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Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Layed over...

Projected time of availibility = pta

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Layed over...

When you do your eta... calculate the miles ..... divide by 52 mph and that should help you get closer to your PTA for your next load...

and if that still continues... Id be chewing some a$$ or looking for a new company..

are they paying you lay-over?

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Discuss your problems about wrong driver's directions and how to avoid them.

I have a few place that is listed as "Drivers Direction" and it says DO NOT CALL CUST. only 1 time has that been wrong.. with current company.

Luck enough as drivers for TA we try to update direction when need for other drivers...

that being said I use my maps and navigo (company GPS) and of course a back up. Been thinking about getting a Rand McNally tablet. does anyone have much info on it .. is it worth the $$$$

I have a cell phone and its still the dumbass phone... need to upgrade to a smart phone.. but for $40 a month and its got coverage just about every where... I dont want to change servers

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Home time.. checking in

Shawn if Roehl doesnt step up.. dont sit and wait.. keep looking.. lot of companies out there looking. check out Transport America... they have terminals in PA and Ohio..

Sounds like you found a great home Leonard! Glad to hear that! I never knew anything about Transport America so that's my first report on them so they're 1 for 1.

How often are you getting home with those guys?

home time is about when ever you want or need it .. I was making a run got word wife was in the hospital.. they had me home within 36 hours.. dropped the load I was on.. got me one headed toward the house..

they do have driver options on when they want to get home.. also options as OTR.. Regional, and dedicated runs...

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Home time.. checking in

What a ride....

Its been a while since Ive been here. so my first Job didnt go so well. Even though I was new to trucking, I had a hunch I was getting screwed around. Plus when I was with my trainer he told me a few things (buddy) dispatcher would do I they did it to me more then once. Putting me a big miles loads and running 1/4 of it and giving them to "Buddy" drivers and putting me on crap runs. the icing on the cake was a 5 day load... relayed 6pm on Thursday afternoon (at their drop yard) and delivery tuesday at 9am ... 200 miles... to top that.. the 2 restarts I had to take on the road they said I used them as days off

Now Ive hooked up with Transport America.. AWESOME COMPANY!

7 months of great running making 5x more then at the 1st company.. thats huge for me and the family. great mile.. keeps me moving, great running trucks.. if something needs fixed it done right away either at a terminal or a truck stop. Home time is fantastic.... was able to get some one on one father-son time in this summer with my boys ... took both out for about 2 week.. they both wrote down where they had been and did a little school project report about their summer road trip..

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Update....

Hey all..

Its been a long time since I posted. Well Im no longer work for Con-way. I have found a nice home with Transport America. Been there 6 month now. This past week I was coming through Utah and DOT pulled me in for the road side check. My first one.. my very first DOT check (anything).... YEP... Level 1.. 45 minutes later I get a new sticker for my windshield..

No citation or violation..

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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OMG!!! first 2 trips out solo. feel like an idiot.

With in my first 2 weeks I got dispatched to Lawenceville GA... then to Greensville Ga.. well the qualcom said Ga..... The dispatched miles (62) didnt add up right so I called the dispatcher and questioned this... he told me that they dispatch from city limit zip code to city limits zip code . That it will add up in the end .. So I drive 100+ mile headed toward Greensville Ga..

I took it straight though Atlanta Ga..... opps.... **** FYI drivers can not drive a truck through Atlanta Ga *****

Well after my Fleet manager call me and asked me where I was going.... By this time Im in Oaksville...... She tells me I was suppose to head to Greensville Sc....OPPS

You think after 20 minutes of me telling the dispatcher that these miles didnt sound right he would have looked into a little closer.

So my FM dispatched me back up to get where I needed to be... Drove right back through the way I came.... Right back through Atlanta ... *** NOTE : Dont drive through Atlanta !

then reloaded for a stop and then still gave me wrong directions to that stop..

I didnt know the Atlanta rule until after I made it to Laredo.. and was chatting with a few guys that had been driving longer then me.. Not to brag here.. but I feel that luck was one my side both ways I didnt get stopped..

Upside to every story...... I got to practice downshifting

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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What's your favorite sign?

Here is one of mine.

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I think it would be funny as hell.... If the DOT saw trucks coming at the weight station with a CLOSED posted... and change it OPEN just as they get to the sign....

Or..

During new highway construction they post a low clearance sign of 13' 5 3/4"

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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What's your favorite sign?

I like the "Texting Zone" signs in Massachusetts

Text stops ahead.. Text Stop ... It Can Wait 5 miles...

More states needs these posted

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Any information on Hogan Transportation?

Looking to start with Hogan Transport soon... sounds promising...

2500 miles a week and home weekends...

Does anyone know much about them... good or bad?

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Experienced Drivers: How do you drive during Big City rush hour traffic on a major Freeway?

If it helps my trainer did the same thing to me...

But he took me through Austin Tx on a Sat. 5pm (5 days after getting my CDL)..... learning to downshift in traffic is a must! Just remember... you will only be on his truck for a few weeks and then you are on your own...... some of these trainers has been doing it for years and they want to help build you confidence up in traffic for having to react quickly...

When I got on the truck with my trainer I was told....... (you're going love this)...... He said to me... " I am a driver trainer.... Im not your instructor, teacher or friend.. Im here to make sure you can drive the truck safely and not kill me or someone else... This is my truck, welcome aboard, if you **** me off you are off my truck!"

For a second I thought I was back in boot camp ..

Longest 3 weeks I had to go through.... He liked Elvis and Nascar.... every freaking day... same old BS... to top it off..... he would sit in the passenger seat... talking on his cell phone... he would sit there and "POP" his dentures, pulled them out and asked me if I think he should brush them...

Luckly.... he was clean... showered on a regular basis (everyday)..

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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A Question For Swift Drivers

Also 395 keeps you out of the bigger cities in cal

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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A Question For Swift Drivers

Coming out of Nevada, Minden / Gardenville is 395 and NV-88 right at the Nv / Ca line on 88 is a restricted truck route.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Question..

is 200 miles for a weekend run enough to **** a person off... I had to wait 7 hours for the load... and when it was assigned to me ..the trailer wasnt even loaded yet or is getting mad over reacting?

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Well Im driving....

.30 cpm... right now..

they pay scales adjusts as you put in the miles...

on avg.. Im get about 1800-2200 miles a week.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Well Im driving....

After school..... After company orientation..... 3 weeks out with a driver trainer.....

Ive been driving for Conway Truckload... so far .. so good.....

lots of miles and keeps me moving

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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"New driver" starter kit?

I want to put a coleman camping stove on board.

I love mushroom hunting, I still have 3 quart of dehydrated morels.. MMMM I can just taste those on a nice after noon at a rest stop with a NICE juicy Venison steak right next to the morels frying in butter....

But... I will probably need baby wipes when Im done.. to wipe off my face and clean the stove

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Trying to attain my CDL with a WIA grant

I my self went through the work force program.

I was classified as under employeed.. During last winter (one of the hardest time of year to find a job in my area).. I started the program. All I got was do this .. do that.. we met the qualification then was told the funding wasn't there and I had to wait.. Then.. I had to make to required hours a week... married with 3 kids.. wife and I had to complete 55 hours a week. thats hard to do when you work retail in the winter and a snow storm hits and kids are out of school..

after all said and done.. we didnt met our hours , Rent was getting harder and harder to come by.. even with assistance, But since we couldnt physical do the 55 a week due to weather our assistance got sectioned . When people complain about welfare, we were on it and it SUCKED... Try to make rent/ utilities/water with $136 a month.. and when you dont get your 55 hours in they cut it $45..

Well it came down to the fact that our case worker didnt like my wife... so they went back 4 year and found a loan she took out of her 401K and tried to tell us we didnt claim it on our assistance and now the case worker filed suit with the state is trying to sue us for a payment.. from 2010 and we wasnt even on assistance then.

so all of this happened from Oct 13- last week in May... Finally.. I got my grant approved and did my training..

Now we are in the system as a fraud watch... until we prove that during the 2010 area where she got her loan we wasnt on any assistance. So now times are tough. but we are making.. I leave Sunday evening to start a oreintation ( for Con-Way) so hopefully in a few weeks we have a little food back in the house and have some of the bills caught back up before winter hits again. **** Daddy need a new bow for deer season!****

So best of luck to you all in the program.. it will get tough .. fight through it and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Con-Way: Joplin Mo

Any one have anything to say??

Email me ...if you have to..

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Finally!

App went through.. Back ground checks went through.. CDL DL "Finally" got up-loaded in the system...

Dr.appt. on Monday..

I'll be seeing you all on the road on Tuesday.

RBX out of Springfield Mo.

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