Profile For Moe

Moe's Info

  • Location:
    Portland, OR

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

  • Social Link:
    Moe On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 4 months ago

Moe's Bio

In CDL school determined to get my CDL. I play World of Warcraft and love to shoot guns and cook. If any of those appeal to you let me know we can chat about it, Moe#1522 is my blizzard games id.

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Endorsements questiom

Thank you all, I decided I am going to use the downtime and get them done. I am going out for my TWIC next week. I already have my passport (got that in 2017).

WA state DOL offices are closed , there is one working by appointment only for CDL matters, so I m checking that out and restudying the endorsement stuff.

Stay safe out there yall.

Posted:  1 week ago

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CFI as a rehire. Here I come.

Congrats!!! I know this has been a long road for you to get back into the seat.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Endorsements questiom

Since I just got my CDL yesterday, I am wondering if I should use this time in between gigs and just get my endorsements out of the way? Haz, tank double and triple? Money is not really a concern, I have some IRA funds I got out penalty free ala the CARE stimulus. I'm really thinking I should do this NOW while I have the time?

What say you all?

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Advice for staying happy on the road.

This is all great advice and now that I have my CDL, i need to take my health and wellbeing ALOT more seriously. I need to lose about 80 more pounds personally and quit smoking. The little things add up. I can weight like nothing in a short period of time eating trucker stop food.

I personally like to homecan meat and put that up for leaner times. Already have an instant pot and microwave.

Excercise is my bane.

I like video gaming to relieve stress so might bring my switch with me for the dow time.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Got mu CDL in WA state today!!!

Hey Rob,

I am going to keep it simple and pull dry van freight starting out, I have some leads I am going to follow up on in the next week from some friends I have made in trucking. I also plan to look at SWIFT, CR etc. But FIRST, I am taking this week to do some fishing with my brother and nephew and just relax, this has been a long 8 months. Trucking will always be here and I want to build some memories this week with my family before I go OTR

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Way to stick with it and overcome the challenges you faced getting it. Have you thought about who you'd like to drive for or what type of freight?

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Got mu CDL in WA state today!!!

Thank you all, I logged in today and never seen so many dancing Bananas in my life! A sight to behold. I just paid the 115 activation fee to WA state about 30 minutes ago, feels surreal, surreal but good. Glad to have conquered this phase of my life for sure. I was going to update my diary as well too to reflect my success, probably not today as I have other things going on , but soon. Thank you to all who took the time to respond and post your congrats, this has been a hard fought and earned victory. Many months of laying it at the feet of my God and looking inward to conquer what was holding me back.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Got mu CDL in WA state today!!!

Hey all, I know I have been a regular on here for a while. Many of you know the hardships I have faced and demons i ha e had to conquer. Today, i conquered the demons of fear and nerves and passed the WA state exam. I only needed 1 pull up on the 90 (if you read my diary you'll know that I failed that 5 times)

I had a successful drive and I am excited for the next steps. I've already got some job leads too.

Thank you all for the support and words of truth when I needed to hear them.

I am also fully aware that this is just the first step, there is still alot of learning to do and I am open for the challenge!

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Here's A Funny Story

That's a cute story, kids are awesome. I'm just wondering what a Hydro Aluminum Extrusion is tho...lol....sounds sci fi ish lol

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Is it a good time to start trucking right now, with the whole corona thing happening?

That's what I was trying to ascertain last night too.

Frankly and I may get into a bit of trouble saying this and possibly banned. Brett, I feel like you have taken to singling me out, putting me on the spot and discrediting everything I say. Maybe it's just a difference in views on your part and I will respect your views and your opposing opinions. What I do not appreciate is the tone and manner with which you choose to convey those.

I remember reading toward the end of last year and beginning of this year, that one of your goals for 2020 was to make this forum a more positive place and less shall we say edgy compared to what it has historically been. I feel like tou have walked back on that a bit, perhaps it's just with me.

Maybe I am reading into things too much, overthinking , maybe even I am wrong and need to learn how do communicate myself better and if that is the case, could I humbly ask other members of the forums especially seasoned moderators to point that out to me and how I might communicate better?

I never want to discourage anyone from pursuing any goal in life , be it trucking, golfing, health and fitness goals etc whatever.

Brett, do you have something against ME personally? Have I done something to offend or rub you off the wrong way?

If I have I apologize man, would just appreciate you explaining to me privately what I have done and I'll own it, whatever it is.

I'd be even open to giving you my personal email or contact info if you would like to reach out to me privately.

Thank you

Moe

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Moe, the major carriers are all going strong and still hiring in a big way. I understand you're panicked about all this, but we don't agree with your position. Please stop telling people to avoid trucking.

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Wait until Corona passes, trucking will always be here. Most DMV offices are considered nonessential and are closed to observe the CDC guidelines, out here in Oregon they are even giving grace periods to folks with expired tags. Itll all work out.

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Brett, I'm cornfuzzled. Nowhere in Moe's post do I see where he said anything about to not go into trucking. He did say trucking will always be here and that most DMVs are closed and many of them are or are limiting business hours and what they are doing. What am I missing in his post?

Laura

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Is it a good time to start trucking right now, with the whole corona thing happening?

Sorry Brett, I dont mean to hijack your website or anything, truly I dont. In case you missed any of my previous post my own family (brother and his family) had a COVID scare when he tested positive and my nephew is asthmatic so there was real concern for him.

Maybe the scare we had in our family has hijacked my thinking a bit much I dont knoe

I also didnt imply that the OP shouldn't go for trucking never did, just maybe wait a bit was all.

Have a good day Brett

Moe, the major carriers are all going strong and still hiring in a big way. I understand you're panicked about all this, but we don't agree with your position. Please stop telling people to avoid trucking. You can do so privately if you like, but not here. There is no reason for people to avoid trucking. They desperately need jobs. Tens of millions of Americans have suffered layoffs in the past few weeks and trucking has a lot of work available. So our position is to encourage people to get their career going now if they can find an opportunity.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Is it a good time to start trucking right now, with the whole corona thing happening?

Wait until Corona passes, trucking will always be here. Most DMV offices are considered nonessential and are closed to observe the CDC guidelines, out here in Oregon they are even giving grace periods to folks with expired tags. Itll all work out.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

A bit yes. I have heard so much crazy chit these days, people talking about national lockdowns, gun confiscation, new global governments, crazy stuff old school.

Stay safe out there..... I dont buy the nwo government stuff, a very bad virus caused by human stupidity and lower cleanliness standards yes absolutely.

Will we see blue UN hats going door to door rearranging American life? highly unlikely.

Night out there

Has anyone noticed how the person who started this conversation by exhorting us to escape to the woods and build a lean to so we could avoid the insanity, is now fanning those very flames of insanity with rhetoric, and then calling it truth and facts?

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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My family has the Wu-flu, confessions getting stuff off my chest.

Thank you Marc , I appreciate the kind words. I am also happy to see that you finally got your break into trucking and are truck truck trucking along.

Stay safe and healthy out there bud.

Hugs and Prayers!

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

I dont see this as just the flu, it's something else entirely. Flu doesnt spread this fast and kill this amount of people ina short amount of time.

Regular flu doesnt mutate from bats to humans either.

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I'm sure there is a statistician's view, and a trucker's view....either or / neither nor .... et al.

Could we JUST get back to ... TRUCKING ...... truth?!?!?

Anne ~

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Excellent Idea!

I've volunteered to not take loads this week. Let the guys/gals that need them to support their families take them.

However, reportedly, my carrier is down about 2/3'rds of its normal weekly loads. We service restaurants (among many other things) so this isn't too surprising.

They are telling us 2 weeks before things start to return to normal. Not sure this will pan out. Any other thoughts on this?

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Tomorrow will be boring

Hang in there bubba, like you said could always be worse. My brother popped positive for the COVID bug and we are awaiting the hear bout my nephew and his wife...

Been an interesting year this year....

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Things must be slowing down in the grocery department? I think panic buying is over so hopefully things return to normal.

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before the panic shopping started we had too many drivers almost every day. We had about 2 weeks of crazy shopping. I have about 10 drivers below me and due to the amount of loads going out I had about 30-40 routes to pick from most days. Now that things have settled down we're back to too many drivers. When I was hired I was told this would be normal for this time of year so I'm not concerned about layoffs. Plus they continue to open more stores as well as expanding in the gas stations/convenience stores sector. Come summer time they need extra help nearly every day due to most people using all their vacation time. I'm thankful we're not forced to take a day off like many companies including the other 2 DC's.

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Bring your ear buds and listen to your favorite tunes. Day will be over in no time

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I'm hoping so. I remember my days working in the dark, depressing warehouses and other than the days the weather has been extremely bad I don't miss it one bitsmile.gif

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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My family has the Wu-flu, confessions getting stuff off my chest.

Thank you Anne! Always appreciate your kind words!

Prayers lifted up for you and your family, Moe. Special 'Kid Love' ones for Anthony.

Anne~

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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My family has the Wu-flu, confessions getting stuff off my chest.

Brother, my prayers are with you as well, I sincerely hope that it is not the Wu flu, COVID etc. I will also pray for your in laws. Yes this stuff is truly scary. A friend of mine is an er nurse in New Orelans, they are deciding this week who lives and who does not, some folks as young as 17 or 18.

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Brother popped plus for COVID19, we are still awaiting results for my nephew and sister in law. Since my sister in law is a nurse she is on mandatory isolation since he popped plus. Also 12 ER nurses at our local OHSU hospital all popped plus for this stuff...story here, it has really hit our front line medical staff.

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/12-ohsu-staff-test-positive-for-coronavirus-more-tests-pending/283-03c1e7c6-1413-4e42-9383-8558c477ac61

About the only thing I get to do is pray for my family and drop groceries off at the front door and text saying "Dropped off, love yah". I cant even give a hug, go in and say hi or enjoy a meal with my loved ones.

Now the personal is out of the way, I need to get chit off my chest and be real.

I am ticked off at our politicians and the fiscal , economic policy of the last several decades that fostered a dependency on China for so much of what we need. I have seen my generations economic opportunities being sold for pennies on the dollar to everyone but American citizens and now this? My nephew is asthmatic, he is also only 9 years old- COVID could be deadly for him. I sincerely hope this lights a fire in the American people to push for bringing jobs , opportunity and unity back to America. I am tired of seeing our population suffer and endure in the ways we have only because previous generations wanted to save a buck and ship it overseas and because we have career congressmen who keep getting voted in by the same stupid (pardon me) populace who keeps devouring cheaper Chinese goods like an addict in a crack house (I realize that was gritty, its the only way i can describe it).

In the late 90s, myself and several others were laid off from a job as part of a "work force restructure" as I believe it was called or something like that. Turns out it was really a front to allow the company to bring in Chinese workers to be trained to do our jobs for less and then go back to China.

All of this, feels like the ultimate slap in the face , the salt in the wound. Experiencing that , plus years of lost opportunity economic and otherwise, now my family's health...I am over it and I am not going to be PC about it either.

Bring the jobs back, let America do it ourselves, we will be better off and healthier.

I just needed to get all of that out - the good news is my brother's fever broke and his symptoms lessen day by day. So if this cycles through the family they should be cleared in about a month. The only thing that concerns me is my nephews asthma, if anyone were to have to get admitted to the hospital, I could see it being him.

Please pray for him, his name is Anthony and he is a bundle of joy and love, love that kid.

Thanks guys

Moe

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Prayers for your loved ones during this very scary time... Praying your nephew with asthma is especially strong... I was just tested today for COVID, awaiting results, 72 hours! I’m relatively healthy, but was around nlaws this weekend who are more susceptible, praying I’m just down with a cold... Scary stuff...

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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My family has the Wu-flu, confessions getting stuff off my chest.

Brother popped plus for COVID19, we are still awaiting results for my nephew and sister in law. Since my sister in law is a nurse she is on mandatory isolation since he popped plus. Also 12 ER nurses at our local OHSU hospital all popped plus for this stuff...story here, it has really hit our front line medical staff.

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/12-ohsu-staff-test-positive-for-coronavirus-more-tests-pending/283-03c1e7c6-1413-4e42-9383-8558c477ac61

About the only thing I get to do is pray for my family and drop groceries off at the front door and text saying "Dropped off, love yah". I cant even give a hug, go in and say hi or enjoy a meal with my loved ones.

Now the personal is out of the way, I need to get chit off my chest and be real.

I am ticked off at our politicians and the fiscal , economic policy of the last several decades that fostered a dependency on China for so much of what we need. I have seen my generations economic opportunities being sold for pennies on the dollar to everyone but American citizens and now this? My nephew is asthmatic, he is also only 9 years old- COVID could be deadly for him. I sincerely hope this lights a fire in the American people to push for bringing jobs , opportunity and unity back to America. I am tired of seeing our population suffer and endure in the ways we have only because previous generations wanted to save a buck and ship it overseas and because we have career congressmen who keep getting voted in by the same stupid (pardon me) populace who keeps devouring cheaper Chinese goods like an addict in a crack house (I realize that was gritty, its the only way i can describe it).

In the late 90s, myself and several others were laid off from a job as part of a "work force restructure" as I believe it was called or something like that. Turns out it was really a front to allow the company to bring in Chinese workers to be trained to do our jobs for less and then go back to China.

All of this, feels like the ultimate slap in the face , the salt in the wound. Experiencing that , plus years of lost opportunity economic and otherwise, now my family's health...I am over it and I am not going to be PC about it either.

Bring the jobs back, let America do it ourselves, we will be better off and healthier.

I just needed to get all of that out - the good news is my brother's fever broke and his symptoms lessen day by day. So if this cycles through the family they should be cleared in about a month. The only thing that concerns me is my nephews asthma, if anyone were to have to get admitted to the hospital, I could see it being him.

Please pray for him, his name is Anthony and he is a bundle of joy and love, love that kid.

Thanks guys

Moe

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Praying for all you guys working during the Corona.

Daily.

I would just ask for your prayers in return, specifically my brother. My sister in law works as a nurse on the front lines, 3 days ago my brother popped COVID symptoms - fever, cough, shortness of breath. The fever broke, then came back last night. He is resting at home. My brother and sister in law were swabbed for COVID testing as was my 9 year old nephew given her work in the hospital ER.

So far so damn good, he is a former marine and a trooper. He does have high blood pressure though which makes it rougher with this stuff. My sister in law was sent home to quarantine until the results come back, we will know in another 3 days or so.

For you believers all I ask is prayer, for you non believers who have it in your hearts - good thoughts. This has been one heck of a year...all I will say.

Thank you Moe

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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CA, IL & NY issue, "Stay-at-home" orders.

Gotta love government eh? ( I know you don't) . When I worked in the gubermint call center, it was more of the same thing, folks had to be reminded to wash their hands and bathe...

The post office where i used to work and where my brother still does has one positive.

and one idiot who returned from italy 2 days ago and went to work with a horrible cough. she has been sent home for 2 weeks.. they are having a meeting later today.

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