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Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Advice from a rookie...

Awesome advise! Thanks from a soon to be rookie driver!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Military Retiree Health Care on the Road, TriCare Prime Users!

Just wanted to share to my fellow military retirees who are truckers! I was actually a little worried about getting health care on the road, now I don't have to! I just got my CDL and will start driving soon. I will applying soon. Follow the link to read the story!

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/01/04/tricare-kills-urgent-care-referral-requirement-some-users.html

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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PASSED MY DMV CDL TEST!!

Holy crap was I nervous! Now time to start looking for a job! Thanks Brett for a wonderful web site you have here!

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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First Two Weeks of CDL School

Well, so far so good! Have the airbrake inspection down, entire tractor pre-trip down. A lot of information to take in , in a short amount of time. But I got this! The last 2 1/2 days was spent on straight line backing. I actually got this down pretty good. we would have been on off-set backing today but the instructor wanted to concentrate more on straight line backing with the other student today. It just gave me more time to refine my techniques better. The upcoming week we have off-set backing and parallel parking. Not looking forward to parallel parking a semi.! Also coming up for me are my DMV tests for HAZMAT, Tankers, and Doubles/triples. Later in the course I will also be getting my passenger (bus) endorsement as well. Might as well get what I can since I have the time to do it. I also have my TSA appointment for HAZMAT and TWIC Card Thursday afternoon. Busy week for me and a busier weekend studying for everything! Till next time.............

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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CBS News story on Trucker shortage.

Interesting news report and thought you guys may like..

https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/why-america-is-facing-a-shortage-of-truck-drivers/

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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We Want Videos For Our YouTube Channel!

Awesome, One stop shop for all the things that I have extensively searched for on the web. After a few months of personal delays to the start of CDL school, I am happy to say that I start CDL school Monday afternoon! Who knows, after I start my solo career, maybe i'll be a regular contributor ! This is by far one of the best forums on the web for the new guy. Thanks guys!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Passed CA DMV CDL tests!

YAY! Passed my CA DMV CDL permit tests! Can not wait to start school now!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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May Trucking

Hey Daniel, I to plan on working for May. I should be starting CDL school in a few weeks. My nephew works for them and he really likes them. Good home time, decent pay. And most important to him, his DM treats him very well. As a military retiree, I value a good manager/supervisor that treats their people well. Of course there are a lot more we talked about at family functions that would be to much to list here, I think you made the right choice. One thing I would say to research upon your employment with them is to ask a lot of questions about their flat rate pay for your first year of working with them. It just may be a better option than cpm pay until you start getting the miles under your belt. Good luck!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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It's finally here.

Well, that was a hell of a lot easier than I thought it would! Next time I won't be so wound up because I'll know what to expect. Only got a 1 year certificate because of the BP meds I am on. No big deal, so I have to go back in a year. At least I got the medical certificate! Next stop, CA DMV on the 29th for the permit!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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It's finally here.

After weeks of waiting my very first DOT Physical/Drug test is finally here this morning. I absolutely have no problems in passing, however I'm still nervous as hell. Wish me luck! BTW, it looks like I will be starting CDL school second week of September . Can't wait to get started!

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Affordable Trucking School in Bay Area

Try Academy of Truck Driving. Located at the old Oakland Army Base next door to the Port of Oakland. I will be starting school there in September. good luck!

http://acdltruckdriver.com

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Messed up for the Truck Drivers in Long Beach and LA Ports

I know I am new to this, but this is messed up!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pr/2017/06/16/usa-today-network-investigation-uncovers-enterprise-corruption-and-mistreatment-hundreds-truckers-us/102913362/

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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About to start CDL training

Think I've read hundreds of posts here, so here is my first question:

I start CDL training mid July and I've been doing a lot of research on what company would be a good starter company. I am strongly leaning towards May Trucking, partially because they have a drop yard about 60 miles away, just north of Sacramento. I also watched a large amount of youtube clips of a guy (Red Head Trucker) that used to work there and he seemed to really enjoy the company. He quit May because he wanted to stay home. Well I am single and I actually like long road trips. Ok, after that rambling, why do you guys think of May Trucking? Thanks !

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