Profile For Michelle V.

Michelle V.'s Info

  • Location:
    oak island, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Team Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  2 weeks ago

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How do I get something mailed to me while I'm otr

I'm home in NC on home time. Got my eye exam but my contacts won't be in for 10 days. How does one get something mailed to them otr? I may not be back to NC for a couple months

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Ladies?

I'm still here. 😂. I Don't post much because I'm still learning and adjusting

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

Thank you everybody for the support. This world has all kinds of people and they are all in this field also. I take each set back as a learning opportunity. It has all worked out for the good so far. I had some trials but it led me to what seams to be a great team mate so far. If I had got off that truck earlier he would not have upgraded yet and I met have ended up with worse. It all comes down to God puts me where I need to be when I need to be there. Why fight the impossible? Just have faith.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

Robert, I had a urine but they do random hair follicle test. Some of my classmates had hair follicle

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

Thank you all for your support. I was waiting on an assignment today at the terminal when I ran into a guy that I met a couple months ago. We have managed to run into each other several times over the last couple months. Anyway he was looking for a truck to do his phase 2 in and I was looking for a team mate. It all worked out and I now have a team mate that I think will work out great. Here's to hopefully some good runs and the opportunity to improve my skills.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

I agree. Not blaming the company for a couple people in it. My only frustration with the company is that it is extremely hard to get in touch with anybody when you need to. I know they are going through changes. I just hate that I leave messages or they say they will call me back and I never hear from them. It will all work out. I have no doubt about that

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

Thank you old school. I am a survivor. Lol. I just take it all as a learning experience. I'm not impressed with my company. However I will honor my commitment, get some hard earned experience, and go from there. By the time my year is up I will be able to make a well informed decision on whether to stay or move on.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

I was going to try to though it out with my CO driver. She was calling me some pretty nasty names. Very aggressive driving and major anger issues. I just couldn't take it. So, we had a load to Chicago, about 15 minutes from one of our facilities. We pulled in about 1am Saturday and could not deliver until 10am Monday so I went to our facility for the weekend. I called my weekend driver manager and he told me to get my stuff and he'd put me in a motel until they found me another truck. This morning, Sunday, he called me and said the truck is mine. My former Co driver was leaving the truck. I go back to the yard. I find the truck but no trailer. I call my dm. He doesn't know where the load is but he's checking into it. I then look over the messages on the Qualcomm. I see where she had asked about insurance cards and where somebody had sent her info on a towing company. I call the towing company to find out that she had driven under a too low under laws and tore the top off of the trailer. Towing company has the trailer. They transferred the load to one of their refers and they are going to deliver the load. Still waiting for my dm to call me. But I guess I'm solo for the time being.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

As far as teaming at CRE, is that a permanent situation there? I'm in what they call phase II. In this phase you have to team for 3 months. After that your training is complete and you can go team or solo

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

I know it's been a while since the last update, sorry. I did my 30 days otr with a trainer. It could have been worse lol. I learned a lot but not really my trainer. He slept after my first 10 minutes behind the wheel. After that if I was driving he was sleeping. He wouldn't let me back the truck though. So when I got to a shipper he'd kick me out of the driver's seat. After my 30 days I went back to south Holland yard and upgraded. This consists of a road test and an alley dock which the guy there was nice enough to teach me. I'm now in a truck with a lady that went to school with me running team. Neither of us can back for **** but I'm learning. My problem is that my CO driver doesn't like mountains, weather, driving at night, or driving mode than 7 hours. She won't do any of the paperwork or use the Qualcomm. This leaves me doing 80%of the work for 50% of the pay.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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To be blunt- bras vs concrete highways...

Omg I'm a ddd. I totally get it.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Alcohol violations. They found a case of water bottles filled with vodka!

Why did she get kicked out? Bad training or alcohol violation?

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

Lol. They actually had to have the police remove her. They gave her a bus ticket home and she refused to leave

Great news. Congratulations! I'm assuming your original roomie is long gone by now, doubt she made it past the UA!

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

So I am now in week 2 of phase 1. My trainer had a dedicated route. This means ohio to arizona back to ohio then to Virginia then back to ohio and reset. I'm getting lots of drive time,10-11 hours a day. Learning how to adjust tandems and fifth wheel. Not loving sitting in a truck stop every weekend but such is life. Not getting much backing practice yet but he promises we will.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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CR England training day 1

Sorry I haven't been updating here. I have been training and studying and it's paid off. I took my cdl test and passed it wednesday. Went to orientation Wednesday afternoon and was transferred to a different hotel on Thursday. I'm now waiting for a trainer to start phase one. I'm proud to be one of the few who passed their first time. I'm also excited to get on the road.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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CR England training day 1

Sorry I have been too busy to update. I'm on day 7 of training. Let me tell you that I have never before been behind the wheel of a big truck. I have learned straight back, off set (left and right), parallel (left and right), and am now on my second day driving with an instructor. I have spent every night going over my pre trip. I have about 3/4 of it down pat. This school is exactly what you make of it. I came here to learn and i'm doing that. Love it so far.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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CR England training day 1

I took a bus from nc to burns harbor Indiana. His ride took 48hrs with layovers. Never again. Once I arrived at the motel, which is the bus stop, they assigned me a room.

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I thought ok I can handle this for a couple weeks. Then my roommate came in from school. She started drinking and smoking in the room which are both against the rules. Long story short I changed things the next day. My first day at the school just consisted of signing all the paperwork and drug test. I already have my permit so we just had to wait to start the class. Day two..... We get on the bus to class at 6am. Basic classroom stuff. Went over rules of the range. Power points on backing and pre trip inspection. Glad completed about 4:30 pm .Tomorrow we are starting on the range. It's supposed to snow. At least if it does I'll already be a step ahead of the drivers who don't know how to drive in the snow. I can say I learned in the snow.... lol. I'll try to update after class tomorrow.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Starting training with CR England next week!

Did you start training yet? Also, just noticed you are from NC. Hope all goes well.

I got to the training on Wednesday after a 48hr bus ride. Did paperwork on Thursday. Started classroom today. Will get ot on the range tomorrow. Of course they are calling for snow tomorrow. That's ok. If I learn in the snow I'll be prepared for snow.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting training with CR England next week!

Good luck. By the way you are quite young to be starting this career. (No, you're not to old). How did you determine they paid the soonest? Prime pays you very quickly, CFI covers your travel, room and food during training. There are others that pay almost from day one.

Thank you for the welcome. I spoke with several recruiters. Many were not hiring in my area. Of the ones that were they paid the soonest

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting training with CR England next week!

Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is michelle. I'm 48 so I know i'm a little old to be starting a new career lol but my kids are more grown and I need to make better money. Anyway I checked with many companies and this one pays the soonest. Got my permit today after two days of studying. I get on the greyhound monday and head for Indiana. The worst part about that is an 18 hour layover in Columbus ohio. Wish me luck! Any advice is welcome.

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