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Tastebuds's Comment
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Just curious, why do you have the handle "Turtle"?

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Well, my dad's handle was always Turtle. He's very slow & meticulous at everything he does. He has to "cipher" a situation before acting on it lol. Thus, his two speeds are "slow & "stop". Hence the nickname Turtle.

As a kid, I'd sit for hours with him at his base cb radio. His cb buddies began calling me Turtle Stew. Over the years, I've shortened it to just Turtle, like the ol man.

LMAO Your dad and mine sound a lot alike! My dad used to shine shoes as a kid. He was slow at it and the older men teased him with the nickname "Rabbit". When I was a kid, they called me Little Rabbit! My dad also says "I have two speeds, slow and stop!"

Main reason why I asked is, well, I'm a Cajun and turtle sauce-piquant is DELICIOUS, so I end up getting hungry every time I see your handle...

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Now your making me hungry. I haven't had Snapping turtle stew in a good while. Now I am wanting some.

Turtle's Comment
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Mmm, the last time I had turtle stew was something like 35 years ago! Cajun style would just have to be awesome! I love anything Cajun.

Lisa S.'s Comment
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Hey Turtle, I'm heading to prime this weekend too. I've been a nurse for 20+years. While I love my job I've always wanted to be a trucker. Nows my time to follow my dream. Good luck to you.

Kanelin's Comment
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Hey Turtle, I'm heading to prime this weekend too. I've been a nurse for 20+years. While I love my job I've always wanted to be a trucker. Nows my time to follow my dream. Good luck to you.

Good luck to both of you! Prime us an awesome company and a great choice!

Lisa, I was a nurse for almost 20 years as well. There are a few of us refugees on here.

Turtle's Comment
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Hey Turtle, I'm heading to prime this weekend too. I've been a nurse for 20+years. While I love my job I've always wanted to be a trucker. Nows my time to follow my dream. Good luck to you.

Good luck to you as well Lisa. I hope to see you there. I'll be the one who looks like that dude ^^^ (minus the Labrador) lol

Thanks Kanelin!good-luck-2.gif

Brian F.'s Comment
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I too was a Nurse for 20+ years. Just wrapped up CDL school this week and going to Swift orientation the 28th. Nervous but looking forward to it. Just hoping I click with the trainer. Btw, CDL in 3 weeks was pretty intense with lots of external as well as self induced stress. Or maybe it was all self induced. If only we could have learned shifting in a bobtail around the parking lot rather than pulling a trailer through rush hour traffic and active school zones. shocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.png

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.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Brian F.'s Comment
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I too was a Nurse for 20+ years. Just wrapped up CDL school this week and going to Swift orientation the 28th. Nervous but looking forward to it. Just hoping I click with the trainer. Btw, CDL in 3 weeks was pretty intense with lots of external as well as self induced stress. Or maybe it was all self induced. If only we could have learned shifting in a bobtail around the parking lot rather than pulling a trailer through rush hour traffic and active school zones. shocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.png

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.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Brian F.'s Comment
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I too was a Nurse for 20+ years. Just wrapped up CDL school this week and going to Swift orientation the 28th. Nervous but looking forward to it. Just hoping I click with the trainer. Btw, CDL in 3 weeks was pretty intense with lots of external as well as self induced stress. Or maybe it was all self induced. If only we could have learned shifting in a bobtail around the parking lot rather than pulling a trailer through rush hour traffic and active school zones. shocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.png

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.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Brian F.'s Comment
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Ummm oops

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