Profile For Eric G.

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  • Location:
    MN

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 9 months ago

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Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Insurance, paperwork, IFTA, what is Correct load strapping? My logs.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

They gave me that. Magnum. Thanks

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Also I’m doing Hazmat and securing it, using the placards I’m endorsed but need to learn more. A lot more. Thanks for your replies.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Yes I’m a company LTL driver. Thanks

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Hi everyone, I’m a few months licensed driving local LTL. I really need a better understanding of what I need to do to stay DOT compliant. I’ve been reading up on it but so much is written about it. Is there some kind of basic check list out there I can print? Thank you.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Backing Needs So Much Improvement

How long did it take you long timer’s to get really good at backing??? I either set up incorrectly or time it wrong, don’t leave enough room, my trainer is frustrated I think. Thank you

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Paid Training Large or Small Company?

A week ago I asked about paid training vs school. This is a different question thanks.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Paid Training Large or Small Company?

The smaller company is more like mid sized and more based in my area.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Paid Training Large or Small Company?

Hi,

Just wondering your thoughts on this or if it even matters for a rookie? I can do paid training through a mid size company and training is only three miles away. 4 weeks training and 5 weeks with a trainer. Or would I be better off with a mega carrier training program? Both are similar in starter training pay.

Thank You.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Halvor Lines Reputation Check

Hi,

Reputation check for Halvor? training and employment.

Thank You!

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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What Exactly Is A High Performer?????

All of that makes sense, basically stay humble and be nice to everyone. But how exactly do you work the clock and manage time? routes have so many miles, cities have traffic etc etc. I would like to understand better. Thank you so much!

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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What Exactly Is A High Performer?????

Hi,

Listening to Brett's podcast. Several times he mentions that bitter drivers that make company complaint videos on You Tube are at the bottom of the pond basically and complaining when they themselves are to blame. They are low performers. So as someone who's never driven professionally, I would like to ask what exactly is a high performer??? I assume you can't always get everything delivered on time? you can't help someone cutting you off and clipping them because they are distracted. So I'm really wondering what he means by this??

Thank You

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

I'm realizing that. What does it say about a school that uses a simulator??? they are long established but you have to drive a manual on the road.

Eric, you’ve been given advice on what to do re: training on a manual, by experienced drivers. The problem is, it’s not the advice you want to hear. Here’s some more advice: you should re-think this school you’re considering. Not because it’s private, but because the training on manuals is all simulator. That’s a terribly inadequate way to learn to drive a manual truck. Which you should do, for reasons already mentioned.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

PJ,

There's two separate situations running here. My friend is in paid training (on all manuals) the other story is I'm considering going to a school and not paid training. The school only has a manual simulator only and charge 1,500 extra to train on it. I'm trying to decide what to do. Most everyone here says go manual, but I've also heard that the industry is headed to all manual anyways. So what to do???

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

I know but the school charges 1500.00 more which is fine but it's ALL simulator. All tractors there are auto.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

She's ending week two right now pre-testing and finding out soon if she got the axe or not.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

My friend is exceeding and I'm not just saying that because why lie? this happened at the end of the first week (the turn.) That's just not fair but I know what's up. There's some nosy students in that class that stand around corners and listen. Now that some people have left for home reasons or whatever, they are cherry picking well before training is complete. I won't go this route, I'll go to a paid school.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

And the instructor never even said anything to her. They caught it on video in the office.

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My mistake she did NOT hit the curb, but didn't take it wide enough.

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This is hard to imagine for me. How could it not be wide enough if no curb contact with the trailer?

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

My mistake she did NOT hit the curb, but didn't take it wide enough.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

The school will not charge for a re-test as long as they can see you are trying. Please email me: heynowusa@yahoo.com

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