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    UT

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Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Backing practice

I'm okayish at backing, I almost never do docks but I back into tight, awkward places regularly. I'd pull in, button hook in front of the dock in as wide an arc as possible into that little driveway across from it, pull through it as far as I could then back from there. If there's isn't a car parked next to it you might get it in one shot.

I'd also try to show up before they open or stay the night there, solves alot of problems with backing into places with alot of parked cars and busy streets doing it that way.

Posted:  10 months ago

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Advice Needed

I'm glad it worked out!

That happened to me once but lucky enough to not get anything damaged. The lines were tangled up so they didn't have much movement range. Make sure you check and make your lines are loose enough without dragging.

Posted:  10 months ago

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Gay/Lesbian/Trans drivers at McElroy

I would give the recruiter a call and ask for a copy of their anti-discrimination policy and have a read. My company is owned by a rich Mormon who is really ackward around me, I'm trans and that ain't no secret, but he's never said anything or done anything nasty and his company has the best anti-discrimination policy I've ever read, even better than some massive corporations like Amazon who tend to have strong policies.

I too am wary of these super openly "Christian" corporations, idk anything about McElroy specifically though and the best way to find out is ask em.

As far as trucking itself goes, most folx don't care who you are and what you do just don't do it in the fuel aisle lol.

Sorry i don't see an edit button

I just wanted to add you can supplement your research with online reviews, look for ones that mentions words like gay, *****, trans etc and see if people are reporting bad behavior. Since McElroy is a mega you have taken reviews with a grain of salt but if you're seeing a lot of legit sounding reports of discrimination nonsense it might be a red flag.

Posted:  10 months ago

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Gay/Lesbian/Trans drivers at McElroy

I would give the recruiter a call and ask for a copy of their anti-discrimination policy and have a read. My company is owned by a rich Mormon who is really ackward around me, I'm trans and that ain't no secret, but he's never said anything or done anything nasty and his company has the best anti-discrimination policy I've ever read, even better than some massive corporations like Amazon who tend to have strong policies.

I too am wary of these super openly "Christian" corporations, idk anything about McElroy specifically though and the best way to find out is ask em.

As far as trucking itself goes, most folx don't care who you are and what you do just don't do it in the fuel aisle lol.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Cooking OTR

I get frozen stuff like Simulate Nuggets and Beyond Burgers and make them in a toaster oven and make salads and chili at home to reheat. I'm only out 4-5 days at time so I don't need to carry a ton with me.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking jobs that hire with one preventable accident

You might try Navajo Express, my former roommate worked for them after he got fired from Swift for a hard braking event while looking at his phone. Navajo and Western Express are kind of known for giving drivers second chances.

If somebody does give you a second chance after plowing into another vehicle the size of an average apartment in Tokyo, please keep your eyes on the road, it's real easy to kill folx in these things.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Time to air my dirty laundry

If you hung your clothes outside your truck and drive you'd have to wash em again because they'd be covered in road filth. You'd be better off hanging them inside the truck and pointing the AC at them.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Point me in the right direction

Alot of folx spend alot of time frettin over who to work for instead of getting ready to pass their permit test, which imho is a mistake. The only three questions that matter when it comes to your first employer in order of importance: 1) Who's willing to hire you 2) do they operate close enough to get you home on occasion and 3) do you wanna be cool and pull open deck or stick with a boring old box.

I started at a smaller outfit making .70 cpm but I make more now than I did when I started even though my cpm hasn't gone up because I've gotten a lot better at my job and my boss likes me and throws me on good routes consistently and no matter who you work for that's the situation you want to cultivate and the only way to cultivate that is time on the road actively learning, applying yourself, building your skills and your relationship with the people who can most directly affect your ability to earn.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Older women

I'm not old, depending on who you ask, but I'm a woman and I can throw straps and chains as well as anybody else. There's nothing about trucking that makes it a job for men or the young.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Starting over with trucking

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A day and a half for a driver with zero experience? I don't believe that for a second.

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My boss at my previous job paid for me to get my CDL so I could drive for him.... A few days later I called a place that had left flyers at the school I went to, got the job the following day.

It's been trial by fire since day 3 lol, I even had to learn to chain up a coil with YouTube videos.

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So, you actually had more than 1.5 days of training when you went to the school to get your CDL.

How long have you been driving from when you were at that school?

Laura

Oh sorry I thought we weren't counting CDL school. I thought on the road training was what happens after CDL school, which took me about 6 weeks to finish. One of the instructors didn't like me which stressed me out immensely so it took longer than I anticipated.

Anyway sorry about hijacking your thread OP~

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