Profile For Stevo VWbusman

Stevo VWbusman's Info

  • Location:
    Bullhead City , AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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    4 years, 3 months ago

Stevo VWbusman's Bio

Nearly 35 years as mechanic. Started as diesel tech on trash trucks, then to big rigs/trailers for Pepsi n hazmat tanker place. Engine repair & overhauling specialist.....

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.

Used to back n park trailers pretty good @ Pepsi in California, after servicing them. Know diesels, and all the related pre-trip, highway patrol BIT inspection stuff. Some things, you never forget, just out of practice.

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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SS card?

Dealt with that issue at AZ-DOT for a state I.D. card lol ((Arizona residents do NOT have to have the chipped DL's / ID's until 2020))

I was not going to get an Arizona drivers license. They would not accept my "original" birth cert from the hospital from 1959 no seal? My mom never sent in the $1.00 for it , now inflation, it's $25.......Yet, U.S. Navy accepted it in 1977(a photo copy no less) BUT AZ-DOT, did accept my DD-214? still has NO damn seal...I guess they figure, only I would have that paper? lol

Dumb, anyway, just got my app for a NEW B.C., so I can proceed to get a passport next!..........Kinda tweaked me, having to give Calif MORE $$ When I don't even live there hahahaha. It is what it is I guess

I laminated my social security card soon as I got it when I was 13, never had an issue with it being so???

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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'Violent' criminal history and getting hired as a truck driver?

Just a little input RE: Chemical driving. Long time family friends, the dad drove asphalt dumps etc over 30 years, he got cancer, which finally did him in after years of dealing with it..........Their middle son, drove cement mixer trucks for eh maybe 20+ years, he got Esophagus / Throat cancer, and he never smoked a day ever. He was 53, recently died from that QUICK, (under 1 year) acting illness......My thinking is constantly breathing the dust and or the chemical mix of either substance contributed to their untimely deaths........Makes me definitely, not want to ever considering those 2 jobs!

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Tailgaters

Same as the "Myth" running your pick up tail-gate down on the highway saves gas Baloney. Science proved it works better, with your tail gate up. An air bubble / turbulence fills up the bed, acting like a cover lol Been few years since I read that article....

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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US Passports

Plan to get both, the book and card, as I'm planning a little 2-3 month vacation to the Philippines, in October, is the plan........... Sucks I need to send Calif $25 for a "new" fancy certified Birth Certificate, since my mom didn't pay the 1 whole Dollar for it in 1959............... Yet the US Navy accepted the original I have in 1977, go figure! lol.......Don't even live in Calif and they get more $$ out of my pocket!

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Helpful youtube for mechanical stuff?

Well Rainy, you learned 2 new things today out of that experience....Too much grease is not always a good thing, and old stuff needs removed every so often. Most lube guys don't have a clue and goober tons of grease on the 5th wheels! Without cleaning off the old hard, dry gunk.

Air tanks, auto-drain, or not, still collect lots of water from condensation, on the bottom of them tanks (where the drain valve is!) And you seen what happened, water got spread thru out the air brake system, lines, air & check valves, etc causing brake issues.......Expect "maybe",later down the road, brake can diaphram, or 2, begin to fail as well, (Still could be awhile for that) just another bad thing from that water, not being drained :)

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Class B Trucks

Craigslist probably your best bet is my guess

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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California...Driving experience..recent CDL

Waste Managements a good suggestion (#1 waste hauler in the world), having worked for them 8 years back in the '90's. They do have roll-off class A trucks , and not very demanding in the way off loading up and dropping off the bins / boxes good-luck.gif

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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May start instructing next month!

Wow, I am always totally amazed reading some of these topics. Especially when they say "I wasn't getting paid" for this or that , it aint right??? WTF?? Almost every job I ever had in my lifetime, involved maybe some free work "unpaid" time............Don't matter what job really , sometimes it happens, do it and forget it. NEXT !................

1 my last job over a 10 year stretch I went over and beyond what i got paid for, helping my boss do extra stuff for the job. sometimes getting home 10-11 pm at night from a 7 am start time. We had an auto repair shop, and were the top U-Haul dealer, in the high desert. We chased trucks & trailers, after hours all over the place, so we had any equipment our schedule may need the following week/days. Usually I was first to work open and prep for the day, and close at end of the night. Sometimes I'd work weekends renting U-Haul stuff for a few perks or bucks......Yeah I got free dinner usually, or later on somehow, it was made up to me in other ways. A full tank of gas in my truck etc.................

I was brought up to help when needed, and don't always expect anything in return...............Period............Git'r'dun lol

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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History of DWIs and getting employed

Doe's kinda suck, what you do young & dumb, haunts you later! Sheesh I had 2 in 1980 when I was 19 (36 years now) I never drank & drove, pretty much after the 2nd one cost me 15 months of drunk classes, AA meetings, and the end fine.....Now it's been heck 10 years since any beer and I dont miss it lol...1st,I was lucky I didn't kill someone . w/ a .24 BAC, 2nd barely blew a .10 BAC, since I had a beer in the car, cop smelt it duhhhh me.

Good Luck Daniel

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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CB handles

Grew up with em, dad finally got a killer base station with an illegal military style set up 1000 watt kicker. Could slide on fm freq's band, side band all that, and his boosted lollipop mic. He got kick out of shootin skip! talking to Australia etc. All our cars had radidios lol We ran channel 15........trouble makers nearby got dealt with ! lol Dad n couple his buds track em down with this loop thing, tie chain or rope to their antenna, hook to ford truck and drag it down the street hahahaha...........Or stick straight pin in their coax cable outside, next time they key the mic they fry their radio finals ! Fun times! lol Ch 19 "hey any you hairy legged truck drivers gotta copy *sqwacccccck*

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Fired by Trucking company for non accident issue.

Eh, sounds like my old boss at nissan forklift job I had lol he was always up my arse for no reasons trying to play tough guy n show off to other techs. I figured him out early on and just avoided being around him as much as possible. He thought he knew it all, which he didn't of course. The more work I had to keep me out in the field for days on end, the better I liked it. Go into the shop long enough to restock my service van, drain waste oils, get new load of work orders and split ! He had his "pet techs" lol but I heard he got canned a year after, he canned me for no reason......KARMA !!

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Marriage and Divorce Documents

Hahaha funny, I never knew my actual divorce date, it was so long ago. Found the papers, Happy Thanksgiving! lol It was final, Nov 23rd 1987, on Turkey week ! perfect!

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Juror Duty

Lol Until they send those summons certified mail, no way they know that you ever got it ! I did duty once, took 4-5 days then find out job don't pay me for time off. Never went again, toss em in trash. I did like doing it, but not going to for free ! Downtown, Los Angeles then, never again !

I figured best way if I ever showed up again to be cut loose, to tell judge "If they are this far in their case, and here in court, they MUST be guilty !" good-luck.gif

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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FedEx Road Driver Apprentice (LTL Linehaul)

Like UPS lol my middle bro been with em 32+ years...Doing last half on semi's , 60 hours a week. Has 9+ weeks vacation/personal days @ $32+ hour. Started out unloading trailers 4 years, til commercial package route opened up he took. 14 years that then big trucks. Family friend also does same 30+ years, he got job there........ He Couldn't hook a brother up though, I wanted in as mechanic, whatever haha......dad's buddy was original UPS guy like #7th hired in 1969-70, did 40+ years til he retired.....Now hear it takes 8 years P/T unloading to get on routes!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Hazmat Dilemma

Yep good luck Karen, you paid might as well finish...Good luck in school as well ! you got this ...DMV window people aren't the all-and-knowing they lie to think they are! Had traded cars years ago, no cash. They tried to charge me sales tax on value of the trade. I said (politely) ain't no way I'm paying 'double' taxes, when I paid them buying my original car! Supervisor came over and agreed with me, saved me 100s ! lol

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Seat belt violations

RE: Seatbelts, ok few years ago, a friend of mine, went to C.R. England get his trucking start. He had told me, that on the in-cab inspection? or road test, to fasten your seat belt , FIRST THING! or it's an auto-fail

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Building A Relationship With Your Dispatcher

Yeah saw his 1st video long ago wasn't impressed, and this last one he is so full of it !.....That Snap_on box ain't $10g's if he paid that he got bent over!.........Big deal he's proud of being ASE certified haha , I've worked with quite a few "Master" certified ASE tech's thru the years,that couldn't even change a radiator hose properly, and that caused an engine failure / replacement hahaha

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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A PSA for those considering Prime Inc.

Well, I'll be damned I been a Curmudgeon , half my 56 years alive! hahahaha........Soon, maybe I can get away with what a couple of 70-80 year old guys do with the casino ****tail girls ! ...........I'd probably get slapped , trying this too early haha

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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One year completed

Congrats on your 1 year done !

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Question about 1099

Yeah steer clear of it lol............Odds are good, you'll probably end up in trouble with the I.R.S.

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