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Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Cooler

Can anyone point me in the right direction for a 12 volt cooler that works well and stays cold enough ?? Thanks !!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Day one in the books !!!

Well the first week is down . All class time a lot of videos and reading followed by test , I must say that all of the stuff for the most part has been covered by The High Road and from reading post on this forum I have picked up some good info from the reading and videos and am starting to grasp H.O.S and log books it helps having a log book in hand and doing a "trip" from Portland OR. to Houston TX. learning how to use the atlas is a big help too I'm really having a good time . Monday we start working on pre trip and Tuesday morning we get into the truck embarrassed.gif We only have 4 in this class so we have split into pairs for driving my partner and I will start Tuesday at 7am and drive until 10 am then 3 1/2 hours class time then we go home and the next pair drives in the afternoon I think I will like this schedule ! More to follow later Thanks Brett and everyone here !

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Day one in the books !!!

Thanks for your support gent's !

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Day one in the books !!!

Well day one of school in the books ! Here's the kicker I seem to have caught the worst cold of my life over the weekend luckily the first day for me was watching the other 3 in my class watch video's to prepare for their permit test ! Myself having already gotten my permit with all endorsements ( thanks to the High Road ) around 10 am the doctor came in to give DOT physicals and drug test so after I got my 1 year medical card ( bp a little high , doctor said it was probably due to the cold and the 2 cups of coffee I drank to get moving this morning ) I was off to DMV and issued my official CDL permit the instructor said there was nothing else going on today because the rest of the class would be busy getting their permits so he :told me to go home and get some rest ! I'll be back at it tomorrow morning 7 am !! The adventure begins ! Thanks for everyone here helping me get to this point !!dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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34 hr reset

June 6th: Article updated to reflect that the Senate Appropriations Committee has voted yes, the bill must still pass the full Senate.

An amendment making its way through the senate that would suspend the restart provisions of the July 1st, 2013 HOS rules has been passed. The amendment still has to be approved by the full Senate and the House before it becomes law, but the 21-9 vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee is a major step towards repealing the most contentious aspect of the updated HOS rules.

If the amendment goes through, the limit of one 34 hour restart per week and the requirement that it include two periods of rest between 1-5am will be suspended for one year. During this time, the FMCSA would be required to study the effects of their restart rules.

The amendment was proposed by Senator Susan Collins of Maine who said that the FMCSA’s rule resulted in “unintended consequences” that had an effect on the trucking industry. Other senators who voted to pass the amendment voiced other concerns, such as Sen. Mary Landrieu’s claim that the thought of the federal government telling a trucker when he or she may or may not sleep gave her a “visceral reaction.”

Of course, not everyone has been for the amendment. According to an article published by Overdrive Online, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro spoke in favor her administration’s program saying that it was the result of “rigorous” and “unprecedented analysis.”

“Yes, there has been an economic impact on the industry. We certainly recognized that that would happen,” she said. She went on to excuse the economic impact by say that “the majority of the impact is on the long-haul, over-the-road, irregular route driver,” both slighting OTR drivers and making a claim that Sen. Kelly Ayotte called in to question by commenting that she was shocked by reports of the impact the restart provisions had on both OTR and non-OTR carriers.

Though the FMCSA claims that it is too early to see a measurable impact caused by the HOS changes, supporters of the amendment claim that the restart provisions have caused increased congestion by forcing trucks onto roads at the busiest times of day. According to an article published on Fleetowner.com, even one senator who voted against the amendment said that he would support a change that would suspend the specific provision that related to the 1am-5am requirement.

“I would like to have truck drivers have the option to stay out of the Chicago Loop during the busiest time of the morning,” said Sen. Richard Durbin. “I don’t think that makes it any safer for them or anyone else. And if they want to start driving at 3 a.m. instead of 5 a.m. to avoid congestion in the Loop, I think we ought to have at least some consideration of that.”

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Been a Long Time Coming

Welcome aboard Farmer I would say in no way you have missed the bus . You will find many in our age range just getting into this lifestyle ( it's not just a job ) I myself turned 50 in Feb. and I start private school next Monday and hope to be on the road bu the end of July !! Good luck to you and I hope this was helpful ! I'm sure you will get more response's like this one !

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Pre-Hire letters

Joe on the top of the page "trucking jobs " theres a feature where you can send one app to all companies !

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Truckers Apps

Looking for good helpful trucker apps that could be useful on the road . What are the apps you use and like ?

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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I am planning to become a truck driver

Sweet, my favorite type of thread. Its nice helping out youngsters for a change instead of old.... oh nevermind.

Some of us are old neverminds it's ok we know who you were talking about O.S !!rofl-1.gif

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Question about Online CDL program

Gary I live in Oregon but just wanted to say I have never looked at the DMV book for Oregon and I went in 2 weeks ago and got my CDL -A permit with all endorsements on the first try and it only took about 40 minutes ! The Highroad program is great and it works !

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Hopefully starting the process

Jimmy !! glad you found the financing !!! Be sure and keep us updated on your school choice and how you are doing. We haven't had anyone from Oregon go thru a private school, that I know of....Now go out there and make us proud !!!

Starcar I will be going to IITR school in Albany OR. I'll try to keep you all updated I don't have the gift of gab like Old School or some others on here !

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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We need TT stickers for our trucks

Yup...I think if they were those static window ones, then if you changed trucks you could take your sticker with you !!!!!

I really like this idea I would buy 1 or 4 of them !!

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Hopefully starting the process

Thanks Old School I'm, getting pretty excited and a little nervous but I know I can make a great career out of this lifestyle I look forward to all of the stress filled " what the heck was I thinking " moments . I'll deal with them when they arise and hopefully store them in my memory bank for later reference ! Stay safe out there !

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Hopefully starting the process

Well an update I have been approved for a grant for school through Oregon job growers (WIA) and it sounds like they are going to be able to pay the whole thing so off to school June 9th !!! dancing-dog.gif

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Awsome idea

I just came across this tip and had to share , if it has already been brought up I apologize ! Pack white board (or dry erase) markers when you get out on your own. Get a laminated atlas. When you are figuring your route, draw the line on the laminated map with the dry erase marker. Then, on the top left of your windshield, write the highways AND direction you want to go on those highways...as you exit a highway, just use your finger and wipe it off the windshield. Keeps you from looking down at a notepad, Qualcomm, text message, or whatever other way you have your route noted. When you stop for the night, just erase the line to where you are.” .

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Started the new job

Did you mean 475 - 500 a day ?? Otherwise that doesn't really add up so great !confused.gif

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Something new.....

Guy a long time ago before I found this site there were a bunch of super truckers over TTR maybe they would have ideas on study materials rofl-3.gif

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Right turn ???

Thanks Daniel !! Good to see you back around !

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Right turn ???

This might sound stupid but I was just wondering about right turns in heavy city traffic , now that I am about to start school I find myself sitting at intersections wondering how the heck I would make a turn when all of the lanes are full ! I know that this will be covered in school I was just wondering if this kind of freaked anybody else ?? shocked.png

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Semitruck Brands

I have a nephew that works for Frieghtliner and this is what he had to say as far as repairs ! His picks in order #1 KW 660 ( he loves them ) #2 Peterbuilt #3 Frieghtliner ( Cascadia ) although he dislikes all of the electronics #4 International and the last thing he told me was never drive a Volvo if you can help it !! rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-2.gif

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