Profile For Tracy M.

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  • Location:
    Stites, ID

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  9 years, 4 months ago

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Thanks For A Great Site

I got my CDL in May of 2014 hoping to do OTR, but found out that was not for me. Did get a job hauling grain in Northeastern Montana and loving it. Get the outside activity of flat bedding and home everynite. Year round work and there are farmers that will take a newbie. Have gotten some great driving experience taking a semi out of fields, through grain elevators tight spaces, hills with heavy loads and winter driving. The tests are a great source for refreshers. Had to use the HazMat moving from one state to another. Keep up the great work. I went to Sage and was a great experience. Happy Trucking. Be Safe where ever the road takes you

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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I made it THROUGH!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!

Best feeling you can have. Congratulations

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Haven't been active much, lots of BS in my life

Sorry to hear about all the family problems and pray that things have gotten better. You were a big help to me and I thank you. Just remember you always have a family on TT to vent at. Remind friends and family that just because you drive does not mean that you don't exist and there is a phone and Skype if you can get service, and there is always the mail. People still like to get mail not just the junk. Have a safe trip where ever the road takes you and know you have friends on the road with you.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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May Trucking?

May pays .32 by the end of your first year and they do have an idle policy effects your fuel consumption and the dock you, I have a friend that drives for May their reefer div likes them, he has a dog so the idle policy does not affect him. I would have gone with May as they pay better than some, but no female trainer for at least a month, so I went with Werner they pay .25cents to start and finish at .29 at the end of 12 months, they allow pets and have a rider policy, they run dry, reefer and flat. Told you get to take the truck home if not in a terminal range. Will know more after next Wednesday headed for orientation. Will let you know. Look at System, Melton or TMC they are flat bedders, no pets though. Have a great time in school

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Double clutch or no clutch

I had to learn to double clutch and was a new experience, agree now that I am out of school would be so much easier to float the gears. Is a requirement to get your CDL. Happy trucking

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Sage Truck Driving School

I start Werner Orientation on the 28th so maybe we will run into each other. I'm looking to team for a while. I know they run harder, but figured the extra person who has a bit more drive time then me would be a benefit even after training, as long as we are compatible. My dog will just have to be patient for a while.

Slowed down knowing I did not have to do the Pre-Trip or In-Cab was such a relief. Home for a bit and gearing up to travel.

Happy trucking and Best wishes to you with Werner too. smile.gif

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Sage Truck Driving School

Passed my Skills test now on to a new adventure.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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New to trucking and a lady

Woman make up 8% of the trucking industry from the last article read and truck companies like seeing woman apply and encourage them to do so. The only problem is there is a shortage of woman trainers to train new drivers, so I have been told and the wait can be a bit when trying to get started. Perseverance and staying in contact with your recruiter. Your sister will do great.

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Sage Truck Driving School

Erik - I will be returning in the next week to finish up. Like you frustration level just got the better of me and needed some time to regroup, had some issues at home that did not help either, but such is life. Happy to hear that you passed and will keep my an eye out for you.

Posted:  9 years, 12 months ago

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Sage Truck Driving School

Most truck companies will take you from sage. The only draw back is not enough drive time and backing if you have never done any. They prepare you to take your written exam and then prep you for your skills test. Driving is 4 hours and backing on the 90 degree and the 45 degree or Cross over as they call it is two hours each, consists of 8 days total. For me I had an instructor conflict being a woman and on LOA for a few weeks to see if I can obtain some additional drive and back time on my own as I can not afford the additional fees required for more time with Sage. Just did not feel comfortable taking my skills test without having confidence in my 90 and 45. The street traffic driving I did fine. There may be some benefit to a Company school as some require that you have your permit before attending and then all of your training time is on driving and backing. Best of luck and you will do fine.

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