Profile For Brad K.

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  • Location:
    Cape Coral, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  4 years ago

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South East US Refresher Course

Hey Brad, as you know, Florida can be a tough hiring area. There's three companies there that should probably be on your short list. Swift and Knight both have terminals in Florida, and I'm fairly certain each of them has a way to offer you some abbreviated form of training. Also, look into Cypress truck line. They have been offering training. They're mostly flatbed, but I'm pretty sure they're starting to do some other type freight now.

Good info. Thank you

Posted:  4 years ago

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South East US Refresher Course

I spoke with May and they will take me back with one trip out with a mentor as I had a great report with them. Unfortunately they no longer train/hire out of Pensacola due to them currently not having any freight going through FL. Worst case I will relocate again, just trying to avoid that expense at all costs for now.

Any reason you can’t go back to May? They have a location in Pensacola.

Posted:  4 years ago

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South East US Refresher Course

Hello All!

Well, I started with May Trucking A year ago January, 2019 and drove for a few months and had to get out due to health reasons temporarily. I am now ready to get behind the wheel again and am having a difficult time finding companies that offer refresher courses to get back on the road. Can anyone steer me in the direction of some decent companies to explore in the South Eastern US that will hire out of Florida? Thanks in advance for your replies.

Brad

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Background Check

Thank you. Im really looking forward to this career change!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Background Check

Hello everyone,

I am 51 years old and I am trying to bring back my past life as a teenager, lol. I know I got a DUI as a teen. I got my Colorado DMV history and shows no traffic incidents or tickets. I bought a Colorado Bureau of Investigations criminal report and it came back clean. They stated that sealed records and juvenile records are not available to the public. Is this different for trucking companies? I am thinking I will still disclose my DUI as a juvenile to be safe but am just curious if trucking companies can go back that deep and get juvenile records like the military does?

Thank you in advance for your replies

Brad

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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CDL Residence

Thank you! Greatly appreciated

No, you will only pay a state income tax for your state of residence. Most of the larger carriers can even handle the state income tax withholding for you.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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CDL Residence

My next question would be: If I continue to claim FL as my residence, am I correct in assuming that I will file tax returns in both Florida and the state the Trucking co. will be paying me from since I will probably have state income tax deducted from the trucking companys state of business?

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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CDL Residence

Thank you!

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Now for my question: Once I have my CDL with the address of the home I am selling, after the house sells can I change my address to a mail forwarding service (popular with full time RV'ers) in the state of Florida with just a cell phone bill and CCW permit without any CDL issues? That being said, what if down the road I wanted to transfer my Florida CDL to a South Dakota mail forwarding service?

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Hey Brad, good question. I am currently a full-time RV'er looking to start CDL training in Jan 2019. We use a mailing service called "Escapees" right now (I'm guessing it might be the one you are referring to) with TX as our state of residence. Although we don't spend much time in Texas we do several things to justify it as our domicile: Driver's Licenses, Concealed Carry Permits, Voting, Updated Wills, Jury Duty (though amazingly easy to defer when I was away from the state and got the summons), Bank Account, etc. Although TX has no state income tax, paying tax to a state will certainly help solidify your legal residence. Money talks!

I recommend you go the the Escapees website and search for "domicile." The club/site are supported (owned?) by a legal firm that specializes in issues of domicile. Besides that, their mail service is awesome! They toss out all my junk mail and scan the other envelopes so I can decide if I want them forwarded, tossed, or opened and the contents scanned. **BTW, I receive NO compensation or reward for mentioning Escapees. Just a happy customer.**

Hope this helps, Mike

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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CDL Residence

Hello Everyone,

I am slowly putting together my plan for my career change and have found a hurdle that I haven't been able to find any exact answers on:

I am currently a home owner in Florida. I am going to get my CDL through Suncoast Trucking Academy here in SW Florida. During my 10 weekend course my house will be on the market to hopefully sell by years end. I am kind of planning on graduation, home sale and out of state company OTR training to fall into reasonably close timelines.

I am single, 51 years old with hopefully 15 years of work life remaining, my daughter is grown and living in Ohio, I love driving, I consider myself a loner and have very strong work ethic. I just want to drive and bank roll my retirment. It's just my dog and I so my plan is to be a full time trucker living in the truck.

Once my home sells and I have my Florida state CDL I do not plan on buying or renting another home.

Now for my question: Once I have my CDL with the address of the home I am selling, after the house sells can I change my address to a mail forwarding service (popular with full time RV'ers) in the state of Florida with just a cell phone bill and CCW permit without any CDL issues? That being said, what if down the road I wanted to transfer my Florida CDL to a South Dakota mail forwarding service?

I've read some threads here on TT but all are a few years old and it's my understanding that laws have change a bit so I'm hoping that someone has some urrent accurate info on the subject.

Thank you all in advance for your replies. Brad

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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CDL Residence

My other question regarding the topic, I know you need a physical address to get the CDL, but do I need it for any other reason after I get my CDL or can I just open a PO Box and lose the physical address?

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