Profile For Bangor Mike

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    2 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Headsets

Sorry if this has been asked before...

Whats the best bluetooth headset with noise canceling? I dont mind spending the money for the best.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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NEW CDL

As I merged onto the highway, there were no tire tracks in the snow. No one else was heading out. There were several truckers pulled over on the side of the highway waiting it out as I continued on with my test. I was really wondering why we were still continuing with this test as emergency equipment came by me on my left. But on we went to the next exit to head back to the test site. Just thankful for all the help I received from my instructors at CRE. A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Safety meeting today and tomorrow check out of hotel and head to Joliet, Illinois to wait for my ride.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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NEW CDL

Yes Bangor, ME. Im in Valparaiso, IN waiting to transfer to Illinois to wait on my road trainer. I still dont have a team student driver who is within 200 miles of where I live so I dont know what may happen if they cant find one. Anyone have any insight?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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NEW CDL

Passed my test in a blinding snow squal!

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Veteran Apprenticeship Program

Packrat,

Can you provide me any more info about what the course entails? Thanks for your previous input.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Worked for Black and Decker/DeWalt for 18 years doing various design aspect jobs. Finished my career there doing 3D Surfacing. Got out from behind the desk to go into the fitness world, then to USPS for the benefits (3 new kids) and now starting my trucking career. Leaving Bangor, ME to school with C R England.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Veteran Apprenticeship Program

every [trucking company] gets bad reviews.

You're correct Im sure Errol. I've already experienced the company bashing on other threads so I thought I'd try to proactively deter anyone from engaging in that. That's the only reason for that comment.

I just wanted to see if anyone had gone through this program, is it worth it for my resume or are they simply trying to get me on the hook for a longer commitment?

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Veteran Apprenticeship Program

Im starting with C R England, going to their school in Illinois. I am a military vet and just learned of a program offered called the Veteran Apprenticeship Program. Once completed I would have my Journeyman Certificate, approximately 12 months. Does anyone have any experience with this DOL sanctioned program? Is it worth committing to a 12 month program versus having a 9 month commitment?

And please, no negative C R England comments. I have looked at many company sponsored schools and everyone gets bad reviews. Im sticking with them for now and making the best of whatever comes my way. Ive worked for the US Postal Service in Phoenix, AZ so I use that as a gauge... nothing can be worse than that environment.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Confused which sponsored cdl program to apply to

Just when I think I have it figured out, I hear something or read something that contradicts what I previously thought. What are best rated programs for new drivers?

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Gut Busting

How do you stay fit while sitting in a truck for the majority of the day/night? Getting ready to start in a CDL program and in decent shape. How can I maintain fitness driving a truck?

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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C R England?

Man, didnt mean to stir up the hornets nest. Any way, I have put in several apps to see who is offering a CDL school and experience. Wish me luck

Mike

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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C R England?

Looking at C R England (and others) for a sponsored CDL program. Any thoughts???

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Possibly new to trucking. Should I do it?

Thanks Rob T. Good info. Ill be reading your diary!

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Possibly new to trucking. Should I do it?

Bobcat Bob, I now live in the Bangor, Maine area. Just got her from Phoenix, Arizona

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Possibly new to trucking. Should I do it?

Need to make a career change. Im thinking about getting my CDL-A. I want to find a local delivery job to be home every night. Its looking like Ill have to sign on with a company sponsored school and owe them time after. I get that. But after completing my contracted OTR time with that company, how likely would I be able to find a local job? Beer distributor or something...

Mike

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