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Michael V.'s Bio

o/o pulling containers

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Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Can Truck Drivers Find Churches On The Road?

Truck stop ministries are in the TAs and some Petros. They are headquartered at the TAs in Jackson Georgia. I will be going to the one at the TA in Baldwin Florida tomorrow at 11 am. You can Google truck stop ministries and see all there locations.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Would You?

I would ask for 3 days layover pay. The 2nd 3rd and 4th Should be payed because you are layed over

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Nosing In. I still just don't get it!

I am nose in at the pilot in mcdonald tn now. It is quiet and peaceful. No loud radio or tv or video games next door and i have a great view of a field instead of a bunch of trucks. I nose every time i can.

Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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Questions if anyone knows about it

I have owned 2 trucks in the past and I am getting ready to buy my third one soon and no way I would do it for a nickel more. You have to pay 8 percent more in taxes and a blown steer tire on the side of the road is 1000 bucks.

Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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4 car carrier summer job NJ to Florida

It does not need a sleeper to be legal. You have to log off duty but you can sleep in the truck. If it is diesel you can idle and run a.c. with the window down a little. I have been paid on a 1099 most of my life it is not illegal as long as it is not forced dispatch. Sounds like a hard job because of the lack of a sleeper. Also you will have to buy all your meals at restaurants and it gets expensive. You will be stuck waiting for a load at times and I would hate sitting around in a pick up truck for 24 to 48 hours so you are going to need a motel from time to time.

Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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Hair folicle testing

Hair test for weed go back 6 months.

Posted:  2 years ago

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One more thing

If you pull dry box and live west of the Mississippi Interstate distributor has point and click pick your own freight. Never heard of a point system with o/o

Posted:  2 years ago

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Conflicting info about logging HOS

You carry a paper log book as a back up in case your elog breaks. You can't fill it out if your elog is working.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Is it ever going to get better?

This is the slow season. It usually picks up in the middle of April. You should be getting more miles soon. The first quarter is always slow.

Posted:  2 years ago

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DAC says I ran off road (technically true). Unemployable for 5 years now?

Put your side of the story on dac it will help. What happened to you could happen to anyone. Good thing you made the decision to shut down.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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April 3rd

Sounds fancy. How much is a private school now days?

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Lazy truckers at truckstop

Ok, I hear you on the lazy but. I left saint Louis area at about midnight last night. I got to the TA in Cartersville GA this morning. I hit the back row for easy Pickens and got a nap. Then I walked across the back lot down the stairs across the fuel island past the shop ( 4 hour wait for a pm) and inside bought breakfast and walked all the way back looking for what I consider the best spot in the whole lot ( non paid) and I swore I would get that spot. I got a spot in the second row and watched and waited and a spot real close opened up so I fired her up and headed towards it at 5 mph (elogs). I now am 3 spots away from where I want. I have in till Mon morning to get that spot. Yes, I am that bored. So it ain't always lazy.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Relocation from NC to FL

I live and drive out of Florida and if there is any way you can train and get at least 6 months experience out of NC you will have a lot more options and choices.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Help Please - Bobtailing and Hours Of Service

Yes

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Swift lease. Can truck be used for any other company.

I know at Schneider they can take the truck to another company after 1 year. I dont know about swift but he should know because he singed two leases. One to lease the truck from the finance company and one to lease the truck to swift. It will have to be writtrn in one of the contracts he singed snd it should have been explained to him in orientation

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Truck and trailer dimensions

102 inches wide

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Buying the right truck

You cant get a running 379 for $20,000. With an old truck you have to be sure you can find a company that will lease ypu on as most want trucks that ate 10 yeats old and newer. If you must buy a cheap truck get a columbia with a 12.7 or a 14 liter detroit. That is the best bang for the buck. Most 14 liters have been by- passed already as it is easy to do. Lots of them around for 15 to 25 thousand and almost anyone can work on them

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Game: who is where today?

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Sitting at a grocery warehouse

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Oh man, the only thing worse than that is being drug to a kid's birthday party at Chuckee Cheese's!

I agree. I have not pulled temp box since 2000 because i hate the way they treat us. These places are still the same

Yep. This is why i dont pull temp box. It would be beneficial to to do so because i live in south florida but i haye the treatment at these places. Have not pulled temp since around 2000 and these places have not changed.

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Sitting at a grocery warehouse

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Oh man, the only thing worse than that is being drug to a kid's birthday party at Chuckee Cheese's!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Company Lies

You can get all of that by pulling a chemical tanker. You will be treated better and paid for everything you do. most are paying about 35 an hour

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Game: who is where today?

Sitting at a grocery warehouse in Shreveport. i have a dry box and i hate these places. Oh well.

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