Profile For Leo S.

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  • Location:
    NV

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Volvo hood mirrors adjustment

Nope, it’s actually almost all the way up! I’m 5-8 and I know I can see the whole mirror in other Volvo trucks, but not in this one. And that’s kinda weird.

Is your seat all the way down to the floor? It may be the reason. I am 5-11, the seat is somewhere on the middle, and I can easily see the whole mirror.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Volvo hood mirrors adjustment

Hi everyone. Since they got me this truck I’ve always been wondering why the passenger side hood mirror is not fully visible without any signs of improper installation or damage. This is what I see from driver’s seat. What’s wrong with it?

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Posted:  3 months ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

When your time runs low, you gotta go. Talk to shipping, they should understand you'll be back tomorrow.

Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know.

Posted:  3 months ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

This is a joke, right?

No.

Start naming company names, yours and pickup

No.

Posted:  3 months ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

Ok so I told him I’m not gonna do any stupid stuff anymore cause I don’t wanna lose my license or go to jail, so far all the checks are paid in full and on time so we’ll see. But here is one more question I have. Let’s say you’re delivering and picking up on the same shift, so you’re empty and you just arrived for your pickup but unfortunately you only have 3 hours available on the clock. Well after 2 and a half hours nothing seems to happen, you’re walking in, and they’re telling you they’re extremely lazy ooops busy and it’s gonna be a few more hours. But you only have around 20 mins available on your ELD. What would you do? Leave and come back next day?

Posted:  3 months ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

Well making a long story short, I used to be an expediter for around a year, it was a Ford Transit cargo van and so I ended up being in all 48 cont. states even BEFORE going to a trucking school. I didn’t have any issues with backing or driving in that school, the only difficult thing I faced there was a Pre Trip, since I was not familiar with all those parts at all. I passed the road test with my second attempt just like the written one.

I'm still a little confused about your training to get your CDL. That could be a snag that keeps you from getting hired. You do have three months experience now, and I am pretty sure someone can hire you based on that. Put out those applications and keep us informed on who is willing to give you a shot. We will do our best to help you.

Posted:  3 months ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

Oh and just in case you’re wondering, ALL my loads are forced. There is no way I can decline any of them. I’m just really curious right now, how different it is in the companies you guys work for. That ridiculous clown I work for says it’s totally the same everywhere. Is it? Do you guys turn off your ELDs and work 4-5 hours over those 14 available??

Posted:  3 months ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

Hi guys, so it seems like bad things Old School was talking about started happening. Last Saturday I was delivering and I was around and hour and a half away from the destination when my ELD time was up. My boss told me to stop, go off duty, switch it to personal use and make a delivery. Once I was empty and finally pulled in to the closest rest area, I looked at my ELD and saw that I've been working for 19 hours total that day. Right now, at this moment, basically, exactly the same thing is happening again. My ELD time is up and I’m around an hour and a half away from delivery place, and he says I have to do that. So, my questions are:

1. How bad is what we’re doing in terms of.. Well, everything? 2. Should I quit and get back to Uber in Vegas, or, is there any chance some trucking company can hire me without 1 year of experience to drive solo for them? Cause obviously, I can’t work like that anymore. It seems crazy and dangerous to me.

Thanks

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

Thank you guys, it seems like Roehl offers EXACTLY what I want in the future (7/7, 14/7), I will give them a call once I have 6 months of experience, and if that's not enough, will stay with my company for 6 months more and then try again.

Old School, I knew this guy before (my boss, I mean), and he knew that I'm a good driver, non-drinker, not drug, casino or anything else addicted so he asked me if I want to jump into one of his semi trucks, I was in a financial struggle because of COVID, so I said yes. He gave me a book and asked me to prepare for a written test, which I passed and then he sent me to a private driving school in Springfield. This is how I obtained my license. As I said, I was experiencing severe financial issues, so I couldn't accept what bigger companies like Swift, Prime etc offered - my CDL cost me around $1500 after all - compare it to $6000 in companies like mentioned above plus here I have no 1 year contract plus the start pay was much bigger.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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A couple of questions from a newbie

Hi there, this is my first posting here. I'm a rookie OTR driver with just a few months of experience (Class A, dry van, automatic). I really enjoy this job, but first, I have a family to look after so I need much more home time than just 1 day per week (I work 6 weeks and then I'm 6 days home) and second, I hate my boss, he's very rude and aggressive. It's a very small company (they have just 4 trucks) in MO and I would like to leave it in the near future. So, I'm wondering if:

1. Schedules like 5 weeks out, 2 weeks home / 4 weeks out, 10 days home or similar are possible at all? If yes, what companies should I look into?

2. Would you recommend to get a 1 year of experience in my company first? Or would, let's say, 6 months be enough? I heard it might be challenging to get a job in a good company (especially with requests like mine) with less than 1 year of experience. Is it true?

Thanks!

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