Profile For Stevo Reno

Stevo Reno's Info

  • Location:
    Cebu City, Philippines, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years ago

Stevo Reno's Bio

Started as diesel tech back in early 80's Engines were my specialty natural talent. Worked as mechanic over 40 years. Auto n truck tech. Did forklift tech job 2 years for Nissan, loved the job. Did a few stints for myself doing mobile mechanic work between jobs. Know every facet on home building and repairs too. Jack of all trades lol

Spent last 3 years trucking, until reaching 62 and retired to move and live part 2 of life in the Philippines, after coming here twice before and being kind of adopted by 3 of my Filipino friends families. Currently living in the mountain jungle province of the 1st family I spent 3 months with in 2016.

Hooked up with their widowed daughter in law, so far so good. Will see how this turns out, she does take VERY good care of me, and is good wifey material, "IF" it continues as it is now. She just turned 31, is tiny @ 4 ft 6", 88 lbs wet lol

Time will tell, I sure don't "plan" to rush out and get married a 2nd and LAST time just yet hahaha

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Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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It's Official !!!

Well, my first month here is close to over onto month 2 lol. I bought a 2019 Suzuki multicab van 660 cc engine 4x4 , 5 speed ($2200)need mud tires couldn't quite make it up this 8% grade dirt path.....kept sliding backwards, an uncle tried n damn near rolled it over !......Finally buncha guys got a long rope and ran uphill pulling as uncle wound it out driving uphill. Lol I got the hell outta their way!! Been parked since outside my lil native house am in next door to widowed sis in law, who takes VERY good care of me. Lol we are a couple now as well.

Bought a 2010 Honda XR 200 Enduro bike for $1400. Figured would get van down about 1/4 mile from house at road, park there, and use bike to go up n down this knarly hill path. Well even my long legs can barely touch ground, I decided to ride it down and back up this half washed away path. Scary stuff, came back up, lost balance tried put left foot down and edge of drop off into the weeds, and fell over lol. Broke off mirror scraped up my elbow n knee, a kid n his dad ran over to help me up, dad rode bike uphill once he could get going (too short to get on bike) Not hurry to practice further just yet n crash besides it's rained helluva lot here n path gets muddy as heck.....

Natives ride up n down like nothing even the kids lol, but at my age now, fear of injury in a foreign country rules my brain....Not like I'm new to riding cycles, hell as a kid I rode, and owned many mx dirt bikes, and went wild on em without fear if biting it...

Weather here changes by the hour !! Been raining again today heavy n light off n on. At least was nice yesterday, since we went to immigration, 2 cities over to get my 1st extension for a month. After my next visit Sept. 1-6th for my 2nd, by 3rd can get 6 month extensions at a time.

It IS more fun in the Philippines 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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My horrible experience with Schneider training center in Phoenix AZ, read before you apply

Hmmm Well, I have kept my Calif license since I was 16. Even when living in tri-state area of Ca/Az/Nev. Lived in Az 10 years with it, worked at Ford dealer in Needles, Cal. So test drove cars n trucks on Cali part of I-40 . Only issue I ever had was got stopped by NHP in Laughlin, NV 1 night. Cop said, why do you have Cali license with an Az address??? I explained why, he was a smartass, said "You wouldn't get away with that in Nevada", I said, well officer, I don't live in Nevada, DO I ?? lol

Really I don't get why Schneider would care either way, since once you have your CDL it will be for whatever "home" state you have as a place of residency,??

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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My horrible experience with Schneider training center in Phoenix AZ, read before you apply

Welcome to Phoenix, it has a very bad homeless issue, still not as bad as Los Angeles, or California......PERIOD.....

AND Junkies wandering all over. Phoenix was a shythole since the mid 70s, we stopped to see old neighbors, on our way to Dallas for Xmas.....Never forget how ghetto it was even way back then lol

So, after all the complaining about Schneider etc, you failed to say if you finished training and are driving with em? Lol

Posted:  3 days, 3 hours ago

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Looking to get my cdl

Shave your head too lol... A year it will all be fresh, and new...As long as you quit the.....puff, puff, pass cycle

Posted:  3 days, 10 hours ago

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The First Truck Stop You Slept At?

1st weekend we stayed at the Love's in Tolleson, Az. 3 days actually, waiting for next load! lol Trainer was a new lease op with CRST, he came from Stevens Transport TX, was training me per his training. The next weekend was same thing, we ran east, and back west, at the SAME Love's in Tolleson a few days. He was even trying to find a broker load for us to roll out hahaha

Posted:  1 week ago

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Looking for a plan B just in case

Too bad you're east lol my last company outta So Cali, encouraged bringing your pets along, I don't think they had any type of deposit, not sure since I had no pet to drag out on the road lol

Good Luck in your quest

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Looking for a plan B just in case

Good idea is post on your profile the state in which you live currently for more refined answers to your question lol

Hopefully, you will find a company that will let ya bring your "kids" along.....Cats are neater than dogs lol and take up less bed space too

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Private property

Hell, BK, 1 of my last loads was to an amazon drop. Trucks and trailers, including mine had to park on the street, right next to their terminals fence. As I turned down this street to find a spot to park until my delivery in the morning, was an Amazon trailer, dropped, no tractor....

Well, the driver musta thought it was safe to drop it right outside on the street. Well, someone broke into it, left the right rear door wide open, and you could see they had evidently stolen a BUNCH of packages within the first 10+ feet of this fully loaded trailer

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Thinking of teaming with my kid

@ 34, he should decide HIMSELF, if he evens wants to become a driver. Being kinda forced to, without any other options in life, doubt he will dedicate 110% to do it, and be good at it. I went to school with a couple guys, who were homeless, and decided to "try out" trucking, and live in the truck......Well, of course, a few weeks to a month or so, NEITHER 1, were still driving, don't know whatever became of them.....

Hell, when I hit 19, my step dad said, "Ok your plate's been broken!" Meaning, it's time to get out of the house, and grow up on my own. I hadn't even gotten my 1st paycheck from my 1st "REAL" job....Moved in with my granny, she needed the help, and a ride now and then. I gave her $50 a week, and most of the time, she gave it back later. I was only taking home like $120 a week (min wage was $3 hr too)...

It was the BEST thing "pops" could'a done for me, it made me change my mindset, and figure out "Hey !!, I need to keep a job and learn to kinda live on my own, and BE a MAN.....

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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My first truck

Hmmm Not Like they can't afford to equip their rigs with a fridge at the VERY least lol a microwave, eh can go either way, with, or w/out 175k on clock, it ain't even broke in yet

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Red classic

Well, Chris I really don't talk to my bro, a very LONG time,lol My buddy, of 56 years, his brother pulls UPS doubles too, he likes it the last 20+ years, same as mine..... Both started on package deliveries. My bro waited for the commercial route 4 years, and ran that 15 years out of the Cerrito's, Cal. terminal

Buddies bro went in on Saturdays, to practice hours, upon hours, to figure out how to hook a set, with the lead trailer attached to his truck. Say's he can do it in like 10 minutes backing the lead trailer into the dolly already hooked to the 2nd trailer. He usually takes loaded 1's to Vegas, and empties back to Ontario, Ca. yard.

yikes, gotta go a big arse thunder n lightning storm here in the mountians of Philippines lol love it!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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New driver 2weeks out. Run my clock or not

Yep, basically, what Turtle describes, is how I was running my 4 months @ Legends, solo. Since my runs were pretty much to the same areas of Tx/Ok. Burn my 11 hour clock, and reset at either end for my 3 weeks out.

Roland/Muldrow, was my favorite spot to reset, right next door to my delivery location @ a Cherokee Casino lol Where I did pretty good, making some extra cash on a few poker machines (didn't have any keno games there grrrrr) And a pretty good eatery inside

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Drivers like this make us all look bad.

YIKES !! crazy stuff, and people. Long ago I heard a lot of people killed in auto wrecks, are usually, within a mile or 2 from home....So yeah, don't matter if your only going 1 or 2 blocks like that, someone could possibly be killed from lack of common sense/safety

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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New driver 2weeks out. Run my clock or not

You can run 9.5 hours TOTAL, a day, or less if that happens, and keep running on recapped hours. Which normally, come back after midnight. And also depends on your loads requirements for pick up's and deliveries too. Fuel and go, don't waste much time at fuel stops lol I could refuel, wash the windows, grab a coffee, hit the urinal, and be done in under 15 minutes and roll on out. Or I used to log off on my 30 DOT break, do all that, then pull forward, go inside for eats, watch my 30 tick off, and hit it as soon as 30th minute clicked, and my drive clock reset......

Or, with my last company, before retiring, I'd burn up my 11 hour clocks, for my usual 1,500 mile runs, to do 700+ miles (So Calif to Muldrow, OK, and back)

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Ride-a-longs

Should be a fun thing BK for both of you. Now don't go and forget him at some truck stop hahaha, even IF he drives ya nuts within a couple days hahaha........ Joking of course, Gramps

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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GRABBING GEARS VS AUTOMATICS

I also had to use the lever when needed, since manual was also turned off lol.....If I wanted to hold say, 9th or 10th pulling a hill, or passing, I'd push it down into that gear, and hold it down. Besides CRST, really de-tuned the engines, and max cruise/pedal @ 67, got used to it kinda.

Legends, same thing for the 2022 new truck I got, manual turned off, but they set my cruise/pedal to 72 mph,lot better. I could pass just about every mega truck out there hahaha....See a Prime truck ahead, pfffft, easist of all hahaha

Always thought, damnnnn why not have a "passing gear" kick in like our cars do, but cars have a vaccum system that does that.......

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Previous Trucking Company refused to pay my last check

So, I drove off in the truck attempting to get back to Chicago

Answered your OWN question didn't cha

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Red classic

First off, WHY, leave UPS over a damn truck model?, My brother has driven for UPS 40 years, 20+ in semi's pullin doubles. He got my buddies brother in at UPS, 2 years after joining, and he's been there 38 years. Same thing, pullin' doubles back n forth from Vegas. I KNOW how much they make(Well over $100k a year and a helluva pension later) After 2 years with them nowadays, ANY new driver is making the same pay. BIG MONEY lol I dunno if you're just contracted to them or driving as an employee ??

Like mentioned, a "truck is a truck, earning a buck" who cares what the emblem says on the nose lol

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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The stupidity of some drivers

1 of my high school friends, years later, made that fatal error too.... Which cost him his head, and his life....Trying to pass a semi, making a right turn, on 1 of our neighborhoods main streets.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Hair test??

Lol ya shoulda loaded it, put in HER mouth and lit it for her...."There ya go hunny, puff,puff, & NO PASS" lol........Yeah best to wait awhile before going into this. Maybe, not be too close to her, when she is partaking of, "herbal healing" lol rofl-3.gif

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