Today Is Do Or Die Day

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PJ's Comment
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You got this. Kick it’s butt!!!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Stevo, are you going to give us an update? I know you are in the Pacific time zone, but let us know when you get done.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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FAIL.... Gauge got me again plus guess I goofed on applied leak test/timer today the Gov maxed out at 110 not 115 psi like Friday hmmmmm Cant argue with em why try lol......

Jim, Went to this local crap shoot school, that the WIOA program got me into, when roadmasters wouldn't budge on their new budget limit of $3,500 no longer $5k Turns out school owner is longtime friends with my worker so he took me as a favor to her but no one else for that 2 others paid the $1500 out of pocket...

It is what it is if I failed, I failed, No one else's fault, but my own ....Even though I have this whole thing down pat in my head lol Proof that some private schools ain't worth the headaches. I shoulda been out driving the past 2 months already have wasted.... Just another test in life lol,,,,,, this too will pass ! (eventually)

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Stevo, I'm really sorry, what a bummer. What are your options at this point??

Hang in there, buddy!

Rick S.'s Comment
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Proof that some private schools ain't worth the headaches. I shoulda been out driving the past 2 months already have wasted.... Just another test in life lol,,,,,, this too will pass ! (eventually)

Sorry for your problems. One of the issues I've heard of - is that a lot of "private schools", just don't maintain their equipment like Trucking Companies do.

Luckily - the county vo-tech I attended years ago - had a shop that maintained all the trucks for the school board also. So issues with the schools units were addressed immediately.

You could have been driving, training and EARNING - in "real life" scenarios.

Again - sorry you had a rough go of it. What's your plan to move forward?

Rick

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Stevo, I'm really sorry, what a bummer. What are your options at this point??

Hang in there, buddy!

Ditto that!

PJ's Comment
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Wow, your going through a nightmare for sure. Keep your head high and keep moving forward. It will all come together.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, as far as what next? I plan to stick this out, too far into it to give up now! Besides I never give up on anything hahaha.....Maybe the planets weren't lined up just right yet. Tomorrows a new day to move forward....And I always say "Winners never quit, and quitters never win" Wasn't raised to give up, especially over trivial things thrown at us....

My "worst" case scenario, is if I have to, I will just suck it up and go with CRST, stay in their dorms, do my 10 months driving teams at minimum, and go from there..... My CLP is good til mid-December, so that kinda puts me ahead somewhat....

First is get 1 more DMV appt, and THEN I SHOULD, PASS lol Seeing at least while at the DMV thru the days, how each examiner does different things on the pad and each 1 has their own things they do.....

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Jim S.'s Comment
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Stevo, equipment maintenance seems to be a problem with these private schools. The truck in my school had 700,000 miles on it, and was in the shop several times during my training and not available. It too had problems with air brake checks. I know the examiners at Fontana are really hard on students. A CDL is not required to be an examiner in CA. Getting an appointment at Fontana is hard. Most open dates are 40-60 days out. But, if you keep trying online, several times per day, eventually someone will cancel, and you may get an earlier date. Hang in there and we'll see you on the road soon.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Thanks Jim,..... yeah I have a new DMV appt next Thursday the 22nd.....Soon as I was done, I called the office to tell the girl to set me up again, ASAP.... Thursday was earliest.....True this truck is the ONLY 1 of 2 thats being used, the other has clogged DEF filter, and only does 5 mph, so its being used in the yard....Heard it needs cleaned again lol seems it lasts about 2 weeks before it peters out again....I said, maybe its time to replace it duhhh 600k+ miles (guessing) as test trucks turned over the 500k mark now. Think owners buying used and sure aint keeping up maintenance!

Yard trailer has both inner tires, without tread basicly wires flapping around....Has plenty of parts trucks in different stages of salvage.... Not my problem, I could fix stuff but am not there for free labor/repairs lol

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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