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Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Thanks for the update Tyrone! Glad to hear your training is progressing. I have to say I was concerned that maybe the updates stopped because you quit or something. Also, I do hope you are feeling better from whatever was ailing you last week when you replied. I did apply to JP, but unfortunately was not selected. The only thing my recruiter could tell me was that they only select 5 or 6 candidates from over 600 applications they receive each week.... so my search continues.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Thank you G-Town. Was you a r apper in the 90's or something.

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Yeah...I get that a lot...

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I have been meanin to ask ya since I have known ya on here: how did you come up with that name? I am curious.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Thank you G-Town. Was you a r apper in the 90's or something.

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Yeah...I get that a lot...

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I have been meanin to ask ya since I have known ya on here: how did you come up with that name? I am curious.

Question was for G-Town. Also subscribing to this topic.

G-Town's Comment
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Per the last question from MillionMiler:

I played a lot of baseball in school and beyond, able to hit the long ball with enough frequency that left-center field at my HighSchool and American Legion ball park was called "G-Town", my friends made a plywood 3x6 sign they'd hang on the fence and paint jersey numbers on it for anyone on the home team hitting a dinger. The sign outlasted me by over a decade, and ended up with both my younger brother's number on it from one he hit off Jamie Moyer (yes, "that" Jamie Moyer) in 1981 and also my cousin in 1989.

The first initial of my first name is "G"...followed by the word town. I think in reference to taking the ball downtown, or to G-town. That's the origin and it was my nickname starting when I was 15.

The nick name stuck. Most of my friends refer to me as G-town 40 years later, many unaware of the initial origin of the nickname. Only my closest friends and family know about my baseball past and that it paid for my College Education.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Per the last question from MillionMiler:

I played a lot of baseball in school and beyond, able to hit the long ball with enough frequency that left-center field at my HighSchool and American Legion ball park was called "G-Town", my friends made a plywood 3x6 sign they'd hang on the fence and paint jersey numbers on it for anyone on the home team hitting a dinger. The sign outlasted me by over a decade, and ended up with both my younger brother's number on it from one he hit off Jamie Moyer (yes, "that" Jamie Moyer) in 1981 and also my cousin in 1989.

The first initial of my first name is "G"...followed by the word town. I think in reference to taking the ball downtown, or to G-town. That's the origin and it was my nickname starting when I was 15.

The nick name stuck. Most of my friends refer to me as G-town 40 years later, many unaware of the initial origin of the nickname. Only my closest friends and family know about my baseball past and that it paid for my College Education.

I like that. A very creative way to come up with a nickname. In case you were wonderin I came up with the name millionmiler24 on here through a weird way: everything I own I always use and take very good care of so it lasts a while. So when that time passes it feels like I have put a million miles on something plus the 24 came from my favorite TV show ever: 24 with Kiefer Sutherland. I know it’s weird with me but I love it. I think we both have creative minds. 😁

G-Town's Comment
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Very cool.

Like this hat of a "million miles"...and yes it gets washed...LOL!

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millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Very cool.

Like this hat of a "million miles"...and yes it gets washed...LOL!

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That’s one thing you and I have in common. Super cool. 😁

Army 's Comment
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Tyrone,

How is Jim Palmer treating you? Looks like the last reply was possibly sick while out with your trainer? Jason, anything you want to share would be appreciated too. I grew up in Missoula and would love to go back and attend school there.

Best of luck

icecold24k's Comment
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That's not good. Sounds like bronchitis with a cough bad enough to crack a rib. Keep an eye on that! If you start coughing up, or otherwise passing, any blood, you need to get to a doctor or an ER ASAP. No joke.

Yes I am very curious as well.

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The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

TyroneG's Comment
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I did get my CDL. However, my trainer was sort of a pig. We were out a month together and he only showered 2x's. I mentioned it to my training manager that during the team phase, I will not share a bed with such filth. After I passed my CDL they wanted to dispatch us out and didn't take into consideration hiw serious I was avout it.

I was told that they didn't have another trainer. My cousin who has been driving for 40 yrs was a little disappointed in the situation due to. the fact that he thinks highly of JP. He talked with his owner and shared my situation with him, and they decided to let him train me. They usually only hire drivers with 3+ years experience.

I have been on the rd with him running coast to coast and I love it. I still keep in contact with my classmates and my trainer. I liked him as a person, just couldn't handle the filth. I would still recommend JP, I jist think thr ball was dropped on me. It happens and I hold no ill will. Our last load went from Lompoc , CA to Jessup, MD. Now going from PA to Fresno. Jason is doing good and about to be on his own in a few weeks.

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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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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