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Errol V.'s Comment
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Joe admits to a joke:

Yes Errol i fully realize that im not a dummy just joking because my thread went hay wire!

Gotcha. A problem: writing has no room for a silly face and an Elmer Fudd voice saying "Yeah, I can back a U-Haul!" And being a newbie here, we don't quite get your humor yet.

It's true, we calls 'em as we see's 'em, so make clear and we'll get that you're joking. And BTW, we appreciate your sticking around.

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.
Seabee-J's Comment
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Got to agree wholeheartedly with Gtown here . Operating a piece of Equipment be it a rig , dozer , grader , crane , airplane cant really be learned from a video . I've trained and operated most and all videos give you are an idea what to expect and what the cockpit and instrumentsor controls do . Dont get a false sense of confidence in thinking your ahead of the game because you watched it . This is one of those skills and trades that must be done hands on and repeatedly to build up the foundation. I watch videos on tips to landing airplanes but again it's for when I'm in the cockpit but I certainly didnt think I had or have any leg up so to speak . The same goes for operating a semi as well you can watch till your eyes bleed and when you get in that seat it amounts to almost nothing because you need to get the feel and sense of how to react to what is happening. Take tips for what they are worth but dont go in feeling like you have it together . A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joe S.'s Comment
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Errol yes your right that was sarcasm and i do plan on sticking around because i know there's lots to learn here thats why i joined. And also like ive said many times nothing held back in these forums!! Im sure this topic is over done so im sure ill see everyone in another discussion. Thanks Again!!

Joe S.'s Comment
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Hey Bulitt vw i stopped at Knight transportation today i can send you a copy of the info i received if you can figure out how without airing or private contacts.

I'm also considering Knight, along with Swift and Prime. I have family in Phoenix, so if I go with Knight, I'll be covered with living arrangements.

Good Luck!

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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You can send it to: tradewindvw (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thank you!

Hey Bulitt vw i stopped at Knight transportation today i can send you a copy of the info i received if you can figure out how without airing or private contacts.

I'm also considering Knight, along with Swift and Prime. I have family in Phoenix, so if I go with Knight, I'll be covered with living arrangements.

Good Luck!

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.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Bulitt vw i stopped at Knight transportation today i can send you a copy of the info i received if you can figure out how without airing or private contacts.

Hey guys, we'd love for you to keep the conversation going here in our forum. Whatever you think is valuable to Bullitt VW will also be valuable to others. I work for Knight and I'm always sharing information in here about my job and my pay. That's what we do here. We try to provide education and information. It makes it harder when you guys keep jumping outside our parameters.

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Old school:

You have a very valid point. It should be shared for all to learn from.

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Hey Bulitt vw i stopped at Knight transportation today i can send you a copy of the info i received if you can figure out how without airing or private contacts.

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Hey guys, we'd love for you to keep the conversation going here in our forum. Whatever you think is valuable to Bullitt VW will also be valuable to others. I work for Knight and I'm always sharing information in here about my job and my pay. That's what we do here. We try to provide education and information. It makes it harder when you guys keep jumping outside our parameters.

Joe S.'s Comment
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Joe S.'s Comment
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I stopped on my way by today this is what they gave me. Have to get CDL permit before applying, fill out application on line you spend one day in Carlisle DOT physical, Drug test, some paperwork. Then they send you to Phoenix ON YOUR DIME!! 3weeks classroom pay you $425 a week then 4 weeks OTR with trainer $500 a week. After classroom you take test then come back to Pa DMV gives you Pa. CDL. Then 4 weeks out, I was told by Trent Anderson " NO CONTRACT" to sign if after the 7-8 weeks its not for you walk away with a handshake no obligation to pay anything back. Probation first 30000 miles solo then you can have passenger/pet your on your on. They pay higher per mile shorter runs figure more in/out of truck more backing rather then just straight miles no B.S. Told me most people that leave is because of pay, they pay middle of the road others pay higher but they their own perks didn't really get into that to much. Trent was very nice open upfront no pressure he knows my first name that's it no email phone number nothing.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

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.

Joe S.'s Comment
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If this should be posted somewhere else please do I dont know how.

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