My Carter Express Adventure

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BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Oh boy, slow down and breathe. Senior is right this is just a minor mixup and your already correcting. Don’t freak out. Also they should have sent you a suggested list of things to take with you. Don’t overpack.

You're absolutely right PJ. Getting my head blown for no good reason at all. I should definitely relax this whole week because (hopefully) in the next few weeks I'll be very busy. And yeah they told me to bring just clothing, laundry & hygiene products. My enormous mind decided to bring my whole house.

PackRat's Comment
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Still ready to go tomorrow?

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Still ready to go tomorrow?

I completely wish PackRat. But I guess my big mouth got me in trouble...AGAIN. What I mean by that is. Last Monday after I talked with my recruiter. I told my husband that I would need funds to pay for my CDL on Wednesday (last Wednesday). Boom my counselor who helped pay for my schooling emailed me the very next day. She congratulates me and told me that she can also help me with paying for my CDL (I mention to her that the company required a cdl to train). I WAS BEYOND HAPPY!! Alot of times,I hate to have my husband fork over money to me after paying bills and paying for everyday essentials & just because (hate being spoiled alot of times). So getting the news that my counselor can help me with funds to get my CDL was amazing news. Called my recruiter that same day and told her that my counselor will help fund my CDL and that I'll be going to the DMV on Wednesday (or any other day last week),and will be ready this coming Monday. Told my husband he didn't have to worry about giving me the funds because my counselor has me covered. Waited and waited those days, than emailed her,she then tells me that she's still looking into it. Okaaayyy? Friday came and decided to let my husband know (even through he already knew what I was coming to him about),he told me he will have it next week. Made an appointment for Wednesday this time and called my recruiter. She told me it was perfectly fine matter of fact she threw in some laughs which help light the mood alot. She gave me a date for October 13th. I take this as "things happen for a reason" and at the end of the day I'm still excited and bombastic about starting this new amazing career. Wish me AAAAALLLLLOOOTTTTT of luck y'all. Definitely gonna need it because I think I have some usual luck. SERIOUSLY!!

P.S: Hubby decided to throw a huge BBQ party next Friday. So some rainbow after this tornado storm of mines.

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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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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FYI; don’t eat any gummies at that party. Someone else posted here that they tested positive because a “friend” put some cannabis laced gummies in as a going away “gift.”

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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FYI; don’t eat any gummies at that party. Someone else posted here that they tested positive because a “friend” put some cannabis laced gummies in as a going away “gift.”

Gummies laced with cannabis!!!! Wow,thanks for the heads up Steve!! And I should say that I'm extremely sorry for this person. Hate his/her career ended because a friend wanted to do such a thing. That's not a friend at all. And could you make a police report for such a thing?

Steve L.'s Comment
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I really don’t know about the police report. Apparently the Driver didn’t find out until he got pulled for a random test and BOOM!

My friends sorta thought I was nuts and there was no party. I guess I should be grateful.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Bubbles, ya know i care aboutcha, woman.

These 'hubby' setbacks are setting back my brain. YES, i wish you success. YET, I still stick by my thoughts in the 'HAHA' thread, in the diaries.

He should have been prepared to 'back you up' if a back up plan were necessary, IMHO. What HAPPENS when you ARE .. um... OTR , and your BOL's didn't get transflo'd the proper week??? Can he pad your account with money for food???

There were times back in '03 when my hubby got re'certified, and I was pregnant, working at Bob Evans...and had to bounce HIM money..he having just started with a new company (Transport America) because what they 'said' they would pay him (Comdata card?!?) didn't happen... but for a week later. Here's my point. COUNT ON YOUR OWN coin purse (and your mans!) and look at the others as just a few 'freebies' or 'gimmes...' for the ride.

Just my 2cents; wish you well. Pad your preparedness in MANY ways, m'lady!

Anne .. :)

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.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Bubbles, ya know i care aboutcha, woman.

These 'hubby' setbacks are setting back my brain. YES, i wish you success. YET, I still stick by my thoughts in the 'HAHA' thread, in the diaries.

He should have been prepared to 'back you up' if a back up plan were necessary, IMHO. What HAPPENS when you ARE .. um... OTR , and your BOL's didn't get transflo'd the proper week??? Can he pad your account with money for food???

There were times back in '03 when my hubby got re'certified, and I was pregnant, working at Bob Evans...and had to bounce HIM money..he having just started with a new company (Transport America) because what they 'said' they would pay him (Comdata card?!?) didn't happen... but for a week later. Here's my point. COUNT ON YOUR OWN coin purse (and your mans!) and look at the others as just a few 'freebies' or 'gimmes...' for the ride.

Just my 2cents; wish you well. Pad your preparedness in MANY ways, m'lady!

Anne .. :)

Heeeeyyyy Anne😃😃😃😃!!!! Yeah that whole entire week went down hill. And yeah,I think it's my fault. I know a husband & wife is supposed to be a team. But sometimes (alot) I just don't want things handed to me. We're both hard workers but after the pandemic,things went down hill. I didn't have my job anymore and I had to (gulp) ask the hubby for so much. He would tell me all the time that we're a team and supposed to support each other no matter what even if it breaks bone. But my attitude has been as stubborn as an old fancy poodle with her nose in the air. But I've calmed down and came to terms that,the one you decided to spend the rest of your life with,is here for multiple reasons. One reason is support. Pride is definitely a horrible thing,which I'm definitely letting go. (And I'm getting kinda off topic...AGAIN). But yeah. Still sorting it out for sure Anne haha.

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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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Bubbles, ya know i care aboutcha, woman.

These 'hubby' setbacks are setting back my brain. YES, i wish you success. YET, I still stick by my thoughts in the 'HAHA' thread, in the diaries.

He should have been prepared to 'back you up' if a back up plan were necessary, IMHO. What HAPPENS when you ARE .. um... OTR , and your BOL's didn't get transflo'd the proper week??? Can he pad your account with money for food???

There were times back in '03 when my hubby got re'certified, and I was pregnant, working at Bob Evans...and had to bounce HIM money..he having just started with a new company (Transport America) because what they 'said' they would pay him (Comdata card?!?) didn't happen... but for a week later. Here's my point. COUNT ON YOUR OWN coin purse (and your mans!) and look at the others as just a few 'freebies' or 'gimmes...' for the ride.

Just my 2cents; wish you well. Pad your preparedness in MANY ways, m'lady!

Anne .. :)

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Heeeeyyyy Anne😃😃😃😃!!!! Yeah that whole entire week went down hill. And yeah,I think it's my fault. I know a husband & wife is supposed to be a team. But sometimes (alot) I just don't want things handed to me. We're both hard workers but after the pandemic,things went down hill. I didn't have my job anymore and I had to (gulp) ask the hubby for so much. He would tell me all the time that we're a team and supposed to support each other no matter what even if it breaks bone. But my attitude has been as stubborn as an old fancy poodle with her nose in the air. But I've calmed down and came to terms that,the one you decided to spend the rest of your life with,is here for multiple reasons. One reason is support. Pride is definitely a horrible thing,which I'm definitely letting go. (And I'm getting kinda off topic...AGAIN). But yeah. Still sorting it out for sure Anne haha.

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Any updates, Bubbles ?!?!? Hope this finds you well, and heading to Carter SOON ~!!!!

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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.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Bubbles, ya know i care aboutcha, woman.

These 'hubby' setbacks are setting back my brain. YES, i wish you success. YET, I still stick by my thoughts in the 'HAHA' thread, in the diaries.

He should have been prepared to 'back you up' if a back up plan were necessary, IMHO. What HAPPENS when you ARE .. um... OTR , and your BOL's didn't get transflo'd the proper week??? Can he pad your account with money for food???

There were times back in '03 when my hubby got re'certified, and I was pregnant, working at Bob Evans...and had to bounce HIM money..he having just started with a new company (Transport America) because what they 'said' they would pay him (Comdata card?!?) didn't happen... but for a week later. Here's my point. COUNT ON YOUR OWN coin purse (and your mans!) and look at the others as just a few 'freebies' or 'gimmes...' for the ride.

Just my 2cents; wish you well. Pad your preparedness in MANY ways, m'lady!

Anne .. :)

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Heeeeyyyy Anne😃😃😃😃!!!! Yeah that whole entire week went down hill. And yeah,I think it's my fault. I know a husband & wife is supposed to be a team. But sometimes (alot) I just don't want things handed to me. We're both hard workers but after the pandemic,things went down hill. I didn't have my job anymore and I had to (gulp) ask the hubby for so much. He would tell me all the time that we're a team and supposed to support each other no matter what even if it breaks bone. But my attitude has been as stubborn as an old fancy poodle with her nose in the air. But I've calmed down and came to terms that,the one you decided to spend the rest of your life with,is here for multiple reasons. One reason is support. Pride is definitely a horrible thing,which I'm definitely letting go. (And I'm getting kinda off topic...AGAIN). But yeah. Still sorting it out for sure Anne haha.

rofl-3.gifthank-you.gif

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Any updates, Bubbles ?!?!? Hope this finds you well, and heading to Carter SOON ~!!!!

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Hi Anne. And yes,just got the paper copy of my CDL. I'm beyond excited for Monday. Just got off the phone with my recruiter and she setting up a rental for me. Told me she will call me back to make sure I received the rental information and where it's located for me to pick it up. So yeah,just waiting on a phone call and email from her :). Will definitely keep you posted!!

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.

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