Profile For Maurice R.

Maurice R.'s Info

  • Location:
    Rock Hill, SC

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    3 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:  2 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:  2 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:  2 years, 6 months ago

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I Got my CDL

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

Posted:  2 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:  2 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:  2 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:  2 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:  2 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:  2 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:  2 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.!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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

Day 1: there was alot of paper work. On this day we went through the cdl handbook sections part by part and read through and took the test at the end an afterwards we were given an actual test! On this day we met our teachers who are some awesome people! We also ( for those of us out of towners like me) got assigned housing this day and it was pretty awesome! The housing was great! Washing machine dryer, upstairs/downstairs, cable, fridge and nice beds with towels and rags included for washing haha. The class on Monday was from 8/8 and today it was from 7/7 and the permit test is on Friday! I have my permit so I'll just go over the pretrip and also go over the sections with everyone else!!! Met my roommates who are awesome!

Day 2 Spent more time going over the handbook and also watched some videos! We take a break after each test on each section! Today I had to go take a drug test and physical and also an optional hair follicle drug test, I'm going to Melton truck lines and they do hair follicle so here at ttds they give you one just so you can be assured that everything is ok before going to a carrier and seeing that it's a no go and having to deal with the hassle of what that brings! After this I came back to the classroom and began to go over the handbook again and then we left! Not much of an explanation I do understand! I'm very tired lol will keep all updated!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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

Hey all just getting this thread ready for whats to come definitely exciting and I will keep you all posted on the details.! God bless!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Hello from a Melton trainee

Awesome man! I'll be coming to Melton on the 9th of January! Definitely looking forward to it! Any tips?

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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H.O. Wolding

So awesome!! Brother we would love some pictures of the ride and the wagon!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Off to the races

I Feel that way everyday I wait for cdl training Lol its a mutual feeling brother! The excitement will be fulfilled simply because time never stops! Haha what a relief! Just imagine waiting 45 days or 45 minutes! Haha I have about 50 days left until School! I'm super excited! Lol I drive trucks at my job in the yard and I am always feeling so tempted to just leave and stroll down the interstate...... Then reality sinks in and I realize that I would end more than just my career in trucking if I did such a thing lol so I wait and I utilize the time I have to practice backing or shifting. Good to know your not alone! Ever! So yes... I understand you... dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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H.O. Wolding

Sounds awesome man! Keep it coming brother! I am looking forward to hearing more from you!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Words cannot express my gratitude!

Haha welcome! I'm a "wannabe" myself! Lol I drive trucks at my job daily but only around the yard! I'm excited to stretch my legs like you are saying and leap into the industry! I'll be joining the ranks in the first week of December and I too will document that said journey!! God bless brother!

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Brett and all the other moderators, posters, and soon-to-be trucking brethren... I want to personally thank all of you for your willingness to share your wealth of knowledge, experiences, and expertise in regards to the incredible world of trucking. I have decided to humbly attempt to join your ranks in hopes I too can possibly add to this plethora of goodies in the future. All the information here has (and I know will continue to be) invaluable to me and many more who will come after me. I am truly grateful that I stumbled upon this site before the many other "wannabes". Y'all take the word "truth" in the title of this site seriously and I for one appreciate it. Hopefully I'm going to begin my journey into this amazing world at Jim Palmer within the next couple of weeks. I'm also going to try to document said journey here, as those who have gone before me that have done that have been a great help. Again...THANK YOU ALL!! God bless and God Speed!! 😎😏😉😊😁

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Welcome to the forum and can't wait to here about someone else's journey. Time flies out here, I have 5 months solo experience already. Seems like the other day I was just asking general questions and now I am a full fledged driver!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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To 34 or not to 34, that is the question!

This is great info. I will consider this when coming into the industry in December! It seems exciting! Haha

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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So Long Prime, Hello WW Transport

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Hey old Roadie congratulations! I'll be on the lookout for you! W.w. Delivers alot at the Snyder Lance in Charlotte! That's where I work! I wash fuel and drive the trucks there!

I pray blessings to you brother!

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Thanks my friend! I'm headed to Deerfield MA to get some taters on Saturday morning for a Monday delivery in Charlotte. I'll see if I can track you down and say hi!

Alrighty! I'll keep my eye out for you!!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Got My Invite To Prime

Awesomenessessesss! CONGRATS! Keep us updated and get some rest!!

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