Back From The TT Graveyard With The CULMINATION Of My Next Phase Of My Journey:

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millionmiler24's Comment
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I’m gonna try to keep it short here:

As of 0900 this morning I now have an apartment in Des Moines. I signed the lease this mornin. Finally after 5 LONG years being homeless after almost being murdered in Dallas, I am now back in the game. I HAVE WON!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulations. Glad to hear from you. What happened in Dallas or is that old news?

Old School's Comment
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Hello Millionmiler! It is great to hear from you!

Are you still driving? Fill us in with a few details.

When you say...

I’m gonna try to keep it short here:

You are serious about it. When an old friend pops in on us unexpectedly, we love to hear what's been going on. When you get the chance, fill us in on the details. Congratulations on the apartment! I know it means a lot to you.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Woohoo! It appears nothing can stop you from reaching your goals. Your story continues to be one of my favorites I've read on this forum. You've overcame obstacles and worked your butt off to land back on your feet, all while doing so at a company that people are so quick to trash talk online.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations on an apartment! That's a huge milestone after all you've endured.

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Seriously, what's with all the secret agent/man of mystery stuff? I have really enjoyed your posts and continuing contributions on here for the past several years, but you drive-by-post on here, then leave us all hanging for months wondering if you exist. Many of us wish you could stick around with us a bit more. Possible?

What happened with this latest, "almost murdered in Dallas" experience?

millionmiler24's Comment
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Regarding Dallas: That was the main event in my life that led me to becoming homeless before I found TT. Basically to sum it up as short as possible one of my former roommates was Bipolar and he had a manic episode and almost choked me to death. My other roommates saved my life that night. It’s been very difficult to talk about this. That’s one reason why I don’t post photos of myself online or post much on any social media forum. Hopefully y’all understand.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Congratulations. Glad to hear from you. What happened in Dallas or is that old news?

From my last response Big Scott, it is old news.

I’m so glad you are back with CFI and doin amazingly well. Keep up the legendary work.

Congratulations on an apartment! That's a huge milestone after all you've endured.

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Seriously, what's with all the secret agent/man of mystery stuff? I have really enjoyed your posts and continuing contributions on here for the past several years, but you drive-by-post on here, then leave us all hanging for months wondering if you exist. Many of us wish you could stick around with us a bit more. Possible?

What happened with this latest, "almost murdered in Dallas" experience?

I can try but can’t promise anything. I usually am WAY too busy when I’m over the road. Y’all have always said to be successful in this industry that you have to be a top performer, well this job is my TOP priority. I really only have time to myself when I am on LEGIT Hometime. Not to worry I still exist and won’t stop drivin trucks ever unless something happens to where I can’t anymore. The drive by posting is really when something that I deem noteworthy happens. That’s when I usually post. Nothing noteworthy or that I deem worthy of postin has happened until yesterday morning when I signed the lease on my apartment.

BTW PackRat how’s the new heart been treating you? Your saga about having to endure a transplant is way more amazing to me than anything I could ever endure. Much respect to you and your LEGENDARY courage.

Hello Millionmiler! It is great to hear from you!

Are you still driving? Fill us in with a few details.

When you say...

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I’m gonna try to keep it short here:

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You are serious about it. When an old friend pops in on us unexpectedly, we love to hear what's been going on. When you get the chance, fill us in on the details. Congratulations on the apartment! I know it means a lot to you.

OS, please forgive me for being blunt but I have to stay serious about my job to be the top performer y’all like havin here and even more so that I LOVE being. The fun in this job is gone to me. ALL I care about now is being serious and successful at this job. Don’t get me wrong I still love helping others. It’s still my mission in life but I’ve done that for 35 years now. It’s time I started taking care of myself because if I don’t take care of myself then I won’t be around anymore to help others which is something I can’t have. If I can’t serve this country by driving a truck then I have no purpose in life. Yes I’m still driving and I’m still with CRST but I no longer train. I am on a dedicated loop now with CRST that gives me consistent miles and income which helped me BIG time to obtain my apartment.

Btw OS how have you been doin? I read on here you have been sidelined due to a detached retina?! My God you sure are tougher than I am that’s for sure.

Woohoo! It appears nothing can stop you from reaching your goals. Your story continues to be one of my favorites I've read on this forum. You've overcame obstacles and worked your butt off to land back on your feet, all while doing so at a company that people are so quick to trash talk online.

My students trash talking CRST is one of the reasons I stopped training drivers on a permanent basis now. Also they kept pairing me with students that don’t speak English so it’s a wonder how they got around the FMCSA regulations and obtained a CDL when they can’t speak English. Rule #1 with me is if you want to codrive with me you MUST be able to read, write and speak FLUENT ENGLISH. If not I have no place for ya on my truck. I already have enough to deal with without a language barrier on top of everything else. CRST has been SUPER LEGENDARY to me. If it weren’t for y’all here and CRST I wouldn’t have what I have nor would I be as successful as I am. Y’all and CRST are like Johnny Gilbert and Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! Ken Jennings has done an amazing job hostin the show but he’s no Alex Trebek but he sure comes close. Also no one could ever replace Johnny Gilbert as announcer.

I think I’ve answered all of the above questions. If y’all need further clarification please let me know. Anyway I still love y’all and CRST and because I don’t post much anymore don’t mean I’m not thinking about y’all and lovin y’all and wishin y’all the VERY BEST. Y’all are all in my prayers every night.

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.

Over The Road:

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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MM... Dude... awesome you checked-in and updated us. Congratulations!!!

Don’t be a stranger... your story can definitely help the Newbies passing through.

Yours is one of top TT success stories. All the best MM!

millionmiler24's Comment
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MM... Dude... awesome you checked-in and updated us. Congratulations!!!

Don’t be a stranger... your story can definitely help the Newbies passing through.

Yours is one of top TT success stories. All the best MM!

Thanks G-Town. You are one of the reasons I’m where I’m at today. Without you helpin me wake up in CDL school I wouldn’t be here now. How has everything been for you? Are you still with Swift and doin Walmart Dedicated?

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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To see that you showed up and started a post.. brought tears to my eyes.

You are a legend, in MY mind.

If I could meet ONE person on TT... it'd be you. I've said that before.

Thank you for stopping in... that's HUGE.

CONTINUED success on your journey, man. You've impacted MANY people, many lives. You've put your time in training.. it's about YOU now!!

Kudos on the apartment, as well! You still got that 'hottie' of a truck, sitting out front ?!?!?!?

I'm in lala land, haha! So glad you stopped IN.

~ Anne ~

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