Profile For Mitch P.

Mitch P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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They're Coming!

New article on self driving trucks; very interesting as I would see it as a benefit during the long open road stretches. We currently have the self driving Uber SUV's here in Tempe, AZ. I see them quite a lot and they are pretty impressive; they stay back and away from bicyclists etc especially here near the University where it very congested.

I know it's probably a long way off but the Technology is coming.

Embark Self Driving Truck

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Need help finding a job!

In my searches so far looking for a company to start with; I see that Jim Palmer/Wil Trans has a very liberal pet policy (no deposit etc). I spoke to the recruiter and she indicated that you could run either West or East coasts routes. They mainly run Refeer I believe, hope this helps as my knowledge is very limited.

Stay Safe.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Introducing "The Road Home": TruckingTruth's New Podcast!

Great Podcast Brett! Very informative. Also, just want to say the site is AWESOME. It really has opened my eyes to the trucking industry and all that comes along with it. Very impressed by the professionalism that you all have!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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From Teaching to Trucking - My Journey So Far

Congrats Teach! :)

Well done, way to "Persevere, Overcome and Adapt"! Would love to hear more of your experience with JPT; I've been in contact with them along with a couple of other company's. Best of luck and stay safe!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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American Truck Simulator

Love both of those; I have over 100+ hours on ETS2 (Prefer the European roads etc, used to live there for 16 years)

Just saw that they are starting to integrate ATS into some of the actual Simulators; Sigma Integrale's video below shows what's being done; pretty cool.

Video

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Am I Crazy?

Mitch, If your Wife is behind your decision, you have a few bucks in the bank, I say Go For It. Go to a Company Sponsored School and give it a year of your life. You'll know by then if you want to pursue it further. Hey.......WHY NOT!!!

Thanks Tractor! exactly my thinking "sometimes you just have to say WTF"

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Am I Crazy?

Well you already have sitting in a chair down pat... Couldn't resist a "chair force" pun.

Rotfl....well played!

My wife is prior Navy and I sure do miss living on Guam. I even had a chance to stay and work on Anderson AFB. And during the winter it's hard to drive cause my foot is stuck pretty far up my own....

Ah Guam, been there a fair few times TDY with the snake eaters (spec ops) loved it. You do know what Guam stands for right? Lol..if you do, you'll know what I'm talking about. Thanks for the heads up on giving it a go longer than a year or so.

all the best

v/r

Mitch

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Am I Crazy?

Thank you for your kinder, gentler service, btw. My son just graduated Air Force basic in December and is heading to Lakenheath UK in April. HUA!!!!

Thank vendingdude! Your son is going to love Lakenheath! Tell him to get off base as much as possible and soak up the culture!

I definitely don't want to give up on a long time dream; I'll do some more research, life's too short not to at least give it a go.

Thanks for the info everyone!

v/r

Mitch

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Am I Crazy?

First, thanks for your service.

Now, about all those wonderful benefits at the university. I'm guessing health insurance isn't a big deal because of your military retirement, but just how "generous" is that vacation time?

Thank you Steve and thank you for your service as well. Ya, the vacation is ridiculous good (176 hours a year, plus you 88 hrs sicktime which you can accumulate as much as you want and sell it back at retirement).

The issue is that I still want to work (I don't want to be put out to pasture just yet) but I'm very very burnt out on being the "Admin Dude" lol... I don't plan on going O/O but just drive for the company. I do need the $$$$ as my Mil retirement isn't what it should be thanks to a former spouse.

Also, this might sound strange but I totally ready for a new challenge/learning opportunity. I actually miss difficult work that I had in the Military, civi life has been a difficult adjustment for me especially in my line of work, even after being retired for 12 yrs

cheers.

v/r

Mitch

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Started School

I am currently an Administrative Assistant. And I don't know jack squat about this, but I'm determined!

Hi Penny,

I'm admin also! Congrats on making the leap! I'm still pondering but I do know I can't stand the Cube anymore!

Best of luck!

v/r

Mitch

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Am I Crazy?

Hey Everyone,

First off, Love the Site! Ton's of extremely helpful and constructive information. So, I'm pondering a career switch; I'm retired Military (Air Force, you know the kindler, gentler service...lol) and have been in the Admin career field my entire life (20 w/Military & 12 years since retiring).

I'm tired of the M-F 8-5 gig, etc. I just can't stand working in a cube anymore and want to see more of our great country I served (spent all my time overseas in the Mil so haven't seen much of it)

I've always loved big rigs and the trucking industry and I'm ready to make the leap. However, I will be giving up alot of benefits etc to make the jump. I work at a state university so get very generous vacation time, sick time, and another retirement but you know it just doesn't matter to me much anymore (am I crazy?).

I have a very supportive wife, the kids are grown and the grandkids are getting older also. We've lived apart in the past (did a 3 year long distance thing when I was stationed in England and her being here in Phoenix) we managed just fine (even before facetime etc) and she said she would support me in any decision I make.

Just wondering if anyone had 2nd regrets, things they would do differently etc. I'm ready to learn, have a positive attitude and ready to embrace the suck as they say. I've been looking at Jim Palmer and their military apprenticeship program and it seems like a great program.

thanks and will update if/when I make the jump.

all the best ladies and gents.

v/r

Mitch

"Persevere, Overcome & Adapt"

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