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education completed: some college
license info: Verified CDL "A" License with Tanker and Doubles-Triples Endorsements, Medical Card Fresh in October 2018

Good Day

The quick report: I have about 4.50 years experience in the seven years I have possessed my CDL hauling dry-van and containers with an articulating tractor. I have done a couple stints with 22' dump trailers with dumping concrete contaminated with rebar and Grade 8.

I am looking for a shuttle position which will not expose me greatly to law enforcement. There was a guy offering such on here a few months ago where I would only spend 2-miles on the public roads. However, the reporting location was 27 miles from where I live. I would much prefer something closer to Mc Cook, Illinois.


In reverse Chronological order:

March-February 2019: Unemployed the past two months "taking a chill" from the events this winter.

January 2019: Two moving violations with one being a 15+ mpg speeding (61 in a 45) leave me not only unmeasurable to most trucking companies and now terrified of police now as if I were a minority and thus enacting my 60-day chill.

December 2018: Dopey company gives me a 25-year old Volvo with no power which lost 15-mph going up minor Michigan Hills, and running 95 PSI which is a sure sign of an engine ready to blow up do to an obstruction somewhere in the oiling system. Claimed to me that they would 'work on the truck on Monday thus to take the day off. Sends me a text at 10:30 PM to be in Battle Creek, MI by 7:00 AM. Told the company I made plans for my day off, and I was fired for this.

November 2018: Purchased a tractor to start my own trucking company, but then decided to "company drive" for a while longer to raise more cash.

October 2018: Unemployed.

June 2018-September 2018: Worked for a rag-bag outfit always three weeks late in paying me as a company driver and the proceeded to go out of business on my ass with $1,300.00 gold coin of my escrow going down with the ship.

This WAS the last straw for my working for a trucking company ever again as a truck driver; hence the purchase of my own tractor.

October 2017-May 2018: Was driving OTR essentially a Chicago to Atlanta< Georgia lane outbound working back usually through Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Medical condition forces me to be at home to get good enough sleep so I had to retire from OTR.

I will fill out the remainder of my time frame upon an application to be filled out. The time will be filled with unemployment looking for other than truck-driving work and being screwed by other trucking companies regarding my compensation.


I am not going to be a household goods mover for less than $18.00/hour overtime after 40 such hours. I ain't breaking my back for the peanuts of $13.00 OR LESS per hour. I may consider straight truck jobs and I know this would mean "touch freight".

I still cannot go OTR as my inability to get good REM sleep outside my bedroom continues. In fact, if not shuttle work, within 100 air-miles would be great. If necessary, I could use MY tractor if it makes it easier on you so that you do not have to burn one of your company trucks for a sucky driver like me. Obviously, though, I would need to run under your Operating Authority and Liability and Cargo Insurances.

My tracor is a strong Cummins N14 with an Eaton 13-Speed ELD-FREE and EGR FREE monster but there is gremlins in the electiral system which I have not pin pointed yet. I also need to rear-spring bushings.

My preference is Dry-Van Work, but if Intermoday, okay. If in MY truck, delays at the railyard NOT OF MY FAULT must reimburse me; i.e. 53'-chassis with inoperable sliding tandums; 20'-that will not open up or once open will not close; flat tires (which is I mush say becoming less commonplace the past few years relative to seven years ago), bent landing gear, etc.

I am open to hauling steel as this may be a way where I get a ticket out of Illinois (Indiana is full of steel hauling companies). I have a tanker endorsement but no experience hauling a tanker trailer. I really do not want to drive a bus: tight city spots still intimidate me. Maybe a shorter "party bus" or tram would suffice but I do not have a passenger endorsement. Dump-Truck with 37' or shorter trailer would be okay, but usually such companies want 2-years experience in dumps.


BOTTOM LINE: The trucking industry is too tough for me; but all the general labor and manufacturing jobs on craigslist ain't paying squat; pay stuck in the 1990's. If I had the cash to float myself for eight months of 10-hours days studying, I could land a web-development job at my nephew's business cashing $75K/year; but I need a "tide me over until then" job.

I will accept part-time; In fact, the 14-hour day is a thing of the past for me; cannot do that 14-20 hour days any longer. My ELD free tractor was to avoid expensive monitoring devices, not to work 20-hours days. Eight-hour days would be great; if 14-hours days, then the next day off since I require more than 10-hours of recuperation time.

COUNTER-OFFERS: I cannot really see one that I would be interested in; I already posted various instances that I will accept. I will just continue doing ad-hoc handyman work and moving work if I cannot land the situation where I may show up to work and not worry about a cop stealing my paycheck.


NO BLIND PERCENTAGES! Either I am paid hourly or I am told what will be paid TO ME BEFORE I haul the load. Piece work such as $50/chassis moved may suffice if the distance is proper.

IRS Form 1099 or Currency forms of payment only please. I am filing for disability and a W-2 will destroy the process. Don't worry; if I can get gainful employment, with improved health, then I can cancel the process. However, there is no guarentee that I will regain my just three-years-ago former health.


Thank you for reading this immoderate posting. I further thank you if you have interest in me.

I will not leave my phone number any longer because I keep getting text messages even when my ad say I will only accept phone calls.

If you wish to contact me, don't do so in the blind. Identify your company, even if you are a recuiter, your DOT number if you are a trucking company, your name, and a telephone number where i may contact you.


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