Starting With Wilson Logistics

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Phantom 850's Comment
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Heading to Springfield to start with Wilson soon. (bus leaves NM next Saturday) Enjoyed reading about your experience. Guess policy changed recently to where you have to get your CDL Permit in your home state. Where in FL you from? I spent nearly 20 years of my life growing up in Manatee County off 75.

I’m from a little town in the panhandle called Niceville. We actually beat Bradenton Manatee HS for the 4A state football championship in 1988.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Half the drivers on here weren't born before '88!

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Phantom 850's Comment
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Half the drivers on here weren't born before '88!

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Hell, I was at the game. I’d just turned 6.

Matthew R.'s Comment
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Right on. Grew up right in Bradenton actually. Keep doing what you do man. Maybe we'll run into each other. Good luck.

Tony G.'s Comment
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I really enjoyed reading about your "Adventure". I am hoping to be at training at the beginning of the year.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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1983 Manatee Hurricanes alum here... ;) (auuuuugh...old.) Spent 26 years in Bradenton, Florida...almost went with Lester Coggins Tranport, now defunct, in Opahumka. Then I got married, and moved to Ohio, LoL~!

Anyway..... Best of luck to y'all, for sure~!

Bedbugs's Comment
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Cool posts. Keep em up! I'm going into my C-seat with Wilson Log. 👍

Phantom 850's Comment
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1983 Manatee Hurricanes alum here... ;) (auuuuugh...old.) Spent 26 years in Bradenton, Florida...almost went with Lester Coggins Tranport, now defunct, in Opahumka. Then I got married, and moved to Ohio, LoL~!

Anyway..... Best of luck to y'all, for sure~!

My momma is Niceville class of ‘82 and I’m class of ‘01.

Phantom 850's Comment
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Cool posts. Keep em up! I'm going into my C-seat with Wilson Log. 👍

If you got your license in Springfield I’ve got a dollar that says we’ve met.

Phantom 850's Comment
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So, I’ve talked a lot about the good of this job. Yes, I’ve had some setbacks, but as a whole it’s been a great ride. But for this to be a completely true story I also have to mention the bad. Those of you that are long time Phantom Phollowers know that about a week ago I got home for the first time in two months. Everything was great until the second day. That’s when I was served divorce papers. Before it all starts, I’m not seeking pity or sympathy. We all know where to look to find that. I’m making this post because this is supposed to be a chronicle of the start of my life as a driver. This happened in my life, so it goes in. The next part is I don’t think the job played a major part in it. I’m sure it didn’t help, but there were issues before. Most of which were my fault. I know, I know. Thoughts and prayers, positive vibes, keep your head up and all that. Thank you all in advance. Thankfully I’m back on the road. It’s gives me the three things I need right now. Time, space, and purpose. It’s in hands more capable than mine, and right now I’m trying to worry about the big three. Getting the load in on time, finding parking, and where the nearest steakhouse is.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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