Profile For Banks

Banks's Info

  • Location:
    North East, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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Very Close Call

I've had a few, but one that sticks out to me is a night I was driving on a 2 lane Street and a car attempted to go around me without checking for oncoming traffic. I had to slam the brakes because he already committed to it and wasn't going to back out.

Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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What's the most miles you've got from one order / work assignment?

687 for me, due to dispatching errors. I ended up having to get rescued because I ran out of hours, but it was a profitable day. I made about 700 Dollars.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Turned in my truck today...

Welcome to the home daily side smile.gif

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Trainer on truck drinking and parking at strip clubs

Call the company's 800 number or the number that pops up on Google and report the behavior to whoever answers the phone using the truck number.

Posted:  6 days, 18 hours ago

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I'm officially on Furlough

Congratulations Banks!

That's great news - I'm glad to hear it!

Thanks, it's going to feel weird getting back into the flow of it, but I don't foresee any real issues.

Just in time for winter lol

I was thinking that too, but to be fair I was planning on coming back after Thanksgiving anyway. At least I get my holiday pay.

Do you remember how to hook a set?

I think so... I guess I'll find out soon lol

We have been busier since Yellow closed, I have only been called off once since then.

Estes picked up a majority of that business and recently won the bid for Yellow's properties. I think they're paying 1.525B. Not a bad deal at all.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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I'm officially on Furlough

I'm glad I'm going back and sad, if that makes sense. I missed driving and I like working for FedEx, but I enjoyed having so much free time to do what I wanted and spend with my family.

I'll be full-time. It's like I never left. I slide into my seniority spot and I'll be extraboard until the next bid. Doesn't matter to me, I normally bid extraboard anyway.

Posted:  6 days, 22 hours ago

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I'm officially on Furlough

It's been a fun 7 months.... Got called to be back at work next week.

Posted:  6 days, 22 hours ago

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Do I qualify for Walmart?

Walmart is one of those companies that are clear as day on their requirements. Go through the list, if you feel you qualify fill out the app. Worst they can do is say no. It's not like you get blacklisted for eternity.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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CDL-B with 10 years exp recent CDL-A learners, is there a shorter class option?

No, there isn't. The EDLT rules that went into effect in February of 2022 say

FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This applies to those seeking to:

Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time;

Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL;

or Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

Upgrading a CDL B to a CDL A is considered entry level.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Observation on the Hazmat practice test

Banks, are you saying you could pass the HazMat without any knowledge of the material? I know you're not. So why are you throwing out this kind of argument?

That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that anybody that knows how to prepare for a test can pass it without an understanding of the material. It's simply memorizing the questions and answers from practice tests.

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