Profile For Nathan B.

Nathan B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Fraser, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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    5 years, 10 months ago

Nathan B.'s Bio

I am 26 years old and currently trying my very hardest to get accepted into company training school and get my career rolling. Been studying and preparing for months, got my permit in hand and now pulling the trigger with my applications. Trucking has been a dream of mine since I was little and I cant wait to do it for real :) I remember going on long road trips and I was always so excited to see the trucks rolling down the interstate. Hopefully soon with hard work, dedication and a little bit luck, I can finally start my journey into an amazing and exciting new life. I am ready for the challenge and looking forward to something new every day.

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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Day one in the books !!!

Congrats and keep us posted! I look forward to hearing from you, just starting your journey like me

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Yes!!! Finally got approved!

Congratulation Nathan!

We actually do have a Celadon driver here in the forum, his name is Joe. Keep in mind that Celadon's school is a new program for them, and they really have suffered some growing pains getting it off the ground. So, if everything isn't going going real well just be patient with them - we've had some reports about long waits for a trainer to be available, but hopefully they have gotten some of the bugs worked out of the system by now. It;s a fine company and a great place for you to make a new start.

Thank you Old school I cant wait to get out there and get rolling. I will try to find Joe and ask him some questions. I noticed that the student driver program was new, I was kind of worried about there being some bugs. From everything ive learned here on truckingtruth, a good attitude and a positive outlook can overcome a lot of things. Im happy to hear that its a good company and I have heard a lot of positive and promising things. I want to work as hard as I can for them and prove I was worth taking the chance on :) smile.gif

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Yes!!! Finally got approved!

I almost considered them at one point but they didn't hire out of my area and I also heard they ordered 500 New Lonestars. I think its them anyways but I could be wrong.

That would be awesome to drive one of those! I seen a lonestar on the Celadon home page. one of the last of the classic looking trucks. shocked.png

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Yes!!! Finally got approved!

Keep us posted! Celadon is actually one of the companies I am currently considering but the only thing I don't like about them is that they make you team drive for like 6 months after you graduate. Other than that, they seem like a great company to train with and drive for.

I will keep posting for sure. I thought about the team driving thing and i think for me it will be ok, gotta do what i gotta do. I am looking at it positive and i think it will be cool having a teammate out there on the road. working together on our tasks, having someone to help spot when we back into tight docks and stuff. I feel when i go solo after 6 months i will be ready to rock and have a good feel for everything by then. That's just me, everyones different. Celadon was the only company that wanted to give a chance so i will work hard and do whatever i have to do to prove myself

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Yes!!! Finally got approved!

Congrats. Make sure you get that other business taken care of so in the future it dosnt stand in your way again. Looking forward to reading your posts about celedon.

Thank you i will keep my process through school posted on here its gana a lot of fun and hard work lol. I am still going to go ahead and get my record expunged so it wont hold me back, and i sure wont be making that mistake again.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Yes!!! Finally got approved!

Nathan....we knew you'd get the chance to prove yourself !!! It just takes NOT GIVING UP !!!! So now you have that chance...be sure and keep your nose in the High Road training....then you can go to that school and SHINE !!!! The best students usually get the best trainers...so going there with all the extra information you can get will help you to stand out....that will make the difference....Now go get 'em !!! And keep us posted....we currently don't have any Celedon people on here !!

im excited and ready to get going. I have been studying hard to make sure im ready to shine. I will defiantly keep my journey posted

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Yes!!! Finally got approved!

Nathan....we knew you'd get the chance to prove yourself !!! It just takes NOT GIVING UP !!!! So now you have that chance...be sure and keep your nose in the High Road training....then you can go to that school and SHINE !!!! The best students usually get the best trainers...so going there with all the extra information you can get will help you to stand out....that will make the difference....Now go get 'em !!! And keep us posted....we currently don't have any Celedon people on here !!

im excited and ready to get going. I have been studying hard to make sure im ready to shine. I will defiantly keep my journey posted

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Yes!!! Finally got approved!

Best phone call of my life this morning. Ill be flying out to indy on Friday and start training Monday morning with celadon :) thanks to everyone here at trucking truth for all your help and good advice. I don't see many guys on here training or driving with them so I will keep ya posted! dancing-dog.gif

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Celadon trucking school

has anyone completed the celadon trucking school ??

I got approved to start on Monday so I will definitely keep you posted :) heard a lot of positive things about there training program so far

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Frustration

Patience is not only a virtue...it's an absolute necessity in Trucking .

Hang in there . If you can't get thru the preliminary process you are going to go insane when you're at shippers and consignee ...never mind the traffic...the qualcomm failures.... the dm that do not respond ....the wait for a shower in the Pilot...parking in the pilot....the price of food .... etc etc ad nauseum .

Bottom Line...If you want it...hang in there .

I have began to notice exactly what your talking about. When I first started my research and beginning to really go for it and get into trucking, everyone kept telling me patience, patience and then some more patience. I didn't realize how important it really was until I started hitting all these road blocks and frustrating issues that keep popping up. Jumped thru a ton of hoops already and still many more to come. I want it really bad and im staying tough and fighting thru.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Why would Knight Transportation reject someone?

So here is my story... After months of researching I finally decided on Knight transportation as the company I wanted to go with. After reviewing their website, I found out I would need my permit so a few weeks ago I got my DOT physical and passed the written tests to earn my CDL permit. So last week, applied with Knight and shortly after my recruiter called me to explain everything to me and to get more info. A few days later she was done with my background check and said everything came out fine so we proceeded. Next I had to fill out tons of pre hire forms and once I finished that I had to go get a company physical and drug test so yesterday I drove to the Gulfport, MS terminal and passed the company physical/fitness test and drug/alcohol test. Everything was looking great and my recruiter said she was just waiting to see when my start date would be for training, however, for some unknown reason she emailed me today and said that she had passed my application and information to safety and safety had decidegood-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gif d to pass on me. She said they did not disclose to her the reason so that is all the info she had and that I could try and reapply with them in 6 months. My question is this, if I have passed every test they have thrown at me and had no issues with my background, why would they just pass on me?

I feel your pain bro. Not exactly sure why they would pass on you. Ive been hitting a roadblock as well and I feel your pain 100 percent. I have noticed that some of these companys are passing on people for more qualified drivers because there are getting sooo many applications. I did the same thing as you, got my physical and permit and all my records and job history, and central refridge told me the same thing. Keep on Keeping on and im sure you will find a great company. In my situation I am going to be doing local trucking for awhile to gain some experience and let my expungement of my record clear. I look forward to following your progress and good luck good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good news, and bad news

Hi all,

I'm new to both this forum and the industry. Good luck to you and getting your record taken care of. What I've noticed is that a lot of the companies move things along at a very fast pace. I was hired by Shaffer and in orientation before I really knew what the hell was going on. Then I was thrown into a truck with a trainer and away I went. Overall a good experience but it all flew by me and I had to scramble to get some information that I didn't know I needed to provide, so yes have all your ducks in a row

I am being very careful about having everything in order. actually been working on this for months getting dmv record background checks done and finding all the address and numbers of my old employers. also got my permit. Ready to roll as soon as possible. Ya I hear they make it fast pace to see if you can handle the pressure and keep a cool head

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good news, and bad news

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How old were you when this happened, if you were a Minor I'm surprised it just wasn't sealed. I live in the State of Idaho and pretty much anything of that sort will get Sealed if you do what judgement was given.

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I was 20 almost 21. I wish I would have been a minor, it would have made this a lot smoother. I paid a 100 dollar fine and it was then dismissed, but its still on there till I file for an expungment. Im staying strong and confident but it still sucks a petty offense is costing my a shot at my dream job at least for a few more months. patience is a virtue :)

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good news, and bad news

How old were you when this happened, if you were a Minor I'm surprised it just wasn't sealed. I live in the State of Idaho and pretty much anything of that sort will get Sealed if you do what judgement was given.

I was 20 almost 21. I wish I would have been a minor, it would have made this a lot smoother. I paid a 100 dollar fine and it was then dismissed, but its still on there till I file for an expungment. Im staying strong and confident but it still sucks a petty offense is costing my a shot at my dream job

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good news, and bad news

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I hope they can get rid of it quickly but I went threw England and its very fast pace. Make sure to have all your ducks in a row before showing up, Driver License, Birth Certificate and when they ask you if you have ever done drugs just flat out say Never! I don't care what everyone tells you about being honest. Also they will do a **** test on everyone and a Random Hair Follicle, so be prepared to know that you might be one of them.

As for studying they also have an online studing guide, use it because its very close to the test given at the Local DMV. I found it to be almost identicle. After you get your permit they take you out to the backing range right away and start showing you how to back and let you practice in groups. Its been awhile since I was in school but I think on Thursday or the 4th day you are there they take you out on the highway and pull over in a business park and make you drive. Yup, thats right! No instructions on how to shift, turn or anything. They put you in the seat and tell you to drive and you'll most likely grind every gear possible and start breaking a sweat. Atleast I know I did because I was the unlucky guy that got to go first.

Any questions let me know..

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thanks for the help I appricate it. good to know about the fast pace lol. but sadly it looks like along time to get this record expunged. looking at possibly months and right now I just don't have that kind of time in my current situation. hopefully everything goes well with quality drivers on Thursday and I can start training for a local job in Denver. sadly I don't think there is much else I can do at this point

England said to call them when I get it expunged but also that things might change by then, so no guarantees.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good news, and bad news

I hope they can get rid of it quickly but I went threw England and its very fast pace. Make sure to have all your ducks in a row before showing up, Driver License, Birth Certificate and when they ask you if you have ever done drugs just flat out say Never! I don't care what everyone tells you about being honest. Also they will do a **** test on everyone and a Random Hair Follicle, so be prepared to know that you might be one of them.

As for studying they also have an online studing guide, use it because its very close to the test given at the Local DMV. I found it to be almost identicle. After you get your permit they take you out to the backing range right away and start showing you how to back and let you practice in groups. Its been awhile since I was in school but I think on Thursday or the 4th day you are there they take you out on the highway and pull over in a business park and make you drive. Yup, thats right! No instructions on how to shift, turn or anything. They put you in the seat and tell you to drive and you'll most likely grind every gear possible and start breaking a sweat. Atleast I know I did because I was the unlucky guy that got to go first.

Any questions let me know..

thanks for the help I appricate it. good to know about the fast pace lol. but sadly it looks like along time to get this record expunged. looking at possibly months and right now I just don't have that kind of time in my current situation. hopefully everything goes well with quality drivers on Thursday and I can start training for a local job in Denver. sadly I don't think there is much else I can do at this point

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good news, and bad news

well I got accepted to train with c.r England. which is great news, but the bad news is I have to get my record expunged first. not sure how long that takes or what I need to do, but once I get that done it appears im good to go. I will keep jumping thru as many hoops as I have to lol

to add to this, hopefully I can get it expunged quickly, but looks like it could take months. so as of now im keeping my appointment and going to attend quality driver school, and get a local gig hauling in Denver. gotta do what I gotta do

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Good news, and bad news

well I got accepted to train with c.r England. which is great news, but the bad news is I have to get my record expunged first. not sure how long that takes or what I need to do, but once I get that done it appears im good to go. I will keep jumping thru as many hoops as I have to lol

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Well this wasnt the news i was hoping for tonight

Hey Man....Don't sweat being turned down at Prime Inc. just start putting in Apps using this Link Apply For Truck Driving Jobs I was turned downed 2 times when I first started looking for a Company & School but got accepted here at Prime Inc so somebody will accept you....

Ken

I really hope so. My record and work history is great, test scores great, just that one blimish. I want to prove im a hard worker and ready for the challenge, just gotta get that opportunity. Been sending out apps all day and plan to keep going as hard as I can.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Had a question and wonder if anywon knows if its true?

It wasn't to long ago that a few trucks got busted for transporting Cocaine and Marijuana but in one of the incidents the Driver actually notified the Authorities and they watched the guys come pick up their Cocaine and then arrested them.

wow that's crazy. I would never ever do anything so foolish. A few bad apples ruin it for everyone in my situation.

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