Profile For Chris

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  • Location:
    Inwood, WV

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year ago

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Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime’d and ready to go

I have been following your Journey Squirelly and I congratulate you on getting thru the training. GOOD LUCK with LEASING and in your continuing journey.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Background Checks

I've read a few things about Hireright on this site, would that be the route to go, it seems they research Employment, DMV, and Criminal in 1 shot. Is this worth the fee it charges and will I get all these in 1 report?

Posted:  11 months ago

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Background Checks

Thanks Dave, I appreciate your reply.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Background Checks

Army thanks for your reply I will look into that. And more importantly, Thanks for your Service!

Posted:  11 months ago

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Background Checks

Well I'm still working my way toward obtaining my CDL, have decided on a company (Prime Inc) and when to begin my journey, now doing my due diligence. Other than a medical issue I'm trying to put behind me (NSTEMI in Oct 2017 and the medications required), I don't have any Criminal or Driving issues that would disqualify me (to my knowledge), but to be absolutely sure I want to run a Criminal and Drivers License check to be 100% positive before wasting mine and Prime Inc's time. My question is can someone tell me if I can obtain a free background check and if not free what is the best check to run that would compare to what Prime Inc uses? Also I have been employed by my present employer for going on 8yrs now, is that adequate time or do I need employer info prior to that? I did carry a CDL Class B in the late 80's with no issues there, and I left the company on good terms. Any help and advice is much appreciated. Thanks

Posted:  1 year ago

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Putting the Wheels in Motion but are these Hiccups Roadblocks?

Welcome to the forum.

I suggest doing your homework on the FMCSA guidelines for heart attacks and stents. Having a consult with your cardiologist is also advisable. There is lots of material on the subject...

Here is one example:

CDL Medical Exam- Heart Attack Giudelines

Use Google to assist with your research. The process to get medically certified might take you longer, but I believe if you follow instructions, work with your Docs so you are well prepared for your exam you should be good to go.

Best of luck!

Thanks very much G Town I appreciate your reply and advice, time is something I have not really looking to get started until winter to get ready, Thanks again.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Putting the Wheels in Motion but are these Hiccups Roadblocks?

Welcome to the forum. The mistakes of your youth won't matter. The health might. However, there are plenty of people out here with health issues and taking meds. You picked two companies. Prime and Wil-Trans/Jim Palmer. Wil-Trans owns Jim Palmer and they haul Prime Trailers.

Read through our starter pack.

Then look at Paid CDL Training Programs. I went through CFI's paid training and have been with them for one year now. They are a great company and they really care about the driver and their families. It is best to pick a company that fits you best. Be honest with them about your health issues. I don't think what happened over 30 years ago is an issue. Good luck.

Thanks Much Big Scott I appreciate your reply!

Posted:  1 year ago

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Putting the Wheels in Motion but are these Hiccups Roadblocks?

Well hello there Truckers Forum, allow me to introduce myself. I'm a 52 yr old Man living in the eastern panhandle of West VA, married with 4 awesome children and a beautiful 3yr old granddaughter. Over the past several yrs on and off I have been researching the trucking industry and what it has to offer my family and myself, I have read the horror stories, the love stories, and the poor me stories, etc.. Yet nothing deters me from this itch of becoming an OTR Truck Driver, My grandfather drove many years for Time DC, and Landstar and my other Grandfather ran his own coal hauling business and ran produce from Fla to the Mid Atlantic many yrs ago, and my father hauled one of the 1st Coors Beer Loads west of the Mississippi many yrs ago, so I assume I have a strand of DNA that is stained with diesel exhaust. I'm at a point in my life where I feel I can finally put the wheels in motion to begin reaching the dream I have had for many yrs, however... THE HICCUPS! I'm absolutely positive I can fulfill all the requirements needed to get my career started but when I was younger (18) I made a couple mistakes I hope wont hinder me from reaching this Goal. Mistakes…. In 1984 I enlisted in the Marine Corps out of High School, during my enlistment I tested positive for Marijuana and was UA for more than 24 hrs (late returning from leave). I also got in trouble for leaving the base while on Base restriction which the military decided to discharge me for...Other than Honorable Discharge. I have no excuse for these mistakes, I was weak and didn't give a damn about any consequences at the time....but time has a way of healing those insufficiencies. I have no Felonies or any Criminal record other than a couple Misdemeanors since. Now onto my next possible hurdle...In Oct of 2017 I had a minor Heart Attack due to my eating habits and high cholesterol, I was given 3 stents in my Heart for blockages. Since then I have been building a better and healthier me, better eating habits, plenty of exercise, Gym 5 days a week, blah, blah, blah, etc.. I have lost 30lbs and feeling better than I have in yrs and I have no issues or side effects from the meds I am taking....The Meds are... Aspirin, Brilanta, atorvastatin, carvedilol, and Lisinopril. Some of these meds will drop off in Nov. Now I'm no dummy and realize that these meds may be an issue but don't want to find out after I leave my present employer as I have read has happened. I know there isnt much info out there I guess Im just hoping for some clarification to rest my mind alittle. Now having said all this and done my research for possible companies to start my journey ive decided on a top 3.....Prime, Wil Trans, Jim Palmer or will consider other suggestions along these lines, with any luck I look to begin training in Winter 2018 so I can get some winter driving in while with a Trainer. I know these are some pretty serious things to have to tread thru to begin my journey and I truly have repented my ways with my wildness in my teens and early 20's, and am getting Healthier everyday. If you have any personal expierence, advice, or JOB OFFERS (lol) please feel free to reply, and Thank All of You who spend countless hrs out there bringing the freight that keeps this Awesome Country Rolling!! Happy Trails and Be Safe out there!! Thanks Again!

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