Paying Dues: Enduring "The Suck"

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PackRat's Comment
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That's what his Bio info shows. Hasn't posted but a couple times since this thread. Doubt he still drives. Who knows?

Tyler B.'s Comment
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It’s been a while. Someone (@Amery2umomAnne) found me on Twitter, & reminded me of this forum. I just RENEWED my CDL again... I am still driving. The sock was hard. The company that did give me a chance, The company that gave me my opportunity was Carolina cargo. As a company I would not recommend, but as a driver who needed to get his foot in the door and his butt in the driver seat, the company suited my needs . This is the fun part, two of the guys I went to school with recommended me to their company. Their company, I had previously rejected my application, gave me a second look. I have been driving for May trucking company for going on two years now. I have not had much time to keep up on the forums, as I have been a very busy driver. But I say this and thanks. My buddies kept me going, as well as this forum. My story proves the point, yes it is true that where there is will there is away, but also where there is support there is bolstered will. I am going to make it a priority the next couple days to look through the forum and add my two cents. I am still here, I am driving, and I am proud to be a member of the fraternity that is the highway men. We are the feet on which America moves. I will be around #Cheers my Handle on 19 is “Drac-Roast”.

That's what his Bio info shows. Hasn't posted but a couple times since this thread. Doubt he still drives. Who knows?

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.
Bird-one's Comment
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Yeah according to Tyler's profile, it's Carolina Cargo but as Bobcat mentioned Cr England is another big one.

PackRat's Comment
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Great to see you return and share your experiences, Tyler B.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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That is awesome to hear, sticking with it makes it worth while!

Now you can go anywhere with a safe driving record!!! good for you!

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