Profile For Delco Dave

Delco Dave's Info

  • Location:
    Drexel Hill, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    3 months ago

Delco Dave's Bio

Lifetime resident of the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Been in the landscaping business since 1992, owner of A small landscape company since 2007. After 10 years of aggravation due to employee issues preventing further business growth after year 3, I’m ready to change careers. Looking to upgrade my Ford F-250 and 24ft utility trailer for a Big Rig and a 53 footer. I will be applying for Company training in winter 2020. (Will update profile in future)

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Posted:  3 days, 15 hours ago

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Trainer kicked me off the truck tonight!

Sorry, I should have been more specific. My comment regarding character and commitment was focused only on his interaction with the company after the fact.

Posted:  3 days, 23 hours ago

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Trainer kicked me off the truck tonight!

Offering to go out of your way to make this happen shows a lot about your character and commitment. Great move!!!

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Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Prime Orientation, PSD, and TNT! Where does the time go?

Congratulations!!!

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Glad training went smooth for you!

Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Hauling the big stuff tonight 60+’

Nice! Long and heavy.

Wish you good weather and Safe travels

Posted:  4 days, 23 hours ago

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Hauling the big stuff tonight 60+’

Whatcha hauling?

Posted:  4 days, 23 hours ago

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Preparing for a Trucking Career with Roehl

Thanks for the updates! Sounds like you have a solid class of serious people. Great atmosphere to learn in. Everyone who attends their training program raves about how great it is. ROEHL and SWIFT are at the top of my hope I get accepted list due to their training programs and work opportunities in my home area (Philly suburbs).

Best of luck to you, I will be following closely

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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My regular class c is only 12 days old

Moe, go onto ziprecruiter and enter amazon delivery into search bar. There will be listings for Amazon itself as well as their contractors. Pay in Philly area is $16-20 hr, roughly 50 hrs per week

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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My regular class c is only 12 days old

On top of what Spaceman stated, you need to get daily driving experience to build your basic skills. Try looking into local non-CDL delivery jobs in vans or small trucks. Driving with weight either in the truck or being towed changes how the vehicle can be driven. With weight you need more room to stop and you have to take turns slower. You also need to learn how to rely on your side mirrors to be aware of whats around you and to reverse into a spot. Local Mulch/top soil delivery job would be good to learn these skills, the trucks are small enough for a new driver to handle but hold enough weight for you to get a feel for it

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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Seeking solo otr

Old School, I think you do a great job expressing the concepts through a written format. Unfortunately, some people are so hard headed no one can get through to them. I appreciate all your posts and articles, especially the ones regarding productivity. Maybe being a small business owner makes these concepts clear to me. I understand what your saying 100%. I’m sure my work ethic and drive to be the best I can be would have led me in the right direction, but you have laid out an outline for success so all new drivers can start working towards the top tier from day one.

Thank you for being here for us and sharing your keys to success

Posted:  6 days, 15 hours ago

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Seeking solo otr

In my opinion, $800 a week as an inexperienced employee learning a new trade is pretty good! I know you cant make that kind of dough as a rookie in the labor trades

Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Seeking solo otr

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Cdl permit transfer

I’ve been reading/studying chunks of the PA manual and high road program since October. Every so often I take a practice test to see how its sinking in. I will spend a day or 2 reading the manual over and over again before the test so everything is fresh when I sit down

Posted:  1 week ago

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Cdl permit transfer

I guess the safe play is to just be ready for the permit test, apply for training, get the information from recruiters, then go take test next day in your home state if it will transfer. No sense in paying for it and taking it twice

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Cdl permit transfer

Very good questions! I’m in the same boat, planned on having as much in hand as possible before applying for company training. I figured the permits and licenses would transfer anywhere in the US Due to the companies only having training facilities in certain states and the fact that all the states share driving records through the federal government.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Day cab cooler/fridge

Reason I ask is I’ve been in landscaping and construction work for the past 27 years, I have never really watched what I ate cause I consistently burned more calories and carbs then I could eat. Now that I am planning to go into trucking, I wont be getting all that exercise anymore and I am trying to adjust my diet so I dont gain a ton of weight. I’m 45yrs old and been 6’3” 220 my entire adult life, would like to stay close to that weight.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Day cab cooler/fridge

Hey PackRat, I understand staying away from carbs but why limited veggies and no fruits? Aren’t they healthy space filling options?

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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What would you do? (Icy roads)

Being a landscaper, I have a lot of ice driving experience! I’m the guy who has to go put the salt and calcium down for everybody.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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What would you do? (Icy roads)

Hey Rob, Sorry, No, Not immediately! I wouldn’t chance getting stuck on the shoulder or worse, hit. I should have said crawl to next safe place and wait for salters but I figured that was common knowledge!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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What would you do? (Icy roads)

I would pull over and hang tight until the salt trucks come by, then continue behind them. Granted, I live in PA, there are fleets of DOT trucks in every county. Might not be the same out your way

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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High-hooking a trailer

Gotcha Errol, thanks for clarification! I absorbed a ton of information that day. I was bound to miss something after 2 weeks. Repetition is key to learning in this career.

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