Profile For jz3377

jz3377's Info

  • Location:
    Molino, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    10 months, 2 weeks ago

jz3377's Bio

Currently "rounding third" in a law enforcement career. I'm a patrol sergeant for a mid sized agency in NW Florida. I can retire in July of 2020 with a pension. I will still be fairly young (53 when I retire) , and I can't see myself doing nothing for the rest of my life. Considering all options for my next career.

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Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Signed on with McElroy Truck Lines -- Starting School March 4th

Love that story! God put you right where He needed you. Excellent job, both on the CDL and saving a life. You're a hero.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Dave Ramsey podcast

I have listened for years. The only trucker specific advice I recall was when a driver wanted advice on becoming an owner/operator and wanted Dave to approve of him financing a rig. Dave did not approve.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Regrets

Kim Everything about your story has been inspirational. I was cheering your victories and suffering your defeats vicariously. Thank you for "putting yourself out there" for all of us. Hope you can find the balance that brings you the most peace.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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How Old is Too Old?

Love this thread. At 52 I'm considered an "old dog" in law enforcement. If I get into trucking next year I'll be the new kid!

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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W2 information

Since both companies are very large, there's a good chance the information you seek is already on file with the IRS. If you file with turbotax, for example, adding the company's EIN in the appropriate box will likely pre-populate your numbers on your return. Of course, you can always call the human resources dept of each company and ask for a copy to be forwarded to you, either by mail or email.

Posted:  2 months ago

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What to do - truck weaving badly

Definitely call 911 in the future. I'm a county cop and we get calls like this all the time. Most times a driver is tired, and we can get him safely off the road to get some rest. If he is impaired (BAC limits are lower for CDL drivers) he needs to be off the road and in jail. Drivers need to look out for each other, and if you can help get an impaired driver off the road, you have saved someone's life. (and yes, that makes you MY hero!)

A few weeks ago, a driver for Amazon called 911 to report a 4-wheeler driving erratically in my county. I was the one who made the stop and the arrest (the guy was druuuuunk). This driver was such a great witness he was even able to email me his dash cam video. I couldn't thank that driver enough!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Introduction, followed by a million questions

Hey folks! I've been lurking for about six months, I figure it's time to say hey. I'm JZ, (you can call me Z, I feel like JZ is too formal), I'm currently a police Sergeant in NW Florida. I'm about a year from the point in my career where I can start burning leave, with an eventual retirement date of July of 2020. I'm considering an "encore career" as a truck driver. My two main questions are 1-can you do a ride-along with a driver, to see if this line of work is something you might really want to do? And 2-if you're burning terminal leave with your current employer, will companies hire you or would they want to wait until you're completely done? More questions will follow. It has been fun watching everyone's journeys, btw. There's a lot of wisdom in these masses.

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