My Head Will Explode!***

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Old School's Comment
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Greg, really you are wearing yourself out. You're chasing down some things that are an absolute waste of time. Like the DUI thing you're stuck on. Why waste your time on something we've already explained to you, yet you insist on digging deeper as if you're going to uncover some conspiracy that we don't know about? Is this how you pursue other things that interest you? It's exhausting just reading your comments at times.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Rocket III Rider's Comment
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Greg, really you are wearing yourself out. You're chasing down some things that are an absolute waste of time. Like the DUI thing you're stuck on. Why waste your time on something we've already explained to you, yet you insist on digging deeper as if you're going to uncover some conspiracy that we don't know about? Is this how you pursue other things that interest you? It's exhausting just reading your comments at times.

I agree; too much drama......

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Rob T.'s Comment
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No endorsements.... truth be known, I'm not much interested in Tanker or Hazardous materials.

I understand not wanting to pull a tanker or haul hazmat such as a trailer full of corrosive, or radioactive material. However, even something like household Clorox bleach requires a hazmat indication due to the amounts being transported. Tanker is required when hauling totes of liquid. It isnt just hauling a tanker trailer with no baffles. Ultimately it's you're decision but I'd recommend getting them because you may at some point get stuck in a low freight area and end up sitting longer because you do not have the required endorsements for a certain load. Also if you were to decide after your 1 year commitment with Swift, a company you want to work for may require them and it'll be more difficult to find the time to study as well as finding the time to make it to the DMV to get the endorsements the new company requires.

Also, as old school said you gotta calm down. I understand some frustrations you've faced but you're focusing too much energy on the wrong things. We don't want you to end up in Trucking Truth "haul" of fame like the guy who bad mouthed a company who (at orientation) fed him BBQ sauce that he says he wouldn't have even fed his dog.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Ok, let me explain.... I'm not being overly dramatic. Back when I first got into trucking, I knew absolutely nothing about trucking. I couldn't tell you how many lights were on the back of one to save my life, much less the inner workings of a rig. I was *winging* it I suppose you could say, out on the road.

Everything up to this point is on a, ' Need to know ' basis for me. I skipped so many things back then. I look back on my experience as a trucker, and it amazes me that I didn't get myself, along with anyone else killed. It's not that I wasn't extremely careful, as much as I could be. It was the lack of training that I had though.

I studied more to pass a test, then I did to actually learn anything. This is a very exciting and adventurous deal for me now. I'm really into it. I'm really excited about learning as much as I have, and learning more. I really, from the beginning of this, have wanted to *know* what I'm doing out on the road, instead of simply, *winging* it again.

And not to mention, I could seriously use a really good long term career right now.

I'm trying to be to much into *having to know everything* or thinking that I have to absolutely know *everything*. But, still, do desire to *absolutely* know as much as I possibly can.

I don't believe I can explain my attitude any better. I honestly simply want to know the answers to some questions. I'm not so much into the whole DWI deal anymore. I've already taken the test. So, simply put, you shouldn't be driving *any* vehicle while intoxicated. This is all I need to know about this in the future.

I didn't say that I wouldn't get hazmat if it is required. The test that my recruiter or the Online School set up for me simply didn't give any information, or have me study to get the hazmat endorsement. I really only meant that, if I had a choice, I wouldn't not want to.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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