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    Concord, NH

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    Considering A Career

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    1 year, 7 months ago

Army 's Bio

Starting my second career, after I finish my military one, soon...can't wait.

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Posted:  2 hours, 37 minutes ago

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Damn deers...

Elk are amazing animals. I have seen both elk and deer in the road, and part of the problem is when they are spooked, and try to get away real quick, there hoof slips, and cause them to either fall down briefing or slide, which slows there run away time....

Posted:  7 hours, 39 minutes ago

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Tesla announces new electric Semi model

Interesting article. I know people love his cars. I think if they can get charging stations and battery life close to what a driver would max on hours daily, I think he might have something.

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Seriously considering CDL A school/training

David

I don't know your personal situation, but I would definitely read some of the diaries for people who attended private schools, or tech schools. I am not a driver yet, but there are many that start like this, I paid 7k for school, and all the equipment is broke down, or I got a CDL and now I can't find a job, because I didn't know a 15 over speeding ticket was an issue, or my work history is preventing me from getting a job. The private school takes your money with no guarantee of a job. Paid CDL school, is the preferred if you can do that. My son went to paid cdl training with Will-Trans. Paid nothing for schooling, and after the first week started getting a set amount a week min after he got his permit and was out with his trainer. Once his year is complete, he financial obligation is completed.

Good Luck Chris

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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TMC transportation training diary. Training is a mixed bag. Curious on TMC drivers and vets opinions

Hello

My son sounds like bit like you. He loves gaming, doesn't mind hard work and before becoming a truck driver, really never strayed to far from home. I do remember one day he was going to College in Hartford CT, and was headed home, NE Vermont. Well he didn't realize that he got started the wrong way until he saw signs for NYC. I continually bust his chops for that still. He didn't say his trainer was verbal like yours, but he didn't care of "the trainers way" of doing everything. My Son's trainer was a company driver, maybe yours is a lease op. I don't know. All I know, like many will tell you, training is a very small period of time in the grand scheme. I like you no quit attitude, just remember, he/she is there to train you how to drive, what to do, and what the company's expectations as a driver are. You will be done soon. Best of luck, and keep your eye on the prize.

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Walmart Private Fleet

Hopefully when we notice that Turtle's Picture has changed, then everything is complete and he is good to go. We are all anxiously waiting turtle, best of luck and safe travels.

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Had my first incident, got a ticket.

Rob

I am no expert, but I have worked along side attorneys for years. I am not sure if this will benefit you, but I would do a little research. You mentioned the speed limit on the road, and I read what you posted as to the rational for the citation. But if you are close enough, I would see if you can get our spouse to go back, and take a few pictures of your approach, and some pic's from the road way slightly right and then slightly left. Note the the time and day. Look at it, like was your approach a long stretch or a corner....just anything that might help paint the picture.

Also, when you go in to negotiations on reducing or dropping it, have your miles added up since having a CDL if you can. How many times you have had a DOT inspection and passed. Anything else that you can think of that shows this is a one time incident and you have been a safe driver for years. Also, if you have assisted anyone with emergency assistance or road side help...etc. We have to remember, they are looking at a paper, and to them it might be black and white. Make them see you as you, and hard working professional driver.

Best of Luck Chris

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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My journey with Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer

Congrats!!

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Driving with a dog.

I believe Will-Trans and Jim Palmer have a liberal pet policy

Posted:  5 days, 22 hours ago

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Starting on my path to a career in trucking!

Nice, sounds like things are progressing nicely.

Posted:  6 days, 7 hours ago

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New and overwhelmed

Sean

My Son drive's for Wil-Trans. He has been solo about 6 months. He is grateful they took a chance on a 21 year old kid to operate there equipment. He did have a minor issue in training, they added additional training time, and one while solo, and guess what, they didn't let him go. The benefit of paid CDL training. Since going solo, and up until this point I don't hear to many complaints. Other than other drivers lol. He just finished up his home time. Whatever company you go with, good luck, and keep us posted.

Here are a couple of links,

Apply For Paid CDL Training

High Road CDL Training Program

Best of luck. Chris

Posted:  1 week ago

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Passed my permit test and all the endorsements but haz (starting School)

Congrats David. I am sure you know there are a couple of Knight drivers active in the forum.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Question on Testing

Hello

So let me try and get more information. You are concerned that a SWIFT driving school is going to know that you have been drinking alcohol?

I think people will need more information. Did you drink alcohol within hours of testing, have you already tested? Normally I believe the testing is looking for illegal drug use, and drug use not prescribed to the user.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Decision made! Here we come US Xpress!

Amanda, where about in MT are you from? I grew up in Great Falls and Missoula. I have lived in Bozeman and Helena. I have family in Helena and Columbus.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

Congrats on your progress thus far, keep it up Jamie.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Do you Vape?

Big Scott

As the others have said, I hope for a speedy recovery. I can't agree more with what else has been said. They absolutely mislead with advertising. What they have done is criminal, and I hope they pay for it.

Best of luck Chris

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Got asked to train

Greg

Sounds like they value you as a member of the team. Well done.

Chris

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Saying goodbye to Prime.

Turtle

Congrats on your success at Prime, and your future with Walmart. Change is hard, and sometimes prevents people from making change. I am happy that you will get to be around the family more. Can't wait to hear how you like it.

Best of Luck Chris

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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My journey with Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer

Congrats on the progress thus far.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Heck of an opportunity but might not happen. Not sure.

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So with the name addition is that why your picture is all black now?

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Reefer vs Van for Rookie

Hello

My son drives for Wil-Trans pulling Prime Reefer trailers. He has mentioned some wait times, but for him it works. He has been solo about 5 months now. He has nothing but good things to say for his company. He went through there Paid CDL training.

Best of luck.

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