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    2 years, 4 months ago

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Bio

Trucker's wife, Trucker's life. (20 years and counting, for the 'wife' part, LoL~!) Drove w/ the hubby a few years back when he pulled for an O/O .. had the best 6 months of my life, LoL!

When the 2nd birdie leaves the nest (he's 15; atm..) I'll find my 'PLACE' in this world, w/ y'all~!!

Best wishes to all.

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Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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Flatbed Variety

And dang.. i quoted inside a quote, haha! SORRY~!!!

Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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Flatbed Variety

Wow, I wonder why Pat M. is no longer driving? Hmm. Yeah Turtle dived into the van division. Lol.

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Awesomeness, Victor / Jamie~!!!

I miss this thread, tbh. Pat (applesauce) is no longer driving, and Turtle went to the 'dark side' (haha!) I'll be counting on YOU to keep this thread alive, mi mano~!!!!

Best of luck in battle~!!!

Anne :)

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Doubt Brett would like it on here, so... I'll tell ya elsewhere. JUST DO YOU FOR NOW AND EVER, i'm so proud of ya, kiddo~! (If you need to adopt a mom, I'm available, haha!!)

Posted:  2 days ago

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Flatbed Variety

Awesomeness, Victor / Jamie~!!!

I miss this thread, tbh. Pat (applesauce) is no longer driving, and Turtle went to the 'dark side' (haha!) I'll be counting on YOU to keep this thread alive, mi mano~!!!!

Best of luck in battle~!!!

Anne :)

Posted:  2 days ago

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Trainer kicked me off the truck tonight!

I start my training at TMC next week. I am looking forward to to as it is a complete career change for me after 20years in the oil field. You may want to look take a look back at what your trainer may have perceived of you as a trainee. And what he may have expected from you. Truck driving is a very independent job where you are responsible for every thing that happens to the truck and it’s cargo. You brought up many examples of things that he was not doing and may have not been doing correctly. In my personal opinion you should have been up and doing he Pre-trip before he even started doing his. ( It would give you an opportunity to compare notes on anything you may have missed, and even if he did not do it as least you know it was done.) When you got the gash on the front tire that was a good catch on your part. But maybe the trainer was waiting to see if you would take responsibility and make sure the tire was fixed before heading out. ( there was a good possibility that he seen the split and felt that it was safe enough to travel on for a short time after his years of experience but with your inexperience you should have it repaired immediately.) While being irritated while you were practicing your backing skills. Did he just tell you it is time to practice your backing or did you ask him for time to practice because you knew it was a weak point that you need to work on. Because he may have seen that as a lack of initiative on your part if you knew that was a weakness in your skills and was not take a proactive approach to gain better skills and experience. As for securing your load where you getting prepared for the upcoming task of securing your load while you were being loaded or did he have to tell you. Your trainer forgetting his license should have been a good opportunity to get all the driving experience you could be simply saying since you forgot your license why don’t you let me do the driving. Because the way I see it you are both licensed CDL holders and both employees of the same company so you both are responsible for safe and legal operation of the truck. The reason I brought up these points are not to criticize you but to bring up some possible reasoning on why the trainer behaved like he did. You have to remember as a trainer he probably has had a lot of trainees that just want to say they are a truck driver and not truly put the effort into it. I have been on both sides of the fence in my 20 years in the oilfield of being a trainer and trainee. You need to realize that just because someone is a driver does not mean they are a good teacher. He may just be an old school driver and a hard a$$ from a different generation. But really does care about the people he trains and wants you see the whole picture and not just one aspect of the job of being a steering wheel holder. So maybe with your next trainer go with the attitude that you are a truck driver and take charge of you career and every opportunity to gain knowledge and use your knowledge you have gained to work as team with you trainer to make both of your jobs easier. But there is a possibility that the guy is just a a&&h@le and nothing you could have done would have been right. Good luck.

Welcome to TT, Darrell. Very informative post~!!! Would love for you to start a diary when you get on with TMC.... yay~!!!

TT.. is THE place to be.

Stay safe; Anne :)

Posted:  3 days, 23 hours ago

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I am uncomfortable taking an on-site sleep study-I already have 2 year medical card

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I also don't sleep on a bed, I have slept in a hammock for years and really don't sleep well on a bed anymore.

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How are you planning on accomplishing this on a semi? I have seen drivers string a hammock beneath a trailer before.

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ps: sorry.. you were right about the pics, @PackRat lol~! I almost bought one of these for the hubby for Xmas..still may, for his 2 hour layovers. Naps are nice for night drivers, ya know?

Posted:  4 days, 6 hours ago

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I could use some advice on going to a new company.

I am starting a new company on Monday. I am hoping to get some general advice on going into a company as an "experienced" driver. Just what kinds of things can I expect. Any help is appreciated!

I'm not a trucker (yet) but hubby is; we live in the Buckeye, as well. More information will help the seasoned vets and mods on here give you some stout advice, I believe.

IE: Are you going from an OTR company to local? (or the flip side of that?) Lateral move, just different name on the door? Vans to reefer, or flatbed?!?

When my husband made a 'lateral' (kinda) move from hauling asphalt to where he is now, (hauling boxes in boxes, no joke....) the new company sent him to Chicago for a few days' orientation, after having him report locally to the yard he's out of, and taking a few skills' tests. Upon passing, they bought him the plane ticket round trip, came back, and was assigned a truck. Easy Peasy.

Experience level matters; another guy that works w/husband had to ride with a trainer for a skosh.. he had only a few months' OTR experience, overall. YMMV.

Let these wonderful peeps on TT know more, and you'll get the info you are searching~!

Best of luck; Anne :)

Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Hauling the big stuff tonight 60+’

It's so well tarped it is invisible.

Was thinking the same, haha! Pix, @Jeremy? I envy y'all flatbed guys. Sure miss @Turtle and @Old School hasn't been around much with pics, either.

Look at the wonky load we (husband driving of course) were behind in Napoleon, Ohio a bit ago...in the 'office window' thread. OMG. What was wrong w/that load besides everything? No F/B experience here... in this household...but a spur in an off winter. Jersey Barriers/ Lennels (sp?) when we (he) pulled tanks. Story for another day. Don't haul ANY open deck not knowing wtf-2.gif

Pics are always appreciated~!!! ;)

Be safe, y'all.....

Anne, the aspiring one~~~!!!

ps: OKAY, PackRat.. ya got me. Had to include this...LoL~! ;)

It's so well tarped it is invisible.

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Posted:  5 days, 22 hours ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

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Congratulations Anne on posting a pic!!! You're going to be posting lots more now I'll bet.

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Here's the one I took today at the shipper, EP Minerals in Middleton, TN. I'm about 1/8 of a mile north of of the Mississippi state line. Muddy parking lot and 200 yard walk to the shipping office.

At least it's not snow/ice, LoL~~! ;) shocked.png

Posted:  6 days, 21 hours ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

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Omigosh; maybe I did it. Not a fun day...he sure got an 'escort' (about 4 OSHP's) to the nearest pen after this. You Open Deck guys, have fun with critiquing this.. a day I wish I stayed home..we sure did NOT fall in behind him. Real, unedited unshopped pic from our phone.

Somedays the office window isn't so pretty. All I had to share, sorry.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Trainer unsafe practices

Anyone here remember what happened to Doug? Can't post links but it's in the diaries. JRod called it. He's on the hook for the tuition, AND the non compete.

Actually felt sorry for that 'stand up' guy....

Posted:  1 week ago

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Trainer unsafe practices

You did the same thing with a topic you posted about the hearing test, then you were worried about the physical at CRST. Next, it was an inquiry about getting out of the contract at CRST. Now, it's a lousy trainer at CRST.

Have you encountered anything positive driving or at CRST? This is not the website for company bashing, subtle or otherwise.

Lots of drivers started their driving careers at CRST, myself included.

I know I'm nobody (not a trucker, just the 'wife') but I concur. O/P should read MillionMiler24's threads and posts. CRST got him LITERALLY out of despair and homelessness, and look at him now. I'd sure love to meet that guy, with his grit and determination.

Sure wish I could post links, dang me.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Opportunity or not?

Thanks for the advice. I guess I just needed confirmation that my spidey senses were right. I figured if yall could give me good reasons to do it I would consider it but astounding NO from all confirms my thoughts. Thanks.

Patrick (LDRSHP) went back to his ORIGINAL company, H.O. Wolding, after the 4 or so tractor gig didn't work out. My husband drove for USX, as well..not as long as Brett, however...then went on to FX/LH and hated teaming..and doubles. Year or so thereafter, found a 'local/intrastate' tanker gig, five power units, 5 tanks. Hauled asphalt (hot, not hazmat...) made great money for a couple years until the boss got a nasty divorce and the wife person got 4 tractors...boss was left with one, that BOSS runs. Think he lost the asphalt gig; we've seen him pulling flats with the sad, dented Petercar.

We were lucky, in that husband person found a great gig with almost 400 power units, and over 1000 trailers; dedicated. He will never entertain anything less than a larger company.

Best of luck to ya, Mikey. Glad you got your answers.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Fired from an accident

I wish I knew how to include links to other threads in TT, but I'm not that techie; just figured out how to update my avatar... (reminds me of our son chasing his daddy when he was a young'un, and daddy was leaving OTR.... again.) :'(

Anyway, look up "The Persian Conversion" 's diary of HIS rollover, and see how HE owned it. (and effectively KEPT his job....)

It's a great thread that all new (and not so new) drivers should read, IMHO. ^^^

Best of luck to you on your journey, O/P... no matter.

Anne :)

ps: We drive (well, my hubby drives, I sometimes ride) the two lanes here in Ohio on a daily. Gotta be not just ON your game, but ahead of it. Been driving local / intrastate for 5 years plus. OTR was easier on the interstates, imho.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Roehl GYCDL Training

Thanks guys, I'm excited to get started.

Best wishes to you, Andy; from a fellow Buckeye ~ !! Update your diary as you can, we are following, for sure.

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Anne (and hubby/driver Tom) :)

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Choosing A GPS System

Recently I got a company supplied garmin 780 that has our new blue tree elogs on it. I used it once, wasn't impressed, and haven't used it again. I'll stick with my Tomtom. And as far as blue tree goes.. I REALLY dislike that too.

Yes a Qualcomm will sometimes randomly reboot if its doing an update. I never had any trouble with omnitracs and I sure miss it.

Hi Susan, sure miss your input around here~! Gonna be needing you females' advice soon...coming up this year to try again, haha! (Youngest will be 16.. so we shall see.) Back to topic, HOW / WHY did you switch from Omnitracs to QC .. ?!? Company call??

Victor, hubby has an older RM and swears by it, but then again he's intrastate, and rarely has trouble with his QC anymore.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Dean of Mack's CDL Training Diary

Dean,

I wish you the BEST come Monday~!! Keep us posted, please. Many of us follow, just don't add much (because we 'dunno' what to say, haha!)

No matter what; have faith in YOU, and all the studies you've done on here. We all are pulling for you, for sure~!!

:) Anne :)

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Moe's CDL training diary

I also wanted to add, that no matter what. Y'all have my permission to point newbies to the forum toward my diary if it will help someone. Let the wisdom I have gained help someone make better more informed choices to have better success than I did.

Thanks.

Moe,

I have still been following; just haven't known what to say. I'm so sorry you've had to go through what you have, on the heels of what life had already thrown at you.

IMHO, the strength you will have gained through these ups and downs and perils, will just make you a stronger person when you DO get out there. Rob T. 's response was spot on; not more I can add.

The advice of the veterans on here, is spot on, as always. PLEASE keep updates coming, and hoping the best for you in the wake of the perils.

Anne

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Starting my new adventure

I leave tonight heading to Missoula Montana to attend training for Wilson Logistics. Excited to start training, just not looking forward to the 30+ hour bus ride...

Best of luck to you, Tony. I wish you all the best; have heard nothing but 'awesomeness' about the company you are embarking on / with. Keep us posted~! More people read than reply in TT, myself being one of them. Consider the 30'ot hours your rite of passage; some say if you can do THAT, you can do THIS, LoL~!

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Stay safe;

Anne :)

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Asking for prayers! REALLY need them.

I'm glad to hear you are still plugging along, Victor~!! Ten hours...wow!

Awaiting posts of your solo upgrade...(and truck~!!) good-luck.gif

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Brett,Pack,GT,Errol,OldSchool

I know I'm not on the 'title list' Moe, (Titleist...no I don't golf, haha!) but I just wanted to log in to wish you WELL, tomorrow. I've followed your posts/diaries throughout this venture, and I wish you nothing but the best. I believe you have the wherewithal of the spirit and abilities, to do this.

Best Wishes~!!!!!!good-luck.gif

Anne :)

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