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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    8 months ago

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Posted:  54 minutes ago

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Closer to finally, pulling the trucking school trigger!

Marc Lee, Thanks, It's too close for comfort, my worker was on vacation last week, was a couple thingss I had to do before she got back, which I got all handled Friday ! My 2pm appt with her today, finished up the paperwork and got my referral.... So, tomorrow, bright and early, I'm headed down to Fontana, to have Roadmasters fill in their part. And get them papers to her ASAP! They also are running low on funding, because part of their budget was given to another office, who churns out less people!

So, soon as I get these papers in her hands, said tell school set up a tentative start date, of 15th April...So as soon as she pushes my paperwork thru her boss for finalization. She said it might take 2 weeks, but she is on it as time is not on our side.....New budgets not until July ! Jeeze been 3+ months working with the county lol no ones in any hurry for sure.

Stevo... glad you took that as intended!

NOT looking to cause concern... cautious optimism is appropriate. The "administrators" of my program is a private firm: Maximus. Sounds like yours may be the County. I think (Milwaukee Co.) was who "screwed" me last time. (Another story for another time)...

I think being able to "pull the trigger" quickly is key. You will probably be OK. But as you seem to realize... at the end of the day (and especially at the end of the week)... they go home... collect their pay and we still have to deal with our stuff!

My specific situation was I felt my best fit was one of two technical colleges which offered a weekend course. If I had gone to another school or even a class with more starting dates the timing might have worked better.

As it turns out it will probably all work out... my case manager says the voucher for the tuition and checks for remaining mileage reimbursements have been cut. Checks will come to me... school will cut check back to me at some point for the money I paid them.

I sort of (need to?) believe that things work out as they are supposed to. But this whole deal has been a bit of a fight for me.

Here's hoping yours goes smoother!

Posted:  4 hours, 51 minutes ago

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Closer to finally, pulling the trucking school trigger!

Best of luck to you. Looking forward to your updates.

Ran into issue with WIOA. They ran out of funding but more was coming. Meanwhile I went to (required) tech college orientation session, got my CLP, enrolled in class, got State diabetes waiver (no longer needed)...

Eventually was told "if class starts before we get our new funding we can't pay for your training." Got a few checks for expenses and commuting mileage and then had to enter into a payment plan with school.

Filed a formal grievance and was told they could pay off outstanding balance but not the almost $800 I had paid.

Disputed that and mileage computations. Now getting it all!

Good luck. Let me know if you need help!

Posted:  5 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Can't Get in Upper Sleeper and Worried

There are companies which do "day" training... even for Regional and OTR where you are home every night. Loads can be 90% drop and hook or better.

Not saying this is a solution and not looking to debate merits / drawbacks but something to consider.

There are lots of ways to train and get loads to deliver!

Posted:  5 hours, 19 minutes ago

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How Schneider Trucks Are Made

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Posted:  11 hours, 24 minutes ago

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Cautionary tale

I agree Bruce.

Near misses are just that!

Thanks for sharing. Be safe! good-luck.gif

Posted:  11 hours, 30 minutes ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

Glad to hear PackRat!

Keep up the good work!

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Posted:  1 day ago

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Where do they find these writers?

Trucking is listed as an unskilled job. /blockquote>

That's a common myth!

Posted:  1 day, 7 hours ago

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Ok CB poll

Not to hijack this thread, but I don't have a CB. I've never even talked on one. Being that I'm a rookie, what are the reasons I should get one?

Google the video where a trucker is trying to alert oncoming traffic about an accident around a blind curve. After he rushes to help the SECOND FEDEX DOUBLE rig which crashes - that driver responds "No one uses those things anymore!" when asked why she didn't slow down when warned. (Neither driver had a CB in their cabs).

Posted:  1 day, 7 hours ago

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Sold on Leasing... no, Lease Purchase!

Two frogs are sitting on a log...

One makes a decision to jump in.

How many frogs are still sitting on the log?

. . . .

TWO! . . . (Making a decision is NOT the same thing as taking action!) . Even a great plan if not well executed is, at best, a great plan!

Jason... no one here wants to see you fail!

Quite the contrary! If you indeed have found the "secret sauce" to REALLY being successful at trucking... imagine how much better those already at or near the top of their game could do! I'm sure there would be rush to follow your example.

But to just dismiss their advice based on years of their successfully doing this job at the highest levels in the industry... that's just nuts!

Just my $.02. Your mileage may (and probably will vary).

But please... keep it civil! Besides it being the right thing to do... it is a requirement to be here. I want to see your settlements as much as anyone.

It would be a shame for you to be banned from here due to inappropriate behavior before you have a chance to prove everyone else wrong!

Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

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Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

PackRat...

Care to share that hospital address?

Do we need a name or will "PackRat" work there by now?

Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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Helpful Equipment For Truckers

Wouldn't a trailer "hitch pin" and clip be easier, cheaper and something I already own?!?

Maybe too small, now that I think about it!

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Helpful Equipment For Truckers

Wouldn't a trailer "hitch pin" and clip be easier, cheaper and something I already own?!?

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Drivers lounge

I like the idea of an app... something quickly and easily accessed without logging into TT.

I used to just click on a link in email and go right to TT and respond. I now need to go to TT, go to Login/register, then into the forums, general discussions, etc..

I assume this is a security thing and adapted to it.

For my recent meetup with Jamie I posted my phone number (mix of words and numbers to foil "screen scrapers") to facilitate contact.

With an app we could have done everything there... including me monitoring his progress as he traveled from his "10" to his delivery to his "34" where I met him.

Just my thoughts and preferences!

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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What is the strangest thing you've seen?

Was once out at the "quarry" (swimming hole) outside of town doing what teenagers did on weekend nights in smaller midwestern towns in the 70's...

Saw an object come over the horizon in the distance. It continued to arc overhead for what seemed to be a minute or more before disappearing over the opposite horizon. No one said a word for quite some time.

I assume it was a satellite but don't think any of us realized it back then!

Ooh WEE OOH!

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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What is the strangest thing you've seen?

I figured it was pretty strange to need a sign posted for this...

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No shi#!

Posted:  3 days, 2 hours ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

Great News PackRat!

Posted:  3 days, 6 hours ago

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Springfield, IL Walmart Bans Trucks Entirely After City Issues $50k In Fines!

As a trainee at JBH, how many times did you actually ask for permission?

Zero.

My comment was specifically about RV experiences. RV's are covered by a Corporate policy which is available on their web site. Not aware of an official policy on Big Rigs though I believe "lenient" and "tolerant" pretty much sum it up.

Posted:  3 days, 6 hours ago

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Moving while out of hours?

Just an update, I got finished and parked with 6 minutes left enough to log my post trip.

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