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Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Is it good to work for unions ?

Thank you.I will definitelly look into it after my summer job.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Is it good to work for unions ?

Thank you 6 string rhythm.I talked to UPSF and they need 1 y experiences.I just looked at the OD web site and they want all endorsments and plus 1y experiences.I didn't talk to them but when I m ready I will call.I would need to get Hazmat because I don't have it.Will look into it

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Is it good to work for unions ?

The only downside to this job is no benefits right now and sesonal job.I might sit home in winter

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Is it good to work for unions ?

Thank you both of again.I will try to look for some local LTL companies you mentioned 6 string rhythm.I might not get Lúčky because I'm just starting fresh out of school but i will definitelly call them and ask.Brett thanks for your advice and all you doing here for us.High road test are great and thanks to you I'm holdingu my CDL today.Thank u again

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Is it good to work for unions ?

Hi guys.Thank you so much your helpfull explanation of this unions situation.Let me tell you quickly why I'm asking about them.Mid May i graduated from local CDL school and got my license.I'm glad i go it and I was very thankfull for everything I learned here and everything I read.It helped me a lot.Friend of mine told me he is working for local union and would ask around about job.When I called number he gave me,I was told that they would call me back.Week later I called same number and was asking If there is a chance to get job or not.I got offer to drive Dump truck for summer,become union member.I want it to drive.When I spoke to friend who help with this,he told me about having only CDL B not A like i do.Then We went to details about unions,salary,work and other things.I took this job because pay is just too good.No benefits,for now only for about 3 months.We will have meeting after summer w unions.Because im new to driving and unions,I just need you guys to tell me your opinions.Im aware of that this job won't help me move forward with experiences as driver but im Wellingtonom to try it and move from here.Hopefully I can stay here all summer and get some info later.3-6 months in driving ísť not as much.Hopefully they might have other jobs for my and If not,I know I can find something else.Thank you

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Is it good to work for unions ?

Does anybody has a job as a driver and work for unions? Any experiences,positive or negative? How different is it from regular driving for truck companies? Please help. Thank you

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Need help about JED Trucking from NJ

Hi everybody.About month ako i got my CDL and looking for a job.I found this company name JED Trucking.I should drive for them for 6-8 weeks as apprentice and then start driving on my own.After 60 days it will become Machinist position(union).Anybody have any experiences or any advice about union?Please?Thank you

Posted:  7 years ago

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Final test

Ok,it is offical.I'm truck driver in my state.Passed everything without loosing any points.Im very proud of myself.Now time to start looking for job.Thank you Truckingtruth for all the support,great tips,fantastic study guide.Thank you Brett for making this forum.Your new trucker Pitkin!!!!!!!!!

You got this. Good luck.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Final test

Hi everybody.I have final test tomorrow and I'm very nervous.I hope I will do well.Please with me luck.Thank you

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Any tips on parallel and offset backing ?

Even my truck is not going very fast , but when you have to watch both sides and mirrors and truck is moving,remembering what to watch for and steering seem to be little too much right now.

I only had one section and tomorrow is my second.I know i just started and it my take few more sections but my current trainer is not doing any counting.He is telling me to watch landing gear and then turn again ....I watched a lot of very good videos on YouTube and some comments here on TT.My biggest problem is he is trying to teach me to do all manovers without slowing down my truck and that is very difficult at this point.All these YT videos showing truckers stoping at each section,each time they have to turn wheels or backing slowly.I will ask him tomorrow if I can try to do it slower.It should help a bit

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Recently started my driving sections at local CDL school and I'm having hard time with parallel parking and offset backing.Does anyone has any tips how to get it inside my head?Thank you

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Honestly what worked for me in school with those particular maneuvers was just doing the "count" my instructors told me to use. Like turn the wheel all the way, then hold 3 seconds, etc... I don't remember what it was now, but it worked great in cdl school. Are they teaching you something like that?

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