1 Year+ Removed From CDL School

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Kerry L.'s Comment
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Kerry;

Any contact with DML? (Dutch Maid?) I'm almost sure they'd take you on.

Not sure how far you are from Ohio, nor exactly how much (if any) experience you have, but Garner (in Findlay, OH) is a heckuva company..been in the Top10 Fleets for 5 plus years. You might be too 'green' for them, but .. wouldn't hurt to try.

Same with MAST, here in Ohio.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Put your darn location in your profile; helps us help YOU better w/o searching old posts, LoL!

On DML, they have my application on hold just waiting for me to return to the US so that we may speak on the phone. I have no experience at all. I am in Dallas, TX, and my research has shown me that most companies are willing to hire out of this area, even if they don't have a terminal here because so much freight comes through this area. Even if a load isn't at it's final destination in this area, it's got plenty of places to transfer a load from one truck to another with several interstates/highways coming through the area. I will look into Garner. Thank you for all the information you have offered.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Interstate:

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

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.
Kerry L.'s Comment
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You mentioned Knight. They do a lot on a case by case basis, Depends on what the safety Dept decides, while at the same time, Each terminal has some say in decisions as well. I definitely would not classify them as a second chance company, if there is such a thing, but Ive had folks there really go to bat for me when I was trying to get hired on. It took some persistence and diligence on my part as well as cleaning up my tickets, but they were finally able to hire me, when several others would not. Might be worth a try there.

Thank you for that insight. Glad to know that persistence can pay off with Knight.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Kerry;

Any contact with DML? (Dutch Maid?) I'm almost sure they'd take you on.

Not sure how far you are from Ohio, nor exactly how much (if any) experience you have, but Garner (in Findlay, OH) is a heckuva company..been in the Top10 Fleets for 5 plus years. You might be too 'green' for them, but .. wouldn't hurt to try.

Same with MAST, here in Ohio.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Put your darn location in your profile; helps us help YOU better w/o searching old posts, LoL!

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Trying to see how to change profile info, and it seems to be eluding me. Maybe you can help me out with that?

Click on 'my profile' when you log in. . . . and just add or edit any fields! Easy peasy! :)

~ Anne ~

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.
Kerry L.'s Comment
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Kerry;

Any contact with DML? (Dutch Maid?) I'm almost sure they'd take you on.

Not sure how far you are from Ohio, nor exactly how much (if any) experience you have, but Garner (in Findlay, OH) is a heckuva company..been in the Top10 Fleets for 5 plus years. You might be too 'green' for them, but .. wouldn't hurt to try.

Same with MAST, here in Ohio.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Put your darn location in your profile; helps us help YOU better w/o searching old posts, LoL!

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Trying to see how to change profile info, and it seems to be eluding me. Maybe you can help me out with that?

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Click on 'my profile' when you log in. . . . and just add or edit any fields! Easy peasy! :)

~ Anne ~

When I click on "My Profile," it won't let me select the fields to change info. It's like I am seeing the same thing as anyone else's profile.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Try it one more time Kerry. Let us know how it goes. It should let you change it now.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Try it one more time Kerry. Let us know how it goes. It should let you change it now.

Still the same. I am not able to change anything in my profile.

Old School's Comment
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I put your location in there for you. I'm not sure why it was giving you fits. If you click on your highlighted name (associated with your avatar) in an open conversation, it should take you to your profile and there is a button for you to "update my profile." Is that how you were trying it? There are some reasons why you might not have been able to get it done, but I think we have that resolved.

Old School's Comment
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In trying to help you with that issue I realized you opened a new account just days ago. I'm not sure why you did that, but there was no reason you needed to do that. You started this conversation under one profile and then you switched to another as the conversation continued. You may be causing some of your own issues by doing stuff like that.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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In trying to help you with that issue I realized you opened a new account just days ago. I'm not sure why you did that, but there was no reason you needed to do that. You started this conversation under one profile and then you switched to another as the conversation continued. You may be causing some of your own issues by doing stuff like that.

I didn't realize that I switched profiles. I had an old profile using a different email address, but I couldn't remember the password and trying the forgot password thing didn't work. For that reason, I created a new profile.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Update: When I decided to give it another go at getting another trucking job, I made the plan to submit at least 30 applications. Well, I just counted the number I have submitted through the Driver Pulse app that I use... 42 (plus an application with Schneider through their website). If I am not able to secure a trucking job with one of those 43 companies, I promise to officially retire from trucking. As I mentioned before, I am currently outside the US,and not scheduled to return until the middle of next month. I am not able to call and follow up on applications because I can't make calls to US phone numbers. Once I land back in the US, I will start following up on applications. Hopefully not long after that I will have an update that I am headed to orientation somewhere. I won't really have anything more to post regarding my trucking job search until then, so this will be my last post regarding that topic until the middle of November.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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