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Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Amberlynn926, Oct 4, 2022.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You're the one nitpicking, but that's not my problem.
    Attention to detail is important when someone is looking for a trucking job.
    The OP is female with a disability and has a pet. Have to find a company to accommodate her.
    USA Express that you posted won't work for her. So, yes, I took the time to check that one for her.
     
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  3. MartinFromBC

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    If they can climb up into a truck, steer it, work the pedals, shift, and more, they are not all that disabled.
    A driver also has to pass a medical, so if they have no limbs, paralyzed, in a wheelchair, head is missing, or something else really bad, they fail the medical.

    Hell i struggle to get into the trucks now, my knees ache shifting, shoulder hurts shifting, yet i can still drive a piece of equipment onto the trailer and chain it down.
    But no way could i jump into a dry van anymore.
     
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  4. lual

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    Ummmmm.....unless I'm missing something here....if the original poster can do all that described in post #22 above....then, if she actually needed to climb up into a box trailer....why not just carry a small stepladder...unfold it....and use it (like I did, before going to papermills)?

    If she then needed to clean out a trailer...just do like I did....carry an electric blower...that's rechargeable ("work smarter, not harder").

    With all that said....Marten Transport had some good gigs running for Walmart in north Ga, back when I was doing reefer work there. Maybe they still do:

    CDL-A - Truck Driving Jobs - Regional - Guaranteed Pay Up to $72,800/yr Based on Home Time | Marten Transport (drive4marten.com)

    Marten allows pets up to 25 lbs--but non-aggressive breeds only.

    Marten is probably about as driver friendly as most larger fleets get....

    --Lual
     
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  5. Chinatown

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  6. MrsWJAA

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    Depending on account, you would still have to climb in occasionally to clean out a trailer before going to a picky shipper here. I am on a dedicated account and don't do anything but swing doors, slide tandems, and touch docks, but, I don't make the mileage you want on this account either (I wanted more home time).

    They allow dogs up to 50 (or maybe 60?) Pounds.
     
  7. Eight Omens

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    You may very well hear from me in 18 to 24 months. I might have a pretty good opportunity coming out of school with Knight for a dedicated conestoga run 14 on 2 off. Once I get recent seat time and show my safety record is good, as a flatbedder I will be looking to heavy or tanker to advance my career.
     
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