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Simon N.'s Comment
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Can any one helping me pick a company that will be a good fit..Im looking for tuition an rider programs...I had an accident...Im looking for companies that have A p u's..i can drive manual mostly like automatics..Im not into running teams..I have 4 mos exp..

Big Scott's Comment
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confused.gif Where were you working for four months? What was the accident? Why do you need an APU? What tuition do you need reimbursed?

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Big Scott...if I’m correct it was US Express and he was dismissed for the accident. I’m pretty sure this is the same Simon.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Big Scott...if I’m correct it was US Express and he was dismissed for the accident. I’m pretty sure this is the same Simon.

Looking at his bio he was let go from the 2nd company he worked for in his 4 months of driving. It appears me started at us Xpress, and let go from western express. Simon N, what was the nature of the accident that caused you to be let go. Seems odd you'd be let go for a single accident your rookie year, many of the large companies expect it to happen your 1st year. It also says you loved it at US, so why'd you leave after such a short time? I feel like your not being completely honest. Its hard to offer the help you're seeking if we don't have all the information.

Simon N.'s Comment
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Yes that's me... I did had an accident... I'm looking to get with another company..

Big Scott...if I’m correct it was US Express and he was dismissed for the accident. I’m pretty sure this is the same Simon.

Simon N.'s Comment
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I was not let go from Western Express...I quit Western because the trainer said I wasn't ready for the road when she was driving unsafe around curves...I did take a road test an past it... They wasn't worried about being a safe dry van company..

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Big Scott...if I’m correct it was US Express and he was dismissed for the accident. I’m pretty sure this is the same Simon.

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Looking at his bio he was let go from the 2nd company he worked for in his 4 months of driving. It appears me started at us Xpress, and let go from western express. Simon N, what was the nature of the accident that caused you to be let go. Seems odd you'd be let go for a single accident your rookie year, many of the large companies expect it to happen your 1st year. It also says you loved it at US, so why'd you leave after such a short time? I feel like your not being completely honest. Its hard to offer the help you're seeking if we don't have all the information.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Simon N.'s Comment
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If there A P U's in the truck I wouldn't have to idle my truck..Tuition that was paid for my CDL while in school..

confused.gif Where were you working for four months? What was the accident? Why do you need an APU? What tuition do you need reimbursed?

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Simon. I don’t think anyone will be able to help you. Western Express was your last hope and you quit that.

I’d look for a different occupation. Good luck!

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