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Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Problems With My Company Truck

What ever you do, Do Not Leave The Truck! if you leave the truck somewhere other than at a terminal or somewhere told to you By the company YOU will be labeled as abandoning the vehicle and won't be working for anyone. If you are told by the company to deliver it somewhere make sure you have someone (not the janitor) at the destination give you a signed receipt for the delivery of the truck, trailer any cargo and keys. And also the current condition of vehicle (keep hold of those pics and any proof of contact with co.) once you leave it someone could trash it more and you would have no proof it wasn't you. Cover your ass!!!!!!!! Sounds extreme but think of how many ways this can come back on you.....good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Prime recruiting conversation

Just a thought, figure the average miles per week, 2500? oops! not 3000 so who's actually winning? The number looks good and is obtainable, you will push to get it, For that day off! If you are out there busting your "Ass" for the company rather than taking it a little bit easier in the same amount of time, 7 days, who benefits? and the hard running, is that going to change your fuel bonus? Just a thought confused.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Why take a refresher course if you have trucking experience?

Just do yourself a favor if you go the route, If it's not with the Co. that your going to be driving for: Make sure of what they are actually going to be refreshing, IF they say classroom hours Ask "What is being taught?" you might end up in a class with a bunch of "Newbies" that haven't even touched a truck, Meaning, your starting at General Knowledge 101 Road time, how much is driving and how much is sitting in the back?, watching your life flash in front of you multiple times.( See how many students are in each drive time) or" What the student to trainer ratio is while driving? Remember that you get what you pay for, and I can tell you that an extra $500. would have gone a long way between a 4 to 1 ratio and kindergarten or a 1 on 1 ratio and knowledge. It might seem like a pain in the ass but if it keeps you behind the wheel or with license to do so, isn't it worth it? and more than likely your going to get reimbursed anyways by the company.confused.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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I need some advice

Hey Christina, It sounds like you should be talking to" Mountain Girl", Look her up on here, in the search bar on this page.good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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GA Permit and the Hazmat endorsement test

It runs different in each state because the FED's gave the DMV's the right to make their own rules for licensing. In NH you have to wait till your prints are ok'd and DMV is contacted before you can test. Good Luck!

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Fair wage and mileage?

Sorry about that RC, got busy with college crap for daughter. I can't vouch for any but T & T enterprises is the mail carrier that I referred to above. I'm not sure what part of the state your out of but If you go to craigslist NH and check out transportation you will find quite a few jobs listed there. Hope this helps, I'll keep an eye on this post if I can help any further let me know. And yes the guys are right, your giving your time to them $$$

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Fair wage and mileage?

The three companies that you list as far as I know are basically 'No Touch". Every job posted, that I have seen, states 85%( +) of drop and hook and the last figure I got for fedex was $20. an hour. You might want to even check in with a mail carrier service- 4day work week $25.00 per hr and yes right here in the Northeast.good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Minivan crashes into tractor-trailer, dragged 16 miles

Hey Phil, I saw this yesterday and after reading couldn't stop laughing. I made the mistake of just putting "surprise" as the topic. So happy that we, TT drivers, weren't blamed for once. (and no one being hurt, of course!) Gives a new meaning to "Hitching up"rofl-2.gif Take care, MRC

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Surprise!!

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When I was a kid and it snowed we used to grab bumpers of cars and trucks and slide along the city streets. Doing it in a van takes it to a whole different level. Seriously though, thank God no one was hurt...or worse.

Oh, those were the days! Did the same thing, innocent fun from a stop sign on the corner, with the guys. And most of the drivers knew what you were doing because they did it as kids. Try it today and you'll probably end up with a muzzle in your face. Thanks for the memory!smile.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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I just took a job with Knight Transportation

Congrats Bill, is this OTR or regional? I'm hoping to hitch up with them shortly, need to get my daughter to college for next week first.good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Anyone take Busporian ?

You mean Busiprone don't you? If so there is nothing to worry about there.good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Surprise!!

GRAYLING, Mich. – Authorities say four people and the minivan they were in were dragged 16 miles by a tractor-trailer they rear-ended in northern Michigan.

MLive.com and TV station WPBN-WTOM say the minivan's driver called 911 about 2 a.m. Wednesday as the group was being pulled along Interstate 75 in Roscommon County.

Police say the truck driver was unaware that the minivan was lodged beneath it. The accident occurred during heavy snowfall that made visibility poor for the minivan's driver, who also was unable to tell dispatchers where it was on the expressway.

Crawford County sheriff's deputies eventually spotted the truck and minivan on northbound I-75 south of Grayling.

The minivan's occupants were taken to a hospital for evaluation. wtf.gif

I'm guessing they had to change their shorts, hell of a way to save gas. Can you picture driving down the road and seeing this?rofl-1.gif no deaths and not saying it's the truckers fault!! Yeah!rofl-3.gif

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Surprise!!

GRAYLING, Mich. – Authorities say four people and the minivan they were in were dragged 16 miles by a tractor-trailer they rear-ended in northern Michigan.

MLive.com and TV station WPBN-WTOM say the minivan's driver called 911 about 2 a.m. Wednesday as the group was being pulled along Interstate 75 in Roscommon County.

Police say the truck driver was unaware that the minivan was lodged beneath it. The accident occurred during heavy snowfall that made visibility poor for the minivan's driver, who also was unable to tell dispatchers where it was on the expressway.

Crawford County sheriff's deputies eventually spotted the truck and minivan on northbound I-75 south of Grayling.

The minivan's occupants were taken to a hospital for evaluation. wtf.gif

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Your Favorite Truck Stops

Exit 75 off 95 Dunn, NC---- Pilot J - Plenty of parking and clean

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Miles have Fallen

After the" big guy in the suit " delivers it definately slows down, he outruns your truck, (no governor )rofl-1.gif But really, yes it is normal after the holiday. sorry.gif

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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40 Hour Refresher Course

Hey Nat, welcome to the forum. Western express has a program with a refresher that you could check out, it comes with a 9 month committal and low pay. I believe heartland does, depending on exp. and also check out Knight. good-luck.gif

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Please tell your opinion about this illustration

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Oh, so they have a problem with beards?shocked.png

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What do you mean?

The stereotypical truckdriver being a slob with a beard, compared to the more often portrayal, of a clean shaven, uniformed driver, usually figured as union worker. The beard comment was a Joke, dude. I get the premise of an unkept driver, How many days have you felt like driver #1 after driving your brains out to get to an appt. time, just to get put into a line. What is the diff? It is the individual that determines there own fate. If I show up at a receivers on time and looking like I just ran through the bowels of hell, as long as I have the attitude of, "Here is your shipment, Sir" I should be treated like the "Pretty boy" .wtf-2.gif right?

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Jerks at truck stops

Roadmaster schools have outlawed taking any video's while training recently, due to one person, taking video of a student having problems backing while he laughed his A** off, (with all intent of placing it on youtube). There is now a suit against said A**, and he has caused anyone trying to capture a pre-trip inspection or whatever helps them learn, logging was a big one, to loose out.wtf.gif

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Please tell your opinion about this illustration

Oh, so they have a problem with beards?shocked.png

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Researched Links on DOT approved/unapproved drugs and meds

One item of particular interest (or concern, depending on the individual) is that any prescribed medication for Depression is not allowed. This was found on the link I quoted above. I know it's not official, but I have read numerous threads that say the same thing. Which is strange, considering the amount of people who take Welbutrin/Bupropion for seasonal depression and cigarette cessation.

Wrong on the Bupropion, you can take it.

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