Profile For Kevin L.

Kevin L.'s Info

  • Location:
    Huntsville, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 9 months ago

Kevin L.'s Bio

I am a 42 yr old male trying to get into trucking. I am an Air Force vet who has worked in a couple of different fields in my career, but I've had trucking in my DNA my entire life. Both grandfathers had trucking/logging companies, my estranged father and all uncle's drove for them when I was little. I always wanted to get into the business, but was encouraged to any field that was not trucking. Both grandfathers passed away when I was younger, and life took us all down different roads. Now I'm fed up with corporate America and I am ready to take the plunge come hell or high water so to speak. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this site, I have read so many topic discussions and learned so much about my impending journey already. I look forward to continuing my education here as well as on the road!

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Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Update on new Millis Transfer job

Wow that got a lil crazy lol. And from my time at the Cartersville, GA school we started with 12. Four didn't show up and one failed his drug test. After that one guy couldn't get the backing, but they were really trying to be patient and work with him...he just threw his hands up, refused to even try anymore and quit. So in the end we had three on the road and three backing during alternating weeks. I mean having a small class was great as far as extra time with driving and maneuvers, but they have it so well mapped out that they could have accommodated the full twelve with no problem. Great group of guys, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to getting on the road with my trainer Monday. Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving, I'll check in again soon.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Update on new Millis Transfer job

Just wanted to let everyone know that I finished my driving school with Millis Transfer. The next step is going on the road for 15k miles with a trainer before getting my own truck. Everything is just as it was promised with Millis. They are a great group of people who treat you like a respected person, not a number. Thanks to all on here for your insight and helpful information. I wouldn't even have known about Millis if it weren't for Trucking Truth. I will keep y'all updated as my journey continues. Anyone that has any questions or are considering coming to Millis feel free to ask me anything. Again, thank y'all so much, more updates coming soon!

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Newbies, keep the faith, don't give up!!

Yes, my applications were all to mega companies that train you. I can't speak as to the many others. The experience I had was with those that wanted three years work history, as these guys have said. However, the whole point of me starting this thread is to say you never know until you talk to someone. It just took someone actually listening to my circumstances and understanding why I hadn't worked for two years. I have a solid history before that, though. I'm really glad some experienced folks are chiming in, that was my intention- to start a discussion to help other newbies.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Newbies, keep the faith, don't give up!!

@Joseph L.- Thanks brother, I appreciate the well wishes. Where are you in school if I may ask?

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Newbies, keep the faith, don't give up!!

@GrumpOldMan- I will certainly keep everyone up to date as this experience unfolds. Thanks for being a part of the journey, and I hope to see you at Millis someday!

@∆_Danielsahn_∆ - Thanks for your reply and affirming that Millis is a good company. I get more excited each time someone says something positive about them. And I will most certainly look up "Trucker Who" and check out his vids.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Newbies, keep the faith, don't give up!!

Thanks guys, I appreciate y'all! I am going to dive in the High Road CDL training program right away. I will be attending in Cartersville, GA. And I do intend to start a training diary as I hope to help others along the way, if I can.

And the reason that everyone gave me a hard time was my mom has been sick for a few years, and two yrs ago I quit work to help her through some rough stuff. She is much better, thank God, but once I uttered haven't worked I couldn't even finish my sentence as to why before they were like, "No, sorry we're not interested. Get a yrs experience and reapply." Millis was so understanding and I really appreciate them giving me a chance.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Newbies, keep the faith, don't give up!!

I have been silently reading and learning on this site for several months. It is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting or trying to get into the trucking industry. I read so many posts regarding the different companies, things to watch out for, things to expect, etc.

It took a while for me to make an informed decision as to how I would proceed. I began submitting applications and found out that there was what seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle in getting hired as a newbie for training with zero experience. No matter who I talked to it seemed this issue stopped the process dead in it's tracks.

I am a veteran with a good driving record and I've never been in any legal trouble, but still was having a hard time. I had created "tiers" of companies that I wanted to apply for training with. First tier, no dice. Second tier, same. So I had ALMOST accepted my fate that I would have to go with a carrier that accepts pretty much anyone within reason, but the pay isn't great and I read horrifying reviews on Trucking Truth.

Then, I found a thread in this forum that provided me with a company I didn't even know existed. I went to their website and was thoroughly impressed with what they said, as well as confirmations on Trucking Truth that they were for real.

I thought what the hell, I'll give them a shot. You never know if you don't ask, right? I soon got an email from them, so I revealed the issue that all the others had with me. The recruiter went to the director and was told since I was a veteran and everything else was good, go ahead with the application. Now, four days later, I was officially accepted to attend MTI with Millis Transfer.

Not only am I thrilled for the opportunity, but I remembered all the folks on here saying not to give up, have patience, be honest and you will get there. Boy were y'all right! This seems like a great company, and I never would have made it if I had listened to negativity. I kept the faith, I didn't give up, and now my adventure is set to begin on October 1st with what seems to be a fantastic company. Thank you Brett, and all of you for such valuable information and advice. This website is awesome!

And to anyone else that is feeling down, keep going. Your destiny is just one taken chance away!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Restless Leg Syndrome medication

Hey thanks for the reply and the heads up about the weekends being slow! I absolutely will be sticking around. I'm still learning the ropes of TT, so I need to figure out the best way to introduce myself and start a thread about my journey. So far I have learned so much just by reading the information available here.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Restless Leg Syndrome medication

Hi all, quick question. I'm a healthy person and take no narcotics. The only medication that concerns me is my Ropinirole that I take for RLS. I only take it before sleep. I am wondering if anyone knows whether or not this will cause a problem for CDL training/getting hired at Prime or other mega carrier?

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