Profile For Doug C.

Doug C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Annandale, MN

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 months, 1 week ago

Doug C.'s Bio

I am married with five grown children. I have always wanted to be a long haul truck driver. I read an article in the paper in May 2018 about the trucker shortage. This rekindled the old fire, so I've decided to pursue the dream. I got my DOT medical card and CDP in March. I will start training with CRST May 5.

I have backgrounds 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:  3 days, 10 hours ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Nothing to report. Sent letter to CRST H.R. about a week and a half ago, no reply. No school expense statement either.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Millionmiler, I will keep you posted.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thanks G-Town.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thank you Bird-one. I respect your input and thoughts.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thanks Rob, and G-Town. I am drafting a letter that will go to CRST's Human Resources within a few days. I will enclose a written statement of about the safety issue, and a copy of the letter I sent to the school's director asking why I was dismissed when I was improving. I will update as the process goes along. Again thanks to everybody that been supportive through this ordeal.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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G-Town, thank you for your input and believing me. I didn't know about the Swift incident, how sad. So far I have not received a billing statement from CRST, but I also do not have a release either. I don't want to be a trouble maker in all this unless it could save someone from injury or death. As far as I know the school might have already dealt with the situation. But I will consider filling a report with CRST's Human Resources/ Safety Department.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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G-Town, I witnessed an incident where a student bent down under a trailer to pickup a cone that had been run over, next to the passenger side drive wheels. If the tractor would have moved she would have been runover. This was done as the driver was training on an alley dock maneuver. I was the only one who saw her in danger. I yelled for the student to get away from the danger point which she did. When she was clear and safe I went to the instructor in charge of the student driver and told him what had just happened. He refused to listen to anything I had to say and disregarded what I had seen. That's when I decided to tell the lead instructor for that day. He said that wasn't good and that he'd have to discuss it with the instructor. At the time I didn't see any reason to take it further. I never thought about a report to anyone else. I do have a written account of the incident although I haven't shared it with anyone.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Hobo, CRST has not sent out a statement yet, but I am expecting one. I'll see what happens, and if need be talk to a lawyer. But if worse comes to worse I'll set up an affordable payment plan and start paying. Thanks you guys for the input and ideas.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Errol, here is the situation, they dismissed me and I can't go back to finish. I wrote the school director and asked him to explain why this happened when two of my instructors told me I was improving. In fact on my last mock test I passed with 9 points and was told if it had been the actual test I would have passed. However, I was not allowed to take the test again. To date I have not received any statement from the school or a reply to explain the situation.

Everything seemed to be going fine until I witnessed a serious safety violation where one of the students could have been seriously injured or worse. I reported this to the instructor and he blew me off. I then reported the incident to the lead instructor for the day. That was Saturday, I was called into the office and dismissed early Monday morning.

Posted:  1 month ago

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First of all Happy Father's Day to all you fathers! Noob Driver, I have considered Millis and wanted to go there before going to CRST. However, I was told that I lived just outside of their hiring area, otherwise I would have gone there. Right now I am waiting to see if they are going to hold me to the agreement we were all required to sign on the first day of school. There is a clause that states that a student cannot be employed by another company unless the school cost plus room and board is paid. That's a total of around 7000.00. So far I haven't received a bill, but I expect one anytime. I have heard this agreement is iron clad, and I've heard that it cannot be enforced, I don't know what to expect. If anyone has insight please let me know. As it is my plans are on hold. When I was dismissed I asked if I was going to be billed and my recruiter told me he didn't think so but didn't seem to know for sure, and the school person who dismissed me said it wasn't his department and he didn't know anything about it. But the agreement states that they have the right to dismiss anyone for any reason at anytime and that the student will be responsible for cost to be paid 30 days after leaving school.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Old School, thank you for your boldness. I respect your point of view. I will continue to post when I have something to update. Thanks again.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Best of luck to you

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thanks Army. I will be calling Monday.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Thanks guys. I am sending a letter to CRST asking for a explanation of why I was dismissed when I was improving. Also I'm looking at the Jim Palmer school, and a few others.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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No updates yet.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Chris, just something to consider. I used to be a surgical tech. It was my job to set up the O.R. and pass all the instruments. I scrubbed in on lots of gallbladder cases. If your doctor is recommending surgery I would listen to him. Find out exactly why he wants to operate and also consider a second opinion. Don't take any chances. You can live fine without your gallbladder, millions have. Take care.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Off to PrimeSpringfield 6/3

Good luck Judith.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Sorry to hear about the bad break in your health and plans. Don't get discouraged. I hope and pray that all turns out in your favor.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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I passed my test..

Good job Shadyways. A job well done. Enjoy the journey.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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At this point it's unclear if I will have to pay. My recruiter told me he didn't think I would have to pay. We were required to sign an agreement on the first day of school. But the contract isn't signed until a person passes orientation and hired by the company. That's my understanding right now. I need to know before I make any other plans.

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