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Optical's Comment
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So, woke up today to about 7 phone calls from various companies. Talked with most of them and the 2 that I'm still talking with are Dutch Maid and Knight. Still se more to hear back from, but today's been a busy day so far.

Also found out that I am eligible fore rehire with CRST, so going to look at that possibility if not for anything else than to fulfill my contract.

I'll keep this thread updated with how things progress.

Optical's Comment
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Hey guys,

So I am supposed to leave tomorrow evening to head to orientation with Dutch Maid. Nervous as all get out...only because I'm expecting a call or an email pulling the offer. They know about everything that's happened so...I SHOULDN'T be nervous...but I am non-the-less.

Plan is to be with them and learn everything I can for the next 3 years or so...then see where my career takes me. Maybe another shot at OTR , maybe home for a local gig....we'll see when the time comes.

Thank you Anne for shooting me the name.

Here's hoping by this time next week I'm back behind the wheel.

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.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats on getting on with Dutch Maid. I’ve followed along this thread quietly. Take this entire experience to heart. Never forget what you have experienced throughout it. You have gotten really lucky here. I can’t offer an explanation why crst seperated you without you seeming to know about it, but saying you quit instead of being terminated is hugh. Work out something with them asap to pay off your contract.

Keep your nose clean for 3 years and all this will just be a war story.

Flip side is if you mess up again it may end your career in trucking. Be careful and mindful of your moves.

Look forward to hearing your success at dutch maid.

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.

Don's Comment
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Congrats on the Dutch Maid gig. I hope this experience has taught you a lesson about repercussions from very poor decisions. Good luck with Dutch Maid, drive with a safety-first mindset and you will be fine.

Don's Comment
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Yeah, if he hadn't gotten the Dutch Maid gig, we could use another driver for those *&$# daily Campbell's runs!

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Welp....just received an email from CFI pulling my job offer due to the accident being marked as preventable. Back to blanketing out applications to see about getting back behind the wheel somewhere.

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Super sorry to hear, Op. Dang.

Have you looked into Dutch Maid Logistics, in Willard? I don't remember where you are in Ohio ... but they gave Marc Lee a 4th chance, after SNI, JBH, and Veriha....unfortunately he had a mishap driving.

Worth a try!

LMK....

~ Anne ~

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I'm in Columbus, and no I didn't but just put an app in, thank you.

I've spent the last 4hrs scrolling through Google and putting applications into different companies.

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That might work for you. Dutch Maid LOVES Buckeyes...central to their operations.

Wonder if my husband's company would look at you?!?!?

Would you be comfortable w/'regional'/intrastate? Daycab .. bumping docks, drop/hook? How much exp. do you have, again?

Contact info in my bio.. jsyk.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey guys,

So I am supposed to leave tomorrow evening to head to orientation with Dutch Maid. Nervous as all get out...only because I'm expecting a call or an email pulling the offer. They know about everything that's happened so...I SHOULDN'T be nervous...but I am non-the-less.

Plan is to be with them and learn everything I can for the next 3 years or so...then see where my career takes me. Maybe another shot at OTR , maybe home for a local gig....we'll see when the time comes.

Thank you Anne for shooting me the name.

Here's hoping by this time next week I'm back behind the wheel.

You're WELCOME, good sir~!! Happy for ya! (Start a diary, perhaps ?!? :) )

Yeah, if he hadn't gotten the Dutch Maid gig, we could use another driver for those *&$# daily Campbell's runs!

I know, right? I tried, haha~!!!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Optical's Comment
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A bit of necro'ing the thread...but should be final update.

Finished up orientation and will be heading out with my trainer this weekend. Also got my payment plan with CRST setup. Super excited to get back out on the road and behind the wheel again.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations!

Please keep us updated on how things are going. We are thrilled you found employment. Your situation was a mess. Having your trainer advise you to do a U-turn was really messed up. I'm glad you got the payment plan worked out too. You're making all the right moves now. Keep it up Optical.

Optical's Comment
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Congratulations!

Please keep us updated on how things are going. We are thrilled you found employment. Your situation was a mess. Having your trainer advise you to do a U-turn was really messed up. I'm glad you got the payment plan worked out too. You're making all the right moves now. Keep it up Optical.

Thank you. Thinking back on it...there were a LOT of things that I feel my old trainer did and had me do that I feel just wasn't right, but at the time I didn't know any better and didn't think to ask about. I know better now and have a better grasp on what I SHOULD be learning.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Congratulations!

Please keep us updated on how things are going. We are thrilled you found employment. Your situation was a mess. Having your trainer advise you to do a U-turn was really messed up. I'm glad you got the payment plan worked out too. You're making all the right moves now. Keep it up Optical.

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Thank you. Thinking back on it...there were a LOT of things that I feel my old trainer did and had me do that I feel just wasn't right, but at the time I didn't know any better and didn't think to ask about. I know better now and have a better grasp on what I SHOULD be learning.

Hay you . . . how goes it???? Got a minute to let the group (me?) know ?!?!?

Hope all is well, good sir.

~ Anne ~

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