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Josh's Comment
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Pipe down Chester. And no one needs to have their time wasted over your 4 ribbon dd214. Have some respect and Try again tomorrow.

Definitely more than 4 ribbons lol. Spoken like a true POG mother****er..

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Josh, I will break it down Barney style for you. Un**** yourself, you are more ****ed up than a football bat. You seriously need to unscrew your head from your 4th point of contact. You have an overinflated ego. You really need to evaluate yourself. Because, right now you are a soup sandwhich. You're not even Campbell's brand.

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I'll break it down barney style to you.. GO **** Yourself

LoL, I'm already a successful truck driver. something you will probably fail to accomplish. The people here tried to give you valuable information and you take to insulting everyone. You won't ever make it as a truck driver. You don't have the right temperament.

Josh's Comment
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Threads like this always confuse me. What exactly does the recruiter need to keep getting back to.someone over?

I did my research, chose Prime and applied over a weekend. On Monday my recruiter called and ran my background after confirming all i read on their site. On Wednesday he approved me and emailed me a bus ticket for Saturday. Monday, a week after applying, I was in orientation 1000 miles away.

What the hell do you need to keep talking, emailing and courting recruiters for? Its not like we are dating, or that guy owes me a steak dinner.

I seriously dont understand the whole "they stopped contacting me". Why is it the recruiters job to convince you to go there instead of you proving your worth? My guess is that the arent interested in someone so far from attending. Most recruiters want applications from people less than 30 days out from the start of orientation, otherwise the background information gets old.

i just dont understand what people expext from recruiters. all.i wanted was get me to orientation, Ill prove the rest.

So when you talk to a recruiter, fill out a job application don't you wanna know the status of your application? When you ask about their training program or if you should go to school? Questions like what kind of tuition reimbursement they offer? Yeah guess I don't need those answers and I should just sign on the dotted line right? My bad I wanted to know in was making the right choice with the right company...

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JuiceBox's Comment
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Nothing to see here but a troll. I'll give you this.. it was at most something to read before bed. Good luck out there

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I had several companies ghost me; because, they didn't like my disabilities. I just lowered my head and soldiered on. You obviously don't have as thick of skin as you think. Did you possibly think maybe your Disabilities which you accumulated 100% from VA scared them off. Perhaps that and your brash attitude. I almost guarantee that PTSD or some other mental condition will scare many away. I was just being straight with you. Truly you need to revaluate yourself.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Josh's Comment
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Nothing to see here but a troll. I'll give you this.. it was at most something to read before bed. Good luck out there

Yup, all fun and games now lol.. I'll see ya out there.. oh but wait all the super truckers say I will fail.. at least you are smart enough to see I'm just stirring the pot now lol.. have a good one man and be safe out there..

Josh's Comment
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I had several companies ghost me; because, they didn't like my disabilities. I just lowered my head and soldiered on. You obviously don't have as thick of skin as you think. Did you possibly think maybe your Disabilities which you accumulated 100% from VA scared them off. Perhaps that and your brash attitude. I almost guarantee that PTSD or some other mental condition will scare many away. I was just being straight with you. Truly you need to revaluate yourself.

Patrick C. Actually I didn't even mention that when I initially contacted them. Wasn't put on any application either. See nowadays if you mention any of that it's a huge strike against you. Majority of employers think your going to go postal or something look that. I appreciate you being strait, but this whole thing got spun out of control because people started assuming things. Like you I was ghosted for reasons beyond me. Like I told super trucker Brett, after sholanda at Steven's ghosted me, I reached out to another recruiter. She was definitely one of the bad recruiters everyone has came across and was rude and talked down on me, and I figured if this is how the recruiters talk to people I bet managers, dms etc are the same way. But super trucker just assumed I had a bad attitude. I'm not ****ing stupid, I worked for one of the largest repo companies in the southwest, even made it to management. I am well aware of the importance of being polite and professional when dealing with people, especially when applying for a job. I mean I used to have to talk people out of their cars. As far as the recruiter being a *****, I 100% didn't give her a reason to talk to me that way. Like I've stated I'd be more than happy to show anyone the emails to prove it, I got nothing to hide. My attitude towards you wasn't personal, it was more so people assuming without listening. At least you had the balls to be 100% straight up. But all the other super truckers say im not gonna make it lol. So many people cant even last their permit test, let alone the other endorsements. I have passed them all so far first try. Now that doesn't mean **** because I still have to pass other tests, but I'm off to a good start. You have a good one and be safe out there bro.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Passing the permit tests are the easiest part. That’s no accomplishment

Rainy D.'s Comment
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So when you talk to a recruiter, fill out a job application don't you wanna know the status of your application? When you ask about their training program or if you should go to school? Questions like what kind of tuition reimbursement they offer? Yeah guess I don't need those answers and I should just sign on the dotted line right? My bad I wanted to know in was making the right choice with the right company...

Uh... if you READ my comment, no, i didnt need an application status cause i was accepted THREE business days after i put my app in. the first call and last call was "Hi, you are accepted".

No, i didnt need a ton of questions answered cause i read their website. All info is listed in plain English. a d after i got.to orientation i never spoke with my recruiter again. here i am 3 years later. still trucking along.

And no, i never signed on a dotted line until i got the contract at orientation.

and honestly...you WONT know if trucking is even for you until you get out here, let alone know if you found the right company.

if you do your job, any company can be the right company.

you JUST got your permit. they probably arent talking to you because they want to see if you actually PASS the CDL. until then, you are wasting their time and commision they could get on an immediate placement.

and i WAS a postal employee for almost 2 decades, and my first choice hired me. so drop the attitude. You say in one post Brett is nothing with 15 years experience and all of us combined have over a century but you are a big bad permit holder.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Parrothead66's Comment
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First off thank you for your service. You have a long list of accomplishments and you sure don’t mind listing them all for us. But do you know one that’s missing? Being a successful driver and jmo but it’ll probably never make your list. You’ve had several opportunities to listen and get advice from successful drivers and you’ve chosen to disrespect and catch an attitude with every one of them. Also I can guarantee you if you think you have gotten under their skin you have definitely failed at that as well. If by chance you ever do complete this journey and find a job try not to be a terminal rat and ruin it for others.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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