Profile For Stevo Reno

Stevo Reno's Info

  • Location:
    Oak Hills/Hesperia, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 7 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

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Posted:  1 week ago

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I-80 in Wyoming, rolling shutdowns

Sitting at pilot I-25 with an empty waiting to head north the 170 miles to Cheyenne grrrrr

Set us up on a 4 stop kayaks and misc deliveries... Am not a happy camper, like once they get us on the 80 we get stuck running it east n west.

Drop in Rochester NY, then down to 1 drop in Burlington VT, then 2 deliveries in Bedford and Nashua NH. Hoping we don't get more shut downs along the way....And these all are in big retail centers lol

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

Been stuck in Dallas area ALL week. Took 5 days to deliver last Saturday at FX parked 2 days plus at loves in Weatherby Tx They had NO power so we moved slowly, to Loves in Hutchins Tx. My mentor saved us a spot. Right by fence and tirepass lane. Which that pump was OOS til today. Bout 100 feet from the doors convenient lol. Finally got us another FX load goin to Colorado Springs lol

Makes for slim paychecks once again.....WHERE IS SPRING??? LOL

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

I hate snow lol. Got shutdown in Odessa Tx 2+ days. Finally got to Ft Worth fed ex make our delivery. Then again shut down now in Weatherby Tx ....

No load pending and now were sitting in a few inches of snow .....I coulda stayed home if I knew better lol

Welcome to Texas and sitting. I love not making no $$$ NOT Such is this life in truckin eh lol

Beats being in a ditch or worse , in a pile up like those poor people Thursday morning :( :(

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Fed Ex and UPS you will need your doubles/triples 1st

UPS is even hiring of the street now , at least in So Cal outta Ontario hub I know was for sure

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Vaccine Eligibility for Truckers

Our company posted something to the effect once its available they wll say so. And which terminals have it etc. BUT people who can afford to pay, wont be getting it for free go figure.

Not worryin' bout it as I don't plan getting it myself, unless it becomes Law or Mandated to get it !!!! (For passport to travel out of country)

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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I really really really hate team driving

The way I see it is your best and possibly ONLY answer is to go over your DMs head. He has bosses to answer to as well.

Qualcom should have a macro for " macro to management" on mine its Macro 19. I used it a month or so ago. I needed a better answer to a tax issue my DM kinda skirted around. I knew it went to his bosses and it DID get me answers within 5 minutes!! I played it off, that I thought it went to my DM and I didn't wanna get him in hot water. Because minutes after hitting "send" he was calling me asking what was up because they were asking him why he never fully explained things lol.

He was cool bout it all just said go to him direct next time. I said, I did but you never explained it duhhhh.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Anyone else stuck in Wyoming?

Getting to where I hate going thru WY/NEB lol

Besides the nasty high winds, and winters constant issues on I-80 with the wrecks and foul weather, my cell literally has NO service, especially in WY.

Seeing how hard Iowa etc got hit we just missed all that. Hopefully Tuesday when we get back off hometime DM dont send us anywhere N. East lol

I'll run the 80 all summer no problem lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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How Can I Make Any Money At This?

In the end the ONLY real proof is seeing the tax returns supporting the stated claims lol

Got home seen my W2s was actually lil surprised my 1st full year 2020 .....Not killing myself and having a buncha shut downs or other delays. Taking a couple days of extended time off and working up on my cpm from .32 to .42 hmmmm I made 35k the first year where I am lol Now to push it n do lot more of those 6000-7200 mile weeksdancing.gif dancing.gif dancing.gif

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Anyone else stuck in Wyoming?

We finally got outta that mess .... We did get stuck on Donners Pass grrrr had to run down to rainy part of road to chain up 6 wheels grrrr. Wasn't doing that ahead like others in 6 to 8 inches of slushy mucky snow. Only took hour and 15 mins. And. I was still in my shorts n sneakers lol. Got 2 2x4s now at home I put in truck. Maybe should toss in my new boots lol

SLC wasn't too bad, our crap load home was 44,000 lbs cardboard bales. Put us at 78k total balanced load. BUT it cost us 6 tires to get fixed at the Loves on exit 62 on I-15......3 trailer n 3 tractor tires.

Had co driver use tirepass he seen the outter truck tire look funny. So tire guy showed me totally flat broke the bead, with good kick yep its loose.

Turns out once in the shop 2 tires on 1 hub were taller sizes. And recaps were starting to separate from the casing. They swapped 2 good used size matched tires. Patched our truck 2 flat bead breakers.

Guess we picked up a few nails in Waste Managements transfer station where we got loaded up with them bales.

Sorry we didnt get to meet up when we were at that same Love's Jamie

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Credit card for truckers

I just use my comdata card for whatever I buy to eat. Then of course for fueling. Transferring money to my Chase acct does take 2 or 3 days. I haven't had or use credit cards or credit for 30 years......All cash mostly and dont leave much in ANY bank. Glad only bills I have is my cell phone And I pay my buddy "space rent" for my 5th wheel trailer and 8x10 shed I bought in the far back corner if his 2.5 acre lot outta sight lol

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Stranded I-80 AGAIN

Yes Pack Rat they are lol late reply since now we camp out As out CVS load reset til 8am tomorrow to SLC. 5th is our pre set 3 days off....

Bad thing was 2nd shutdown in Aurora NE for 2.5 days, they never sent update was ok to go on. So I sent em a macro tellin em we are leaving NOW sky is clear I-80 as well. Not like we get paid due to crap weather lol

They tried to put us on a load outta Hayward to Jersey City. I know how to play weekend dispatches game......Ignore em to get unassigned. They blew smoke up our skirts sayin they will get us home on time. Like I ain't heard that BS line before lol

So bright & early our DM sends us 2 different CVS loads get us closer to home......Daylight Transport, in Jersey City, is a real nightmare getting in & out of, down some narrow alley......

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Pairing the Sleeper Berth

Hmmm. We have that too No one ever did explain what it was for. So I looked it up, what I fou d basicly said it was for Drivers in Canada??

Posted:  1 month ago

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Wester express contract

Find out IF possible, the EXACT cost of schooling. Did you stay in a dorm or hotel during training? etc

I found out the $6000+ CRST tries to ding quitters for is NOT actually school/training costs ! it's $1500 IF staying in their dorms n the free breakfast/lunches accounted for additionally, it's MAX is $2,500, not the $6000-7000 collections tries to get on their behalf.

good-luck-2.gif I don't care since I already finished my contract 10 months was nothing.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Been debating trying lease op with Western Express.

Eugene when you talk to these L.O/O.O's ask to see their Tax Returns! lol bet that NEVER happens

Posted:  1 month ago

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Stranded I-80 AGAIN

LOL @Annie our cheerleader, I musta been bored to death I slept til 10am yikes..... So figured Jamie had done ran outta here while he could. We're still waiting on the OK from dispatch to move on Iowa/ILL. looks even worse than here for snowfall.....winter blehhhhhh! lol

Posted:  1 month ago

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Stranded I-80 AGAIN

Lol Yes OS I been bugging him to find us some lane to run the southern 14 to no avail YET! I might just get ahold of our dedicated division and ask a few questions on what might be available. Am kinda fed up "running wild" all over the place. 16th month, and I haven't had ANY issues, or smacked anything out here, and plan to keep it that way

Yeah Jamie am at the same Loves, grabbed an end spot by a schneider storage trailer, & directly facing the scale. Had this YRC dbls parked goofy in front of this row of trucks for hours now. Sure its hard to find parking everywhere.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Two years today

Yes sir congrats to you

Posted:  1 month ago

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Stranded I-80 AGAIN

Well, after a day and a half company shutdown when we hit Rawlins Neb we got to move. West bound was shut down, heard a truck wreck plus snow building up.

Made it as far as Aurora, Neb and had to park it again yesterday! Got a spot at Love's it's been nasty since we got here.

Finally, sucked it up n went in for coffee food n few watermelon cups lol tryin to eat healthier. Don't know how we will be stuck here. This loads never gunna get there to Lockport, IL.

Then we have waiting an XPO load out of La Salle to Sacramento.....Really??? Back right thru this crap again??? Haha 2000 miles might bea dang week.

I hate winter lol and the northern half this country. Oh well we can't control feisty mother nature!!

Posted:  1 month ago

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UPS Freight Sold

CRST bought Celadons terminal in Dallas....

We Just finally stopped in the shop their week ago as we needed a tandem fix....pretty big piece of land.

Seen upper portions of yard must be leasing out parking for few other companies. I never left our truck lol

Posted:  1 month ago

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Thought I was going to die

Good quick thinkin on the fly Grumpy lol I got my set of em on the truck too. Had to access the fuse panel behind glove box. Then I went and bought a $20 elect lil bit driver. To hell with hand removing them dang screws lol.

Have tool bag with a few wrenches and big screw drivers grabbed my dead blow hammer at home last time.

Used my grease tubes for 5th wheel I had on hand since I dont use the grease gun much.

Not puttin my snap on wrench sets on board lol plenty old craftsman for truck. Forgot to grab couple rolls of wire, terminals and crimpers.

Had to buy the cheapest amber mid trailer light, a while back $12 wasn't spendin $35 for an LED type ( was a drop empty trailer anyways) 1 of our other trailers beside it had a different plug.(@a drop lot)

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