Profile For Travis T.

Travis T.'s Info

  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Maps or GPS?

No, altough 90% of the time that route would work fine there are all kinds of things that change before technology can keep up. My company has never said anything about not exactly following their route but i dont go 50 miles out of the way either haha. At the end of the day its your career and if you get in an accident you're responsible and not only will you be paying the ticket but if serious enough your career could be over. Try to get another job driving after you run into a low bridge, it hasn't happened to me but i'm sure it wouldn't be easy lol

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Driving in the N.E. ?

I've driven a lot up to Maine, Mass and Connecticut and honestly i havn't had any trouble with low bridges but more problems with tight turns. Word of advice is to get your tandems as far forward as you legally can while driving up there, it makes a huge difference to keep from hitting things haha

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Advice

I had a really long day once and unhooked my air lines but left my electric line plugged in... imagine my surprise when i pulled out and saw that thing pop off there haha

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Maps or GPS?

Never Never Never solely rely on a GPS, always correlate that to an Atlas and i also use Google maps to find the correct entrance to a customer. GPS can and will lead you into a field or down a street to a cauldesac or somewhere else not accesible for trucks. Now if we're talking Interstate then by all means GPS is awesome. I use the newest Rand Mcnally (whatever model number it is) and I will say it works decent. BUT it has tried to take me a few places where there is specifically a sign that says "No Trucks Allowed" especially in the North East, things are all wacky up there.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Jeep Wrangler

Not sure what year youre looking at but make sure it's a 4.0L engine. Yes the gas consumption will be nothing to brag about but you can't destroy those engines. I have a 99 Grand with 166,000 and just made a cross country move from WV to Phoenix, AZ and it purred like a kitten. 300,000 is very average for these vehicles as long as it's been maintained.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Roehl drivers, do you like it?

I will be moving to Phoenix in less than a month and would like to find a company there where I could get more Hometime than OTR gets. I noticed Roehl Transport has a southwest "regional" than mostly runs from Phoenix to Souther Cal and around the area... Anybody in this division or drive for Roehl? If you drive for them do you like it? Pros, Cons?

Posted:  9 years ago

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One Thing I'm Both Mystified and Amused About: Why the AVERSION To NYC Runs?

I was pretty surprised the first time I drove across the whole NY Thruway, it took forever haha much bigger than I expected, my trainer was from south of Rochester a bit and didn't have very many good things to say about NYC or the people there :-p

As for driving there, luckily I've never had to deliver in the city just around it, but to me LA is just as bad or possibly worse, but that could just be me personally

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Anyone from Phoenix/Tucson area?

So here in a few months me and the ole lady are moving from the hills of West Virginia out to the desert of Arizona. I've got 6 months OTR experience but my question is how many regional/dedicated kind of opportunities are out there? I know back east there's a million jobs to have for the picking, so do things run the same out west? I know it's a little different story since everything is so spread out. I've been with US Xpress and they've been good to me so far, let me run good and hard, but I'm thinking them, probably like most companies, only want team drivers out west. Anyone have any recommendations for good companies to look into out there?

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Ever drive a super 10?

We had super 10 and straight 10s back when I was in truck driving school, I actually preferred the super once I learned what I was doing. I drive a straight 10 now and would gladly switch, maybe I'm just an oddball though haha

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Idle laws

I know just about every state has some sort of Idle law limiting the amount of time we can idle. However, has anyone actually had any problems with being told to shut off or received a ticket? With summer just around the corner this has peaked my curiosity as I've been all over the country and have never once seen or heard of anyone getting "in trouble" for idleing.

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