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I'm the Owner of Game Master and President of the Illinois Homeless Charity.

I'm a Pokemon fan, single (straight), gamer, video game and computer economy specialist, computer repairman and video game salesman. I have attended college here and there getting my pre-requiasites and good courses like business and communications under my belt. I've also been trained and certified in CPR and First Aid. I am a veteran in the McDonald's and Farming industries, but I'm done working for chump-change. I have my CLP, and temporarily live in the woods with my baby and best friend Jack who is a LEGITIMATE certified registered service dog. I enjoy hard rock music (Alice in Chains being my favourite) and my get-away jam is England/U.K. Hip-hop.

Jack's Bio: Jack just reached his 2nd birthday. He's a Full-breed Hangin' Tree Dog (Cowdog/cattle-herding dog). My baby went from home to home and endured a rough baby-hood. He came to me as a scared untrusting pup with a permanent injury that healed over and causes him discomfort sometimes. The breeder was very interested in getting rid of him for some reason I can't understand, to the point he drove 4 hours to deliver him and sold to me at a couple hundred dollars (these dogs go anywhere from $500 to $10,000). I believe he was abused. He's grown very fond and overly protective of me. We have a very strong bond, although he sometimes betrays my trust and crosses the creek by himself to check things out (female Cyote in heat). Jack likes eating lots of meat (chicken, pork, beef, fish, deer, etc) and his base diet is Gravy Train when we don't have meat. He always has food available in his bowl and moderates his own diet without me limiting his food. He likes herding the deer, and running to get the fish I'm reeling in on the hook. He's very intelligent, and loves going hiking and for walks, and chasing squirrels. He has his baby-side to him, but I'm not going to say what he's affraid of, as he is a good protective loyal security dog. He also likes to bite drug addicts :) I love Jack more than anything on this planet, and he is licensed and registered as an Emotional Support Animal with a doctor's order, and classiefied as a a service dog under ADA, as he "performs a task related to my disability". While he is not super affectionate like most dogs, Jack shows his affection and love to me with doggy hugs, and is very aware of how I'm feeling. He even knows cuss words, so I've had to start using clean language around Jack and also not get angry while he's with me, so he's helped me with my depression, maintaining self control during unfortunate situations, and is helping me clean my language up. He is very well behaved in Public, yet is aware of trespassers to our camp a quarter mile away. He is well trained by me personally, and listens to my commands in public. He ignores people who try and get a rise out of him in public places, and ignores other dogs' poor behavior. Jack is also an extremely good communicater. He uses a variant of sighs, moans, grunts, and a variant of motor-boating his lips (like a horse), eye contact, facial expressions, and a wide variety of body language. I've learned to understand what Jack is saying by how well he communicates with me. I've never seen any dog like Jack. I've lived my whole life growing up with 3 dogs in the house at a time, and 5 total, and a lot of my work history was on Lucky Acres Farm where I worked with dogs. Jack is very unique compared to other dogs, something I've never seen before with any dog. His uniqueness has inspired me to include his biography here under mine. While we do have a great bond, and is well trained by me, I will also be taking him for group dog training on Saturdays during trucking, so he can make some canine friends, and maybe we'll learn something I haven't taught him yet. I will be taking Jack to pick out a wife in 2021 so he can have a canine companion to keep him company and so he can be happy and have a whole bunch of baby Jacks running around. The breeder had him specifically for breeding purposes, so I want to give him a family life that he was deprived of, and due to Jack's unfortunate child-hood before finding his furever home with me, Jack does not exhibit innopropriate sexual behavior with female dogs or people due to emotional or psychological damage, he does not tear things up, and does not pee inside either. He is very well behaved, and well mannered, and I am currently teaching him how to hold his head up high so he doesn't look lanky and dopey in public and also teaching him how to shake hands for when we cross paths with a dog-loving employer and dog-loving customers on the road. Jack is spoiled rotten, gets more love and attention than he wants, gets his belly stuffed full of meat every day, and is still struggling to eat all his pig ears and bones he got for his birthday last month.

I am currently also looking to put Jack to work in the field with a Police Department, Security Team, or Fire Department (or something similar) under a lease-work-contract either P/T or On-call. Right now, Jack is listed as a backup auxiliary canine unit for two police departments, but I'm seeking for him to be put to work either P/T or On-call. If anyone knows of any place to contract with me for Jack, please let me know. I am not requiring payment, but the department that "hires" him will cover the fees of any training (search and rescue, cadever, police, drug training, etc). He is well trained, and superior to standard canine units, and easily trainable. I'm doing this to make my baby's life more entertaining and for the good cause. Jack likes Jack-in-the-box music, baby-tunes, and Ice-Cream truck music.

We like to go hiking, swimming, fishing, wrestling, and playing catch together.

I plan on doing trucking for a min. of 5 years and filing for early retirement and getting a $4500 monthly check while running Game Master. Upon which I will also finish college for a pre-law degree and attend Full Sail University for video game development or design. If I like trucking, I may continue long after 5 years and early retirement and set up a server in the cab for an online medieval MMO game I'm making and continue running my business online only. I'm also interested in learning the guitar.

I am extremely excited to start my new job, and I love driving, and pleasing an employer with efficiency, punctuality, and good communication. I look forward to trucking with my baby Jack and jamming out to some good music smoking my pipe and watching my baby loll his tongue out the truck window :)

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Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I want to point something out to K.O. and any others that are curious about it. A couple days ago he said this in regards to his mental health history :

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I'm also protected under both HIPPA and ADA from disclosing my past, and protected from being rejected due to that past if I did voluntarily release those documents to an employer.

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This is a direct quote from the FMCSA FAQ

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Regulatory requirements take precedence over the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

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Exactly what Kearsey was saying. When I take my DOT physical I'm not required to supply them my health history and documentation showing I'm compliant with my CPAP for sleep apnea. However I will not be given a medical card and allowed to operate a CMV if I don't provide the documentation required.

I was referring to Kearsy's comment on her saying supplying them to a company vie "their doctor's". I was truthful on my DoT, and I have no restrictions. Yes I'd have to supply documents to DoT if requested, but not to a company or a training facility.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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You also have to smell farts, and share public bathrooms, and go though a bunch of requirements and rules.

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Lol-sounds a lot like life over the road as a truck driver. Sure you want to try it?

I follow the law, and I have no problem with good communication or chitchatting with dispatch as needed. But I am looking forward to making my own scheduled drive times. If I want to make my run in the middle of the night instead of during the day. I don't have to put up with working as a team or being bossed around. And I'll make sure Pam Transport knows that all they have to do is tell me what to do, where to go, and what time to be there. The rest is on my own schedule and my own terms. There's a lot more freedom in trucking than factory, warehouse, and farm work. It's a great fit for me, and I love driving, love working alone. So yes I'm positive.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Current address on driver's license for DOT physical

Does my current address have to be on my license to take dot physical or just registered with the state (NY)? I have to wait 2 weeks for an updated license.

As per your DoT you are good to go on that, but you will need to supply the DMV proper proof of a mailing address upon going to get your CLP if your address on your license is not accurate. They are required by law to ask you "is this your current address"; it is a federal crime to lie and say "yes", if it really isn't. So you just say "no", but I have a mailing address", and they will give you a print out of what forms you will need to come back with verifying that mailing address in order for them to allow you to take the test and obtain a clp. This is a process you will have to go through even if they are not mailing anything to you.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I want to apologize. It is obvious by your latest rants that you truly are mentally disabled and have some severe issues. Perhaps some learning disabilities as well since you refuse to believe what those in the industry have to tell you.

And you are correct.... A trucking company should indeed be forced to take every single suicidal, depressed person to ensure civil liberties rather than Protect public safety. As you stated suicidal people only kill themselves.... So the company is risking only a $150k truck. $50k trailer. And possibly millions of dollars in cargo is totally acceptable when the driver wants to end his life by driving off a cliff. Because after all.... He has rights.. I mean the privilege to a CDL.

Despite one vehicle causing a 70 vehicle pile up that could kill a dozen and injure many more, resulting in tens of million dollars in lawsuits.. it is totally acceptable and within the law for companies to hire anyone and everyone. Even those who hide their disorders and conditions. It is required by law for the company to risk its equity and reputation as well its contracts with customers so that a driver can feel entitled to all he can. It doesnt matter if the driver can perform the job or not.

Just give CDLs to everyone and the world will be a better place. Drug addicts and alcoholics whether in treatment or not should be allowed as well. After all.... Those are medical conditions so we might as well throw away the drug tests. Also, the DOT physical discriminates against any and all person suffering from physical ailments or conditions.... A guy with a history of seizures and heart attacks... No problem. It doesnt matter if his episode causes catastrophe. As long as his rights werent violated. So it is unconstitutional. They must be thrown away.

I agree. Totally.

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That's from when I ran for Congressman. You can find other sources online too, I don't have a degree in Political Science you claim to have Kearsy. If I can run for Congressman and almost win the election with a degree in politics, then why are you trucking if you have a degree in politics? You stand a much better chance at an electoral office than I do (if your claims on your education are truthful).

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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K.O., you are quite the hypocrite whining about how others "should be more respectful", when you have cast insults about truck drivers in three of your posts. Yet, you want to be a truck driver. GMAFB. So spare me the "I'm only trying to help others, but these rude, nasty drivers are making accusations towards me" BS. We "uneducated, rude people who do not know what we are talking about" are being productive and working. What are you doing? Rainy is correct when she stated you are "emotionally disturbed." Frankly, I feel sorry for your dog.

You are very confused, I'll leave it at that.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Current address on driver's license for DOT physical

Does my current address have to be on my license to take dot physical or just registered with the state (NY)? I have to wait 2 weeks for an updated license.

The short answer is no. Almost every state is part of a Nation-Wide contract (I forgot the name of it), and each State's DMV is required to abide by federal laws and guidelines. Ultimately every DMV may be a State facility, but all their policies, procedures, and most of their laws are a really federally mandated and govered.

Every DMV in the United States allows an individual to use a PO box to receive documents such as a replacement license for example. They will give you a print out form of what documents you must bring in to get mail to a PO box. Most States do not allow the PO box on the driver's license however, but some do. So having a physical address is not required at all for any U.S. DMV at all, nor is the accuracy of what physical address is stated on your ID or License PROVIDED you supply proper forms of proof for your MAILING address that is different from what is shown on your ID or License.

Ask at the desk for the print out of required documents needed for the mailing address to be accepted in place of what's shown on your license.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I want to apologize. It is obvious by your latest rants that you truly are mentally disabled and have some severe issues. Perhaps some learning disabilities as well since you refuse to believe what those in the industry have to tell you.

And you are correct.... A trucking company should indeed be forced to take every single suicidal, depressed person to ensure civil liberties rather than Protect public safety. As you stated suicidal people only kill themselves.... So the company is risking only a $150k truck. $50k trailer. And possibly millions of dollars in cargo is totally acceptable when the driver wants to end his life by driving off a cliff. Because after all.... He has rights.. I mean the privilege to a CDL.

Despite one vehicle causing a 70 vehicle pile up that could kill a dozen and injure many more, resulting in tens of million dollars in lawsuits.. it is totally acceptable and within the law for companies to hire anyone and everyone. Even those who hide their disorders and conditions. It is required by law for the company to risk its equity and reputation as well its contracts with customers so that a driver can feel entitled to all he can. It doesnt matter if the driver can perform the job or not.

Just give CDLs to everyone and the world will be a better place. Drug addicts and alcoholics whether in treatment or not should be allowed as well. After all.... Those are medical conditions so we might as well throw away the drug tests. Also, the DOT physical discriminates against any and all person suffering from physical ailments or conditions.... A guy with a history of seizures and heart attacks... No problem. It doesnt matter if his episode causes catastrophe. As long as his rights werent violated. So it is unconstitutional. They must be thrown away.

I agree. Totally.

Here you go again raving and ranting, posting off-topic spam, making false implications and assumptions. How would you like to be sued for slander and defamation Kearsey? I will not tolerate slander and defamation to my character based on fabricated insinuations. If your going to be a moderator here, then you need to start acting like it, and stop making absurd claims and false implications. Perhaps you need you need to pay closer attention on what is bring stated, as I've noticed you have a problem consciously acknowledging the contents of a post. You are also spamming up this thread with comments and assumptions that have nothing to do with the topic.

You are a trucker, not any kind of specialist. You are not a doctor, or my recruiter and your claims contradict what they have told me. And for the record regarding your education you mentioned earlier, if you did have political science degree, you wouldn't be trucking. I ran for US Congress Illinois District 16 in 2018, and have been an active public politician touching down on sociological concerns. I know a lot more than you think I do. Go ahead and look me up online, I would have won the election race too if it wasn't for FB. If you truly have a political science degree then why are you trucking and not running for office? Do something good and humane with that degree to better the community.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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How about you actually pass your school's program, pass your State's driving test and get your CDL, not to mention get some actual work experience driving before you post any "helpful advice" to prospective drivers?

Your posts are entertaining, I'll give you that.

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Exactly. Quite a few contradictions in his posts.

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So, how do you survive for at least two weeks without your ESA?

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I have not contradicted myself anywhere. Perhaps your small trucking minds cannot comprehend intellectual dialect? At no point have I contradicted myself anywhere. What I'm see is a bunch of small minded pecemistic uneducated individuals who impossibly made it as moderators spamming a good thread for prospective truckers that are going to encounter this problem going into trucking, to the point I'm now going to have to start a whole new thread to clean out your spamming and irrelevant posts to the topic so future newcomers can actually get helpful advice instead of seeing nasty and irrelevent comments from people who are supposed to be moderators.

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I am simply providing my insight from experience as a newcomer, sharing my obstacles, and the solutions for learning purposes. In response, what I see is sad lonely people picking on newbies all over this website to make themselves feel better, and then making high claims of perfection and nobility to falsely better or highten their image.

Picking on newbies who are sharing their experiences for others just because your experienced to make you feel better is going to have repurcussions. Cause and effect. Natural order. That's all I'm saying, I'm not going to sit here while you berrate me with false accusations and assumptions and try and say you know better than a doctor or better than my recruiter, because you don't, and you should learn how to be more respectful to people.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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At no point have I refused to listen to anyone here. In fact if you pay attention to my replies, you'll see I actually thank and express my gratitude for the advice given. Certain elements of certain replies I responded to to correct inacurate assumptions however, but at no point have I not listened or adhered to experienced truckers voicing their experience. But I do not appreciate assumptions, accusations, or rude dialect. And I do not have split personality communication patterns, you need to straighten up how you speak with people and discontinue your false accusations. As for name calling, it is not my intent to call anyone names, to be rude or disrespectful in any way, I am simply using the words based on their definitions to express the accuracy of the truth. Not as an attack or retaliation to your behaviors, but dokey for their definitional purposes.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I appreciate your insight Rob. I also appreciate your communication patterns much better than the others' here. From what I've seen here, I can't say I share your sentiment about Kearsy. She could be the greatest trainer in the world, but her mentality needs work. I'm sure it's meaningless in trucking, but I've noticed her pecimism and her big-headedness (no disrespect). Some of her comments are quite offensive and misrepresentive.

Again I do sincerely appreciate your insight, I have noticed you are the most intelligent Trucking Truth personelle that has communicated here. To answer your questions: 1. I do not intend on having any other pet in the truck except Jack 2. I intend to move very quickly from OTR to an Illinois Route, and if possible even a more local route to my hometown in Iroquois County. Lots of farms and grain elevators, theirs always CDL jobs open where I come from. 3. I was making good money from my business, and when covid-19 hit, I stopped. Most of my products were refurbished video game systems from repair factories in China. In the State of Illinois, Bruce Rauner (our previous Governor) cut state funding, forcing almost every homeless shelter to close in Illinois. There are only a few left in the whole state, and they charge you rent money or only give you 2 weeks. There is only one shelter in Illinois that is actually good, but it is closed until further notice due to covid-19. There is no available shelter in Illinois that keeps residents long enough to get a job and up on their feet. It's one of the biggest problems in the state of Illinois. Even if there were shelters available and viable, I'm not going to be going to them because of the types of people you are around. I first went to a shelter when my business failed, and I can say you are around some of the worst possible people imaginable, and that's not an exaggeration. You also have to smell farts, and share public bathrooms, and go though a bunch or requirements and rules. A grown man does not want to go live back with mom and dad with their rules after being an independent grown up for 10 years. That's what a shelter is. In the woods, I've got my own schedule, my own rules, my own ****ter, heated tent, I can smoke my pipe when I want, don't have to put up with slang ebonics or gangster activity, don't got to worry about Jack biting drug addicts, can go catch my fish and hunt my deer when I want, can eat when I want, can let Jack run freely when and where he wants, etc.. 4. While it's true I could go into town and get a job next week, I'm not willing to work minimum wage, or anything under $16 an hour. I've got enough money and enough credit to keep up warm, fed, healthy, etc until we get driving. Anymore questions please ask.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I'm hoping the dog will start his own account on here so me may get a straight answer.

Get a straight answer regarding what specifically Sir? I've answered and replied to your guys' spamming and off-topic posts. What do you want to know? What are you referencing?

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I am starting to believe he just wanted to take his dog with him for free boarding.

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but you will need to find a boarding facility for 2 weeks after Driver Solutions because Pam Transport requires you to team-drive for 2 weeks with a Pam Transport trainer.

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So after all that arguing with us . we were correct and you are not permitted to take the dog onto an OTR training truck.

Thank you for clarifying that for us

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While that's a nice thought it's not accurate. You don't have a PHD in anything. That is a complete lie. Someone with a Doctorette's isn't as ignorant as you are expressing yourself to be here. You get what you give in life, follow the golden rule and do unto others as you would do unto them. Get harsh and condescending with people, and they'll nip you right back.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Well stated. I will be very interested in the outcome of this particular situation.

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For all future readers....

What you need to take away from this thread is that trucking is unlike most jobs. A typo in an email never kills anyone but a dog jumping in the air or barking and distracting the driver absolutely can. Companies CANNOT be forced to put public safety ahead of personal safety as it is not "reasonable" to accommodate that. I knew a trainer who had to remove their fish tank from the truck because it distracted the student.

As truckers we are held to a higher standard for safety and that is evident by blowing a .04 as a DUI instead of the national .08 for cars and "normal" drivers. Any alcohol in the system puts you out of service. Everything about our job involves safety. We get inspected, have our hours limited and must provide documents and drug tests upon request. Our disabilities CAN limit our opportunities, our medications CAN cause us to be rejected by companies, and our medical and mental history as well as work history IS required and NOT protected by HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act). If you refuse to supply information, you will be rejected. If you lie and omit information you can be rejected, and even blacklisted as no company will trust you.

It is contradictory to state "I am not asking for special treatment, I only want to use their normal pet policy"....."but I need my dog at orientation and throughout training, during which I do not want to be OTR". None of that is normal in trucking. It is also selfish and inconsiderate to want your needs met without caring about the needs of others. Such as the trainer, room mate or company.

We went through this whole conversation about depression and suicidal tendencies for nothing. It is quite possible he will get rejected for lack of work history. However, the suicidal tendencies alone would be enough to prevent him from getting a CDL.... Which is a PRIVILEGE not a right.

BTW.... I have degrees in Political Science/History and Human & Social Services. And i tend to get information from experienced truckers and company management over someone who hasn't even been to an orientation yet or held a key of a truck in their hands.

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Oh? How is Keasys comment well stated? You must not have read my bio here. My dog is TRAINED by professionals on the Hangin' Tree Ranch, and also by me who has worked with dogs most of my work history. You listen to a woman who says negative things like "if he has proper work history" to criticize me, and boasts about herself to make her seem more than what she is? If you've taken the psychology courses I have coinciding with your claims, then why haven't you critisized Kearsy on the psychological factors she's exhibiting, but choose to target me when I argue legal points I know better on than rumoring truckers? You know what's funny, if I actually spoke to my recruiter today on some of what you guys are saying, and he basically stated you guys a rumor-mongerers who don't know what your talking about. According to my recruiter my DoT is what Pam Transport and Driver Solutions uses for my employment, nothing else, no company doctor's, etc. And I was truthful on it. Stop making false implications and heresy.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Exactly. Quite a few contradictions in his posts.

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So, how do you survive for at least two weeks without your ESA?

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I have not contradicted myself anywhere. Perhaps your small trucking minds cannot comprehend intellectual dialect? At no point have I contradicted myself anywhere. What I'm see is a bunch of small minded pecemistic uneducated individuals who impossibly made it as moderators spamming a good thread for prospective truckers that are going to encounter this problem going into trucking, to the point I'm now going to have to start a whole new thread to clean out your spamming and irrelevant posts to the topic so future newcomers can actually get helpful advice instead of seeing nasty and irrelevent comments from people who are supposed to be moderators.

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but you will need to find a boarding facility for 2 weeks after Driver Solutions because Pam Transport requires you to team-drive for 2 weeks with a Pam Transport trainer.

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So after all that arguing with us . we were correct and you are not permitted to take the dog onto an OTR training truck.

Thank you for clarifying that for us

No, I am allowed to under the law, I was making that post for prospective truckers with pets if you'd pay attention and stop spamming the thread with posts irelivent to the topic.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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So, how do you survive for at least two weeks without your ESA?

If it came to me having to board him for two weeks I'll have to hope the Joliet PetSmart Hotel is back open or use a non-local PetSmart hotel. They allow pet owners to video chat with their pet whenever you need to.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I found out yesterday that anyone going with Pam Transport who has a pet, has the option to pay about $500 to Driver Solutions for a single-occupency room in the pet-friendly hotel (no pet fees for your pet to stay in lodging).

So you can bring your pets with for Pam Transport training through Driver Solutions, but you will need to find a boarding facility for 2 weeks after Driver Solutions because Pam Transport requires you to team-drive for 2 weeks with a Pam Transport trainer.

This is the best solution I've found that truckers can use who have pets! If anyone finds a better deal, feel free to share to help future pet owners going into trucking; thank you, and I take my leave now.

P.S. I will be doing a diary of my training in the diary section you can follow up on too. Thanks, and everyone have a great week!

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Well...

Looks like this one has gone off the rails.

We're 5 pages deep here - in experienced drivers giving you the 411.

Yes, I get that you have/require a service animal for whatever condition you say you have.

YOU don't seem to get that 99.9% of NEW TRAINEE POSITIONS are going to require you to be out for a period of time, IN SOMEONE ELSE'S TRUCK. And that, rather than attempt to accomodate YOUR NEEDS, they are simply going to TAKE A PASS. This is not about you "elbowing your way in", waving ADA laws in their face. No one OWES YOU (and your dog) a seat in THEIR TRUCK.

As sympathetic as we may be to your plight - (as least) I am getting the sense that this might not be the industry for you. Not even because YOUR ATTITUDE HAS SHIFTED to passive/aggressive towards people that are only trying to HELP YOU. But because, in our experience, the NECESSITY OF PROVIDING AN ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR SERVICE ANIMAL IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH HOW COMPANIES TRAIN NEW ENTRANTS.

So - let's just AGREE TO DISAGREE. And you come back (3 or 4 name changes later), when you have COMPLETED TRAINING AND ARE SOLO - and share with us your experience - SO WE CAN HELP OTHERS in a similar situation.

Rick

Will do.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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I appreciate you being open and honest, albeit a bit gruff in the mornings, but I respect someone who can speak their mind.

As for working in legal or paralegal field it's really not my cup of tea. I got that education as a supliment to apply to a business that I'd be interested in working for. In other words that education combined with my business courses is an asset I seek to apply to a corporate business. To coincide with Rob's question, I love driving. While I enjoy being punctual and having good communication during work, I love driving. It's as simple as that. And it's much higher pay than working as a paralegal at the courthouse. I've never had any problem getting a job anywhere with my work history and educational background, and I don't intend to start now. While I don't have a degree, my education is something most employers would jump head over heals for. My communication courses, my business courses, and my legal courses are all universal courses that can be applied anywhere to any job. If I didn't want to do trucking, I wouldn't be doing it.

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When a social media presence could hurt a driver or carrier

I recall reading elsewhere about many drivers being fired over comments they made about how they would handle protesters blocking their way on the interstate and that they'd do it with a smile. A police chief in NW Iowa surprisingly kept his job after posting on the largest local news Facebook page to speed up, nothing but some speed bumps in regards to blocked roads. When you're the cause of a lawsuit in trucking everything about your past whether its tickets, failed inspections, lying on your DOT physical or breaking company policy, or social media posts will be used to portray you to be a danger on the roadway that should've been taken off long ago. I'm sure if I'm ever involved in litigation they'll pull up my post here on my RR crossing violation and try to use it against me.

The way my company handles it is that if we mention where we work online we then represent them and must do so accordingly. I've mentioned my employers name here so if I started being real insensitive or inappropriate it could lead to repercussions with my employer. There are some members here who wish to keep their employer private for this very reason.

Last year there was a college kid that had a sign at a college football game asking for money to buy a case of bud light. He ended up raising over a million dollars he donated to the University of Iowa's Children's Hospital. Posts that he made several years prior regarding a racial Dave Chappelle skit were uncovered and this guys name was dragged through the mud by a reporter trying to make a name for themselves.

That is so true! I did see that on the news a few months ago. The trucker I saw was driving his route down the interstate which was being illegslly blocked by hundreds of BLM protesters. The driver could have ran them over if he wanted to (and I'm sure most people would want to), but he didn't. He eased on cautiously and they intentionally stood in his way, then broke into his truck on the highway.

Sure he should have called dispatch and backtracked, but I'm sure the company would have taken it out of his pay too. I don't see that that trucker broke any laws in what he did, AND he was hijacked. Now he has no job.

But people have personal lives, and they have the moral and constitutional right to share there personal lives on social media without having to be fired or fear of being fired. I'm not even going to get into the legal scale of things on this matter, because it's plain common sense. Now if someone defamed their company with a disreputable act where it wasn't illegal, then that's a different story.

Also sometimes things that are "controversial" and publicised by a worker has repurcusdions, even if what was publicised is true. I could make all the CSA posts in the world and express my values, views, and the morality of it, and the true history of it, and people who have differing views can punish me for it. That doesn't mean to stop standing for you believe is right and moral, it just means move on and find a better employer, not be so scared you can't express your politics online.

That's all I'm saying. America is on the fringe of censoring to the point the general public can't openly communicate, be honest, and can't express themselves in a peaceful manner without being fired or rebuked.

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