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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Cocoa/Melbourne/PalmBay

Awesome! I was stationed there at Patrick and love the area. My aunt works for Harris also!

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Air brake failure

LMAO at the brakes on fire pulling into the fuel island!! I can picture the look on everyone face as that is happening! Sounds like something out of a comedy movie.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Air brake failure

Well Daniel B, I will certainly be draining my tanks daily if I ever become a driver! Thanks for the feedback.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Air brake failure

I was watching "CDL life" on Facebook this morning and they had an old Rescue 911 video of a truck going down a mountain with complete air brake failure.

I'm sure some of you will laugh at me but that's some scary mess! Is this something most drives may experience in their career?Please say no...:\

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Guard and Reserves

Cortaro, thank you! Starcar, I agree. I can see the pain in the butt it would be trying to finish up a load and trying to make it to weekend drill on time, not to mention going right back on the road without home time...hmmm...really want to do this but my gut says wait a few years, retire active duty and then hit the road.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Guard and Reserves

Any drivers out there serve in the Guard or Reserve? I'm thinking of coming off active duty but still want to serve and not allow 13 years towards retirement go to waste. Any experience with this positive or negative?

Other than that I have been calling around to companies trying to get an idea of what it will be like...A lot of uncertainty and a huge transition coming out of the Air Force, but I'm ready for something else.

My biggest fear is my family. I know they can handle the OTR trucking life for awhile,as unofficially that appears to be the only way into the industry, but my goal will be to get a job that gets me home on the weekends after I get some experience under my belt.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Cocoa/Melbourne/PalmBay

Thanks guys! I have assumed I will have to do a year OTR to get started before getting a regional or dedicated. I was just wondering how flexible the larger "starter" companies are with where you can live. Suppose that's a good idea to make some calls and ask the companies.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Cocoa/Melbourne/PalmBay

Looking to retire from the Air Force in a few years and wondering if there are any opportunities around Brevard County for a rookie driver generally?

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