Profile For Delco Dave

Delco Dave's Info

  • Location:
    Drexel Hill, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 months, 1 week 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:  1 week, 5 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Malaria and HIV antiretrovital drugs are helping.

Apparently something that was made for ebola but didnt work for it has helped a few people here in the US recover quickly!

Its all part of the fire drill plan🤔🤔🤔

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Prime Orientations Postponed; COVID-19

Nothing ever seems to go smooth for me. I have become a very patient person over the years because of it. Staying positive almost always results in things working out! I’ll get there eventually.

On a lighter note, possible source of the covid!!!

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Posted:  2 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

All the pa turnpike service plazas shut down the restaurants inside for 2 weeks. anyone coming through needs to stop in Carlisle or something if they want a decent meal.

They also shut down all the cash booths! If you dont have EZPass, A picture will be taken of your license plate and you will receive a mailed bill for the toll. Dont lose your tickets or you pay Pitt to Scranton toll

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Prime Orientations Postponed; COVID-19

Sorry to hear Rob!!!

I’m in a similar situation although I didnt have a training start date yet. Was scheduled to see accountant this week to officially close down my business and get all my tax forms for proof of employment. Then I was gonna submit application to Swift and get the ball rolling. Looks like everything is on hold for at least 2 weeks cause of this covid crapola.

😡🤬😡

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

In other words, it got real, time to find solutions. And how you are going to deal wtih this and your trucking future.

Well, everything is on hold for at least another 2 weeks beyond my control. The PA DMV offices are closed until April so I cant take the permit tests. Plus, Still waiting on my accountant to officially shut my business down and get all my tax paperwork to prove employment. I’ll get out there eventually

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

She says no meat, chicken, eggs, milk/dairy, Bottled water, frozen veggies, pasta or jarred sauce.

People are in full panic mode in Delco!! They must think they are gonna be locked in there houses for a month.

Cracks me up!! Its a bad chest cold for christ sake

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

It makes me wonder who is buying into the media's panic to grab up all the toilet paper and sanitizer.

Its more then just TP and soap. My friend just sent me this from the local supermarket.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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High Road Training

Speaking of which, you would seem like the ultimate, motivated "dream" student, Dave!

Thank you!!! Thats quite a compliment and I appreciate it. I’m a do it right or dont bother at all person.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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High Road Training

Hey Doyenne, I have embedded the correct information into the skull by using the HRP and reading the manual so many times. It was getting a little stale and more of a chore.I still read sections of the manual each day. I’m just using the different practice tests to challenge my memory. I think its a very useful study method to stay sharp and help permanently retain the information. Might not be the best way for everyone but it makes studying/learning more fun for me

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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High Road Training

Gotta watch those tricky worded questions.

I have gone through the High Road program a few times and read the PA paper manual countless times. The more you study, the better off you’ll be. I posted this quoted comment in another thread earlier

I have been taking lots of permit practice tests from different states to keep the info fresh and know it like the back of my hand. Some states word and ask the same questions differently, I find seeing it worded different ways really keeps my attention and helps me memorize the info.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Obtained a 1-Year Med Card Today

You mean I'm not supposed to check my oil or fuel level using a match/ lighter?wtf.gif

The one I remember off hand was

Which of these do not apply to stopping distance? A. Perception dist, B. reaction dist. C. Throwing dist. D. Braking dist.

You get that one wrong they should take your regular license away!

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Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Obtained a 1-Year Med Card Today

.many of the failures occurring out here are due to a lack of common sense.

There is a severe lack of common sense in the world today. I can see why some of the questions are worded the way they are!

I have been taking lots of permit practice tests from different states to keep the info fresh and know it like the back of my hand. Some states word and ask the same questions differently, I find seeing it worded different ways really keeps my attention and helps me memorize the info. Some of the questions I’ve come across have made me chuckle as well

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Delivering to Grocery Stores

There is a stomach bug floating around! Few people I know have had it recently. They were only down a day or 2. Hope you feel better soon

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Swift Transportation

Thanks Bullitt. Maybe we’ll be in Richmond together. Glad you got your Card and you can move forward. Those emails are all the same, must be automated now that I’m in the system. Recruiter told me to keep in touch. I’ll just give him a call this week

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Swift Transportation

Hey Bullitt! Did you fill out and submit the application yet? Reason I ask is I talked to him on phone and told him I was very close to being ready to apply but couldnt commit until I see my accountant to finalize paperwork. Since we spoke I have gotten an email from Swift everyday asking if I filled out the App. It seems like an auto generated email, are you getting these as well? I dont want him to think I’m not serious by not completing and submitting the app, I just want everything wrapped up at home 1st.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Swift Transportation

I talked to a Swift recruiter on Thursday to ask a few questions. I will be submitting my application for training/employment in about 10 days. Still have some loose ends to tie up with shutting my landscaping business down. Been waiting for this since October, seems like forever! Wanna get the ball rolling and get out there hauling some loads!

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Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Swift CDL training

As other wise men have said above, all the negative you hear about companies comes from people who failed and can’t accept the blame. Swift also gets a lot of attention due the size of the company. I believe they are the largest in North America with 20,000 + trucks. They wouldn’t be that successful if good drivers didn’t want to work there.

Swift is my 1st choice due to there opportunities in my area. I am hoping to follow in G-Towns footsteps and haul goods for Walmart in the eastern PA, NJ, DE region

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Many Red Light Cameras in IL Down or Coming Down!

“3-points of contact to enter or exit a tractor”

You knew better, right? Ask Delco Dave and Bullit about that... I instructed them on the only way to safely enter and exit my truck when they rode with me

Always enter and exit the truck as if you were climbing/descending a ladder. Its too steep to safely navigate any other way

Posted:  1 month ago

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Fuel cards and company credit cards

I apologize as well! I didnt consider all the possible reasons for the question. Was in a negative mindset with my business yesterday. Wish you success

Posted:  1 month ago

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Fuel cards and company credit cards

Hey Bullit! Glad you brought that up, I gave an option and left it at that, didn't want to get into why no business plan was in place before hand.

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