Profile For Sallier

Sallier's Info

  • Location:
    Moravia, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Sallier On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 10 months ago

Sallier's Bio

Only in it for the money

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Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Finally rode with a veteran

I actually think you've been driving longer than me as I've only been doing this for four months now - the first two and a half were straight otr which I loathed - most places seemed to treat you as a number, another piece of meat - which goes to one of your questions which for the last month and a half being on a dedicated account I can say is much smoother as they unload you asap. As for driving and that getting smoother - I've not had any issues as for driving forward - I think either you can drive or you can't and just because you can get a license doesn't mean you should be driving and we know there are a lot of people out there on the road who shouldn't be driving - four wheels and eighteen - for me the backing has taken some time, getting better but I doubt I'll ever be comfortable backing in between two obvious owner operator Peterbuilts so cautious I will forever be as far as that goes - backing into bays well that's another thing and I'm getting more comfortable with that but will always still take it slow and make damn certain the only thing I ever bump are the bumpers of the bay.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Truck stuck in Sumner Tunnel (Boston) Friday afternoon/evening

Having to drive in and around NYC so much in my short time doing this, most of the clearance signs are actually wrong - by that I mean they're measured from the top of the sidewall/walk area and not the road - and yes when first having to do it seeing other trucks hauling @$$ through made me feel better about continuing. As the dedicated account I'm on goes into MA I appreciate this thread and will keep it in mind if any of those routes ever bring me up to the Boston area, so far my deliveries in MA have been around Chicopee and Ludlow but there are some routes I've not been on yet that do go around Boston so again, thanks for this advice!

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Drivers hauling manufactured factory homes

Here's something most don't know: the majority of those single and double-wide trailers from the manufacturers do not have, and are not required to have, trailer brakes.

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Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Resets vs. Recaps: real world example

As a newbie this is helpful to keep in the back of my mind, especially if I jump ship and go back OTR for another company.

Much appreciate the insight here, thanks.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Do you get treated with respect by the dock workers (when making or picking up a delivery)?

I find everyone is fine, more so now that I've been on a dedicated account - there were plenty of places during my OTR time when you were treated as a piece of meat - take a number, get in line...but there was still no disrespect involved and there were several places where jockeys went out of their way to help me when telling them I had just started but then at the same time I can see how if someone acted like a know it all and then needed assistance one may be hesitant to assist - it's always best to be humble in my opinion.

All of that said, I've run into more drivers with issues than dock workers - seen some of their road rage in actions, seen primates wanting to fight over parking spots - just ridiculous silly stuff - got a really good story about one guy and his road rage in a Love's lot but I'll save that for another thread, another time as I've been a lurker for a while and just now have begun to reply a bit, now that I've been out and working for a little while I feel a bit more comfortable partaking in these conversations.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Legalization of the "Devil's Weed"

Taking a few hits or smoking a j, you'll not be high the next day - just like moderate drinking - seems to me you're more likely to be effected by a hangover from drinking the next day as opposed to smoking weed. That said legalizing weed will still come down to company policy, same with me not being allowed to take my prescribed medication for ADD with the lame company I have to work for until I get enough experience to move on to a better company - I don't say they're lame due to the medication issue, more of bad faith on their part from day one: having still not been pad for several runs, not telling me I lose per diem by accepting a "promotion" to a dedicated account, as well as not telling me I'd be losing my sign-on bonus by accepting said promotion for .20 more a mile - man did they win out on that one - I have a widget on my phone counting down the days until I hit nine months and can move on. Anyway, back on topic - always been a big fan of the weed, just can't partake due to having to drive.

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