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  • Location:
    Joliet, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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    4 years, 2 months ago

Bobcat_Bob's Bio

Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line for 3 years.

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Posted:  15 hours, 57 minutes ago

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An absolute nightmare.

That's not the answer I expected, basically you where convicted of a DUI without ever going through the process. If there was suspicion of alcohol you should have had the tests done, and there would have been follow up. It'd all very odd.

I'd maybe contact who ever is in charge at that post and see if they can help. Or contact a lawyer I think that maybe the fastest way to right this, filing a hearing request with the state may take months.

Posted:  22 hours, 14 minutes ago

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An absolute nightmare.

I'll give you credit for fighting so vigorously, a lot of people would have just moved on.

Not sure it will help, but did you request your Illinois driving record abstract? You can do it online or at the DMV. It might have something different than the court purpose MVR since there was no ticket or conviction.

Posted:  1 day, 11 hours ago

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An absolute nightmare.

Sounds like a royal pain in the ass, if it not showing up I'm not sure where they see it.. unfortunately a CDL lawyer might be your best bet.

Hopefully you can get it resolved quickly.

Posted:  1 day, 22 hours ago

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Reddaway

You must have been really impressive or they are really desperate lol.

I think at OD you need a year before you can do triples, does it pay more? I thinks it is only 2 or 3 more cpm here.

Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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Reddaway

Just remember the problem with relying on your phone is if you have to go off your normal route for some reason. It may lead you down a road you can't be on, it is basically impossible to back a set out of trouble. I've heard of a few drivers needing to get the police to block or devert traffic and a tow truck to drag them backwards to safety.

Most likely like Banks says after you make the same trip 2 or 3 times you won't really need it unless something happens.

Posted:  3 days, 13 hours ago

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Looking for advice on whether or not to get into trucking

I'm 31 started at 27 and wish I had done so sooner. if you live near a major city I would suggest looking into LTL companies, you can do linehaul be home nightly and have 2 days off a week. Possibly earn 100k+ after a few years.

If you are not near any LTL companies I would still do it, just try to find a job that can get you home weekly at least.

But I would start looking into LTL companies near you first. ( no bias) of course!

Posted:  5 days, 10 hours ago

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Reddaway

OD out there really goofed up by passing on you and waiting for someone with experience. I've been very impressed you took triples with no problems, doubles should be a bit easier!

Do they give you guys directions? We get them on the computer with every dispatch.

Posted:  5 days, 21 hours ago

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Question about this device

Looks like the GPS unit for fleet tracking.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Reddaway

Keep up the good work!

It took me awhile to get accustomed to nights, for me I basically had to scrafice a weekend and force myself to sleep when I needed and to be awake when I need. I really felt it the 2nd and 3rd week.

After a few weeks, months or years you might be able to stay up longer.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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CFI

When I was in school they made it clear, donot to show any emotion towards what other people do on the road. The examiners are going to think, "if he is like this on his road test, how will he be once he is on his own?" If you let one guy cutting you off get under your skin that much it shows them you might loose your cool and start driving aggressively.

What did you struggle with on your valves?

Sorry to hear you where cut, but there are other companies that will probably offer you a shot, just learn from this and try again!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Reddaway

Impressive, most impressive. Day 7 and you are already better than me. I turned down my chance for triples and here you are doing it from the start!

Do you have a lot of mountains to cross? I saw its only 420 something miles between Vegas and SLC but said 6.5 hours in a car.

Do they make you share a room?

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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YRC Driving Academy

Being in Nashville gives you an advantage pretty much all the LTL companies have a terminal there, I would look into Old Dominion, Saia, Fed Ex freight, Estes, ABF they all offer training and depending on their needs right now you maybe able to skip working on the dock.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Bird One

That's great to hear!

How'd it feel driving one of our trucks with a set? Probably a little different than you are used to.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Reddaway

You out here pulling triples in less than 5 days, have me beat already lol. I had a chance to take our triples run before they ditched it, but wasn't interested because it runs along Lake Michigan and gets a ton of snow in the winter.

Keep up the good work!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Bird One

Following distance is another thing they are big on.

Good luck tomorrow!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Accepting responsibility could make the difference

He was given a 2nd chance most driver do not receive, unfortunately he didn't take advantage of it. This will probably be the end of his driving career as well, it will be next to impossible to find a company willing to give him a 3rd chance.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Anyone have any experience at Saia LTL in Louisville, KY?

I don't have any personal experience with Saia however I hear good things and most of their equipment is pretty good.

It is a good opportunity for you to get paid while you get your license.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Bird One

I've given up on trying, I told them I would asked about it several times and was told they are waiting on safety.

As far as the road test, just do everything by the book since you have experience they will probably be a little strict. I know doinf the speed limit and coming to a complete stop for stop signs and lights are a big thing.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Hooking doubles at an angle

Unfortunately, no.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Reddaway

You guys do triples for local work? That is a new one for me, Illinois doesn't allow triples, Indiana does but only on certain highways and you are not allowed to go very far off the highway with them.

Keep up the good work!

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