Profile For Joe

Joe 's Info

  • Location:
    PA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 1 month ago

Joe 's Bio

Have a wonderful family at home including four beautiful children.

Graduated from Roadmaster Driver School of Trucking back in 03/2017. Currently hold Class A & M along with my X - Hazmat/Tanker endorsement.

Been in all areas the automotive industry industry my whole career including service technician, service writer, parts, new & pre-owned vehicle sales, and finance & insurance.

Looking for a change, thus why I went and obtained my CDL and am excited for a new opportunity.

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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My pneumatic tanker job

Amish Country, I know this is an older post, but I just finished it in its entirety. This is the field I'll be beginning in next week driving pneumatic tanker hauling flour. What an extensive entry you documented along the way. I'm very happy for you that you have been so successful up until this point and that you enjoy what you're doing. I too am the same way, with a wife and four little ones at home, I much prefer local cause it allows me to see them each day even if it is only for a few hours. I enjoyed reading your experiences along the way and hope to successful like yourself right out of the gate. Thanks again for taking the time to share all of this. - Joe

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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New Driver... Local Home Daily

Thanks Marc Lee. I appreciate it. I was a little hesitant at first as I've been out of the game for a while, but once I climbed up in the truck, it all came right back. 👍

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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New Driver... Local Home Daily

Yepper. He made it known he needed to fill the afternoon into the evening shift. Said he does best to get your 34 hour done over the weekend. Said he couldn't promoise every Sat and Sun off as there is weekend work at times but if you work weekend, you get rate and a half pay. He was very up front of what he needed.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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New Driver... Local Home Daily

I certainly understand your viewpoint G-Town. Rest assured, as soon as I begin, that truck and tank will get be getting thoroughly checked day in amd day so long as I have it. I have four young children to get home to each day, I have the motoring public around me to also aid in keeping safe and I have a DAC report to keep clean and clear. 👍

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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New Driver... Local Home Daily

Thanks Rob T. Just like you said, I asked about performing a PTI. Driver said truck was already good to go and had one done that morning. No worries. I said okie dokie. 👍

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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New Driver... Local Home Daily

Good morning all, been a viewer of this site for a couple years. Only my second post though. Looking for feedback on a company called W.W. Transport. Long story in short, graduated from truck driving school 3/2017. Started as a driver trainee with a carrier out of school, unfortunately it was short lived, only about 2 weeks. I have four little ones at home who were having a hard time adusting to me being gone OTR. So, I hung it up and got back into the automotive and diesel field as a tech which I've been for about 20 years now. After recently facing some downsizing and salary cuts, I've decided to leave and pick up where I left off with driving truck.

Last week I applied for a local home daily position with W.W. Transport out of North East PA driving pneumatic tank hauling flour. Honestly, I didn't think I was going to hear back as I have only 1 week of training under my belt and most local companies want at least the magic "1 year" number. Well, to my surprise, the terminal manager called me in for an interview yesterday morning. After speaking with him for a while, I was totally up front about my training and experience, he said because since its been a couple years since I last drove, he would like me to go for a road test. So he called a veteran driver up to take me out for a bit to get an idea where I'm at. I hopped in and for the most part, it'll came right back to me.

As I started out in first, I made my way up a few gears while going through the yard to find an empty tank to hook up to. Once we found once, I spun around, backed up and connected to the tank. Hooked up my air lines and my electrical, verified the kingpin locked into place, then cranked up the landing gear and off we went. I made my way up to 10th gear while double clutching and made my way back down to first while only grinding on 2 gears on the way down, but I simply recovered my current gear, tried again, and she slid right in.

When we got back to the yard, the driver said "Ok, I'm hopping out, go ahead and put it back in the hole where you got it." I started backing slowly, but went slightly crooked. He said to stop and asked me what I thought I did wrong. Told him I became fixated on only one mirror. He agreed. I pulled up and tried a second time this time scanning both mirrors and got it right in. The driver said I did great for only having 4 weeks of schooling, 1 week of training and being out of it for 2 years. We went back into the office where he told the terminal manager how I did. The terminal manager he would like to hire me on as a local home daily driver! He said for the first two weeks, he's going to keep me very close to the yard as a jockey/shuttle just moving trucks and tanks to the wash center, garage, to the terminal etc. just so I can get back into the groove of driving, shifting, backing etc. After those two weeks, he said I'll be going out with a driver for a week or two to learn how to properly load and unload the tank. After that, I'll be heading out on my own.

I'm looking forward to the change from automotive after all these years. I'm extremely grateful to be given a chance especially being able to be home each day with my children. The commute from home to the yard is only about a 10 minute drive so I'm very close to home. All of the fellow drivers and employees seemed very friendly and laid back. The manager and his assistant seem very patient, understanding, and kind as well. Is anyone familiar with this company or has anyone on here worked for them? Thanks for the insight and looking forward to hopefully a long lasting lucrative career. - Joe

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Driving Looking Local Home Daily. Options?

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions everyone. Amish country stated about Donmoyer on here. As luck would have it, I received a phone call from Silfies and Donmoyer out of Nazareth PA this afternoon, a dry bulk pneumatic operation. They would like me to come in for a road test this weekend. As long as do okay on the roadtest, they will put me with a trainer for about 4 weeks and then I'll be sent out on my own. As many said, it'll be a 12 hour day. M-F one week, M-Sat the next. Start time will be between 2-5am. (I'm okay with getting up early.) Looking forward to it! I'll report back after the road test this weekend and let ya'll know how everything went. 👍 - Joe

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Driving Looking Local Home Daily. Options?

Hi everyone. My name is Joe. I'm new to the trucking world. I obtained my Class A along with my Hazmat/Tanker endorsement back in 3/2017. Upon graduation from Trucking school, I began with an OTR carrier. Unfortunately, it was short lived, only a couple weeks. Problem was I have four little ones at home between 6 months and 9 years old and they were having a hard time adjusting to me being gone for such long periods, as was I too. So I hung it up and got back into the automotive field which I've done my entire career. I want to get back into trucking because I want something new and exciting. I enjoy being out on the road. I would like to find something local home nightly so as I can be with the kids. I know as a rookie driver, you usually have to have anywhere from 3 months to a year under your belt before most carriers will consider you. My question is are there any local companies out there who will take a recent grad?

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