Profile For Travis M.

Travis M.'s Info

  • Location:
    NY

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 4 months ago

Travis M.'s Bio

Got my CDL in February 2019.

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Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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Stoopid U-turn of the day

Is that loss of control? What are the tracks in the mud leading to the front end? Just coincidence that someone else ran off the road there?

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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What I've Learned From This Pandemic

"Garbage" seems a little strong. There were places that were overwhelmed. There was an alarming upward mortality trend before precautions were put in place.

I agree the whole thing with the ship is pretty weird. Truckloads of victims and stressed out caregivers, yet they didn't take advantage of the ship to its fullest. Fake news? Bureaucracy? Lack of coordination?

It's always difficult to decide what might have been; to reconstruct a different history out of "what if". Or in this case, "what if we hadn't..."

Someone referred to the precautions of Y2K and how unnecessary it turned out to be. Similar for the virus.

All this cost. All this sacrifice. What would have happened if we had taken no preventative actions?

The infection rate and the death rate would have leveled out. But where?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Y'all, Pray For Me

Ear buds or, better, full sized headphones.

Nowadays your phone is much smaller than your face, so it's hard to hide behind.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Can a company driver be forced to pay for fuel?

Is that one job or two? Are the two of you the two company drivers?

If you choose to leave, be nice about it. A company owner on the edge could get vindictive.

My fiancee and I are company drivers, driving a company owned and maintained truck. The company is tiny, with only 2 power units and 2 dry van trailers.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Y'all, Pray For Me

You might want to be more specific in your prayers.

I feel for you Old School. I will pray for an early departure from that place.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl permit transfer

I would think the permit is related to your driver's license. The CDL is, as far as I know. That makes it seem that you get the permit and the CDL test in the state where your license is.

You can train anywhere you want but that would mean the test would have to be related to the state of your driver's license. Do the big companies have some arrangement?

The original question seemed to imply that Swift needed the permit to be in AZ. That makes it seem like they don't have an arrangement that crosses state lines.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl permit transfer

CDL licenses transfer between a lot of states. Permits may be a different story.

Both the trainer and the examiner have to accept that out of state permit. The trainer for school or company policy. The examiner would have to follow state rules.

A call to the AZ DMV would answer the examiner part of that.

But if Swift says no for their trainer, then it doesn't matter what the state says.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Expiration of DOT physical

I don't have a problem getting it done. Just got mine renewed which is what got me thinking about it.

Mine was on January 10th. Now it's January 7th. When I scheduled it, I realized it would be hard to get the full value of the two medical I was paying for - both in time and money.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Expiration of DOT physical

Not frustrated at all. I'm not complaining. I'm not trying to change anything. Just curious as to how others schedule it. My apologies for wasting your time.

From your answer, I take it that you happily accept the fact that you renew your medical a few weeks earlier every two years. Got it.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Expiration of DOT physical

It seeems silly to me that the DOT physical expires on the date of the physical.

Does everyone avoid operating illegally and get their new exam before the expiration? This means that the expiration date will move up a few days or weeks with every renewal.

Or, do you coordinate with a vacation so that your medical does expire but you're not driving and you get it renewed before going back to work?

I know there's a grace period for providing the new medical to the DOT but does that make it legal to run without a current medical during that time? I didn't think so.

My comparison is the FAA medical period which is based on calendar months. This basically provides an entire month to renew the medical and the expiration remains the same (the end of the month).

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