Profile For Stevo Reno

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    Oak Hills/Hesperia, CA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    6 years 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:  7 hours, 53 minutes ago

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CRST or Raider Express?

All I can refer you about is CRST.....My contract will be finished in 1 week woohoo! BUT I plan to stick around.dancing-dog.gif

Training, depends which terminal/state........ I went thru their Riverside, Calif 1 since that's where I live.

1) trucks are governed 65-67 mph ......2017-2020 model freightliners

2) Dorm room is 3 per room @ $150 per week (our terminal was very clean), Due to Covid is 2 to a room now spaced by center full bed / 20 feet lol they pay for the drug test and physical up front and dmv permit fee's..... All of which is Payroll deducted @ $40 for 2 or 3 months not sure I forget ??, wasn't very long

3) Breakfast served before the bus comes to take students to an off-site school (ASD of Fontana)

4) Lunch is served at the training facility....Sandwiches n chips lol drinks on you....Dinner is also on you. There is a cafe hat cooks hot food n meals and couple vending machines. and sell sundries etc best buy those at wal mart lol

5) laundry on site, 5 washers/5 dryers $1.00 per load

6) Heard they now have students out with a trainer 60 days not 28 as before, not too sure if they have started that yet or not

Classes last 3 weeks.....day 1 videos, practice testing....Day 2 is pee test n physical @ ASD, once you have permit, will be in yard practicing inspections and parking maneuvers.....Consisting of straight backs, offsets, parallel parking.

Shuttle Bus picks up students at 6:01 on the dot !, returns students to the CRST terminal after 2:30-3 pm (approx)

CRST does shuttle students to the local Wal-Mart, nightly , Monday thru Saturdays, NO Sundays (2-3 times, as well as bus or airport pick ups)

Before this Covid BS, the terminals arcade room, movie room, quiet room,and 3 pool tables , arcade games, and big screen tv's on in cafeteria area were in use

Class is pretty quick out of almost 15 days, 4 are spent at terminal for orientation.....3 days the last week, So basicly, I had my CDL in 10 real days, returned from the DMV with the paper copy, and that very day, was in rental car headed out to meet my trainer.....

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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I have a NO contract with CRST?

And GL to u bubbles with Titan

This time I mighta got lucky.....co driver CAN drive lol we got lots in common......He been here about same time driving......We get along good so far

So we getting good mile loads so far ....And both wanna drive them long loads and get in early to pk ups n deliveries......So far,, so good !!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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I have a NO contract with CRST?

Qwik update on 1st load back @ CRST...for...2400 miles....With the next 2 preplanned loads for an additonal 2900 miles combined

Contract will be fulfilled this month July 21st.....Not planning to jump ship when it's done though I hate job hoppin lol

Laters Peeps

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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I have a NO contract with CRST?

Well I am transferring back to CRST this week.....Drive 1 month then switch over to a more dedicated route probably an XPO lane from Cali to ATL or KC Miss. Etc see what's , what in a month And will also be the end of the contract......Weigh my future options after the 1 year mark

Tons of freight in these open lanes, which is more what I'd prefer 5000+ miles a week, more predictable than bouncing here n there lol

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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May Trucking?

Bubbles grats on picking where to start out.....May recruiter was waiting on me originally at another " school " Iwent to But that didnt happen....Their trucks are everywhere !!! Sometime many in 1 area at once lol

Good luck you CAN do it

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Eight carriers in lawsuit for not poaching other companies' drivers

Ooops forgot to add, NOW they have students out with a trainer 60 days, not 28 !! Lots need that much time too many newbs crashing trucks.......1 fell asleep months ago, at 5 am, ran right into the Platte River of I-80 bout 4 feet deep !!wtf.gif

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Eight carriers in lawsuit for not poaching other companies' drivers

Yep 10 months is about the shortest contract I've heard of. It used to be 8 months @ CRST probably due this type of stuff they bumped it up 2 months extra.

Rooms are $150 per week, 3 to a room, for what 3 weeks tops ! Breakfast is $8 bucks a day, lunch is served at the outside school sandwiches n chips, figure another 8 bucks School buses students, to n from the school daily.

Payroll deductions are like $40 a week for "maybe" 3 months, I forget. It isn't THAT hard,or long for a new career change to stick it out 10 months jeeze I got 1 month left on mine and, really seems time flew by !.......I plan to stick it out even after my contracts up at least another year & a half til I retire at 62, and move to the Philippines smile.gif lol

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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I have a NO contract with CRST?

XPO Logistics, Anne lol 97,000 employees 1500+ locations In 30 countries etc Just 1 of CRST's biggest customers.....I just seen are 2 near my location now in Meridian ID. Sittin outside delivery appt 5 hours early....

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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DAC report

Shev, you said you GOT your class A and worked 10-11 months?? So why would you need training again? Maybe an orientation, and drive test, maybe a little time out with a trainer, since that license can be considered stale?

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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I have a NO contract with CRST?

Anne:) lol Well, Friday I had enough, got ahold of the recruiter@ CRST who got me transferred over to Gardner's

Long story short, they are good for more localized loads, not so much for any over 500 miles hence I ain't making enough moohlah.....You have to hunt for empties to get a load, which is a waste of LOTS of hours ! Not talking smack on em just isn't all it was made out to be, 47 cents a mile ain',t diddly without them miles !!

Right now am in Idaho delivering 29,000 lbs of new tires lol longest run yet 850 miles. I know already I won't probably get a back haul, since last time here I didn't 3 of us were here in Idaho, and dead headed to SLC Ut.

So I am going back to team driving, at CRST,,,, BUT on an XPO 3/2 lane, point A to point B and back. More of a steady paycheck, and mileage which is why I am out here driving in the first place.... Besides I been parking my truck at the CRST Riverside terminal on off days, because GT's trucks all keyed alike which is fine for local city guys slip seating.... But I'm not removing my stuff, when off duty, so some idiot don't steal it ! We were told in orientation to do so, take your electronics etc out or it can come up missing lol We were like WTH??

Anyways, lot more to it behind the scenes but I ain't workin' for free, period!

Posted:  1 month ago

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GED or HSD? What were YOU told?

*typo* forgot "$1000 signing bonus" 8 months later after I had to email the VP about my military bonus I never got, 2 days later I got that $500 my recruiter kept dropping the ball and excuses RE: my DD214 unreadable (1977 form turned yellow from age) failed tio inform me of this problem So I scanned fresh copy n sent it in.....Still no response until I reached out to head guy lol He also helped me out on a non paid, $300 layover pay ,when I got the run around from my DM. Week later I got that bonus as well lol

Posted:  1 month ago

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GED or HSD? What were YOU told?

CRST does NOT require any kind of diploma lol Recruiters don't know everything , I doubt others require such either! Students come from all over the US You should see some of the personalities that come n go thru CRST's terminals/schools

I was recruited for Gardner's,(sister company) by CRST's dedicated recruiter in the Iowa main terminal. She never mentioned a $1000, to me. In Orientation at Gardner's we were told about it! When I said the recruiter never mentioned that? Lady replied "they don't know it all" lol

In the 3rd n 6th months, a $500 in 1 lump sum.

Posted:  1 month ago

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First call from safety department

Soooo many 4 wheeler idiots out there, it's dumbfounding lol.

Had guy on my left impatient couldn't wait for car in front of him to pass, so midway he decides to force his way over, coulda wiped my left fender out I seen his action and braked to barely miss him swiping my fender !

I coulda easily turned wee bit left n pitted him, jeeeze then he proceeds to fly down the road over 90 mph, I looked back expecting to see highway patrol chasing him by his erratic driving at high speeds weaving lane to lane in a dang fired up hurry.

Surprised I didn't see him flipped over etc down the road.....Why I am aware of my surroundings in the rig or my lil honda lol These Idiots are everywhere !!

Posted:  1 month ago

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First call from safety department

Had couple those hard brakes Told no worries ur good

Then why call me?? Lol.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Well what a great ending to my day... not.

Bet ya dollars to donuts, it was made in CHINA lol their steel sux

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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The right time to jump in?

None of our current affairs should have much impact getting into driving..... But after months NOT driving your license is usually considered "stale"

Still freight out there needing moved no matter what, it take's trucks to get it delivered....

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Need help on staying cool at night

Should be an operators manual with the other truck manuals. Just for the opti idle system (freighliners)

I hit cruise button, then resume button. Idle runs up to 900 rpms then thermostat controls by lower bunk, hit mode button once......

Check lowest and highest temps, using mode button. set lowest to 60 F, high to 85 F, with 4 degree difference (up down buttons)

Should run until temps met.....IF it shuts down after running awhile, and you want it back "ON" just hit mode button again, you should here the electric click right before the starter engages.....

Need to just explore what that mode button does lol It's fairly easy after you've done it a few times.....

HellI just found out today cruisng the I-10 to Tolleson, Az, my cruise DOE's max at 67 with only 65 @ the pedal Ok I only had this truck a week, didn't know it could do 67

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Is this the end on the line?

People quit CRST every day lol they are offered to come right back. My 1st co-driver quit for more $$ they offered him more $$ etc to return

Scratch lol 6 months? yikes 6 weeks ok hahaha I got a (reference) card months ago from a couple with Pegasus, we ran into at a Love's

Well, I'm not a quitter right away, I will give em a bit more time and see, but it IS all bout $$$ this week best so far.... on 3rd run....Went to Hayward Ca ( pffft ) then further above the bay area to bring back haul load to Coke DC in Rancho Cuc, then got 3rd from Chino back to Az hard balancing my 11-14 clocks without running em out. Rather be OUT of Cali traffic n 55 mph.....

Close to getting speeding ticket whewwww radar was off he wasn't in mood to ticket me, said he got me at 67 NOT possible, but I profusely thanked him for cutting me a HUGE break !! guess I was in a Safety Corridor= double fine, very expensive he said !! yikes! Just my luck too ! traffic ahead screamin along, I went up to 65 (maxed) for all of 3 miles trying make up time and he flips around to get me

This load don't deliver to Krogers til Friday at 12 am, will google em n get phone # see if I can get in earlier (Company dont tend to give us customer numbers hahahaha,,,,,Google is my bestie)

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Is this the end on the line?

Q yep ur best bet finish 10 months at the very least

I am on 8th month of it and really times flown by. I did transfer to Gardners May 1st.

But seeing how dysfunctional and behind the times, they are here, I might just switch back to teams lol @ least its more miles than have seen here in 4 weeks !!

Just suck it up n move forward Dont know if your 8 months exp is with crst or not.....BUT if it is you only need 2 more months to fulfill your contract

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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What would you do?

They will use any excuse to go out en masse and loot ! They couldn't give 2 nickles for Floyds death pfffft

All I know I think if it was me, I'd have driven aLOT faster out of the area , get in my way Ig'nant people suffer the consequences plain n simple.

Hear woman in video trying to yell to the Fed Ex driver, "Back up" dummy, like that would have been any better !! Ya just can't fix Stoopid !!

Police were dumb as well, redirecting traffic off the highway right into the mix SMFH

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