Profile For Tanya M.

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  • Location:
    Mackinaw City, MI

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Almost completed my first 9 months lots of changes

Hey all haven't been on the site much lately due to a lot of changes and learning this career so figured it was time to update everyone. Got my license almost 9 months ago which means my schooling contract is almost finished. YAY!!!! In the process of getting divorced been separated for almost 6 months ( it's a long story). Teamed up with a wonderful friend and we look leased a truck together about 3 months ago. So far its all going good, still learning the ins and outs of owning our own truck. Loving the adventure and I finally feel that I'm doing what I was meant to do. Averaging close to 6000 miles a week so not much time for anything other than driving and sleeping. But I love it. Not sure I would have made it through with out the help and support on here.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

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Absolutely loving this new adventure. Found a wonderful teammate, finished my training and have dealt with some of the hardest issues we face being away from loved ones. Hoping to get home for the first time in 5 months come February. Found out I-80 through Wyoming sucks this time if year.

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5 months! Girl, you have some cahones bigger than most men :)) I hope you get your home time soon and congrats on finding a good teammate!!!

Have home time scheduled for Feb. 6 we'll see how it works out. Last home time was suppose to start on Jan. 13 so I could see my oldest daughter while she was in town. Finally got out of Cheyenne after sitting four days (high winds, no light trailers) the day I was suppose to be home, then had to finish the run up to OR. So my baby girls' birthday is the 7th trying to surprise her. As long as the DM learned from the last time should make. :))

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

Absolutely loving this new adventure. Found a wonderful teammate, finished my training and have dealt with some of the hardest issues we face being away from loved ones. Hoping to get home for the first time in 5 months come February. Found out I-80 through Wyoming sucks this time if year.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

Got my license halfway through almost halfway through my training, made the decision to team up. I'll know in about two weeks how well that's going to work. Running a dedicated route CA to ILdancing-banana.gif

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Halfway through my training

So I finally passed and got my license. I've completed a little more than half my required miles for phase one of my training with C.R. England and still have about two weeks to go on the time requirement part. Depending on the load assignments we get I'll be completely done with this phase about November 30. Ive decided to team up with a friend. So far I'm absolutely loving this new career, I got lucky and got a really good trainer. As my new adventure continues I'll be sure to post...btw just found out yesterday that the first real mountain that I drove was the grapevine.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Indiana Drivers Testing facilities

I tested at the south haven portage location, the examiners are fair, it took me four times to pass but that was totally my fault, I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was and got nervous

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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I did it !!!!

Thank you all for the support and help. A very large thank you to Brett for the amazing study guide!

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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I did it !!!!

Looking forward to getting my trainer and being challenged. Also looking forward to improving on and expanding the skills I have. :)

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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I did it !!!!

I passed my driving test today! Monday I will officially be hired. Looking forward to getting my training time in.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Made it to school!

So I finally made it to school,I've been here almost a month. Had my permit on the fourth day. Learned how to offset and parallel to the blindside! Take my test tomorrow...feeling confident I'll pass, my clutching and shifting are really good according to my instructors.

Posted:  9 years ago

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Heading back to school!!!!!!!!

A month after getting sent home from C.R. England, I'm heading back to the Burns Harbor facility on Sunday to start school Monday. I've talked to one of their Doctors from Utah and have all the paperwork I need, hoping I don't get sent home again. Looking forward to the adventure, I'll try to keep everyone here updated on my progress with them once I'm there.good-luck-2.gif

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Small hiccup in the plans

Not giving up just trying to figure out what to do while I'm sitting, a friend of mine offered to take me out for a couple of weeks and show me what it's like out there. After that I'm going to see if I can get a temporary job up at the local truck stop. Just have to finish HazMat and Pre-Trip on the High Road then I'll just take the practice tests until it's time to go back.

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Small hiccup in the plans

Talked to my doc when I got home and figured out why I was sent home...I still have to sit for a few more months but a failed physical is much better than a failed hair test :)

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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"I Passed :-) "

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Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Small hiccup in the plans

Working on a new plan already which is why I asked the question. I'll definately check out that link when I get home, still on the bus headed north. Smart phones are great for small stuff but real searching kinda stinks on it lol.

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Small hiccup in the plans

Yes I was at C.R. England

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Small hiccup in the plans

Charles, I talked with, Swift, Knight, Stevens, Werner, Rohel, and CRST

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Small hiccup in the plans

Looks like I may have to sit for three months due to having been put on Norco back in June short term due to an injury and shingles. Company doc here says can't have used it in the last 4 months:( So here's my question I can't find any where in the fmcsr where it gives a time limit, would that be a company stipulation or a dot stipulation?

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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New Lady Starting School August 12

Some of us that aren't in the trucking industry yet still see truckers as White Knights!! I was raised to always take a c.b. with me on long road trips because that way I could always find someone to help if I needed it, often times while the cars just kept on passing by. I'd like to see that mind set from my childhood come back into trucker. I've met a few truckers that were very unprofessional and that angered me.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Going To Attend Prime Inc Company-Sponsored Training

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As another question: the recruiter at prime made it sound like every state had a CDL permit available, but it looks like Michigan does not (that I know of). I pointed this out to him and he said he would "look into it" but no answers yet. Worst case scenario I can get the permit when I arrive at Prime in Missouri, but does anyone know anything about getting the permit in Michigan? All I can find on the SOS website is getting the license itself.

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In the Michigan CDL Manual on page vi of the introduction section it talks about getting your TIP(Temporary Instruction Permit).

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