Profile For Han Solo Cup

Han Solo Cup's Info

  • Location:
    OH

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 12 months ago

Han Solo Cup's Bio

Reading the training diaries and patiently waiting to become an OTR trucker.

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Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Local food service as a rookie

Rob, as I've said many time, your journal was one of if not my absolute favorite. I have ZERO interest in doing the job you do because you have documented it so well (haha). However, I have done a 180 on the respect I now give to the local food delivery guys I see around town. Man, I had no idea they had it so rough. The job looks easy: short truck, short stops, tiny loads on a hand truck. Your inside look changed everything; thanks. My only question to you, and you may not be able to answer it now, is... you've stated more than once how you don't see this as a long term job but do you think you'll go OTR when your kids are older? Or do you see yourself working into management? Or something totally different? If you asked me 25 years ago if I'd ever stop programming and do something else, I probably would have laughed at you but now it's a very real possibility. Thanks again for the detailed journal and pictures!!

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

I feel for ya, Jason. A year ago, I set a time frame for when I'd pursue this dream of mine to become a trucker. I told myself that September 2018 would be the earliest I would start the transition (as I had kids finishing high school). The second caveat to my planned date was "if and when I get laid off again"... that's the part that hasn't happened yet; it will happen as it's a common occurrence in my line of work. I don't hate my job, I just don't love it and it is tough to come into work everyday but the pay and benefits are nice so I'm going to ride this train as long as I can. Like you, when the time is right, I will happily make the jump. Good luck and fill your time with studying. Looking forward to your journal!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Welcome to flatbed

And here I thought "flatbread" drivers always *rose* to the occasion.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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School date set for November 12th.

I lived in Rome, NY back in the mid-80s... who is training you there? I honestly can't remember which companies are based out of Rome and it's driving my nuts.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Jim Palmer Trucking - Missoula MT

I love hearing about your first week and how you dealt with all that was thrown at you! We read a bunch of training diaries but reading a first week or first month or even first year diary offers a nice perspective on the lifestyle you've chosen. I'm glad you found the time to keep us up to date. Good luck!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Roehl 2018 Training: My Blog, by Professor X

+1 Like; I'll definitely be following along. I was in a very similar boat. At my last company, I was let go in wave #3 of layoffs during which my company let go of hundreds of people; layoffs are very common in defense contracting. I went six months looking for work as the market was flooded with programmers in my immediate area (wonder why... oh that's right, the layoff). I've spoken with my wife and when (not if) it happens again, I'm going to pursue my dream of the trucking lifestyle. I look forward to following along with your journey.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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CDL Training at a Local College Truck Driving Academy

There's a large number of us who read these everyday. We live vicariously through you guys until we're able to go ourselves. Keep up the good work; I look forward to following your journey.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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My first week with Danny Herman Trucking

I'm friends with a former recruiter and he said when he hears the question "urine or hair", his first thought is "next".

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Im trying learn the online truck drivering

Have you applied anywhere yet? Does your dad still drive? For Prime?

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Prime CDL Training

Congrats, Kim. I've read your entire story and felt for you the whole way. I genuinely smiled for you when I read that you passed. I'll be there one day and your story gives me hope. Thanks for documenting your journey.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Wils Trans cdl training just got approved for school

Good luck , have fun, and looking forward to reading your diary!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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CRST, The second chance: Waterloo.

Absolutely fantastic! It was a pleasure and an honor to read your roller coaster of emotions and determination. Thanks for documenting everything for the rest of us.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Prime CDL Training

Regarding supplements/meds/etc, when I travel, I always leave them in their container. They do take up a little extra space but it's worth it IMO. If you're ever questioned about what something is, it's very easy to just tell the person (officer) to reference the bottle as it displays a complete description and, if it's prescribed, all the contact info for the pharmacy. That little extra space being taken up is worth the potential headache saving down the road. Just my two cents.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

I'm curious... what kind of qualifying questions did they ask you? It's one thing to make sure you have a solid work history and clean bill of health, but I never considered the actual interview with a recruiter. I'm incredibly interested to hear what kind of questions Maverick asked you.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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I wanna be like Rolling Thunder!

Please consider doing a training diary as it helps the new guys as well as those of us still considering school. And good luck, have fun.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Jim Palmer Trucking - Missoula MT

I'm also excited to read your diary. And I can't imagine being in your shoes... so excited and nervous at the same time.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Another couple of milestones truckin helped me reach.

Congrats MillionMiller! Your story is an inspiration to us all.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Jim Palmer Trucking - Missoula MT

Thanks KnowItAll, I appreciate the training time and pay breakdown info. Jim Palmer is on my list and this is good info to know. Good luck with your training and cram in as much High Road Training as you can before you leave. Keep us posted!

Posted:  4 months ago

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The brotherhood of DMV and Insurance company hell - rant

I live in Ohio and those letters for sure aren't random but, then again, I've never let my insurance lapse. In Ohio, if the car is in front of your house or in your driveway, it needs a plate and that means insurance. Pull the vehicle in a garage, around back, on the side of the house (but not level with the front of the house) or cover it otherwise you can get dinged.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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My Day By Day Experience At Eastern Freightways Flatbed Division

Thanks for the update, Mike. I love hearing about your daily adventures.

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