Profile For Kalman D.

Kalman D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Orrville, OH

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 8 months ago

Kalman D.'s Bio

Student @ Hamrick. Previous work experience in union commercial construction.

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Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking At Night Versus During The Day?

I'm fairly new to trucking. Started in April and run for YRC so not exactly typical OTR. I generally run doubles so i avoid resr areas and service plazas between 10 pm and 6 am. Generally so packed it's hard to even drive through without backing up(beyond my skills with doubles at this point). Far less traffic in the cities ( GW bridge is even doable at posted speed limit). And less of a line at the pumps in the truck stops. However, if you're scheduled to have a load somewhere, it's supposed to be there when its due. That means you'll run any hours unless you're local. Of course I'm used to working third shift too ;)

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Hamrick Truck Driving school

I'm currently enrolled @ Hamrick. 600 hour evening class fall 2016. In-depth instruction in log books (paper ), route planning, and real life how it works not just DOT regs, although that too. Instructors are experienced drivers with upwards of a million miles run. One in owner-op on a small fleet, one in a terminal manager, as well as others. Had an average of three recruiters come through a week And a dedicated Secretary for job placement, externship and pre-hires. Yard equipment is old and beat ( it is a school teaching STUDENTS how to drive ). Several different length programs and and hours. My 600 hour class includes bus endorsement for say greyhound or city bus or school bus if you're desperate. Tuition is high but training is long for federal loans which is the point. Short class is 244 hours And around 5k but no bus. School has been around since the 80's and has recruiters from small local mom and pop companies as well as YRC And Schneider. Like I said I'm currently enrolled so take it for what my opinion is worth. Hop it helps though

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Started my Training last week at Hamrick

Just started the 600 master class. Seams to be a fairly professional if laid back atmosphere. Only real questions I have is where to apply. I know I have a lot to learn but I have a lot of time to do it. Previous career experience ( I am 42) tells me if they can do it I can, might not be the best but I will be competent. I read all kinds of horror stories about companies and the recruiters are all rainbows and unicorns ( its kinda their job). I understand that I WILL be gone but I want the go time to be productive. I don't want to be sitting one day in three a thousand miles from home because I don't have a load. Every review and blog I read is all doom and gloom. I just want to make money and the only way to do that is to make the company money. Any ideas?

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