Profile For Daniel M.

Daniel M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lake city , FL

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

Daniel M.'s Bio

I have always loved the idea of trucking at a young age. more recently I decided I want to get a cdl and try it and I guess we'll see were it takes me!

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Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Sorry it took so long! I was having trouble uploading photos!!

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Heres my truck! 2019 freightliner cascadia 269k miles!

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Daniel ~!!! I'm so glad you stopped back!

Thanks for the updates, and SHEESH, how'd you all fare during the hurricane???!/!?? My family fared well, but for a few went 4 days without power; and I know that's less than some! So... it's now 7 days since your week long eval; how'd you do ?????

Have you managed in any securement training and whatnot? Andy... wow, I may have spoken to him on the phone, you should ask him!! Like I said, mostly Pete and Clay were my contacts down yonder.

Sure hoping this finds you with a smile, and in your own tractor, good sir! I'll await ~!

~ Anne ~

Hey Anne!, sorry it's taking so long to get back to you, I've been so busy lately trying to be a trucker and be with my family and it's hard!.

We did really good because the hurricane didn't even reach us in Lake city, but it did hit a few of our friends pretty bad and its/was really hard on them but as the time goes by there's nothing you can't build back with time. (and money 😉).

So they gave me my truck and after the 7 weeks / on that Friday I got my first load to a home depot in Lake Mary FL Friday night and delivered it!. It went very well, and it's nice having my own truck. No more securement training just sent me out. So my first week was good but hard, honestly . Not much time to rest just constantly working, trip planning load securement on my loads and I'm new so it takes long to do everything.. I'll have to ask Andy, maybe.

Yeah! glad you find this thread readable! I appreciate the motivation!

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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As the 'kids' say.... 'IKR?' It's been awhile; are you OUT w/your trainer? Sure can't figure out what got bleeped regarding the town in Florida....I went to school there; Bradenton/Manatee County.

The reason Cypress IS picky, is because they CAN be. One of the FEW training academies/schools in Florida/surrounding areas. LCT (Lester Coggins) where my late ex went, is long gone. Your guys can call it as they wish...that's for sure!

So, how was Clay?? And/or Pete? Hope you mentioned us here, at Trucking Truth... and if not, it's still not too late, haha!

By the time you read this (sorry I'm late!) .. hopefully you ARE in the driver's seat, learning the ropes, good sir.

Stop back as you can....

BEST WISHES FORWARD, (and yeah...reverse when necessary!)

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~ Anne ~

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Hey!. they bleeped out re**** re-****.

Yeah I'm with my trainer and everything is going well there's a crap ton to learn and there's no mental rest yet so far so good. I'll be back to get into some more detail.

Pete is the yard jockey in Jacksonville I haven't talked to him in person yet and my trainer told me Clay is now the head of safety. Sorry I couldn't explain more bit I gotta run! be back soon!

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Pete Peterson; Clay Hamblin! Good folks, no matter how ya slice it; tell them to join US here, too!!

I'm so loving the follow; how the heck have you gotten through the HEAT in FL, as of late?!?!? Wow, you! I spoke to a few family members earlier; just dang... being on asphalt at 99plus ?!?

STAY HYDRATED; best to ya!

Waiting for more updates; you're in great hands, man.

~ Anne ~

It was hot when they had us in the sun on the static fifth wheel training but we got through it!.

So I finally finished 6 weeks of training with my trainer Andy and will be on evaluation week this Monday (10-3-2022). So within these 6 weeks we (most of the time, not always ) pick up at the same handful of places sprinkled throughout the states and then almost every delivery location is different and we did anywhere from 3-8 deliveries in 5 days. My trainer was otr so we'd be out 2 weeks and come home for Saturday Sunday (roughly). It's pretty rough for me with the schedule since, well there is no schedule it's, deliver your load and then see what dispatch has for you next. Definitely takes some getting used to. One day we started at 3 am and ended at 7-8pm and one time we started at 1pm and ended at 5 am, so it depends on when the delivery time is, like home depot cant be any earlier than 10pm when they close the customers out, and so that effects when you want to start your clock because once you start your clock your only aloud to operate for 14 hours so it all depends on what your dispatch gives you and if you want to get the most out of your clock. Like I said it takes some getting used to, especially since I'm used to having a set schedule when I start and stop work at the same time every day.

My trainer was great, he showed me some really good tricks to a lot of things and im glad they paired me with him.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Congratulations Daniel M! I have been watching for your posts ever since you started your training. I am in Jacksonville also but I will be doing my training through Jones Technical Institute (JTech). I start September 6. When I complete it I am looking to get hired by Cypress Trucking. We will see what happens.

Congrats once again :)

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Thank you Mark! That's excellent! I hope everything works out for you.

I am officially done with my orientation this week. Mon-we'd they had me home watching training videos and I was back at Cypress, Jacksonville FL Thurs and Friday for orientation. They gave us a couple goodies gave us a tour of the Jacksonville terminal and some other stuff in the little orientation building. I'm going home for the weekend and will meet my trainer @ his home in Red**** FL, about an hour and 30 min away from my home in lake city FL, 3am Monday morning to start my 6 - 7 week training. He is out 2 weeks at a time and he said he runs hard. I will update when it's over in 6-7 weeks or I'm fired. I really appreciate the tips and help from everyone. Good luck to everyone else out there in training or trying to be a trucker.  One thing it seems like at Cypress is, they are very"picky" when it comes to clean driving records more so then other companies. I think that's good because they help you in keeping a good driving record. For me though I'm very anxious and feel like there's a lot of pressure on me along with that. Blane, one of the orientation guys was telling us a bunch of stories of other guys being fired so now it turns up the heat for not making mistakes. Anyways I can't think of anything right now so, As the kids on the games say, BRB (be right back

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Daniel M.,

As the 'kids' say.... 'IKR?' It's been awhile; are you OUT w/your trainer? Sure can't figure out what got bleeped regarding the town in Florida....I went to school there; Bradenton/Manatee County.

The reason Cypress IS picky, is because they CAN be. One of the FEW training academies/schools in Florida/surrounding areas. LCT (Lester Coggins) where my late ex went, is long gone. Your guys can call it as they wish...that's for sure!

So, how was Clay?? And/or Pete? Hope you mentioned us here, at Trucking Truth... and if not, it's still not too late, haha!

By the time you read this (sorry I'm late!) .. hopefully you ARE in the driver's seat, learning the ropes, good sir.

Stop back as you can....

BEST WISHES FORWARD, (and yeah...reverse when necessary!)

dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif good-luck.gif dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif

~ Anne ~

Hey!. they bleeped out re**** re-****.

Yeah I'm with my trainer and everything is going well there's a crap ton to learn and there's no mental rest yet so far so good. I'll be back to get into some more detail.

Pete is the yard jockey in Jacksonville I haven't talked to him in person yet and my trainer told me Clay is now the head of safety. Sorry I couldn't explain more bit I gotta run! be back soon!

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Trucking with cypress truck lines inc/sunbelt

Congratulations Daniel M! I have been watching for your posts ever since you started your training. I am in Jacksonville also but I will be doing my training through Jones Technical Institute (JTech). I start September 6. When I complete it I am looking to get hired by Cypress Trucking. We will see what happens.

Congrats once again :)

Thank you Mark! That's excellent! I hope everything works out for you.

I am officially done with my orientation this week. Mon-we'd they had me home watching training videos and I was back at Cypress, Jacksonville FL Thurs and Friday for orientation. They gave us a couple goodies gave us a tour of the Jacksonville terminal and some other stuff in the little orientation building. I'm going home for the weekend and will meet my trainer @ his home in Red**** FL, about an hour and 30 min away from my home in lake city FL, 3am Monday morning to start my 6 - 7 week training. He is out 2 weeks at a time and he said he runs hard. I will update when it's over in 6-7 weeks or I'm fired. I really appreciate the tips and help from everyone. Good luck to everyone else out there in training or trying to be a trucker.  One thing it seems like at Cypress is, they are very"picky" when it comes to clean driving records more so then other companies. I think that's good because they help you in keeping a good driving record. For me though I'm very anxious and feel like there's a lot of pressure on me along with that. Blane, one of the orientation guys was telling us a bunch of stories of other guys being fired so now it turns up the heat for not making mistakes. Anyways I can't think of anything right now so, As the kids on the games say, BRB (be right back

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