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    Trucker's Wife's Place, OH

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    Considering A Career

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    4 years, 1 month ago

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Bio

Trucker's wife, Trucker's life~!

20 years and counting...^^^^

God bless, be safe, y'all~!! :)

Facebook by request..easy to find!

Amery2umom@gmail.com via email; just put TruckingTruth in the subject!

ps: That's me and 'Truck Driver Tom' in the avatar. (And yes, that IS the title of a Children's Book!)

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Posted:  1 hour, 15 minutes ago

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Question for those that do lease purchase

Say you lease purchase a truck and get a percentage of the load, is it customary for the company to also take their cut from you detention pay and or fuel surcharge or do you get 100% on those?

Do we even 'know' anyone on TT that DOES L/P nowadays?? I'm thinking. Many are long departed. Charlie Mac, Thull, can't think of 'em all. Good ole'boys. I kept in touch for awhile elsewhere; neither are.

~ Anne ~

ps: Speaking of 'percentage pay...' ie: Maverick, has (or did) have % pay for drivers, by choice . . . do THEY split that 'accessorial pay' .. according to their % agreement with the company?!?!? Hmm... INTERESTING.

Great topic, Mikey B. (IMHO!)

Posted:  5 hours, 42 minutes ago

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Hiring with accident on record

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Had a DOT recordable accident on record. Was marked as preventable since both my truck and the other vehicle were towed. Accident was over a year ago. Any one know a good company that's hiring? 2.5yrs experience, reefer, otr.

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Hay, Kreven;

Might have a suggestion or 2, depending on your location. Was this in your PV? Can't tell since you state 'truck.' Unless I missed it, LoL....!

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

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No it was in the tractor-trailer, I'm open to any suggestions though.

Kreven,

Again, NO location, haha! Oh well... here goes, with what 'I've' got ~~~~~

Anyway, look into DML (Dutch Maid Logistics) here in Willard, Ohio. They DO pull reefer, not sure if you are in their hiring area. Mention this site, Trucking Truth, if/when you DO call, and try to speak to Allison or Sam, if possible. They are a mid size company, family owned, ... very decent place. We deliver (well, my husband and I riding along...) to Pepperidge Farms, right next door. Decent operation, for sure.

I'm trying to get them endorsed ON here, myself, haha! I've sent a few folks.....they know us!

They ARE a training company, and depending on how LONG you've been off the road, that may be a 'GOOD' thing... for you.

Let us know; Western Express is ALWAYS a great 2nd chance/choice, as O/S mentioned, besides C's list etc...as mentioned above, as well.

Old School got his START with Western Express; read some of his stuff from a long time back... AND HIS BLOGS, ETC!!!!! :)

Best to ya!

~ Anne ~

PS: On a last note; did you fill THIS out??? Couldn't hurt; BE honest, tho! Apply For Paid CDL Training

Posted:  6 hours, 9 minutes ago

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My Trucking Journey from the beginning

For some crazy reason I want to call you Bora Bora. Strange

Just wanted to comment on your comment about owner/operator in a few years. The best time for a company driver to become an O/O is NEVER (with rare exceptions)

Yeah, Where's PJ ?????? Spoke with him a week or 2 back... it's CRAZY. LOOK AT THE PORTS! No'tank'ya!

(Oh yeah, ^^^ too busy chasing rates around...probably!!) sorry.gif

~ A & T ~

Bora, MOST WELCOME!!!! Anytime.

ps: Who's / what's 'bora bora' anyway????? I kind of thought of 'Dora the Explorer' myself... (and Boots, of course! .. and the BackPack!)

Posted:  7 hours, 35 minutes ago

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Hiring with accident on record

Had a DOT recordable accident on record. Was marked as preventable since both my truck and the other vehicle were towed. Accident was over a year ago. Any one know a good company that's hiring? 2.5yrs experience, reefer, otr.

Hay, Kreven;

Might have a suggestion or 2, depending on your location. Was this in your PV? Can't tell since you state 'truck.' Unless I missed it, LoL....!

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  12 hours, 15 minutes ago

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NC Truck Driver Training School

Sorry guys, bad news. I had to miss class last weekend because I was really sick. Unfortunately, missing those hours combined with also having to miss hours this past Friday and Saturday due to a work emergency, I'm over the limit of hours I can miss. It sucks, but I'm going to try again next semester. May even look into some training somewhere else. Not really sure yet. But I haven't given up! Just a temporary roadblock!

Thanks to everyone who was following along and helping out. I'll be back!

Awh, dangit Derrick !!!

So sorry to hear. Maybe somehow you could work in Paid CDL Training Programs in the future; it might have happened for a reason!!!!

I sure wish you the best; don't be a stranger up in these parts, good sir!!!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  12 hours, 33 minutes ago

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My Trucking Journey from the beginning

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Started for the new training week. I am really looking forward to finish the training and get my own truck. Today was a good day though , I had my first arm pump from a kid . I am so happy ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Congrats, for sure.

Arm/air pumps are great!!

Werner is doing some WalMart dedicated in 'our' area, jsyk...my husband gets an email 1x a week..LoL.

Here's PapaPig's diary, as I'd mentioned; in case you didn't find it: Papa Pig's Werner Diary

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~ (&Tom)

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Thank you so much! I actually want to move Florida and do Walmart account. Would you be able to give me some information about the Walmart account?

Thank you for sharing Papa Pigs diary. I read it all and following him ๐Ÿ˜Š

Best Regards

Howdy again, Bora!!!

I'm not sure I could be of any help regarding a Florida Walmart/Werner account; I'm here in Ohio to stay, now. We get 'offers' via Email for that account 'here,' (in Ohio,) but my guy is on a regional/intrastate gig, hauling paper/cardboard products for Int'l Paper, so he's not looking to change.

I'm sure once you finish your training, you can discuss those accounts with your DM/Fleet Manager(s.) I'd ask, if I were you!! Our guys on here hauling WalMart dedicated routes (ie: PackRat drives for Crete on a WalMart dedicated based out of Cheyenne or thereabouts) are VERY happy; Turtle drives for WMPF, now...after starting with Prime flatbed division a few years back. WalMart IS a great gig, if you can get it.

Wish you the best; still following!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  1 day, 10 hours ago

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Stickers

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Andrey,

While 'perusing' Amazon tonight, I searched for 'Tractor Trailer Stickers & Magnets' and they have a slew, too!

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Thank you, Anne! I probably didn't make myself clear enough - I am not shopping, I am interested to see real stickers on real trucks, something like Mikey B. posted.

LoL...oops, sorry!!

Like this?!?

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Posted:  2 days, 1 hour ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

There's opportunity out there if you look for it.

Those of us that await to, sure appreciate your sharings!!! ALL y'all's !!!!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  2 days, 1 hour ago

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Stickers

Andrey,

While 'perusing' Amazon tonight, I searched for 'Tractor Trailer Stickers & Magnets' and they have a slew, too!

As does Etsy, and Redbubble (website) .... :) Brett's BOOK is on Etsy again, BTW!! I already HAVE a hard copy; just for anyone, wondering.

~ Anne ~

ps: LOVE this one, from Redbubble .... Might buy it for a friend; idk if the company would approve, though!!

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Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

Thanks everyone. I'll talk to some recruiters for paid-CDL training companies and not go the school route. If I can't get any of the paid training companies to hire me, I think I should take a different path.

You're welcome, and we think so, too.

Best of luck on your CDLP, and your DoT Physical!

Stop back & let us know, when you can.

~ Anne ~

ps: Did you study this, here? It's awesome; failsafe if you study it. Best wishes ! Having a permit WILL help you with many of these paid training companies.

Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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Stickers

It has been always interesting for me to see what kind of stickers drivers put on their trucks - religious, political, wise, stupid, after all it always tells a lot about a person behind a wheel.

Sikh people like quotes from their leaders. This is what I saw last week at a Pilot on I-80 in Ohio.

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And here is my magnet. In a loose translation from Russian in means "you will make it farther if you drive slower."

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I wonder if there is somewhere a collection of pictures with such stickers? I am not banned on Google, just cannot find it.

Look on Pinterest. Awesome sayings, slogans, stickers;

Almost ALL WITH a source of origin/availability.

~ Anne ~

Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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It's official!

Congrats to the NINES, Mark O. !!!

As a 35 year 'restauranteur' myself .. of the same age, MAN, I can feel your excitement! (I've gotta wait until January the earliest, myself.)

I'm following!!!

Best TO you!!!

~ Anne ~

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Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

Personally,

I would apply here: Apply For Paid CDL Training with FULL disclosure, and see who (if anyone) bites. It'll give you a 'bird's eye view' as to what you may be up against.

You aren't OBLIGATED to any paid training that may be interested in you, but it'd let you test the waters, per se.

That's just IMHO, Sam.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  4 days, 4 hours ago

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Wilson Logistics training for a new driver

Boy do I have a lot to update!

Spent 2 weeks with my trainer. Great guy. Fellow Texan. Great golfer! Taught me quite a bit then rerouted to MO for a few days to practice backing before my test. After much stress, worry and prayers I passed! My trainer and I are headed back to TN to the dmv to get my new cdl then two months or 30,000 miles otr ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Major KUDOS, man!!

Getting a great trainer is sometimes like winning the lottery. Happy as HECKA for ya!

Great diary, as well. . . many of us are following!!!

Best wishes, onward!

~ Anne & Tom ~

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Posted:  5 days ago

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Sweet Express... Anyone know of them?

According to that screenshot itโ€™s 808 inspections and looks like theyโ€™re below the National average for violations so looks all right to me

Yeppers!! #'s look good, tbh !

~ Anne & Tom ~

Posted:  5 days ago

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Sweet Express... Anyone know of them?

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According to that screenshot itโ€™s 808 inspections and looks like theyโ€™re below the National average for violations so looks all right to me

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Awesome. Sounds good. Being a CDL grad with no experience, I don't want to end up with a company that really doesn't care about safety. I have read posts of people dealing with nightmare situations where an office person is pushing a driver to do something the driver doesn't feel is safe. So, when the other poster mentioned that many violations, visions of such scenarios creeped into my mind.

Say "390.6" ... as needed. Under your breath, or out loud. FMCSA / coercion. Look it up; TT wouldn't accommodate the link, sorry!

Pretty sure YOU got the green book handy, eh?!?!? ;)

~ Anne ~

Posted:  5 days ago

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1 year+ removed from CDL school

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Kerry;

Any contact with DML? (Dutch Maid?) I'm almost sure they'd take you on.

Not sure how far you are from Ohio, nor exactly how much (if any) experience you have, but Garner (in Findlay, OH) is a heckuva company..been in the Top10 Fleets for 5 plus years. You might be too 'green' for them, but .. wouldn't hurt to try.

Same with MAST, here in Ohio.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Put your darn location in your profile; helps us help YOU better w/o searching old posts, LoL!

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Trying to see how to change profile info, and it seems to be eluding me. Maybe you can help me out with that?

Click on 'my profile' when you log in. . . . and just add or edit any fields! Easy peasy! :)

~ Anne ~

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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My dog was hit by a car

Mikey, I'm SO sorry about your puppers.

We have a pittie, too.

Your girl is beautiful! We spent $400 a couple years ago, when some idiot hunter on OUR private property, grazed our Roo's hindquarters with a .223 round. It was AWFUL.

I hope and pray for her quick recovery, good sir.

~ Anne ~

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Posted:  5 days, 6 hours ago

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1 year+ removed from CDL school

Kerry;

Any contact with DML? (Dutch Maid?) I'm almost sure they'd take you on.

Not sure how far you are from Ohio, nor exactly how much (if any) experience you have, but Garner (in Findlay, OH) is a heckuva company..been in the Top10 Fleets for 5 plus years. You might be too 'green' for them, but .. wouldn't hurt to try.

Same with MAST, here in Ohio.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Put your darn location in your profile; helps us help YOU better w/o searching old posts, LoL!

Posted:  6 days, 3 hours ago

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My Trucking Journey from the beginning

Started for the new training week. I am really looking forward to finish the training and get my own truck. Today was a good day though , I had my first arm pump from a kid . I am so happy ๐Ÿ˜Š

Congrats, for sure.

Arm/air pumps are great!!

Werner is doing some WalMart dedicated in 'our' area, jsyk...my husband gets an email 1x a week..LoL.

Here's PapaPig's diary, as I'd mentioned; in case you didn't find it: Papa Pig's Werner Diary

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~ (&Tom)

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