Profile For Ryle

Ryle's Info

  • Location:
    Tyler, TX

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 4 months ago

Ryle's Bio

As a 13 year touring veteran in the entertainment industry, and an OTR Driver for 3 years following. I reluctantly, stepped away from the road to pursue a degree in network engineering. I sat in my office and watched trucks roll by, and wondered why i quit... I have always been a road dog and finally made the decision to go back to doing what i love.. I have missed the road and now i am taking the steps to get back out there (leave tomorrow in fact).....

“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”

Warren Buffet

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Legendary Update: My time is now..........

Grats man, youll do well, im at the Cali terminal due to truck repairs and maint. we are rolling hard around the clock making about 625miles a day average. first run was 1240 then another 2350 in the first 3.5days. Ill say this CRST has the miles,as long as the door stays closed and the wheels are rolling. you'll make money

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

Enjoy the thread, glad your doing good, im over here in OK city CRST , going through orientation, and i like seeing you are running hard. Congrats on first seat co-driver. I'm ready to get back out there and run hard myself glad your getting miles. be safe out there driver!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Just Another Trucker Training Diary?

I had BP issues back in May when i started, cut out the salt watched what i ate and took my meds, i was so nervous when i went in for my physical so i can relate. I passed mine with a 117/76, ill say a prayer for ya brother. You got this and hope your journeys are safe.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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My Journey back to Trucking and my experience so far for CRST

After coming back to the trucking industry after a 7 year hiatus i will share my experience so far...

**disclaimer** (i will do my best to give an unbiased opinion and just what i've experienced so far-and offer a little advice)

I decided to make my journey back too (re)obtaining my CDL in may of this year. After several months of deciding which company and which training program to go through i chose to go with CRST. I heard good and bad about many company's and decided CRST was what would work best for me. They only have a 10 month contract even though ill likely stay my year, to reach my goal of going local for Ryder doing Toyota runs. Crst sent me to Continental Truck driving school out of Dallas, TX. I took the greyhound and got to the hotel. I stayed at the Magnusun Hotel in Desoto Texas. This hotel has its good and bad, The staff was very friendly friendly and accommodating to most anything we needed. The main area of the hotel did not have AC working, but it was clean and the pool was maintained daily. The ice machine didn't work except on the first floor, but the staff always was ready to get some ice from the restaurant. The rooms were clean, and the rooms i stayed were always kept cool(68-72). The beds were comfortable, but the TV's were dish and a lot of channels didn't come in clear(food channel and comedy central were all i needed). They had a great all you can eat breakfast that was provided. Breakfast was scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, grits and fried potatoes. They had an omelet bar with all the fixings they made for you, a juice bar, pastries and excellent service. Over all the hotel was good and was a nice stay. They even gave us dinner on the 4th of July which was a nice treat while we studied.. They also have a shuttle to Wal-mart twice a day for whatever we needed(though times you would have to wait awhile to get picked up). Additionally they picked us up a couple times from a Chili's down the road. Continental school was not what i expected but small classes made up for the space. We started with 26 students ended with 5, if trucking was easy anyone could do it. The instructors were all exemplary and would do everything they could to help us succeed as long as we worked hard. Classroom time was fast paced and those who focused passed all permit tests first try. Those who didn't take it seriously didn't make it. (Btw do not spend your evenings drinking you will fail and WILL get kicked out of school and left finding your own way home).. Now we had it a bit rough on the range as they had a trailer that was remodeled and had AC, water, fridge, and a place to get out of the heat, but it was being moved till they day i left. So 108 degree heat index made it rough while waiting to practice backing. But trucking isnt for those who expect to be pampered. And those who arent focused on the bigger picture wont last. Even though it was hot we had a good time and were cheering each other on and giving each other a hard time when one of us screwed up, while laughing the whole time. the 5 of us who were focused on getting through all passed our CDL first try. All in all it was worth EVERY DAMN MINUTE and all the Ramein noodles we ate lol... Now i had to wait 2 weeks to show up to CRST training in Oklahoma due to my roommate passing away, but after all that was squared away took a greyhound. They have us put up in a nice Ramada with a hot breakfast and the first day is a lot of the standard paperwork and various tests. more to come later on this experience.....

***my personal opinion now ----Please don't turn this into a rant about a contract or any of that, you signed up and you are not an experienced truck driver till you put in the time. No other job will pay you what you can make till you do your time, at most jobs your first 6 months are conditional!!!!! Additionally you personal issues with alcohol or pot don't bother! i don't want to be on the road with you.. I unfortunately had to report my roommate here at the hotel for smoking weed in the bathroom which is stupid.. I know as a former/returned driver is....YOU PROTECT YOUR CDL NO MATTER WHAT......

More in a few days.....

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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IMPORTANT: Please pray for me.

Thanks, Brett, and millionmiler24, the highroad program has been invaluable..have blessed week and be safe out there

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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IMPORTANT: Please pray for me.

I corrected status, as a former driver i didnt differentiate the difference. sorry bout that. Yes i am starting from scratch since its been 7 years when i left UsExpress. Loved working for USexpress, running dedicated out of Chicago for those 2-3years. Try running North and South Dakota in middle of winter, and unloading trailer for Dollar Tree. This time i went with CRST,(im in Dallas classes Monday) May go back to USexpress after contract. But thats step5-6 and im on step 0.5

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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IMPORTANT: Please pray for me.

Im starting next week, after being off the road for 6 years. This is inspiring. praying i can get back in the groove. written part is comming back to me, hope driving does to. thanks and congrats

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