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  • Location:
    Huntington, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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    7 months ago

Seabee-J's Bio

Navy Reservist Equipment Operator /PT Transit driver. Class B CDL w PSNWM endorsements , studying for the Hazmat . Currently training for Private Pilot liscence . Avid traveler .

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Posted:  9 hours, 35 minutes ago

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CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

Thanks , How do you guys plan/ coordinate your home time ? Or if someone has an emergency and needs to get back . I.E . One partner needs to get home time to see famliy but other partner would like to stay out or has no family and wants home time out on the road . Curious how you handle the tricky situations.

Posted:  10 hours, 3 minutes ago

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Tow or Fuel or cement - part time

You could look into transit/bus or home fuel delivery if you have or H/X . I drive transit and its pretty good for my area if you dont mind SLF . It's not toolabor heavy but there is a lot of extra safety involved as well as certain unique regulations to learn and get your 19a certification . Local home fuel is a lot of stop and go and hauling hoses into backyard areas as well as carrying and handling cash in many instances but can pay decently though it is light in the summer months. Towing is intensive on labor and can be demanding on the body but can pay well . You'll need a W endorsement if your from NY . I dont know about other states .

Posted:  1 week ago

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Podcast: The Road Home - Do You Know Your Limits?

Yes to all the above questions. Class A full road test and you will need training. I'm a Class B myself. I'm sure a few of the veteran members here will be able to give you all the solid answers you need . In short though A is different experience than B .

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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ABF Driver Development Program Opportunity, Your thoughts .

It's a Long Island position , Suffolk county . I've had some experience backing 48' flatbeds with the Navy and lived and driven here my whole life to this point but I figured it would be more difficult. As for the union I've been in them for some time and know the in and out good and bad . Starting out always sucks and yea it could be awhile which is something I'm not sure I want to deal with again especially if I'm doing well but again if you're the low man it doesn't help too much . I'm just trying to prep myself if this does come to the table .

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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ABF Driver Development Program Opportunity, Your thoughts .

Hey TT , I just came across this job opportunity and decided to apply and wanted to get some feedback. The position requires a class A permit with tanker , doubles/Triples endorsement and ability to obtain a hazmat . I already have the TWIC and medical for my transit job , Anyway ABF would send you to school for 4 weeks and then train for approximately 4 more I believe . So you would then go into a P/D position. It's an hourly job and the yard is about 20min from my home , I know that they are a union outfit as well and I've heard some good things . Its seems like a decent opportunity and could balance it with my reserve commitment . I dont know if I'll even hear back but they were strongly considering applicants with some military background so I figured why not apply . I would love some of your guys advice if I do happen to get a call .

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

When it comes to finding a partner , How does that work ? Does CRST help drivers in need of one find each other or do you ask around throughout the ranks ? I'd figure that since it's a team company that they would have some sort of system for this .

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Accidents and Getting a New Job

I tend to rush and it causes problems

That is the whole root of your issues but you owned up to it . Remember this slow is smooth and smooth is fast . If you get an opportunity with another company tell them you have learned to own things down and be more attentive to what your doing . Don't worry about other drivers attitudes or opinions, that's YOUR Rig and your JOB .

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Accidents and Getting a New Job

Though I'm not a Class A myself or in the industry so take it with a grain of salt but these accidents seem to show a lack of attention to details or just no focus . The 5th wheel hit is pretty bad and acknowledging you didnt GOAL on 2 of these is telling . I trained on 48' flatbed in the Bees and was drilled on that routinely so I think it speaks more to your training than you . I feel for ya though but these were very preventable accidents and to have that many is a rough sell . Try CR England as well , they seem a bit more forgiving . Hope you find something.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

Do you run Coast to coast runs frequently , CA to ME or WA to FLA for example and is it a strictly Dry van company primarily ?

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Feeling screwed

Not the craziest story i've heard. Some years back we had a Master Chief who popped positive for cocaine on a random test . Navy does random tests monthly so using is well , difficult as they WILL get caught . Well this Chief appeals it by giving the story that their SO was putting it on his member when they were having relations on a regular basis , all this was unknown to this person apparently but was said to really enhance the experience. Anyway wound up winning the appeal and was able to transfer commands and retire with full benefits after 30yrs . I'm not saying this guy is 100% telling the whole story but I cant out right dismiss it either. I'm not sure if he's able to take any legal action or what it would cost in this case but yea hes in a lousy spot .

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Half of us will be unemployed in 5 years.

We still need humans in the cockpits of any modern airliner and there's even more automation and systems in them than anything on the ground . I dont think well be seeing autonomous airliners anytime soon so I believe the same with anything on the highway. Plus systems can be hacked and fail if no ones is there to manually take charge well then what?

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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From The Corporate Environment To Trucking

I think the biggest challenge for some of the corporate people going into this type of work would be the humility . I know that you are at the mercy of shippers receivers and pretty much everyone else to get your job done and that will affect your performance. I certainly dont come from a corporate environment but mid to high level workers are used to having a lot of weight so going to this type of industry were it is substantially reduced would be a huge culture shock , I'd think .

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

At first it seemed like a decent channel but after looking at some of the videos its just a guy talking about what he hates about trucking and "It don't pay like it used to" videos

Yea after more viewing I have that feeling as well. It's too bad I do like quite a few of the earlier videos and did find them informative, oh well .

Posted:  3 months ago

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Why do student truckers take Greyhound to school?

Wow , harsh judgment on the Hound . I've ridden with them quite a few times and had good experiences and most people on there were not dregs . I even consider driving for them from time to time .

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

Cool stuff , Thanks Big Scott . I love getting all the info I can from the industry .

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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HELP TO RENT A TRUCK FOR CLASS A CDL ROAD TEST IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA.

This thread brings up a good question I had . If you went and got your class A for other reasons like a job requirement, i.e neighbor of mine works for highway dept and simply runs dump trailers and low boys transporting Equipment. If you decide to apply to the carriers will they accept you into their training program? If you have the practical skill but need the training in the trucking industry ie HOS/Qualcomm and the rest , would you be an eligible candidate? I know you'd need the 160 hr cert for a position but would that company trading program take you on in a situation like that?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

And to NEVER be a lease operator. undefinedshocked.png

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

Hey , I didnt see all the vids on the companies and such, more on the practical driving skills and things to do as a rookie driver and learning the ropes and such . I didnt get through everything but I try to take the good out of what I did see , on a practical level .

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

rofl-2.gifrofl-2.gif I know , can you believe it ! , and I wonder where everyone gets all their poor misconceptions.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

Smart Trucking , I came across this channel the other day and found it really informative and well done . The host is a longtime vet and shares a lot of useful information. There are SO many negative Bravo Sierra channels/misinformation out there so finding one I feel is good was difficult but I definitely think its worth checking out .

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