Profile For Roger (aka Divebum)

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  • Location:
    Bradenton, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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    10 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

No, they are seperate companies. Both brothers owned swift, got into it, and one brother went and started Knight. They are pretty much run alike from what I have been told, but legally they are seperate companies.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Truck Driver's Personal Protection

Another item for a self defense weapon would be the 4 cell Maglite. They are extremely durable, relatively light weight and again surve a dual purpose that nobody can question and believe me, they do some damage when they hit!

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

BTW Dewey, you said you applied to Knight, just fyi, Knight and Swift are basically the same..they are owned by brothers.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

Dewey, I am not sure what the deal is with Stephanie, but I had sheryl and she was right on the ball, she called me within 2 days and has replied pretty quickly to any questions i sent her via email. I know that they spend a lot of time on the phone so try emailing her, i have found with recruiters from other companies I applied with that they generally reply faster to emails than phone calls.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

Hey RoadKill...opps i mean Road hog, sorry you mentioned your supper so i mixed up the name!! rofl-1.gif Yap..I am a cracker down here in FL, about a hour south of Tampa, but originally from Az, just outside of Tucson so I am not a yank by any account..LOL You are correct..I took a wrong turn when i got out of the service (took a left out of VA instead of going straight...guess thats what i get for following a skirt instead of paying attention to the road atlas!!) many years ago and ended up here..dummy me stayed!! Ya I think we will have a good time up there, I actually kind of feel sorry for the instructors now...NOT!! rofl-3.gif

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Truck Driver's Personal Protection

My dad drove for over 50 years, both otr and regional and with the exception of a time during the 70's when several drivers were hijacked, he did not carry, but found his tire thumper to be very handy and we should be checking our tires at every stop anyway! :D

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

I dont get in until about 2230 monday night..at least you have a little time to relax and settle in before starting.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

Hey Turbine, dont mind Roadhog..he is from GA and we know they are all a littls slow up there!! :P

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Career Dilemma. What should I do?

Cory, if you dont mind my 2 cents. I have always had a love of the road, probably because it is in my blood, my dad drove for 50 years and almost all of my family either drove or still drives. I am 49 and basically dealt with a desk job primarily because I did not want to be away from my kids growing up like I was. Dont get me wrong, I know my dad did the best he could, but he was never at home much so he never went to any of my football games, or wrestling matches etc. I do not know if you kids are boys or girls, but little girls growing up like having daddy going to thier little plays and recitals, I know..i have 2 girls, but now mine are old enough they dont need dad around, and I am divorced so I have nothing holding me back now, but I can tell you from experience both from growing up, and from being with my girls while they grew up, think hard before you make the final decision to go otr. I agree with Star that maybe seeing if you can find someone to give you some weekend trips, or if you know anyone that is a driver, take a couple weeks vacation and go with them..maybe ask someone on here if they are from your area if you can take a run with them. You might have to buy a plane ticket back home but it would be well worth the money to get a perspective on what it would be like on the road and away from your family. Best of luck with your decision

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Lease or Purchase?

Thanks Oldschool, you and brett and the other commentors have answered many questions that i had, and believe me, i appreciate the sound advise. I do not plan to jump right into getting my own truck just yet, and I agree that i need more time under my belt before I do. Thanks again to all of you for sharing your incite and knowledge with me and it has been taken to heart. (even tho I am still drooling over the T700!! LOL)

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