Profile For RepoRider

RepoRider's Info

  • Location:
    TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 1 month ago

RepoRider's Bio

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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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So what now?

I have been driving in the oil fields here in West Texas. I'm making great money but I really dislike living here. I have been looking at driving OTR, as I have $400 dollars a month in expenses per month (which is paid by another source of income) and everything I make will just go into savings. But I am having a hard time finding a decent company to work for. I have taken everyone's suggestion and have taken my time trying to find a good company that treats drivers well. However, every damn company has bad reviews, pays too low, or doesn't offer decent equipment for someone that plans on living in the truck for 8-10 weeks at a time. Any suggestions for a experienced driver looking to make the switch to OTR? Is there a perfect OTR company out there?

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Passed!

Congrats!!!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Woohoo! Operation: Obtain CDL-A....Successful!

Used the knowledge I was taught back in my 2006 schooling and was able to obtain my CDL today. Close to perfect scores on my pre-trip and drive test....Ace'd my skills test with no deductions.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Got my Class A CDL today!!!

Congrats man! I got mine today also Woohoo

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So many avenues, what would you do?

1st company I called was U.S. Xpress, however they only had open positions for team drivers in my state. 2nd company name escapes me, because they had no hubs even close to me. 3rd company was Swift, who meet all my requirements about rider policy, ect. So I got more info by Email. 4th company was Schneider (This is the school I attended in 2006). They said I would have to take a local refresher course which they would pay for but was good to go after that.

I'm still looking around, but that was the phone calls I made today.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So many avenues, what would you do?

I have called 3 companies so far, all of them with higher me with my class-A without recent schooling. I just have to complete 200 hours OTR with a trainer and they will not make me go through school again. So I guess there are options for me :-)

OMG my phones auto correct is killing me LOL. Higher me LOL...Hire.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So many avenues, what would you do?

I have called 3 companies so far, all of them with higher me with my class-A without recent schooling. I just have to complete 200 hours OTR with a trainer and they will not make me go through school again. So I guess there are options for me :-)

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So many avenues, what would you do?

Ya, well my whole purpose was just hotshot at first, wasn't really even thinking of T/T when I started getting my license a few weeks ago. However, I was just wondering what my options would be that I had a unrestricted Class-A is all.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So many avenues, what would you do?

Hi, RepoRider. Welcome to Trucking Truth.

(What's in the name? You done repo before? I saw Repo Man (the movie) and decided that wasn't a career for me!)

Yes, I have been in the repo business since I came back in 2006. The "rider" portion is motorcycle related.

I know that pintle hitch isn't common, but I'm just taking my test using that combo since I have it available so I don't have to rent a tractor/trailer. In my home state there are no license restriction for using that type of combination until the 9/29/16.

So you think that a OTR company is going to make me school again since I already posses the correct license and have already successfully passed an OTR school?

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Questions about dot physical

Can anyone tell me what is involved in the dot physical? Is it really involved, or do they just check basic fitness? Thanks

I just took mine 2 weeks ago... Basic range of movement, vision, hearing, colorblind tests.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So many avenues, what would you do?

Hey folks,

So I will give you a little history about myself and the field of work I currently work in...

About a Decade ago, I looked at OTR trucking and went to a company sponsored school, passed tops in my class, got assigned with a trainer OTR and after 2 weeks decided it wasn't the right choice for me at THAT time (In my 20's). Let my CDL Permit expire and started another avenue of work. Part of my job duties the last 8 years, and primary duty the last 2 years has been driving a 25,999 International 24' flatbed.

About 3 months ago my best friend and I moved to Midland Texas so she could be closer to her family. I wanted a change and to start a new career. So I started looking for a new job and most of what I found required a CDL-A. I flew back to my home state and I have passed my CDL Core, Combinations, Air Brakes and have my permit again. I scheduled a road test but I was unable to preform it due to equipment problem on my friends truck. However, the Instructor allowed me to perform my pre-trip & in cab air brake test, which I passed. So all I have left to do is my skills test and road test which I will be doing in 10 days with my 25,999 International pulling a 12k pintle hitch trailer. (new regs don't kick in here until 29th of this month about type of hitch restrictions).

I was planning to start hotshot driving back in Texas with a dually pickup with 40' goose neck trailer... However, I got the endorsements needed for my license that wont stop me from doing Tractor/Trailer if I so wished. I am open to driving over the road now, but I would need to work for a company that would have a rider policy, as I would only do it if I was able to take my friend with me (I am her caretaker).

Any advice, suggestions or ideas for me?

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