Profile For Giovanni U.

Giovanni U.'s Info

  • Location:
    streetsboro, OH

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 8 months ago

Giovanni U.'s Bio

I was a local steel hauler for a company in cleveland Ohio. Was there for about 6 months and due to family issues I haven't been back on the road since. Now 16 years later I have taken care of everything except me. Back to the rig, where I belong. I miss the road and can't wait to see it again trucker style!

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Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Harris trucking

saw this company and am trying to find out if anyone knows anything about them. I went to their website ( http://www.harristrucking.com ) but i noticed there is no information on truckers truth about them. HAs anyone worked for this company? anyone know the reputation ? Would they be a good starter company? any input would be appreciated. Thank you thank-you.gif

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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C R ENGLAND

I've been doing a huge amount of research lately. I will say though I have no experience with any company, just thinking about my options at this point. I have seen a lot of bashing about many companies and you can generally get a feel for the BS part of most of it. However I will say this; By far the most negative comments about any company I have yet to see is against CRE. Most have to do with the failures of getting pushed really hard to take a lease right out of training. Many though talk about the pay and how much their attitude changes when you turn a lease down in favor of being a company driver. The only CRE drivers I encountered at truck stops were either company drivers that went through their program years ago or owner ops. I asked about the new company drivers and was just laughed at. Evidently they have a pretty bad reputation for treating you like crap in the company sponsored program, pushing you too hard and fast thru the program, and hard selling brand new people into leases. It sounds like they are completely aware that only 1 out of 25 will actually make it the 9 months but dont really care (especially if they got you on a lease and you have to turn it back in). I want to state again though: " I am not a class A CDL holder and I do not have any personnel experience with CRE." But due to the nearly 5 to 1 complaint ratio they have compared to all other companies, I will not be choosing them. I just dont see that many people being wrong or lying. Plus I never ran into a new company CRE driver at a very large and busy truck stop.....

I have personal experience with England I was a trainee with them I would be happy to answer any questions about them. They are very safety conscious and was a good company. I had to leave for personal reasons but would go back in a heart beat.

Posted:  10 years, 7 months ago

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C R ENGLAND

has anybody worked for them are they a good company for somebody new to start with

I have heard a lot of rumors against CR England, they are far from true! They are a good company. Very safety conscious, they are a great place to start your career. I went to school through them, and started my otr training. their equipment is solid and in excellent condition, they work with their drivers to get them the loads they want. My trainer got a load from PA to California, (for example) So there is good money and many miles to be made here. They were not rude, they go out of their way to help you succeed. Again Safety is a big thing with them. Any questions I may be able to help with I will be happy to answer. The crap your reading on line simply isn't true. I saw many people go home because they were caught in a lie, be honest with them! In my opinion...Excellent company to start with.

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Schooling Expereince at CR England

My memory is a bit foggy because I was there over a year ago but I immediately left the company after getting my CDL and so did a lot of others in my class. Some even went as far as to immediately have a cab waiting for them to take them to the bus station on their way home.

Are you there now or have you already gone threw the process of getting your CDL form them?

I have cdl already but need a refresher course. What about it made everyone jump ship?

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Schooling Expereince at CR England

Well Being they are my only option at this point I took their offer. I need the refresher and trainer really bad. I din't have much luck 16 years ago mainly I was way too immature at the time. Now looking back on it, I know what some of my issues were and intend to utilize my trainer. If they suck that bad oh well its 9 months. If not I'll stay. But either way when I get the chance I will come back here and let all know how the experience was. Hoping for a good one.

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Distress factor of living with a trainer?

Crazy as it may sound I am looking forward to having a trainer. I am getting back in the truck after 16 years. When I came out of TDDS in 96 I was far from ready. # and 4 students in the truck all talking at once does not make for good driving lessons. When I went to the company there was no real training, it was local steel hauling immature and scared ****less I lasted 6 months and had nothing but trouble.The trainer they put me with was a nice guy but i never drove. I made sure to write down every Issue I had back then so my new trainer can show me how to fix it, I am going to soak up every thing I can and question my poor trainer to death! I know where some of my weakness are and I intend to utilize them to the fullest! Jerk or Not!

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Nationwide trucking shutdown Oct 11-13 ??

Folks, I just ran across this article, which discusses a nationwide trucking shutdown from October 11-13.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/09/convoy-to-dc-truckers-to-shut-down.html

Here is another article on the subject:

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/1-million-truckers-protest-barack-obama-shutting-america-3-days-october/

Here is a Facebook page on the subject:

https://www.facebook.com/truckerstoshutdownamerica

For those out on the road at this time, a serious subject to consider.

I have been watching FB closely on this. It was nice to see Canada and Germany jump on the band wagon. Whether they will be able to pull it of or not, I can only speculate, I sure hope they pull it off. Country is overdue for a wake up call!

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Mental illness & driving

Hey that's great!

But what you need isn't for us to pray for your success. What you need is to prepare for your success by starting with our High Road Training Program and our Trucker's Career Guide. I don't know if you've read the career guide yet. If not, make sure you do. And I know you haven't started the training program yet so start on that immediately and make sure you get through at least 75% of it (preferably 100% of course) before you leave for training.

CR England's training is very fast paced. It's a tryout more than a school, as are most of the Company-Sponsored Schools. And that's not a bad thing as long as you understand the nature of it.

A lot of people show up to the company training programs completely unprepared and many have horrible attitudes. Only about 25% of your classmates from day 1 will ever make it out on the road with a trainer. Most will get sent home and will wind up on TheTruckersReport, RipoffReport, and other sites blasting the company for being the cause of their demise. Baloney. Show up there well prepared with our reading materials and our training materials. And show up prepared to face a really tough challenge. Plan on being one of the minority that make it through to being a successful driver.

And I would stop trying to get opinions from people on the Web about companies. They're junk. If you want to learn more about CR England, go to a truck stop and speak with some of their drivers while they're fueling or walking into the truck stop. They'll be more than happy to give you a few minutes of their time. Those are the people you want to hear from - the people who are out there working for the company right now and getting the job done successfully day in and day out.

one of the main reasons i was considering elsewhere was because a driver from this site says steer clear of them, because they try & force you to go OO. Says they have a huge suit against them for this, and that they tend to say they have no trucks so they can try to force this on you. I know that everyone's experience with the same company is going to be different, just don't want to go through all that, be in contract & be screwed. Would love to hear some good feed back on this company

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Sorry did not know how else to reach him, Hey Old school!

It was suggested in a PM that i reach out to a driver on here named Old school. Could you PM me please?

Posted:  10 years, 8 months ago

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Schooling Expereince at CR England

Ok So apprently these guys are not a good company, i have a PM going with a driver who has has a run in with them and they try to push u into OO saying they have no trucks available AFTER you have completed their course and signed the contract. OUCH

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