Profile For Rick P.

Rick P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Bakersfield, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 1 week ago

Rick P.'s Bio

Hello everyone, my name is Rick. I've was a welder/steel fabricator for 30 years. Was employed for 21 years at my last shop before the owners decided to retire and close shop. I decided to get my Cdl and enrolled in a truck school. In July of 2018 I passed and now have my license with TX endorsements. Landed a job driving 4k water trucks in the oilfields building drilling locations. Thought I could climb up the ladder in construction but it fizzled out when contracts fell through and the rains came. I've decided to go over the road. My journey starts here.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Question on applying to truck companies.

Update: I'll be flying to Phoenix next week to start my training with Schneider after a phone call on Monday to confirm my DMV status. Haven't had an infraction in over 20 years so no worry. I'm looking forward to getting my foot in the door and start rolling. Just want to say thanks for the replies and the positive remarks. With all the negativity on reviews and other forums which I won't mention this site is awesome and would recommend to anyone. I will keep you all posted and when I become more educated to throw my 2 cents in I'll be here to share. Thanks again.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Question on applying to truck companies.

Thanks, I'm going to throw it out there and see what happens. Anyway, I'm in Bakersfield, Ca. not Texas. I just abbreviated TX for my endorsements, tanker,haz, and doubles. Again thanks for the help.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Navigating the forum. I'm lost!

Thanks guys, got it down. I put rookie solo driver, seems like the best option for now. Now I can get back to my original post. Stupid me lol!

Posted:  2 months ago

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Navigating the forum. I'm lost!

I posted a new post but don't know how to reply to people. As you can see I figured out how to start a new one. Also how do I edit my profile since I put down company driver in training when it should read just rookie driver. I will not be able to respond to this until I figure out how to do so. Thanks.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Question on applying to truck companies.

First off I would like to say hello my name is Rick. After looking at trucking reviews and other forums which left me lost,not knowing who to trust or what to do I found Truckers Truth. A shining light in the dark. Now I have my positive view back. For that I thank you. I am a rookie. After receiving Cdl from truck school with TX end. back in July 2018 I worked in the oilfields driving 4k water trucks building drilling locations but weather and lost contracts put me out of work. I'm going over the road. I'm excited and my wife supports me. My question is should I send my application out there for everyone to see or would that be to overwhelming. Would it be better to choose a few companies to send it to. Thanks again, Rick

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