Profile For Phishtech

Phishtech's Info

  • Location:
    Deer Park, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Phishtech On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 6 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:  1 month 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:  1 month, 1 week 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:  1 month, 1 week 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:  1 month, 3 weeks 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:  2 months, 3 weeks 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:  3 months, 3 weeks 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:  3 months, 3 weeks 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:  3 months, 3 weeks 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:  6 months, 1 week 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.

Posted:  7 months ago

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The devastation of smoking

Had a boss that had been off of smoking for over 30 years, and if someone lit one up in our group he'd have to walk away because he told us even after 30 years smoke free he wanted one like crazy, he was still hooked on those nasty things.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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It's not my fault I failed

Hobo makes me laugh.

Hmmmmm, Hobo sure sounds like a common Troll to me, just sayin'.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Glad I didn't have to pay for this

Thank you, Pete. I failed as a political commentator, so I'm trying to switch to humor. Much less controversial.

10,000 comedians out of work and you're trying to be funny !!!

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Our young friend is displaying a classic case of NARCISSISM. He lives in a self-made bubble and the world revolves around him. He cannot accept truth unless it jives with what he believes, yet he rarely accepts any truth because he obviously knows it all already. We're wasting our time trying to talk sense with this guy, we live outside his bubble.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Blue Tooth advice please

I've ordered the Blue Parrot 450 XT.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Blue Tooth advice please

I’m very hearing impaired and need a really good Blue Tooth device for communicating while driving. Looked online and there are too many choices. I need real world advice.

Thanks

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Flatbed endorsement ??

I did the search thing here on the forum and on-line but couldn't find anything definite about needing an endorsement to drive a flatbed.

Flatbed experts please chime in.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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A Trucker's Wife is Baffled HELP

The part about him NOT REMEMBERING HIS PASSWORD really hit a nerve here. When I just now signed on with Schneider the first thing I did was show my wife how to get access to everything I'll be doing while driving. She got my driver number and password and can see my settlements and pay statement.

I sincerely do not believe he has forgotten his password, surely he has it written down somewhere?? If he forgot it he can replace it with a new one any time he wants to.

Something is shady here because it seems he doesn't want you to see his settlements and pay statement.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Almost there

Finished Schneider's driver training yesterday (9/21/18) and passed all my skills tests, although I had a lot of trouble with blind side 90° docking. I'm glad to get it over with, it's been a tough 3 weeks for this old man. Last night in Dallas they had torrential rain all night long, driving home this morning I had the same type of rain all the way from Dallas to Huntsville, what we call a "frog strangler" in TEXAS. I'll pick up my truck here at the Schneider Houston terminal about 15 minutes from my house. At my age (almost 73) the Costco dedicated is the perfect match for me, 100% no touch drop and hook. My TE says he averages 2800 miles a week doing the Costco runs so I should be getting plenty of time behind the wheel. The Schneider training is very good, but also very fast paced. We lost a couple of classmates early due to legal issues they "forgot" to mention on their application but we wound up with 18. New classes start every week, lots of people are trying to get into trucking. Schneider is also currently transitioning to tablets to replace the QualComs. The tablets are supposed to be a lot easier to use, I'll get mine next week.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Parallel Back--Advice needed

Slide your tandems full forward, follow the trainer’s instructions to the T and you’ll do it every time. Its not that hard.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Almost there

Any updates Phistech?

Finished 1st week of bookwork here in Dallas. I’m now driving on the Costco dedicated with my TE.

Much better equipment than the driving school which makes driving a lot easier.

Still in a 10 speed although Schneider will be all auto by next year. Got a really good TE which is nice. Kind of a culture shock just getting started away from home and ssssoooo much to learn so fast. The driving is the easy part. Love that smart cruise control, makes it simple while moving.

My only gripe is that Schneider doesn’t have APU’s (I’m told) and I’m wondering how I’m gonna make it in a hot sleeper berth next summer. They don’t allow excess idling.

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