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    Milford, OH

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Posted:  22 hours, 57 minutes ago

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The best I can be

Keep plugging away sounds like you are getting some interest which is always good.

I went through company trainning with Millis Transfer and we had a young man who actually turned 21 the first week of class. He did fine so I wouldn’t worry too much about your age.

Posted:  1 day, 21 hours ago

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The best I can be

For starters I would document in chronological order your various jobs. Given your age I would start with high school student. For each job include as much documentation as you can even if it was under the table. Having it all spelled out nice and neat will make it easier for you to explain it.

I would also go ahead and start studying for your permit and take the test when you are ready, also get as many endorsements as you can. Already having a permit will help show that you are serious. You can start studying right now on this web site using the High Road CDL Training materials.

Keep applying and don't have any one company in mind, talk to everyone who shows an interest. If you haven't already use the application process on this website. Be professional to everyone you speak with and follow up with everything they ask you to provide.

Posted:  2 days ago

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Medical Card Issue

Well, unfortunately this is not going smoothly. Had my echocardiogram a few weeks ago and my numbers are not good enough to meet the DOT requirements. There is a measurement called the LVEF that is the problem. Normal is about 50% and above. The DOT requires 40+ and I am at 31%.

Cardiologist put me on some new medicine, Entresto, that is supposed to help raise the number. Pretty sure it is working because my stamina is 100% better since I have been on it and I feel great.

I go back to the cardiologist June 16th and hopefully I can get another echo with passing results. Strange thing is that I had 2 echos done while in the hospital and the last one was 40-45 which would pass. Apparently there is some subjectivity to reading the results.

Ryder has already said that they will find an office job for me but that will be a last resort. I left 27 years of corporate world work to check off the CDL bucket list and I'm not ready to hang it up yet.

Posted:  4 days, 6 hours ago

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Just got my cdl n I am a Medically Retired Army veteran.

You may want to look at Carter Express. They are based in Anderson, Indiana and do a lot of work in the midwest. They have a group of drivers who support the same client my company does in Hebron, KY and they seem happy. I also believe that they have a training program for CDL holders without experience.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Bet this make quite the noise when it hit.

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Thank-you experienced drivers

My last week at my prior employer I got sent to this place. I swear that my dispatcher was getting back at me for leaving.

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Driving school nightmare

So you have a job now as a yard dog? Take your time and be careful and learning the 90 will take care of itself. Now that you are in the industry getting an opportunity to take the cdl test again should not be a problem. Maybe your employer will help, you could go to a 3rd party tester that rents equipment, find an owner operator willing to help for a few bucks. Stop complaining about how wrongly you were treated and figure out a way fix the problem.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Possibly looking for a Prime Flatbed Team driver

Not to beat you up Melinda but the original post is almost 5 years old. I would not be holding my breath waiting for a reply.

Hey, I'm interested, do I start out doing traditional training with prime and then you are my on the road trainer or do we just meet somewhere and start? I've been studying the manual and my dad grandpa aunt and uncle did this so I think I'll be good at it or at least passable. I'm a laid back person, female.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Am i eligible for get CDL in illinois?

Use the menu on this website and go to "CDL Requirements", click on Illinois. About half way down is a link for "Examples of Proof of Residence".

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Smart Freight Express in Griffith IN

I just looked them up on the FMCSA website and they are fairly small, only 31 power units. Their "Out of Service %" on inspections is also a little higher than the national average 10/43 or 29.4%.

My concern with that is that they are the type small operation that could easily be put out of business by an increase in insurance premiums or downturn in market conditions.

Also since they are a small company based in Indiana there may be limited chances to get you back to Alabama for home time.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Trying to get into Tdds Truck Driving Schhol

Any particular reason you are considering that school? That is probably going to be about the most expensive route you can take to get your CDL. If your goal is to get the CDL then a job you should consider company paid training.

Any additional info about your situation will help the site give you the best advice.

Good luck,

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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When can I get my CDL permit????

You may want to give CRST a call. I think they have you get your permit in Iowa when you go there for school.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Understanding semi truck engines

Go to Amazon.com and search under: "Diesel Engines for Dummies".

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Medical Card Issue

I have a timing issue with my medical card. I have spoken with the BMV and think I have it figured out but I want to run it by the TT Brain Trust as well.

In Feb I had a heart attack and had a blockage removed and a stint installed. A heart attack basically voids your current medical. To get a new one requires a 60 day wait before getting the physical along with a Drs release and passing results from a stress test and an echocardiogram.

My current physical expires May 1st. I have my tests scheduled for May 5th so my card will expire on the BMV system before I will be able to submit a new physical.

The BMV said that won't be a problem but also suggested that I could self certify to a category that does not require a physical to keep my CDL privilages from being removed prior to getting the physical.

My plan is to self certify to intrastate prior to May 1st. I can do that on-line.

Category 3 Non-Excepted Intrastate (exclusively within the State of Ohio) and subject to State driver qualification requirements

Then once I get the new physical taken care of I will submit it to the BMV and be back in business and ready to return to work.

Anyone see any flaws in the plan?

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Trucking industry concerned about state licensing agency closings

In Ohio they have kept 5 BMV offices open around the state just for CDL transactions. They also have several testing centers open also just for CDL permitting.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Returning to Trucking

Awesome. That happened quick.

What sort of training program are they putting you through?

Posted:  2 months ago

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1099 company driver responsible for fuel?

I think what they are saying is that the fuel comes off what the load pays, then you get 28% of what's left.

Better question is are you sure taking a 1099 job is a smart move? You are going to have to make your own tax payments plus pay both employer and employee sides of social security. In addition if you need benefits they are going to be way more expensive than even the worst employer provided plans.

Finally if you are driving their truck and doing what they tell you to do you are an employee, not an independent contractor. Your employer is falsely labeling you for their benefit. That makes them a liar and a cheat. You want to work for someone like that.

Posted:  2 months ago

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The "Boogey Man" Virus

Just saw that report on NBC nightly news. They had 13 deaths in 24 hours. They have a 53 foot reefer trailer at the dock as a temporary morgue.

inside a NYC ER now

My niece sent me this link. She's a night RN in this emergency room. She says, quite simply, they're overwhelmed.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Free lunch at......the scalehouse!?

My problem with conspiracy theories is that I find it difficult to believe that enough politicians/bureaucrats have the IQs and the ability to keep quiet to pull one off.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Free lunch at......the scalehouse!?

I just saw this on FB. Times like these do bring out the best and unfortunately sometimes the worst in people.

If you are a truck driver, and are in the city limits of Corbin (exit 25) we will help you get food. Call us at our non-emergency number 606-528-1122 and an officer will be happy to assist you. Thank you for delivering goods to our country! Stay safe!

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