Profile For Dave D. (Armyman)

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Info

  • Location:
    Harlan, IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 9 months ago

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Bio

My mobile office. I am from Harlan, Iowa, but the company is based out of Defiance, Iowa.

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Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Home each day exist?

It’s been a while, since I’ve been here. If your job required you to be in a union and are not in union, did they offer the opportunity to join the union? Also, is it worth it to join a union?

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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What's this "BlueBloodhound" thing?

I get 25% of the load working for my current company. I think I'll pass on this new company, for now.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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What's this "BlueBloodhound" thing?

Well the ad says something about not having to have your own truck...?

It is kind of both. I'm thinking if you have your own truck, they'll broker freight for you.

I also think they act as a temp. hire service for CDL holders. In other words if you are looking to make a little extra cash, but don't want to be hired on permanently to a company, they'll find a company truck for you to drive.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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What's this "BlueBloodhound" thing?

It sounds like a strictly owner/opp company like Landstar, but I'll have to check it out.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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If I'm headed to Okahoma, what am I doing in Omaha?

Nice little drive on U.S. 75... maybe... but not on Interstate 29... embarrassed.gif

I hope you got your truck problem fixed, Dave.

I was driving on L St., in Omaha, trying to make it to Freightliner, going 10 m.p.h. at times, driving up the hills.

Well, it works now, Thank God.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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If I'm headed to Okahoma, what am I doing in Omaha?

I think that his boss was thinking he should have been in Oklahoma, but since he had mechanical issues, his truck would only do 40 to 45 mph, so he was only as far as Omaha?

Boss sent me back to a Freightliner in Omaha, to get my truck fixed. I basically lost half a day. I was past Percival, Iowa and couldn't turn around until Exit 1, on I-29, in Iowa. I was going 45 all the way back.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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If I'm headed to Okahoma, what am I doing in Omaha?

It turns out the VPOD/Numatic Control Valve and something called the CPT was bad.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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If I'm headed to Okahoma, what am I doing in Omaha?

Apparently my truck decided that a top speed of 40 to 45 m.p.h., on the Interstate, was fast enough. My boss and I have a different idea and think 45 might be too slow.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Here's what I don't get. She stated that she drove across on her regular vehicle. I would think that she would be able to judge the height.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Well, they have identified the driver.

Driver identified

She might NOT have been able to back up and turn around where I thought she would have, but there is a BIG difference between 5 or 6 ton and 30 or 35 ton.

Sometimes I'll be driving on a road that is marked okay for trucks on a Rand McNally map to find out the weight limit is 30 or 35 tons, and I'm carrying 40 tons, Gross Weight.

Here, I would have backed up. I figure it would have taken me about two hours to get to one of the side streets.

Heck, I had to back up, because I knew my truck was to big for a bridge clearance a couple of weeks back. At least I thought it might be. I wasn't going to drive all the way down the road and find out.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Here's another thing, that I don't get. The accident happened during the day time. There also looked like there was a place to back up and maybe get turned around.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

I have seen signs like that before.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Ticket

I purchased a ticket to the California Highway Patrolman's Ball, about two years ago. He never said anything about it NOT going on my record.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Lease Operators

Basically, if you are looking at leasing, then maybe Landstar might be a better bet, because I think ALL of their trucks are lease trucks. The playing field is pretty much even.

Even then, I am sure the hard charging drivers get the better runs.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Trucking school starts in less than 8 hours...

Miss Vamp, I thought you were already in school. I don't know why I thought that, but I did.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Heck, I've been across that bridge several times in the past, it's a beautiful little town.

When you say been across, you mean in a regular 4-wheeler, right?

What is the height clearance by your estimation?

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

street view

I for the life of me do not know where he was going. Unless he was coming in the other direction. If that is true, then he must have made a wrong turn somewhere.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

The previous link said the clearance was 13'6". I say BS.

Here's another link, that says vertical clearance is less than 11'.

From Bridge Hunter

Dimensions:

Length of largest span: 90.5 ft. Total length: 92.8 ft.

Deck width: 15.7 ft.

Vertical clearance above deck: 10.8 ft.

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Now, look at the link, and tell me how anyone can think that a truck can get across this bridge...

The bridge in better times

Dave

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Here's an idea, and I'm sure we're all guilty of NOT calling ahead to find a route to the shipper or receiver.

It's a case of following the GPS and NOT looking at the maps or NOT extending the map out on the GPS to see if the route is actually doable.

I just wonder if the clearance on the bridge was anywhere near 13'6". There is a bridge in Iowa on a gravel road OFF OF US 30 and the sign says the bridge height is 8'.

Dave

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