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    7 years, 8 months ago

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Currently driving motor coach in the northeast.

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Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Dmv question

Switched jobs due to covid. Only driving part-time as motor coach travel has been slow to rebound. So now I'm working for PennDOT as a CDL examiner. During the alley dock, the rear-most portion of your vehicle must end up within the boundaries of the 3-foot box at the rear of the "alley". Does not matter where your tires are as long as they are within the side boundaries. You have 2 free pull-ups before accumulating points, as well as 2 free "looks". More than 2 looks is an auto-fail. BTW, I do stress that the 2 look limit is for testing purposes on the test pad only, and if you need to GOAL 20 times on the job after the test, by all means do so.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Can I remove the manual transmission restriction on my CDL

Would also need a CLP in order to practice and test

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Penske hiker job

I interviewed for one of these positions, was offered, but turned it down due to too far of a commute for 0-25 hours a week (45 min. one way). Greg M is correct about the company vehicle. Another possibility would be returning with a truck they needed at your facility, or maybe one that needs service of some sort.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Need help with main battery kill switch

Just don't forget your fridge/cooler will be off

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Bad time for new driving school graduate ??

As far as your license is concerned, it won't be downgraded unless you allow your med card to expire. However, many employers will consider your training to be "stale" (too long between training and actually starting to drive) after a certain period of time. That time period can vary from one company to another, and could require anything from a refresher course to actually completing the entire school process again depending on the company you elect to go with. I had also seen posted where a company actually wanted the applicant to downgrade their license and re-test with the state after repeating school, however I suspect that was a company without their own in-house training program.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Free lunch at......the scalehouse!?


I know that this is not the most preferable option or necessarily the most healthy, but this is an option that is better than nothing.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Game: Come up with a Weather Song

Garry Lee - The Rodeo Song comes to mind.............Well it's 40 below.................

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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A cop with 40+ years experience going into trucking

Another thing that must be realized is that this was only the first step in the training process. The goal was to give you the bare minimum skills to pass the test and obtain your CDL, not make you an expert in a few short weeks. The real training starts out on the road once you have your CDL, with a trainer. That is where the real training starts 1 on 1. To put this in perspective, you didn't teach PIT to somebody that didn't even have their driver's lic. yet, did you?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Senior Discounts

Happens to me from time to time as well. First time I felt guilty about not being entitled to it and spoke up about correcting it. BIG MISTAKE. 15 minutes later, still waiting. Now I just smile and say thanks.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Recovering an abandoned tractor/trailer

If it was some sort of family emergency I can guarantee that he had at least 2-3 minuets at some point to make a phone call, email...make some sort of contact.

Agreed. Seems he had time to clean the truck out fairly well, but decided against trying to work out the problem.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Amazed he got as far as he did without being stopped!

Check this out.............don't know what to say except WOW.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Shifting gears in a Dump Truck

. What will dictate your gear selection will be things like what transmission you're using, rear end gear ratio, and possibly the grade of the road.

OP-Loaded or empty will impact this too.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Eclipse Coming! Be careful how you watch.

Here is a link to reputable vendors of solar viewing eyewear just in case you happen to be on hometime, reset, break, waiting at a shipper, etc. Notice that Walmart, Loves and Pilot/Flying J are listed as retail locations. Really cheap, only a buck or two, just be sure to double check the list to verify compliance to standard.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Logs Dept. - Using resources

I would also suggest that you figure out exactly what adjustments were made, as you are responsible to sign off on and approve the edits.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Logs Dept. - Using resources

I too am wondering where the 4.25 hours magically appeared from.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Anyone at the Pittston Prime Terminal?

If you are looking for something to do, there's a good AAA MiLB game a couple miles up the road off exit 182 at 6:35p. I'll be there around 8.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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To Wear,...and a Spare

Very good point G-Town. And you really don't even need to spend anything to accomplish this. Whenever I get new glasses, I simply carry my old pair along. Might not see quite as good as with the current ones, but good enough to get out of a bind. Better than nothing.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Gone a fowl...Turkey for Easter.

Glad you are ok. Know how startling that can be. Had a similar situation on Rt15 below Selinsgrove with a duck at dusk. Hit right in front of the drivers side . Maintained control and never even swerved, although it's a good thing I had a college football team onboard because the ensuing comments uttered in surprise were not suited for mixed company!! Never saw it coming and glass dust everywhere!!

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Noticed something

Same with running loads, when I am calm and don't worry I am always on time. When I try to rush it always leads to me getting myself into some trouble.

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”

― Lewis Carroll

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Electronic logs

I've gone"on duty, not driving" in a stand still to take the time off duty clock vs drive clock occasionally. Might be bending the rules a little but I'm not moving so.....

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