Profile For David

David's Info

  • Location:
    Columbia, LA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    David On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    4 months, 1 week ago

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Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Crazy day as a rookie driver!

Hey these things happen and at least you seemed to stay positive and didn't beat yourself up over it. Just a learning experience. Learn from it and move on that is about all you can do. In my division we seem to go into some unreal tight places as well. I do the same thing keep the windows down and just creep through at a snails pace.

Definitely a learning experience I won't forget.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Crazy day as a rookie driver!

I wonder how you didn't even feel it?

I don't really know I was moving very slowly and had the windows down but there was alot of machinery running and I didn't hear anything.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Crazy day as a rookie driver!

Thanks I was so focused on watching my trailer clear that I didn't see the rim on the other side hit anything. So definitely a learning experience

And being able to title this “Crazy Day” instead of Career Ending Day is a testament to you doing a good job.

Hang in there!

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Crazy day as a rookie driver!

I put in a little over 2000 miles in a week. Got held up at a couple of shippers, made a few wrong turns, and got lost once. Typical first week stuff!

Oh that's a bummer about the rim. But if you're running on recap hours you must be turning a ton of miles then, eh?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Crazy day as a rookie driver!

When I started out this morning I was about an hour and a half away from my delivery. I had a little less than 5 hrs on my 70 hr clock. So I sent a message to my dm and let him no that I would only have 3 hrs left on my clock. So I get to my delivery and it's a paper mill. They send me to the staging area and I go off duty for 3 hrs while there waiting. I then find out that I'm going to deliver to the basement and I will have to negotiate several tight turns to get there.

At this point I'm really nervous about it but take a deep breath and continue on. Well I make it back there and get backed in. At this point I was feeling quite accomplished. So I get unloaded and go through a couple of super tight turns getting out when I guy stops me and asked if I had seen my trailer rim. I get out and sure enough it is bent and loosing air! Meanwhile I have my Qualcomm going off like crazy with another load to pick up at the same place. So I sent a message about the damage wheel and called safety and reported the damage. I spent a total of about 5 hrs there today and when I got down the road to park I had 1 hr left on my clock!

Will be gaining 7 hrs tomorrow and my new delivery is 7.5 hrs away. I have one scheduled fuel stop so I don't really think that I'm going to make it. If I do I won't have any time left!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Thanks really enjoying it.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

It's been awhile since I've been on here. It's been crazy the last couple of months. I went to one school and got sent home due to a technicalty on my physical being a box was not checked. They gave me another physical and after 2 hrs discussion with Dr they did not pass me. So went home and got my box checked on my original physical and went to another school. I passed my school and obtain my CDL license on the first try. Got a job with a company and spent 2 weeks with a trainer and now have been driving my own truck for a week. I'm really glad that I was born sturbon and didn't throw in the towel at the first no.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Thanks and hope you have fun during Mardi gras but not too much fun! LoL

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Well I am happy to say I passed my CDL written test and received my permit. Will be heading to swift training in Memphis on Sunday. Super excited and nervous all at the same time.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Yes I do realize that they do. That is why I have looked at a few different companies because each one has different requirements. I have also have talked with several recruiters and have been totally honest about my disability. I know that it's not their decision but I know that there is a good chance that they might say no. It's a hurdle that I hopefully can cross. I have been jumping hurdles all my life and sometimes I land on my butt! I always get up and try again. Sometimes it's not meant to be and you have to take another path.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Thanks

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Went today and took my dot physical. Had no problem getting it so will be going in about 2 weeks to get my permit.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

I have talked to two different companies that offer training and they said as long as I pass my dot physical they will not have a problem. I also found out that my Dr that I see also gives the dot physical so I shouldn't have any problems. Planning on going next week to get that done.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Ok thanks I plan on going to get the dot physical and if no issue with that then permit and on to trucking school

Posted:  4 months ago

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Becoming a truck driver with a disability?

Hello I am interested in becoming a truck driver. I have limited use of my left hand. I can drive with it but cannot hold or use small things such as pencils or write with it. Now many years ago I did have a CDL class c and had my dot card. I drove a 24 ft flatbed truck for a building supply company. I did that for about 5 years. I currently work in construction now and I lift and carry things around a 100#s all day. My plan is to get my dot card and class A permit then head to trucking school. I am worried if I show up at a school and getting turned away. Would like to hear advice or opinions from some truck drivers.

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