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No one has argued that there are bad drivers out there. but maybe if companies put more time and money in to training then maybe things will change for the better. the new HOS are a joke and need to be scrapped, return to the old HOS, while they were not perfect they were proving to work. the constant improving of the safety record, year after year proved that. you can adjust rules, without trashing a working set of rules. first thing they need to do is set a standard of these puppy mill style training schools. teach the students not ramrod them through in 4 to 6 weeks. anyone who has never driven a tractor trailer who says they are a professional driver after 6 weeks in a puppy mill training school are fools and or idiots.  (May 25, 2014 | post #393)

Truckers

Watch what you say on your DOT physical

that you would have to ask the DMV. I am sure a letter from the DR will be needed to show compliance.  (May 11, 2014 | post #175)

Trucking

65mph speed limit

Actually that is not the case, Truck maufacturers have optimum fuel saving based between 63 to 67 miles per hour. the old standard of fuel savings of 55 went out in the late 80's early 90's.  (May 1, 2014 | post #17)

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all the convictions stand, but still a joke after 2 years of delay after delay and he walks away, with all but a slap on the wrist. it just goes to show, bigger a ball of shit you are more you can get away with.  (May 1, 2014 | post #387)

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He essentually walked away with time served. so open season on truck drivers.. all you will get is work release and time served. happy hunting.  (Apr 25, 2014 | post #384)

Truckers

Watch what you say on your DOT physical

There really are none the sleep study needs to be done before they can figure out how to treat the issue. treatment can be as something as simple as a C-PaP to requiring surgery to help fix the issue.  (Apr 6, 2014 | post #173)

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Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Motion Docket 1/27/2014 STEELMAN, BARRY A. 1 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Motion Docket 1/27/2014 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 2 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Motion Docket 1/27/2014 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 3  (Jan 16, 2014 | post #378)

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Please Press "Select" Adjacent to Case Entry to View Detail Defendant DOB Case Number Charge Filing Date Disposition Date Docket Type Next Court Date Judge Officer Agency Count Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 1/13/2014 STEELMAN, BARRY A. 1 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 1/13/2014 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 2 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 1/13/2014 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 3 http://cjuscrimina l.hamiltontn.gov/a ppfolder/cc_Web_Ca lendar.aspx  (Dec 9, 2013 | post #374)

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What companies will hire Felony Truck Drivers

What is the felony for? how old is it? I would suggest looking at small local companies that do in house hiring. companies like those usually over look some felonies in order to hire good help. try Moving companies, trash companies, lumber companies, places that do crane rentals who need drivers to help deliver and set up the big cranes. the pay may not be top end but the hours usually are good.  (Nov 26, 2013 | post #204)

Truckers

Free Training for your CDL

Nov 19, 2007 There is no such thing as free training, if a company tells you that training is free they are lying. most all companies will require at least an 18 and up to 24 months of a contract. you will also run at whatever the company minimum hauling rate for the whole time. after your "free training" you will run with a trainer from anywhere from 6 to 24 weeks at the rate of 350 to 400 a week gross, then depending on when the trainer says you are ready he will cut you loose. and so you know this time with the trainer is not covered under your contract, your contract will start when the trainer releases you to run on your own. here is the kicker, and pay real close attn. if you fail school or get fired before the contract is up you will be held liable for the full amount of whatever the school charges for training. school charges can go from $3,000 up to $8,000 and even $10,000 dollars.  (Nov 22, 2013 | post #226)

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Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 12/9/2013 STEELMAN, BARRY A. 1 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 12/9/2013 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 2 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 12/9/2013 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 3 NEW TRIAL DATE 12/9/13 he is being re-tried.  (Nov 14, 2013 | post #371)

Trucking

What companies will hire Felony Truck Drivers

The only thing that deserves a reply is the part about second chances. everyone does deserve a second chance, BUT the reality in the trucking industry is bonding. MOST not all but MOST medium and long haul trucking companies require to be bonded as condition of employment. if you are a repeat offender most insurance companies will NOT bond you. that is not my opinion that is a fact. if you want to work for a company that runs in and out of the ports or rail yards, you will need to get a TWIK card. if you have multiple felonies, you will not get one. if you try to go to work for a company that hauls military contracts multiple felonies will disqualify you. the old days of a "company " hiring you is over, insurance companies are the ones that have final say if you get hired. like it or not that is the reality of trucking. repeat offenders stand a very slim chance of getting on with a national company like Prime, Swift, JB Hunt, Schneider National. BUT if you read what I posted early on to try smaller companies, like trash companies, mom and pop moving companies, dump truck and construction companies, small package delivery companies, and logging companies, companies that do their hiring in house.  (Oct 13, 2013 | post #197)

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What companies will hire Felony Truck Drivers

I hope this clarifies Primes standing on hiring.this information comes directly from the Prime Inc site. Criminal History: No felony convictions within the last seven years; time starts once your probation or parole is completed. Convictions older than seven years will be considered on a case by case basis. No Controlled substance events in past seven years. Crimes involving dishonesty, theft, or fraud are disqualifying events, other issues will be considered on a case by case basis. Have not been incarcerated within last five years. Compliant with TWIC Requirements Click here for list of documents. Must be able to acquire a United States Passport (These qualifications are as of 03/03/09 and may be changed by Prime Inc. without prior notification)  (Oct 11, 2013 | post #195)

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Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 11/11/2013 STEELMAN, BARRY A. 1 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 11/11/2013 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 2 Select VOLPE, JOSEPH JOHN 12/2/1966 278278 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT 11/17/2010 5/9/2013 Trial Docket 11/11/2013 STEELMAN, BARRY A. FRISBEE, GARY #1026 D Hamilton County 3 Trial date moved again  (Oct 7, 2013 | post #367)

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You Tube's watch my truck's channel

I would guess the prosecuter could be challenging the lack of sentence, convicted on 3 counts including attemped murder in the second degree and doesn't get anything? I'll keep looking and see if I can find the actual reasoning.  (Sep 3, 2013 | post #366)

Q & A with Long Haul Driver

Headline:

Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life

Hometown:

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

Neighborhood:

Southside Richmond

Local Favorites:

local ice hockey,

I Belong To:

FORMERLY BELONGED TOO OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) the ATA (American Trucking Association)

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm going to ice hockey games or playing pool when I get the free time.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

I leave the bullshit for others to spead around.

I'm Listening To:

classic rock/metal, old blues

Read This Book:

The Pelican Brief

Favorite Things:

ice hockey ,seeing the country

On My Mind:

I just finished my 21st year in Trucking and it without a doubt one of the hardest years I have had.. But I still PROUDLY call myself an O/O.

Blog / Website / Homepage:

http://profiles.yahoo.com/truckersmoveamerica

I Believe In:

enjoying life, why let the stress get you down and control your life. isn't that what ex-wives are for?