Profile For Diesel528

Diesel528's Info

  • Location:
    Charlotte , NC

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Diesel528 On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    6 months, 3 weeks ago

Diesel528's Bio

Driving for TMC

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Posted:  2 months ago

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First Incident as a new Driver. Will I get fired?

Thanks guys. I was worried he was going to hit me head on and didn’t see me. I took pictures and called safety, just waiting for the verdict. Thanks again.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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First Incident as a new Driver. Will I get fired?

So, I was moving my truck and flatbed trailer to an empty spot, when a super trucker came speeding towards me in the lot. I swerved and bumped a parked trailer. Not much damage; scrapes on both. Will I be marked for termination? Be on my own for 10 weeks. Super nervous.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Truck Driving School???

Hey Kristopher.

I have type 2 diabetes as well and take metformin for it. I went to TMC for my cdl, and they required I bring my latest A1C numbers no more than two weeks old from my doctor with their contact information. Other than that, not a problem. Hope this helps.

Have they re-opened any truck driving schools since they shut everything down due to covid? I went to schneider school back in the early 2000's but had to leave during my training period due to divorce. I want to get back on the road! I also have type 2 diabetes! Is that going to be a barrier?

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Got Class A Permit/ Orientation at TMC

Hey man. Sorry about that. I was in Columbia, then tested out in Des Moines on Monday 12/21!

Are you going to Des Moines or Columbia?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Got Class A Permit/ Orientation at TMC

I just want to give a HUGE shoutout to Trucking Truth and all the help to get me through my class A permit test. Now on to week two at TMC orientation! Fun times!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Flatbed or Dump truck? Need Advice

Thanks Rob T for the advice and insight. I've applied with other local companies and even Waste Management. I've been turned down by some and WM said they filled the opening already. So, this is a somewhat of a last resort. And trust me, my wife is my partner and we discuss and pray over everything. We have a great support system (family less than a mile away) and she is as tough as her Army dad and brother, so I don't do this without her blessing. But I will continue to investigate as much as possible. Thanks for the ideas!

First off I am sorry to hear your wife is going through such a terrible disease. TMC is a very fine choice and many people have found much success there. With that being said are you sure that's a good idea being gone so much? TMC does allow you to get home nearly every weekend (after atleast 3 weeks of school) but that may pose a problem going with to her treatments or being home for emotional support. Although most people that give it their 100% effort and follow instructions almost always succeed you do risk it not "clicking" and it taking longer to catch on. I absolutely love this industry and wish I started earlier. However I'm skeptical of now being the right time for you. You currently appear to have a stable income and likely medical insurance. Given what your wife is going through I personally don't think it'd be a good idea to be gone so much. That is my opinion and others may disagree with me and that's ok. There will be plenty of time after your wife kicks cancers ass to get your class A and make more money smile.gif

I'd suggest you continue trying to get in with dump trucks, or maybe even garbage companies and see what happens. About a year ago Waste Management was hiring people off the street in my area to get their CDL. Also depending on where you reside with winter coming you may be able to get a job with the state plowing roads. That would give you experience with the type of vehicle you're wanting to drive and may be enough dump truck companies are looking for.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Flatbed or Dump truck? Need Advice

Awesome. Thanks for the advice.

If you can't get some company to give you a job on dump trucks, then your alternative is to get your CDL-A. In the upper left corner, click on the 3 bars...it takes you to the index. Read up on the different topics and then click on this link: Companies with Training

A CDL-A will open more doors for you at good pay and maybe even good insurance. Let us know how it goes.

Good Luck!

Laura

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Flatbed or Dump truck? Need Advice

Hello folks. I currently have a class B and drive straight truck and a school bus. I’ve tried to get into dump trucks and concrete mixers, but no bites. They say I don’t have enough experience for the insurance company? If I go flatbed, like TMC, I can get my class A and make better money. Just home only on the weekends. So, trying to decide. Wife is recovering from cancer, so need something that will be long term and stable. Thanks in advance.

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