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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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How do you put a photo up

Yeah, I tried it again, still not working. I decided to just give up.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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How do you put a photo up

That might have been the piece of the puzzle we have been missing right there. I personally didn't know that there was a size limit.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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How do you put a photo up

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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How do you put a photo up

I ran into the same problem. clicked photo, selected it and clicked upload, said sending, and that was it. 5 minutes later, still sending.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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How soon is too soon to start applying?

Thanks for the info Kearsey! I didn't want to apply too early, but I didn't want to wait till the last minute either.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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How soon is too soon to start applying?

I'm looking at six to eight weeks before I'm ready to go to school. When would be a good time to send out my one and done aplication?

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Mom died tonight

I'm so sorry for your loss Kearsey. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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New job twist: a Russian company

I didn't think being a driver could be considered as 1099 employment? I might be mistaken, but according to IRS ruling, I don't see how it works.

"Behavioral: Does the company control or have the right to control what the worker does and how the worker does his or her job?

Financial: Are the business aspects of the worker’s job controlled by the payer? (these include things like how worker is paid, whether expenses are reimbursed, who provides tools/supplies, etc.)"

Quote from the IRS website

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

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There is a lot of storage on the upper bunk area, as you can see. That's two large totes (the third is currently off the truck), and my large ICECO freezer up there. Also are a few boxes of spare parts and extra liquids.

The bottom bunk lifts up for even more storage under that. I carry about 1500 lbs of extra stuff on and in each truck.

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PackRat: If that top bunk ever collapses, I hope you're on drive time and not in the lower bunk. It might take some time to dig you out.rofl-1.gif

But if he does, he'll have plenty of supplies to hold him over while awaiting rescue.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

Yeah, I went and checked that out. That's an incredible commercial. Thanks for telling me about it.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

Yep, that's my lil man alright. Watching him grow up keeps an old Harry Chapin song going thru my mind. You probably know the one I'm thinking of. Cat's in the cradle

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

PackRat, you sure you don't have a body or two hidden in there, just sayin. In keeping with my father's Italian heritage, I don't know anybody, but I know a guy who knows a guy.....

Posted:  4 months ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

He finished treatments December 27th and anyone on here who have had the misfortune of the whole chemo/radiation treatments know what kind of h&ll that is. August 30th will be his 3rd scan looking for any new tumors, and I'm praying for good news for the 3rd time. He nearly lost his left arm at the elbow due to how aggressive this type of cancer is. If he can fight thru all that, then me becoming a driver is nothing more than a minor inconvenience.

Posted:  4 months ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

Kids are amazing like that they could have the worst sickness n they go on all marry n happy like nothing was wrong. We could learn from them

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Thanks everyone!

Looks like the consensus as far as sleeper trucks go is most (but not 100%) are two bunk trucks.

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Thomas;

If your reason for asking is having that handsome 'lil MAN' ride along when he's 13 (or whatever age the insurance waiver per your company requires,) you most certainly can request the double bunk!!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: He looks eager to go . . . NOW, LoL! Git'a'move'ON! ;) haha!

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Thanks for that.

Yes, when he's old enough, I couldn't keep him outta my truck lol. Hel loves it when I'd bring my company rollback home for weekend on call. He calls it Big Boy. He loves it when we go out for a ride in it. Big Boy in this case is a 2020 Freightliner M2-102 Business Class extended cab with the Cummins 6.7, Allison Automatic, air brakes and a 21 foot steel rollback bed.

That's my youngest pictured there, 6 years old, and a cancer survivor. My little warrior, never would know if you seen him that anything ever happened, he just keeps smiling and laughing like any other 6 year old. I've probably learned more from him than he'll ever learn from me.

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Amen Rhino!

Anytime I feel like life has dropped a big steaming pile in my lap, I look at him, shrug my shoulders and remember that there are worse things that could happen.

Posted:  4 months ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

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Thanks everyone!

Looks like the consensus as far as sleeper trucks go is most (but not 100%) are two bunk trucks.

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Thomas;

If your reason for asking is having that handsome 'lil MAN' ride along when he's 13 (or whatever age the insurance waiver per your company requires,) you most certainly can request the double bunk!!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: He looks eager to go . . . NOW, LoL! Git'a'move'ON! ;) haha!

Thanks for that.

Yes, when he's old enough, I couldn't keep him outta my truck lol. Hel loves it when I'd bring my company rollback home for weekend on call. He calls it Big Boy. He loves it when we go out for a ride in it. Big Boy in this case is a 2020 Freightliner M2-102 Business Class extended cab with the Cummins 6.7, Allison Automatic, air brakes and a 21 foot steel rollback bed.

That's my youngest pictured there, 6 years old, and a cancer survivor. My little warrior, never would know if you seen him that anything ever happened, he just keeps smiling and laughing like any other 6 year old. I've probably learned more from him than he'll ever learn from me.

Posted:  4 months ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

Thanks everyone!

Looks like the consensus as far as sleeper trucks go is most (but not 100%) are two bunk trucks.

Posted:  4 months ago

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This might be a stupid question, but......

I was just curious as to whether or not the tractors issued to solo drivers have bunks or not?

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Insurance on your personal vehicle

Thanks for the info Kearsey!!

Now that you mention that, I never discussed that with my insurance carrier. When I started with NAPA in July of 2012 as a FNG delivery driver, I was required to take the Smith System Driving course. Might see if I can get my certificate to submit to them, or just wait till I start training and see what system my new company uses and submit that since it will be more recent.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Insurance on your personal vehicle

I'm Nationwide, so I just need to call them and ask. It never hurt to ask, has it??

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Insurance on your personal vehicle

That's what I was wondering, as I'm probably within 60 days from starting schooling, and just getting my financial house in order before I leave. My wife has her truck and car, and my car will just be sitting while I'm on the road. Looks like a few more phone calls are in order.

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