Profile For CortaroAz.

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  • Location:
    Tucson, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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    7 years, 11 months ago

CortaroAz.'s Bio

I am currently a student @ American Career Builders.. Training for Class A CDL w/Haz-Mat Tanker Endorsements. I wasnt sure if this was going to be my choice but the e-mail recieved from intake personal tonight said I Was Accepted. Have My Medical Examier Certificate( DOT CARD ) Personal Grant Will Be Looked over 12-17-2013 Class Starts 01-06-2014.. Cant Wait....

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Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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In defense of Daniel B.

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Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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In defense of Daniel B.

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In defense of Daniel B.

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In defense of Daniel B.

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Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Calling all flatbedders: Western Express Vs. Melton

A friend of mine whom is stuck in the 70's and doesn't have internet asked me to post this question, Who has worked for either or both companies? I know old school drives for WE but If I remember correctly he is not a skateboarder. Any input would be nice.

Melton's is a good company I have talked to the recruiters at both places. I felt like i was talking to a car salesman when i was on phone with WE and Melton's told me straight to the point what they expect no bull ya know. I havent worked for these companies but have like I stated talked to the Recruiters. Hope this helps alittle Be Safe

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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A few questions and a short story :)

I had a young lady start the CDL process but some of the guys in class were let's say unkind to her. I was like wtheck. I am an older gentleman who see all people as equals. Money fame or broke we are all the same. So the 3rd day of class I decided to sit beside her to see if the man vent would come to me. I am the kind of person where my back needs to be against the wall and i need to be able to see everything. Well I took myself out of my comfort zone to see if I could help ease the stress of this young lady. I didnt like the feeling of being in the middle with some1 behind me but did it Just Cause. Well day 4 come's and she was still there. We held conversation and I told her if she needed help I was there. Gave her my personal number and my home number. Told the wife I did it and if she calls if I am unable to answer to come get me. Day 5 was a bad day for her in the sense the hater's started again on her. I did step up to defend but to noavail I only stopped 1 of them. I know him outside of class so I told him class is class but life is what happens outside those doors. The day to get out permit at DOT. She didnt show. No call from her I was worried. I was so angery I was praying all the guys failed their test so they would be back of the class and I would move forward. I passed and so did they. I was so mad I voiced my thoughts to them all back in the class and I wasnt talking very clean. Well got a call from the young lady so told me thank you for being nice to me but I decided to go to a school that had a higher rate of women in class and in truck. I was crushed. Please if you have to go through a place don't let the hater's discourage you.

Now on a personal note. I am in the process of moving from one state to another put a few pre hires on hold and i miss the shifting and being the biggest on the road of many 4 wheelers. I was wondering how someone comes up with a CB handle?. Not as important as my move but was just tring to get that figured out.

God Bless And Be Safe All

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Newbie what to take with me while I go to atend classes for prime truck driving school

I am pretty sure Prime has a list of stuff to take with you. You could call the recruiter you talked to and ask if he has something with a general idea of what to take. Steven's Transport sends you a lot of good information maybe go to their website to get a good idea..

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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You knew it was like it is before you got into trucking.....

shocked.png I am not a professional trucker yet but I agree. There is a lot of pro's and con's people should think about in the Trucking World. I have my mind set on ending with a career I know I can do. I have a family life just like alot of us do. But my life can't go forward without a career that I will die for. Was away from home some times I did 21 on 7 off. I really regreted going home because the list of things to do while you are home got way 2 long and very expensive. So finally my wife and I have came to an agreement. If a list is to be made please keep it short and remember my time at home will be about 4 days long. That will give me 1 day of laundry and food shopping. The last day home will be with a remote in 1 hand and a Soda in the other. I am not sure if I made a point here but I have read a lot of post on here and figured I would throw a students word in.. God Bless All and Be Safe..

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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How long should a rookie stay out for at a time

I was told by an older person when I got into the oilfields that my Hitch on my rig is a per se' of being deployed in the Miltary. So at first it was hard not seeing my wife for 7 to 14 days at a time. It was even harder when I got home to leave again. But as the honey do list got bigger I enjoyed my long days away. It made it more of a vacation away from the daily grind of being Mr. FixIt Now Man.. LOL I would think as the hauls get farther from the house I peronally know she has a good family base to help her when or if a fixit now problem happens. I currently live in a home that has Daddy Gone.. He's Active Duty USMC. I am the role model until Daddy return's a few time's a Year. I was at first scared to go OTR due to losing time with the kids. I have a 2 year old neice thats my little buddy. Missing time away from her will for sure bug me more then being away from my Wife. How I see it if you can handle being gone 4 or 5 week then you have 4 or 5 days to spend time with the wife, or do the Mr.FixIt Now Duties...LOL

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Central just gave me a new 2014 truck....

shocked.png I dont blame you on turning down the smoke smelling truck. U have to be careful with ur health and comfort driving long distances..

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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And I thought choosing my first company was hard!

Hey I applied at Central and Prime this weekend.. Where you going to drive @ dang was gonna Stalk U..LOL Merry Christas... JC

Got a good answer back from Melton's got the name of the recruiter in an email.. Its flatbed but being a rookie I was thinking going towards my biggest fear 1st.. Then moving into something else mayb down the road after I get the miles and fear out of my system...

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Guard and Reserves

1st and Foremost I Want To Thank You For Ur Service... Im a newbie here but you will get Gr8 Advice Here.. Welcome... Merry Christmas JC

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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A CLEAN AND SOBER TRUCK DRIVER!

Merry Christmas Tracey And Every1 On TT.. I have been sober going on 14 yrs. in March 2014.. I stopped from a 30 pack a day to cold turkey shocked.png I thought at first my wife wanting me to stop would soon pass.. After a few weeks we made it through my moods and weakness together.. And today my family knows the beers in the fridge is safe.. My neices and nephews know when uncle JC says he needs a beer it is coffee or Dr.Pepper... dancing.gif Everyone Be Safe Out There....

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Denied by Prime

Good Luck On It... I found a place that has companies and dui's or felony time allowed.. I have been working with a high school friend who has a few felonies and 1 dui in the early 90's.. He wants to be a team but I am dedicated to being a solo driver.. Family says its for the best..

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl or Prime???

Does Prime let you drive ur Rig home on your hometime?. Do you know what kind of training they have for people graduating from a CDL School?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl or Prime???

Which one of these have you heard is better.. Got my pre hire from Roehl and decided to apply at Prime to see what they say.. What you all think?? Be Safe Out There Merry Christmas Allgood-luck.gif

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Wooo Hooo!!!! I updated my avatar photo and posted pipeline pictures

rofl-2.gif Have you been on the floor of that rig?.. Those thongs are heavy and if you are on pitside you have no room to throw them drill side is a little easier.. I always like doing casing cuz I as the derrick I like to watch the driller and hide in the doghouse..LOL

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Which companies go by the charge date and "NOT" the conviction date?????

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I know a guy that was charged with an assult charge and discharged it in 1991. He applied for a few companies. He got 3 denined emails because of the charge not the date.. So do major companies go by charge instead of dates? Merry Christmas JC

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Got my start date.

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I just got confirmation that I get to start Swift's CDL school on January 6th. dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

OK now I'm excited, nervous, excited, anxious, excited, worried, oh and did I say EXCITED?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Question???

I turned them in today.. I think it's more was I dedicated to doing it then saying I can't, ya know. I was looked at for the Grant and won't know til Friday for sure. If it goes through I am in class 01-06-2014. If I need some more home work it will be 2 weeks later. Just want to get this going..

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