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  • Location:
    NC

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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PLZ help -Need insight on my new career as a trucker with my MVR & Background

Rainy hit it on the head, the comments were REALISTIC. I don't know where you went to trucking school, but they really did you a disservice. You're driving record alone should have been a disqualifier. I spent nearly 2 decades in law enforcement before getting my CDL, and I have not seen many histories as shocking as yours. Realistically, you're almost un-insurable. Companies are going to investigate you thoroughly and you're probably not going to get many calls. If you can find work like someone said in towing or possibly dump trucks or maybe try logging companies until you're record has 3 to 5 years of good driving, you may be able to get OTR jobs.

Don't mistake honesty for condesention. Honestly, you've got an uphill battle.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Insurance for new DOT

Try here https://www.truckinsuranceaaa.com/tips-to-help-you-when-making-an-truck-insurance-decision/

Also OOIDA has some options on their website.

You're gonna want to go to another site for O/O questions.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Cypress Truck Lines

Anyone know anything about this company. They have several opening in my area and seem to have a competitive pay package for newbs.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Was let go today.

I'm not completely familiar with all of the intricacies of your accident, but as a former cop who was injured in the line I know a lot about Workers Compensation. Do NOT sign any exit paperwork until your WC case is closed. Have an attorney look over it to make sure you're getting what you are entitled to. Do not think that all accidents are avoidable and do not take complete responsibility for any accident. Training only goes so far. I hate this happened and good luck moving forward.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Liability insurance in nc

As a former NC cop, I know this one! NC required that you show proof of liability insurance for your personal vehicles. Because you class A covers your class C as well. NCGS 20-111

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Owner Op Time?

"As a company driver you have far fewer risks, as a owner one break down could put you out of business."

In the immortal words of Muhammad Ali: He who is not courageous enough to take risks in life will accomplish nothing.

With the seed money already in place from a settlement and inheritance, seems like I should at least try. That is if in fact this is my path. ☺

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Owner Op Time?

I guess I should have been a little more clear. I would not jump right into the grind as O/O, I as just asking if that wait time as a company driver should be shorter. Thus of course would only happen if they OTR blood was passed down.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Owner Op Time?

I have decided to get my cdl on my own after talking to some companies and some drivers in my area (mostly Tyson Foods). My question especially to the owner ops out here is; with the addition of all the new load boards and apps for getting loads, is it worthwhile to explore the owner op world immediately? My situation is different because I was raised by a pair of owner operating grandparents and spent 15 summers in a truck plus many afterschool days polishing the alcoas and cleaning off that yellow cat.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Service failure?

Turtle, that is such a great idea. This is why I love these boards, every time I come on here I learn things. As someone who diligently took notes while a Police Officer, I never thought to do that in the trucking industry. I know as I prepare to enter this grind, I'll learn much. Thanks for all y'all do!

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Super Singles or Dual?

For you seasoned drivers, which is the preference or favored tractor wheels?

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking School or DMV

I have thought about the paid training, but there's a trucking school through the local community college here that is about 6 weeks long. They seem to really good and only take 6 students. I do have re-training money to cover the cost, so the 2k is not as much of a concern. I do really like the aspect of knowing there is job already there if I do the paid training. So I have a lot to think about. Thanks for the input!

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking School or DMV

I want to get on with a company at least for a little while. I have the blood for owner op, but I need to really know the nuts and bolts of the business first. I was thinking dry van or reefer for a couple of years before trying lease or purchase.

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking School or DMV

I grew up in a truck, a cab over Pete in fact. My grandparents were team owner operator drivers for around 40 years, and my summers were spent in those trucks. We finally graduated to a Kenworth T6 with a bunk in my early teens. I drove a beer truck with a permit in the late 90s before going to my dream job as a Police Officer. I did that for 14 years until I was hurt in the line and forced to give up that career while I recovered. I have since done so and feel 110%, but I am no longer interested in continuing my law enforcement career. My question is; should i attend a truck driving school or just try to get my license thru the DMV on my own? And with the study guide provided here of course. ;) Thank you in advance for your answers. This site is amazing and I appreciate everything y'all do for us newbies!

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