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Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Looking for a good company for teams or a legit lease purchase program for a team

Covenant is almost exclusively teams based. They have a good reputation for taking care of their drivers.

Click on this link to learn more about team driving with them.

Good luck, I will never team drive lol

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Preparing to go to trucking school!

I have a buddy that worked for Pam until he had to leave due to medical reasons. Pam is a good company. He spoke really highly of it. Pam does not do flatbed, however.

If you're dead set on that, here's a few flatbed companies that will help you get your CDL. Click on the company to see their program details:

Maverick

TMC Transportation

Cypress Trucking

Swift Transport

Roehl

McElroy Truck Lines ....I'm not sure if McElroy will pay for your schooling or just reimburse you. May want to call about that.

Above are links to each company's cdl program. Swift and Roehl have multiple divisions, including flatbed, but also others like dry van and reefer. (Not sure if Roehl does reefer)

The other 4 I listed, as far as I can tell, are exclusively flatbed bed companies. So there ya go. Many of these companies have physical fitness tests beyond your usual DOT physical due to the demanding nature of the job so just be aware of that.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Talking Shop: The Just Talking Thread

That's solid advice, BK.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Talking Shop: The Just Talking Thread

My company has said they prefer us to use recap but I had two days where I got back 5:45 and 6:45 respectively. I think I'm gonna start doing 34 hour resets more. What's the best way to ask for a reset?

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How often do you guys do 34 hour resets?

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When I run out of hours and only get back 7 to 9 hours over the next two days, then I do a 34.

Laura

Posted:  8 months ago

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Talking Shop: The Just Talking Thread

How often do you guys do 34 hour resets?

Posted:  8 months ago

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Talking Shop: The Just Talking Thread

I thought the way that the buttons and stuff was laid out on my trainer's Pete 579 was just all wrong and counter intuitive.

Asked my company for a Freightliner and I like it a lot. Seems underpowered compared to the 579 engine but that's not a deal breaker for me.

579 has a digital gage cluster. Some like that. I'm just fine with the regular cluster on my 2020 cascadia.

The 579 has had lots of issues with its compartment door not latching properly. It opens up on the bed as well, so when my trainer's bed got moldy from all the water seepage, he had to get a new bed. A common problem was water leakage on the compartment door, said our shop. Cascadia compartment door hasn't had this problem plus it doesn't open up the sleeper.

My cascadia has fog lights, super helpful. Our 579s don't have fog lights.

I'm glad I asked for a Freightliner.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Sleeper cab vibration noise?

I find it harder to sleep when my reefer is off, which makes no sense at all. But considering my company hauls 90% reefer loads, I guess it's just normal for me.

When I go to sleep I don't idle at all. Don't like the vibration from the truck. Love my APU

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Dealing with wind

North Dakota, not South Dakota

Thank you for the input, everyone.

For context, a brief but intense storm hit me as I was going west on I-94 near the Montana-South Dakota border.

It only lasted for about 10 minutes, heavy rain and wind gusts meant I had to keep the wheel turned right just to stay straight. I've been through wind a lot but this was the worst so far for me.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Dealing with wind

Thank you for the input, everyone.

For context, a brief but intense storm hit me as I was going west on I-94 near the Montana-South Dakota border.

It only lasted for about 10 minutes, heavy rain and wind gusts meant I had to keep the wheel turned right just to stay straight. I've been through wind a lot but this was the worst so far for me.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Split Sleeper Berth

Thank you Davy

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