Fourth Time Is A Charm

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toonces's Comment
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Hi all, just thought I'd post an update. I posted a little while back about failing my first 3 test attempts because I timed out during the 90 degree alley dock each time. I went back to my school to practice last week and finally, the alley dock maneuver started to click. I wasn't great at it but pretty decent. Plus the extra time at the school really helped my shifting. It's much smoother now with hardly any missed gears or grinding. So I had my 4th attempt today and passed!!!! And wouldn't you know it, now that I know how to do the 90, I got a parallel.

Anyway, I leave for Crete/Shaffer on Sunday. I feel really lucky to get on with this company. Sooooo excited!

Robert M. (Opey)'s Comment
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Congrats!!! And Good Luck!

Tman's Comment
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Congrats! First time or fourth time it doesn't matter it is the same issued CDL License.

Good luck with Crete/Schaffer!!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Congrats! That's awesome!

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Jeff B.'s Comment
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Congrats!

Bucket's Comment
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Yea!! I knew you would! Isn't that a great feeling when you park on the apron, knowing you did good, but still a bit nervious waiting. Which parallel did you get? You know Kathy that was in my class went to Crete. Her sister drives for Crete and they plan to team. Well good luck and let us know how after school training goes.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Serenity's Comment
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Hi all, just thought I'd post an update. I posted a little while back about failing my first 3 test attempts because I timed out during the 90 degree alley dock each time. I went back to my school to practice last week and finally, the alley dock maneuver started to click. I wasn't great at it but pretty decent. Plus the extra time at the school really helped my shifting. It's much smoother now with hardly any missed gears or grinding. So I had my 4th attempt today and passed!!!! And wouldn't you know it, now that I know how to do the 90, I got a parallel.

Anyway, I leave for Crete/Shaffer on Sunday. I feel really lucky to get on with this company. Sooooo excited!

Congratulations! We don't always get what we want when we want it, but eventually all works out in the end. Respect for not giving up...you have earned this.

toonces's Comment
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I got the blind side. I don't remember Kathy unfortunately. I'm so excited to work there. They are paying for a rental car to go to orientation, so no awful Greyhound ride. And they pay .48/mile after 6 months.

I have to say a big Thank You to Trucking Truth. A lot of my decision to go to Crete was based on things I've read here. I chose reefer because I want the chance for more coast to coast runs. I don't think the waiting to be loaded/unloaded will bother me. They will allow me to bring me cat. They allow or already have inverters on the trucks, which hopefully will allow me to cook to save money. And they offer one of the highest starting pays for any Carrier that I could find.

I did find out today that in addition to the pet deposit you have to pay, Crete pays you half a cent less per mile. The recruiter didn't tell me that when I asked about pets but it's not a big deal. I did the math and it will be about $50 less a month with a 2500 mile/week average. So my dang cat better start cleaning out her own litter box to start earning her keep!!! :)

Yea!! I knew you would! Isn't that a great feeling when you park on the apron, knowing you did good, but still a bit nervious waiting. Which parallel did you get? You know Kathy that was in my class went to Crete. Her sister drives for Crete and they plan to team. Well good luck and let us know how after school training goes.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulation!!! All that hard work paid off. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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Congratulations, I was so glad when one of the instructors told me they were giving you another chance, and I am so glad you passed smile.gif

P.S. Did you happen to notice how Mr. Davis' class did on the tests? What about Amy?

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