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  • Location:
    Near West Chicagoland, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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CDL Driver Application Non USA Citizen

I know it's not the US, but I THINK Canada may offer visas for long haul trucking.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Reefer otr driver

I personally love driving at night. But gotta tell ya, two days ago I was sitting in my terminal in Salt Lake City looking out the window of my air conditioned cab as a flat bedder spent over an hour tarping in 105 degrees heat in the full on afternoon sun. I just HAD to get out and shake his hand and make a joke about the hard work flatbedders do, only to have us reefers park next to them with our units running all night!

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Does driving off duty start your 14 hr clock?

It's actually only 3.4 miles. I just took the passive-aggressive approach by sending a Qualcomm message to ask the same question to dispatch. Maybe that'll nudge him. ;)

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Does driving off duty start your 14 hr clock?

I thought that sounded too simple! thank-you.gif

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Does driving off duty start your 14 hr clock?

Got to my receiver way early, got unloaded, and now I've been done for awhile. Through all of that my 10 hrs is compete. I'm waiting and waiting on my next load assignment but would rather do so eight miles away at a truck stop area as opposed to parked on a side street. Don't want to do it if it'll start my 14 since I have no idea how long I'll be waiting.

Thanks for any advice

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Advice please! What would you do?

Thank you so much Sambo. When I started thinking about this at 3 a.m. I didn't think I'd have two shifts left. What you suggest makes perfect sense. Plus I love driving overnight. Cheers!

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Advice please! What would you do?

Hey all, so I just ended my driving day at 12:21CDT. My receiver is 507 miles away and my appointment time is 23:59 EDT tomorrow. So basically 36 hours away. Since I have 507 miles to go, I fear arriving at receiver with no time to get out of there. I think this is where that vague 8 hour split will be useful but I'm not very clear on how it works. I'm including a photo of two of my Qualcomm screens.

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I'm at the TA Gary, IN and I'm going to Buffalo, NY.

This is my VERY FIRST solo run.

I'd appreciate any advice on how to get there without finding myself stuck and out of hours.

Posted:  7 years ago

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60 hour local CDL school, is that enough?

Have you taken a look at Wil-Trans and/or Jim Palmer Trucking? The training program is pretty much identical to Prime's that everybody has already talked about. After you are solo, you can bring your dog. With these two companies, there is not any breed or weight restrictions, which sounds right up your alley!

Here's a brief run down of these companies. Wil Trans (Wilson Logistics) bought JPT a couple of years ago. Sounds like they basically bought the good reputation of the JPT name, but is entirely owned by the guy that owns Wil Trans. They do not have their own sales team or accounts, they solely pull Prime's freight. So they are basically Prime without being Prime if that makes sense. (i.e., the qualcomm system is linked with Prime, you have access to Prime terminal facilities, the Prime mobile app. Heck, even when you set up direct deposit and move your funds from your Comdata Card to your personal bank account, your line item for that transaction on your bank states "Prime").

Between the two companies combined, they have about 500 trucks/drivers compared to something like 5,000 with Prime. Wil Trans supposedly runs mostly east of Ohio and Jim Palmer runs mostly west of Ohio. That said, they both go anywhere and hire from anywhere in the U.S. When it's time to go home, they'll simply make sure they get you a run ending near to you. After you drop off you can just take your truck home and park it wherever you're allowed to park a truck. (Or they'll find a nearest drop yard for you to leave it and you get yourself home. A recruiter can definitely help you out there telling you where the nearest drop point would be, but they tend to be all over the place and NOT just the terminals you see listed here on the company reviews).

Anyway, just thought I'd offer that up since I know how important a pet relationship can be. In fact, I think it's really smart for a trucking company to allow for bigger sized pets if ONLY for the fact that it kind of locks in their drivers from LEAVING. LOL ;)

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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JUST WANT A CHANCE..Grad Student

There was a guy in my school who was also dealing with a felony (felonies?) I don't know when they were or what they were for, but I do know he was hired by Western Express. Best of luck to you!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Game: funny town names

I once had to spend about 10 days in French Lick, Indiana. It's not that as exciting as it sounds.

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