Profile For Lil Spud

Lil Spud's Info

  • Location:
    Lewiston, ID

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

  • Social Link:
    Lil Spud On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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SRT New CDL School Starting

Congratulations Lil Spud!

I see SRT trucks all over the place in my travels. I also go by their headquarter in Arkansas all the time - it looks very impressive.

Thank you My date has been changed to Feb 17 so I can go sooner they had a cancelation. I am getting prepared and so ready for this. I know what to expect as I did this once before. thank you for all of the support I am going to need it.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

Back at this again! I never gave up just life issues came up. I am heading back to school in March Found a brand new school so they are just as nervous as I am!! SRT!! cant wait to finally test out and get out there.. I will update my journey from Idaho to Arkansas and let y'all know what is going on!! I never gave up and I never will.. seek and ye shall find and that is what I did..

UPDATE: I got a phone call from SRT today and I guess they rescheduled me for an earlier class I will be arriving in Arkansas around the 16th of Feb!! sooo much to do!!

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

Back at this again! I never gave up just life issues came up. I am heading back to school in March Found a brand new school so they are just as nervous as I am!! SRT!! cant wait to finally test out and get out there.. I will update my journey from Idaho to Arkansas and let y'all know what is going on!! I never gave up and I never will.. seek and ye shall find and that is what I did..

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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4yrs no work history. No hire advice?

I was a stay at home parent those are 18-20 days when a child is sick. I also went to school and helped in law on ranch. I do not work under table or otherwise engage in illegal activities. Never failed a drug test and never will. Worst thing i do is have a glass of red wine if i eat pork for heart health. I run 5k daily and workout so i am very fit so no physical limitations. My wife is a vey busy nurse so i was not worried about money. They said i need taxable work history. I dont lie so forging work history not an option integrity reasons. What job can i do for a year or so to make me more appealing? Got an offer for armed guard. I can wait i dont like to buck the system. I speak spanish and french i know trucking jobs go to mexico and canada. That should help. Not giving up advice on jobs that appeal to trucking companies? I wont let a hurdle stop my dream.

I had this very same issue. I was a stay at home mom for the past 4 years as well. I called everyone I could think of and then finally I find a company willing to allow me in. I have to have 3 people that know me well write a letter stating why I was unemployed it didn't matter the reason just that I wasn't in prison or in another country. I had my sister in law, my cousin and a good friend who all knew I was taking care of my children write letters and they included things like church activities, school activities for the kids, etc and they accepted it. They also told me that Job search is another acceptable activity.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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SRT New CDL School Starting

This is my second go round with CDL school The last time I was unable to test because I had an emergency back home. I have since cleared life issues up and back at it again. I had applied at every school I could find even though some of them left that wrenching feeling in my stomach I was going to go to the ends of the earth to earn my CDL. I had almost given up when a good friend mentioned to me that SRT (Southern Refrigerated) had just opened a brand new school and that it might be worth calling them. I couldn't seem to get any information so in desperation I went to the website and used the contact us form to ask about it. First thing the next morning I received several emails from them telling me to please go and apply on their website and then call "Katie" back. I did the application, but then had to run an errand so didn'tSouthern Refrigerated Transport SRT logo

get around to calling her right away. I was waiting for my husband at the bank and my cell rang.. I see that it says Arkansas and I went "could it be?" So I politely answered. Yup it was her!! This was the very first call back I had gotten in almost 4 months. I was excited, but nervous that it was going to be the same issue with lack of job history. I talked with her, we laughed, I asked questions, she asked questions. She explained they had a 'serious' lack of female trainers until March. I kind of got sad.. Then she put me on hold for a sec.. When she came back she said How's march class for ya? I said "I was hoping for sooner, but I will take it" It was that easy. I have talked to a few lady drivers and do not feel as this company falls in that negative atmosphere. I am very excited to be accepted and am very dedicated to getting my CDL. I will try and keep everyone posted but I have a while before I will actually leave. This gives me time to study, tie up some loose ends and prepare completely for that Journey from Idaho to Arkansas.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Truck Driving Academy (Corsicana TX)

I'm going to Swift in Lewiston, Idaho which is where I live. I got lucky there. I am very dedicated. Going to our DMV to test for my permits this week. Also already have my medical card. I am excited. I really need to focus on backing and pre trip as this is my second go round. Didn't fail just never tested out. Per the Swift policy I need to train again. Wish me luck!!

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Process of getting to Knight's Training

Thanks for the heads up. I have decided to go with Swift Transportation. They are local to me. I had a very good discussion and feel confident in what they offered. I am going to do a refresher. Thanks again for the help.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Process of getting to Knight's Training

So I applied for Knight's Squire training a few days ago and finally talked with someone today and plan on having another conversation tomorrow as that seemed to go well. I am hoping and praying that they say yes. I don't have an extensive work history due to having a disabled child for the past 20 years but she is now in a better facility with people who are adapt to care for her properly and allow me to go on with my dreams. I have zero felonies or tickets No accidents and No suspensions or DUI's I am pretty squeaky clean and proud of it! Any advice would be great

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