Profile For Dominic P.

Dominic P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Statesville , NC

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 9 months ago

Dominic P.'s Bio

New Driver, starting a new career wanting to enjoy this job and keep safe.

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Posted:  10 years, 6 months ago

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Unexspected struggles

Well something else Indid not really notise till I was gone alot, was how much the family depended on me not just my girl amfpd her kids. My girls grandfather her mom all talking about me being gone all the time and everythings Inwas doingbefore I left and the hollidays staying out 5 weeks this time just to make sure I can get home as close to xmass as i can. S

Posted:  10 years, 6 months ago

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Unexspected struggles

I knew going into this time away from home was part of the deal and growing up in a military family we moved around alot. I did not exspect the leaving par song you like some reason why I'm sure it to himt to be as eard as it is. I love driving truck I do i may just have to work into something with a day cab or find something where maybe you can get home weeklyish. Or maybe if I can get my better half o out with me some it will help out some. Their are many things I do enjoy about the job but alot I am needed toget used to. Also another topic, I am waver SO if you all run past dark blue werner freight shaker and some dude puts his handup dats me lol. I have seen so many gruff unhappy looking drivers in the little bit I have ran around we need to change that get some comrodery back in to the indestry like I hear their used to be I bet that might make life a bit better out their to. Just my silly Idea

Posted:  10 years, 6 months ago

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Unexspected struggles

Hay all I am home on my first offical home time. It has been and intresteding three weeks have had alot of down time and also now on my second truck. All that aside, I am struggling with heading back out I feel like I just got home and already have to head back out. I did not plan on this being this hard, like almost wanting to give up the job hard. Dose this get easier or are you always going to feel like your missing out on your familes life with you are out on the road. Be safe out their

Posted:  10 years, 6 months ago

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So I finaly got my truck back

Thank you this site and the people here are just the best. Everything is good on the truck. So far so good have been running my butt off the past few days. I am really enjoying the job so far.

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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So I finaly got my truck back

Taking off tomorrow for my first real trip excited as anything, my first truck is a 2010 pro star with a few plus and minus options the biggest draw back so I have been told is the transmission. It has the auto ninth gear but it is the Cummings engine with out DEf that to me is a big plus i do have a question the windows in the back are big and i like that but are their a curtain or blind for them to get a bit more privacy? I have not been able to find anything on the Net but not sure if I am looking for the right thing any ways will keep every one posted on the first few months of driving. Be safe

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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Would love to be driving.

Ok so been home since last monday, was issued a 2010 prostar for my first truck. As of right now I am not in love with this truck had 5th wheel probloms, from not locking fully to road service having to come out to unhook me from my first load. 5th wheel has now been replaced and on my way to pick it up cross my fingers that is the end of the probloms and her an i will now get aling just fine. Wish she had a 10 speed not the 8 with thr auto 9 but that I will get over she has the cummings engine with no dEF that I do like. So now I have two questions. One is the 8 speed trans that big of a problom as people have made out? The second question as much as I love the big windows in the sleeper dose any one know of a shade or blind to put over them to get a bit more privicey when needed? I have looked around the net and have not found anything, but I may not be lookingnfor the right thing thanks in advance.

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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New driver

Thank you I will do my best to keep the truck running it is 2010 int. Prostar wit 518k . I have already made the comitment being safe this winter,I am sure Inwill have a question or two over this next few months .I am glad ,I have a place to come if I have questions . I am exsited about this new career,and I just want to make as few mistakes as possable .Werner dose cable chains i ned to put a set on other driver have said normaly if you have to chain up with Werner you probaly do not need to be driving so they have said .

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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New driver

I am done training, I have done my first load andI am currently on my first home time after training. I have also relised i am going Solo otr and i am heading in to my first few monts of driving heading into winter and with out ever trouching the mountians . All this has really intemidated atme, I know I have done all the training on the computer and class room. I also know that doingnit for real is way diffrent. I just hope I can get thought this winter with out any probloms .

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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Update

Thank you so much old school, I am nervous as anything at this point. I am exsited about getting out on my own soI will just take it slow and make sure I get it right

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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Update

So just finished my 5th week training with Werner and to my suprise My trainer got a phone call to get his approval to let me move on, I was shocked to hear him say I was ready to go solo so their waving my last 40 hours of training amd Instart monday prossing outnof trainingnto get my truck feels so weird exsited and nervous at the same time. I so hope i am ready

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