Profile For Marc Lee

Marc Lee's Info

  • Location:
    Kenosha, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 2 months ago

Marc Lee's Bio

WAS a Company driver in training...

TWICE!

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Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Oops! SWIFT pulled their job offer!

Thanks All. Already put that to Swift Recruiter.

Think I will try that with Schneider too!

Posted:  5 days, 2 hours ago

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Oops! SWIFT pulled their job offer!

Safety cited my "2 months" driving for other companies.

Messaged Recruiter. Not expecting it to change.

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Posted:  5 days, 2 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

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Marc I totally, 100% agree with Old School.

You have got to take ownership of this; your performance will be measured against a higher bar. Embrace the challenge.

Having trained many new drivers coming into the Walmart Account, I’ve heard lots of orientation stories. It’s an elongated job interview, not automatic, and expect you may be tested to evaluate skills before being assigned a mentor. Be mentally prepared for this.

Good luck!

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Thanks G. Road test already listed. Backing not. (That one is still a concern). Hope is their process is road test then Mentor. Backing improvement over time...

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Okay...but not sure what "already listed" means...

Please, whatever you do during any Swift backing exam, G.O.A.L. and make it very obvious. They will also test you after the 200 hours of mentoring is completed.

Already listed meaning already identified as a requirement.

NOT THAT IT MATTERS NOW!

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Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

FYI... Ten Street / Driver Pulse also works (with many companies) for Onboarding purposes.

Recruiter needed to get her boss to approve my hiring. She was going to call or text me back. Because I have the app she just sent me a Conditional Offer letter via Driver Pulse, as was the hotel / Orientation information letter.

Just sharing my experience...

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

Congrats Marc....git er done

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Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

Marc I totally, 100% agree with Old School.

You have got to take ownership of this; your performance will be measured against a higher bar. Embrace the challenge.

Having trained many new drivers coming into the Walmart Account, I’ve heard lots of orientation stories. It’s an elongated job interview, not automatic, and expect you may be tested to evaluate skills before being assigned a mentor. Be mentally prepared for this.

Good luck!

Thanks G. Road test already listed. Backing not. (That one is still a concern). Hope is their process is road test then Mentor. Backing improvement over time...

Posted:  5 days, 5 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

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Hoping 3rd time is the charm! (I am approaching this as "do or die"). Not counting on being offered a 4th!

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

Congratulations Marc!

Welcome to Swift.

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G-Town!

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

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That's one beautiful thing about trucking; there's no faking it. You have to go out there and make it happen.

Ain't that the truth of trucking!?!

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Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

Thanks PJ.

PackRat... 3 days of orientation and 200 hours with a trainer to upgrade to solo. So NOT a "student". (Guess I get to keep my CDL and endorsements).

Don't really know much more than that. Guess you all convinced me: A) It doesn't really matter and B) I am lucky to have the opportunity.

Rest is up to me, eh?

Posted:  5 days, 18 hours ago

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Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

Heading to Swift in Menasha, WI Monday 9/23!

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Posted:  6 days, 3 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

Marc, have you applied to CFI? I cannot recommend them enough.

Just now! Thanks Don!

Posted:  6 days, 15 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

Thanks Big T.. Western Express is on the list of places I have applied, as are Roehl, Swift, Veriha, Millis, Millan, CRST, Decker, Marten, U.S. Express, West Side Transport, Thomas E. Keller, Stevens, Prime (rejected again) and TMC (short form but flatbed is not a good fit at my age).

Posted:  6 days, 15 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

Marc, you're the one that said you're not giving up your license or endorsements. Have any companies asked you to do that?

No. Just Rob T. and Bird One.

Companies pretty quiet for the most part!

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Posted:  6 days, 15 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

So here is my question... are you trying to.get a job and go right into a "paid" position without going through school.again? That didnt seem to work at Schneider. So.are you asking these companies to go.through their schooling?

i would.just sign a contract and do the schooling all over again. it isnt going to hurt. that is IF they will even let you. some wont.

You seemed surprised Schneider let you go after not backing well... my guess is they basically gave you the CDL Exam to see how you would do. "more than 15 minutes" and "I think i GOALed 3 times" those are auto fails on the CDL Exam.

Actually, Schneider allows unlimited GOALS but 15 minutes is apparently a hard limit. I was told it was "soft" (not actually clocked). In WI I am not aware of a time limit. On the 90 degree back I believe you are allowed 2 pull-ups for free, additionals are 2 points (again, doing this from memory). Not sure if GOALS are charged but if they are it would be similar...

Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

I agree. That maybe your only option at this point Marc.

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Just not turning in my license and endorsements to start over!

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Why not? You really have zero experience. You're going to re-learn everything anyways it's just a test. You passed it before why cant you again with more practice? The CDL you currently possess is more or less useless. To be honest if I were in your situation I'd find any company that's willing to take me on and do whatever it is they ask of me.

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REALLY don't see how that helps.

Please enlighten me!

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

Thanks all!

Applied to 10-12 companies or so. One rejection (Prime, again, one "not in our hiring area", waiting or playing message tag with the rest. Applying as a CDL holder. Willing to do whatever (full class, or whatever). Just not turning in my license and endorsements to start over!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Trucking Truth Paid CDL Apply and Ten Street Work Together Nicely!

Pretty sure some friends and relatives have put a few AYCE Sushi joints out of business!

(Didn't mean to exclude myself in that one. Clearly I played a role!)

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Trucking Truth Paid CDL Apply and Ten Street Work Together Nicely!

... You are welcome, Marc.. (and don't forget G'Town, btw!)

I wish you the best; keep us posted.... and go get that AYCE sushi ~! ( l love it too, husband and kids, not so much~! )

I (we) know you can do this if you really want it....... best of all to ya~!

Anne

Welcome. Oh yeah, sorry... Thanks G-Town!

Too late for the Sushi, but if you ever get to Green Bay... Sushi Lover's (downtown) is $18.99. You order off the menu. Anything / everything (drinks and wasted food cost extra). Salads, entrees, desserts... even dieting I "did OK". Pretty sure some friends and relatives have put a few AYCE Sushi joints out of business!

Apps / inquiries out to about 10 companies. Pretty sure something will pop soon. Otherwise it's back to handyman work and square one training.

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Trucking Truth Paid CDL Apply and Ten Street Work Together Nicely!

So I did follow the advice of Brett, OS and Anne. Applied in a minute or less to several paid CDL schools.

Of course, what generally comes next is the companies which look to be a fit ask for an application to be completed (link enclosed in TT e-mail).

Switch to Ten Street app and a few of the "leads" sent to the companies show up in my home page. I can then click on "Apply", answer a handful (or two) of questions (each company a little different) and send my full DOT application with about 95% of the required information already there. The multiple signatures and acknowledgements take about as long as adding the few items (emergency contacts, alcohol and other drug d.q. questions, etc.). Whole thing is about 10 minutes per company. (It would take me longer than that to do just jobs and addresses otherwise!).

It's not really an "either / or". They actually both have value!

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