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    Cary, NC

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Posted:  3 days ago

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Does your license come in the mail?

DMV can only use a physical address. They will not mail your license to a company. You're technically driving illegally since your license address is not correct. I'm at Prime now, wish I drove my car instead of getting the rental -my only regret.

Posted:  4 days, 2 hours ago

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List of fines or points

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With my CLP, got stopped at the scale, had to slide the trailer axle to get legal, but no fines -could they have fined me? How much?

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Can a student with a Permit (CLP) be ticketed by Law Enforcement?

I did have to go inside to speak with the lady officer. Perhaps my obvious naivete, and a little southern charm, got me off the hook.

Posted:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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List of fines or points

Looking for a link to explain fines, csa points, and associated costs. Does the, company, driver pay costs of fines? Is CSA score impact driver and the carrier?

With my CLP, got stopped at the scale, had to slide the trailer axle to get legal, but no fines -could they have fined me? How much?

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Greater discrepancy between dispatched and actual mileage

Very little chance of getting closer to the correct mileage if you say nothing. Likely testing your resolve, don't be a pushover. But choise your battles.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

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Don't worry about that, Everyone will know!

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Everyone who followed me around NYC area highways with the loaded flatbed - already knows! 😨

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

OK, now have a, paper, CDL.

Where do I pickup a "Rookie Driver" plate? jk

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

Yes, about 47k lbs iron pipe

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

Everything is moving along here. Day 14.

CDL Exam this Friday.

Have driven about 1,900 miles. Last load from Charlotte NC to Staten Island NY: plumbing supply yard in a heavy traffic and small streets, telephone poles have deep truck scrapes. Told trainer wasn't safe for me to navigate that corner with traffic.

Really like the truck stop (Love's) shower rooms! Clean and large.

Truck is slow!! 57 or 62 when on the cruise, but it gets the job done.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

Day 3 of otr training. Longest drive so far at 8.5 hrs I get the dry eyes.

Sleeping in parked truck not as bad as feared. Getting just enough so far.

Baby steps

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Get off the truck

Can't wait to park near something interesting. My highlight for walking exercise was 1+ mike walk to check out the accident scene in CT last Tuesday, then back to the truck. Got to chat with a few truckers. Day 3 otr training in the books!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Choosing between companies/CDL training programs

From my research, both offer top notch cdl training. I suggest to select the company first, then the DOT medical exam. Prime scheduled this exam with a drug test, then got me into class about a week later.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Motion sickness caused by simulators

Simulator fears: realized and overcome. Took a ride in the simulator today! Instructor says, fail and they send you home. Was not joking but a great guy with lots of good advice.

Asked if he was going to jacknife me, he said no, 10 minutes later he jacknifed my tractor in a snow storm. I was all over the road but recovered. I was very much at ease on the sim, not nervous at all. Soon after started feeling the nausea, finished that run, parked and had to walk around.

Instructor suggested and found a mint candy. Seemed to help my head but not my stomach. Then took the test, passed with best class score. It's all about watching signs and allowing plenty of distance to react properly to road hazards.

Grilled swiss with a Pepsi, settled the stomach.

Baby steps

Posted:  1 month ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

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So leave earlier if you want to make it ontime lol you have 11 hrs of drive time 😉

Since i won't be driving Wednesday: use the back seat as sleeper berth for 1st leg 2hr split and extend the 11hr clock. (Srry, trying to make a joke).

Posted:  1 month ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

And....TT has new new driver in training, start 3/24 with Prime!

Excited and apprehensive at the same time.

Class is 500 miles away with deadline of Tuesday 5pm car rental return. Maybe this is the first test for otr trip planning? If i leave 8am will have just enough time for 2 gas stops, eat while driving, with little time for traffic jams.

Perhaps leave Monday afternoon, overnight at a Love's, become a Love's fuel member, shower for $10 in the morning. Of course would expect zero sleep at the truck stop in a car.

Posted:  1 month ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

CLP in-hand. nbd Walked in 11:40 for 12am appointment, out by 1:50. Took a few measurements, pee, and vision test. Think they took lunch after they got me wearing some funky shorts -I'm thinking cough test, right? I heard something about ham n cheese, and now I'm getting hungry. The lady doctor then walks in and shuts door (this could get interesting). Sadly, no cough test. Blood pressure, a few mobility tests, felt around abdominal area, and I'm out. Off to DMV and now have CLP. But drug test does take couple days.

Posted:  1 month ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

Before you go “doctor shopping” in search of a valid medical certificate,

They are paying the fee and specified the exam facility. Thankfully, no shopping involved.

I was directed to complete an on-line "DOT" medical history which the test facility would receive: tpaservices@compliancesafetysystems.com

Now that my personal history is "in the cloud" I am told the facility can't access that submission - feeling a bit duped. Probably not a big deal though.

Posted:  1 month ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

[Driver Pulse] **REMINDER** Prime, Inc. scheduled you for a Combined DOT Drug Screen and Physical on or before 3-16-21.

Hopefully the drug results don't take too long. I'm so ready to move this along.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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DOT physical, how long til results?

My appointment is scheduled Monday. When are results provided?

Was thinking to get the exam, immediately take the Long Form to DMV same day to complete and obtain my CLP. Drive to CDL school the next morning.

Now thinking that's unrealistic. Drug test may take days. Perhaps some of the screening may require off-site lab work.

The guide didn't provide these answers. https://www.truckingtruth.com/wiki/topic-1/dot-physical

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Anybody Get the Covid?

Now the question is vaccine or no.... ;)

Friend tested positive last April, she was not sick but her family was sick and all tested positive. She recently did get sick and again tested positive C19.

If you've had C19, supposed to wait 90 days to get vaccine. CDC recently said less than 20 globally reported re-infections after recovery. So chances of re-infection are slim. None of these vaccines have been approved by FDA, rather Emergency Use Authorization. Perhaps just semantics, but I'd prefer to pass on these beta versions.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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DMV permit

You can ask on 4/16. But it will have no bearing on your new results.

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