Profile For Zen Joker

Zen Joker 's Info

  • Location:
    Bark River , MI

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Zen Joker On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 3 months ago

Zen Joker 's Bio

20 year mortgage industry professional. Began trucking as a 2nd career in February 2023. Midwest Regional Fleet Driver for Veriha.

Proud Father, Husband and Christian.

***EMAIL ME AT: zenjoker@pm.me

***No recruiting or solicitation emails.

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Posted:  3 days, 4 hours ago

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Massive Layoffs At UPS A Big Win For The Union!

Just watched the Baseball Series with my brother. In the early 1900's baseball players annually made in today's dollars around $73,000 per year.

Posted:  4 days, 3 hours ago

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What's your favorite run/lane?

Avenue of the Saints through Missouri and Iowa is my fave.

Also, like going over the Mackinac Bridge and taking 75 into Ohio and lower Michigan.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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A New Truckers App from TT: What Would You Like To See?

Laura, I also use a dry erase marker on my upper windshield in case GPS fails en route.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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I Found Paradise!

Awesome dude!!! Best way to end the day!!

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Finally got a deer!

I hit one with a company car driving back from home time after my tractor was getting a PM. Hit the brakes shoved the deer down the road and it took off.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Trucking Musical Trivia Game

"...they're thirsty in Atlanta, and there's beer in Texarkana."

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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A New Truckers App from TT: What Would You Like To See?

How about navigation with avoid weigh stations? j/k!!!

If possible, when you look up a customer on the navigation part of the app one would assume you are integrating with Google Maps like Trucker Path?? It would be awesome also to have a link to Google Earth to see the property you are going to. Countless times I have seen signs from the street view that were God-Sends (Receiving, Shipping, Directions for Freight specific deliveries like pulp or scrap paper etc.)

Thanks Brett!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Winter Driving Tips

RE: Frozen Brakes

Any company SAFETY DEPT. would have a conniption fit for me posting this, and just remember every driver is responsible for their own trucks, but most people when they park for the night, they set their tractor brakes, but they don’t set their trailer brakes. It’s kind of hard for the brakes to freeze when they aren’t engaged. Again, do so with your own risk. After being on my back, pounding brake drums with a 5 pound hammer Anytime I am connected to the trailer. This will likely be standard practice in subzero temperatures.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Some basics newbie questions

Welcome John! Piano man and Banks have provided some very substantial and worthwhile answers and material to review.

Just wanna add a couple of comments as you move forward. First of all, this job is 100% mindset. As previous replies have indicated truck driving is a very romanticized occupation. In reality the turnover rate is nearly 70% in year one. Going into this job with a “can do” mentality, a good work ethic, a team oriented attitude, and a high level of personal accountability is the way to ensure success.

Secondly, if you do proceed and apply for CDL training at large carriers, you really need to take the Google and social media reviews you see about how bad the company is with a huge grain of salt. All of these major carriers didn’t become as successful as they are by screwing drivers by allegedly lying, cheating, and abusing them. A lot of the one star reviews are from people who are just plain losers, who can’t accept responsibility for their own failures, and want to blame the company for their failure versus taking ownership of it. With that said, any really important details for an opportunity ALWAYS get confirmation in writing from the recruiter never take anyone’s word over the phone. 😉

There is a variety of members here with a variety of industry experience so please feel free to ask away any questions you may have, as we are happy to help.

Have an awesome rest of your day, and best of success in your endeavors! 💪🏼🤠

Posted:  1 month ago

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An observation about TT members.

Davy you are spot on man!! Iron sharpens Iron. The biggest take away from this site is it got my "mindset" toughened up to be equal to the task of starting a career in a field that is the 7th deadliest job in America, has the 4th highest occupational suicide rate, and is only behind law enforcement and military for highest divorce rate.

The support and the occasional frankly fraternal "b*itch slap" from other members early on were invaluable. I enjoy helping new drivers out on the road and in here when I can. My rookie year will be over in about 65 days. So far, so good....so much credit going to TT.

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