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Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Dedicated company in Florida to lease my truck onto.

Hello yall, I currently own my own truck and I am leased onto an OTR company. I have been over the road for 3 years now, since then I have taken about 4 to 5 days of home time every 3 to 5 months. So pretty much I live on the road. I'm pretty beat up honestly and I'm looking for a dedicated company in Florida that I can at least have a reasonably predictable schedule and be home on the weekends (weekend as a Friday night to Monday morning). I have a TON of respect for anybody that can live in a truck for 20+ years but it isn't for me. I have dry van, reefer experience, and a tanker endorsement (non hazmat). I would be planning on operating my truck out of St. Augustine FL. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Super sleeper trucks

Hey Sean, I once interviewed an O/O who had one of those huge sleepers on his truck. I wrote an article about my visit with him. You may find it an interesting read. Here's a link to the article...

Confessions Of An Owner Operator

I will check it out thank you Sir

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Super sleeper trucks

Hi Sean,

I have thrown around getting a super sleeper myself. Unfortunately, you probably will have to ask the owners about it at some point.

I talked to one owner a few years ago and he says he hauls government contracted freight. In top of that he made it a point that he only hauls freight when the market is good.

From what I got out of it is that he's basically very financially secured, and hauling freight as an on the side retirement gig.

Thanks, that's very impressive that he's successful enough to do that.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Super sleeper trucks

Hello right now I'm currently own my own truck and lease it on with a company. My wife rides with me and we've pretty much been living in a truck for 3 years. We've been considering trading in our truck and getting a super sleeper truck. She doesn't drive and does not want to due to a severe accident she got in about 5 years ago so we are not nor will never be team drivers. I'm mentioning that because I've noticed a lot of companies that have super sleepers seem to be a team operation although I could be wrong.

My questions are what companies would have freight that would have driving room for a truck with that size wheel base? Right now some of the places I go you can barley fit a normal semi truck in, I can't imagine doing that with a super sleeper.

Are there any companies that would hire me considering I would be a solo driver in a team's truck? Meaning that I wouldn't be able to run at the normal schedule of a team operation.

Would the companies expect me to have some form of specialty experience? Ie household moving or flatbed? (Right now I only have dry van and reefer experience.

I dont know much about the super sleeper part of this industry because I've always thought it would be weird to just walk up to someone and a truck like that and just start annoying them with questions, but I'd really like to know and would be grateful for any help on the matter. Thanks

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Dealing with road rage from other truck drivers

The best thing to do is wait until he is done with his rant, and then say "no hablo English". Smile and go on about your business. That'll get him riled up.

Yep you're right best thing to do with someone that's unreasonable is kill them with kindness

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Dealing with road rage from other truck drivers

So today had to pick up a load in Minneapolis, when I got to the shipper the dock that I was assigned had a trailer in it. I was told to wait for the yard driver to move the trailer from the door and once backed to the door to lower my landing gear and slide my tandems to the rear. Right after I was told all of that I noticed another driver that had pulled in to pick up a load too. I backed into my door, did everything that I needed to do and went back to my truck. They finished loading me in about 15 minutes. After they loaded me I had to go back to the receiving counter to get my bill of lading. I went back to my truck and turned it on waited for the air to build in the system so I could adjust my tandems and then pulled up to do so. I got out of my truck pulled the tandem pin and closed/sealed the trailer doors. While I was doing that I heard continuous honking right by my truck. I got back into the truck to slide my tandems forward and I noticed that the person honking at me was the other driver who got there just after me and he had pulled up a few feet away from my truck making it impossible to leave from the right. He wanted to get into the door but there was nowhere else for me to shut the doors or slide the tandems that wasn't the actual road, and if I pulled up to the left I would be blocking his back anyways and I would be parked on a rail road track. He continued to honk at me and flip me off. You get it. I lost my temper and after I pulled away I got out of the truck and started yelling and cussing at him. I must of called him almost every swear word in a very unfriendly and loud voice. I realized I shouldn't have done that but I did. I should've just let it slide and realize that he had issues. I dont understand why some other truck drivers are like that. I can understand being mad if I was actually doing something wrong but I was literally doing everything I was supposed to be doing. Got any tips for dealing with other truck drivers like this?

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