Profile For Danny S.

Danny S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Canton, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 10 months ago

Danny S.'s Bio

57 years old. Driving a school bus for seven years. Married to a wonderful women named Deb who is being very supportive right now with this big change in our life. Always wanted to drive a big rig since I was a kid. Now my dream is on its way to being fulfilled. I have been a pastor for the last ten years. Time to move on.

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Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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H O WOLDING - Orientation and training

Well I'm trying to get to Amherst Wisconsin, got out of Atlanta made it to Detroit they have changed flight times at least 4 times in the last three hours. Hoping to get out of here so I can go where it is even colderrofl-2.gif I guess this is good practice for truck driving in the winter for a Georgia boy.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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H O WOLDING - Orientation and training

Well, I leave Monday morning for Amherst Wisconsin to begin orientation and training at H O WOLDING. I am going try to post my experiences there since they are a medium-size company. I believe it will give those of you who are still in process of choosing a company a look at a company other than one of the larger ones. I'm not saying the larger ones are bad but I think when making this type of lifestyle change one needs to look at all that's available out there. As it has been said "there is no perfect company, there's just one that's perfect for you." The reason I chose H O WOLDING was:

1. I could run regional once I went solo.

2. Their home time policy was good for me.

3. The pay although not highest starting pay was adequate for me.

4. After many conversations with Carol in recruiting I knew this company was for me, so far they have done everything they said they would do, they have been honesty with me about everything I have asked. Family is important to them, you can look at their Facebook page and see that. I know I won't be just a number there I will be a person with a name.

From what I can tell from all my research they are a good company, I've talked to one's in the trucking industry and they said they are a good company. I've not found hardly any negative comments about them. I'm hoping my driver trainer will be a good one, but I'm determined to get through the time with them with a good attitude and hard work so I can move on to my own truck. I'm looking forward to the challenges and the learning experiences I will receive during training.

I will keep you posted as I go. good-luck-2.gif

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Medication Question

Ok I know if you take blood pressure medicine you have to have the bottle showing the prescription with you in the truck. I was told by the classroom instructor that if taking vitamins you have to have the original bottle or packages they come in you can't use one of these daily pill organizer boxes to keep them in. I have looked in the FMC Safety regulations book and I can't find anything that specifically says this. I take several vitamins everyday I would like to know if it's legal to use these daily pill box dispensors to keep all my medication and vitamins in.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Changed The Login System To Keep You Logged In

Can't stay logged in using my Kindle Fire.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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FAREWELL and HUGE THANKS to Trucking Truth!!!

Gary, Sorry to hear you're not going into trucking but I respect you for being willing to weigh all things and make a decision that this is not for you. Better to admit it now than later when you have invested time and money in it. Wish the best you. Think about us Georgia Boys when you see a truck going down the highway.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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A CLEAN AND SOBER TRUCK DRIVER!

Tracey, That was a great testimony I was truly blessed by it. I only tried drinking once when I was around twelve years old and I decided that was not a life I wanted to live. I never did drugs either again was not the kind of life I wanted. I had an alcoholic stepfather which was another deterrent tor me. But the greatest thing that changed my life at age twelve was I was born again, I gave my life to him and He has kept me all these years. At age 57 He is still my guide,and my shield. Again great testimony of how He can transform one's life because your life is a testimony of that. I hope to meet you face to face one day, maybe when I go solo I will get through Newman and will get a chance. God Bless and have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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The Official Merry Christmas Thread!!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Thanks for all the advice and direction all of have given. God Bless you all and be safe.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Passed my final. I am a Schneider driver now.

Congratulations Richard, I know you have worked hard to achieve this and you certainly can feel proud of your accomplishment and success. If you have some time before January 6 call me or text me let's have breakfast or lunch I would love to hear about your experiences of training. Get some well deserved rest and have a wonderful Christmas at home.good-luck.gifdancing-dog.gif

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Passed My CDL Test

truck driver standing in front of his truck at truck driving school

This is the truck that I passed my CDL test in yesterday. It was a long day but in the end I passed. The others ask me what my grade was, I told them I didn't ask because all I cared about was that I passed. dancing-dog.gif It has been 8 long weekends in order to achieve this and I just got to say "I'm darn proud of myself for this achievement." The greatest comment I got was from my son who said "Dad, I'm proud of you." That was worth it all for me. As you may noticed I changed my profile from "In CDL School" to "Driver in Training" next stop Amherst Wisconsin to H.O. Wolding to start the next chapter in this story. Looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for the future. God Bless Everyone and Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Friends

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This Friday December 20th will be my last day driving a school bus. I wanted to make this post because I believe School Bus Drivers are alot like Truck Drivers. They are a close knit group of people who typically look out for one another. They get on the radios and warn each other of traffic situations and dangers, weather, road conditions. All in all they become very close and watch out for their fellow drivers. This plaque is from my bus driving friends that I have known for seven years and it was very encouraging for me for them to show their appreciation to me as one of them. I can't wait to make truck driving friends like these people who I will never forget. By the way I told them that when I get my own truck I am going to hang the plaque up to remind me of them and that they are there with me to help keep me safe in my travels. You can't buy friends like this.smile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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CDL School Done

Im starting a private school Jan 6th to Feb 18 . Commercial Driving School of New Hampshire . There are very few options in NH , the other choice was White Mountain Comm College....but that did not start until March , and its a MUCH longer course .

160hrs with the breakdown setup like this : 84 hours in classroom 52 hours in yard skills 24 hours in private drive appointments

Still trying to figure out if I can financially get my permit/twic started/endorsements done before hand . Its the worse possible month to be pulling outta the house funds .

~S~

I know how it is, trying manage your funds while trying to change careers is a balancing act I have been purchasing a few things along that I knew I would need to get started with and trying to do these things without building a large debt. So far it's ok and I believe I can get through orientation and training ok until I start making a regular check.I'm thankful that I could keep working up until this week. This Friday is my last day so I will get my Dec check and still will get another in January. Good luck will be waiting to hear about your journey.

By the way thanks Brett will keep you posted.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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CDL School Done

No, that was part of school process, 2 weekends were classroom going through drivers manual then you go get you permit. I already had my class B so I only had to take the combinations test. But most have take that plus General Knowledge, and Air Brakes. While I was there I took the tankers, doubles triples, plus a few weeks later I took Hazmat I already had Passenger and School Bus, so now I have every endorsement. They weren't required but better to get them now than later. I did the weekends because I still was working it was good for me in my situation but if I would recommend doing the 3 week course if possible get it over and move on if you can.

Are you going to a private school, technical school or company sponsored school? Good luck in school!!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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CDL School Done

Finished Up 8 weekends of CDL School today. Going Thursday to DDS to test. Our truck the brake lights quit working on trailer and the steering shaft has bad squeak in it, so concerned they will switch trucks on us Thursday, sure hope not. I will post Thursday the outcome of test.dancing.gifnullconfused.gif

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Beginning Company Sponsored Training with Roehl

PJ, sorry I hadn't read this post before I read Richard's sounds like everything thing is going great. Knowing that you already have a truck assigned to you is a great feeling I'm sure. Can't wait to hear about your first load as a rookie driver.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Starting orientation with Schneider National

Congrats Richard. I just finished my OTR and test out in the morning. Mine was fast and furious, but you will do fine.....Keep up the great work sir!!!!

Congratulations to you also PJ, keep us posted on your time on the road also. Have a good Christmas.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Starting orientation with Schneider National

Great Richard, good to hear that everything is going well. Your OTR are you going to be going coast to coast or just regional? When you finished with your trainer do you know what terminal location you will working out of? This is my last weekend of school going to take test at DDS on Thursday. I put my resignation in this past Monday with the school transportation it made me realize that all this is really beginning to happen , in less than a month I will be in Wisconsin starting my orientation and training. I can't wait to hear about your experiences with your driver trainer and what it's like to be on the road. If you get home for Christmas send me a PM and maybe we can get together if not hope you have a good Christmas.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Starting orientation with Schneider National

Is anyone reading this? Shall I continue?

You better believe I'm reading this Richard I can't wait every morning to read about your previous day, so keep it coming.nulldancing-banana.gif

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Hey Danny! I'm down here in Acworth, getting ready to start the CDL course at Chattahoochee Tech on January 6. I agree, Brett's done an AMAZING job with this website and it has proven to be INVALUABLE in preparing me for the new world I'm (nervously) about to jump into!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of y'all! For those that can't make it home, my thoughts are with you.smile.gif

Hey Gary good to hear from another Georgia boy, good luck in school I had a friend who went to Chattaoochee Tech she is driving for Crete Carriers. I looked at going there and would have been a little cheaper but I would have to have quit my job couldn't afford to do that. I believe the tech school is the best way it looks it's a little more through than the private schools. So good luck and will look forward to hearing from you as you go.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Starting orientation with Schneider National

Good luck Richard will be looking forward to hearing about orientation.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Just wanted to say to all those of you on Trucking Truth I wish you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. Some of you probably won't be home I pray that you be safe and have a wonderful day also. This website with all of its contributors has been a GPS for me in all my research and my journey thus far into the world of truck driving. I have come to get know someone personally through this website, Richard from Marietta; Hey Richard enjoyed having lunch with you this past Monday and you letting me ask a multitude of questions about the test at DDS it really made me feel calm and sure that I could past the test. I wish you the best as you begin your journey with Schnieder Tanker and I hope we all will be hearing updates on your orientation and training with them. Thanks to all you experienced drivers who have answered my sometimes stupid questions or just my questions of curiosity I appreciate it very much. I also enjoy all the articles I get weekly from Brett on the different aspects of trucking. Most nights I wake up at around 1 or 2 and I always come to Trucking Truth to read when I can't sleep. I can't wait to finish up CDL School and get started with H O Wolding in January, I am looking forward to beginning a new chapter in my life and see where it takes me and I hope as I am traveling in the future I will have the opportunity to meet many of you on the road.

Have a Great Thanksgiving all!!!thank-you.gifgood-luck.gif

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