Profile For bookworm

bookworm's Info

  • Location:
    Amarillo, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    bookworm On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 3 months ago

bookworm's Bio

Hey y'all. 28 year old driver here. I work for Active USA, been driving for about 7 years now. I like to read, talk news and politics.

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Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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About to hit the road again

I've been a strictly local driver doing runs around the Texas panhandle for about 4 years, but I'm leaving my current job and going over the road again. I'm excited. I'll be delivering trucks for Active USA, based out of their Denton terminal. See y'all out there!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Having no luck

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Make them hire you and don't hide anything from them cuz they will find out...

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Thanks for the tips Scott. I filled out that application earlier this week in fact. And I just heard back from Prime. She said I would have to wait until November, when one of my tickets expires to be classified as hireable. So I'm off to find some more oppurtunities!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Having no luck

Yes I was at fault in both accidents. I've applied at Prime and the recruiter I'm working with didn't even bring the accidents up during her interview.

Hopefully I'll hear something soon.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Having no luck

I've been applying to jobs and not having any luck because of a pair of minor no-injury accidents from 2013, both of which were in my personal vehicle.

Anyone know of some companies who can work with me, despite those accidents on my record?

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Thank You Trucking Truth

Congrats Matt. I've been driving locally in the Texas panhandle for 3 years and I'm putting my two weeks notice in tomorrow morning so I can go OTR as well. Good luck to you!

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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We need TT stickers for our trucks

When Brett finds the time to design stickers, I'd definitely be proud to rep Trucking Truth on my rig.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Prescription adderall

When I was at FFE, it was not allowed even with a prescription. I'd talk to a doctor for safer alternatives.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good Man with a Felony looking for advice.

Branum Trucking. It's a local company here in Canyon. They do regional runs for Affiliated Foods which is north of here in Amarillo.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good Man with a Felony looking for advice.

I wanted to thank you for your advice so far. I have tried CR England and they said that they wanted 10 years from my release because my crime involved theft. I understand of course but I am curious if the recruiters all talk from the same script as I have received contrary information from different recruiters from the same company.

I certainly understand the reservation of the companies when looking at a conviction but I am still holding hope. I do not blame anyone for my situation other than myself of course and I would love an opportunity to show that I have learned a great deal about myself and that if given a second chance I will show that I deserve it.

I'd just try applying at as many places as possible. My roommate did almost three years in TDCJ for a burglary for theft charge. He got his CDL while inside as part of a rehab program and got hired doing regional runs within 2 months of his release. Keep applying. Someone is bound to give you a shot.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Applying for first driving job

It shouldn't be a problem to start when you're ready. With the two OTR companies I've drove for, I've just been upfront with the recruiter who called me after I applied online and they didn't have a problem either time with me waiting until after personal issues were dealt with or turning in my two weeks notice. It all depends on the company I guess though. Even after you apply, nothing is set in stone.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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OTR driver and mail?

I'd have it forwarded to a trusted friend or family members house. Any company is going to want an address for you anyways, regardless if you plan to live out your truck or not. If you still have your own residence, you can have the post office hold your mail for you and you can pick it up whenever you get back into town.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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My private CDL school Experience as a Veteran

These are some pretty good posts Wilson, keep em coming. The picture of you lookin over the hood of that Freightliner is classic lol.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Crossroads in life......

Daniel said it all. Sometimes, you just have no other choice and your family is counting on you to provide. It can put a lot of pressure on you to make it work. As for your question, I'm sorry, I have no idea. I've never battled depression before. If you do start trucking, I'd seek out professional help if its bad. Being on the road and isolated as we are, it could make it worse. I'd definitely try and find happiness in the little things and call home often. Maybe if you constantly remind yourself why you're driving, you'll keep the depression at bay. You've always got friends on here though, don't hesitate to ask for help.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Crossroads in life......

I trained with FFE in Dallas and overall, it was a really good experience. Most of the trainers we're really likable, and knew what they were talking about. Good luck with whatever you choose though.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Considering going OTR

I've been driving locally for almost 3 years now, but I've got a job offer from Raider Express in Dallas. They seem like a pretty good company to work for, but other than their own website, I can't find a whole lot of information on them. Anyone on here have any info?

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Auto or Manual

My roommate drove a 2012 auto Volvo for almost 2 years and he'd do runs up to Denver once a week or more and he never had a problem on the snow with his as long as he got his chains on. I've never driven one either so I couldn't tell you. The head instructor at FFE's school in Ft. Worth told me that within 5 years most major companies would be running autos, but idk, that's just his opinion I'm sure.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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First time on a greyhound tomorrow

Good luck. The greyhound I took to training was no fun and it wasn't nearly as long a drive as you got ahead of you. The on-board wifi/charging is a God-send.

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