Stevens Transport

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by trainee, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Bowhuntrr

    Bowhuntrr Bobtail Member

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    ironhorse, things are going well here. 1st. 2 days plan on alot of paperwork, also day 2 drug test and physical, day 3 a classroom test and started driving on the course. went to dps to take more test. day 4 more driving and parallel parking with truck and trailer friday 5 more of the same. you will be suprised how many idiots come knowing they can't pass the drug test ahead of time. sat map reading and trip planning
     
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  3. FozzyBear

    FozzyBear Heavy Load Member

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    While you are a student you are NOT an employee os Stevens, so they have every rught to tell you not to go there. Once you get your ID, no one will stop you, but it will be discouraged. Besides, I have yet to find the time to go in there.
     
  4. ringo43

    ringo43 Bobtail Member

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    Good post lostnjax. I have a few questions? Will Stevens let you take your truck home? I live in Arkansas and I was wondering how that works during your off time? Also, did you say that after my training another trainer will be riding along with you (as if I was the trainer...dumb and dumber?) Thanks again for the post, it was very helpful.
    Be Safe,
    ringo43
     
  5. ironhorse9

    ironhorse9 Bobtail Member

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    bowhuntrr, thnaks for the reply i will be coming down on the 16th to start school on the 17th , hope to meet you all
     
  6. FozzyBear

    FozzyBear Heavy Load Member

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    Stevens does not allow you to take the truck home, but if you have either a Kenworth or Thermo King dealer near you, you can usually secure the vehicle there for home time. After your first 5 week training you ga back out for another 3-4 weeks with a finishing trainer. You basically run the truck, handle the trip planning, qualcom paperwork etc. The trainer is there to make sure you can handle being on your own. He is a tool for you to use, if you are unsure about something he should answer your questions. He will also rub some more rough edges off and such. I have been having a terrible time doing 45 backing. Yesterday I had to do it into a Target DC dock. He was there to give me advice without just directing me. He actually explained what I needed to do and why, which is important for me. I need to understand these things. There is no more dumb and dumber, which was two OR2 grads going out together.

    We came back to the yard today and I thought I was going to be pulled from the truck since it is going to take 1.5-2.5 days to get the new Cascadia on the road, but the Training planner said he would leave me on it for now. Yay!!!
     
  7. Bowhuntrr

    Bowhuntrr Bobtail Member

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    ironhorse look me up when you get to the hotel i'm in room 205
     
  8. Bowhuntrr

    Bowhuntrr Bobtail Member

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    fozzy, let me know the cascadia goes thats the truck i would like to get.
     
  9. tjpohio777

    tjpohio777 Bobtail Member

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    Ill also be attending the school either next week or the following session? Just turned in my app today!!! Im from cincinnati, ohio!!!
     
  10. FozzyBear

    FozzyBear Heavy Load Member

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    No luck on the cascadia, got pulled off. Now I'm on my way to Denber to a new trainer. My thread seems to have disappeared, I thought this was it, but mine is gone. my e-mail is down at the moment so I cannot contact the admins.
     
  11. IRISH PAPA

    IRISH PAPA Light Load Member

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    Wow since when did stevens go to freightliner cascadias....i worked there for a year and all they have was kw and peter builts !!!!! wall and a 1 or 2 centerys:biggrin_2551: with them being on the board for kw why do they have cascadias.i left thee and went to work for crime inc. i mean prime inc. and i drove a brand new 09 cascadia it ran like a champ i was getting like 6.85 mpg and sometimes 7.25 so it runs great.now it looks weird with no visor and such.make sure u have an apu and all will be well.do you plan on going to alliance lease program the best advise i can give is do not take a truck without a apu .treat it like A buisness and it would be a bad buisness decision to take one with out an apu. i did very well 1200 to 1800 a week.so good luck,james:biggrin_25519:
     
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