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Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Automatic Truck/ Engine Break in Rain??

Hey you guys just wondering I just went to a new company and they have all automatic trucks. When I went to CDL school I learned on a manual and my first truck in my first job was a manual so I’ve been pretty used to how they work and I love how manuals drive because I feel like I have more control especially when descending on grades. My question is since I am new we have been taught not to use our engine brake on wet or slick conditions. Since I cannot downshift as I would in a manual how do you control your speed on steep hills when the weather is raining and also when it snows if you are not supposed to use your Engine break.? Can I use the engine braking if so how should I? I’ve also noticed that there is a manual setting with the truck( Freightliner cascadia 2015) any tips??

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Bad start with new company???HELP

Hey guys I’m back! So long story short I got a truck driving school in August and I landed a local job with a small company, about 1000 trailers or less, which was back in October. I train there for a while after completing my training and testing out I went solo for about two days and had a little incident. One incident I was by the yard in my dispatch told me to turn around. My GPS told me to take a turn which sent me on a small street I felt really uncomfortable trying to do a U-turn since I had no one to help me direct traffic, and a couple guys from the garage came up stop the traffic in one actually did the U-turn for me. No damage to the trailer I was only about five minutes away from the yard. Second thing that happened was I was going back to the yard from a shipper and I got lost. I ended up finding a truckstop so I decided to go there to get a coffee look at my map and head back however while I was there I did a U-turn and I ended up popping my airline. I guess the U-turn was too tight I did not damage the tractor or the trailer just the trailer supply airline. The next day I go into work in the company let me go however I was told by safety that he would be willing to give me another chance but then when he spoke with the owner the owner was skeptical since I was so new. Safety did tell me that it was not A recordable accident and to come and apply once I had about six months experience in the future. Now I have a plied to NFI and I told them about the incident and they would not hire me since that was the only job I had and it’s resulted in me being fired. My question now is since it is not a recordable accident should I not mention that on my application? The guy in safety told me that I could basically make up anything I wanted to since it was a recordable and since they don’t look at it as an accident I guess he’s trying to help me with my future job prospects. HoweverI am not comfortable lying to companies as I have never done so before. Advice? Is this the end of my career? I am more than willing to drive over the road or regional if that means someone will give me a chance.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Suspended License

So what happened is i was informed of the citation yesterday. So i went and made a payment plan AND paid in it yesterday, which, The magistrate secretary informed me that because I made that plan with them they would contact pinned up in order to not cancel my license and then I will just continue the payment plan. However the license cancellation is supposed to go into affect today. Pendot told me however they wouldn’t be able to likely process it until Tuesday of next week at which point they will lift the suspension Since I technically address the issue before the license suspension date.So all in all my license will be suspended for about four days

Was your license suspended and how long ago was this?

A suspension hurts you more than the ticket because it says you're not taking care of your license the way you're supposed to. If you get pulled into an inspection and your license is suspended, that's an expensive inconvenience for the company and that's what they're concerned about.

In Pennsylvania if you get an emissions inspection ticket, they'll usually dismiss it if you get it taken care of before the court date. The courts here are also pretty cool about working out a payment plan if you can't pay it all at once. Like everything else, communication is the key. You have to go to the court and explain your situation.

Go to Penndot and find out if your license was actually suspended. If it was, see if there is anything you can do to get it removed since it was a clerical error. Good luck.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Suspended License

They wont let me explain? It for was an emissions citation and penndot said they would reinstate it...omg

In short, Yes a suspended license would mean you can not legally drive and would therefore affect your employment eligibility. A reinstated license would show on your MVR and most companies do not favor suspended licenses within 5 to 10 years, depending upon the company.

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Hey guys... i could really use the help!! I just got my CDL 3 weeks ago and today i was applying for a job. The recruiter goes to check my MVR and see i have a citation. I didn’t make plans to be able to pay on it the following day because the suspension is supposed to take place the day after. I go in I pay on a citation that was made for my emissions on my car in my registration. I paid the citation and I was told that they would inform Pendot so that way they would be able to do away with the license suspension. However, PennDOT has informed me that this process typically takes four days and by the time they get to it my license may already be suspended. Will this stop me from getting jobs in the future? I’m really worried as I have never have a licenseBecome suspended before and I otherwise have no criminal background and I have never been in any accidents. Please help I’m worried

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Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Suspended License

Hey guys... i could really use the help!! I just got my CDL 3 weeks ago and today i was applying for a job. The recruiter goes to check my MVR and see i have a citation. I didn’t make plans to be able to pay on it the following day because the suspension is supposed to take place the day after. I go in I pay on a citation that was made for my emissions on my car in my registration. I paid the citation and I was told that they would inform Pendot so that way they would be able to do away with the license suspension. However, PennDOT has informed me that this process typically takes four days and by the time they get to it my license may already be suspended. Will this stop me from getting jobs in the future? I’m really worried as I have never have a licenseBecome suspended before and I otherwise have no criminal background and I have never been in any accidents. Please help I’m worried

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Local driving/Rookie/hours/LADY TRUCKER

Well for now I think I may be starting with a Company and a B vehicle hauling petroleum... it’s not an A vehicle So I know I won’t beginning any tractor trailer experience in the meanwhile which is why I was kind of asking the question I wanted to be able to get some tractor trailer experience however, if the situation were to change and I could maybe get the support I need for at least maybe six months if anything after that would I be more eligible for those kind of jobs? How do you find a P&Djob and what kind of companies hire for those positions?

There are a variety of local Class A jobs but it depends on your location. Unfortunately still being a rookie will also limit you. I've had 2 local/ home daily jobs that were 12 to 14 hours a day with super early start times (anywhere fromnmidnight to 4am). How old is your daughter, is she old enough to take care of herself for a couple hours? The best local truck driving job when it comes to maintaining a sense of a normal job is finding an LTL company with an opening for a P & D driver. You will typically work Monday-Friday starting somewhere around 7am and getting done about 5pm while still earning a great wage. The downside is you'll likely spend your days with several stops possibly in high traffic areas depending on where you live, delivering to places that weren't designed for a truck. One of our moderators, Daniel B, does P&D for Old Dominion and has mentioned delivering to residential addresses and needing to take non truck routes to get there.

This is going to be difficult to find a trucking job that will allow you to still be the primary caregiver to your child. Start looking around for manufacturing facilities that may have their own private fleet. I worked somewhere that employed a class a driver to shuttle product between facilities that worked M-F 8am-5pm. Working as a yard dog/hostler may also work in your situation. Worst case scenario you find something not trucking until your daughter is graduated.

Good luck, please let us know what you find out.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Local driving/Rookie/hours/LADY TRUCKER

Hey guys ....I’m here because I have a few questions. First off, I would like to say that I have been wanting to become a trucker every since a friend of mine has introduced me to the industry. After picking his brain a little bit And finally making a decision I have finally gotten my CDL A😃When I received my CDL I was so ecstatic because you guys don’t understand I just love the idea of being a trucker...From everything about it ....the driving ,even the way that the truck sounds, the sheer size of it ..lol call me a weirdo but as someone who came from a law office desk job ( and has had snoody desk jobs for forever now😒)..i realized in school it just woke something inside me...I mean just driving down the highway and seeing a sexy peterbuilt i daydream of running the roads and owning one...

ANYWAY..

Life kind of hit. I have a daughter and up until No I have been coparenting with her father and things have been pretty successful as far as his support in allowing me to drive at least until I get some experience under my belt. However, unfortunately things have happened to where he is no longer here with me and my daughter and I have lost that support. I cannot ask family to help and i just do not want to believe my dream if trucking is gone. I do not want to drive a B vehicle because, not to offend, that was never the “Truck” I imagined when i went for my CDL. I guess what I’m asking is is there anything I can do that is local? Are all local CDLA jobs on a 12 hour schedule. 12 hours just takes too much time away as I am a mother however I’m just trying to hang on to some kind of help here. I will have my tanker And has my endorsements in about two weeks. Thanks for the input you guys very much appreciate it.

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