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    ND

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 2 months ago

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Posted:  4 days, 6 hours ago

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Keeping DEF flowing in winter?

Thanks lady and gentlemen for the replies. I will just keep adding it from the fueling station and trust in the heating system.

Posted:  5 days, 2 hours ago

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Keeping DEF flowing in winter?

Does anyone have any tips for making sure the DEF does not freeze up in the winter? I know the tank has a heater that is supposed to keep the tank from freezing up but am I supposed to trust that is good enough? With fuel you can add anti gelling treatments but DEF being what it is I have not heard or seeing anything that can be added to keep it from freezing, just wondering what others do to prevent their DEF from freezing?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Rejected Load - No Room

Harvey I am guessing the farmer uses a liquid manure spreader. They are like a tanker trailer with a pressure pump and a wide boom that makes a wonderful smell for a 3-10 mile radius. If it is a particularly windy day you don't want to be downwind.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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This forum has good lessons for class B drivers too

I came to this site a little more than a year ago and started reading and learning, it has paid off. At the time I was about to retire from the Air Force Reserves and being that I had the opportunity to drive straight trucks and heavy equipment as part of my duties I took advantage of having my commander sign a form stating I had these skills I was able to get my class B with air brakes by showing the form and taking the written test. How did I study, by reading and studying the "High Road" study material provided on this site. Keep in mind this was before the new FMSCA rules went into effect in 2022. I was also able to knock out the tanker and Hazmat endorsements before the new rules!!!!!!

The information provided by just reading the posts has helped me know what to do and what not to do. I have now been driving in a part time position delivering propane cylinders while still working my full time job in an office. I think what had a great impact on getting this job was understanding parts of the trucking industry through reading information here.

For others considering a career and maybe OTR or the class A route is not in the cards right now look at a class B gig and see where that leads you. From personal experience this is the right fit for me now but it has given me the ability to see a little of the trucking world without going in the deep end of the pool and getting in over my head.

Regardless of the path you take absorb the information of this forum and take advantage of the resources either by asking the experienced truckers (not me yet) or training materials. Thanks to all the kids and experienced contributes you have helped me.

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Eye Candy

Beautiful Freightliner cabover heading west on I94 near Alexandria, MN. Truck had Manitoba plates.

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Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Cold Weather Shopping List

I am here learning about the profession and don't drive a big rig, but I do live in North Dakota so understanding about the cold is not something new. If your going the route of a flat bedder you will be outside your truck more to secure the load and would need the gear more. If your just doing drop and hooks not so much like the others mentioned. Your space on the truck will be limited but what if you break down and have no engine to keep you warm in the middle of Montana? It would sure be nice to have some clothes that can save your life. Then in the summer take them off the truck and free up the space. I like having a 2 piece setup in addition to the layers. What I mean is a set of insulated bib overalls and matching jacket. I have been driving a tow truck part time and just being able to take the jacket off and leave the bibs on helps you stay cooler in the truck. Keep in mind that if your out securing a load on a flat bed if that is the route you choose the exercise will also keep you warm.

Posted:  1 year ago

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First snow storm

Saturday night I left from the North side of Minneapolis to my destination 40 miles north of Fargo. I left the cities where it had started snowing and all the snow had lots of moisture. The temps were right to make ice on the road the whole way. I was in a car and I think my highest speed was 50mph. When the winds picked up I would not have wanted to be pulling a box trailer lightly loaded in those conditions. I was passed by numerous semis and contemplating trucking as a career these conditions give me great pause but as long as your smart like you were in going allow saved you from going on the ditch. The drive in my car which normally takes 3.5 - 4 hrs took more than 7. I had winter tires on the car and could spin them at 45mph, the roads were bad, you did good by making it safely. I have lived in MN/ND for 47 yrs and this was probably one of the 10 worst driving days I have had. I appreciate all the advice and lessons people give on here to make everyone here smarter and safer.

Posted:  1 year ago

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And So It Begins... Just Gave My Notice

Congrats Matt! I bet it felt great to give your notice? Onward and upwards. I really think you have gone about this the right way and researched and made an informed decision on getting into trucking, I wish you the best in your me endeavors.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Game: Guess the State

North Dakota on I94 if my memory is correct.

Where is this?

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Laura

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Surprise the Government worked fast in a good way

I am working towards getting all my endorsements on my Class B that I currently have before getting my Class A permit. I set up my HME appointment to do my fingerprints, finish the application process in person today at 1100. I went in presented the documents they needed and paid my fee. With the notion I would have 30 or so days to study for the tests. Low and behold shortly after 5pm I get an email saying that TSA had approve me for a HME and would let the DMV know. The only thing I can think why it went so fast is because I currently work for a Federal LE agency and have to go through background checks for my current position. So with that I need to hit the High Road training and state manual to expedite my progress to the next phase of life.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Been lurking but possibly soon to be ex Federal worker getting ready for the jump

Rob, yes that is the program. https://magnumlog.com/careers

They are a local to me program so that is what attracted me to them. They run out of the midwest and the training is done in Coon Rapids, MN where they have a terminal. No NY or CA for the OTR division.

Good luck with your new endeavors at Cowan.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Been lurking but possibly soon to be ex Federal worker getting ready for the jump

Well I have been lurking for about a little over a year planning my 3rd career when the kids grow up but looks like that will be jump started thanks to Mr. Potatohead. I am a federal worker currently and unless the senseless dictate get rescinded I will be fired around Christmas for refusing to take the vax. I contacted Magnum Trucking today about there "Drivers Apprenticeship Program" and like what I heard. They have class starting every 7 weeks with a 1yr commitment for the 6 weeks of training that is 40hrs a week at $14hr, 4 weeks in a truck with a trainer getting paid mileage, then onto your own truck. They offer OTR, Regional, Linehaul, and P&D. They also have a position called "Maverick" which travels for a week to a terminal in need. I know that I would prefer regional or OTR first but the Maverick position sounds like something that would be rewarding after learning the trucking game for a year first. Thanks to everyone here for all the posts they have been very informative and I hope to learn more before beginning a new career whether that is on my terms or someone else's with an agenda.

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