BSM Et Al....

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Yes, I became a member of their 'group' about 5 years ago, when I pulled 'phalt with the hubby. No, I don't drive anymore, don't have the buck sixty and his current company won't grandfather me in. He doesn't fb.. he had no clue. Thought I was following a 'trend' .... yeah, no.

Neither here nor there; we are NOT O/O's.. i just signed on to their fb page for s's and g's and... apparently it is defunct. Archives only. Just a bit of curiosity gives way...

'This Group Has Been Archived An admin archived this group on April 18, 2019. You can't create posts, like, comment or add more members, but you can still view all posts. Learn more'

Epic fail...

We are NOT o/o's.. never have, never will. My curiosity got the best of me, and when we were pulling asphalt (team) 5 years ago, I pretty much answered truthfully..kinda sorta sugar coated.. just to see.

I don't post much, don't talk much.. I'm the redheaded stepchild (yeah, literally) that fell thru the cracks. My license is worthless without the buck sixty certificate. I didn't need it teaming asphalt with him.. he's moved on, and I cannot, but to start all over.

Best I do, is when he brings the rig home, he lets me 'untangle' it from our driveway. Sometimes the Int'l ten, sometimes the Mack Auto. All my skills are failing me, tbh... the auto is easier.

Just wanted to share.

They bailed. BSDM ... oh wait.. that isn't what i mean.. sheesh.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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160 hour certificate is easy. Especially if you have experience. Have you kept your CDL and Med card current? Many Companies will pay you while you train. If You really want to drive again, it will take 8-12 weeks of your life. Get on it!

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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.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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160 hour certificate is easy. Especially if you have experience. Have you kept your CDL and Med card current? Many Companies will pay you while you train. If You really want to drive again, it will take 8-12 weeks of your life. Get on it!

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Depending on the company, they could fast track you. Western Express, used to (they still might) have a program for "retired" drivers wanting to "unretire."

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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With all that, what do you want? Training? We highly recommend Paid CDL Training Programs. Let us know if you want anything else, please be direct with us. We give honest answers and experiences and don't pull punches.

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.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Thanks, all. I've got to start at the bottom; my CDL without a buck sixty means nothing. I've kept 'current' but people say I'm 'stale' ... and I agree, in more ways than one. My 15 y/o son has 'learning issues' so I still can't just leave him.. yet.

That coveted certificate... I'm rusty.

I'd probably go with 'starting over' personally..

@Big Scott .. I had chatter with CFI a while back, about the fast 'er' track. I still have to wait for my son to turn 16 or my 18 y/o daughter to come home.

I love y'all. I read everything. Starting over...sheesh. Maybe I'll have a leg up, or just be 'rusty' like the ole' FarmAll in the yard .. that we 'swear' to restore, and .. yeah.

Thanks.

Appreciate.

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.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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160 hour certificate is easy. Especially if you have experience. Have you kept your CDL and Med card current? Many Companies will pay you while you train. If You really want to drive again, it will take 8-12 weeks of your life. Get on it!

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Sure have.. everyone I've spoken to (or that's answered me, LoL) said it means nothing, being stale. Almost cancelled my CDL and went back to a general E license to just start over.

Haven't driven in FIVE years. Nothing counts anymore, ya know. I DO want it. Somebody's gotta take care of the kiddo until January ... all the more stale I am. Will have to re'do everything. I don't even WANT to pull tanks...all i've learned how to do.

He says 'if' I get this, he will stay home and tco the homefront (haha..he has no clue how many loads of laundry one does..) .. I really might just jump off the deep end. Swift is on my top list. CFI. Prime and their affiliates would never have me with my random employment, tbh.

Thank you.. Yeah. Sooner, than later.

ps: He's like 'why don't we go do H/H somewhere? (DUDE i'm so green, i'm moldy.. nice thought, haha!)

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.
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