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    Seattle, WA

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    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years ago

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Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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100,000 miles in trucking!

100,000 miles in just over 6 months with no time off... you are not the average rookie!

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Will a Varied and Eccentric Job History have a negative impact for getting started in Trucking?

Hey Everybody,

So I recently applied to a company sponsored training program for the first time and they wanted a 10 year job history. Not a problem as I do have a solid work history, However I have had 11 different jobs over the last 10 years. With 10 of those jobs being from 2006-2012. My most recent job I stayed at for the last 4 years working as Security and Maintenance Mechanic for a large nightlife establishment. Before that from 2006-2012 I've done everything from being a legal messenger, delivery driver, exotic car rental agency manager, fitness club sales, piano technician, graveyard gas station attendant, gymnastics coach, and to top it all off, a professional flying trapeze catcher. I guess you can say I'm a man of many talents. It's all verifiable, except for maybe a couple jobs I lost due to the companies shutting down. Also very few gaps in employment history. With no gaps in employment over 30 days.

As far as the big picture long run is concerned I'm sure I'll be able to get started somewhere somehow. But for the more competitive training programs like the company I just applied for that only takes about 5 students for every 100 or so applicants, I'm thinking a varied work history like mine may not be much of an advantage. Even if it does make for an interesting interview process. I would think that an applicant who for example has been an Emergency Medical Technician for the last 10 years, might be looked upon more favorably than someone like me with all else being equal.

What do you cool peoples think? Any insight would be much appreciated.

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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Improper correct answer on question #530 in High Road Training program.

Good stuffs! Thanks for the replies everybody.

Kinda funny how I thought it was a bug in the code but not my own thinking pattern messing with me. As long as my mistakes only cause me to look a bit like a goof from time to time it's all good.

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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Improper correct answer on question #530 in High Road Training program.

Hey John L. What does RTFQS stand for exactly? Read The Freakin Question Slowly or something to that effect?

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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Improper correct answer on question #530 in High Road Training program.

Ah, dang...lol. Been doing these all day. I usually catch those kind of questions but I am in Thailand and it's getting kinda late here and I've been up for almost 20 hours now. Guess it's time to give it a break and turn in for the night.

Thanks for the response and clarification fellas.

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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Improper correct answer on question #530 in High Road Training program.

This doesn't seem right, am I missing something?

Test question: Which statement about inspecting the steering box is incorrect?

CDL Manual says: Steering box/hoses:

Check that the steering box is securely mounted and not leaking. Look for any missing nuts, bolts and cotter keys. Check for power steering fluid leaks or damage to power steering hoses.

Test says correct answer is: Make sure there is a small amount of steering fluid dripping from the bottom of the steering box.

Is there a flaw in the code running the test? Or is this the actual proper answer? Seems off to me.

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