Profile For Victor C. II

Victor C. II's Info

  • Location:
    Near Winchester, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Victor C. II On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 6 months ago

Victor C. II's Bio

Hi I am Victor Canfield II, I am getting ready to go into the trucking industry! I have worked previously at 4 farms 2 of which were dairy, one that was a apple orchard farm and one that was just a plain hay farm. Loved working at all of them. Then I went to work where I am currently working until I am out of CDL school. I really started to fall in love with big trucks when I was eight to ten years old when the first few times that I got to ride in I think either a Freightliner or Volvo Semi with my Uncle Bob who I got to go on a few rides with him on a few loads while I lived out in Colorado. I have never lost my love for trucks and equipment from that time on. I now have my CDL license as of 3/02/2017. I will then most likely to start my trucking career at Swift Transportation where I hope to do flatbed and specialized freight! I am definitely a family oriented guy here. I also like a good quality of life with good family quality time. I can't wait to begin this new adventure, because it is not just a job its a life style and a fun one at that!

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Posted:  2 years ago

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Sent home from Melton flatbed

I will dually notate that sir.

Everyone makes mistakes Victor. It’s those who learn from them that ultimately prevail.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Sent home from Melton flatbed

Bird One false and I will explain. Im stating EXACTLY VERBATIM what Russell told me why I was being forced to resign. Period. And you all as wise as you are dont know what I went through during my light duty or how I injured myself and yada yada. I am more concerned over keeping AWAYA from CSA'A pointsa. my cousin told me they did me dirty, my friends said they did me dirty, I think it was either way. I did make some wrong moves and therefore probably a good reason to just resign me. End of story for them and lessons learned and relearned.

Just excuse after excuse after excuse. If you’re still aspiring to be a fighter pilot Victor one thing I do know is those guys are on it. Extremely hardworking and they are very persistent. Both can be applied to trucking but you haven’t really shown either yet. But you are spending a lot of time blaming and criticizing Melton. That’s not going to get you anywhere.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Sent home from Melton flatbed

Lesson taken!

I have the Rand McNally deluxe motor carrier’s road atlas with the laminated pages. I can’t imagine driving without it. Multi purpose tool for navigating and trip planning. I consult it when trip planning, route planning and stuff like weigh station location. I usually consult it two or three times during every assignment. And if all my electronics went mother-in-law (that means giving me trouble), I could still navigate. Indispensable tool for every driver. Learn to use it, you will be happy you did.

Posted:  2 years ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

I think its the truth plain and simple. People who are angry with people especially in relationships will do dirty deeds to get back at their ex spouse.

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I'm not disputing your statement but isnt that mostly/entirely for DOT tests? I'm legitimately asking as I don't know

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Travis, it's a good question. The fact is no legitimate trucking company hires people who have failed a drug test. They don't really care if it was a D.O.T. pee test or not. There is a question on the federal paperwork that asks, "Have you ever failed a drug test?" How is the OP going to answer that one. He's honest. He's gone out of his way to make sure we understand that.

The reason so many trucking companies are doing non D.O.T. testing is so they can keep people from gaming the system. They are willing to spend extra money to guard themselves against unwanted liabilities. Proof of a SAP program is the only thing that will induce them to hire someone who has failed a drug test, and even that does not force them to do so. A failed drug test (whether D.O.T. or not) is as much a trucking career killer as a rollover accident. In fact it may be worse.

We can empathize with our friend here, but his options are very limited. We have no idea of the veracity of his tale, but we've taken his story and advised the best we know how.

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

Who are you driving with Kal el?

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I have not commented on this post so far. Have you ever touched adderal? It shows up the same in urine tests. My wife almost died two years ago b/c her immune system was shot plus alcoholism. It pains me to even bring it up. She took adderal and her tox screen showed amphetamines. Which adderal is. However her family assumed it was meth. At the time I was using a bit--100% off the drug now. Please no judgement. I was blamed etc. Her dr also stated if smoked she could have traces in her system if in the same room. If a small amount was slipped into a beverage consistently its a viable excuse. However no company trucking or other is going to give 2 s$$ts what your reason is. It would take the person who did it to openly admit to it and that would be a long shot. I hope you can move forward and fullfill your dream. God bless!

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Yeah, none of that would apply to me. I refuse to put any medications in my body unless I get an extreme headache. Advil only. I am extremely picky about what I put in to my body. But in the end, it all worked out, so I am a very happy man these days and all those worries have been lifted.

Posted:  2 years ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

I believe you! Although I know many on here can be pious and quite frankly go off of assumptions I know that people do people dirty. I would contest it first with DataQ from FMCSA or find a firm to get it off your DAC. At least you did not refuse to do it. I think she was holding a grudge against you and did it.

Keeping you in my prayers man!

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How can you be living for 2 years with someone addicted to meth and not know it?

As far as driving, you are probably not going to get hired . You should look for another profession until you can put your positive test behind you.

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I had my suspicions, but I don't throw accusations until I have the facts. Also, she is not a tweaker, she is a nurse by profession, she knows how to hide it. i won't be giving up trying to get in to a new school. I have come too far to just give up. I never gave up at anything.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Sent home from Melton flatbed

Yes I know that and yes they are strict and yes I had some blunders but I mean just came off light duty. But not going to dwell on it. Time to move forward.

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Not sure where you got that from but people dont use atlases for much anymore. Garmin has that in it. Probably just made a mistake working it since I was a bit rusty with it.

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Ouch. I’m not going to say much because you seem like an all right guy, but I completely agree with G Town. You screwed up several times at Melton in what you may have thought were minor things but ultimately these things add up. Be it a big mistake or several smaller ones that got you fired, companies aren’t charities and if they have a worker who is too much of a liability they will eventually let that person go.

It’s understandable that your mistakes don’t seem like much to you now because you’re still very new but again, these things add up. It’s possible Melton was a little on the strict side and could have spent more time training you—that I don’t know because I wasn’t there and don’t know all the intricate details but unfortunately they were justified in making the decision they made.

And yes, people still use atlases. It’s your responsibility to know where you’re going.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Sent home from Melton flatbed

So basically they forced my resignation. Plus with these guys I did not have a bunch of mess ups just the two I mention on reporting the trailer and vehicle.

Yes I got injured on my 5 or 7th load and it was to my left rotator cup. Another thing is it took them forever to get me to Tulsa because Southern Imaging refused to do the mri they were requesting for me because of a claim on workers compensation and they even took my insurance and still refused it. In all 2 months of time was used up. In that time I actually recovered trucks and drivers. So they had me in light duty. I was alright at productivity in that regard. Just reported a couple thing prematurely.

As far as my applications, Bennett Motor Express is working to get me in soon. I will be working with an owner operator whose doing heavy haul for Bennett Motor Express. Payne Trucking Inc needs more experience so that did not pan out and I applied to be a garbage truck driver.

Victor I agree with the others. This was all you and NOT Meltons. I recall you being over the top excited about how Melton was so great. You're now saying that about the other 2 companies that you checked out down the road. Did you end up getting hired by either or what's currently happening in regards to your trucking career? The first thing you should have done is trip plan, which likely would have revealed you were about to head the wrong way. Even if it didn't, knowing your destination was EAST of your current location all the signs saying WEST should have been a red flag that something wasn't right. You were injured early on with them as well. Were you doing something incorrectly that resulted in the injury?

When it comes down to it they likely considered you an experienced driver because you've had your CDL for so long. When they look at your past accidents, number of companies you've driven for your mess ups that occured here. I really hope you're able to get this figured out.

To the OP have you tried applying to Prime, TMC, or maybe Roehl? Those companies train, and atleast with Prime and Roehl if you dislike flatbedding you don't need to quit, you could just transfer divisions within the company.

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Where One door closes another one opens and with the help of the safety director!

Yaweh is the one True God of all creation.

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So a quick update. Looks like Paul Transportations receuiter and I had a miscommunication about school. Small but significant. She thought I was doing it online but Liberty wont let me do that till I get a GPA with them so it just was not a good timing. Then I called Bennett Motor Express, and had to leave a message and then I called Payne Transportation and the super-visor says he is willing to work with my schedule of being in school in August!!! 🙏☝️. Yaweh has my back, even when I fall and fail in my personal and career life He is still there! Praise Him!

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Who is Yaweh?

Posted:  2 years ago

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Where One door closes another one opens and with the help of the safety director!

Wow okay that sounds amazing. I am going to check it all out. Also I am replanning and doing LFCC online

Why not find another online school that will take you? Why Liberty? I will hold my tongue concerning Liberty. If you like trucking stick w it for a few years. Save up go to non-military flight school. Check out Gaines Motor Express also. NC operation. Check out Freightworks. Not sure hiring requirements w Freightworks. No flatbed but strong small faith based carrier out of Rutherfordton, Nc.

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