Profile For Texasannie

Texasannie's Info

  • Location:
    Tomball, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 7 months ago

Texasannie's Bio

Currently drive a school bus in Texas and have a Class B with P&S/Airbrakes. Since I'm off for the next two weeks will be adding HazMat and Tanker as I need to earn more bucks.... Spent my 2013 summer by driving a tour coach in Alaska. Liked it - but too many people all the time.

Have dreamed of a more nomadic life and think driving a big rig would be allot of fun. Am investigating going to a CDL school. Just not sure which one to choose... decisions, decisions, decisions....

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Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Steel Toed Boots and other shoes

Thanks all for your replies. Starcar I look forward to what ladies should take with them on the road both training and solo driving. As soon as I get the HBP outta of the way, I will be on my way to school too.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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It is official

It was official until I took the physical this afternoon and failed due to my blood pressure jumping all over the board from 164/81 to 186/81. Geez... now I have to go to the doctor get medication, get it leveled out (never had to blood pressure stuff before) and then return. Ugh....

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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It is official

JAN 20. Gives me enough time to work out a two week notice and get going. What about you?

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Steel Toed Boots and other shoes

I know that I will need steel toed boots to work in - do you have a favorite brand? and if so, where did you buy them from? Do you wear these while driving, or do you switch out to something more comfortable, like tennis shoes?

What other shoes do you carry with you besides the 5" stiletos you wear to the shower? (just kidding on the stiletos).

Thanks for the answers... look forward to hearing from you.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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It is official

So after researching, looking and researching, talking and all of the other things recommended, I have made a decision to go with Stevens Trucking School out of Spring, TX. This is operated under the Lone Star College system and since it is only 10 miles from where I live - will be doable as far as transporting myself for the first weeks. I understand the rest of the classes are held in Dallas and that is okay too - Dallas is about 4.5 hours from Tomball.

So now, here is a dumb question.... why would you want to pick up 100 lbs when you could use a dolly to move same amount. Is this allowed?

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Stephens Transport - interesting thing learned today

So today I went to a Stephens sponsored presentation on their driving school through Lone Star College, Spring, TX. One of the things I asked about besides what to expect in training was what kind of financing they were offering. I was told that if I took the initial training at Lone Star, then went on to orientation in Dallas - that all tuition would be paid if a committment of a year was in place. On the other hand, if I went directly to the Dallas facility for initial CDL training and on - then it would be three years to pay of that tuition. The recruiter was very very interested in the 26 year old former Marine in the room - but basically ignored the other three including me. Oh well - on to the next one. I will not discount their program because it is only 10 miles from my house, but will look at others too.

Merry Christmas y'all...

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Have a Class B with P&S Airbrakes...

Thanks Brett and Old School (good to know there are Texans out there)... I will look up the school but was looking to find a sponsored company school due to financial concerns. Funny thing is, a recruiter for JB Hunt told me that I should look at Schnieder. One of the company sponsored driving schools listed is not accepting applicants at this time. I did take the time out today to apply to four of them though - Stevens is the closet to where I live. Guess time will tell. Thanks again...

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Have a Class B with P&S Airbrakes...

Thanks Star for the nice welcome. So the DOT Med Card/First Aide, etc wont help? lol... guess you get these question more than you like.. much like the questions I use to get in the national parks on when we let the wildlife out.

I am in good health, no meds - planning on getting endorsements for Hazmat and tanker in the next two weeks... will that help? do I have to have my Class A permit before going to school or is this something the company will help with?

I appreciate all of your help.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Have a Class B with P&S Airbrakes...

So since I already have a Class B, how does that affect training for a Class A? Is it a pro Len for someone as old as as I (61) am to start a truck driving career? Live near Houston, so which truck driving school should I consider? Thanks y'all. Looking forwArd to your answers.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Have a Class B... how hard to change to a Class A?

Hey y'all. I have a Class B with P&S, Airbrake endorsement s. How hard is it to change over to a Class A? Live near Houston, so which school should I look at...and third question is, since I m over 60.... Will they be a problem? Thanks.

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