Profile For Adam J.

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    Waterville, ME

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    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Who is stuck in school with no CDL permit?

I am not in school, but I am getting cranky about it. I have been studying the High Road Training program here (great resource). My original plan was to start once my daughter graduated high school in 2017. Life happens and it was put off. I made up my mind before my birthday in Feb this year that it was going to happen. Started studying and reading. I planned on going in May after my pseudo-daughter graduated from college with her masters. Then BAM!!!! nope not gonna happen. Schneider is not holding the training program anymore. So much for Plan A. Plan- B Prime... a little longer training program so I am OK with that. I decided to hold off until end of June when the fiscal year ends so I get my bonus where I am now. Called BMV yesterday to ask a couple of questions. They are not sure when they will open back up and there is a wait list for CDL testing. I planned on starting the process with Prime in mid June with a plan to head out in mid July. I am not sure what will happen now as everything is still closed down. Just becomes a waiting game..... grrrrrr... I am so ready for change and get out of Mental Health work....

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Article By Kearsey - Do Driver Retention And Turnover Rates Matter?

Great article...I thought that was Rainy, and was wondering about the name change. Thanks for the good read.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Geocaching~!!

It does link to Geocaching app in that it tracks finds. With the c:geo app I can find any difficulty or terrain. I use both apps when I am out looking though. It is a stand alone app that is free. I am just a cheap person I guess.. :)

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Geocaching~!!

I use the Geocaching app. I also downloaded the app c:geo from the Google play store. The c:geo is free and the geocaching official app has limits on what type of caching you can do unless you pay.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Trip plan (check my math?)

Now keep in mind...I have yet to start. Although I am in the middle of the High Road Training Program (awesome so far) and plan to be heading out in May after a college gradation (pseudo-daughter is graduating with her Masters so I gotta be there) . Would it have been better to leave the original delivery time until you got closer? Just thinking if you hit traffic issues, construction, weather you would not have put your self in a position to cut it so close or risk being late. Once you are closer and know that time would not be such a major issue then check to see if the time can be moved up? Just a thought and for my own knowledge. I know everyone does things different and I understand not wanting to sit on a load if you don't need to.Thoughts??

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looks like Dutch Maid Logistics 3/2 or 3/9 works!

Oh my.....only one week though ? I think the pic should be the profile for at least a month. :)

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts go out to you and the family. Thank you for starting this thread, it has been an interesting read.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Pop quiz mostly for newbies

It looks like it is sitting low. Not much clearance. Is the load shifted? Perhaps something with the suspension? That would be my guess

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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What are some hobbies you do?

Gee.... I though I was the only one has done geocaching. I enjoy it as a way to kill time. Granted I am not on the road yet, but when I travel or work I am always looking for them. There is also another game called Munzee. I think you can Google it for more info.

Interesting. I don't remember this thread but it's a good idea.

Often my days are so busy there simply isn't time for a hobby. I eat, shower, harass y'all on TT for a bit, then get some sleep and prepare for the next day.

However, when time allows I really enjoy something called geocaching. You can Google it or go to geocaching.com to get more details, but basically it's an outdoors-based global scavenger hunt of sorts. It's totally free, though there is a premium version for $30 a year that gives you a few more features. But it isn't necessary.

There are literally millions of "caches" hidden worldwide in open public spaces. Some can be as simple as a paper log for you to sign. Others can be a box full of little trinkets or gifts that you swap for one of your own. Some can be within a hundred yards or so from where you sit right now at the truck stop. I'd almost bet there is.

The idea is to use your phone, tablet, or handheld GPS to search for and navigate to the cache locations. Once found, you simply sign the log and leave it right where it was for the next searcher. Then you log it online as found and move on to the next one.

There's no winning or losing in this hobby. Just some adventure and stealth, plus getting you outdoors to see places you may never have seen otherwise.

I urge anyone who likes adventure and exploration to look into it and give it a shot. It can be done by any age group and by someone of any activity level. Many caches are wheelchair accessible as well.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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This... I'm completely stunned. 2nd year in a row

Congrats. That is awesome news.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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The First Year Trap - Article By Rainy

I read this article when it was first published. I enjoyed re-reading it again and thanks for the update. I kind of figured he was not going to last long. I went off the radar for a time but I am now back (I had to take care of a ton of personal things and make some tough decisions about my future). I recently told a friend of mine that my out look is that when I go OTR my job is to get the load there on time (early if possible) not complain about things and most of all......doing it all safely. I have learned a lot about the "behind the scenes" stuff in being here. One thing that I have overlooked though.....getting to meet the office staff especially the dispatcher. When I plan to make the jump....I will for sure bring him a cup of coffee and sit down with them. It is easy to forget that communication is a huge key to being a success at what ever I chose to do.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Looking to getting into trucking and also an introduction

Good luck and welcome

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Companies That Hire with Automatic Restriction

I remember those. My dad had a '63 Valient with push button. I so wish he kept that car.

Anyone remember push button automatic transmissions? :)

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Is the school bus stuff really necessary?

I was wondering thw same thing, but was not sure. Thanks for clearing that up for me Rainy (I see you changed your pic)

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Keeping a level head

My thoughts go out to you and the entire family.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Time to buy a CB radio

Back years ago (1993 ish) I drove from CT to Wyoming and eventually back to CT. I had a cb for that trip and found it a huge help knowing what was coming up and planning my trip (even though I was only driving my car). Going through St. Louis at night I heard on the cb that gang iniation then was to drive with headlights off. When someone flashed you they wod turn and round and round and follow you u til you stopped. Once you stopped they would shoot you. Knowing that information from the cb I knew what not to do when I saw a car driving around with his lights off and kept on driving. I was not sure if it was true of just talk but I wasn't going to find out.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Getting rejected by a trucking company

I agree that it can be like a kid at Christmas, which is why I read things before I sign my life away. If just didn't dawn on my that my credit score may be an issue. That is one thing I will have to ask about. I know my credit stinks but going from a good job to nothing really hurt. I have been trying to dig out for years but it is a long road. Easy to fall behind, but hard to get caught up. I have read that you need to have goals and was and asked what my goals were. I answered simply: year one...survive....then added to be debt free by year 2 (if not sooner ). All I feel I need is that chance and know that it may not be with my first choice....or second choice. Heck it could be my 5th choice but it's the foot in the door that sometimes is hardest.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Getting rejected by a trucking company

I was going to ask what company you tried with. I have very poor credit (500-+) and never thought it would be an issue. Yes I have stuff in collections (all medical) but once I get on my feet again and make better money they will be paid off. I don't remember any of the possible companies I am working with has asked about my credit.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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My New(to me) truck!

Congratulations. Enjoy hometime. That didn't take long at all

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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A fun little exercise for the rookies.

That is a good eye. I didn't even see that

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Look at Google Maps to study and then call and if the allow entering of of W 8th? If so drive past, adjust, and back it in? Looks easiest and safest to someone like me that is not yest a driver.

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That used to be the truck entrance, however that gate is now blocked and inaccessible. Good eye though.

Keep em coming y'all.

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