Profile For nomad girl

nomad girl's Info

  • Location:
    Nashville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Team Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 9 months ago

nomad girl's Bio

Read my truck driving diary, where I will cover details of my journey in becoming a truck driver!

http://nomadgirldiary.tumblr.com

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Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Where to Get Fire Extinguisher

Thank you! My co-driver is telling me we just need a reload sticker. Is there such a thing?

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Where to Get Fire Extinguisher

My fire extinguisher is expired. Where do I go to get an updated one? I can't get it from the company because all the ones they carry are also expired and won't pass DOT inspection.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Thinking about driving a big rig but don't want to live on the road forever?

I don't have my own family so otr life is definitely for me. I love living on the road. Never have to worry about taking home time because I don't really need it.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Difficulty with Prime trainer. Please advise.

Yikes, that's scary! Keep us updated on your progress.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Driving Footwear

Do not wear slippers. Unsafe. Work boots is the way to go.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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The good, the bad, and the ugly about women in trucking

Mindy, yes it's true. The low pay and fighting for good freight/pay. But that's the name of the game. You have to pay your dues. If you demonstrate that you're a hard worker, make a few office allies, and communicate well, you will have far better success than other rookies with stinky attitudes.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Health and trucking

Sounds like a plan! I need to get healthy too. I ate candy all day yesterday while driving for 8 hours straight and so I feel like cow manure today.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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In school for training to get my Class A CDL long course.

I think it's better if you get your CDL before your wife. Once you are trained, she can come on board and you can mentor her. Especially since she has a job, she can do that while you learn the ropes. Once you start making money, it'll make sense for her to quit her job and join you. Just my opinion.

Posted:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Met my mentor today and he already lied to me

Feel bad for anyone who has to pay for their own showers. Even if it's an O/O, you get a free shower (that can be upgraded to team shower without extra cost) for every 50 gallon. Sure, they paid for the fuel or will get a surcharge, whatever. Still, free showers are given out like candy as incentives for trucker to fuel at those locations. And 50 gallon goes by quick, so end of the day, there is plenty of showers for everyone. Granted, they expire within a time frame (like a week), so there is no excuse for being stingy on the shower points. Other than that, you can ask fellow truckers because someone will be happy to donate you a shower.

Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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Challenges of driving

My co-driver has a saying (that has helped me deal with my "bad days"). The saying is "sunny side up, greasy side down." Basically, if you're still alive and not lying in a ditch, it's a good day.

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