Newbie with USA

Discussion in 'USA Truck' started by cjoe85, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Owner's Operator

    Owner's Operator Medium Load Member

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    What if the hub seal failed while driving? A complete pretrip would not have foretold that.
     
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  3. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the well wishes. I haven't found another driving job as of yet, but I am collecting unemployment. I hope to be able to go back out over the road, but if not oh well. Just remember to play it dafe on the road, and you should be fine.
     
  4. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    I'm not trying to be rude, so please don't take it that way, but I honestly don't see what I could've done differently. I performed a complete pre-trip before taking off that morning. With my flashlight, I checked the lugs for rust streaks that indicate looseness, as I was instructed. I checked to make sure that all of the tires were inflated using the tire thumper. The only reason I hadn't checked the pressure with my gauge was because the trailer had one of those auto-inflate deals attached. I logged the pre-trip before I started, just like I was supposed to. I understand that when something goes wrong in a big truck, it is almost always the driver's fault, that is why I try not to give them much to hold against me.
     
  5. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    I wholeheartedly agree. Sometimes things just happen. The most you can do is the pre-trips and to do the best job you can do, and hope that nothing really bad happens to you.
     
  6. Owner's Operator

    Owner's Operator Medium Load Member

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    Joe are you looking for a job? I know an O/O from Chicago that might be looking for a driver.
     
  7. cjoe85

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    Thanks for the tip. Can you send me a private message, and I'll definitely look into it. Talk to you later.
     
  8. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    I just got a shock. Driver Solutions just sent me a Certificate of Completion and a check for $170. I didn't think I'd get either one.
     
  9. Hopetobeontheroadsoon

    Hopetobeontheroadsoon Bobtail Member

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    Hello again Joe, I'm sory you havn't found work yet. But your still young and have the right attitude, so i'm sure a compnay will hire you and be glad they did once it picks up again out there. I wil be getting the bus in the morning to go to DS in Springfield Mo, monday morning. And I learned alot from your postings (thank you for that) and hope to some how get internet. If not I will have to wait until I get my first paycheck. But i will be writing a daily diary on my comp and post whatever I have, whenever I can. I so much hope the best for you, and that by the time i sit my hind quarters in a truck, that you will be working OTR and we can meet for coffee, or a good steak. Good luck in everything you do... ANd thanks again
     
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  10. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    I'm glad that my post was able to help you out. If there are any questions you have that haven't already been answered don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for the well wishes for my career (from everybody). I hope to have some better news pretty soon. Thanks again.
     
  11. IrishOKelley

    IrishOKelley Bobtail Member

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    So how's the job search going? I appreciated everything you posted. It gave me a lot of good info.
     
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