Starting out for rookies

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by MACK E-6, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Sabresfan87

    Sabresfan87 Bobtail Member

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    I got my cdl b when i was 19 thought it was easy to drive a truck well needles to say i have 2 accidents back to back in march 08 i rear ended car minimul dmage and april 08 i took out a utility pole... Since than ive driven dump truck and than got my cdl a i got about 2 months of safe driving with a 48ft spread axle... Ive applied to most flatbed companies and i keep getting turned down .. Think anyone could give anymore companies to me so i can apply ? Thanks
     
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    You must not be OTR if you've never had one knock on your door! If you're from AR just go to the Petro in LR, and walk around the back, it usually gets pretty crowded there at night. I had to park in the back once, had one jump from the truck on my left to the truck on my right and vice versa. Hell, I had to park outside the TA in Dallas, the lot was full there and at the J, I had 2 knock on my door! I didn't have my lights on or anything else, lizard called me an arse for yelling at her after she woke me up! LOL! It would be nice if we got rid of this problem, half of these women are little girls (which makes all the truck drivers accepting services, pedophiles!!)!
     
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    My husband has always wanted to truck and needs a change from his current career. He thinks that he is too old to start anything new. He is currently in a career that he walks alot so he is in pretty good shape for 51. Any advice is appreciated!
     
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    Well I'm fresh outta school and have my license with every endorsement possible now I'm just waiting to get on with a company I need to go to work got bills and mortgage to pay u know this one company can't take me right now cause they don't have any female trainers available .........................help
     
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    Won't this also make it harder for a company to put BS reports on someones DAC? Could also make it harder for bogus accident claims be placed on lease purchase drivers?
     
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    51...heck he still has 20 years or more left on the odometer! Back in 1997 when I went through driving school there were a few in their 50's. All did great and seemed to enjoy it.
     
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    i wish you the best but, 2 accidents less than 2 years is gonna be kinda hard at this point. you must not give up hope-- there is a place that will give you a chance. they might have to underwrite there own insurance. try western express.
     
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    depends on what company. i was at prime and they had a couple female trainers looking for students. if you can get hired by them-- i know a female trainer and i will put you in touch with her.
     
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    Hi, Prime said they would take me but they have no female trainers available at this time would you be so kind to get in touch with ur friend I need to start working and u know when u don't use ur skills u start to lose them especially after getting fresh outta school it would be greatly appreciated thanks
     
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    Hey this message is for meat 999 I'm looking for a female trainer from prime that's the hold-up with me so if you could get in touch with your friend that would be greatly appreciated. That's the only thing that is holding me up and u know being fresh outta school u need to train asap.:biggrin_25514:
     
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