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Question 1 of 24
Have you ever been convicted of a DUI?
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You need to openly share if you have been convicted of a DUI. Keep in mind that employers can run a simple background check to confirm your response. A simple 'yes' or 'no' response to this question is all that is necessary.
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Question 2 of 24
What will our company gain by hiring you?
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Question 3 of 24
Do you get aggressive when a passenger car does something stupid, so to say? How do you stay calm?
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Question 4 of 24
How many tries did it take you to obtain your CDL?
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Question 5 of 24
Does traffic congestion stress you out? How do you handle it?
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Question 6 of 24
Are you okay with working long hours and all week at times?
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Question 7 of 24
Have you researched the lifestyle of a truck driver? Are you prepared for this type of career?
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Question 8 of 24
How will you keep focused while on the road for a long period of time?
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Question 9 of 24
Why do you want to work for our trucking company?
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Question 10 of 24
What do you like most about driving truck?
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Question 11 of 24
Do you ever find yourself getting tired behind the wheel? What do you do when you get tired?
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Question 12 of 24
What do you know about our trucking company?
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Question 13 of 24
How long do you see yourself as a truck driver?
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Question 14 of 24
Were you ever late or did you ever miss work at your last job? How often?
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Question 15 of 24
During your off time, how cautious are you not to get a speeding ticket or DUI?
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Question 16 of 24
Why do you want to become a truck driver?
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Question 17 of 24
How much did your truck driving school teach you about mechanics?
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Question 18 of 24
How do you rate your truck driving school?
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Question 19 of 24
How will you cope with being on the road, away from your family?
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Question 20 of 24
Tell me about your job before you became a truck driver?
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Question 21 of 24
Will loss of personal time, affect your duties as a truck driver?
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Question 22 of 24
What was the closest you came to have an accident in a truck? Did you learn anything from it?
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Question 23 of 24
Have you ever came to a bridge where you did not have clearance? How did you get your truck turned around?
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Question 24 of 24
How will you refrain from burning out?
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Question 1 of 24
Have you ever been convicted of a DUI?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
No I have not. I am a christain and plan on being a christian for the rest of my life.
2.
I jave never had any endorsement on my licence in the 20 plus years I have been driving.
3.
No. I pray for the driver.
Question 2 of 24
What will our company gain by hiring you?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
You will gain a hard worker someone who is always on time, and a passion for truck driving with knowledge of loading and unloading product, with accuracy.
2.
A loyal long term employee that does not jump from job to job.
3.
A loyal long term employee and does not jump from one job to another.
4.
Someone who will be loyal and always strive to be a better employee.I can bring my drive and ambition to grow and learn.
5.
This company will gain a decatied driver whom is commited to longevity, hard work, whom can consider to be a safe driver. Whom would be a postive factor to the csa score. Someone whom can grow and become a valued retention trainer.
6.
An employee who is on time, take my job serious, very hard worker and I'm very much a company man.
7.
When I will be hired with the company, it will gain an employee who is safe driver, punctual, determined to learn something new and fast.
8.
A hard worker who is always on time & is commited to safety and longevity. I will strive to be the best employee.
9.
You will guarentee gain a lot of potential, young adults, and most certainly you will gain acknowledgment from other companies.
10.
Your company will gain a honest hardworking loyal employee who goes above and beyond the duty to ensure the passengers are happy with the service they are recieving are treated with respect and politness.
11.
A great hard worker with a great personality.
12.
A safe driver who abides by the rules of the road.
13.
I will provide safe and reliable transportation to the company staff and materials.
14.
I am a polite, hard working, reliable and conscientious employee with great customer service and I interact well with customers and fellow employees.
15.
A motivated employee capable of following directions precisely, as well as having a vested interest in a company I belong to.
Question 3 of 24
Do you get aggressive when a passenger car does something stupid, so to say? How do you stay calm?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
No, always remind my self to follow the road rules.
2.
Nope, I am a respectful and christain person. I pray or think about something before I speak.
3.
I dont tend to react in an aggressive manor to other people or road users, I meditate regular and belive this has helped me be the melow person that I am today.
4.
No I try to stay calm and maintain focus.
5.
I slow down. Shake my head and let that driver go on his/her way.
6.
I stay calm behind my wheel and let it go as I focus ahead.
7.
No I am a very calm person and do not get rattled easily. It is a simple philosophy, back off, take a deep breath and let it go.
8.
I prepare my self for everything before I drive my car because I know that their are many of creazy people.
9.
I am used to it now so it does not really bother me.
10.
Just need to be alert for what coming.
11.
Sloly breath in and out and remember there just people who cant drive as good as you.
12.
To be honest I have never experienced road rage. I have seen one time where someone behind me was waving his hands around angrily but I think he was having a bad day as I was at a red light. I am mostly always calm it usually takes a really long time for me to get angry. Cause I see it as a none necessity to get angry.
13.
No I avoid that at all cost!!!i enjoy the priveledge of driving so much that I preserve my 100% accident free driving record that my livlihood depends so much on ....I expect and am expectant that i'll encounter that on a regular basis that.... I have thirty years of encountering that.... I just simply let it go.... Remain calm and get out of their way.....
14.
By continuing to maintain my cool and concentrate on the road.
15.
No. I say to myself drive like hell and you'll get there.
Question 4 of 24
How many tries did it take you to obtain your CDL?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Only once. Completed truck Driving training with an large training company out of Michigan.
2.
It took me one time. Right on the spot. Felt the energy inside me just lift up. I was born to be a truck driver.
3.
It took me 7 weeks to complete a driver training program and I had to test twice.
4.
To be honest it was only one try. I had heard that it usally takes people 2 – 3 tires to pass. I didn’t want to be that type of person who wastes gas and time. I wanted to be a one timer. I learned to drive in a week and pre-trip about 4 days. I always told everyone it was harder to learn pretrip but infact it was probably the easiest cause everything is in front of you and you just name it and see if there is a issue.
5.
I obtained my CDL in the first attempt.
6.
The first, without problem.
Question 5 of 24
Does traffic congestion stress you out? How do you handle it?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
No, I always try to be cam and follow the road rules.
2.
I have driven truck and buses in the third worst congested city in the United States. It is part of the job when accidents or incidents block roads or you drive through major cities during peak hour traffic. It is something you cannot control and so I just let it go.
3.
More traffic is better for me as I see it as a safer traffic situation than one that is moving. But no it really doesnt to be simple about it.
4.
I am used to it and expect it since I have mostly my driving experiences are in the northeast corrrider of the usa and the ultimate test and rite of passage in going to and regularly driving in nyc, ny !
5.
My feeling is you can't control the weather nor the the traffic.
6.
More attention, slow move, calm and demonstrate all your sides.
7.
A little and by listening to soothing music.
8.
It bothers me to an extent. But if you give yourself time to get where you need to be, the stress decreases. Just focus on the task at hand, focus on safety, and focus on making it to your destination.
9.
No it doesn't I stay calm at all times.
10.
The proper way to deal with this is to deal with the problem a minute at a time you, just relax and go with the flow, you call the company to let them know your delay.
11.
I am a patient person - listening to the radio also helps.
12.
Sometimes but it comes with driving I handle it by keeping focused on my tast at hand.
13.
Traffic congestion doesn't stress me out, I handle traffic safe and with regards to others around me.
14.
No, I listen to the radio.
15.
No, I don't worry about it. It's part of the job.
Question 6 of 24
Are you okay with working long hours and all week at times?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes, did it in all of my previous jobs.
2.
Yes, anything to bring money in to help family out the best way I can.
3.
I have no outside of work commitments so working weekends and long hours are perfectly fine.
4.
I am familiar with long hours in my previous employment and will work all days required, while remaining in compliance with CDL Regulations.
5.
Yes, coming into this career path, I have extensively researched what this career path requires. I understand that it is demanding and hard to accurately predict what obstacles may or may not present themselves.
6.
Long Hours is perfect for me so long as I get to be home with family. I understand that this type of career most people arnt so lucky. So I see this as a great opportunity for me to stay around.
7.
Yes its is natural and expected in this industry that I have been in for the last thirty years.
8.
No .... I would like to work five-six days on the week.
9.
Yes, I am willing to work long hours and week.
10.
That's the nature of the industry.
11.
Yes, that how money is made.
12.
Yes, unless an urgent emergencie comes up.
13.
I'm prepared to operate the extent I'm legally available, excepting Sundays and past 5:15 on Wednesdays.
14.
I am aware that truck driving requires flexibility and I have gained this quality trough my years as a CF member.
15.
Yes I'm open to flexible schedule.
Question 7 of 24
Have you researched the lifestyle of a truck driver? Are you prepared for this type of career?
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1.
Yes, I been driving for number of years and I believe it is the career for me.
2.
Yes, drove for an very large company Over the road team.
3.
Yes I understand it can be a demanding career with driving taking a lot out of you and im more than prepared to make any lifestyle changes, my children are now adults so time at the home now is not so demanding.
4.
I have been a driver. I know what the challenges are.
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Yes it involves alot of movements, am physically fit and healthy so am very prepared.
6.
I have been in transportation for over 30 years, driving is something I enjoy immensely, I also love interacting with all types of people from every walk of life. I am very prepared.
7.
Yes and i'm ready for the job.
8.
Yes like my brother say hammer down.
9.
Yes is been for the last 13th years.
10.
Yes I have seen the lifestyle of a truck driver. And to be honest I cant see my life any other way I think its the best option for me.
11.
Not really, I have been one for the last thirty years, anyway.....I am a loner and have no family...
12.
Yes sure... I love driving any veichle.
13.
I always wanted to work in such a environment which has mobility. And I think trucking is the best option to advance my career.
14.
I have 2.5 years experience.
15.
Absolutely it's a job I've wanted to do since I was a child.
Question 8 of 24
How will you keep focused while on the road for a long period of time?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Knowing my destination routes and concentrating on my driving like reading the signs.
2.
Tell me about your driving experiencew.
3.
I can keep my focus contineously on road with the help of my body activity and freshnes.
4.
Keep alert and rest on every 2 hours to avoid fatigue.
5.
Make sure that I take breaks, the radio.
6.
Get enough sleep in your off time to be able to focused on long trips.
7.
Well years of experience is a plus after doing for years it comes naturally. Howerever listening to gospel and the new expecially current affairs help to keep my mind focus. Also knowing what I am here for and what is need to accomplish is also a motivational factor.
8.
I make sure I get the proper amount of rest for myself, I take what I do very serious or people can get hurt.
9.
I drive all the time no matter where I am at or who I am with. I keep focus on the outside of the road especially the white lines.
10.
I am am not 100% sure on the bus drivers regulations regarding driving hours and breaks but for saftey reason I believe taking the breaks when leagally requested and keeping a steady flow of fresh air is important, a good nights sleep is very important, the main priority is ensureing the passengers are safe and happy with the service they are getting so its vital you are alert and refreshed every shift.
11.
Why do you want this job.
12.
First put my phone on silent be aware of one quarter of a mile check mirrors check gauges.
13.
I concentrate on the drivers around me. I stay vigilant, always aware .
14.
I love to drive. There is something new around every corner.
15.
I will stay alert and ensure that I take period rests.
Question 9 of 24
Why do you want to work for our trucking company?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Because you a good company.
2.
What I read about your company online tells me that you have growth, and the understanding of what the future looks like in this industry.
3.
I heard good thing about your company. You have a pledge to your drivers from the top to the bottom of the company that drivers will be taken care of. I'm hoping that when it is time to retire that I have been with USA Trucks the whole time.
4.
Coca Cola ia a major nationally known company with a legacy of greatness.I want to be apart of that legacy and help this company continue to grow and prosper.
5.
Wal Mart is a known company with a legacy of greatness. I want to be part of the legacy & help this company grow and prosper.
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I feel like this is a great company to get experience.
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I would like to work for your company as ive heard you lookafter your employees and have excellent employee benefits and its been described as a family, I believe I have excelletnt people skills and would benefit your company as good, helpful polite drivers are the face of the company.
8.
I would like to work with a growing companie to utilize my skills.
9.
I would like to change my career and I enjoy driving.
10.
For a new career and to be able to help your company better itself with hard work & dedication.
11.
Because I really think I can help with the production of this company.
12.
TO become a productive citizen and to keep the environment clean.
13.
Safeway is one of the leading supermarket chains in the us and Canada, I have researched driving careers very carefully and have spoken to employees of Safeway, I am under the impression that you offer great working conditions, benefits and comparable pay. I am looking to secure employment with a leading company to see out the remainder of my working career and to be able to retire from the company The equipment is modern and so fleet conditions would help me to carry out my work safely. I also see myself being able to progress into a supervisory or management role.
14.
Great reputable company that will provide job stability, benefits, and decent pay.
15.
I want to work for y'all because I like the nice uniforms.
Question 10 of 24
What do you like most about driving truck?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I love driving and like being out on the road where I am seeing new places and meeting new people, I believe people are interisting and each have their own story to tell,
2.
Getting to my destination safely and on time.
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Every time am on behind the wheel I discover something new.
4.
I love driving full stop! Trucks give you a great view of the things around you. I enjoy using the skills I have learned to operate a large vehicle safely and securely around other road users and pedestrians. The term professional driver means a lot to me.
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Working alone or with other team members.
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Look at the stuff around me.
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Open road working by myself.
8.
Well Truck Driving like to most is just a job. But to me its more than that. Its become more part of me than anything I have tried.
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The changing scenery, time goes quickly, no clockwatching here and its exciting... Interesting,... Never a dull moment...
10.
The independence of working with people and being outdoors and always moving.
11.
Discovery and the trip... Never the goal.
12.
The variety and autonomy.
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Seeing many place and difrent people.
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The solitude getting to see different parts of the country.
15.
Being able to travel the country and the freedom it gives you.
Question 11 of 24
Do you ever find yourself getting tired behind the wheel? What do you do when you get tired?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
No, I always make sure I had enough rest and if do feel tired I will stop for rest.
2.
Regualr breaks and fresh air are beneficial to combatting tiredness, caffine such as coffee would benefit but the most important factor would be to make sure you have sufficient sleep at night.
3.
Why do you want this job.
4.
Why do you want this job.
5.
On long road trips, but I just simply turn up the radio a little bit, roll my window down, and enjoy the breeze.
6.
Yes. I stop and take a break. Its safety first when I drive.
7.
I get a safe place park and take a 15mins sleep.
8.
I do not find that I get tired behind the wheel as I make sure I have enough rest before reporting to work. If I was to get tired, I would pull my truck into a safe location and secure the vehicle and step out of the truck and get some fresh air. I would never drive unsafely.
9.
Sure, I have been tired behind the wheel. I pull off and rest for a comfortable period until I am comfortable I will be able to continue safely.
10.
If time permits I get out and stretch and also drink coffee. This is usually not a problem though.
11.
Got to truck stop and rest.
12.
No I rest well and I fill tired I get breaks.
13.
Yea and pull over at the gas station get out and walk around get something to drink to wake me up.
14.
Most of the time it takes a really long time for me to get tired. While driving I always seem to get more energy dont exactly know how to explain it but if for some reason I do get tired I tend to listen to some loud music or something upbeat to keep the blood flowing. But if its been a really long day of driving sleep is the best idea.
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Yes of course we all do, when I find I cannot safelt remain alert I pull over where safe to do so and take a ffiteen minute power nap... And find myself refreshed ..... Its really that simple....
Question 12 of 24
What do you know about our trucking company?
User-Submitted Answers
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It is the leading trucking company.
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What I read from the company profile.
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I read somethings about your company online.
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You are looking for a local driver here in the bay area.
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It is the leading trucking company?
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A good tracking record and good company to work for.
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From research your company is one of the top five carriers services in the United State and Canada. It is all about quality and customer appreciation.
8.
I am good at the help push the car up on the two truck for the wheel.
9.
I know its a very big company and you have a few million customers.
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Werner Company, I know that this truck company is the best in the west and is very well-known for truck driving around the country.
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I hear great things about this company.
12.
You retrain drivers and haul freight coast to coast.
13.
It is basically to procure and distribute drugs and medical equipment to the government hospitals.
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Deal whit costemars collect cars broken-down and take garages also home costemars.
15.
You guys are like a sister company to YRC
Question 13 of 24
How long do you see yourself as a truck driver?
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I look at myself as a truck driver as long as it provides for my family.
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As long as I have the burning desire.
3.
I see myself as a professional driver until I cant drive anymore.
4.
Oh boy!, I see many old truck drivers that inspore me so I think about around my 70s or if any thing else shut out on me.
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Rest of my working career.
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If I am treated right, I will stay as long as I feel wanted.
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For as long as I am able.
8.
To be honest till I retire I dont see my self doing anything else career wise. I do program on the side and I do repair computers as a hobby but to say I would leave truck driving for that. Never.
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Till I die.....23 years from now...........
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For life.... Because I born trucker.
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All my life until retirement.
12.
As long as possible. I enjoy it now as a rookie and I'll have a feeling I'll still enjoy it as a veteran.
13.
I love driving and I will do it as long as I still love it.
Question 14 of 24
Were you ever late or did you ever miss work at your last job? How often?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Never late always arrive 15-30 minutes early.
2.
Only when I was sick and that would be about 4 times a year. If I was stuck in traffic and I knew I was going to be late I would call in an advance before I start my shift.
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I have never been late or missed work without having time off approved by my supervisor.
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A couple of times. Over slept.
5.
Yes,I have only missed work when necessary (illness or Injury). I have been late one time in the last 10 years.
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My last job in 13th years I been day 20 minutes late.
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My last job was only 2 months and that was only because It was the car I was car pooling in. It was more expensive to go than it was worth going to work in. I also only missed one day and that was because of a doctors appointment.
8.
No, really good about that...
9.
Very rarely. I always let my employers know what's going on, so they can plan accordingly. But I generally don't miss work because I like money lol.
10.
I take work very seriously and don't miss work. Nor am I late. That is what having a job means.
11.
Never late very seldom missed work for illness or appointments.
12.
I have and maybe 1 time late because the bridge was open.
13.
I do not miss work. I try not to be late.
Question 15 of 24
During your off time, how cautious are you not to get a speeding ticket or DUI?
User-Submitted Answers
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Obey all road signs and driving etiquette. I do not do drugs or smoke or drink alcohol beverages.
2.
I always drive with the limits, I hv never been charged for over speeding for the period I hv driven.
3.
I treat my car driving exactly the same as I do behind the wheel of a CDL vehicle. Safety and adherence to road regulations are paramount and I never drink and drive.
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I have always respect the rules.
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Almost all the time. In in the job market and in a career that requires a clean license. Its never going to look good and could possibly get you fired if your name has speeding or dui in it.
6.
Extremely......... I drive below the speed limits(my safety and accident record attests to that ... And I do not drink alcoholic beverages ever............ Not even recreationally............
7.
Thats the worst thing to do.
8.
My rule is 2 mph under the speed limit. I don't drink and drive.
9.
I have to remain all the time safety and care about my driver liscene.
10.
Very cautious now. I used to be a bit of a speed demon, but I'm noticing how it effects my ability to get a driving job and I've corrected myself. Also, driving too fast in a car is dangerous- driving too fast in a combination vehicle is deadly.
11.
Because I do not smoke and drink alcohol and drive in speed limit.
12.
I don't own a car to get those fines.
13.
Always, maturity is the answer.
14.
Very, try to stay out of those situations.
15.
Never have had a ticket or dui.
Question 16 of 24
Why do you want to become a truck driver?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Already a truck driver for the last 5yrs.
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Because I love driving and driving is something I do well.
3.
Why do you want to become a truck driver?
4.
I love driving Iam very happy this work.
5.
I been driving numbers of years for multiple companies and I like driving.
6.
Travel the country and make decent money to provide for my family.
7.
I like the feel of the open road.
8.
I wish to continue my career as a truck driver.
9.
I only really see my self doing this I cant say I have alot of options I enjoy doing. Everything I have tried I have disliked and truck driving is just one of those things were I try to find a fault and just cant find one. Its more pros than cons.
10.
Already here!!! I simply couldn't stand the factory doin' time thing... Indoors with no windows or natural light.... Wishing I could be out there.. Outside!!
11.
To provide myself with the necessities of life and to work hard doing it.
12.
Make good money to take care of my family.
13.
To feed the nation and make money and enjoy in the country.
14.
Job security. As long as something needs to be moved or delivered in a mass quantity, I'll have a job. I enjoy doing something with purpose.
15.
I have family and friends that drive big trucks and the pay is good.
Question 17 of 24
How much did your truck driving school teach you about mechanics?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Lots, I can rip with a wrench.
2.
A lot, they taught us about things we need to know on are pre trip and what they do and what to look for if it is not correct.
3.
I have good idea about mechanics.
4.
Everything, inside the cabinet and out, in the engine compartment, underneath the truck and trailer from top to bottom, from the front of the truck to the rearend of the trailer. All of the tires, air lines, brakes, and lights.
5.
If you mean the mechanics of driving, everything. I had no idea how to maneuver something that big.
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I can detect any mechanical faulty on a vehicle am driving and solve most of the minor faults.
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They taught us the type of things you need to know to be a successful over the road driver. How to adjust brakes, adjust trailer wheels for weight management. Basic mechanical things such as changing a broken hose or line.
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Mechanics of a truck I couldnt say much. But I do know a little. As I always tried to fix my own car while in high school. But was never really successful on doing like a gasket change or anything big like that I could never get it to seal I new how it worked but never seal. As for electrical I know a little more than average I learned about ecm's, wire harness's, and certain situations about computer diagonstics but that was all on my own.
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Some... They didn't dwell on it.... Just enough to do your log book correctly and to maintain a truck...
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Plenty of hands experience.
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I took auto mechanics all through high school.
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Basic things required for a pre-trip. Assembly of parts. Noting of the parts are in fair condition.
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I am a mechanically inclined and work on vehicles.
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I have knowledge of mechanics I can handle small problems.
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What was necessary for safety and small repairs.
Question 18 of 24
How do you rate your truck driving school?
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Tell me about your driving carreer.
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100%, they teach the instructors for the DMV
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The best, 100% successful, the school I went to also teaches the DMV instructors who give out CDL license's thur out the state of California.
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I rate would american truck training great.
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On a scale from 1- 10 10 being the best I rate them an 9
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Very good. I was very impressed with the training.
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It was the best because I had to learn the most basic skills in a very short period of time.
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The truck driving school I attended was very thorough and covered all aspects of safely operating a truck. I was very pleased I chose the school I did and my safety record reflects the quality of my training. Highly.
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10 for passing me even though I failed.
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GREAT awesome amazing perfect some were between those lines.
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Well my trucking school as I did learn the basics there I will rate it about 3 out 5. Not because it was a terrible school. But because I didnt feel like they put enough effort to teach. They had instructors that were just there to earn a paycheck. So I took it upon my self to learn and get the most out of it. When I finally graduated most of the students there were bumbed out cause I wasn't gonna be there to give them tips anymore. I kept going till most of the students and close friends there got their license they all said I was the one who should be instructing but I didnt feel like I would get the most out of this career.
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The equipment was fair at best... But the fact that I have been able to do the job that I have andf maintain safety... And my shear ablity to skillfully back up a truck the way I do and can in any situation goes back to my scholl... The traing and time they gave me... The best 3,000 dollars I 've ever spent on myself...(that I've turned into 653,000.00 dollars on income since 1980...)
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Excellent at what they do.
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It helped me to earn my cdl a the first attempt.
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It was good, I think more time should have been put for driving.
Question 19 of 24
How will you cope with being on the road, away from your family?
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Its a great way to provide for a family.
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She excited to see me start a new career that I am excited to start.
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She thinks is a good employment for me - because she knows I drive well.
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I have turned down job offers for this reason. I CANNOT.
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I think I'll be able to cope just fine. From going off to college, to job corp, and in to a place of my own I seem to adjust and adapt pretty well. Never been the homesick type so I think I will feel comfortable making this transition.
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Ill adjust and mange my time wisely.
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My family are very supportive and this is the better way of making better living.
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I learned to have faith and give God my problems such as being away worring and providing safetly food and shealter.
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My family are used to the work I do, If I am away for a period of time we stay in contact during rest period by phone and e mail. It also gives me a chance to look forward to seeing them when I return. It is the profession I have chosen.
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Call on the phone every day at least once.
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Well my family is know how much I love driving.
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Maintain a positive mindset.
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Thats a little issue but I think I can handle it if it isnt done I will mostly end up on the road with my family.
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I don't have any surviving family.
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Live as a single man with my children already grown so that's not aproblem.
Question 20 of 24
Tell me about your job before you became a truck driver?
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Tow Truck Driver, Warehouseman, Office Clerk, Inventory Clerk, customer service rep. District Manager, Coordinator, order picker, actor, limo driver, bus passenger driver.
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My job as an order puller was chanllenging but motivating changing but consitant.
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I was a bus driver. I loved getting kids in the morning ready for school. Best job ever seeing kids get an education.
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I did alot of customer service and retail.
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I worked as a delivery man for a dairy, I was not old enough to obtain a CDL and waited until I was 21 and got my license so I could drive truck for the company.
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Always on the road I was a vanpool driver.
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Van multi drop make sure all deliveries arrive safe to costemars and the costemars is happy.
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I was a support services work in Kankakee il and I do maintenance work for Shapiro developmental center.
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At the warehouse I did mostly assembly of lockers and keep tabs on orders. I only kept tabs for my own records to make sure I didnt over build a certain type of locker. I also made sure my area was clean and organized. Cause I seen one of my co-workers almost slip on the rivits we were working with cause his side was to dirty.
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Allful, lowpaying, boring.... And in some cases filthier.....
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Work as a designer drafter and was always behind an office desk.
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Co owner of 2 businesses.
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I was a restaurant manager. I worked my way from an employee to shift leader to general manager and realized it wasn't a career I wanted to pursue further. I took a step down to line cook at a casual dining restaurant, in order to have a flexible schedule for school. Went to Cdl school and here I am.
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I was a school bus driver and a landscaper.
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Truck driving was my first job.
Question 21 of 24
Will loss of personal time, affect your duties as a truck driver?
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1 son a fiancee and 3 step daughters.
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Another illegal question.
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Not to the extent that I neglect my responsibilities. Balance is important to me. I don't want to get burned out in this field.
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No.I have a very supportive family and this job will help me enhance our quality of life.
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No, my family is supportive and this will give them a better quality of life.
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Maybe. Might take a few days but I am sure ill get right back into it.
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No because being a long haul truck driver for several years has taught me to use the time I have at home wisely which allows me to focus entirely on the job when I need to. I have a lot of support from family friends.
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Not if I get the right hours.
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No when working as a warehouse worker I always made sure.
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Yes it does and time off helps........... Sometimes you gotta sit still and visit the places you pass thru.
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I have 2.5 years driving experience and I have been a business owner personal time is scheduled and enjoyed.
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All jobs can have long hours/days. It's what you do with the days off you have that matters.
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No - I am committed to my choice of work as a driver.
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No dont really have personal time.
Question 22 of 24
What was the closest you came to have an accident in a truck? Did you learn anything from it?
User-Submitted Answers
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Whilst smoking the dankest weed I nearly rekked some fools tryna burnout in a parking lot.
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Whilst smoking the dankest weed I nearly rekked some fools tryna burnout in a parking lot.
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Whilst smoking the dankest weed I nearly rekked some fools tryna burnout in a parking lot.
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I had a couple. I needed to slow down in my backing up. Take my time.
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A car started to merge into my lane as he did not see me in his blind spot, I slowed my vehicle while checking my mirrors and was able to merge into the next lane safely without collision.
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Once or twice. Slow down.
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Yes take care off myself and another drivers.
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The closest I had an accident in a truck was in the yard at the school and I wasnt driving it was another person that was at the wheel he didnt pull out far enough to complete the turn and after that I just new the futher out the better.
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Never... But I watched quite a few others get into it and made sure I never did anything that they ever do to put them selves there!
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In December 2015 was raining, not to keep too close behind any vehicle in the rain.
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Since my rule is to drive 2 mph under the speed limit I usually have time to stop. Driving conservatively pays dividends.
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I'm just out of school, so no brushes with accidents yet... Fingers crossed it stays that way.
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Someone hit me in the back. It was a drunk driver. I was cleared of all charges and learned that sometimes, you can't do a thing.
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I always bump mosquitoes and they seem not to care of to avoid the truck.
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A car swerved in front of me an I just slowed down.
Question 23 of 24
Have you ever came to a bridge where you did not have clearance? How did you get your truck turned around?
User-Submitted Answers
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No I saw the warning signs soon enough so I was able to bypass it before I got in trouble.
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Yes I have, I was lucky to have a co driver with me and was able to secure the road and use him a spotter to back into a side road and turn around.
3.
Slowly backed up and turned around.
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Haven't experience nothing like that.
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No never I always try to read the sign ahead of time and if there is a time there wasnt a sign I would try to back up till I can safley do a U turn.
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No, but I was lately in a town where the truck were no t marked or signed and could not make on e of the turns and had to back out of it.... After calling the local police (Huntington,Pa.)they watched my tail end and helped me safely get backed out....
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No but if I do must call the police to assistance.
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Yes. Get out and let the drivers behind get around you then back up.
9.
Sometimes you can turn around if there's no traffic. Sometimes you have to back up until you find a safe place to turn around.
10.
Yes, a few drivers helped me, I backed up with their helps stopping traffic and I got turned around and back on my way.
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Contact road assist to ensure that other motorists are not in danger whilst I turnded around.
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No never experienced that.
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Yes, I drove it in the ditch.
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Got out, checked on my backing up areas, turned hazards on proceeded carefully.
15.
Check a place to turn around, if I cant, reversing.
Question 24 of 24
How will you refrain from burning out?
User-Submitted Answers
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Making sure that I rest on my off hours, stay in shape, eat good foods and if I have a problem I will make sure that I talk to my supervisor.
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Staying busy and working towards better advancedment.
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Get great rest and stay focus.
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Sleeping without the vibration of a truck running.
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Using my work experience and knowledge and to be excited about my work on a daily basis.
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Try and stay while rested.
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Mostly just make sure I have some free time to my self to enjoy something I like during my time and to get my self some sleep before the job.
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Eat fresh subs at subway... Really...... The changing scenery helps too!
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Take breaks often and don't burn out yourself buy working too much.
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Scheduling as much hometime as is possible.
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If posible fire stuingusion or for emmergence.
12.
Burning out? Work/life balance.
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Burning from what, make your questions clear.
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I have to be aware of my own limits and respect them. Good sleep, good food, and exercise when possible is the key to a healthy life. I rest on my days off and take care of myself.
15.
By engaging in relaxing activities like fishing on days off - and make use of my annual vacation.

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August 18th, 2017

A truck driver (commonly referred to as a trucker or driver in the United States and Canada; a truckie in Australia and New Zealand; a lorry driver or driver in Ireland and the United Kingdom), is a person who earns a living as the driver of a truck, usually a semi truck, box truck, or dump truck.

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