I Finally Got A Job! 😅

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TruckingMama's Comment
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Hey y’all, I know I’ve not been on here much lately but for very good reason! I have been in orientation and training for System Transport! This company is amazing and treats their employees so great, no lie. The driver manager pushed to get me in a certain area here in Utah this weekend so I could spend my daughter’s birthday with her since I’ve not seen my babies for a few weeks. Paul (pianoman) posted a little bit about the training as he is the one training me. This is flatbed and I genuinely enjoy this job. I love the challenges and overcoming them. I am actually a really good driver, but really struggle with backing as many of you probably already know from previous posts when I was in CDL school lol But anyways just wanted to update y’all on my progress! Still very thankful for all the advice I’ve gotten from you guys and just a quick shoutout about this forum in general… I’m on other trucking forums and I’ll just be straight forward about it… they suck and are full of disrespectful people and women taking and posting very sexual pictures of themselves in or on their rigs… which I feel like ruins it for women such as myself who don’t want to sexualize women in this industry but that’s just my opinion and thoughts on that so honestly this is THE BEST forum I’ve been on and it’s not full of super truckers, the advice is so helpful and the posts are actually related to trucking! I love this forum and how everyone is on here! I’ll post pictures and updates when I can, and thank you again for everyone’s advice! And especially a HUGE shoutout to my boyfriend, Paul, (Pianoman) for training me and being such a great support through this entire process 😘

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.

Driver Manager:

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.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Hey y’all, I know I’ve not been on here much lately but for very good reason! I have been in orientation and training for System Transport! This company is amazing and treats their employees so great, no lie. The driver manager pushed to get me in a certain area here in Utah this weekend so I could spend my daughter’s birthday with her since I’ve not seen my babies for a few weeks. Paul (pianoman) posted a little bit about the training as he is the one training me. This is flatbed and I genuinely enjoy this job. I love the challenges and overcoming them. I am actually a really good driver, but really struggle with backing as many of you probably already know from previous posts when I was in CDL school lol But anyways just wanted to update y’all on my progress! Still very thankful for all the advice I’ve gotten from you guys and just a quick shoutout about this forum in general… I’m on other trucking forums and I’ll just be straight forward about it… they suck and are full of disrespectful people and women taking and posting very sexual pictures of themselves in or on their rigs… which I feel like ruins it for women such as myself who don’t want to sexualize women in this industry but that’s just my opinion and thoughts on that so honestly this is THE BEST forum I’ve been on and it’s not full of super truckers, the advice is so helpful and the posts are actually related to trucking! I love this forum and how everyone is on here! I’ll post pictures and updates when I can, and thank you again for everyone’s advice! And especially a HUGE shoutout to my boyfriend, Paul, (Pianoman) for training me and being such a great support through this entire process 😘

Big Congrats, Shantiwa!!!

We kinda heard that from Paul; some of us knew you were a 'duo' even before he posted, hahaha! I actually was thinking about 'asking you' in your other thread, why don't you just ask HIM to train you, LoL ! (Then, I thought better of it, .. oops!)

Be weary of those other forums, m'lady. The guys over at TTR have 'one' agenda, and it's never in the 'newbie's' (or the female's) favor. I know a few of those blokes; as Tom is/was a member for a bit.

I'll be looking forward to pictures, as soon as you can; and wish you well going forward. If you ever need to vent, 'female style' ... Paul has our contact information.

Quick question; are you an 'official' employee and getting paid in training already, then?!? If so, that's AWESOME! So many questions, haha... but I'll keep it simple for now, with just a huge,

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You remind me a LOT of me; 25 years ago. Back then, I probably WOULD HAVE taken on flatbed, haha! Thirty years ago, I was hauling boat propellers, shafts, and zincs all over Florida, hotshot.. in a 3/4 ton Chevy, 3 on the tree, with a 28' trailer; in and out of ports, too!

You got this, girl. Listen and learn. I'm following!!

~ Anne ~

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.

Driver Manager:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Awesome news! Congratulations Shantiwa! Paul is a pro; you are in good hands.

Rustybone Rambler's Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Congratulations! dancing-banana.gif

TCB's Comment
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Congrats!! Enjoy your daughter’s birthday.

TwoSides11's Comment
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Congrats! Cool, another skateboarder to the group!!!

Pianoman's Comment
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Congrats!! Funny how things worked out but glad you were able to get going and that I get to train you 😁

TruckingMama's Comment
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Thank you so much Anne! I didn’t think I could do the flatbed gig but I honestly love it!!! I was officially hired after passing the very demanding physical tests and the road and classroom tests in Spokane over a week ago, this company is a great company and specifically the Denver fleet is the top Fleet to be on so I’m excited for my future!

Paul is a great teacher, we’re butting heads a lot but finding out that we really need to focus on creating whatever alone time or space from each other each day to get through the training process lol Our struggle right now is that I’m struggling to learn backing and he’s struggling to know how to teach me 😂😅 He’s great at this though, a very safe and trustworthy teacher and I wouldn’t want it any other way! I’ll get your info from him! It would be nice to vent to another woman, I’m thinking I’ll just leave those other groups because it’s really not about trucking which is very unfortunate.. I’m definitely not in this industry, busting my back throwing 100lbs tarps over my head just to be treated like my only place in this industry is to look good for the guys.. I’ve got more respect for myself than that and I’m really just focused on providing for my babies anyways.

Thank you for the support!!

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Hey y’all, I know I’ve not been on here much lately but for very good reason! I have been in orientation and training for System Transport! This company is amazing and treats their employees so great, no lie. The driver manager pushed to get me in a certain area here in Utah this weekend so I could spend my daughter’s birthday with her since I’ve not seen my babies for a few weeks. Paul (pianoman) posted a little bit about the training as he is the one training me. This is flatbed and I genuinely enjoy this job. I love the challenges and overcoming them. I am actually a really good driver, but really struggle with backing as many of you probably already know from previous posts when I was in CDL school lol But anyways just wanted to update y’all on my progress! Still very thankful for all the advice I’ve gotten from you guys and just a quick shoutout about this forum in general… I’m on other trucking forums and I’ll just be straight forward about it… they suck and are full of disrespectful people and women taking and posting very sexual pictures of themselves in or on their rigs… which I feel like ruins it for women such as myself who don’t want to sexualize women in this industry but that’s just my opinion and thoughts on that so honestly this is THE BEST forum I’ve been on and it’s not full of super truckers, the advice is so helpful and the posts are actually related to trucking! I love this forum and how everyone is on here! I’ll post pictures and updates when I can, and thank you again for everyone’s advice! And especially a HUGE shoutout to my boyfriend, Paul, (Pianoman) for training me and being such a great support through this entire process 😘

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Big Congrats, Shantiwa!!!

We kinda heard that from Paul; some of us knew you were a 'duo' even before he posted, hahaha! I actually was thinking about 'asking you' in your other thread, why don't you just ask HIM to train you, LoL ! (Then, I thought better of it, .. oops!)

Be weary of those other forums, m'lady. The guys over at TTR have 'one' agenda, and it's never in the 'newbie's' (or the female's) favor. I know a few of those blokes; as Tom is/was a member for a bit.

I'll be looking forward to pictures, as soon as you can; and wish you well going forward. If you ever need to vent, 'female style' ... Paul has our contact information.

Quick question; are you an 'official' employee and getting paid in training already, then?!? If so, that's AWESOME! So many questions, haha... but I'll keep it simple for now, with just a huge,

0732716001646597405.jpg

You remind me a LOT of me; 25 years ago. Back then, I probably WOULD HAVE taken on flatbed, haha! Thirty years ago, I was hauling boat propellers, shafts, and zincs all over Florida, hotshot.. in a 3/4 ton Chevy, 3 on the tree, with a 28' trailer; in and out of ports, too!

You got this, girl. Listen and learn. I'm following!!

~ Anne ~

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.

Driver Manager:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

TruckingMama's Comment
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Thank you! And yes, Paul is a great trainer, thank you for the advice on his post earlier about the backing… as you already know.. it’s something I struggle with in general so I feel bad for posing a difficult situation for Paul 😬

Awesome news! Congratulations Shantiwa! Paul is a pro; you are in good hands.

TruckingMama's Comment
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Thank you! I’m super excited about starting in this industry, can’t wait to get my career going!

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