Superior Carrier Springfield, MA

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  1. 76cb550

    76cb550 Light Load Member

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    Yes, it was me. I did the dexterity and the road test today, and I got that pro-star truck to start working with, hope next Monday. I saw a Dark blue Mack parked, yours? I didn't pay much attention around once I was out with the mechanic to check the truck and do the road test.
     
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  2. RogerThat72

    RogerThat72 Road Train Member

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    Yes. That was me I work for QC but I'm there from time to time. Small world.
     
  3. 76cb550

    76cb550 Light Load Member

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    I will start my training next Monday, finally, it was a long road this whole thing. I am taking a 2 week training, or more till I got the works.
    Last Wednesday I did the dexterity test, it was easy , but tough detailed, I felt my muscles for 2 days, I haven't being doing any exercise for over 2 months. The road test was normal, but I never drove an international, nothing major, is just a different truck than I was used to drive (Freightliner most).
    So, wish me luck, and thanks for all your support and informations, I'll keep up the tread about Springfield and how I am doing, also the tread still open for Springfield drivers and visitors to post.
    Thanks.
     
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  4. 76cb550

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    Yes, more like a small place in a small tankers world, I am sure I'll see you there again, next time I'll come by and say "Hi!". see ya, and thanks.
     
  5. Orangekoolaidgal

    Orangekoolaidgal Bobtail Member

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    What all was involved in the dexterity test? I'd appreciate as much detail as possible
     
  6. 76cb550

    76cb550 Light Load Member

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    Do you live in Massachusets?
    Physical tests are similar, but some places may run few more tests than others. The place I went for was a Fitness/muscle rehab/personal trainers place, this place run more tests than I ever did before . I forgot the name of the place.
    First, they check ur BP, H Rate, muscle movements, you can stretch before starting your test, you rest between sets to take a BP. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
    - step up and down in a 2 foot box, rotating feet to step up and to step down, 6x reps each feet.
    - raise a crater box from waist height table w/ 25 lbs x3 over your head, then 50 lbs x3 again
    - walk/carrying 60lbs 10 feet and back 1 x each hand, they used a bucket.
    - raise one leg and place your feet above your knee in a ladder step and raise ur body using this leg, you will use hands and other leg, x3 each leg. is same movement you would do climbing a ladder, but placing your feet on a higher step to climb.
    - squat and walk sideways under the ladder/table and back, 3 x each side, carrying weights.
    - walk forth and back on a soft bean placed on the ground .
    - raise crater box with weights from the ground to a table, squat down grab box and place on the table, then back down, 3x - 40 then 60 lbs.
    Women may have different weights, my guess. but, this place was not the usual place that run the tests for Superior, there was some mistake the day I did my drug test I was to do the dexterity in the same place and day, so they send me to this place where I met the Ronda Rousey of personal trainers and not a sweet nurse the day I did my drug test, lucky me.
     
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  7. 76cb550

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    All is good, did my 2 weeks training yesterday, but I asked another week, will be good to know a few more receivers and shippers with my trainer and make sure I got all paperwork and procedures.
     
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  8. RogerThat72

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    Holy moly that's a hell of a test.
     
  9. Thermos Bottle

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    My dexterity test was very similar to that. They basically just want to make sure you can move normally since you have to climb on the top of the tanks.
     
  10. 76cb550

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    yeah, it was, but he let me rest between sets, also he took some time setting up between tests. It is not hard the tests, there is no time, but I strong suggest to starting walking, stretching and squats with/without weights few weeks before applying for a new job, so if u luck to get one detailed physical like this, u won't feel pain in your legs muscles the following days. I am in reasonable good shape for my age, and my legs got real sore after, most because I haven't doing any exercise for months, and jump right in doing squats and weights in the morning it not ideal thing for cold muscles.
     
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