Profile For Miss Ed

Miss Ed's Info

  • Location:
    Kinston, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    10 months, 2 weeks ago

Miss Ed's Bio

Single mom to 2 teenagers

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Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Take a hike #1

It'll take a little longer if you look for the geocaches that are placed there. I did :)

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I *LOVE* geocaching!!

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Look what I brought home today...

Congratulations on the awesome news!

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Starting local school Monday, looking for tips and advice.

Hi Joe - I'm in NC, too - and just passed testing in New Bern day before yesterday.

My struggle was with the 90 dock alley, too. Get all the time you possibly can in the yard working on that one. When I went to DMV Thursday for my exam, the tester actually referred to it as an "offset left" maneuver. I'd not heard of it referred to as that before, but for me it kinda made sense.

At some point you'll find what works for you in figuring it out. That's how it seemed to work out for my class of 5. Best of luck to you, and enjoy putting yourself out there!

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Recruiters, Thievery, and testing day... oh my...

Your pre trip and in cab are exactly the same. Good luck.

and Thank You!

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Recruiters, Thievery, and testing day... oh my...

Your pre trip and in cab are exactly the same. Good luck.

...there are few things in different places, but the 90 is what's got me worried.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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4th attempt failed. 99 degree strikes again

Oh Moe!! I feel your pain sir, I truly, truly do...

If I've had 20 times to try the 90, I've gotten it in 3, maybe 4, times, and failed the other 16-17 times... As well, I've been practicing on a daycab... which was stolen over the weekend and now I'm having to re-learn it on a sleeper - and my testing is in a day and a half...

I totally commiserate with you. Deep, deep breaths... and maybe a beer tonight... Thanksgiving, time with your kin... then retry for #5 or shoot for your plan B... do you have a plan B? If not, consider paid training now. That's my Plan B, or Plan C... one or the other...

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Recruiters, Thievery, and testing day... oh my...

So... Today was our last day of classes.

I'm in training at my local community college. My first day was October 3rd. Things have generally been going well. There've been some hiccups, but I have gone with the flow, taken the good with the bad, and I've hung in there through it all. We are a class of 5 students -- Three of us are scheduled to test tomorrow (8am, 10am, and 2pm), and two of us are scheduled to test on Wednesday (8am, and me at 10am). We are all, each and every one of us, anxious, nervous, and excited all wrapped into one. It's glorious...

Due to scheduling constraints, our testing was pushed back a week. We were initially due to graduate last week, but instead it became this week. Because of that, and how it effects the time on duty for our instructor, we have been having Fridays off and having some much-appreciatged one-on-one time with our instructor. Last Thursday I had my final one-on-one time with her, our instructor, from 2-7pm. The truck we have been testing on, a daycab and trailer which are the ones we are to test on tomorrow and Wednesday, needed to go in the shop for a couple days to have a few things worked on, so on Thursday after our 1-on-1, the instructor drove the tractor and trailer over to the shop and dropped them off - due to pick them up this morning some time.

This morning we had a recruiter from a local oil company come in. After he met with us all, our instructor and the program director left to to fetch the truck while the 5 of us took a short break. Well, 20 minutes became 30 minutes, and so on ... and then my phone rang. It was our instructor...

Seems that our truck has gone missing... Yep, that's right... The day before our scheduled testing for our CDL-A's, our tractor has gone missing... Our tractor with our school's logo on the doors is not where it belonged to be... Our tractor that we are due to test with beginning in less that 24 hours is missing.... gone....

THE TRUCK IS GONE... Gee Ohh Enn Eeee... GONE...

It has been stolen, apparently, from the repair shot's lot... and now we have to re-learn the pre-trip, re-learn the in-cab inspection, and re-learn backing on a sleeper (stolen tractor being a daycab)....

Man, ya sure gotta lovit...

PS -- At around 5:00 this afternoon, the tractor was discovered 2 counties over. That's good news, but of course due to it needing to be processed by law enforcement, it won't be available for our testing... gahhhh!!!

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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4th CDL test Monday

I'm rooting for you, Moe!

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Passed my CDL test!

Way to go, Lou! Congratulations, and best wishes!!

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Backing help needed: turning front vs. back of trailer

I'm having a terrible time learning the 90, too. Tomorrow is our last class day (local community college), and I am scheduled for my testing at DMV (North Carolina) on Wednesday. My instructor is going to work with me some tomorrow afternoon.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Swift PHX part-time academy

Congratulations on passing your CDL exam!

Posted:  9 months ago

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CDL in hand; waiting for OTR trainer

My first week on the road is under my belt.

Congratulations! Keep us posted, please!

Posted:  9 months ago

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CDL in hand; waiting for OTR trainer

You said:

I hope it helps ... and it's pretty much the same thing my trainer says: "I see where you're screwing up on your backing, you slow down or stop. If you stop - you're thinking, and screwing up. Keep it moving, adjust as you're moving."

It's the "keep moving, adjust as you're moving" part I will need to work on. I end up feeling like I don't have enough room - I'll end up early most every time. Two more weeks, and testing on the 27th... I'm gonna try to "keep moving" - Thanks, Mikehttps://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-26821/Page-2/cdl-in-hand-waiting-for-otr-trainer!

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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CDL in hand; waiting for OTR trainer

(Ed on backing, "Stop thinking, just move. If the trailer's going the right direction, fine; if not -- fix it. There's no thinking required!")

THIS!! I love this! I'm in my 4th week of a 7-week community college program. It sounds like I'm just like you as far as having nerve issues regarding being around other people, strangers, etc (sixteen years as a work-at-home medical transcriptionist and generally shy)... I'm going to think of this quote tomorrow when I'm working on my 90 again.

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