Profile For Don

Don's Info

  • Location:
    Wooster, OH

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 3 months ago

Don's Bio

Ex-longtime Nurse now driving a Daycab hauling corrugated boxes in Ohio, plus PA, NY and IN.

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Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Will Dot Physical notify dmw if I fail vision test.

Is this post someone trolling? It has to be, be auseno one is that stupid as to admit they cheated on their DOT vision test because they are legally blind in one eye; plus, are too lazy to wear eyeglasses they need? I pray to God you never are involved in an accident that causes injury to an innocent person because of your immaturity, total lack of responsibility and utter stupidity.

I have good vision on left eye, bad vision on right eye. I was wondering will dot physical contact the dmv if I fail the vision test. Miraculously when i took vision test in dmv the tester was looking at the chart and I cheated and used both eyes and uncovered the good eye.

I found a FedEx small business contractor job. They said they will hire me as soon as I pass dot physical. The Amazon small business contractor doesn't have dot physical but area where there is a lot of homeless people drunk and jaywalking. It's relatively safe,but not very clean.

I can only take physical here https://www.concentra.com/ will they notify dmv if I do bad on vision test.i dont want lenses to be marked on my drivers license. I would rather work in amazon small business dealing with homeless jaywalkers,glasses are hell for me as i lose them regularly, I like to swim and can lose them easily.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Well, it has been fun

At the time they anounnced they were ceasing operations, my regional manager explained to me that FAB was closing their doors due to the owners wanting to retire and hand the company over to their children. The children did not want to take over the business. My regional manager was a pleasure to work with, and I really liked working for the company. I hated to see them close their doors.

Anna A. may have additional knowledge.

Congrats Don, and safe travels whenever you do start that. Me and wife hope to be able to retire early and travel.

By the way I’m curious did FAB do anything for you guys before it ended? Did they give an exact reason? Usually there is an article when companies close but never found anything on FAB.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Well, it has been fun

Wow! You are planning to drive up to 74-79 years of age?!

I’m new to this site and I’ve followed you as others to learn…..(more about truck driving )have a great retirement…. I’m 54 and I’ve got another 20 to 25 years to go… Take Care…

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Well, it has been fun

Well, it has been fun, but it is time to ride into the sunset. Retirement may agree with me; it may not. I have enjoyed driving a tractor and my job as a whole. I wish I had changed careers sooner.

Now, I will tie uo some personal loose ends, and start doing some traveling.

To all you drivers who are selfless in giving up your time to teach other drivers here how to be safe and professional drivers and an asset to the profession, I say, "Thank you." Your blunt, no-nonsense approach was greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Brett, for providing a terrific website for drivers; this forum especially.

Take care, all

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Paid CDL Training without Hair Follicle

"It's being tied to a desk that is driving me nuts."

Considering that truck driving involves being tied to a seat during the majority of a long day, you need to take this into consideration.

"Seeing this great Country of ours" is great, if you like seeing highways, city streets, dock areas, truck stops, etc.. At least, that is all I get to see due to the time crunch from getting my load delivered and getting back to base. lol

Your "stress" may be due to job burnout. I know after a long career in Nursing, the last couple of years really affected me physically and mentally. I didn't resort to drugs or alcohol for "stress relief," but I found a different career that matched my needs.

If you truly want to get into driving, you need to find different stress relievers. Drugs of any kind cannot be an option.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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What to do?

Can you clarify what you meant when you stated "they lied (to you) about how much money you would be making? Are you referring to .cpm, weekly pay, what? As a mileage driver, there are variables to how much you will earn each week, many which depends on your performance. If you are referring to .cpm and accessorial pay, those numbers are usually provided in writing during your arrival to cdl training or to your new employer.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Why do they torture us this way?!!!

I don't know if athletes doing that is "common", but in regards to driving/drivers, that is extremely unlikely due to isolation and availability of others urine and the medical equipment to even attempt such nonsense.

What Travis was referring to is a common practice in sports to get urine from somebody who is 100% clean and then put a catheter up the “drain vein” and inject the clean urine into the bladder. Then the bogus urine is peed into the test container at the time of the monitored urine test.

I know, really gross. But it is mind boggling how far some people will go to cheat, not just with urine tests, but in life in general. Sad.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Why do they torture us this way?!!!

I don't know of any testing sites that allow you to bring in a urine sample. You produce a specimen there, and you don't leave until you do.; else, it 's considered a failed test

I guess if you actually pushed someone else's clean urine into your bladder it might push the metabolites down below whatever the cutoff levels are for a positive.

Would probably depend how dirty you were and how much of your own urine you produced between getting it in there and giving the sample.

Aside from using really old urine, if it was fresh from clean guy to you I didn't know how they'd detect that. It'd be at the right temp and whatnot 🤮

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I have heard about these methods, but frankly, can't see any scenario how any could possibly be effective in today's methods of collection. .

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I assume it's to cut down on people trying to trick the tests. Either a bag of pee or the super hardcore catheter and shoot clean pee in your bladder

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I never understood the reasoning behind not telling a driver they are having a random drug test done when they return to a terminal. If a driver has used illegal substances, it isn't possible to hide it. Our company always called us to tell us "you have to go get a random drug screen done when you get back." "Okay, will do." Then we go get it done.

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With advance notice, the person who is dirty will resort to a whole host of methods to try to beat it.

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Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Why do they torture us this way?!!!

No, Anne, I have never heard of ADS

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I never understood the reasoning behind not telling a driver they are having a random drug test done when they return to a terminal. If a driver has used illegal substances, it isn't possible to hide it. Our company always called us to tell us "you have to go get a random drug screen done when you get back." "Okay, will do." Then we go get it done.

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Yep,

That was a good thing.

Not like you or Tom had any concerns, but geez . . . nice to fit into your 'drive time/OdNd' .. clock!

I'm gonna miss Kim. And even Jim.

Off topic, ever hear of ADS up by you????? He's going for a UA and hair ... for there, soon.

~ Anne ~

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Why do they torture us this way?!!!

I have heard about these methods, but frankly, can't see any scenario how any could possibly be effective in today's methods of collection. .

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I assume it's to cut down on people trying to trick the tests. Either a bag of pee or the super hardcore catheter and shoot clean pee in your bladder

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I never understood the reasoning behind not telling a driver they are having a random drug test done when they return to a terminal. If a driver has used illegal substances, it isn't possible to hide it. Our company always called us to tell us "you have to go get a random drug screen done when you get back." "Okay, will do." Then we go get it done.

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With advance notice, the person who is dirty will resort to a whole host of methods to try to beat it.

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