Profile For Phishtech

Phishtech's Info

  • Location:
    Deer Park, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Phishtech On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 9 months ago

Phishtech's Bio

72 years old Live in Deer Park, TEXAS Semi-retired and bored stiff Been driving a school bus for 4 years I want to drive a truck and make enough to go ahead and finish paying off the house and a few credit cards I want to move off of the TEXAS coast and live in the country further north (but not out of TEXAS) 9 grand kids 1 great grand kid Been married to the best wife in the whole wide world for almost 30 years now I wish she could say she's been married to the best husband in the whole wide world for 30 years Love to fish, especially out of a kayak

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Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Dollar accounts teach you how to park it!!

Off work today so the wife sent me out on a food run. Passed this truck behind a Dollar General store and just had to take a few pics. This guy nailed it by jackknifing his truck into a spot barely big enough for his rig. He did a great job of it.

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Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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About to lose my mind

WOW !!! What a great attitude. You are so correct: either dictate your life, or your life will dictate to you and it won't be pretty. Life is not easy for most of us and never will be fair to most. Make your life what you want it to be, not the other way around.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Are trucker strikes a thing of the past?

Https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2019/10/25/gm-calls-uaw-workers-back-plants-targeting-truck-assembly-first/2459890001/

Hmmmm, don't know what's going on with this link, but you can Bing it up.

GM is gonna re-open their plants in Mexico and start production again .

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Are trucker strikes a thing of the past?

Https://www.theghanaianpost.com/2019/10/26/general-motors-to-restart-mexican-plants-after-labor-deal-ratified/

Looks like GM is gonna fight the unions. Just got this from Bing.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Failed my backing...is this the end?

I thought for sure she would say it was Schneider. We only had an actual 2 weeks of driving and pad skills, and those were 1/2 days split with classroom. Not much time to gain confidence and skill for newbies with no experience.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

That is the only thing I didn't like about Schneider's training in Dallas: it was just too short. Three weeks of training which included 1 week of driving with a trainer and then do your driving skills test on the pad and that was it. I personally felt I needed more training. I read about all the other training schools lasting 6 weeks with lots of driving time, backing practice, and skill honing, and I wish Schneider would have done the same.

Great company to work for though.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Proving work history.

You should also be able to get the info you need from the Social Security Administration just by filling out an online form.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

If you're looking for a trucking job with decent hours, there are so many choices around here. There are all kinds of companies that need drivers to deliver their goods. The Houston area is BOOMING !!!!! right now (thanks to Mr. Trump) and you shouldn't have much trouble getting on with someone who needs a delivery driver which means your evenings would be free to pursue your degree, if that's the path you want to take.

There are also plenty of non-driving jobs that might fit your need. Google up " Indeed " and fill out their online form and see what they can come up with for you. I'm not kidding you, there are now more jobs than people to fill them in this area, plus we have plenty of schools you can attend.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

I have a good friend who does intermodal (I personally don't want any part of it) and he is doing OK in it, not great, just OK. He says there is so much freight to be moved into and out of the ports we have here in the Houston area that a whole lot of new companies are starting up to get their slice of the pie. He works out of the La Porte area and delivers to 4 different ports and 2 railroad terminals plus a large number of warehouses, all local.

It is fast paced, mostly drop and hook, and his biggest gripe is the wait times at the ports and especially at the railroad terminals. He gets paid by the load so his weekly pay can fluctuate according to his wait times and how many loads he can make while competing with hundreds of other drivers trying to drop their loads at the terminals and get out and get moving again.

I live in Deer Park, TEXAS and one of the highways near here is packed, and I mean packed !! with intermodal traffic. If this is what you're looking for, as an experienced driver you'll have no trouble at all getting hired on.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Thinking Of Switching To A Dedicated Account

I thought Schneider had a dedicated Costco account??

You might want to consider their regional tanker jobs: home every week or better. Deliver load and drive back empty. Should be more consistent.

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