Profile For Elijah R.

Elijah R.'s Info

  • Location:
    Spokane , WA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 3 weeks ago

Elijah R.'s Bio

Hi I'm 40 years old and I've wanted to be an over the road truck driver my entire life. Life interrupted my plans for a while but I never forgot or gave up on my dream and hear I am. I feel very content

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Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Heading OTR with no training. Just a tad intimidating

I got my CDL in July 2018. I got a job the day I got my CDL with a local company driving a day cab Freightliner hauling empty containers from the Port of Tacoma to Spokane, WA. I hauled a 43' flatbed with full tilt so we could deliver them to mostly residential customers. Got tons of excellent backing experience. Backing down curvy dirt driveways and around houses. In December (5 months later) I was layed off as no one is buying containers during winter months. I just got hired by Extreme Transport to go OTR in 48 states. Since I have miles I'm not going out with a trainer. Next week I'm heading out on my own with my own truck. So I've been studying bridge laws and how to move my tandem around since that's Nothing I had to do with my previous job. Anyone got any tips or advice? Any kind about anything would be appreciated

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