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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I served in the Air Force, and in the Army.

What other branches did you serve in?

He hasn't yet... He's a wannabe Air Force pilot going to be pretty close to the max age allowed to be a pilot.

Laura

Victor C. II's Comment
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Yes Mam your right. They say after 33 you can get waivers till 35 and up. 39 is the cut off age for being an officer in the Airforce when you commision but not exactly for being a pilot. Pray I stay healthy if you would. I have a few health scares. Here at Melton they want you to take a icare/PHA screening so I am hopping I am good. Nervous.

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I served in the Air Force, and in the Army.

What other branches did you serve in?

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He hasn't yet... He's a wannabe Air Force pilot going to be pretty close to the max age allowed to be a pilot.

Laura

Victor C. II's Comment
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Now thats news to me cause they changed a ton of things in the last year but your probably right. Now its like 52 cpm for inexperienced and for those who have driven before it is like 53 cpm for 10+ months of driving. They pay more for TWIC card loads.

If you’re going to continue with your non-stop promotion of Melton Truck lines, please also mention they do not offer paid training so people aren’t mislead. The OP specifically mention pursuing paid training. I believe Melton only hires trucking school graduates or experienced people. They don’t have a paid training program to obtain a CDL.

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Wow thats quite the journey, thanks for serving! Melton Truck Lines is a great choice! I plan on becoming an officer in the Airforce and already taking steps towards that😊

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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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Pray I stay healthy if you would. I have a few health scares. Here at Melton they want you to take a icare/PHA screening so I am hopping I am good. Nervous.

What is that? I went from active duty into the VA system, so I'm not familiar with civilian medical terms.

Oh and Mam is Ma'am 😉 I was enlisted....had no desire to be an Occifer in the Air Force.

Laura

Bill M.'s Comment
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The question "what other branches did you serve in" was his question to me that I quoted, I thought. lol

Victor C. II's Comment
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Yes I was wondering what other branches you served in before you got out? My Grandfather was in the Airforce and the other in the Army, an Uncle in the Marines, a few cousins in the marines, Coast Gaurd and National Guard, one Uncle in the Navy.

The question "what other branches did you serve in" was his question to me that I quoted, I thought. lol

Victor C. II's Comment
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Icare/PHA screening is a screening that Melton wants us to take in order to know we are healthy and to lower the cost of health insurance. Suppost to tell us whether we have like cancer or a disorder that is affecting us. Pretty comprehensive.

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Pray I stay healthy if you would. I have a few health scares. Here at Melton they want you to take a icare/PHA screening so I am hopping I am good. Nervous.

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What is that? I went from active duty into the VA system, so I'm not familiar with civilian medical terms.

Oh and Mam is Ma'am 😉 I was enlisted....had no desire to be an Occifer in the Air Force.

Laura

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