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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Boredom on the Road

I'm just at the beginning of CDL training. Once I hit the road , ( be several months) I plan to write. ( Wrote a history of my life, growing up with 11 siblings. Formatted, the manuscript, and gave a copy to each of my sister's. For Christmas) they loved it.) Childhood memories are suppose to be good, " aren't they". Also, I'm going to do something for all you truckers! I in my former life was a chef. I'm thing on a " Keep on Trucking " cookbook. I'm thinking on a format of a rotating Dailey menu. To give diet variance. What everyone think?

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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I have a prehire for next month

Yes good reasoning. Didn't think about certificate or the 160. Plan is to stay at whatever employer I'm with for 5 to 7 years, than permently retire. The cost is not a consideration ( staying beyond year) course provided they have me. As I'm already retired, with a ok income, I can build on my value to my company and know I will be in the top tier. I plan to go solo, take anything they have as far as miles, pay my dues and move on. In that company. As far as my current employer, Course not meaning to brag on myself, they have a great employee in myself.. Never late In 7 years, never called in, They can call me in ( and very often do) I pretty much run the place, from stocking, warehouse, receiving customer service. Plus handle thousands , don't drink or smoke, perfect driving record for 38 years. I'm sure, they want me to stay with them, as they know what my value to them in trucking will be. However, the certificate, and proper training means more to me. Thanks for a new prospective.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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I have a prehire for next month

I'm suppose to be on my way to CDL company sponsored training next month. My present employer owns a trucking company, 80 trucks. It was suggested I train otr with his company. I have driven previously but many years ago. (drove 5 years/ have cdl permit in hand) I will be paid as a team driver from day one. I will gain experience as a driver, get CDL, if I choose to leave I owe O $. Or I can stay as either a team driver or solo. Appreciate any opinions.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Budgeting

How much should I have available, be it in cash or credit when driving with a mentor.? As a solo driver, not Counting toys. Just expenses. On average how much should I carry or expect to spend in average week? What expenses should I expect, other than food, occasional clothing, boots, gloves ect.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Credit

I hate to ask this personal problem, but If I file bankruptcy, will this hinder my opportunities, of getting hired?

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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I'm packing to go

Question. I'm attending company sponsored training, in February. My current lease expires June 1st 2019. I no doubt that I'll successfully complete trainings. I'm considering not renewing lease placing everything in storage, as everyone knows, home time is sporadic at best. I'm thinking , being time home is sporadic, makes no sense to spend $1400.00 monthly when we live in a rolling home anyway.! As I plan running hard for 7 years before retiring. (I've retired 5 years ago from another profession). I can bank pay in total into my retirement account, as I receive adequate funds now. I am a widow, children grown and out on their own, even grandson purchase first home and plans to marry next Christmas. So I would appreciate opinion about putting. everything in storage temporarily. I'm thinking on doing this as a safeguard, slight possibility trucking will not work out as hoped for. I'm thinking in 6 months begin with train, being solo, I can see where my home terminal is located decide to Eighter rent another home or dispose of everything, as I'm not going to pay storage for a extended amount of time. (300$ each month) As far as home time, bunking with daughters and grandkids is a option as well as hotels. ( My kids would argue, with that idea) I'll save In excess of $75,000, on rent, utilities ect., by not renewing lease, on a home I may visit a few days every few months. Between, the savings on home and associated expenses, not paying storage, banking paychecks in total, my retirement would be very substantial. Sorry for a long post. Would appreciate opinions. ( Just to mention, I'm not concerned with the lifestyle of trucking, I previously was a trucker for 5 years, chasing the white lines. I left the industry, to attend to personal family issues, than after losing our first son, my first daughter was put in my arms! No way I could leave them again.) Now it's time to move on. Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Expunged Records - Should I Report This?

Thanks for all the insight. I've received various reply s, you can read them here. I even talked with the firm who will perform my background check. Of course I did not share my name. I was told that if the record indeed was expundge, as long it is no longer on judicial case sites at the court house records, no it will not be of any interest pertaining to the report. In other words the only information that will be collected and reported, is the info supplied by the court themselves. I talked to recruiter, basically said, if the records expundge, don't mention them. However, I'll carry docs with me, just to be prepared. Thanks everyone.

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If you follow that logic what good is the expungement? Since legally the event never happened you have no duty to disclose. Now is that the practical answer, no, it's the legal answer. It just torques me off that employers expect you to obey each and every one of their rules yet they make an end run around employment law. What's good for the goose should be good for the gander, but that's not the real world. The OP will have to make his own decision, I was just trying to provide food for thought.

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Look having only one mistake in my whole life and than being wrong about that..... The best advice is discuss it out with the recruiter, usually they will tell you the company's policy on expungement and the need to report or not. State laws differ greatly what is done in California would never happen in Alabama. So simply ask the recruiter and go from there.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Upgrading

I am a professional cook. Retired, I recently purchased my first convection cook top. It runs on 1500, inverter compliant. Micos are great, but lack in the ability of cooking a lot of non prepackaged, Staples. The countertop takes up only 12 inch footprint. You must have a stainless steel pan. You can cook anything, that you can on a conventional cooktop, The convection heats up in seconds compared to traditional. There's also a smaller micro, you can buy on line from Finger Hut, It has a cooktop on the top for frying, and a side coffee pot. Just mentioning for those who didn't know. The convection through is fantastic.

Thank you Ernie, Michael, and Mike. I am definitely planning on cooking on my truck, it’s cheaper and healthier. I wouldn’t have thought of a brush on the step either. Great idea!

Michael, good luck on your upgrade.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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I took everyone's advice. I contacted my prospective employer, told them the whole embarrassing story. I was told, as long as it didn't appear on current case search, weather, guilty or not, I have nothing to worry about. They said unless brought up, don't mention it at all, as long as I was expundge which it was. I was welcome to attend their training course. However, you can bet, my documents will be traveling with me. I'm just afraid of being turned away after the fact

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Expunged Records - Should I Report This?

Thanks for advice. I've contacted perspectives employer. Explained, about expunged records. Was told no As long as I had papers, shouldn't be a problem, but of course it be management call. I know it's gone off court records, but I found it in self background check site. Really unfair. Still paying for something that never happened. I contacted, said sit, they say they to will remove, if I send them a copy of expunged also. However, I found out, there are over 100 such sites. An impossible task Thanks again for listening.

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