Profile For James J.

James J.'s Info

  • Location:
    El cajon, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 4 months ago

James J.'s Bio

50 years old.did 4 years navy and 5 years as a fire fighter.the rest of time various aspects of construction.My boss is getting ready to retire next year and shut down the co..I am just thinking about the next phase of my life.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Furloughed from Sysco

They dont pull taxes but you have to pay it when you file your taxes

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I need to move to your state.Here in California the max is 450 a week

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Is that taxed?

Posted:  2 months ago

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Furloughed from Sysco

I need to move to your state.Here in California the max is 450 a week

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Starting on my path to a career in trucking!

Just wondering if running in a high wind area when empty,can you run with that thing open to cut down on wind presure.Or would the road wind just shred it while open .Thanks

Posted:  3 months ago

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Is Your Rig Safe At A Truck Stop?

Didn't someone steal a loaded tractor and trailer from the co yard a few weeks ago.If it happens there it could happen anywhere.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Is This For Real?

Might be better then a 3 bunk tractor.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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FINALLY heading to my own truck!

Victor.I do not mean to squash your dreams of being a jet jockey.But you need to look at the reality of it actually happening.I think the fact you were home schooled puts you at a huge academic disadvantage.I do not mean this as a slight against your parent's ability.Jet pilot's are the cream of the crop in pilot world.Just like flatbedders in trucking.If your heart is set on flying maybe check into being a army helo pilot.They allow you to come in as a warrant officer without a B.A. Also maybe just go to to a navy or airforce recruitment office and take a asvab test.I would think that would be an easy way to tell if you have an aptitude for the academics of being a pilot.When I was in the navy I almost went into the pilot program.They had a program at the time that took associate degree sailors and turned them into pilots.But after thinking long and hard about it I realized I didnt think I would be able to pass the program.For some reason I have always tested well but I am not as smart as my testing seems to think I am.Best of luck to you.And just to reiterate I am not trying to harsh your buzz ,but want you to think hard about the journey you are going on.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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I must like punishment lol

Will this affect your hos at your main job?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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First few months trucker wife - am I overreacting?

Just wondering if it might disqualify you from riding as a passenger if you get your permit.Thought i read something about passengers cant have licence for most companies .Not sure if the same goes for permit.I recall reading a post from a drivers wife who hopped into driver's seat and drove when he had a "medical emergency".I thought she got pulled over and got a ticket and he got fired.My point is maybe check before getting permit.Good luck

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Multi-Stop Flatbed Loads

Do you have to rescale after offloading part of the load or when its loaded do they plan for how its coming off?thanks

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Schneider donates trucks; Congress considers women-driver-friendly bill

I have to commend rainey on her response.I was a firefighter in the mid 90s.All the large departments and police forces were wrestling with these issues then.They were changing pt standards and giving preference points to women and minorites.And it brought about reverse discrimination lawsuits.I am all for organizations exposing their members to opportunity.But to legislate it I do not agree.I wish their was some way to track how many people that got jobs due to affirmative action stayed in the program.Seems like when people earn something they appreciate it more then just being handed it.wow 2 posts in one night.I usually never have anything to contribute

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