Profile For Robsteeler

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  • Location:
    Blackwood, NJ

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

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AF vet, retired LEO

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Posted:  3 hours, 12 minutes ago

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I'm off to training

Yep. Over correcting, and not counter steering were two of my problems and making too big of adjustments was another. I also wasn’t holding the correction long enough and giving the trailer time to move, before going back straight so I kept confusing myself and turning the wheel in the other direction,because I thought that I went the wrong way the first time! I’m doing much better now and even parked the trailer in the row at the end of the day. We went out on the highway yesterday in a bobtail and I LOVED it! I did a great job driving it, and I hope to do the same when we take trailers. 😊

Posted:  2 days, 10 hours ago

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I'm off to training

Started school today. Did logbooks in the morning, and then hooking and unhooking trailers. Then it started pouring rain and they had us do straight line backing, which I did terrible at. I'm really gonna need to work on it. I kept confusing myself and the instructor was busy with someone else so I just kept pulling back up and trying again. I'm about to watch a YouTube video about it and see what I did wrong, lol!

Posted:  3 days, 12 hours ago

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I'm off to training

Okay, guys and gals. I'm at the hotel laying in bed! 550 miles today, in the worst traffic. I guess I'd better get used to it! 😂 Did the hot tub, and pool and got a long shower. I don't even think I'll look for food! I'm nervous/excited/missing my family already. This is hard for me because I haven't been away from my wife in 24 years! Should have smuggled her in my duffle bag! I think it'll be good for us to spend a little time away from each other though. Let us miss one another. I just need to get used to it. Thanks for all the encouragement. I'll try to keep track of what happens so I can possibly do a training diary.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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I'm off to training

Thanks guys! I’m packing for tomorrow right now. 😃

Posted:  5 days, 14 hours ago

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I'm off to training

Well, I wondered sometimes if it was going to happen. I've been hitting delay and roadblocks at every turn. But Sunday I'm off to Trainco in Ohio. Very excited/nervous about it but I'm ready to persevere.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Let's put some faces to names

We went to Nashville for the eclipse and to meet up with friends who live there. Plus we were checking out different places because we're looking to relocate from New Jersey. Tired of the high taxes and BS.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Let's put some faces to names

Hmm. The caption didn't make it. This is my wife and I from last August on our trip to Nashville.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Let's put some faces to names

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Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Trying to get hired

Whew! The pulmonologist squeezed me in the other day and I got my medical and they validated my permit. I'm ready to go, but Trainco is apparently backed up for a few weeks. Maybe someone will back out!

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Trying to get hired

I'm still at home waiting. My pulmonologist is taking his sweet time getting my letter done. The secretary said that I might have to have a new sleep study done before he'll give me a letter. I've got to wait and see what he says. Earliest appointment is freaking may 24th! I can't believe that he's making me wait so long. I told the guy I need to start earning some money. It's a shame because I've got everything I need except that. ☹️

Posted:  1 month ago

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Letter from Doctor - Requirement ?

I had just posted about needing a note myself, so I'll address it. I need notes from two doctors. One, because my med records showed in the past that I had high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. This was from when I weighed over 400 lbs. The ME still wanted notes, even though she could see my test results from last week showing my A1c as 5.1, completely normal. I don't even have to test anymore and use zero meds. Also she can see the long history of my BP recorded showing the worst one being 120 over 80. I think she just wants to cover herself because my medical records DO show this in the past. I've had those diagnoses so it needs to be addressed.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Trying to get hired

I need a clearance letter from my doctor, but I did fine on the rest of the physical. Now I'll have to wait for Monday to get my permit validated.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Trying to get hired

Woo hoo! I just got my permit done. Sitting at the medical examiner's now waiting for my card so I can get my permit validated.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Trying to get hired

Okay, I decided that I'll be going with Schneider. I just told my Prime recruiter John Goodrich. I have to say, what a great guy he is. Offered me best wishes and was still very nice. I have to put my wife and kids first. They've supported and endured my odd hours, and moving job locations for promotion and my stressed out times from rivers of BS that came with my command position. I know this will have some of those elements, but I'll only be in charge of me, and hopefully the rest will be minimal problems. Thanks for all the advice, this is the best, and friendliest forum on the web.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Trying to get hired

Thanks guys. I appreciate you looking into that G-town. As far as what I'm doing, I still am undecided. I'm leaning towards Schneider, but there's things I like about Prime too. The Schneider recruiter said they have no problem with my being retired for the last few years, since they know what I've been doing. I don't want to burn any bridges with Prime in case this falls through, but I need to get it figured out really soon because I'm supposed to leave Saturday. Crap.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Trying to get hired

Very much torn now. I'm tentatively scheduled to report to Prime next Monday, but Schneider called back and offered the paid training with an affiliate school out in Ohio. They train differently. With Prime I'd train mostly in the truck on the road. With Schneider I'd train at the school pad. Less time on the trainers truck with Schneider too. That's good and bad. Benefits are pretty close, but Schneider recruiter says I could get hometime every week instead of every other week like the regional with Prime. I just don't know who to go with. I'll be stuck with whoever I choose for a year, so I'd like to make the right choice. Any advice is welcome.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Totally Amazed by some of the newbie's...

Look, I don’t have my CDL yet, I’ve never driven a truck yet, but I’ll either be able to drive it or not. I’m not going to stress out over it. I think practice will make it all better for you, and when I do mine I’ll try to remember that too. Good luck and congratulations on getting your cdl!

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I don't want to look like a slob, but...

Thanks folks. I think I'll wear sweats for the agility test/physical, but stick with my work pants and jeans the rest of the time.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I don't want to look like a slob, but...

I'm scheduled for PSD on the 23rd. I'm wondering if I'm going to look like a slob if I wear sweats. Not regular sweats, the straight legged kind that look like pants. I've also got jeans and a pair of work pants, but I'd like to take a couple pairs of my sweats. Really, just because they're comfortable and even though I've lost 120+ pounds, I'm still a pretty fat guy. I'm exercising every day, but I'm not going to suddenly be 100 pounds lighter by the time I'm there! Any advice, maybe Prime specific, would be greatly appreciated.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Trying to get hired

They called my job references yesterday. Recruiter messaged that it looks good and they'll be getting a bus ticket to me soon! Looks like I'll be going to Springfield! 😄

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