Profile For Eddie B.

Eddie B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Brighton, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 7 months ago

Eddie B.'s Bio

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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

Thanks for the vote of confidence Old School....I have talked with a lot of different drivers for Con-Way and haven't heard any complaints, I'm thinking I made the right choice.

Be safe out there and I will look for you on the road

"Special Ed"

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

Well...It is official. I am now a Con-Way Truckload employee. Orientation was fairly painless, lots and lots of information to absorb in a short time but I have been told my finisher (Trainer) will be able to help with anything I didn't pick up in orientation. Road test and backing test was a little nerve racking but hey it wasn't bad. I got to drive a 2014 Intenational with the new Cummins motor...what a sweet ride. I am expecting to head out with my finisher some time this next week. Will keep you guys updated as much as possible. Everyone I have met at Con-Way so far has been great, very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Looking forward to getting going on my new career with a great company.

Everyone be safe out there and I will look for you on the road!

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

I have now finished my 160 hours of training and have my Missouri CDL...starting orientation at Con-Way in Joplin tomorrow. The start of a new career....

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Colorado driving

Depending on where you live the local workforce office can help. I just got my WIA approved through Weld County at the Greeley office...the also have schools in state that can get you on with the oilfield guys. It may all depend on why you are on probation though...if they can hire you or not.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

I finally heard back from the state on the WIA grant...I'm all good to go. Looks like I will be heading to Springfield to start school on the 13th of Jan. Got my background back from TSA already and I'm approved for my Haz-mat endorsement as well....Looks like things are finally moving along. I'm really looking forward to getting back in a truck and making some money.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Down Time

I have also went to my local library and got my card, they have well over a 4000 audiobooks and movies that you can download when you have wifi. The best part is it is free....just another suggestion for the down time.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Knight/squire program

Here's a tip on how you can really do well on those state exams. Forget about that CDL manual and study the High Road Training Program Seriously, I aced all my tests this way without even cracking open that boring manual. Try it, you'll be so glad you took the high road!

Old school is right...I did the high road training program as well and didn't even crack the state manual...only missed one question on the haz mat test...aced all the other ones! Good luck!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

I must be on a roll...just got back from my physical and got my 2 year card...YAY!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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The Adventures of Daniel B.

Thanks for a great thread Daniel, good luck at Prime. See you out there somewhere! Stay safe!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Trying To Pick One!

Thank you for your service...I looked into Crete for a couple of reasons. They don't make you drive as a team with your trainer...that makes sense since you can't learn anything from them in the bunk...(at least I hope not), they also seem to have very nice equipment and the drivers I talked to about them had nothing bad to say. Unfortunately they don't hire in my area, so I'm headed to Con-Way truckload. Good luck and stay safe!

Special Ed AO2 US Navy 1981-1990 USS Carl Vinson Plankowner

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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This guy is at it again. Anyone need a laugh?

That's pretty funny, I even thought about working for these guys since they have a mid west regional position that runs out of Denver....anyone have the real story about this company?

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

First off I must say a big thanks to Brett once again....I went in to take the tests for my permit yesterday and passed all of them the first time. General knowledge, combination vehicle and air brakes...missed none! Haz-mat....missed one! The guy asked if I wanted to take doubles/triples and tanker too but I said I will pass for now. I can always take them when I go back to pickup my permit, the computers were down but I still passed!

I also had an appointment with the state to see if I can qualify for a WIA grant to pay for school, looks like I am qualified but it takes a bit of time to get the paperwork through. The lady told me it may be 2-3 weeks before I find out anything....I was really hoping to start school right after Christmas but I may need to delay for a week or so. Will keep you guys updated as I move along toward getting back on the road.

Thanks again Brett....The High Road Training Program works! I didn't even read my state manual!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

Thanks for the training program! I have finished going through the whole thing and have also downloaded the app for my droid. I like the fact that now while I'm sitting somewhere waiting for something I can go through a practice test.

I'm getting excited since I go for my physical next week, take the test for my permit...then it is off to Missouri for school.

Thanks again Brett for all the great info!

"Special Ed"

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Are there any truly Honest and good trucking companies out there in Northern Colorado currently hiring?

Fran, I have a friend that drives for southwest mobile storage out of commerce city, he said they are looking for class A drivers right now. I would love to go to work for them but I don't start school till the 30 of December. He delivers all over Colorado and is home every night. Not sure what the pay is but he make a decent living and sees his family daily....let me know how the job search goes.

Eddie

"Special Ed"

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to all, I hope most get home for dinner with the family. Stay safe and have a great holiday!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Recommended truck route GPS?

I found the Rand McNally TND720 LM on Amazon.com for $289.99 with free shipping for a brand new unit.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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The Adventures of Daniel B.

Daniel, Thanks for all the info. It is great following along on your trips. Glad to hear you will be home for Thanksgiving.

As far as your question goes for sitting and getting your reset or leaving right away....my response would be that I would leave right away, I see no reason to run hard for the day if you don't need to. If you are trying to run hard to make up for the time you sat to get the reset, you could have any number of problems that would screw up the whole trip. That is just my opinion....

What was your decision?

Have a safe trip and a great holiday with the family, you have definitely earned it.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Beginning Company Sponsored Training with Roehl

Congrats PJ, thanks for all the great info and descriptions of how everything went. Keep us informed on your progress. I am heading to school in Missouri right after christmas, I have been doing all the CDL training on this site so I'm glad to hear it helps.

Stay safe out there!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Doing all my research and studying for the exam

I have been doing research on a lot of different companies, I will be going to Springfield Missouri at the end of December to start my training at Route 66 CDL and apprenticeship. I already have a pre-hire from Con-Way Truckload, Swift Transportation and US Xpress. Con-Way is my first choice for several reasons, they have great equipment, as a trainee you don't drive team with your trainer, the pay is better, it does cost more since Swift would pay for my training (I'm a vet) but working out the numbers over the first year I will make almost 10K more with Con-Way than Swift or US. I was a driver back in the 90's (started with Swift in 91) so I have an idea about what I'm getting myself into. Still have a lot to learn considering all the changes to the DOT and E logs...Brett I want to thank you for all the great CDL study materials. It is amazing how much I have forgotten in the last 20 years.

After being down-sized almost 2 years ago, looking for work in my field and finding almost nothing, I look forward to keeping everyone updated as I progress through training and make it back to a solo career. I know the mind plays tricks on you, I remember a lot of the good times of being on the road but I have forgotten most of the bad....

I will continue with your online training and practice tests, hope to get through this without any hitches.

Drive safe out there!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Driving To The West Coast!?

If you are going through Colorado you better be carrying chains....it's a $500 fine if you don't have them

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