Profile For Kj Bryant

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  • Location:
    huntington , IN

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    3 months, 3 weeks ago

Kj Bryant's Bio

lifelong trucking supporter. Student driver. Old school attitude.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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My story

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Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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My story

Ty ty and bless you all for your help.

I didn't freeze up. But I had the worse case of dry mouth I ever had, I was out there sounding like Joan rivers.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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My story

With a sad heart I have to say

I

T R I F E C T A D

I passed

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Had last day of backing practice going to be ok in that section. Pretrip good, need to learn the verbage fir the incab better i kniw the steps,just git to word them better. Im going to go over that tonight at hotel,trainer before test going to let me practice a couple times before test. I believe I'm ok on driving portion also. So hopefully by this time tomorrow I will post that I pass.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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My story

You make alot of sense Rob. Why would they give me a crappy truck, plus anything goes wrong(not my fault)its company dime got to keep the tools you use to working order.

To the stress away from home the solitude, I can handle, unfortunately due to my younger years, I did four years incarceration. Besides waking up and not being a idiot I did learn alot of life skills that have helped me when I got out.

I can make alot of money company just buy getting the bonus prime offers and doing my work to the best of my ability. I'm not going lease. I will get good loads from getting experience, and a good relationship with my fm.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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KJ I don’t think you are looking at company vs lease in the correct perspective.

What you mentioned above is known as forced dispatch. True lease operaters are not force dispatched. You can say no to a load. Do you understand what happens then? You go to the bottom of the list of trucks in that area. You may very well be sitting for several more hours and or days making nothing.

You mentioned hometime. You better check around every lease driver I have spoke with makes comments they can’t afford to go home. They also tell me they have to team or train to make any money.

Those comments are consistent no matter the company. You want to go home and make some money. Go company. Kearsey has all the numbers to show you what you need to know.

thats why alot of leases are trainers here. Makes since. But if you go company do they give you a ****ty truck to drive?

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Does Company really offer anything? Got to go where they tell me have to take every load they give. What will sell me on comoany though is insurance and benefits.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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I understand all that, I'm just thinking out loud, I would never take a minth off. Like if I want a week off. I would save uo money to cover cost if the lease pkus to oay bills for that off week. I was thinking of take off every other weekend if possible. But I haven't even gotten my license yet nor learn the system of running frieght. I will adjust my goals as the lifestyle warrants. I might even go company at first. My trainer wants me to stay tnt till Feb to learn to drive winter but in all honesty my family's finances would hurt. I wouldn't be the only rookie to come out of tnt and drive in winter. If its bad that I dont feel safe im parking it, not going to do it.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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I just want to go lease to get my home time. Don't want to have it were its close to home time and prime sends you opposite of were home is. Honestly I'm prolly only going to fulfill my year and find somthing local, till kids are out of house then might go otr agian, but who knows might change. I knownalot if local jobs don't pay as much as otr, but its still better than what I came from in a factory. I don't want to get rich, just have enough to have the family comfortable. I got 8 years till youngest turns eighteen. I might then bust my ass till I retire,im 43 now as long as health allows to dot standards I can drive alittle past retirement age. But for now one step at a time. Who knows might like this place to much to leave. I know my first year im going to be out more i got that got to pay the dues, but you think with all the drivers prime has they could be frontrunner to have a change in time out and time at home. Every week there is new people in orientation. I know some don't last but sooner or later there's going to be a high influx of employees, unless the turnover is bigger than i think( im still new to this industry might be wrong)

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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I am back at campus, tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday going to backing bookcase a pad. Friday drilling the in cab and city driving practice. Saturday test day.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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No i react appropriately. The anxiety comes more before entering than during a city. Its getting better. A few more weeks and I be alot better. Ty man. Going back to springfield tomorrow 3 days pad time test on Saturday, wish me luck

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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It might nit be that long I got 50 grand miles to think about it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Went through Dallas just fine. Stayed in my lane and went. Ty for your help. Im going to stay tnt through winter with same trainer to learn winter skills. Pay will suck because i stayed tnt, but the knowledge I will learn will reward that.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Been Alittle busy,trainer having me drive more. Problem I am having is , I went through Houston and holy hell. In big cities my anxiety level goes crazy. I can stay in my lane good,I try to drive 55 I knownits slow but I feel comfortable at that speed when I need to speed up for entrance ramps or slanted ramps I do go 55 im comfortable at,trainer tells me to speed up i hate it. I know after some time I can get used to it, but im learning how to properly look ahead and check mirrors before moving lanes. But i cannot make my own safe gaps with the speed he wants me to. Plus the entrance and exit signs are so different from where im from. He has dirvin them many times. He has his gps way on top of windshield i cannot look at that and drive at same time, my attention is to my surroundings. Is this a learned trait? He always drives with one hand and messes with his Qualcomm scares the hell out of me lol. He dont yell at me or anything if I make a mistake he tells me like a adult school teacher which is excellent. I hardly have to say what or have him repeat himself i dont look at him, he tells me directions and I follow, its almost like he is my conscious.

Plus I think I and scaring myself I always think im one popped tire, wreckless 4 wheeler from death. Freaking buggin me lol. Sometimes I think for what we all do if they calculated everything we do and all the sacrifice and risk and put a price on it all truck drivers make less than minimum wage.

Please do not get me wrong, I do enjoy alot more than I don't. Im new as heck. I'm only on last week if psd have alot to learn. I can drive safe but I have to at my speed of truck, I know cant go to slow but fast enough to learn. I have found myself catching potential problems and my trainer has praised me for it, makes me feel good. I actually don't trust other people's driving skills. Never knew how bad of a four wheeler I was till driving a truck. Lol please help with anxiety I have lol.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Cincinnati wasn't driving at time.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Trucking landscape could look different after Nov. 3

If it was by popular vote new York, California, and a couple other states would decide our leaders, and we don't want that. About the mask, can you really believe to the people on TV that has second guessed this whole plandemic all year?

But like said above : its either mobs or jobs.

But no matter what you believe hope you stay safe.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Deove alot going to test out next fri or sat. Nit much to say deive,drive,drive, I'm building up my driving endurance.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Drove 250 some miles today down 60 east from Missouri. Trainer says if i keep doing good,he might have ne test early. All mu pretip good except in cab but he is going to go over that with me.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Rookie Solo Adventures of a Knuckle Draggin Primate (Rob D.)

Awsome man be safe primate

Posted:  1 month ago

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My story

Drive a seminfor the first time today. I did straight back and left and right offset. Trainer showed me a good set marker on the truck and trailer to hit the holes easy on offset. Did perfectish. He then took me to a industrial park where French's mustard is and have my drive around there taking turns and culd a sacs. I guess i was doing good he let me go over and over the route while he talked to his brother on the phone( im not sure if he was supposed to do that but everything was in a controlled environment) he a retired army vet,harley rider he barely had to repeat himself. I know first day but it started out great. More to come my fellow truckers.

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