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Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Knight Drivers - How Do you like it?

Knight also has a terminal in Hutchins/Wilmer Texas, up the road from the Love's there off the Northbound I-45. And CRST had a drop yard just past Knights terminal (been there a few times) Pretty sure they (Knight) have plenty of other places eastward

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Dustbuster/Vacuum For Cab

Eh vacuum lol had blower hose attached to seat airline, less space worked fine. I'd be home n get a wet mop in and clean up better.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Trucking Company Requires Driver to Drop Truck Off At Terminal

At CRST, my last co-driver and I lived like 30+ miles apart, and I was allowed to take the truck home.I'd drop him at his house, and go home. I didn't take a trailer, since getting into my buddys yard from the dirt road was not feasable. Incline to gate plus not enough room to turn. Besides him having a bunch of trees scattered all over his 2.25 acre yard lol. My 5th wheel & shed was in the back corner of the yard. And it didn't matter how long we were off, since my co got sick and was off 2 weeks, and I couldn't run solo....

Now when I was with Legends, I took the truck, and or a trailer home, I just parked outside the fence on the dirt road, if I had a trailer (loaded or empty) was no problem.

Besides, with google maps earth view, they can see my address, and the size of buds yard, where all the homes were 2.25 acres+

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Graveyard shift in training - how soon is too soon?

CRST has that or did, no newbie driving 12-5am, unless trainer was ok with it. I was driving that my 1st day, after he saw my driving...He complimented me on it and said "ok, you're good to drive nights etc. WOOPPPEE

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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When not driving, what do y'all do to pass the time?

Had my smaller laptop with me, usually only pulled it out on 34 resets, not my 10's....Amazon Prime, so watched most those movies, and youtube. And pop in here too sometimes lol And SLEEP ! lol

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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The more I drive, the more I love night driving.

Yep, as mentioned, nights were my preferred time to drive. Let my co-worker deal with getting thru big cities lol Dallas,,,OKC,,,Phx,,,Albequeque.... Then when solo @ Legends, start after 12 am, til almost noon, wayyyy easier to find parking spots.....But if I had to I parked in weigh stations, wasn't scared to maybe get picked for random inspection (never did happen) My mentor at CRST, sent me a pic of them parked at a New Mexico weigh station, with a trooper car behind em...They had just gotten a level 1 done,and passed of course....Damn HM placards, get 'em everyt ime in NM

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Duckwalk

Lol BK maybe so, and probably the healthier fresh food diet. I can't eat plate after plate of rice,like they can!

Eat only when hungry smaller portions,and taught her how to make grilled ham or cheese sammichs....And fry the plain rice to change up the taste lol....

Guess I have became a "trainer" of sorts 😂😂😂😂

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Duckwalk

* Being here 1st 2 weeks* (Goin' on month 3, just got my 6 month extension last week)

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Duckwalk

I had to do that @ CRST, with safety guys, with my bad knee, it wasn't actually the duck walk per se. Just wanted me to go under best I could, then climb in the back of a trailer and out, as well as thru the cab of the tractor......Funny now in Philippines, my knee and leg are better than in the US. I can actually pop my knee joint when it's stiff, unlike at home.

Maybe being closer to the Equator helps? or in the tropics? lol. My bad right leg, and foot, would swell to where couldn't get my right shoe on. After being here 2 weeks, it's fine,with no issues of swelling. Or it's the altitude of 1600 feet v.s. 4500 feet above sea level, dunno, don't care now....

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Mega carriers who to go with

Well Pelican, not being a fan of team driving, I still went to CRST, in Riverside, Cali. Was easy and convenient for me at that time. I stayed there 22 months. Yes they are pretty much all teams, hardest part, was finding a co-driver, you could get along with. Took me 4 guys to find a "Driver" not some lazy guy who wouldn't sleep, then his shift cant drive but a couple 100 miles, then ! need to sleep!!

I started at $0.31 mile (whole penny more for my short Navy stint @ 17) May of 2021, they gave company wide raises for 1 year+ service So I got bumped up to $0.60 cpm, was great since we ran 6400+ miles a week, not killing ourselves. Besides, I ended up on the board of 1 of the 4 regional head DM's, so he took good care of us pretty much, on miles/pay/layovers...

So, all in all, they were a good place to start out, even with such a high turn over rate....Now I hear from friends still there, they've gotten pickier who they hire and train, not just every Tom,****,or Harry of the street (SORRY ANNE not ur Tom haha).....They have also switched over to tablets in cab, and hair testing now also....

Posted:  1 month ago

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Opinions on Swift for a new driver? Also, big company company or small company better for new drivers?

LOL Annie, you beat me to the Roehl lol Only place I'd read about those kinda weeks on/off

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Posted:  1 month ago

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$25 Showers!

Think it could still be that way PackRat, was last we had go there....and a lost ticket was $100 too, maybe they jacked it higher too lol......I sure don't miss living in my home state, of Cali !!!

Posted:  1 month ago

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$25 Showers!

LOL @ RD, Only thing being lost here is pounds!! Had dropped from 267 to 242 on the truck. Here, think without a scale, am around 235ish, goin "native foods" lol and smaller portions even.....

There's a dirt path from houses down to the road (1/4 mile maybe).. Well right here, it's a hill, and I'm guessing it's an 8 degree downhill slope. And OMG, It's brutal (for me) to go down or up!! Lol good exercise, but, I only walk it IF, I have too!! Further along, is 2 or 3 other woop-dee-doo hills, not as bad. Kids run up n down this stuff like nothing lol

I got me a lil Suzuki SUV 4x4 manual, so LESS walking to the road for scooter rides into town 😂😂😂😂

Posted:  1 month ago

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$25 Showers!

Good time for me to go to the outdoor restroom, and take a tabo (scoop) "splish-splash shower" haha only need to choose the warmest water out of 3- 55 gallon drums (river water fed) been warm, no rains past 5+ days= warmer water hahaha......Only 85 today, with 94% humidity lol It's either hot, or hotter here near the equator

Posted:  1 month ago

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Can You Give Me Some Advice On An Engine?

ANYTHING Cummins is good! Their engines, even from the dodge ram side, are damn near bullet proof... Was diesel tech way back when Cummins big cam 350/400's then came the NH 855's..... I only did 1, total in-frame rebuild on 1.... Only because it was owners brother-in-laws, and it had finally hit 1 million miles (in 17 years use)......

Don't think now is a good time to be buying ANY truck read n heard the used truck markets going nuts on prices....But what do I know,, never looked at the spectrum

Posted:  1 month ago

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$25 Showers!

GREED, plain and simple.....Only way to fight back, is NOT use paid parking for awhile. Only thing is most will continue pay, so prices will never go down.....Let em see revenue losses from non sales and prices drop. Will NEVER happen, to many trucks and less parking options. GAWDDD I really, am NOT missing all that stuff lol

Posted:  1 month ago

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California Dreamin'?

I drove 62 mostly in Cali, CHP officer said they will not usually bother you at that.But over it, maybe, hell most drive 65+ in Cali, I didn't.

3 lane sections are center lanes for passing, then back into right lane. 1 of my classmates got stopped riding in center lane of 3 lane part of I-15...He got lectured by CHP officer, who did pull him over for it lol

It seemed to have gotten to the point, most places, you rarely saw any CHP around. I joked, "What?? The CHP on hiatus, not working the roads now?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Employing spouse in trucking (non driving)

Let alone the tripled expense savings for break downs, maintenance, tires, insuring 2 other drivers.... etc Just off the top of my small brain hahaha

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Free Stuff

Eh only freebie we got was some Little Debbie brownies etc. Got 1 pack at the entry shack, but on our way out, a guy came out to our truck... As we were pulling away from the dock, and handed us a bag filled with more snack goodies. I let my co-driver keep em all, to give to his niece n nephew at home. I'm not a fan of Little Debbie snacks, now if it was Hostess stuff, that's a different story...

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Use your satellite view before getting into trouble

Yeah Harvey, we got that a lot @ CRST, either the customers number was wrong or we didn't get 1 to call if needed. So off to google to find a contact number. Was told once when I asked why we don't get EVERY customers correct phone numbers " We prefer you didn't call customers" HA B.S. , we NEED this intel dummies lol Some DM's just have NO clue what we dealt with out there, and need micromanaged hahaha.....Never asked a 2nd time, just found my own way to get info.

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