lurked, joined, time for introduction

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  1. just_s0me_Guy

    just_s0me_Guy Bobtail Member

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    hello everyone,

    i figured i’d finally do an intro thread. i’ll be honest, i told my myself and for the last probably 25 years i’d never drive a truck. what i came to realize was how misguided i was. funny thing is my dad does dedicated, my brother does local, my uncle has 10 trucks he runs, my other uncle drives a concrete truck, and my mom is a dispatcher lol.

    but i finally found a good woman that supports my shenanigans, and with her being active duty military (after we got together) i’ve found so many more opportunities that eventually require no OTR. plus i’m tired of working retail.

    got my CLP last month, waiting to hear back from the VA for my VER stuff. but for now, i’m exploring my options on paying for school and the possibility of having to go to a company to cover my training.

    Local tech college has a long waiting list or i would have already been in their program. Millis Transfer looks to have their own school i can pay upfront for and not be in any contract, plus they have training facilities in both GA and NC. Roehl already told me i’m outside of their hiring area but will revisit that if need be. maybe @Chinatown or other can see if i’m missing something or haven’t thought of something


    thanks in advance
     
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  3. lual

    lual Heavy Load Member

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    Greetings...and welcome to the Forum. :)

    This is a great place...with some really helpful people.

    You'll get some much better feedback here, if you can disclose as to what city/state you are closest.

    Also: in what type(s) of freight do you think you're most interested?

    --Lual
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where is your location? State & nearest city/town.
    Is your plan to work for your uncle that has 10 trucks?
     
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  5. just_s0me_Guy

    just_s0me_Guy Bobtail Member

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    my apologies gents.

    but currently i’m down in Hinesville GA since my wife is stationed here. from Wilkesboro NC and that’s where my house and stuff is.

    but i’ve already spoken to my uncle and he told me to get experiance first then talk to him. not sure i’m gonna go that route with him as i’m wanting to do tanker/flatbed
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I'm assuming you prefer local work as #1 choice.
    Will you be near any of these towns?
    NORTH CAROLINA
    Charlotte
    Selma
    Greensboro
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    OK, I checked, Greensboro is closest at 83 miles. That's too far for a local job.
    Are you going to start your trucking career in Wilkesboro?
     
  8. Chinatown

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  9. just_s0me_Guy

    just_s0me_Guy Bobtail Member

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    thank you @Chinatown. i’ll actually be starting my career down here in hinesville GA and will be down here for at least the next year and a half
     
  10. Opus

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    Might want to look into Target dedicated in Midway. I know Schneider rolls out of there, perhaps others do as well.
    Also Home Depot distribution in Savannah.
    Stay away from Dollar Tree
     
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