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CHillR's Comment
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I loved the culture shock blog. Thank You.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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its a whole different world out here!

good luck

Dorothy M.'s Comment
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I couldn't have said it better. I also worked in a male dominated industry for many years as my husband and I ran a pest control company for 20 years. The amount of employees that thought I knew nothing, only to prove them wrong time and time again was astounding. One guy would tell my husband that I was horrible to work with ; he stayed for over 7 years, was I that bad?? In the end we fired his sorry ass because he stole from us. When we asked why he did it, he answered because we have everything and he has nothing. Ok, he filed bankruptcy twice, was foreclosed on etc etc. You get the drift.

I don't care what gender you are ; if you work hard, respect everyone and are honest, we will get along fine.

In CDL school last year, two teachers were horrendous, two were great. The bad ones taught thru humiliation and screaming at us. They both had me in tears so many times. Heading to the test, one told me there was no way I would pass and I could just quit now. Well, I had a panic attack during the skills and failed. The second time, a good teacher came with me, beefed up my confidence and I passed the skills with just one point. The two great teachers actually apologized for the way I was treated ; they saw it first hand. Did I complain, no way. I just went about my business, practiced and got what I came for. The best teacher was an ex marine. The second best was an old fashioned respectful teacher who had the guts to apologize in person. Was it sexist ; I don't know. Was it age ; I don't know. I will never know.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Well said Dorothy!

The OP was actually referring to another article about how different trucking is from being "normal"

Trucking: A Total Culture Sbock

Dorothy M.'s Comment
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Duh I just have way too much in my brain. I thought I was replying to your article about women in the industry.

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