Profile For !Nk

!Nk's Info

  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    !Nk On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    11 months ago

!Nk's Bio

- mechanic chick of 17 years (ratchets are my best friends lol) - fascinated with long drives, open road.. and MUSIC! - Goal oriented ... future goal is owner operator. - Mom, wife, and a MACHINE! - Workaholic

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Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking for best paid training

Hey Rebecca, Im a new solo driver and i had the same thought. I decided on averitt because of the additional training and the training pay. They started me off at 800 a week. So far im on my last week of training and they are above and beyond what i expected. I love this company. But also it depends where u are. I went to school with a bunch of people and i hear their horror storied or their stories of good times.. it just varies. Do ur home work and decide from there. Im happy with my place and i get along great with my employers.. so best of luck.. if u have any questions about averitt im always around😊

I have been looking around the internet and asking around for months now trying to find the best place with paid training. I've be given very mixed reviews and not much help until I found this place. I have talked to a few companies. I have had a couple of them speak to me as if I won't even be able to pick up 50 lb tarps..... Looking for words of wisdom from working women. THANKS 😊😊😊

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Its been a while...

Thank you everyone... i love my place here at averitt and i am what they call dedicated flex... last week was a 6 day week and i racked in 3294 miles.. oh.. i was movin alright.. i love it and my sleep to driving ratio is what i love about this company.. they sure do make sure i sleep and i make sure they get every bit of driving time out of me.. so far i love it!!!!!

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Its been a while...

SO.... after a few weeks of some wild trucking **** that i didnt agree with... i finally went company... OLD SKOOL U WERE RIGHT... i chose averitt and so far so good... i had my first trainer.. we didnt mesh well.. so they gave me a new one.. see how that goes... but i do love it so far... and the company is awsome.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Welp... i made it...

Ty Rainy... i appreciate it!

Im very happy for you... add the driving to your mechanic resume and you are going to do great.

My dad owned an auto body shop and although i never worked on the cars i learned a lot even as a manager. i think it helped me with trucking. maintaining and diagnosing truck issues was easier.

and although this will be frustrating, you have your familys support. you go girl!

Posted:  8 months ago

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Welp... i made it...

Ill be in touch 😊 .. n what do u mean different approach? Details???πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€

Ok, we would usually advise taking a little different approach, but hopefully that will all go well for you. Stay in touch if you can, it's been really great having you in here!

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Posted:  8 months ago

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Welp... i made it...

To california to work with my family... they truck out there... so ill train with them then once ive got the whole burrito down.. ill hit the road solo..😁

Congratulations!

Where are you headed now?

Posted:  8 months ago

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Welp... i made it...

CDL school complete...on my way to Training and working... Im excited!

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Still at it

Im gonna check it out THANKS SO MUCH RAINY!!!!!

Awesome!!!! be sure not to put too much pressure on yourself.

i wrote an article for those about to test and those who failed. check it out!

Failed the CDL? Dont Sweat it

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Jersey Dan finally out on the road !

I must say school is very exciting... like mc donalds... IM LOVIN IT πŸ˜€

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Ha! Passed my permit test today... rest of my training is menuvers.. and on the road.. exam is in 3 weeks... see ya out there man!

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Thanks !Nk, good luck in school. See you out here after.

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That's awesome !nk!! I remember my testing vividly and hope everything feels the same for you!

Enjoy your next few months, some will be hard and some easy but all of it will be new and interesting.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Still at it

Thanks yall i appreciate it... Rainy... I LOVE TURNS that and backing are a strong point for me..stalled a few times on the road but recovered well.. its getting easier..... n a new day is a new day... 😁😁😁😎

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Behind the wheel at TDI (truck drivers institute) TN

Editor's Note: Check out our very thorough review of TDI Truck Driver Institute

Took me a few days to realize it wasnt like a car...lol ahhh my love hate relationship with the double clutch... first few days were frustrating but now having fun with it... I LOVE IT

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Still at it

Cdl permit passed.. dot physical passed... now we are getting behind the wheel today... im super stoked! Any advice?

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Jersey Dan finally out on the road !

Ha! Passed my permit test today... rest of my training is menuvers.. and on the road.. exam is in 3 weeks... see ya out there man!

Thanks !Nk, good luck in school. See you out here after.

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Jersey Dan finally out on the road !

Congratz!!! Cant wait to get out there with yall!!!

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Day 2 of my head in a book ☹

Sooo tired n drained passed my physical with flying colors... n we have been neck deep in this cdl book .... headache and all highlightered out...im still studying and its 10 pm.. class started at 7 and ended at 530 came to the hotel.. got a quick cardio in and went back to it... review time. .. homework is 200 questions on the whole book... man o man.. permit test is thursday and tomorrow is all pretesting.... week 2 is pre inspection and behind the wheel until exam day... wish me luck...

Posted:  9 months ago

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Staying in shape while driving?

Lol where dis u find this list? Im gonna need it BAAAAD!

Petro and Ta often have small.gyms and many LA Fitness have parking are 24 hours and you can shower there. i have a list of like 300 across the country and find more regularly..the problem is i need to start using them lol

get past the "its unsafe cause im a woman" crap. i.just never fell that way

Posted:  9 months ago

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Welp... here goes nothin..

Thanks guys im pretty stoked.. Old school thanks for all the wise words from previous posts i think ur pretty badass! N thanks for the advice amish country... oh yeah and Patrick i live here in Clarksville too. Small world when ur an army family. My husband is a maintenance tech. He has been in about 14 years hes currently stationed at Ft.Campbell. I love it out here.

Thanks again guys!

Posted:  9 months ago

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Welp... here goes nothin..

Wish me luck.. starting school monday at truck driver institute here in tennessee. This should be fun...😁

Posted:  11 months ago

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On the mechanical side

Manual because i like to control the beast in a mechanical way. Im a mechanic and my understanding of a manual transmission is being in the know... when ur driving knowing when to shift .. not have it shift for u. Especially when ur at am upgrade or down grade. So basically to physically BE and tell the motor and trans what i want it to do.. not what it thinks it should do. Just my opinion tho . As far as 13 speed... well honestly i just dont think everyone uses all 18 speeds maybe some but eh. Maybe they do.. Lol my dream truck is a 13 speed kenworth w900 so one day...maybe one day ill buy one..

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AUTOMATIC? Manual? Your takes on these transmissions? Paccar? Cummins? Other??? Which do u prefer? Pros /cons?

My opinion Manual pref. 13 speed Cummins... JUST MY OPINION

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An interesting choice for a newbie. Any particular reason why? Just curious...

Most of the carriers offering Paid CDL Training Programs will teach in either an 8 or 10 speed manual. For those companies that have phased out manuals you'll be in a 12sp auto-shift. Fuller/Eaton manufacture the majority of transmissions in contemporary class 7-8 trucks.

Most of the larger TL carriers are transitioning to 100% auto. In 2-3 years most of the manual transmission trucks will be relegated to spares or training trucks.

Posted:  11 months ago

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What Should I Expect To Learn From My Trainer? article by Old School

Good read.. even better information! Thanx!

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