My local job

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by bowmeyer1, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. doubledragon5

    doubledragon5 Road Train Member

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    Congragts a local gig is good...
     
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  3. whydontchahey

    whydontchahey Light Load Member

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    Yeah,if Obama raises taxes on these companies you'll be making less!
     
  4. high roller

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    i c your from the great ohio im impressed with the experience you have n e suggestions for a fellow ohioan with a family.
     
  5. bowmeyer1

    bowmeyer1 Light Load Member

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    all i can tell you is go in clean cut, clean shaven, like your trying for a executive job (in a suit). all they keep telling me is how i stood out compared to the other applicants because of my appearance and how i handled myself in the interview. ya gotta sell yourself. i told them id work as necessary....and so on and so on....and the main thing was having an ownership attitude. that truck is my truck and if it dont go "i" aint makin. plus i represent my company in front of the customer. shake hands. get names. ask how their doing. never "piss" them off. now im sure alot of people on here will have something to say........but im just answering the question of how i got the job.......by selling myself.
     
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  6. bowmeyer1

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    yesterday was fun. had a stop picking up marble tile "truck load" 15,000lb. they forked it to the back of the truck i had to pallet jack it to the nose. fun fun fun. 2500 lb a skid. wore me out. had to use my liftgate for the first time the other day. no biggie but was nervous being the first time with the customer watching. going to findlay today...better get goin. wud up sis.
     
  7. bowmeyer1

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    WoW I survived my first week. gotta get better on the hazmat regs. hard to find time to read the compliance book when your running during the week but i'll fit it in somewhere. havent messed up, tore anything up, run over anybody or anything like that. just gotta get better at everything which im hoping comes with time...just alot of lil things like remembering to take the company cell phone with me so i dont have to walk all the way back to the truck when a customer wants me to ask dispatch a question. all in all im happy with the way my first week went. today definitely went better than tuesday ( my first day by myself ) so i must be doing something right....i hope lol
     
  8. Lilbit

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    It gets easier, and you'll start remembering things more as time goes by! Sounds like you're off to a good start.:yes2557:
     
  9. doubledragon5

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    In layman's term you been driving for 40 yrs now LOL. I work with a guy who's been driving for 41yrs, I call him grandpa. I always tell him, that no you haven't been driving 41yrs from the looks of you it is more like 100 yrs LOL.. For every yr you been driving especially OTR just add on a couple of yrs do to stress, eating crappy TS food. Listening to all the crying on the CB, taken showers in,filthy TS bathrooms, and being treated like crap..:biggrin_255:
     
  10. bowmeyer1

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    got to take my daughter up to work today. showed her around the warehouse and took a ride in the truck ... of course after we cleaned the inside all up ( gotta take care of me truck ) my lil girl thought she was on top of the world......... made it all worth it to see her smile. at any rate its all clean, fueled up and ready to go on monday.
     
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  11. bowmeyer1

    bowmeyer1 Light Load Member

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    well Tuesday was.......uh fun to say the least. Drove in the snow all day. I lived, didnt run anyone over (that i know of ) and made it thru the whole day. Today might be a different story. I was told to call at 8:00 am before even leaving my house because it iced all night and now is snowing heavily. I could go for a snow day! At any rate I was still able to make 6 stops yesterday. I guess that was okay.
     
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