Profile For Thomas D.

Thomas D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Powellton, WV

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Thomas D. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 9 months ago

Thomas D.'s Bio

46 years old. 63W wheeled vehicle repairer US Army. Been in the automotive sector all my life, It's time for a change.

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Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Eye Candy

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What do I like about it? Well, the paycheck of course. All joking aside, she's a governed to 65 mph, automated gear shift gutless wonder, but there isn't a job we haven't taken on that we've failed to complete. What do I not like about it? She's a governed to 65 mph, automated gear shift gutless wonder that Freightliner forgot to put a suspension under.

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They didnt forget to put a suspension under it...Freightliners use the driver as a shock absorber

I can believe that. Travelling Indiana should come with a free chiropractor visit!

Posted:  1 year ago

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I'm still here, still learning

I make it a point to get up every day with the goal of doing everything in my power to be the safest driver I can be.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Eye Candy

What do I like about it? Well, the paycheck of course. All joking aside, she's a governed to 65 mph, automated gear shift gutless wonder, but there isn't a job we haven't taken on that we've failed to complete. What do I not like about it? She's a governed to 65 mph, automated gear shift gutless wonder that Freightliner forgot to put a suspension under.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Eye Candy

My first ride...

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Posted:  1 year ago

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I'm still here, still learning

I run Minnesota, Idaho, Oklahoma, Illinois, Arknsas,Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Delaware, Maine, New York, just wherever the loads take me. Any load, any miles, any destination.

Posted:  1 year ago

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I'm still here, still learning

It's been quite a while since my last post, but I'm still out here, learning every day and racking up the miles. I first got my truck at the end of July 2022 and it had 175,799 miles on the odometer. Today I'm at the Love's in Bidwell, Ohio off of Route 35, and the odometer shows 262,452. It's been great, it's been stressful, and sometimes awful. But I'm still here.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Dropping in for a hello

Oh, the preventable was all me. I caught a yellow post at a shipper and damaged my hood and right headlamp backing in to a platform. Totally a rookie move, but I stopped and called it in.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Trucking Company Requires Driver to Drop Truck Off At Terminal

I'm with Roehl, and I take my truck home with me on home time, with trailer (loaded or not). But the deal with that is, I'm responsible for the truck. If a tree limb falls on the truck and damages it, it's on me. Someone vandalizes it? Yup, on me. Now I'm not sure of the exact distance, but I believe that if you are within a 50 mile radius of a terminal or drop yard, you have to park there. But with that comes a release of liability from damages.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Dropping in for a hello

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I'm still alive and well since picking up my truck. It's been a great time out here on the road, and I'm working consistently. I've logged 22,127 career miles so far, but I did have a preventable, and was backed i to at a truck stop. I completed my Phase 3 training last Friday, and I'm now a full fledged driver!

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Its getting to be go time!!

When I went to pick up my truck, a 2022 Freighliner, it was abandoned at a drop yard in Bensalem, PA. The windshield had a starburst the size of a half dollar on the left side near the windshield post, the steer tires looked rough, and the paint was scratched on the lower left rear fairing. I picked up a load in NJ that went to Indiana. When I was making my drop operations called me asking if I still needed service, so they told me to bring it in to our terminal in Gary, IN. I pull in at 05:30 on a Sunday morning, my truck went straight into maintainence. By 11:30 am, new windshield, new steer tires, paint touched up, and trim on both door mirrors replaced. I don't know about all our terminals, but Gary and Marshfield, WI both have automatic drive thru truck washes. I hit them every time I'm in there.

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