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    Ballwin, MO

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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    4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  9 hours, 40 minutes ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

Great job! Both of you.

Posted:  13 hours, 29 minutes ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

Here we go again.

Feeling any less anxious since your first student?

Posted:  13 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Prime..Do you need your SS card or not???

Bump

Shocking he still is driving after the SS Card topic that went on forever.

Pointless to type any advice.

Smart C: closing the loop on this thread might change attitudes toward you.

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Posted:  15 hours, 7 minutes ago

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Why Small Trucking Companies Are Often A Disaster Waiting To Happen - article by Brett Aquila

I had a non preventable accident last night

Kinda nonchalant tone, so I'm assuming you're okay?

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

So just like that, he's figured that maybe flatbedding isn't for him.

Is he still hanging in there with you or did he jump ship?

Posted:  2 days, 17 hours ago

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Rob D

I just need to paint the hoe,

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Posted:  2 days, 18 hours ago

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Rob D

I just picked up a '57 Ford800 with loader and backhoe, along with a parts tractor.

Please (I'm working on my sensitivity) post a pic.

The one in my profile picture was restored in the late 90s' The picture doesn't really do it justice. It looks real clean in person.

Also, can you change the title of this thread to something like "Old Tractors" since this forum is supposed to be about commercial trucking an not me, who is not even in CDL school yet.

And pursuant to that, I saw an old cab-over tractor on the highway today. The second time in about a month (could have been the same one because I saw it on the same stretch of highway). When and why did cab-overs go the way of the dinosaur?

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Rob D

That is a 1953 Jubilee. It was my grandfather's.

Posted:  2 days, 20 hours ago

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Who Needs A Truck Stop

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Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Are Drop And Hooks Really Any Better Than Live Loads? - article by Rainy

Bruce

I understand performance measures will need to be met and you need to be diligent but Brett has mentioned that a calm focus really helps new drivers make it through the steep learning curve.

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Are Drop And Hooks Really Any Better Than Live Loads? - article by Rainy

I always liked the D&H assignments. But I got to like the live loads/unloads also. The variety was enjoyable. But from an old man's perspective, I did like the occasional rest break that I had with the live stuff. I never really tracked my pay based on D&H versus the live loads, but it didn't seem like there was much impact to my paycheck either way. My situation was very different from you young people who have the energy and drive to go-go-go. I had a more relaxed approach to driving so I rarely got stressed. And from what I read here, I wasn't a top earner but I was probably above the average. And above all, I learned that safe, steady driving will benefit everyone in the long run.

Bruce

I've always appreciated your laid back perspective.

Posted:  5 days, 21 hours ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

Rob D, we delivered in O'Fallon yesterday, and parked at the Loves on 370 for the afternoon/evening.

Turtle thanks for thinking of me.

on the subject of heights, I am not a fan, but understand it will be part of the job.

As far as researching flatbedding I have learned so much from this website and forum. Brett and the mods here are so knowledgeable, helpful, brutally honest, and patient with wannabes like me. I am still on track with my plan ( Rainy knows the details) to start Prime next spring.

still hope to persuade Turtle to go TNT with me.

anyone who rolls through st. Louis ping me on here

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

I was already in school before I discovered TT.com

My local community college requires you to attend a pre-registration information session. The CDL program director did not impress me at all, but the best advice he gave was suggesting that potential drivers go to Trucking Truth website to learn about the industry.

I'm glad he did because I would never consider a community college program or private school at this point.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Bruce - wake yo butt up

Rob, I had an alarm clock malfunction and overslept. Really sorry I missed you. My bad.

Off the truck for a short time and the wheels fall off.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

In the meantime, they're having me tutor some "last chance" students while I'm here.

I think that the rule should be that you count the number of tests from the time you begin training the student until the time they pass. Thus, if you tutor a student who has failed twice and they pass on the "last chance" that counts toward your percentage of students who pass on their first test.

In fact, I think you should get the $850 bonus for that student because they passed on "first try" after you began training them. Moreover, I think that you should get the retention bonuses for upgrade to solo, 6 months, and one year.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Cannabis Testing, Swift, NYC Ban on Cannabis Testing

BTW D.P., had you read the article closely you would have seen this statement:

Nor would it end the drug-test requirements imposed by the federal government on transportation workers like truck drivers and pilots.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

Great news.

So you're building a record of 100% pass rate (albeit on no more than two tests), but given what I know of you from reading your posts, I'll bet those gears are churning to figure how to turn that into a 90% pass rate on the first test.

Good luck with the next student.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Cannabis Testing, Swift, NYC Ban on Cannabis Testing

Federal law trumps state law. Your DOT medical card falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. (Federal) Department of Transportation.

DOT Notice Regarding Medical Marijuana

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Prime Upgrade Freeze

BTW, back to the regularly scheduled thread.

I was on a conference call today with a colleague who shared he was working on a $6MM loan for a trucking company to buy tractors.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Prime Upgrade Freeze

On the flip side, I'll be back Sunday pm if you're still around.

Turtle, if you mean back in Springfield, MO and you will be coming through St. Louis anytime this weekend, let me know.

I would like to meet my idol.

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