They give you a book to study for free at DMV too. Alabama can't be that different.

$15.00 for permit, $100 for DOT physical. If you read what I wrote, I have no money due to being unemployed. I don't have help. I'm doing this all on my own.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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CDL permit

I've run into a problem. I'm currently unemployed, lack funding to obtain CDL permit, and no one to help. I've checked with companies that have sponsored training, like Maverick, but because I live out of their area, I have to obtain a class a cdl first. Are there any companies that could help with obtaining a permit?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Size

Cool, thank you.

Jesse, your age is right in the average for truck drivers. I didn't start doing this until I was 53, and the week I got hired the same company hired another gentleman who was 73! Around 40 is almost perfect!

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Size

Thank you for your response. It has helped. Stay safe. .

Jesse, it won't be a problem at all. I'm 5'7" and weigh about 120 and I don't have a bit of trouble. It actually makes some things easier like getting underneath the trailer.

Maybe the only thing I have trouble with is raising the hood. But I have found a way to do it that's easy for me.

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