Got approved by Crete today.

Discussion in 'Crete' started by JediTrucker, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. cadillacdude1975

    cadillacdude1975 Road Train Member

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    i live in TN. maybe there will be one that lives here in chattanooga or somewhere close. that would be good. i just hope the one i get has a microwave and fridge. i dont need to be eating that ts garbage.

    im about to take off for knoxville and stay with my mom during the prequal stuff. i get to kill 2 birds with one stone there so that is great.

    good luck with the rest of your training. i dont have a laptop yet so what little i will post will be totally up to computer access. thanks for all your information, it has been really helpful. maybe we will cross paths one day at a terminal or at a fuel island and maybe grab a subway or something.

    take care. and PS........dont feel bad, my better half hates the fact i have to be gone for about a month, but we all know its a choice we have to make to make our personal lives better.

    keep on grabbin' those gears and keep it between the lines.



    -Rob
     
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  3. JediTrucker

    JediTrucker Light Load Member

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    Good luck, Cadillac, I'm sure you'll do fine. See ya around.
     
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  4. cadillacdude1975

    cadillacdude1975 Road Train Member

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    first day down, and the wait starts for the drug test results.

    the workwell went exactly as stated, was a piece of cake. i really dont think anyone would have a problem with that easy test. it took about an hour to complete. it was not timed or anything. BP was taken at the start, and the pulse was checked for a baseline then twice more during the test.

    i got to watch some videos and take a couple of tests, DOT physical and the road test etc. piece of cake. the knoxville yard is so small there was no where for the tractor and trailer connected to pull in the lot for a pre trip, so we decided to do it at the T/A after the road test.

    during the road test, there was a severe line of storms that moved in right as we were about to pull in to the T/A.so we went tothe trailer drop yard, and tried to wait for the storm to clear. so she says i know its hard to see out of the mirrors, so back it in best you can as long as we are clear. i backed it in, could not see crap. it was raining so hard and the lot was double packed, the trailer behind me, beside me and behind that one looked like one grey smudge mark in the sideways rain. the storm knocked down tree limbs all over.

    so we sat there, rain still coming down. so she had me do the pre trip from inside the cab, pointing at the location of each item while naming it off and what i would be checking and why. i dont blame her. it was not smart to be out around a bunch of trailers in the middle of a bad thunderstorm.

    i have a little more paperwork to do tomorrow, and a hazmat vid and test. took a reefer test today. watched some videos with some bored drivers on the new cummins carbon cleaning system and how it works, then some dr. phil LOL

    so far, so good. had a great chinese lunch. got the mega plate that had beef, pork, crab, shrimp, scallops, rice, that bland noodle soup etc.

    will updATE more when i can.
     
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  5. cadillacdude1975

    cadillacdude1975 Road Train Member

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    more paperwork yesterday. i might leave today. depends on where the trainer is and how fast the drug test results are returned.
     
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  6. JediTrucker

    JediTrucker Light Load Member

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    Glad to hear pre-qual went well, Cadillac, I'm sure you're out with your trainer now - at least I'd hope you are by now. Good luck during those 8 weeks.

    Small update for now. Left the laptop at home and got a new Droid phone. While its not terrible to type on, it sure as hell isnt quite as nice as using a regular keyboard.

    Still getting along with my trainer just fine, after 4 weeks in. It can be challenging at times, sharing such a small space 24/7, but it's all good, only 4 more weeks.

    After a couple of great weeks, the last week and a half has been somewhat slow. Just been bouncing around between PA, Ohio, and Indiana it seems. Finally broke that trend with a load from Grand Rapids,Mi to Atlanta, although we've got way too much time for this load and.are unable to t-call or reschedule. Not an issue for me yet as I continue to get my scant 500 bucks a week no matter what, but the situation definitely has my trainer fired up. The fact that the trailer we picked up had 2 flats didn't help matters either - it was good to see how to deal with the.breakdown department though.

    Driving just fine, backing well, but still need tweaking and everything else is gravy. Trainer still doing what little trip planning and paperwork there is, mostly because its habit and he forgets that I should be doing it, but that stuff is easy to pick up, most important thing is practicing driving and backing.

    That's it for now, I'll share some more possibly next week. Oh, I did get to see a Werner driver back right into an O/O's Volvo last night, that was fun.
     
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  7. Roadliner

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    I go to be processed on Monday (in Texas). They send you out with your trainer for 8 weeks first and then (for me anyway) drop you in Lincoln Nebraska where you go through 2 days of orientation. At the end of that they give you your truck and I would assume a load hedding back home.
     
  8. Roadliner

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    I am just starting with Crete also. They are sending me with my trainer for 8 weeks first. Then dropping me off in Lincoln NB where I go through 2 days of orientation. At the end of that they give me my truck and I would assume a load hedding towards home. You should have gotten the fingerprint info from the DOT. You have to have them to be processed for hazmat.
     
  9. NYROADIE

    NYROADIE Heavy Load Member

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    Crete's a good company and I'm glad to see so many new guys coming on board! I'm new here on this site but been with Crete for about 4 years now and that's saying something!! I once worked a job for two hours went on break and kept walking:biggrin_2559: That's not happening here, They do have the usual driver's that do nothing but whine and moan and they seem to hang out at the terminals, AVOID THEM poor morale is contagious. Keep a positive attitude And a clean (read legal) log, they watch it like a hawk! Just drive legal and log it as you drive it. I have NEVER had CCC question/push me about shutting down or running late due unsafe condition, or to push my log. That's very unlike other company's
    BOL to you all
     
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  10. bluv37

    bluv37 Bobtail Member

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    This is very good to know, I've heard some good thiings about Crete, thanks!!
     
  11. chompi

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    Crete must have changed their rules. They never used to hire student drivers.
     
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