Profile For Marty G.

Marty G.'s Info

  • Location:
    Garland, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 5 months ago

Marty G.'s Bio

I'm a 31 yr old, with ambition and am currently studying to prepare for trucking school, not to sure where i want to go yet but im definitely looking into it.

I finally made the decision to pursue Trucking as a career for two reasons. The first reason (and most important) is because i have 2 boys, and living paycheck to paycheck just isnt cutting it. The Skills i do have are extremely undervalued and under paid so it is time for a change. The second reason i am pursuing a career in Trucking, is because it really is something ive really wanted to do since i was a kid. I remember watching my father pull up on the side of the road and backing into our drive way with his solid red Freightliner. I was fascinated by all kinds of trucks, every make and model. Cab-Over Freightliners, Long nosed Pieterbilts, Kenworth cement trucks all of them. So thats my story so far, in the next few months ill continue studying anything and everything i can to ensure that ill be out on the open road with you folks.

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Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Passed my qualification tests today!

Congrats to you sir, good luck out there.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Scaling A Flatbed Load

Thank you guys for the quick response. I for sure need to pick one of these up prior to starting school.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Scaling A Flatbed Load

Thats crazy...is there a book out there that has the info about the different laws and requirements of weight distribution per state? Or is there a site that would make this info readily available?

Posted:  6 years ago

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How I Poisoned a Terminal Rat

Thats was an interesting post there Old School, i have received similar advice just talking to Drivers of all types at the TAs and the Loves around here in San Antonio not many drivers gave me this type of advice, but the few that did really seemed to be arrogant, like the lady you speak of. Seems like it can kill a newbie drivers career before it even starts by giving putting them on the wrong mindset..

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Leave Tomorrow

Good luck Chuck.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Article By Old School: Do I Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Truck Driver?

That's a good read there Old School, thanks alot.

Everything i find on this site is extrememly useful, and i appreciate the time you guys take to make all this information and all of your experiences available. Before i discovered this site from the google search engine, my father was the only information i had about trucking but his time of driving was at least 25 years back so he had very limited knowledge of todays trucking so of course i had to look into other sources, which led me here.

Thanks again guys and gals i appreciate your time and effort here.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Flatbed Physical Tests..

Nice CT. Did you have to buy chains,straps and such or are they issued to your equipment.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Flatbed Physical Tests..

Thanks for the info CT. Are you a OTR flatbedder or a Regional?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Flatbed Physical Tests..

Thanks again guys, i appreciate the feedback and Old School, it is the physical aspect of flatbedding that has me interested in it. The "duck walk" is an excercise that i am familiar with doing, had to do it quite a few times while in physical therapy, but as long as im not carrying more than 40lbs during this exercise i should he fine. Another reason why im going with flatbedding is because i am limited to which schools actually approved my application with CDL training. Which are really only two of them.

CFI and Maverick.

TMC, Prime, Miliis transfer Swift snd Stevens were all a no go. Celadon and PAM transport have forced team driving which im not interested in at all. Roehl, CRST and Jim Palmer only offer OTR until a fixed period of time. I have 2 young sons, i dont want to stay away from them for too long.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Flatbed Physical Tests..

Thanks guys a appreciate it, the School i will be leaving for is Maverick, sometime in the middle of April. I kinda figured they would do cardio tests for endurance and blood pressure, that really wont be a problem for me, i was more concerned about the physical part of the testing, I was medically discharged from the military after tearing both my Achillies tendons, so i was kind of concerned for possible re-injury.

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