Profile For Rick S.

Rick S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Milwaukie, OR

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Got into an accident today, do you think this will be going on my record?

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I got in my first accident. In the receivers yard. My trailer scraped the corner of a dropped trailer. The receiver said it was between my company and the trailers company. It was a non roadway accident with only the two companies involved no dot involved. Does this go on my cdl or is this just on my company record?

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Did this happen today at the LOWES yard in Hagerstown MD?

No happened in aurora, Illinois

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Got into an accident today, do you think this will be going on my record?

I got in my first accident. In the receivers yard. My trailer scraped the corner of a dropped trailer. The receiver said it was between my company and the trailers company. It was a non roadway accident with only the two companies involved no dot involved. Does this go on my cdl or is this just on my company record?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Where to set the tandems ?

Thank you for this Info. I been out a couple weeks and have been lucky with my weights being spot on. The trick of putting the tandems under the end of the load works great In my opinion

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Final week of cdl school at keenesburg

Well I am proud to say. I made it through orientation at Stevens. Monday morning I fly out to Seattle to meet my trainer and begin my journey.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Final week of cdl school at keenesburg

Passed my cdl. My downshifting still needs work but I didn't lose a point on any backing. Was amazed. Ha

Anyway. My biggest stress is upon me. Stevens transport orientation. 6 guys from our school went to Stevens last week. Only 1 is left. Stevens sent home 5 of them. One for high blood pressure( which I have) one for car accident not reported, one for seizures had when he was a kid, one for a sleep disorder and 1 for unknown reasons

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Final week of cdl school at keenesburg

Oh and my off setting needs more practice

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Final week of cdl school at keenesburg

Starting my fourth and final week at careers world wide. Should have tested last week but got held over due to blood pressure issues.

It's final week and the nerves are kicking in. Gotta smooth out my downshifting. My parallel parking is as good as it's gonna get. Straight line backing is nice and tight. Pre trip inspection is good. My in cab and brake check need work. Gotta get the proper flow down.

Odd thing is my air brake is solid but I always confuse wording on parking brake and service brake. Is parking brake considered my trailer brakes?

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Greyhound Bus to company-sponsored CDL training

Got on the greyhound today to head to Denver for school in keenesberg. Heading out from Portland,Oregon head east on i-84. Apparently there was a two truck collision with fatalities and also involved hazmat. They closed the road. We been at the truck stop since 630. At 245 the driver told us greyhound is putting us up in a hotel. And we will leave around noon.

I am just worried about getting to school on time and getting situated. But at least greyhound is taking care of a bus load of 26 passengers

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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So far so good...

Hello Tim,

I am leaving for keenesburg this Friday for Stevens as well.

If you don't mind I had some questions.

What day of the week do you take the permit test?

Also are there a washer/dryer in the housing or a laundry mat?

I have had a really positive experience in this new adventure so far and wanted to share a quick note for others. Here in Keenesburg CO at Stevens company sponsored training the instructors are great. Knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. We got a good group of guys in our housing. If anyone is ever considering going here I recommend it. Thanks Brett and the others here at TT for the help going into this career. So far so good.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Guess I am one of the lucky ones!!!

Anyone recently start at Stevens trucking? I head to cdl training at end of march. Had a couple questions anyone recent could probably answer well

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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What type of drug testing is done at major trucking companies?

Thank you

Ok, here's the scoop on Stevens Transport. My nephew is a rookie there, started last October. He says they only do urine testing and hes had 2 randoms and 2 breathalyzer tests in the past 10 months.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Newbie question-cdl permit

Welcome Rick!

Listen, forget about forcing your way through that manual. We have a much better way to go. We've built the manual into a really amazing system - our High Road Training Program. It breaks the manual down into bite size chunks and then has a short quiz at the end of each section.

As you work your way through the program you'll be given review questions from previous pages along with the questions from the page you're on. So as you're learning new materials you're reviewing the old ones to really plant them in your brain for good retention.

Our High Road Training dashboard shows you what each section applies to - either your permit, your endorsements, or your job duties. Start working your way through our system and you'll get way, way better results than you would simply trying to read the CDL manual.

Thank you Brett. I am looking forward to using the high road training program

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Newbie question-cdl permit

I am sorry if this has been asked multiple times. Been in contact with a couple schools now. Picked up my cdl manual today. My question is if I am only taking the general test, air brakes , combination and tanker tests do I need to study rest of manual?

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