Profile For Doug C.

Doug C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Annandale, MN

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 months, 1 week ago

Doug C.'s Bio

I am married with five kids, all grown. I have always wanted to be a long haul truck driver. I read an article in the paper last May about the trucker shortage. This rekindled the old fire, so I've decided to pursue the dream. I am got my DOT medical card and CDP in March. I will start training with CRST May 5.

I have a background in open pit and underground mining, surgical technology, property management/ maintenance, years volunteering with hospice, and full time pastoral ministry. I also have a BS in psychology. I play guitar and piano, and enjoy photographing birds and animals.

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Posted:  1 day, 10 hours ago

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Game: How Do You Motivate Yourself?

When I need motivation or have a hard day ahead I turn on the coffee pot and listen to "Eye of the Tiger" and "Livin' in America" from one of the Rocky movies.

Posted:  2 days ago

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Testing out to go solo

Congratulations Grumpy. Many happy trails to you.

Posted:  2 days, 21 hours ago

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Preparing For School With Millis

Clayton, good luck to you. Check out videos on YouTube by Rushin Truckin, my friend Scott Rush just finished his training at Millis and is now solo. He has some really good videos on his time with Millis.

Posted:  3 days, 13 hours ago

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Question about the actual CDL

Thank you Rainy. That clears up the issue. That's what I needed to know.

Posted:  4 days ago

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Question about the actual CDL

So far I've only done what I was instructed to do from my recruiter. I will ask him about the getting of the actual cdl. Thanks for the input guys. I'll let you know what I find out.

Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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Question about the actual CDL

I got my permit here in Minnesota where I live. But how does it work when I take my CDL in Cedar Rapids? Will the CDL be from Iowa or from Minnesota where I have my drivers license, or will I have to get the CDL from Minnesota?

Posted:  4 days, 14 hours ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

Million Miler, All of your emails arrived. Thank you so much.I will get to work on them this afternoon after work. Thanks to everybody who responded to my post.

Posted:  4 days, 14 hours ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

Million, Thanks,I will check it.Good to see ya around.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

Thanks JJ. I really appreciate your input. I will checkout that video.

Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

Thanks Bruce, that's nice to know. When I went to surgical tec. school I had to memorize all the different instruments and their different names from what surgeons referred to them in different parts of the country. But now days my memory isn't quite as good as it was then, but I'm sure I can do it, just take a bit longer.

Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

Million Miler is a trainer there. He suggested a good video which I watch but the sound goes out about half way through. I have a basic understanding of the systems, but I have a lot to learn. Thanks Susan.

Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Securement class

You flat-bedders have my respect.

Posted:  5 days, 8 hours ago

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Securement class

If I was younger I think I would want to flatbed and haul machinery. I grew up around mining and I always loved watching loads go into the mine.

Posted:  5 days, 8 hours ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

Thank you Big Scott.

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Securement class

Looks like the center of gravity was pretty high.

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

I'm currently studying for the pre-trip inspection. I will be starting school May 6 with CRST in Cedar Rapids, and want to get a head start on as much as possible before I get there. I just printed Daniel's Pre-trip guide and was wanting to know if all the wording and phrases has to be memorized exactly? I don't have a problem with that, I just want to learn things the proper way so I don't have to unlearn something when I get to school. I've also been watching videos on backing maneuvers and road tests. I have also watched the videos on the pre-trip that's posted on the High Road Training program. I found the Apex video to be really helpful. The Complete Pre-Trip Inspection video has been removed. Thanks for any advise.

Posted:  5 days, 22 hours ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

Keep you in my prayers Packrat.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Final Recap and Impressions of Roehl and Their Get Your CDL Program

In other words if you sign a contract man-up and abide by it!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Truckers Final Ride

That was so well done and an awesome tribute. Thanks for posting.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Made my Choice and Comitted to Gypsum Express

Good Luck.

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