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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Any tips on parallel and offset backing ?

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?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Any tips on parallel and offset backing ?

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

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Got my PERMIT finally

I'm in school now(2 week).We have another 2 weeks of class and then we should start out driving section.Thanks for help.I will study what I can.

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Now,i'm ready to start looking into pre-trip information and waiting to start my driving section with my trainer. I'm watching many pre-trips on you-tube,Daniel's pre-trip(I love it) and some brochures from my school. I'm trying to take some from every material I have and get as much information as I can. Is it good idea or should I wait for school to train my how to do it by their standards? Thank you for any advice...

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I say study what you can, just know wherever you go to school, either company sponsored or not they will have their own way of doing the pre-trip. So it's good to get a heads up, but once you go to school study what they tell you. Most likely they will be teaching you exactly what to say or do for the cdl test.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Got my PERMIT finally

Now,i'm ready to start looking into pre-trip information and waiting to start my driving section with my trainer. I'm watching many pre-trips on you-tube,Daniel's pre-trip(I love it) and some brochures from my school. I'm trying to take some from every material I have and get as much information as I can. Is it good idea or should I wait for school to train my how to do it by their standards? Thank you for any advice...

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Frustrations with Werner Enterprises, I'm finished with them

Hallo everybody.And hi to you AD356.Today is my first day in school.I completely understand your anger and frustration with Werner.I feel like it is me 12 months ago when I started to think about trucking.But I didn't have enough information,didn't know about this forum,not knowing anybody who could help me make final step.Then,after discovering this forum I have spent 6 months of reading,working full time and taking care of my family.I feel the pain because I'm married with 4y old child.And this was me year ago.Trying to find as much as I could about trucking.I have an idea from reading what it is all about,but not knowing, how this change will turn out.I had same goals as you:local job,home every day,get paid fairly,work for small company.But spending last 3-4 month reading this forum,asking few questions,studying CDL make me realized,it is going to be long run,before I can learn and find job that fits my lifestyle and family.I'm not here to tell you what you did or didn't do wrong.Members of this forum and truckers who spend years driving have right to tell you what they think.They all been there.We have to start from the bottom,get experiences.It will take 6-12 months before we can do some changed.Only few of us will get lucky and find something locally.So good luck to you and I'm glad you share your experience with Werner here.I have pre-hire letters from Schneider,Werner,Swift.Now I know,it is very hard to get job locally.Spend 2 days,calling 35-40 companies.So I know,I will be choosing one of the big carriers. I know I won't start with Dollar account, not because of your comment, but because I will listen to the experienced drivers who knows how hard these accounts are. Good luck,be safe there...I'm about to start new career today.Thanks

Bottom line(s); come here BEFORE you choose a company and most "smaller" carriers won't hire you straight outa CDL school. And NOT ALL "mega carriers" are the same. Sheesh!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Pre-hire letter from Schneider,Werner

I know these DG accounts are hard specialy for new trucker.I read a lot of reviews on this forum and i know that.I checked website with Schneider accounts and some would fit my location and i would be interested of trying them.I will keep my esesák open and keep applying for other companies and hopefully i can find plače where i can štart my new Career.Thanks everybody

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Hi everybody.Need some help here.Both companies offerd me regional accounts.One with Dollar General and other is for some frozen company.Both are 100% Driver unload.Is it hard to do it 3-5x a week and having some back issues?They are saying this is all they have,but they are open now.One is weekly home and other is few times a week home.I can switch to other accounts at Werner anytime.What you guys think?Need some advice from pros.Thank you

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Dollar General...very, very tough gig for a novice driver, not recommended. It's not just the unloading, but maneuvering/backing in very tight spaces to make your delivery. Search on Dollar General (search bar is in upper, left hand corner of the page) for additional information.

If you have back issues now, that could get a whole lot worse on either of these accounts. There are other options:

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Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Pre-hire letter from Schneider,Werner

Hi everybody.Need some help here.Both companies offerd me regional accounts.One with Dollar General and other is for some frozen company.Both are 100% Driver unload.Is it hard to do it 3-5x a week and having some back issues?They are saying this is all they have,but they are open now.One is weekly home and other is few times a week home.I can switch to other accounts at Werner anytime.What you guys think?Need some advice from pros.Thank you

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Old Dominion recruiting number

Ok,thank you I will do that

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Old Dominion recruiting number

Hi everybody.Can anybody give me a number to reach recruiting department for Old Dominion? 6 String Rhythm If you there please? I can't find any online.Thank you

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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How to become a truck driver if you are not from USA

Hi guys.I believe from last post here you guys are trying to help buddy here to get his working paper.I'm not 100%,but sponsorship is not that easy or not possible to do after 9/11.I might be wrong,but this is very hard and long way to get your working permit.And if somebody knows somebody who has friend,you know how that is always.They can run their trucking company,because they have their working permits,green card or citizenship.This is way too complicated and almost impossible to do since 9/11 and specially now with president Trump.Only way is lottery for Green card(you might never win) or marriage to citizen

Hi Robert,

Can you give us more info how your friends acomplished this task I would like to follow their path , also wondering what happened to the thread starter , was he successful ?

Thanks

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Daniel, since you have someone who will assist in your licensing and training, go a step further and see if they will sponsor you.

With a sponsor, you should have no problems at that point except for a possible waiting period that employers will want to see regarding your license, safe driving habits and such. With a sponsor, you can also start a citizenship application (I think your home country allows for dual citizenship).

I've met and know a few drivers and friends from eastern European countries and they've done it but it takes a bit of time and paperwork. (Moldova, Bosnians, Serbs and Russian )

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