Female Student Needs Honest Opinions

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by lilsister, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. doored88

    doored88 Light Load Member

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    well iam starting in 21st with swift i have my cdl already but i need to learn how to drive 10 speed i tested with an automatic at the dmv , so i rather go threw the school, how long do you have to wait for a truck after finishing anyone know?
     
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  3. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

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    Best of luck to you at swift. 10 spd is just like your 5 speed car, but with a extra few gears. All depends on the company how long you wait. Having an available trainer for you and getting one in your area are the two main issues.
     
  4. doored88

    doored88 Light Load Member

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    wow that sucks but oh well its worth it at the end iam going to the tenn school, and live in the kansas area, so hopefully not that long...thank you
     
  5. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

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    Actually been hearing good things about swift as of late. Seems like they are trying to get away from the bottom feeder tag. If you can , try to get on a dedicated account. More consistant miles and better pay.
     
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  6. Onetruckpony

    Onetruckpony Medium Load Member

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    Way to go lilsis!
    Local jobs are just a bit harder to get than OTR...but having just mastered driving a truck you now know YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!

    Go get em girl :D
     
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  7. lilsister

    lilsister Bobtail Member

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    Thank you Pony! I am finding that out about the local jobs, but that's ok. I'm willing to go OTR! I think that's probably the best way to gain the most diverse experience. Either or, I'll be grateful to be driving and working!!! I wil try to update as soon as I get on with someone. I just want to say thank you to everyone!! Y'all have been so encouraging and welcoming!! Happy to be a part of this community!!
     
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  8. BlackLions

    BlackLions Road Train Member

    Look around on Craigslist...

    Fill out about 50-80 apps and hope for the best... :)

    When I started I got on a dedicated schneider account, saw my house few times a week and was home on the weekends. I knew what my paycheck would be every week, +/- $50.


    Good luck to ya ;)
     
  9. lonewolf262

    lonewolf262 Light Load Member

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    Just say No! to Craigslist. Go get a job with a Common Carrier/Training Co.(Swift, Stevens,Werner, TMC...) get your 2-3 years clean driving record in order, by then you will know if you want to keep driving. Most of the Big Fleets don't give a darn about your home time....and thats a fact.

    Local Trucking companies get you home more often, but pay less. OTR drivers average 3000 miles per week...at 39CPM (plus 5 years exp) cents per mile that's decent pay. Out 3 to 4 weeks per month.

    Go pound some concrete, and be safe....
     
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  10. monkeypuncher

    monkeypuncher Medium Load Member

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    It has been my experience that female students pick up shifting faster than male students. They just seem to have better rhythm and foot coordination. You will be shifting in no time.
     
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  11. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    women are better drivers...(here we go) because we pay more attention and dont have something to prove or someone to impress.....


    fire away.....


    unless of course you are one of the women that puts makeup on driving down the road....LOL
     
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