Profile For HtRedNeck

HtRedNeck's Info

  • Location:
    Las vegas, NV

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 3 months ago

HtRedNeck's Bio

Long career in Sales and Marketing, now considering and researching CDL and truck driving career.

Don’t tell anyone, but I was a freight broker for 3 years.

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Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

Turtle,

I forgot to share a nice flatbedder moment that the dry van and reefer drivers would use as a reason NOT to drive flatbed.

When we stopped last night to switch drivers, the upper middle part of the aluminum we were hauling had shifted forward. So, I climbed up on the tarps that were on the catwalk and kinda "walked" up with my feet on the headache rack and my back on the shifted aluminum. I basically did a leg press to push the aluminum back in place. Then wiped the slush off the winch bar and tightened down the four straps holding it.

Lol, I have read many of the flatbed diaries. I have many reasons that I don’t want to do it, thanks for adding to the book!

Keep writing, great diary!

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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FMCSA acts quickly to keep the new-driver pipeline flowing

Does this solve the issue of not being able to get a CLP?

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Wilson Logistics, Darren's Diary

Great post and thank you. Every diary post helps me get more research about what to expect!

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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First Week Experience

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Dean,

I am not a driver yet, so I can’t tell you that I have been through this.

What I can say is after reading many training diaries, is there are really two options:

1. Request a new trainer, which may delay you getting you own vehicle.

2. Suck it up, learn what you can and ignore what can. This is only the beginning of your journey, and you worked your ass off to get here. Don’t let some idiot stop you from your goal.

Good luck, and wishing you the best either way.

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Thanks for the ideas. All the trainers smoke. I can suck it up - I was an active duty Marine. I'm doing my best not to react with my mouth or limbs, but it's hard.

Since you are a former marine ( and thank you for your service) you chose the toughest branch to go through. I am former Navy myself, and I have a huge amount of respect for marines, y’all had it much tougher. Neither of us had it as easy as the flower pickers in the air farce though.

Good luck.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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First Week Experience

Dean,

I am not a driver yet, so I can’t tell you that I have been through this.

What I can say is after reading many training diaries, is there are really two options:

1. Request a new trainer, which may delay you getting you own vehicle.

2. Suck it up, learn what you can and ignore what can. This is only the beginning of your journey, and you worked your ass off to get here. Don’t let some idiot stop you from your goal.

Good luck, and wishing you the best either way.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Prime Refrigerated - Springfield, Missouri - Spring 2020

Awesome diary and thank you for doing this!

Grats on passing the sim part, and keep practicing that pre trip!

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Orientation During Crisis

All private schools are closed in Las Vegas, and the DMV is closed too.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

Awesome diary, have to ask - was the drug test urine?

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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How Does An Owner/Operator Take A Vacation?

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Is there a trucking history podcast for the youngings like me? I’m only fifty...

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Songs, or everything?

Would prefer if it included both

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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How Does An Owner/Operator Take A Vacation?

Is there a trucking history podcast for the youngings like me? I’m only fifty...

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