Profile For Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey's Info

  • Location:
    Pittsbugh, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years ago

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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Starting orientation and company training duing winter

Animal, Thanks for your reply. Now I have a grasp on what kind of questions to ask. Can't wait to get back in the truck. Take care.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Starting orientation and company training duing winter

I graduated a 1 month CDL school here in Pittsburgh, All State Career (great school btw). I'm going to be heading out to orientation early January with a company. Seeing as I went through such a brief schooling period and with winter here and icy mountain roads waiting for a rookie, should I lean toward companies that keep you out with a driver trainer for a longer period of time? Being out with a trainer for a long period of time could be difficult. I'm a loner by nature, but generally get along with everyone. Is 6 weeks with a trainer a time investment that will prove to be an asset towards my long term success as a driver? Will two weeks with a trainer be sufficient? Probably a hard question to answer without anyone here having first hand knowledge of my driving skills.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Bringing a bike on the road

Thanks for the replies. Definitely will consider a little fold up bike.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Bringing a bike on the road

Hi,

I'm really thankful for the forum, thanks Brett. So I'm fresh out of trucking school and ready to start out with an OTR gig. Very excited and looking forward to life out on the road. I'm wondering if it is possible and if it would be helpful to take a bike or a lightweight dual sport motorcycle on the road with me? There are dual sports out there that weigh a bit under 200 pounds. I'm not sure if that extra weight is a dealbreaker? For what its worth, I'm a pretty light guy under 150. Me and a motorcycle could weigh in at under 350. I haven't talked to my new company about it and I'm just kicking the idea around at this point. Also, would a bicycle even be useful? As an OTR driver, am I going to be in areas that I can ride a bike safely and legally? Thanks

Jim

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Physical requirements for OTR trucking question

Thanks for the responses. If I wait to start school for a month or 2, I'll have my CDL in hand and be looking for an OTR job in the dead of winter. Are companies hiring aggressively during those winter months? Is winter a bad time in general to start an OTR career? Thanks again.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Physical requirements for OTR trucking question

Looking to get started in trucking. My plan got derailed for a few months after a motorcye accident. Mostly healed up at this point, but still have a broken collarbone that's 6 weeks into healing. I feel pretty good, have full range of motion, but the doctor tells me i shouldn't do any heavy lifting with right arm yet. I'm wondering if there are any tasks for an OTR driver either in company training or on the road that will be hard for me to do at the moment? My preference is to go with Werner. Ill be done with school eay November, so that's another month or so for the shoulder to get right again. Thanks for the help. Jim

Posted:  9 years ago

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All State Career Pittsburgh

Thanks for all the replies and information. I'll start working on the High Road CDL training program. Classes begin September 9th at All State. Thanks again.

Posted:  9 years ago

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All State Career Pittsburgh

Hello everybody. Scheduled to start up at All State Career in Pittsburgh next month. I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with All State and could pass on their thoughts on the benefits of the 4 week course or the 6 month course. Also, any reviews of the quality of training would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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