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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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How do people survive

I do not want to complain about industry when i drive down the highway I see trucks and I long to be on the road I really do.The companies I talked to some were ok with my duis others said no way. I do not blame them they do not know me know if I am a drunk or not as for school I was going on weekends but I not the school but I did not get the hang of double clutching. A lot of cdl paid training say the use automatics now. I sometimes want so much to drive but the money I just can not get past not making any money. I work out of my house now I have a small advertising company, and I make a goal to make at least 250 a day or work till 5, sometimes I hit it most days I do not most days 150 or 200. But I can work in my underwear and if I want to go do something I only answer to the banks and my wife if I make my 250 by 10 in morning I still work till 12 then go fishing. But I long to drive but I do not think I can pay my bills on what is offered and I hate it my hat is off to all of you but I have bills to pay and it in my opinion really stinks that the money is just not there for me I wish it was but do not think I was badmouthing your industry you are doing what i would love to be doing.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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How do people survive

I have been talking to trucking companies for almost a year now about paid cdl training. But i honestly do not know how companies expect a grown man to be able to survive doing this i say 90% of companies want you to go to there school for 3 to 4 weeks with no pay i understand that but then once you get your cdl they want to train you living in a truck 24 hours a day making 20 to 30 cents a mile even at 3000 miles that is only 900 and they tax you on top of that so i will be away from home for 4 weeks no pay in school then living in a truck for another month or so making 900 if i have a trainer that will hustle they tax that i might make 750 if i am lucky for being away from home that is 24 hours in a day x 7 days is 168 hours 750 divided by 168 is $4.46 an hour and i have to eat when i am out there sure i am not driving all those hours but i am still babysitting there truck i just do not know how a grown man with responsibilities can get into this profession without having a big bank roll to last the first year or so

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Criminal record

I am in my 3rd weekend of driving school am excited about getting a job have talked to many companies on my driving record I only have 1 ticket from 2009 but my criminal history duis is very very very bad are there any companies that only look at driving record and not criminal history my duis do not show on my dmv report they are so old but when a company ask and I tell them ive had some companies want criminal history when I let them know that dmv can not even tell me when they were any suggestions please

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Manual Transmission

I do not want coddling but you and the other fellow I guess did not bother reading this before starting in with the critsmad not constructive criticism but I understand i have seen your kind before as for me I would rather build up than tear down but to each his own I guess

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I hear what your saying I watched a lot of you tube videos on double clutching since my first post and think I grasp the concept of how to do it but I think it is bs that I have to learn from youtube videos or other students while instructors are running to there cars one after the other as soon as one gets backs the other goes I'm sure I will learn enough but for the money I am spending I would not think most of my education would be from YouTube or other students I thank you for your comments though and wish you the best

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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Manual Transmission

Thanks pj you are so correct I'm thinking I will gain from them what I am able and look at training menus on here and watch a lot of you tube I am pretty sure I can do the double clutch now it just was not even told to me how to do it at class and some folks are to busy thinking of what the want to say next about self fulling prophecy and encouragement whizzing by my head than reading what I said but its ok some folks are just that way I guess

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Manual Transmission

I hear what your saying I watched a lot of you tube videos on double clutching since my first post and think I grasp the concept of how to do it but I think it is bs that I have to learn from youtube videos or other students while instructors are running to there cars one after the other as soon as one gets backs the other goes I'm sure I will learn enough but for the money I am spending I would not think most of my education would be from YouTube or other students I thank you for your comments though and wish you the best

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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Manual Transmission

I know you teach it here and I check out this site sometimes 10 15 times a day I was trying to go to school on weekends so I could can keep money coming in till I get my cdl but I should have listened to you guys the pros and went with a company trained cdl on automatics I thank you so much for all the knowledge everyone here puts out im just wish I would've taken advantage of you guys knowledge sooner

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Manual Transmission

I hear what your saying I watched a lot of you tube videos on double clutching since my first post and think I grasp the concept of how to do it but I think it is bs that I have to learn from youtube videos or other students while instructors are running to there cars one after the other as soon as one gets backs the other goes I'm sure I will learn enough but for the money I am spending I would not think most of my education would be from YouTube or other students I thank you for your comments though and wish you the best

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Manual Transmission

Thanks I'm thinking of trying to find me accompany to train me on an automictic I will keep going to school on weekends since I am paying for it I have got my permit and health card but I do not like the way this school is run at all as I said yesterday I was there from 8-4 and had maybe a hour hour and a half of any instruction that's including instruction from other students I guess I should have checked them out better my fault

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Manual Transmission

Thanks for the suggestions yes I chose to do weekend school to keep working but I read the ladies post about money during schooling training and calling car payments and asking to put them on hold can any of you tell me which company trains and drives automatics and I can start getting a check quickly got my Virginia cdl permit and my dot medical card but I really do not think I can get the manual shifting down I used to drive a sticking a car but so different and I read post on here about driving sticking cities seems very tiring but if any one can point me in right direction I will say you referred me and maybe hopefully you can get a bonus's

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