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Posted:  8 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Just out of curiosity how many million miles are on here?

How are things going at Swift for you Zach? Getting lots of miles since you should be a solo driver by now? How many miles are you getting each day? Making more money there than you saw at WE? We haven't read any updates from you in more than a month.

Things are going good, I haven't had much free time on my hands but I can't complain about my miles, my goal is to get over 600 miles a day if I have a good load, and have been averaging about 5-600 a day. The highest was 680 but that was when I was with a trainer and didn't have to worry about finding somewhere to park and shut down and was able to run my clock down to the last 3 minutes

Posted:  1 day, 6 hours ago

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Just out of curiosity how many million miles are on here?

Was just curious and wanted to know how many regulars are million milers and how long it took to accomplish that?

Posted:  1 day, 6 hours ago

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Morale Killer

I'm probably beating a dead horse but I'm just gonna go ahead emphasize the whole "don't beat yourself up over it thing" anyway. The couple months out here I beat myself up for every little mistake I made and it stressed me out so bad I almost quit this industry, I didn't even make it a whole 3 month's at my first trucking job becuase of how much things like what you did got to me, let it go move on you will do dumb things, it's gonna happen. Anybody on here who says they haven't is a liar, you didn't tear anything up and will hopefully have better situational awareness when making complicated turns next time.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Someone Called The Police On Us

Better then the barrel of a shotgun pointed at you, when I was on my trainers truck I missed a turn and ended up on some angry old farmers dirt road and took it all the way up to his house where he came out and greeted me with a 12 Guage, my trainer was not amused when he woke up.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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No 90 degree alley dock in school at AZ? Knight Transportation

In my honest opinion that's pretty dumb considering once you get out of school most of you're backing will be angle backs, I've yet to use an offset and I've only had to parallel once. In my opinion what they should do is teach straight line backing, ally docking 90 and 45 degree both sight side and blind side but that's just my opinion

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Wrong Zack. Nobody wants to see you “hang up the keys”. Which is why we’ve been trying to help. And if you feel you’re a crappy truck driver that’s on you. You have to cut down on your dramatics man.

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Zach, seems like you are staying with Swift. Glad to see it. I figure if you can do it with all the troubles you experience, (irrelevant if they are self made or not) anyone can do it. If you make it through all this crap, it will toughen you up and make you one hell of an employee. One thing I can say, you may vent on here a lot, but it seems like you keep coming back for more and one way or another keep going. Its easy for commenters here to criticize you, but at the end of the day, seems like you are still employed, still moving ahead with training and not going away. I respect that.

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I guess it boils down to the fact as crappy of a trucker as I am and as much as certain people would like to see me hang up the keys and find something else I have financial responsibilities and people depending me. Washing out isn't really an option.

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Actually quite a few folks on here would like me to do just that. Don, G-Town, Packrat just to name a few off the top of my head.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Tornadoes warning in Lincoln alabama

There was a tornado watch in Oklahoma and the Texas pan handle almost a week ago too man, I was pretty worried especially since I grew up in Tornado ally

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Zach, seems like you are staying with Swift. Glad to see it. I figure if you can do it with all the troubles you experience, (irrelevant if they are self made or not) anyone can do it. If you make it through all this crap, it will toughen you up and make you one hell of an employee. One thing I can say, you may vent on here a lot, but it seems like you keep coming back for more and one way or another keep going. Its easy for commenters here to criticize you, but at the end of the day, seems like you are still employed, still moving ahead with training and not going away. I respect that.

I guess it boils down to the fact as crappy of a trucker as I am and as much as certain people would like to see me hang up the keys and find something else I have financial responsibilities and people depending me. Washing out isn't really an option.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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What made you want to be a driver?

I've wanted to drive trucks for as long as I can remember. Coming from a town plagued with violence, drugs, and homelessness with very little opportunity that most people get away from by ending up in prison it's pretty hard to turn down any chance for a decent career and a better life. I joined the Military, worked im the oilfields when I got out until I was laid off and then got in to roofing, got injured and ended up pulling a loan out to get a CDL and go OTR and hopefully be able to have a decent career. The long hours also appealed to me. I like to be kept busy

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

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Narcissism really has no place in trucking. Humility, patience and a strong work ethic goes a long way in being a top performer. Any good experiences yet? All we hear about are the negatives. Keep your cdl, put in some work ( yes, actual work, not just showing up ) and maybe you’ll thrive. Kinda sad and pathetic watching a grown man grovel so much. If my previous employer told me I was so bad at my job that it’d be better if we parted ways would motivate the hell out of me. Doesn’t seem like it had much of an effect on you. Sounds like you have some underlying issues you need to work on.

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Never said I had a bad work ethic. Actually quite the opposite. Lack of planning ahead is what got me in trouble at Western, not a bad work ethic. I was never accused of being lazy just stupid. Stop making assumptions without knowing the whole story, that seems to be a common trend here.

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Maybe you should tell us the whole story then? Like, being threatened with getting thrown off the trainer's truck is TOTALLY a normal thing every single trainee has to deal with, right, everyone?

Did I ever say that being threatened to be kicked off of a trainer's truck was completely normal or that everyone goes through it? No I did not so why are you once again throwing words in my mouth I never said. I told you exactly what happened, he thought I misplaced a Bill of lading and was ****ed off hollering and cussing about it, I told him in a ****ed off way that he was the last one to have it and the threatened to kick me off that was that. I don't know what else to tell you.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Narcissism really has no place in trucking. Humility, patience and a strong work ethic goes a long way in being a top performer. Any good experiences yet? All we hear about are the negatives. Keep your cdl, put in some work ( yes, actual work, not just showing up ) and maybe you’ll thrive. Kinda sad and pathetic watching a grown man grovel so much. If my previous employer told me I was so bad at my job that it’d be better if we parted ways would motivate the hell out of me. Doesn’t seem like it had much of an effect on you. Sounds like you have some underlying issues you need to work on.

Never said I had a bad work ethic. Actually quite the opposite. Lack of planning ahead is what got me in trouble at Western, not a bad work ethic. I was never accused of being lazy just stupid. Stop making assumptions without knowing the whole story, that seems to be a common trend here.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Anybody Get the Covid?

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I got back in June, wasn't much fun took almost a month to get released back to work

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A young buck like you was out a month? You need to start taking Geritol. ;)

I was only sick for about a week, I recovered before I even got my test results back positive then had to wait until my second test came back negative before my job would let me return to work, that took a while. From what I hear the test results are coming back alot quicker these days.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Apologized and still in the truck. Maturity and humility are sometimes the best route. Stick with it. You've gotta be almost done with it while all of this has been going on!!!

Yea not gonna lie I'm a bit of a hot head it can be uncomfortable for me to apologize and admit I was wrong lol

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

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Looks like things might not work out, I had to go out for 200 hours with a trainer that has a very short fuse. I've been biting my tongue and being respectful and trying to get through my hours but we had a small altercation that might be getting me kicked off the truck. Hopefully it's just empty threats but if worse comes to worse Western Express has been blowing up my phone trying to get me to come back. I just hope this guy dosent decide to leave me in the middle of nowhere

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Damn once y'all have it out for somebody on here that's it huh? Guess I better go hang my keys up because some TT members want me off the road because they don't like me. Maybe I should go hang the keys up becuase a misunderstanding happened 😂

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HAHAHA do you really think some of these guys have it out for you? Not even close....they are just stating the truth, which you can't seem to acknowledge and face up to.

This is a long post with several incidents in it. The latest one, which I copied, shows you are having another issue and whining about it again. What do you want us to say? You have a number of guys and Anne on your side and they are trying to build you up. The others aren't moly-coddling you and that's for your own good.

You didn't finish your Army time....while you didn't say why, I have a sneaking suspicion as to why. Your schooling for being a driver has been fraught with incidents one after another and my thoughts are that they are brought on by you and your attitude. You need a swift kick in the butt to learn to grow up!

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I got kicked out becuase I got an injury that had me on profile for a long time and when I was RTD'd I was out of shape and failed a PT test and a remedial one. I got chaptered out with a general discharge under honorable conditions so obviously I wasn't that much of a problem.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Anybody Get the Covid?

I got back in June, wasn't much fun took almost a month to get released back to work

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

I might not be the smartest driver out here but I'm not dumb enough to leave while I'm still in debt for school. Just saying

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Damn once y'all have it out for somebody on here that's it huh? Guess I better go hang my keys up because some TT members want me off the road because they don't like me. Maybe I should go hang the keys up becuase a misunderstanding happened 😂

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Am I lazy for not wanting to do local and/or dedicated?

I wouldn't want to do local. Not becuase of the physical aspect but becuase I don't want to deal with multiple customers a day, all the backing, city driving etc that comes with local. Personally I didn't like regional, the schedules are alot tighter then OTR and the littlest things can set you back and make you late for you're appointment and sometimes you have multiple stops a day. Also atleast with Western Express you aren't home every 7-13 like they say you will be, they really don't like giving home time at all. That's just my opinion though, alot of drivers love doing regional

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Never said I couldn't hack it with a trainer or wanted off, we just had a bit of a misunderstanding that almost got me tossed off. We were both having a bad day and I got my ass chewed out becuase he thought I misplaced a Bill of lading which I didn't and I said something the wrong way and he took it as me copping an attitude. Nothing serious happened i apologized and I'm not getting kicked off the truck.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Zach,

Please don't tell us you are having problems at another company? It seems like no matter where you go or who you are training with you have problems. Either take a deep breath and look yourself in a mirror and evaluate what you are doing wrong and correct it. Maybe you had better respond to Western Express and accept their offer to come back, learn from your past mistakes and become a successful driver or find another profession. You are quickly running out of options.

Not having problems with Swift, Swift seems like a good company just things with my trainer aren't working out I said something that he took as me being disrespectful and as of right now he's tossing me of off the truck next terminal

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