Profile For Victor C. II

Victor C. II's Info

  • Location:
    Near Winchester, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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    Victor C. II On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 2 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:  11 hours, 46 minutes ago

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Travel advisories and restrictions announced for Midwest weekend storm

Prayers sent your alls way!

Posted:  11 hours, 56 minutes ago

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I have New News to Tell You! Know how I always wanted to do this in trucking.....

Thank you Cornelius! I appreciate that a lot. How are you doing these days.

Posted:  14 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Flatbed Variety

😢😢

I think Pat is still driving. He's just not active here in our forum.

Posted:  14 hours, 41 minutes ago

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Flatbed Variety

I must say I am quite sad that Pat M ended driving. Makes me wonder if he is doing well and what career he has now?

Posted:  14 hours, 45 minutes ago

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I have New News to Tell You! Know how I always wanted to do this in trucking.....

Thank you all! It really has been great, travelling to this point in my adventure and career. Im really hoping that we get a heavy equipment load on one of our first loads. I see we do go to the John Deere plant and I think others, I just cannot remember. Your advise and encouragement has helped me stick it to the end and reading your advise to others has helped me too😁. I really really thank you all for your hard advise because of many objective and absolute truths you have shared with me with regard for my well being and my overall success and did not regard my feelings as more important than success in the long run. I many times did not get the whole picture because just as a person who has grown up in nation that places more emphasis on emotions and sensitivity and subjectivity and relativity rather than boldness, resilience, bravery, manlihood/womanhood/adulthood, chivalry, and character strength, and on the real objective and absolute truth, I have been influenced by the falsehoods and sometimes I just don't recognize it til wiser and many times older folk like you shed the light on what I am falsely believing or believed. God knows as well as I do, that I have a lot to be thankful for, and you all are a great blessing to be thankful for and grateful for the friendship and companionship I have experienced here. I have not been able to meet you all up front and I pray I get a chance to have a genuine connection in person soon with you as that would be a great pleasure, but I realize that reality is that may be hard to accomplish but we shall see. I fear for some newer generations, because I think it can be a little hard to take in for some millenials and generation Z's who have grown succumbing to the popular beliefe in secular and modern United States, that EVERYONE, should adhere to every demand they have; but I must say, although I might have some tendency to want people to not be so "indifferent" or harsh, or be more sensitive to my feelings, it is because you care; that you tell me and others the truth and I have really come to appreciate and love the integrity, honesty, and tenacity of you all and your desires to help. I am proven from day one of coming here that there is still a remnant of people that have our true American values from before we began! I love this truth about this family and forum. You all are such a blessing and its a honor to know you! Again any truth or advise you have I will take and chew on it, as I know you have gone before and proven what can be accomplished through your faith and end goals and dedication to the bettering of yourselves and others. I solute you in the power of Christ and I wish you all Gods speed in your travel as well as safety.

Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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I have New News to Tell You! Know how I always wanted to do this in trucking.....

I sure will keep you updated! I am excited to haul the tractors and equipement.

Congratulations Victor!

Keep us posted. You've been making some good progress, and that's great to hear!

Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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Flatbed Variety

Wow, I wonder why Pat M. is no longer driving? Hmm. Yeah Turtle dived into the van division. Lol.

Awesomeness, Victor / Jamie~!!!

I miss this thread, tbh. Pat (applesauce) is no longer driving, and Turtle went to the 'dark side' (haha!) I'll be counting on YOU to keep this thread alive, mi mano~!!!!

Best of luck in battle~!!!

Anne :)

Posted:  1 day, 9 hours ago

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Flatbed Variety

Yall I have got to show you these pictures since now I am heading into flatbed territory as of last Tuesday and thought I would celebrate with putting some pics up in these amazing thread. Hope you all like these!

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Posted:  1 day, 10 hours ago

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I have New News to Tell You! Know how I always wanted to do this in trucking.....

Thank you and I will. I already know I want Andree, Tim and Rick from the Bethlehem terminal. Very good very knowledgeable and very much a friend to look too for help. Just do not call at 3 in the morning😂.

Victor I had been wondering how you tested out. Congrats! Western Express is a fine company. You’ll do well there.

Keep in mind that the responses available here are sometimes delayed. You may want to develop some “go to” contacts at Western Express that you can call for immediate advice.

Good luck and congrats again!

Tim

Posted:  1 day, 11 hours ago

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I have New News to Tell You! Know how I always wanted to do this in trucking.....

So I am glad in the Lord to tell you that I have graduated into a solo van driver, butI did not, stop at that juncture; for I had had a goal this whole time, even from the beginning, which was to drive flatbed at Western Express so that when I wanted to drive flatbed elsewhere I could say that I was a bonafide flatbedder with diverse types of platforms. I wass looming and reviewing what Western Express Inc. hauled as a company, and I see they have flatbed, step deck, double step deck and lowboy flatbeds. I also have heard reports that over the road truck drivers haul more equipment than not. There are a lot of neat opportunities here. I do see that they care enough to put you through 3 days load securementznd then they are sending me out for 100 hours of training before I roll out on my own. I will enjoy and make good use of asking many many questions and do as much as I can so that I can experience as much as I can before I go on my own and DONT have a excuse.😁😁💪👍! Old School and yall who be experienced in flatbed, I am excited to here your flatbed stories, experience and advice. Y'all have a blessed day, week, and Gods speed in your travels!

Posted:  1 week ago

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Troops into Transportation

Thank you for your service! Your service is much appreciated. I think thats amazing you got to see someone you served with and are able to work with him again in this training phase. I just got done with training with a mentor and although its not exactly the same I went to a private school too and there was a ton to learn but I still got by and successfully got my CDL. Your very fortunate that you found this before starting school cause I did not have that luxury since I did not know of this site before going. At least to what I remember. I cannot wait to see your progress!

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Western Express Journey

Thank you packrat! Im hoping things work out. I got approved today for a $500 credit line for PayPal and I hope after I get done with flatbed securement traing things go well. Im hoping to get a dispatcher that will give tons of miles cquse if I cant do good with making money I may need to cancel my plans to attend Liberty University😢.

Good luck Tuesday with your upgrade testing, Victor.

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Choosing A GPS System

Packrat I will certainly look into that! Thank you very much for that information, Iron9s! So, should I wait for the new updated or go with something older? When does the new come out?

Take a look in my profile page under the photos gallery.

I have a couple pics in there of the Eagke Eye Dash Cam I have. It has three cameras that you can mount anywhere with a 12' cord on the two remote cameras. One on each mirror's CB antenna. It is not a wireless unit, though.

I picked it up at The Iowa 80 for about $240-$260 over a year ago.

Rand is cycling out their current stock of what you have seen on the shelves with new models. Here is a place with some discount pricing. https://rand.factoryoutletstore.com/cat/25719/Rand-McNally-GPS-Navigation.html?cid=92970&chid=1&campaignid=63245644&adgroupid=6634438324&creative=175727814440&targetid=kwd-98169320&matchtype=p&device=m&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-o2YgqX_5gIVg8DACh09VQ9OEAAYASAAEgI3I_D_BwE

Posted:  1 week ago

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Western Express Journey

Hey yall, I am DONE with training and getting ready to test out after a nice weekend with family here in Pennsylvania! Though right now, I am trying to deal with a pay issue. See I worked 43.59 hours last week. I never got my settlement for last weeks work. Now I had just come back from the break during the Christmas and New Years day weeks. I just found out that they are putting the payment off till next weeks pay settlement on Friday. Sheesh. Livin in bread lol. Its fine at least everything is good. Praise God! I thank you all immensely for your support and I will keep you posted as to how I do. I am going tomorrow for testing out and getting my flatbed training!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Choosing A GPS System

I see what you mean. I have heard of the tablet being really slow. The camera, is nice, but how do you connect or get a good priced camera for a dash cam? Like I wanted to get a couple cameras for the trailer so I can snap them on and wirelessly hook them up to the gps unit so I can record or watch action all around, more than what the mirrors would see and that way I have a 3 ways of accountability while I am driving. Any suggestions?

I wouldn’t waste the money on one of them super fancy gigantic tablet like gps devices that allow you to download apps and stuff. Let your gps be a gps and get a tablet if you want a tablet. The last thing you want is to bog down your gps with a bunch of spam and stuff. I wouldn’t even get one of them gps with a camera. If you want a camera get a camera. That’s just me though. I’m sure there’s people out there who are happy with that tv screen sitting on their dash but it’s not for me.

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I might even look into the TND 80 or 70. I am not sure which one is best. I know I saw a video review show the tnd was really slow but the overdryv was great except some color bleed and not able to get apps from google play.

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Recently I got a company supplied garmin 780 that has our new blue tree elogs on it. I used it once, wasn't impressed, and haven't used it again. I'll stick with my Tomtom. And as far as blue tree goes.. I REALLY dislike that too.

Yes a Qualcomm will sometimes randomly reboot if its doing an update. I never had any trouble with omnitracs and I sure miss it.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Can I get hired with state and federal felonies?

How bad are the politics? If it is as bad as our House is in Washington D.C. then I will go clear to Florida or Montana or Louisiana or Texas or some place far from New Jersy so I dont have to worry about that man.

I also thought I should mention, I would like to speak to you further about what positions you might be able to assist me with. I know nothing is for sure but any support would be greatly appreciated. I also have a friend who is in the court program I am in that is a mechanic for 18 wheelers in NY and he said he can get me into a company easily. I am planning on moving to NC/SC in 2022 once my probation is completed (if I don't get released sooner which is a very strong possibility.) But I would like to maintain driving for whatever company I end up driving for up here. I don't know how that works or if that is even possible but it is something I want to look into. The cost of living in NJ is ridiculous and the politics here in this state are just getting out of control so I want out.

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Hey William, I helped a couple different guys get hired at Western Express while on probation. The recruiter we worked with is no longer there, so I can't guarantee any results. What we did is get a letter from their probation officer (on the county's letterhead) stating that Mr. X was on probation until such and such time, but was allowed to cross state lines while working. It was a simple letter, maybe one paragraph, signed by the probation officer with a contact number. That, and the brief work history they had, got their foot in the door.

Best of luck to ya! Feel free to ask more questions. We will always do whatever we can to help. Some of these companies are a little less strict with their requirements. Western Express is one of the more lenient ones. I started my career there so I can tell you I had a great experience there. They kept me extremely busy.

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Can I get hired with state and federal felonies?

Im gonna let my trucking family who knows more about the situation advise you on what this situation; however, my trainer is a convicted felon for drugs, I am not sure about distributing drugs but it does have to do with drugs. Now he says that Western Express will take you on, and you can do a year of driving before applying to another truck company. Just come here for the experience and then look for better paying careers in the trucking business. Western Express does not pay the best but if you can discipline your body and mind to do it, you can make great money here. My trainer his first week made $1200 his first week solo. Ask Old School he worked here for a while too! Isn't that right Old School!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Choosing A GPS System

I might even look into the TND 80 or 70. I am not sure which one is best. I know I saw a video review show the tnd was really slow but the overdryv was great except some color bleed and not able to get apps from google play.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Choosing A GPS System

Wow thank you so much for helping me with that, knowing people who are using a product that I have read both good and bad reviews. So I think I will probably go with overdryv 7 or 8. Sad thing with 8 is you cannot get apps from google play store and many of useful apps come from there. Im not sure where to find apps other than google play store. Do you all know of good place to get apps?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Choosing A GPS System

So I have been doing my homework like a male bee and I have been looking at several gps types. The ones I am looking at are Garmin 785 lmt-s, 780 lmt-s, Rand Mcnally overdryv pro 8, overdryv pro 7, tnd tablet 8 inch, tnd 80, 740. I have heard really great and really bad news of either and I know a lot of you can help me cut through the propaganda and the bad experiences and straighten me out so I can get my thoughts collected, cooled and solid before I make the decisive decision. I am leaning heavily to the Garmin 785 and 780 but like I said I am reading pretty bad stories about like rebootimg them, not processing, rebooting in the middle of a trip, Customer Service standing people up and so on. Please and thank you for your help. I am posting this because for some reason a lot of the Qualcomms are rebooting randomly and I want a gps unit with great features to make sure a trip is successful. Plus I will buy an updated Rand Mcnally truckers road atlas. I really appreciate your time and help here.

God bless you all!

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