Dont Get Speeding Tickets If You Want To Get Hired Easily.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Davy,

Don't give up on a two-wheeled life. If you're like me (and you are) you will not be able to get it out of your system. What I did was change perspectives on The Ride. Instead of dragging knees around Angeles Crest Hwy, I switched to a slower, more contemplative type of riding and exploring on my DR650 and Electra Glide. Maybe it's just age, but I don't feel like I've lost anything; I think I'm enjoying motorcycling more than ever. Instead of fearing the po-po around every corner I now wave to them on the way by. Face it, if you're stressed about The Ride what's the fun in it?

Definitely not giving up. I rode enduro, trail and hair scrambles for a long time. Ive road raced for 10 years. I will still ride, Just on a track only. Its a controlled environment, I can go as fast as i want to in a very safe place, with paramedics no more than 1 to 2 minutes away, never have to worry about a speeding ticket, cars coming into my lane, some idiot texting, oil, gravel and abhorrible road conditions. I have an airbag suit that is extremely safe and too heavy for the street. Ill keep racing and doing track days for my two wheeled adrenaline fix and my speed fix.

One way or another, Ill get into the trucking industry in as safe and intelligent manner as possible for me. Where there is a will there is a way, and there is no failure except in no longer trying. Im not waiting a few years for my tickets to drop. I know the risks of going to school self funded and am prepared to accept those risks. I do believe I can make it work with Western Express. As I said though, Ill keep beating down doors til I get the answer I want.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auggie69's Comment
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Damn those tickets. Well, actually damn the choice I made to speed so much. Swift, Prime, Knight, Schneider, Stevens All have been a no go. They cant determine if the violations were 15 over or not. The original citations were plead down to a range 10-19 over. 3 tickets in 2 years. I was able to have some very good luck and skill in the courts resulting in pleading down the original alleged speed to a much much much....much lower number in some cases. So providing the actual ticket speed wouldn't help either, in fact it would harm my cause.

So, I can do school self pay upfront, Western said "We don't care how many tickets you got and how fast they were, as long as it was before you had a CDL". Sounds like a winner to me.

Any other speed demons out there had trouble with leadfootism that lead to difficulty in getting hired?

Heading up the interstate in Orlando I was driving my 2006 GTO at about 85. These four crotch rockets passed me with no problem. Oh, they were all doing wheelies when they passed.

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  • 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.
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HOS:

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Xnihilo's Comment
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Heading up the interstate in Orlando I was driving my 2006 GTO at about 85. These four crotch rockets passed me with no problem. Oh, they were all doing wheelies when they passed.

Wuzzat you, Davy? embarrassed.gif

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Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Davy A.'s Comment
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Heading up the interstate in Orlando I was driving my 2006 GTO at about 85. These four crotch rockets passed me with no problem. Oh, they were all doing wheelies when they passed.

Wuzzat you, Davy? embarrassed.gif

LoL. No, we call those guys squids or coffins in training. they usually ride without much gear, have bald tires and generally ride like crap. We actually spend a lot of effort to get kids out of the canyons and onto the tracks. We have a program that allows them to use their bike, get training from pros and go through the whole process, from tech inspection to gridding to racing safety and lines and at the end of the day, they get to do an actual race with their classmates, all for 150 bucks. Its been a successful program. Ive seen 4 to 5 fatalities a month out here in the canyons, most are from rider error.

All my recent tickets are from the damn Stingray. I only rode my R1 a total of 14 miles on the street last summer lol.

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Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Keith A.'s Comment
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Heading up the interstate in Orlando I was driving my 2006 GTO at about 85. These four crotch rockets passed me with no problem. Oh, they were all doing wheelies when they passed.

Wuzzat you, Davy? embarrassed.gif

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LoL. No, we call those guys squids or coffins in training. they usually ride without much gear, have bald tires and generally ride like crap. We actually spend a lot of effort to get kids out of the canyons and onto the tracks. We have a program that allows them to use their bike, get training from pros and go through the whole process, from tech inspection to gridding to racing safety and lines and at the end of the day, they get to do an actual race with their classmates, all for 150 bucks. Its been a successful program. Ive seen 4 to 5 fatalities a month out here in the canyons, most are from rider error.

All my recent tickets are from the damn Stingray. I only rode my R1 a total of 14 miles on the street last summer lol.

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It occurs to me I've probably seen you slipping around Denver before, whether I knew it then or not xD

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Oz's Comment
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I think they are referred to as squid because that's kind of what they resemble after meeting the pavement w/o proper gear. Seen my share of their rear tires up close. Seems 90% of the time only the median section of the rubber is worn down giving the tire a square appearance. Fun fact: a group of squid is called a squad. Had to give up both my 'cycles to start this career. Not looking back though as I've never been more satisfied with life.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Huh, Turns out Prime didnt say no, infact they said yes. Got approval email and call from the recruiter yesterday.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Huh, Turns out Prime didnt say no, infact they said yes. Got approval email and call from the recruiter yesterday.

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