Profile For Dave D. (Armyman)

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Info

  • Location:
    Harlan, IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years, 6 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:  6 years, 3 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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

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