Profile For Tina N.

Tina N.'s Info

  • Location:
    Mooresville, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

  • Social Link:
    Tina N. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 4 weeks ago

Tina N.'s Bio

I am hoping for a new career as a truck driver. I am 53 years old and a survivor of Stage 3A breast cancer. I have 3 adult children, but no grandchildren yet. I plan to start my new career by October 1st. I have been going through the CDL training program on this site. I need to get my state-based permit. Also, I am planning to apply to C. R. England and attend their school in Valparaiso, Indiana. By the way, I live in North Carolina with my parents. I have been here over 10 years now, except for the 7 months I spent in Colorado from December of 2014 to July of 2015. I am very grateful that I found this website. It is tremendously comprehensive and helpful.

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Posted:  3 days, 10 hours ago

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AUTOMATED MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Thank you so much for replying so quickly to me and with great information. Yes, it does make sense that new drivers would not be using them if they are not safe. Lol, I wish I could get spoiled by them too. I certainly hope the license restriction won't create a problem. As you say, it shouldn't. Thanks so much, Tina

Posted:  4 days, 3 hours ago

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AUTOMATED MANUAL TRANSMISSION

I have been looking at newer model transfer trucks. I have discovered that many of them have a new type of transmission which is some combination of manual and automatic. Have any of you guys driven a truck with this transmission? It says they are supposed to be easier to learn for those who are not used to driving manual. I hope this is true...I am going to need all the help I can get when I start training, sponsored by PAM Transport, in June, if the corona virus allows, in Asheboro, NC. Thanks, Tina

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Training With Pam Transportation Started on 10/21/2019.

In June, I will start training with PAM. I just read that sometimes job offers are pulled. This makes me very nervous, as I have never driven an 18-wheeler before. Also, I do not drive manual transmission. Should I be worried? Tina

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Failed my CDL road test. Stalled! :(

Well, that is good to know. Yeah, I am doing the high road program. Thanks for responding so quickly. Tina

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Failed my CDL road test. Stalled! :(

I just read about the techniques involved in preventing a truck from rolling back and from stalling out. I have yet to start a training program. If, like me, you have never been behind the wheel of a big rig (or whatever you guys call them), are you basically taught how to drive them when you go from the classroom to the range? And if so then are you not taught everything you need to know how to do in order to pass the road test? I know that there is a difference between knowing how to do something and actually being able to do it. Also, how many gears do these trucks have? Thanks, Tina

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Driver fatality

Such terrible news from all who replied. Unfortunately, we can't make drivers around us drive safely, no matter what they are driving.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Driver fatality

I didn't know that about the pay for driving a tanker or transporting hazardous materials. I am glad that you haven't been hit while by your parked truck - I hope that you never are.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Driver fatality

Sadly, the driver of a tanker transporting gasoline was killed in a crash in a road in North Carolina in a neighboring county. According to the news report, a vehicle pulled out in front of the tanker causing the driver to swerve and overturn. It did later burst into flames. It is still blocking traffic at this time. Such a tragedy!

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

Alright; sounds good. Thanks so much for the help. Tina :-)

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

Hi. I'm so sorry about your wife but it is nice to know how tough she was. Thank you so much for the information. I do however have a question about getting the CDL permit. Is there a road test, does that depend on the state you are in. And 1 question about the application. How do I explain why I have been out of work in the employment section? Thanks again for replying to me. Tina

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

Hello. First, I want to thank you for responding to my post. Your reply is greatly appreciated. In June of 2015, I lost my last job which was working in a prison in Colorado. I was fired because I let a certain prisoner hug me. Anyway, I can no longer work in a prison - that was my first and last job in a correctional facility. So I returned to North Carolina, began a MS in Human Resources Management online, and chauffeured my son to and from the bus stop in town. He is in the early college program that is closest to us in the county in which we live, but the high school where the program is is too far away from where we live for the school bus to pick him up and drop him off here at home. He has his driver's license now, so he drives himself to the community college that is near the high school and where he has his classes, except for House at the high school. He finishes school in May but will need my car until his Dad helps him get one in September. I have to drive my parent's car when I need to go somewhere, but he has never driven it so I let him drive mine. So Thomas started high school and early college in August of 2015. I began online school in October of 2015, and I completed that degree in September of 2018. Also, with all the driving for Thomas, I couldn't even get a part-time job - a recruiter told me that no employer could work with that schedule. Then, in December of 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 3A breast cancer on my right. I had a complete mastectomy and 23 lymph nodes were removed from under my right arm. I did well with chemotherapy and radiation, and escaped with only a few side effects. I finished my last treatment in August of 2019. So I will be able to start working by October of 2020. I am learning the manual and taking the tests on the High Road CDL Training. I had lessons many years ago to learn how to drive stick shift, but I did not have the time to finish learning that. I have heard that many companies have automatics. But, is it possible to learn to drive a manual during the CDL training? I know that you spend a lot of time driving with C.R. England's training program. If I left out anything, please let me know and ask whatever you want to ask. Tina

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

Hi. I haven't worked since June of 2015. So, I am wondering what that means for my chances of getting into a company-sponsored CDL training school. I have been studying and know that I need to get my CDL permit. You can also email me at norristina242@yahoo.com.

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