Comments By Joseph I.

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Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Is this something new or has it always been.

If he was using the window squeegee and water from by the pumps then it makes sense and you need to just relax and have some patience. If he was using his own cleaner fluid and towels then he should have moved ahead. In the long run that extra 10 minutes will not make enough difference in your life to get worked up about.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Local driving/Rookie/hours/LADY TRUCKER

I do not know where you are located but I see a lot of younger women drive gravel trucks in the Twin Cities area. It is steady work year round and really good pay. First thing is taking care of the kid or kids you can always go OTR later if you want but driving sump trucks once you have been with a company for a while and get some seniority can be a pretty good gig.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Pre-trip checklist

The website of the state you will be taking the test will have a downloadable study guide with the pre-trip. If you are at a truck stop in the area where they sell paper logs and other truck supplies the back of most paper logs have a pretty good pre trip checklist also.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Manual brush up training

Forget the restrictions, my question to you is do you have experience in a manual, 13 speed or other? If so it will come back easily.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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What Exactly Is A High Performer?????

I would say a high performing driver is one that will not be late for a pickup or delivery, unless weather or breakdown occur, when it is physically possible to be on time. That is not always possible. I have had 1:00pm drops and 11:00am drops the same day, that does not work. When you have those the good drivers will get on the phone if needed to line things up to keep moving. Also most but not all accidents, even the ones that are not your fault can easily be avoided without causing you any delay just by smart driving. Also getting to know the people at the places where you pickup and deliver is very helpful and will get you in and out of a place quicker at times and always more pleasantly.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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5 th wheel position

Unless you are hauling light loads you will never get enough weight up front doing that and I will bet your single will turn circles inside what the tandem will do.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Crst orientation for new drivers who got there licenses from a school

Most companies will pay for orientation as you have been hired at least provisionally by that point.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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No show when I gave notice

I would sure talk to more than 1 person there including your "fleet manager" before going down the "I am going to sue them" road. I would hate to guess how that will turn out but would not bet on it being great but probably costly.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Moving CDL to a new state!

I would not think where your CDL is from would matter to any carrier. So do not mess with trying to "fool" the DOT or your new employer. If they are not hiring from a certain area that mostly means they will not get you "home " there very easily as there is no manufacturing opportunities for them to get loads in and out. Florida is an area that has that problem as it is easy to find loads going there most times but very hard finding loads back out as the economy is more consumer than manufacturing driven.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Told company’s insurance company would not insure me because of age 70

Just thinking out loud is it because you are of an age for full medicare and they do not want to overlap with that. If so ask about rider to cover what it does not. I am only guessing with 0 knowledge.

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