Profile For Sweet Jimmy

Sweet Jimmy's Info

  • Location:
    Port Birmingham, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 1 month ago

Sweet Jimmy's Bio

Just finished school at Bevill State Community College and am currently a driver in training for Heritage Freight and Warehousing.

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Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Moving license from one state to another

Do any of you know how big a deal it is to move your license from one state to another? I am in the running for a great job in Texas, and plan to move there if I get it, but they want you to have a Texas CDL. So I'm wondering if this will require retaking the test or if it can just be transferred. Any help will be appreciated.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Game: Rookie Unrealistic Expectations

As a rookie myself, I just did my first "drive all night". My unrealistic expectation was that when my partner and I swapped this morning, that I'd get in the bunk and sleep my whole 10 hours. That top bunk is NOT the place to get any sleep. Tips from any team drivers here on how to best sleep while rolling will be much appreciated. I think I slept 2 hours, at least I can sleep in my bed tonight.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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How on earth do I update my profile to 3rd party...

I emailed my profile pic, it's in the gallery now, I just can't figure out how to make it my profile pic.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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First home time.

I just got home yesterday after my first trip. I caught myself swinging wide in the wife's Altima when I'd turn on my way to get provisions for leaving tomorrow night.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Day 1 is done!

And now our load that was to be ready at 9am isn't going to be ready until at least 2pm, so I'm getting a taste of another problem. Like my trainer said "welcome to trucking".

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Day 1 is done!

Hi guys and gals! Day 1 of what I hope will be a long and fruitful career in trucking is over! I don't want to brag, but I've got 620 safe miles under my belt now. From road construction in Birmingham to rush hour in Baton Rouge, back to road construction in Houston. It was a pretty tense day, but my trainer said I did a really good job. And since he's a close friend, I'm sure it pained him to say that. Thanks again for all your help in getting to this point.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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I'm officially hired!

I forgot to mention, I start Wednesday on a Birmingham to Houston route. See y'all out there!

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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I'm officially hired!

I passed my drug test, driving test, fitness test, and safety tests this past week and I'm officially the newest driver for Heritage Freight! Many thanks to all of you for the sound advice, all the way back to before I even started the school. I can't overstate what a help this site and all of you were to me. Thanks again.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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I've managed to do the (nearly) impossible

Way to go Minnis!

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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New job negotiations with family

I waited until my youngest is headed to college to start trucking. I worked so much that I don't hardly remember my oldest two being little. But I broke my back when my youngest was less than a year old, and I got to spend a ton of time with my youngest two. I highly recommend doing whatever it takes to be around while your kids are young, you won't get tag time back.

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