Profile For Moe

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  • Location:
    Portland, OR

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 9 months ago

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New CDL holder running a regional NW solo route.

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Backing practice

May I try?

From my looking at the photo, I concur with Delco the best option would be a blind side back, coming south from the top of the photo. I would park on the right side of the road just short of the dock and then GOAL. I would also make sure the dock was free of debris, people etc and let receiver know I was ready to back in. Id be more in the middle of the road and begin my back making sure the trailer is angled toward the dock and proceed with backing. I would of course have to GOAL quite a few times, maybe a dozen. but I would take it slow. My thought is being more in the middle of the road might allow there to be space in the front of the truck swinging and avoid the fence?? Hard to tell exactly how much space there is just by a photograph.

Since I would be blind side backing, I know it would take me quite sometime -think 30 minutes or so to get it done, as i would be doing alot of GOALing. Is this a well traveled road too?

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Company holding me hostage

No company I have ever worked for inside or or outside of trucking ever put a gun to my head and said, you are stuck.

I'm trying to leave this company I'm with, yet they're refusing to route me to a terminal and I've been sitting in a truck stop for days. What do i do

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Dating OTR....

"I give two minutes for you and your valiant crew"...... (Commander Krug, STar Trek 3 , in the scenes leading up to Enterprise's destruction)

I figure when I have enough patience to tolerate a Dog, than I will consider dating. I've had some bad ones lol , my fault and theirs.

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Then again, Diver Driver looks like HE'd be a good find, too . . . LoL ~!!

Wish you the best, m'lady. You know what you want, and I love that aboutcha! That's the 'Joisey' in ya, for sure.

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Diver Driver is indeed a hottie...but also one of my best friends. And engaged. Lol

I had a "pervert" student who told me not to trust Diver cause he has perfect teeth. People are screwed up.

And Pack Rat has me waiting in line for a chance.

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Best company to get CDL with 4yr old dui

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Best bet is to use the link to apply for as many companies as possible, be prepared for alot of Nos. Most companies want 7 years and older. Best of luck.

I'm new and would like to know whom I can get started with.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Cancer Free

Results came in the clear, alot to be thankful as we approach the holidays. Mom has settled down too and moving back home has lifted her spirits it seems. It doesn't look like it was dementia, just plain old "I was not ready to give up my home and living independently" I did make her promise to agree to a home health aide/nurse to check on her once a week since I cant be there full time. She felt that was a good compromise given her bad shoulders and lungs. Things are on the mend it looks like. Thank you all for the well wishes.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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I'm Sick in bed. Company vs Lease

Sorry to hear you got ill. Speedy recovery!

Something people don't ask about with leasing is health care. Most don't have health insurance. so they have to pay tons of money if they get sick.

And check this out... .i just got strep throat and an ear infection. My truck needed to go into the shop. I got back to the terminal went to the Prime doctor for a $30 copay they did two tests and determined strep and ear infection. My prescriptions were $3.10 for both. They gave me a note out from work until Monday and because the truck is in the shop I got free hotel rooms for both me and my student. And I get breakdown pay for sitting here. So I am sick in bed and still making money.

If I was lease.... No insurance so probably $100 for doctor. No RX. So $74 for meds.... No free hotel rooms. $400 for 2 rooms. No breakdown pay, but I would have to pay the student $100 per day so $400. And I would be in the hole about $4000 in revenue ($1000 per day)... In addition to the $1250 of the lease/incidental payments.

So company.... I will probably come out to getting paid about $370 which does suck but I needed to rest and am not in the hole. Also....i made $3300 this week as a trainer running 5600 miles and $2800 last week. So I can deal.

Lease.... I would have been down about $6000 just for being sick then would have to run hard for 3 weeks to make that up and have money for me. Sounds like fun huh?

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Suspended License

In short, Yes a suspended license would mean you can not legally drive and would therefore affect your employment eligibility. A reinstated license would show on your MVR and most companies do not favor suspended licenses within 5 to 10 years, depending upon the company.

Hey guys... i could really use the help!! I just got my CDL 3 weeks ago and today i was applying for a job. The recruiter goes to check my MVR and see i have a citation. I didn’t make plans to be able to pay on it the following day because the suspension is supposed to take place the day after. I go in I pay on a citation that was made for my emissions on my car in my registration. I paid the citation and I was told that they would inform Pendot so that way they would be able to do away with the license suspension. However, PennDOT has informed me that this process typically takes four days and by the time they get to it my license may already be suspended. Will this stop me from getting jobs in the future? I’m really worried as I have never have a licenseBecome suspended before and I otherwise have no criminal background and I have never been in any accidents. Please help I’m worried

Posted:  1 month ago

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To Roadmaster in Millington,TN,I go!!!!!!!!!

Go read my diary, I had the same issue and had to relocate my license to WA state in order to get my CDL. Its sitting in my wallet now. Persevere.

As for me perosnally , I have a CEA ,cancer screening next week. I coukd use your good thoughts. This yeae has been rough for all of us.

Keep at it...

Moe

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Where ive been at whats been going on

Thank you Anne, I sure hope your situation improves as well. Though I have often wondered about how the state can gain custody of someone and not let them go home, truly scary to me.

I hope she can come home soon.

Still following you as always & as well, Moe.

I sure hope 2020 works out better for you (and MANY!) REAL soon.

Keep usn's posted; I'm sorry to hear that about your mom. We are going through similar w/ my M.I.L. and it's tough. County has custody and won't let her come home. Good? Bad? Who knows at this time.

Just wishing you well; keep the faith no matter.

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Where ive been at whats been going on

I hope so as well my friend, I hope so as well.

You've sure had one heck of a year Moe! Hang in there, let us know how it turns out. Good luck, I hope it turns out the best as possible for you and your family.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Where ive been at whats been going on

Hello guys and gals

I havent posted on here in quite some time and I wanted to bring folks up to speed with whats going on. After my first trucking job ended earlier this year, I became faced with some personal family and health challenges. My mother chose to check out of the independent living facility she enrolled in and is now back home, unfortunately her health challenges have gotten progressivley worse and we may be looking at further tests for her health and possibly onset of dementia.

We arent 100 percent on the demebtia but but she is showing some of the classic signs of it .

In addition, the digestive issues that I shared with you all earlier this year have returned and worse. I'll spare details, however my doctor is pulling me in tommorrow for an office visit to discuss my symptoms and order colon cancer screenings to rule that out. I am 44 years old this year and colon cancer is becoming more prevalent in my age group. Its a challenging time for my family and me personally all I ask is your thoughts and prayers (if you pray).

It goes without saying that I have had to put my re-entry into truckingo n hold temporarily in order to properly address these concerns.

It seems 2020 is the year of testing for the health of alot of us, my prayer is that we all end the year strong and recover for 2021 and rest of the year. I have read some posts and it seems a few of us are facing health related issues in 1 form or another.

I'll keep yall posted as to what happens. Ill say my first year in trucking has definitely NOT been what I expected or planned, but I plan to adapt and overcome. I got my CDL this year, first step down. Let's get over this bump!

Moe

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking landscape could look different after Nov. 3

Agree 100 percent, we will either show that we as a nation will tolerate the mob violence we see on the news each night or we want law,order and jobs.

This election is either, mobs or jobs. Period.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

You are right, it is after you get the cdl not prior. Had me doing research at 930pm haha, this is just Oregon, dunno about OH.

So if you have a CDL or CDP and get dui its a 1 year suspension, a second time gets a lifetime ban with the possibility of reinstatement after 10 years.

You can read the specific verbiage under major offenses just click the plus sign to expand the verbiage.

At any rate this will clearly show that OR is very serious about being under the influence while on duty as a professional driver.

Night yall, this old man needs rest. Bed time

https://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages/driverid/federal_cdl_reqs.aspx

I dont have the time at the moment to look into it more, but I believe in Ohio and Oregon the lifetime ban only applies of you get a DUI AFTER you already have a CDL. That's how it is in most states. Unless someone beats me to it I'll look into it a little later.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

Before you apply Id HIGHLY reccomend checking with your state's DMV first to see how they would handle the 2 DUIs and take things from there.

I'll leave expungement and all that stuff for lawyers and folks who have actually dealt with that kind of thing.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

In Oregon 2 DUIs is def a lifetime CDL ban, I am not sure how other states handle it. Some states are stricter than most (particularly West Coast and East coast states).

I would start by calling your state's DMV and discussing it with them FIRST. It would do you no good to apply for company training if your home state won't even issue you a CDL license. I am assuming that you already have your Class C license? If not than you will need to get that first and have a minimum of 1 year clean driving history before even thinking of upgrading to a CDL.

I am no lawyer and no expert, but given how old they are I would imagine things COULD work out for you, just understand that it may take some additional legwork on your part, so BE PATIENT and PERSEVERE if this is something you truly wish to do.

As for being a felon, there's alot if em happily driving truck, I know of at least 1 personally and it changed his life for the better, lot of companies will work with those and the fact that yours are almost 2 decades old looks better, we all make mistakes and as long as we learn from them, that is what counts. I am submitting some links for you to read

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Places hiring with CLass A permit only

Hi Erica

Check out the following, there are many companies out there that will hire and train you to help you get your license

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I live in Kentucky and I’m wondering if any places hire you if you only have a Class A permit and DoT medical card? If you happen to know anywhere in Kentucky or southern Indiana region please let me know.

Posted:  2 months ago

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To Roadmaster in Millington,TN,I go!!!!!!!!!

Best of luck!

Posted:  2 months ago

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Cell phone provider

Second Rob T, Verizon all the way. No matter where I go I always have signal...with few exceptions. Out in the sticks out west in Vernonia and Tillamook (live in Oregon, so its timber country out west on state hwy 26) it can get spotty for ALL the carriers,other than that I've never had any issues.

I pay 59 a month for unlimited everything as part of a home internet package.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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HATE dealing with people!!

Yea I second what Parrot said. If you can't handle people that much than this gig is probably not for you.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Schneider orientation monday

They have been around since I beleive the 1930s if I am not mistaken and are one of the larger North American carriers. My landlord went to their school in AZ and received excellent training. I also have yet to meet an unhappy Schneider driver, some have been with them their whole career. It really is finding out what works best for you and sticking with it.

I start orientation for schneider in west Memphis ar Monday Aug 17th just looking for some insight on it from other drivers

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