Oh well, here I go again...

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  1. simcan

    simcan Bobtail Member

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    I got my CDL in Jan 2010. I did a 6 month stint with WERNER, working the Family Dollar dedicated New York City.
    I did that for 4 months, and decided to move to FL. I got here and the only dedicated routes Werner had was
    SEARS and Home Cheapo. Both with "10 page waiting lists," so they offered up 48-State out for 2-3 weeks.

    So, I decided to return to manufacturing. That worked out for 3 and half years, but after being laid-off at the end of May,
    I lost all ambition to continue to work on CNC's. So, I went up to Dart Transportation in Buford, GA.
    At the physical the doc, sent my but home for a sleep study.

    Now, 4 months later, I'm finally going back to Dart with my CPAP unit in tow. ######### medical science rip-off,
    16 weeks of medical tests, and waiting and working crappy temp jobs to pay for it...

    But now its time to shower and get ready for my Greyhound to Buford.
     
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  4. simcan

    simcan Bobtail Member

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    Well day one done, passed the safety test, did my road test, I'm guessing I passed they haven't escorted my out the building. So tomorrow is health insurance, and etc. And going down to Norcorss to get my official long and short forms. Then I think I'm home free...
     
  5. simcan

    simcan Bobtail Member

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    So, about 4 months later, I'm still with dart. Enjoyed it for the most part.

    The worst part of my job is Atlanta, and my tiny ### truck, volvo 630 with the base i-shift 12 spd auto, and a single babybunk. I cant even bring my wife in the truck. I have my cooler strapped to the passenger seat. Its not a "bad" truck just tiny, good for a regional trucker out for 5, 6 days but beyond that it gets small fast once you load 2 wks worth of clothes and non-perishables.

    Ive talked to a few of the other drivers, havent seen many lately 'cept for going the other way on the interstates, of the Atlanta shorthaulers ive talked to, I seem to get the best consist milage. And my fleet manager likes to keep me out of atlanta most weeks so i cant complain about that.
     
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  6. MacSauce

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    So you're regional and are home every 5-6 days? Are you only home long enough for your 34hr restart or longer? Looking into a regional route and trying to get a feel for things.
     
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