Wanting To Drive

Discussion in 'Covenant' started by QuidMaker, Nov 29, 2022.

  1. QuidMaker

    QuidMaker Bobtail Member

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    Hello, I am a recent grad at a Top Notch Truck Driver Training School here in North Carolina. 11 Weeks of schooling and driving every day. Problem is, I did not start driving after graduation due to prior commitments overseas. 10 Spd manual is what we trained on. Due to my break between school and now, I would feel more comfortable with a trainer before going solo. Who knows? Maybe could turn into a full-time Co-Driver position? I believe I can get along with anyone due to my 20+ years of Active Duty Military service. That being said, and I know I will get some negative comments, I'd prefer to Co-Drive with a Female. Race is not an issue but Non-Smoking is an issue. I quit in 2012 and do not want to be tempted. I also Speak Japanese (I know, Spanish would be more useful and I would love to learn) if someone would like to learn...LOL.
    I am not one of those types who need to be home every week but if you are, I can always hang out somewhere for a couple of days! HMU if anyone would like to get in touch with me. The best way to reach me is via EMAIL which is: quidmaker@gmail.com. Please put POSSIBLE CO-DRIVER in the subject line so I will not think it is junk mail. Peace to everyone and hope all were able to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving holiday.
     
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  3. Numb

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    Where in NC and why team and not a refresher course at a company?
     
  4. dptrucker

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    most companies will put you with a trainer for about 4 weeks before going solo
     
  5. QuidMaker

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    I know I can drive, but I just want to get my 'chops' back before I get on the road. Besides, most companies will pair you up with a 'trainer' anyway but, you still need to have X number of months of experience. I just don't have that. But, there ARE drivers out there that have lost their teammate or going to lose, that would kill two birds with one stone. Plus, I want to make money.
     
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  6. QuidMaker

    QuidMaker Bobtail Member

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    Exactly.
     
  7. QuidMaker

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    Oh, and I am right outside of Wilson NC, 6 miles from 95. My school was in Clinton at Sampson Community College. That school was founded by my Cousin and Her friend who graduated from Johnston Community College many years ago.
     
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  8. lual

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    @QuidMaker --

    Above--you don't specify how long ago you got your CDL--or what type(s) of freight you might like to try.

    With that said--while you are trying to get into the world of trucking, if you don't yet have any/all the CDL endorsements (tanker, hazmat, doubles/triples)--now is a great time to go ahead, and get them.

    You'll find later that...in most cases...that's where the real money is.

    A CDL-A, plus all the endorsements, and an honorable discharge are very attractive to carriers who hire new(er) drivers.

    If you aspire to later doing tanker duty--go ahead and get a TWIC card, too.

    Also--some types of freight will do better than others in a recession.

    Choose carefully. o_O

    --Lual
     
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