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, 6 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:  17 hours, 1 minute ago

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Best route from Anaheim to Chicago

Ugh next fed ex load outta Keasbey NJ to Sac town another 2900 mile run lol turn n burn

Posted:  20 hours, 2 minutes ago

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Best route from Anaheim to Chicago

Looking at route I think I would take I40 to Memphis then I55 north to Illinois. Depends weather on 55 I see it splits off to I57 headed same area Chi town

Know I 40 all the way to TN & Wv clear roads and weather ....It "was" trying to snow barely thru mountains of WV

Posted:  20 hours, 14 minutes ago

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Best route from Anaheim to Chicago

We ( @ CRST ) Are NOT allowed on western end of I 70 period guess around Co. Is pretty nasty .....Currently we are 90 mioes from our CT fed ex drop.....parked in Newburgh NY.....I-40 all the way out to I-81 N was clear sailing. Headed onto I-84 E. To CT 15 .....Great Lakes area is under lots of snow & ice I been told ughhh

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Caught Kearsey Live Feed! It was Cool!

You may be right Pack Rat duhhhh I forgot bout the dungeon.she has.... They probably heard of it too hence refuse to answer with a YUPP lolrofl-1.gif

Posted:  1 day, 13 hours ago

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Caught Kearsey Live Feed! It was Cool!

I know Prime is a biggg company but dayyum everytime I talk to a Primate, I ask em if they know this chick "Rainy D" or as known now Kearsey lol. None have answered Yes...... YET !! LOL ok back to drivin ....Tenn.... Middletown, CT is gettin closer ......next need load bk to Phx. New co's mom turns 99 next week he wants to be there.

Posted:  2 days, 11 hours ago

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Quick Update (Sorta)

Note i said in the rain on curves n downhills lol. Guess ya never seen a piston and rod assembly break off the crank, and break thru the block ,and land in the frame rail lol. I have, lol 3 times

Posted:  3 days, 5 hours ago

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Quick Update (Sorta)

New team mate older guy met at terminal brought him over to my 2019 FL & DM's board......1st load we got out on is 2800 mile fed ex load to CT he is at the wheel now BIG difference lol off to sleeper berth for me....LOT Less pit stops with him too not like old Co-driver lol

Posted:  4 days, 23 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

rofl-2.gif hahaha Marc maybe he is pshycic?? sorry to hear that BLNT dude

Posted:  5 days, 3 hours ago

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I am uncomfortable taking an on-site sleep study-I already have 2 year medical card

Yeah weird they took my prior physical from July, in Sept. i just had to pee in a cup

Posted:  5 days, 3 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

Maybe your depth perceptions a little off Marco ?? Just a matter of geometry/angles

Or did they have some set limits to get better at it??

Well eventually you WILL find your "niche"

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Quick Update (Sorta)

Been at our Riverside terminal 13 days now. Came in Jan 4th for few days home time after 1 month out, worked xmas n NYrs day upper midwest area. Finally found a new co-driver today I been talking to off n on and seen him around since I started. He is about my age, has winter driving experience and also wants to run miles!

Unlike my 1st/last co-driver! He could'nt pull his weight, would not get sleep, doze in passenger seat, wake up at bumps n warn me of curves, downhills etc, just plain drive me nuts! He couldn't drive good too fidgety, playing with cell, sending voice clips back n forth AS he drove! Over use the Jakes as his only real slowing or stopping source, down into 3 even on flats, or in rains etc. NO ONE ever scares me driving, but HE did! Told him 3rd jake is worst case scenario use dumbazz you're gunna break something sometime lol

Anyways, he finally called me today telling me he is taking this "grass is greener" .50 a mile cash gig with a small company 40-50 trucks in Biz 6 years HAHA Wouldn't listen to me he is taking big risk at word of mouth and still has a contract here to finish up, tried to convince me to go with him yada yada but nope I got my own plan of action and will stay here with CRST (at very least to finish my contract) !!

So tomorrow we should have a load and get back at it, luckily I have no debt or bills so this break didn't hurt too much. I did drive our shuttle van a few days making runs to wal-mart and airport pickup's......And this older gent works out, he is cool , we have the same kind of mellow relaxed attitude , work ethic,and seems to know his doo-doo lol we'll see..... Sticking with my DM as well, he takes care of any issues or lay over pay etc and gives us long 2000+ runs 95% of the time (xmas we had short 900 mile pick up runs filling gaps while others out for holidays)

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Trainer unsafe practices

Reminds me of this line;

What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it.confused.gifrofl-3.gifgood-luck.gif

Posted:  1 week ago

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unsafe practices during training

Hmmmm sounds familiar.....David how long were you on his truck? and he was a lease op? lol We kinda rescued a Korean trainee 2 weeks ago off her leads truck at our Carlisle PA terminal. She had been on his truck 10 days, driven ZERO days, yet he told other drivers she was excellent driver her 1st week. He told my co driver don't talk to her! He had dillusions she was gunna be his woman later.....pfffft......Once he wasn't around she asked us how she can get off his truck their DM wasn't helping her do so.........Next day she text my co-driver and told him she finally escaped his truck, and thanked us....

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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New Driver Disqualification (Suspension)

Only heard of that once in 1990s working at a Ford dealer in Calif. Then couple years I get this packet from the county to fill out for "property taxes" ?? They tried taxing us on our tools lol Est. $50 a year.....I said like hell !! Pay taxes on every tool I buy, sure ain't payin that tax.....Well smog guy being the sheep he was said "oh its just 50 bucks" pffft I never paid it and the following year that taxation was repealed....

DMV here tried that when I was in my 20s too.....Traded my el camino for my 1st VW beetle. Went to transfer title lady asks what was value of trade? Not knowing whats up, I said eh about 1500 bucks.Then she starts on the calculator so I ask uh what are you doing?? She says figuring the sales tax you owe......

Oh noooo wait a ninute lady I'm not paying sales tax on a straight trade, basicly on same car!! Get a supervisor over here......

After explaining to him our dilemma he told her " No, waive that he don't have to pay that.....THANK YOU I told him......

Hell Calif gets enough money and keep raising dmv fee's even on older cars now. Think we're highernow than even N.Y. lol

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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High-hooking a trailer

Did that once myself early on barely overshot the top of 5th wheel. No damages luckily just had to straighten the plate flat to move forward then drop trailer enough to hook up. Whewwwew

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Greenhorn and trying to make sure I don't get in too deep

You're probably still gunna have to spend a year out over the road to gain experience every company wants Once you get that under your belt, you can pretty much go anywhere else, and maybe find that dream spot ye seek lol Might check some closer mom & pop places for local AFTER you got your CDL.....

Note: some BIG companies have went belly up this year alone, so who's to say some smaller outfit won't as well?? Ya might wanna hop in your car and drive cross country and back as if you were in a truck, and see how you handle the long 10-11 drive time ??

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Hearing test

Not everyone performs that test I didn't have it (can pass it) no biggee

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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New diet. This may take some work!

I aint a rabbit gimme my meats lol 3 months in Philippines eating natural foods mostly. Didn't really do a lot did walk up the mountain a time or 3. Basicly it rained daily most of the 3 months there (rainy season) eating rice ,eggs, pork, some yummy breads, coffee and some beers in evening with the guys ( hard workin farmers) and lost over 12 pounds ......after having so much pig soon as I got back to the city from the jungle,,,it was time for BEEF !!! Had me the biggest juiciest steak n potatoes I could find.....In Amarillo, we stopped n ate at The Texan place lol home of the 72 ounce steak ( no I couldn't even eat half that monster or try)

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Broke down

Service side of the cans diaphrams replaceable....Sure you dont have spare, and your company prolly dont want ya fixing it either..... I noticed our brake chambers have no caging bolts in the hole/slot on the side of the can to lock out the big coil spring in the top half the can, to change said diaphrams......Changed them damn thing on trash trucks (100's of em)

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Knight Swift Merger: Driver, and Customer Benefits

Knight merged with Swift as Knight got Swift started back in the day (owners are friends) is the story I have heard about the "merger" deal Knight was my 1st choice 6 years ago when I began my research on this career......Life just didn't work out for this to be for me.....lol

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