Profile For Tony R.

Tony R.'s Info

  • Location:
    Baytown, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 1 month ago

Tony R.'s Bio

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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Not trucker friendly

I worked the last two years as security driving around a walmart parking lot, and I've seen truckers come and go. So I can speak from experience, "There is something wrong with Walmart Managers!" well to be honest it's the assistant managers that cause all the problems. But even so most will tolerate a trucker so long as they don't block traffic and they keep to the back of the lot, if it's a small lot or you see a lot of black tire marks on the curbs going in or out of parkinglot they are probably not going to be very friendly. Mostly your just catching the Umbrella Effect from what other bad drivers have done.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Moving forward

Got a call from Pam and I am signed up to start class August 19 if all goes well. Just finished the High Road CDL Training Program on here with 99% overall average,and completed and passed a practice test that Pam wanted me to do before I could go to class. So I'll be hitting up the DMV pretty soon to take the real thing. smile.gif I gotta say thanks to everybody and to Brett for making this awesome site, it has really helped out a lotthank-you-2.gif That being said I have a few more questions for anybody who knows anything about Pams training. 1.) They said that the hotel they will put me in is ~4 miles away from the training facility, does anybody know the exact address for either? I wanna look them up so I can see what the area is like. 2.) What do you think of Pams Training? (Do you know what their trainers are like, Are they good ect.) 3.) From everything I've read I really need to get trained on a Manual transmission. Do they have them or are they Autos?

Thanks again, and I'll try and post some info on them myself in the rookies section once I get out there, kinda just paying it forward thank-you.gif

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Qualcomm vs Rand McNally GPS

Qualcomm directions come from other truckers and they could have made mistakes or put in wrong directions on purpose. I would say get a GPS desined for big trucks and use both, just compare them to each other and a truckers atlas just to be safe.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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I'm looking to get started

Yeah I decided to give the High Road Training program a try first, been working on it all day I need to take a short break. 50 pages done so far it's looking good smile.gif

To elaborate on how well, I'm 41% complete with 99% score so far

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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I'm looking to get started

Yeah I decided to give the High Road Training program a try first, been working on it all day I need to take a short break. 50 pages done so far it's looking good smile.gif

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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I'm looking to get started

Thanks, for the advice that's a pretty good point. I was gonna read the CDL manual a few times anyway, I might as well go ahead and grab the permit. I think I'm gonna put a few applications into some Company Sponsered Training programs then sit down and read the manual over the weekend and start calling recruiters on Monday morning. Get out to the DMV sometime next week and take the written exam, that part at least should be easy. And yeah I'm gonna work through that High Road Training program, already read some of the reviews of it and I'm looking forward to trying it out myself... wow did I just say I was looking forward to studying and taking a test?...wtf-2.gif ANYWAY I'm gonna go get started, wish me luck. good-luck-2.gif

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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I'm looking to get started

Oh right I prolly should have introduced myself first... So i'll just do that now then lol. My name is Tony I'm 26 with no wife or kids so I'm pretty much free to do whatever I want. I've been wanting to become a truck driver ever since my Uncle who was let me ride with him OTR during summer vacation when I was in high school. Now I know you maybe thinking "High school? No way a teenage kid could enjoy this." But I did, I loved it... Well maybe the trip to NYC gave me a few nightmares for a while... But still I had a blast. I've been putting it off, kept feeling like I wasn't ready to do it, but it's time for me to grow out of this and finally do it.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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I'm looking to get started

Hello, I've been reading and checking all the info you have, and I a few questions I would like to ask. I don't have a CDL learners permit yet and my question is "Can I apply to the company sponsered training programs and then get it? Or should I wait till I already have it to apply?" I know it's a simple problem but it's bugging me.

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