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    Limerick, PA

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    3 years ago

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Formally Bullitt_VW

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Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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My Journey Continues - The Latest Gig

Navy... True color doesn't really matter. Though, I was trying to hint at a certain local company HKgroup.com (G-town and I are from same area) that been running Green Livery Macks since the 60s.

It really doesn't matter what color the truck is as long as it's a Mack! Just my personal preference in trucks from days long ago. I Started in an A40, then progressed to B61, F600 and so many R models I can't count them all. I received a plaque from Mack Trucks years ago for 1 million miles driven in a Mack. That made me feel proud.

Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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My Journey Continues - The Latest Gig

HaHa..

Growing up with those Haines and Kibblehouse r-series Macks driving around makes a boy dream of becoming a Trucker :)

…and the sound.

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There's just something about the color green and Macks that go well together. :)

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Posted:  4 days, 16 hours ago

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My Journey Continues - The Latest Gig

There's just something about the color green and Macks that go well together. :)

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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For Turtle

G:

Do you make it up to Middletown?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Is a CDL worthwhile for summer work

MY question is why trucking? What is the reason why you are interested in Trucking? or CDL driving? If that interest is strong enough maybe you should consider it as a new career.

The biggest hurdle is 2 months is not enough time to make your name known who you drive with. You got to invest time, work it, get noticed and get the type route/pay you want. I just don't see the point as a summer job, unless maybe Farm work.

Hello,

I currently have a full time job, with summers off; and I am looking for an additional career that can I can turn to during summer months. So I have two questions for the forum. 1 - is this idea worthwhile? and 2 - would a company pay for my CDL training if I commit to summer work (even for several years of summers)?

Thanks for your advice!

Herman

Posted:  2 months ago

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ABF Freight Driver Development Program

Dave:

Glad to see you progressing! If you ever get out to the Oaks Hub, LMK! My run goes right by there.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Eye Candy

I should clarify that the pic is not mine. It's just an example of what I saw. The Autocar I saw, is probably a Farm Truck. So it's a good chance I'll see it again along my route. I'll try to get pic of it then. :)

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Eye Candy

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Eye Candy

G-town BTW the AutoCar I texted you about and saw was a DC9964. I was driving, I couldn't get a photo. Though, here's a pic of another Autocar with similar grill.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Has anyone heard anything about a possible DEF shortage?

The cardlock pumps our local school buses go to were out of DEF for almost a week in October. fun times.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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My New Gig

G:

Congrats on move to Tax Free Delaware and the new Gig.

Meanwhile, I took a "B"aby step. I'm running a school bus route for Custer's. Once my divorce is over and things settled, I'll be going after my A.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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G-Town

I'll try to reach him. I live a few miles away from him. I've been wondering the same.

What happened to Mr. G-Town? He contributed a great amount of experience and knowledge to this forum. I miss his comments and insight. Is he retired?

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Bullitt's New Journey

I passed my CDL B with P&S endorsements PreT/Skills/Road test on Friday :)

In Pennsylvania, you only need a PA state only med cert for School Bus. That means you only can do intrastate (in state driving only.) Since I have a USDOT Med card I can go interstate. So I'm more valuable to the company because I can now do trips out of state.

Moreover, The company has a Limo/Charter division. Which I can drive for them also. The company has two Terminals. So I could pick up trips as a slip seat/sub driver, if needed.

I will drive for them for at least a school year, to satisfy the paid training commitment. Then I plan to go finally make the jump to CDL A, my ultimate goal.

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Welp. Swift training didn't happen. There were a number of reasons why. The biggest is that my family (including I) weren't ready for the life change. COVID had a lot to do with it, directly and indirectly, as regards to my daughter's schooling, my wife's job(s) and home life.

Over the Summer, It came clear that our marriage was waning. We have decided to divorce amicably. Because of these developments, I can't go Class A at this time. I need to see how things settle.

So I'm going Class B with P&S endorsements driving school buses. (The terminal is actually a few blocks from G-towns home.) I live a couple miles away. I have my permit and I have started training. Today was the first time behind the wheel. I'm also working on my pretrip.

They have a similar training paid arrangement like the Class A Carriers. Paid training and give them a year. So I plan to stick it out for the School year and hopefully things look up in Fall of 2022 to go for my Class A.

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Wow, Bullitt !!!

So much, eh?

Geesh; I'm sorry about the relationship. I truly am. I had a bag packed MYSELF during Covid. It was a tough year (and still is, another one.)

I am totally on board with understanding that KIDS come first; still why I'm delaying MY TURN at CDLA until next year, myself. What's so bad about driving BUSES? If my torn rotator cuff ever heals, I might be doing the same, this winter...until my kid ages up next year...or even in the Spring. Jury is out on that one.... but YAY FOR YOU!!!

Super glad you stopped back in, man. Swift will still BE there, if ever the time comes, man.

There's a few places here in Ohio that will PAY $700/child (for the school year) for commuting your own (or somebody else's!) kids to and fro, school !!!

Blessings, always . . .

~ Anne ~

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Bullitt's New Journey

Welp. Swift training didn't happen. There were a number of reasons why. The biggest is that my family (including I) weren't ready for the life change. COVID had a lot to do with it, directly and indirectly, as regards to my daughter's schooling, my wife's job(s) and home life.

Over the Summer, It came clear that our marriage was waning. We have decided to divorce amicably. Because of these developments, I can't go Class A at this time. I need to see how things settle.

So I'm going Class B with P&S endorsements driving school buses. (The terminal is actually a few blocks from G-towns home.) I live a couple miles away. I have my permit and I have started training. Today was the first time behind the wheel. I'm also working on my pretrip.

They have a similar training paid arrangement like the Class A Carriers. Paid training and give them a year. So I plan to stick it out for the School year and hopefully things look up in Fall of 2022 to go for my Class A.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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CPAP 90 days?

Ask the recruiters about CPAP usage. It might take 30 days to get a DOT medcard. Though, you need to find out what the Companies/recruiters require.

It sucks about the shortage. It has to do with a major recall.

Thanks for the info I’ll definitely bring this up with the recruiters.

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Residing in 2 states

You need a place of domicile. You don't need to "live there". You may only hold one state CDL license.

Is there a process that I have to go thru to be able to reside in 2 different states with my cdl?

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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G-Town? Allentown?

I just shot him a text. We are from the same town.

BTW, your near the Mack Truck plant.

Posted:  1 year ago

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What makes local truck driving so appealing to drivers VS Over the road?

Sealioning (also spelled sea-lioning and sea lioning) is a type of trolling or harassment that consists of pursuing people with persistent requests for evidence or repeated questions, while maintaining a pretense of civility and sincerity.

It's a Troll.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Covid 19 Vaccine Unavailabe to Drivers

I got the J&J one shot two weeks ago. I had to hunt for a cvs time shot. It took me a day to find one. I had to drive an hour away for it.

My wife had her Pfizer two shots done also.

No side effects except sore arm for a day. No biggy and happy to have gotten it done.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Driver's education questions: willful obstruction of traffic

Admire my Trolling the Troll pic?

What should a driver do if he/she should encounter people in the road who are obstructing traffic on purpose such as protestors or rioters? What should the driver do or not do so as not to get in trouble with the law?

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