Profile For Maurice R.

Maurice R.'s Info

  • Location:
    Rock Hill, SC

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years ago

Maurice R.'s Bio

I love JESUS! He's called me to be a truck driver for a season so I came here to learn what I can before hoping into the industry! I'm 21 years old! all help is greatly appreciated!

My the Lord reveal himself to you!! John 14:21

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Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Melton truck lines going full auto?

That recruiter has lied to you either unintentionally or blatantly! I have spoken to several drivers with melton that have autos which isn't a bad thing and also there's a video on YouTube of a driver with melton that got a 2017 freightliner Cascadia straight out of training and it was an auto! Maybe that recruiter doesn't know haha but I'm going on the 9th to orientation and when I get done im going to request a 10 speed, not for egotistical reasons lol just because I would like to drive a 10 speed and be seasoned before going to an automatic because I'm fresh out of school! Also I like them lol #yay10speeds haha

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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I Got my CDL

Thanks CT looking forward to seeing ya out there and yes I am! I love working out and going to the gym and hard work so that's the main reason why I picked flatbedding! Not always awesome in the winter but definitely a great workout in the summer I've heard.! Haha fits my lifestyle! And also there wasn't really a hard part honestly they trained us and taught us so well that everything was really good, the hardest part would be applying those things that we learned! I definitely didn't do perfect haha but it was great! But yea man it was pretty awesome.! They made the road test for the school harder than the actual cdl test so when I took the road test for the cdl I was prepared! It was awesome biggest thing needed during the test is peace!! Don't let test anxiety get you if you haven't taken the cdl test already and you'll do fine!! I personally prayed for peace! And it was given! If you haven't taken your test then I pray you pass and if you have then disregard the part with the advice lol and also thanks

CONGRATS!! So what was the hardest part of the test?dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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I Got my CDL

Haha I know it I'm awaiting the hard part!

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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I Got my CDL

Thanks guys for the encouragement and bananas! They are my favorite! Haha! Yes I am excited to start orientation on the 9th! Thank again! And yes a great Christmas gift!!

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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I Got my CDL

No sir I'm actually going to Melton truck lines on Tulsa Oklahoma!

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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I Got my CDL

Hey guys just passed my test! Hallelujah!! I got it praise God! And I'll finish my training diary as well for all to see. Hope it helps someone!

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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'Very chaotic scene' on I-96 as 3 dead, 11 hurt in 40-vehicle pileup

Great question! Really great question. I'm also curious about what to do. I would guess that if you stopped completly the safest place is inside unless you absolutely had to get out, would you look around for mile markers, put your four ways and get on the radio and tell everyone going north/south/east/westbound to be prepared to stop at such and such mile marker also don't forget to pray as well God is faithful.! And call your company when it's over or during. I'm not sure, I'm just throwing some things out there! I'm interested in an answer as well, also if people need help, I'd imagine you'd help them but be very cautious of the seen.?

Thanks you all!

God bless

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Tennessee Truck Driving School. (Starting Mon. Dec 5th)

Day 3&4: these days consisted of going over the rest of the cdl handbook, videos about airbreaks, slack adjusters and what they do, stopping distance, and some other things. We usually have lunch at either 12 or 1 and it's 30 minutes except for one day it was 45.! Class is definitely the hardest part of the whole process because Its hearing about things you've never touched lol on Thursday the instructor took us out to the yard and taught us the proper way to couple and uncouple trailers and the dos and don'ts, it was awesome!

Day 5: PERMIT TEST! The dmv mobile unit and some testers came and brought all of their equipment, those who didn't have their permit filled out more paperwork for the dmv and took the permit test! 1 person that we know of failed one section and we are waiting to hear back from one other person everybody else from out class of 13 passed, side note if you come to this school and your from out of state it would be best to get your permit before you come, you have to have your permit from the state your in and if you don't you will have to go to your home state to take the test and come back to the school! So if you don't live in Tennessee, I would encourage you to get your permit already, it'll save you time and money!! We went over HOURS OF SERVICE and all it entails and we left early that day.

Two groups return next week, group A and Group B

Group A returns on Monday and will start learning their pretrip and all backing maneuvers from Mon - Fri and have Saturday off

Group B will return on Tues from a three day weekend and go from Tues - Next Friday

Every one gets three days off but group B gets them consecutively and group A has theirs split.

I'll post more updates as I go! Thanks for reading and if you have any questions ask away I'm sure I may have left something out!

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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That I-80 video that was posted from Wyoming really shook me up.

The sounds of those trucks crashing one after another was tough to watch and to listen to. I can't understand why so many drivers were traveling that fast in those conditions. Are there that many dangerous drivers on the road driving trucks?

This video should be shown in driving school to every new driver IMO. Unbelievable that so many more weren't killed. God was watching out for some of those people that day.

I know brother. I just watched it and I'm in cdl school now. I'm going to ask my trainer to show that video tomorrow to the class! It produces a healthy respect and shows us that speed is a killer and also that the cb radio is important to have even if you don't use it! God bless!

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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CB Radio an important tool, reconfirmed last night.

I'm in cdl school right now but a cb is top priority for me! That and an atlas and a GPS. Thanks for sharing that Brett. I literally cringed watching that video and almost couldn't watch it at times. I'm going to ask my instructor to show this tomorrow in class.!

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