Comments By Serah D.

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Posted:  4 years ago

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Swifters!!

Serah, I'm not a Swiftee but I doubt you're getting paid extra for that one. Some companies pay a little extra for trips into New York City, but Syracuse is like a walk in the park compared to the boroughs. That's a good load, dont be afraid of it. Upstate New York is beautiful, and the people are real friendly.

Thx OS. What is the road like?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Swifters!!

Does Swift pay more for NY trips? Was given a load to pick up from Swift Terminal in Syracuse NY for T-Call at Swift Terminal in Columbus OH. Mind you I am supposed to bobtail all the way to NY from Franklin, OH.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Two Near Misses

Am beginning to feel very unsafe out there. Its not from 4-wheelers but because of fellow truck drivers. I cannot begin to comprehend why a truck driver who is overtaking me feels the need to have the wheels on passenger side right on the white line separating the lanes. What are they thinking??

Posted:  4 years ago

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Soap anyone?

Yap, dishwasher soap works well. Also have Rain-X but haven't used it yet.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Hey Turtle, (or anyone else) got a refrigerator ?

Hi

My daughter got me this for my birthday. It fits inside the closet/cabinet behind the passenger seat perfectly.

SMETA Generic 110V Absorption Mini Hotel Bar Cooler 12V Electric Compact Camper Truck Car Refrigerator Can Fidge,36 qt 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review Price: $245.90 Free Shipping for Prime Members Only 4 left in stock - order soon. Want it Tuesday, Oct. 10? Order within 15 hrs 37 mins and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details Sold by SMETA Electric Appliances Co.,Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available. Dimension:15.8*17.9*22 inch 110V 12V electric single door small refrigerator with lock Rear Mounted,Revisible Door,1 Balcony,Automatic defrost,LED light,with lock No Freon, no pollution, low energy consumption,environment,no noise for your sleeping. Best for home,dorm,apartment,hotel,hospital,bar,camping,traveling,car,truck,boat

Just copied from Amazon...couldn"t edit.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Hey Turtle, (or anyone else) got a refrigerator ?

Hi

My daughter got me this for my birthday. It fits inside the closet/cabinet behind the passenger seat perfectly.

SMETA Generic 110V Absorption Mini Hotel Bar Cooler 12V Electric Compact Camper Truck Car Refrigerator Can Fidge,36 qt 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review Price: $245.90 Free Shipping for Prime Members Only 4 left in stock - order soon. Want it Tuesday, Oct. 10? Order within 15 hrs 37 mins and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details Sold by SMETA Electric Appliances Co.,Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available. Dimension:15.8*17.9*22 inch 110V 12V electric single door small refrigerator with lock Rear Mounted,Revisible Door,1 Balcony,Automatic defrost,LED light,with lock No Freon, no pollution, low energy consumption,environment,no noise for your sleeping. Best for home,dorm,apartment,hotel,hospital,bar,camping,traveling,car,truck,boat

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is It Just Bad Luck?

If it truly did pull to one side while locked up, it's more than just a sensor, the brakes are seriously out of adjustment and need to be corrected.

Hi Robert, what do mean while locked up? The truck was still in motion, so l don't get it.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is It Just Bad Luck?

Yesterday l was traveling on I-20 - westbound and at a section under construction, a flat bedder who was eastbound, lost control of his truck and it almost crossed over to my side (wish l could figure out how to post pics) ...had to break hard, then l stopped for 10 minutes to give my shaking hands and legs time to relax before moving on.

For the last 4 days the trailer abs warning light has been coming off and on - with 5 trailers, after taking of them to the shop, am beginning to wonder if the problem is with the trailers....but what do l know!

Yesterday l felt as if the trailer skidded abit but thought maybe it was the uneven roads. Today it happened twice and the second time it almost went off the road....veeerrry scary, it wasn't the road and it wasn't windy either. I decided not to drive anymore even after roadside said l should drive to the nearest terminal....160 miles back to El Paso. I said NO, l wasn't driving anymore till someone looked at it.

Now waiting at the intersection between I-10E and I-20E in TX.

Wave when you pass by...lol.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Out of time

Your batteries should be fine. Does your truck happen to have the ability to self start if your batteries start getting low, just in case?

Stay safe on the shoulder.. it's dangerous there as I'm sure you realize.

Hugs.

Thanks Susan. Its a pretty quiet road....just dark. Am parked almost 4 feet off the white line. Don't know much about this truck (2016 FL). The fact that it doesn't idle unless you accelerate once the engine light starts blinking leads me to believe that it doesn't do much on its own....smile.gif

Posted:  4 years ago

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Albuquerque to Phoenix

If there's no snow, I would take I-40 to Flagstaff, then I-17 to Phoenix. The Ride up to Flagstaff is fairly gentle going west on I-40, going down I-17 you will come across steeper grades and tighter turns, but nothing unmanageable, it is an interstate after all. However, if it was snowy, I'd avoid that route and go south on I-25 to I-10 it is a lot longer, but if you avoid delays because of snow, it might work out better.

Since there isn't a chance of much snow today, I'd take I-40. YMMV.

Thank you.

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Out of time

But dont ask how/why. Question, I have parked on tbe side of the road with the 4 way flashers on. Will they drain my battery by morning?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Albuquerque to Phoenix

Which one would you take between l-25 and l-40? Which is less hilly?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Accident Last Evening

So, a pickup rearended you? Did you have a trailer or were you bobtail? Why is your truck damaged so much that you are losing it?

I think El Passo has the worst driver's I have ever seen. However, most four wheeler, don't know how to enter or exit an interstate. They don't know how to merger either.

Construction pickup truck with a trailer. Its the trailer that "dug" into my side from the front drove tire all the way to the bumper on driver's side. I was attached to a trailer but it was not damaged. If I could, I would post the pics.

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Accident Last Evening

Oh man, Serah I'm glad to hear you are okay! Did someone crash into you while your tractor was disabled and parked on the shoulder? Did you have a trailer hooked to you? Man, that sounds scary!

But surely, since you and I are both Texans, you can't be serious about Texas drivers being the worst! confused.gif

Old School, I was already on the highway, right lane (3 lanes plus exit lane}. Guy came off an exit but was too impatient and went behind me to get onto the middle lane. A driver in the middle lane did not let him in so he was forced to crash into me. I lived in NY and NJ and l thought everyone was fast...till l moved to TX. Not all areas have careless, fast drivers but Dallas!!!! Even the cop told me of all the states he has worked in, the worst drivers he has seen are in TX.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Accident Last Evening

I am ok and so are the guys in the other pick-up truck. Happened so fast in the Dallas area on 183W towards DFW. Now l know for sure TX drivers are the worst drivers. They even crashed my 3 triangles which l placed behind my truck.

In the meantime l have time to say goodbye to my truck.....silly but we had already "bonded". Company is trying to get me another truck.

I know some situations are unavoidable but please stay safe out there, especially in Dallas during rush hour. Its sinking in now and l realize it could have been much, much worse!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Thoughts?

This mainly affects O/Os, but l just would like to know what are your thoughts are on this?

http://www.overdriveonline.com/no-more-catching-up-the-log-book-with-elds-a-paradigm-shift-that-raises-numerous-issues/

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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They turned me loose!

Congrats Roadpilot. You must have had a wonderful trainer. When I got my truck the stale cigarette odor was terrible. I cleaned everything and also used Bounce dryer sheets which I placed in every corner. Took awhile but my truck doesn't smell of stale cigs any more!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Is This for Drivers Nationwide?

Just read the following

September 14, 2017 5:08 am ,

Class A Commercial Drivers License holders may be in for a surprise the next time they go to renew their license if they are not up to speed with the latest requirements. Beginning July 31st all Class A CDL holders and those applying for their Class A CDL are required to become a Certified Trucker Against Trafficking (CTAT). Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, says there are a number of people still not aware of the new requirement and it's the department's goal to make sure CDL license holders aren't inconvenienced when they go to renew or apply.Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed ACT 922 into law in April requiring the CTAT training designed, for those involved with the trucking industry, to recognize the signs of modern day slavery, or human trafficking. According to statistics from their website http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/, human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states and the number of victims in the U.S. is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.

To become certified completion of a free 30-minute program is required and can be found at http://education.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/lesson/the-tat-training-video/. Participants will watch a video and take a short quiz afterward. Upon passing an option will be given to print and/or download the certificate. Taking a screenshot of the certificate on a mobile device is also acceptable.

Once a copy of the certificate is obtained it can be presented to the Department of Finance and Administration when applying for or renewing the Class A CDL.

The Mountain Home Revenue Office is located at 200 East 8th Street, Suit 102.

If a Class A CDL holder's company has already implemented the Truckers Against Trafficking training, the employer may call 612-8882050 to inquire about creating a co-branded certificate, which would waive the online training requirement.

For additional information send an e-mail to mailto:education@truckersagainsttrafficking.org.

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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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I-57 N in IL

Heavy jam from Herrin Exit 45 sign. Avoid if in a hurry. Typing in jam.

In Marion

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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I-57 N in IL

Heavy jam from Herrin Exit 45 sign. Avoid if in a hurry. Typing in jam.

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