Profile For Stevo Reno

Stevo Reno's Info

  • Location:
    Oak Hills/Hesperia, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Team Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 4 months ago

Stevo Reno's Bio

Nearly 40 years as auto/truck mechanic. Started as diesel tech on trash trucks, then to big rigs/trailers for Pepsi n hazmat tanker place. Engine repair & overhauling specialist.....Heavy Line Tech for Ford dealer, and a Chrysler/Dodge dealer

Time for a change of careers, no small kids, no wife to hold me down. Wanted to drive trucks for few years now, but life's been in the way. Family deaths , broken leg etc lol.

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Posted:  13 hours, 54 minutes ago

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Sobering Winter Weather

Being new glad I left Cedar Rapids just before the snow 11 days ago.....That blackice stuff spooked me on I-80 then lol.

Week or so before driving thru Kansas at night, during strong winds and blinding rain, just as my trainer was going to bed.....Jokingly I said wow!! Now all we need is hail and a tornado Dorothy......Well hour or so later I got side blowing hail only. So told him later he missed it but no tornado whewwww....pfffft I was driving 15 under speed limits.....Weather is NO joke and scary at times.....gotta respect the equipment and roadways......

Posted:  4 days, 18 hours ago

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Turn on your CB!

Lol Those fed-Ex and Saia doubles fly thru the mountains rain or ice like they have a death wish! My trainers truck was governed at 68, and they flew by like we stood still.....

On I-80 west, about 40-50 miles out of Cedar Rapids, 1 Fed Ex had ended up the snowy center gulley, in a twisted mess (hours ahead of us)

Posted:  4 days, 19 hours ago

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REALLY Heading to Veriah (Spelled Veriha) Sunday for Training Monday. Training Plan Update...

Great news Marc , soon this whole buncha hoops you jumped thru, will be but a memory.....

Posted:  5 days, 5 hours ago

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Great New (possible) Housing Option!

Well then that sounds a helluva LOT better of a deal lol......And I "was" givin my buddy $600 a month for a patch of dirt for the 30 ft komfort 5th wheel I bought when I came back from Philippines.......Wasn't hooked to any of his stuff was off grid crash pad......Man did I get ripped on this trailer haha had leaks everywhere wife told me her hubby sealed roof every year HA yeah right once I saw him (about 400 lbs) shoulda known she was blowing smoke up my skirt lol.....Eventually I got most if not all leaks fixed......Plan to resell it to someone later on cheap!! Least everything works stove,fridge etc

Posted:  5 days, 16 hours ago

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Great New (possible) Housing Option!

$1,675 plus metered electric per month???? sounds way over priced,,,, for a camp site lol,,,,,, pert near a mortgage payment in some parts

Posted:  5 days, 16 hours ago

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CRST training

Yeah I was in Cedar Rapids for a quickee stop off for 1 day (overnight).....Sucked they didn't at least have a small eatery in the building like we have at Riverside Terminal.......So walked down the block to a nice chinese place.....And man the coffee area at CR,,,,, jeeze whatta pig trough, no one can clean up their own spillage mess lol

Posted:  6 days, 16 hours ago

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Investigators cracking down on truck accident fraudulent lawsuits

Was just talkin bout this to my friends.....I saw so many billboards down south. 1 after another all touting "" been in an accident with a big rig??"" Call us for the biggest $$$ for your injuries........1 law firm *cough* had 3 or 4 in a row....with " $1.5 million"........$2.3 million.........etc claiming they got clients these huge sums.....Here in Calif....now the commercials are aimed at Lyft and Uber on tv all the time

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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A Thank You, And A Promise To Our Community

Well all I got to say is when I came here almost 5 n a half years ago (1st trucking site I stumbled upon)....I have never looked at any other....Why? It's All here !! Lol The straight in your face, truth...was no other reason to look at another site haha....

Thanks Brett for your initial idea to even create such a place !!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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How many miles do rookie truck drivers average per week?

Just finished up with my trainer we sat a lot of weekends but out of 28 or so days with 17 or 18 days running......We put on about 19,000 miles or so on his truck....I'm getting used to driving bout 600+ miles per shift......So if my co-driver and I can keep that up at least, we should do ok I think......All depends how much wasted idle time we get.....BUT I think the company would give company drivers more runs than the lease op trainers.....Since we just get cpm pay, where lease-op's get 70% of each load.....Simple economics tells me the company makes more profit off company drivers than the 30% off other loads hmmmm......In the end all I care about is MY earning potential lol

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

Good luck to you in your journey Scott, hopefully it goes great for you as well. Stay warm lol was snow days ago when I left, and surely more to come! Attitude has an effect in pretty much anything we do in life lol. Crappy 1s get crappy results I think.....

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

Finally made it back to the Riverside terminal.....Met my DM in Cedar Rapids while there as well....Seems like good enough guy, told him to keep us rolling as much as possible.......Got the keys to my truck 2018 fruitloop with 400k on the clock.....Seems whoever had it before got tossed quick. Foubd there trash near a full case of water etc......Little dirty but not too bad aside from bad food in fridge since Oct. 20th according to last QC messages......which i deleted all so I start fresh after few days hometime...

Hahaha I told my DM with my 40 years mechanical experience I plan to check this truck out thoroughly before use......He said he'd expect nothing else lol.......Seems like a nice enough guy so far......Dropped a XPO expedited load in Sacramento terminal from Iowa......Then we drove deadhead here. Driver (21 yr old)......seems like pretty mature kid for his age with a good attitude and work ethic already.....So he snatched up his co driver here and off they went......to get back in their groove....

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Saying goodbye to Prime.

Wtg Turtle !!! Good deal

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

Lol Scott no worries he got his new student right here.......Pretty much got my stuff out of the truck so new guy could put his in it......Driver artived I am supposed to ride back with, dunno when we're leaving as he put his truck in the shop here......Hopefully leavin soon hahaha this place is packed with bodies !!!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

Yes millionmiler lol am sitting in CRSTs terminal here in Cedar Rapids now

Waiting on a driver headed back to Calif tograb his co driver back up.....Least under a load or 2 can make $$ on the way rather than rental car.....Told my new DM I just met here today.......whatever works !! Sitting idle in truck stops costs me more money lol......Hopefully make it by Friday, we'll see.....Supposedly have new load to Arizona, since 1 to Calif got cancelled.....eh things happen no big deal

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

PJ I did a lot of the backing hence my joking if I'd asked him if he wanted me to do that instead lol.....I am by no means a pro, but I feel better at backing that watching him sometimes.....

Yeah I know its not good sleeping on top bunk period.And was no net up there his is tied to the wall on lower bunk. I survived, but did hold that locker handle a bit now n then.....And yes the cell use as well is a big no-no,

I might mention it later on, and I do have 15 seconds of video as proof on cell phone. Just I aint no rat will think it over a bit before saying anything .... But good point, what about the next student, and possibilities of something bad happening down the road

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

P.S. forgot to mention we ran a bit over like 17,000 miles in 20+ actual driving days.......11 hours is a bit much on my right ankle but I get thru it in the end.....Few times he was backing to a dock or parking spot, I wanted to jokingly ask him "Hey !! You want me to do that for ya?? lol 1 night he took 9 tries to get it parked I snickered a bit I can't lie lol

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

Well, finishing up my training days, parked here in Minneapolis Flying J for now. Load to Penn.. @ 5 am Which I will dropped off at our main terminal in Cedar Rapids. Where I will hook up with a California bound driver to our Riverside terminal, under a couple loads I'm sure, to connect with my co-driver/friend and get my assigned truck there.

Should be going home for a few days, prior to our first team load as a team !! Cool let's get this started I say ! Need a little break, tie up some personal stuff at home. Get extra winter clothes, upgrade cell plan again, couple tires for my car etc.....Sure buddy will have couple cars for me to fix hhahaha sure they missing the live-in mechanic now!! haha

Aside from my trainer, and being a tiny bit weird he has been good for the most part, and we got along fine. But now it's time for him to pick up his next student when he drops me off tomorrow, sometime late afternoon-ish.

Being a lease--op, he did few things against policy but whatever lol.......... Like having me sleep on top bunk from day 1,(tad scary at first)......using his cell, in his right hand driving, checking stuff, like our next, cheap fuel stop etc...... And driving twice, for a short bit on my clock, to rush to a location, as his 70 hours were up......We were never late, usually early and did quite a bit of weekend sitting in truck stops....

We got out of Denver yesterday just in time too it seems, as the hardest snow storm hit.....Once we got like 30 miles away from the city the light snow drizzle ended all the rest of our drive to Minneapolis......

My classmate/co-driver has been running hard as well, so we should be good to go and rack up them "safe" miles.....And hopefully manage our clocks just right, as I'd like to take a break once in a while and get in some fun too, not just all work work hahaha......

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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How can a stop light also function while "running"?

Dual filament bulbs,, simple..clearance,marker, lots of other bulbs are single filament....

Check em out next time you're in an auto parts store......Besides what does it even matter ??? LOL

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Crosswinds!!!

Speaking of.......lol had winds all day until I finished 11 hours driving from Dallas all the way into Alabama jeeeze my hands are numb hahaha........

Also every dang 25 states I been to or thru has tons of road work and reconstruction goin on must be spending them Fed tax dollars up before end of fiscal budgets!!

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Most cheapest/smartest way to obtain CDL A?

P.S. Think I should proo-fread /preview before posting typos lol fat finger on cell syndrome.....

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