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Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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I want to drive at night, I want an APU, and I live between Stockton and Sacramento, what companies might I want to look into as a noob?

Who says reefers run mostly nights? I run days mostly. I think Linehaul rookies mostly get the night runs. If you go with Schneider, try using Thorogood boots. Thorogood

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Old School vision update

Thanks everyone. My first trip is a three stop load from Delhi, LA to Orlando, Lakeland, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This tractor will be my companion...

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Dang it! I'm on my way to St. Paul, MN. Would've been amazing to connect with you again. I won't be home for another 5 days. I live in Apopka, just north of Orlando.

You sir are the epitome of resilience & determination. Sp happy & relieved for you. May the universe keep blessing you & your family.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Taking curves too slow?

The point I was trying to make Bklyn Dreams is you don’t want to be slamming on the brakes still as your entering the curb. I’d say that’s a pretty solid rule of thumb to follow for a new driver.

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Too many variables in determining one rule of thumb for every situation.

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I agree Bird-One. I stand corrected.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Cop to truck driver

Just to be clear about dedicated accounts. Some are home everyday, others are out for a certain amount of days then home for a 34 hour reset. Those sometimes route you by your home to spend the night but it's not guaranteed. Another local company is JB Hunt.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Taking curves too slow?

Too many variables in determining one rule of thumb for every situation. Weight distribution, height of load, weight of the load, speed, weather, yada, yada. There are curves that I've taken at speed & other times I've had to take the same curve 30 mph under limit. As you gain experience, you'll get the feel for each situation. The why G-Town always stressed the importance of situational awareness. But as was said before, you can always survive any too slow situation, one wrong too fast? I know you've read enough on here to know the rest.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Cop to truck driver

Biggest hurdle for your success is that you'll be driving in stressful situations while getting the experience necessary to be safe & successful. Lots of backing & lots of tight situations. CDL school only gives you the basic skills to pass the CDL exam. The real experience is gained when you're in the "hotseat". It's not impossible but it's difficult. Rob T. kept a detailed diary of the daily challenges he faced as a food delivery driver. Use the search bar above to find lots of useful information.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Cop to truck driver

I live in Apopka. Here are the options I've considered but I'm currently OTR. Food delivery services are plenty but it's back breaking work. Mostly, you'll be unloading those trailers & sorting their product where they want you to put it. You have QCD, US Foods, McLane, etc. Another option is P&D or Linehaul. You may start on their dock loading/unloading trailers then drive either of those options. Old Dominion & Saia are right next to each other near your area. There are dedicated options like Walmart, Target, Michael's etc driving for Swift or Marten (only 2 I know in our area with dedicated accts). Just make sure your hired for a dedicated route. I don't know if walmart is hiring in our area but that's more regional than local. Good luck.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Kill switch for 2021 freightliner cascadia day cab

Depending on how long it'll take to diagnose & fix your issue, why not see if your local dealer can have a look at your issue? Should be under warranty since its a new truck. Don't know how close or far you are from a dealer but it's just a thought. Good luck!

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Any luck for trucking in middle Ga?

I believe Roehl also opened a full school in Atlanta area at their expanded facility. Well guess I’m dsting myself they expaned about 5 yrs ago. Time flies. Georgia has very good possibilities for drivers.

That's where I did my orientation when I tried to drive for them. It's in Conley, southeast of Atlanta. CR England, ABF, Old Dominion & FedEx are all next to one another there. Also, Knight has their terminal in the other side of Atlanta, off of I-20.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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87S to 88W

If you have to go out 7, it's quicker and easier just to take 7 to 890 and over to 90 & 88 the way you you described. 7 has lots of traffic and several lights to go through

Cool. Thanks for all that helpful input.

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