Starting with USX on Monday 8/8/11

Discussion in 'US Xpress' started by TruckerGsch, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. TruckerGsch

    TruckerGsch Medium Load Member

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    I was just reading and was wondering if this is true, " Also, at least at Tunnel Hill you have to duck walk. They stretch a rope about 42" off the ground and 1' from the wall. you have to duck walk under this rope without touching it, the wall or the floor, no hands for balance. no 3 points of contact. If you cannot do this you will be sent home. I have seen guys 6'5" 250 lbs who were in great shape but could not get low enough to keep their back or head from touching that rope. Needless to say these BIG guys were mad when the left to go home. " I am going to Shippensburg, PA.
     
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  3. critterrrr

    critterrrr Bobtail Member

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    its true, you have to go about 5 feet and stay below the rope.
     
  4. TruckerGsch

    TruckerGsch Medium Load Member

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    Learn something new everyday. Do they really think I wont touch the ground or hold onto the bottom of the truck when I go under it.
     
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  5. vinsanity

    vinsanity Road Train Member

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    I'm 6'4" and 220. It was no problem for me.
     
  6. HD_Renegade

    HD_Renegade Road Train Member

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    What is their Road Test?? What do they have you do?
     
  7. TruckerGsch

    TruckerGsch Medium Load Member

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    Well I am here in Shippensburg. It is like Mayberry. We were standing out front of the motel and everyone was looking at us who drove by. Like there is new meat in town. The hotel The Shippensburg Place is really nice. USX is coming by about 6am to pick us up. I came in with about 4 other guys but more might still show up. I will let you know more later. Also no phone service. Glad for laptops.
     
  8. NoCoCraig

    NoCoCraig Road Train Member

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    That is one of my least favorite terminals, we have so many nice terminals.
     
  9. TruckerGsch

    TruckerGsch Medium Load Member

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    I made it. I passed all the tests even the duck walk. There are about 23 new people in class. 1 went home for bad eyesight. Did not get to take driving test because only one instructor to drive with.

    @ NoCoCraig they are building another shop across the street. With lounge, laundry, pool tables, and a trailer repair shop. They are growing.
     
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  10. TruckerGsch

    TruckerGsch Medium Load Member

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    Day 2 down long day. They have not said anything yet but took our pics. so may be we are in.
     
  11. HD_Renegade

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    They took your pictures?? Why?

    Did they ever take you out for the road test? What did they have you do and how much driving??
     
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