Profile For Remy E.

Remy E.'s Info

  • Location:
    IL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 6 months ago

Remy E.'s Bio

Company Driver. Motorcycle enthusiast.

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Posted:  3 months ago

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Need recommendations for getting started

Oh almost forgot. We also have the 1 year deal Errol was talking about at Swift. Not a perk for vets though, just the standard deal. Put in a year and school was free.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Need recommendations for getting started

Just for the record Wilson company trucks are governed at 62. Lease operators can have it changed to 65. Our trucks do not have cameras but pretty much everyone puts a forward facing camera in for their own piece of mind. You can have other people on your truck but but you have to drive solo for a stint first and probably pay insurance on any passengers. We also allow pets with no size or weight restrictions. If I remember our rule is 4 heartbeats. 2 people 2 animals or 1 person 3 animals. You get the idea. Not trying to recruit you just giving some info for your short list.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Orientation During Crisis

Wilson is still doing "normal" orientation and training at the moment just with a skeleton crew. Of course we only have about 6 new people a week anyway.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Trucking industry concerned about state licensing agency closings

I've had some concerns about this. I'm supposed to file my DOT medical this month too.

Posted:  3 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Remy get's serious...

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In all seriousness, it has affected freight. Right now I'm sitting on a load for 3 days because the DC it was going to is severely understaffed. Not even room to drop. They are also taking my temp at gates before letting me in. According to my FM it's really changing the way the freight lanes operate. The ones that used to be constantly busy like Walmarts and Costcos are slowing way down while ones that used to be dead are picking up.

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I run Walmart Dedicated grocery; we've never been busier. Perhaps Turtle will check-in on this as well, he is WMPF based in Johnstown NY, also a grocery DC. I am assigned to the Pottsville PA DC. GM (General Merchandise), possibly not so much right now.

Of course I can only tell you what I'm seeing from my pov and what my fm tells me about the bigger picture. Of course if you are super busy that explains why we are backed up. For reference I'm waiting on the Jeffersonville OH DC.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Future rookie driver from Iowa looking for recommendations on choosing a company

I drive for Wilson Logistics. I've only been with the company for about 5 months so take this for what it's worth: We have no size or breed restrictions on pets and they have been pretty good to me. If I remember correctly we also have a waiting period before you can bring another heartbeat onto the truck.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Hello World (Intro)

Hi Lissa. Welcome. Are you a driver or looking for a career?

Posted:  3 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

In all seriousness, it has affected freight. Right now I'm sitting on a load for 3 days because the DC it was going to is severely understaffed. Not even room to drop. They are also taking my temp at gates before letting me in. According to my FM it's really changing the way the freight lanes operate. The ones that used to be constantly busy like Walmarts and Costcos are slowing way down while ones that used to be dead are picking up.

Posted:  3 months ago

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A RE introduction

Welcome back, Remy! Nice to have you back.

Thanks, good to be back.

Posted:  3 months ago

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A RE introduction

Since november if you count team driving and thanks.

Welcome back, how long have you been driving now?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Hire with accident

Unfortunately in my case I had to wait out my 3 years before anyone would touch me.

Best of luck.

Posted:  3 months ago

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A RE introduction

Hello again all. I haven't been around for a while but I'm back. Ended up getting on with Wilson Logistics out of Springfield Missouri and going through their training program. Got my own truck after 30k with a trainer (had a small backing accident and did another short stint of training) So here I am, company driver with a class A. For those who don't remember me ... probably most of you, I was a straight truck driver for a recycling company trying to get on with a training company. So hi again. Nice to be back.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Dealing with disappointment.

Really sorry to hear that. Set back, nothing you can't overcome.

Protect that license! Good luck and don't be a stranger!

Thanks, I Still plan on hanging out.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Dealing with disappointment.

Was it a major accident? Just curious.

A small car tried to pass my on the right (through a parking lane) as I was making a right turn. She shouldn't have done that but I should have checked my mirror. In the end My rear wheels rubbed up along the side of the car. Ticketed for "improper lane use". Probably should have fought it but I didn't.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Dealing with disappointment.

In short my one and only accident/ ticket of any kind is too recent for any of the carriers I'm looking at to take me on. Pretty big let down but it's only 7 months till they will let me in. It's not like I will be unemployed, still have my good old box trucks and packers to keep me fed until then. I still intend to hang out here in the meantime and chime in on Class B issues when they arise (even though this is more of a class A oriented forum).

Guess I'm just venting some disappointment at this point But on the bright side, I'll still have the spring and a good chunk of the summer with the Harley!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Finding a mate after you've started trucking.

And here I am avoiding relationships like the plague!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Advice on company trainers

I bet even the yard dogs won't notice.

Can Confirm. Most of the time I'm just happy to have a working heater in the spotter. Take your time! rofl-2.gif

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Anybody from Illinois recently go through company sponsored CDL training?

That is an interesting question. I know that all of the carriers I am looking at have training facilities in Illinois and you get you CDL before going out with a trainer. I would be curious to see the logistics behind stopping on the road to test. If it's anything like the class B procedure, you have to make an appointment well in advance and you can't be more than 15 minutes late. You also have to be empty if I remember correctly. In addition, they have reduced the number of DMV facilities at which you can take the road test. For instance, I Took my permit tests in Decatur but had to go to Springfield to take the pre trip and road test. Swift uses 160 Driver Academy and US Xpress uses Premier Driving Academy in IL.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Illinois felonies and applications.

Right, So in the end, make sure the companies know BEFORE orientation about criminal history, which is what I've been doing. My point was that this is why it's not on those apps (The ones I've been filling out anyway) if you live in Illinois. I sure as hell don't want to be bussed out 1000 miles and be stuck because they decide then that I can't be hired and then get stuck there. Stuck at orientation with no way home is another thing I've been hearing horror stories about but I think that's a something for another thread altogether. It's not even something I'm really worried about at this point but I want everything to be known up front.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Illinois felonies and applications.

I'm not playing lawyer at all, I've been calling the the companies I apply to after I fill out the apps to talk to them about it because the system automatically omits the section because I don't want to be caught up in something like that later on.

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