Profile For Mark P.

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  • Location:
    Franklin, IN

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  6 months ago

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An honest and fair review of PAM ( including C1 and Driver Solutions)

I am in orientation for US Express as I write this review. I'll post a review on US after having gone through their process, but so far it's been great... much more professional.

David S. , I am a recent grad of C1 in Indianapolis (3 weeks ago), as you, and just finished my orientation with US Xpress this past Friday. So are you at the Springfield Hub for Orientation?

I am going to be working the dedicated Kroger account for USX out of Shelbyville, IN, and cant wait to get the ball rolling. Right now they are looking for a trainer, and I should be out and about by the end of this week!

Good luck with your journey. Sorry to hear about your experience with PAM. Let me know how you are doing, and I will do the same if you want.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Back to the books

New license holder here. I am planning on getting my endorsements ASAP. Did not while licensing due to monetary restraints. I do know the High Road training will be a valuable resource in doing so.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Best Cell phone companies for truck drivers?

I have Metro PCS (T Mobile prepay). From what i have seen no issues so far! Before trucking, I have been in some pretty isolated spots, and no issues them either!

(Posted in the right place this time!)

Posted:  6 months ago

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I pay my fleet manager paycheck

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I have Metro PCS (T Mobile prepay). From what i have seen no issues so far! Before trucking, I have been in some pretty isolated spots, and no issues them either!

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I think you might of replied to the wrong thread...

Lol you thought correct! Sorry........

Posted:  6 months ago

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Arams diary!!

Regardless, I truly hope he is happy and fine with his current decision. Jumping ship like that can only happen so many times until you are labeled by most companies that would give a new driver a chance to prove themselves. That I why I asked many questions to my recruiter and orientation staff as well. They gave me a chance, I'm taking it and running with it with 100% commitment.

I truly wish you the best of luck Aram!

Posted:  6 months ago

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I pay my fleet manager paycheck

I have Metro PCS (T Mobile prepay). From what i have seen no issues so far! Before trucking, I have been in some pretty isolated spots, and no issues them either!

Posted:  6 months ago

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Job search advice

For what's it's worth, i used the Drivers Pulse app by Ten Street. I was able to apply to numerous companies there quickly, and have all of my pertinent docs and information at my fingertips. It truly puts you in touch with recruiters quickly. It also updates to every step I the process.

I now officially am a trainee for U.S. Xpress Dedicated for a Kroger account. The process has been smooth as butter!

Good luck with your search!

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I was a civil engineer specialized in post tensioned concrete. Left that after i found one of my inspectors being bribed w/ free lunches. He was passing the wrong grade reinforcing steel for a bridge deck. Corrected the issue and then bowed out.

Then I was a superintendent and project manager to a general contractor building large box retail. Did that for 15 years.

Was bored and went to management for warehousing and only fufilment.

Then I decided to pursue trucking, a dream since I was a kid.

Finished C1, have a fresh CDL A in my hand, and starting US Xpress orientation in the morning!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Game: you first felt like a real trucker when....

Today when I passed my Indiana CDL exam. I have never driven anything manual before and double clutching had me baffled even up until yesterday. I double clutched my butt off today, and so miss a beat. Downshifted perfectly. Missed one point on my drive, it was a late turn signal.

On another note:

This is my first of many posts, i have been a lurker. Thank you to everyone for the go clean reading material the last few months. You all inspired me to go into trucking, and your wisdom helped me through school as well.

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