Profile For Aaron Placencia

Aaron Placencia's Info

  • Location:
    West gardiner , ME

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 9 months ago

Aaron Placencia's Bio

Well I guess I can put a little info down. I've been considering trucking for awhile now. I've been overweight my whole life and I've lost roughly 65lbs im no where near the goal weight of 180 but I am down to 260. I think I'm going to continue what I'm doing and in July of this year 2016, I'm planning on applying to prime to see if I get accepted for there schooling. I've done a lot of research and this company is the one I would love to work for. It'll be a big change, I'm so use to just sticking with my comfort zones and not doing anything crazy, I get nervous on new situations, but this is what I want. I have no kids, I'm getting married soon and she supports me and my goals, I'm ready to challenge myself and make a better life for me and her, maybe someday a little one. XD but anywho I'll update this as time goes and probably re do it later, but this is a little bit about me.

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Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Update and status change

Congrats!! Hopefully nothing serious with the truck.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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What kind of tunes yall like to listen to OTR?

A lot of octane or liquid metal, although recently I've been jamming out to Elvis radio. But I rotate the first two mostly. Then I'll either check in on some sports and see what the hell is going on, then I'm back to octane... may be addicted to octane. 😂

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Prime drivers....

Thanks everyone!

I'll definitely remember that for next time. Because I killed my savings account 😂 Doesn't help the quote I got on the room went up 40 bucks after 3 hours. Maybe since it was the last room? Not sure but, way too expensive to be paying out of pocket especially when some of the hotels are pricey

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Prime drivers....

Alright, may be a dumb question but, what are the macro codes for the prime terminals? I believe prislc? But I'll be heading to Springfield soon, and my apu can finally be fixed!! 😂 Hotel stays are expensive especially when I have to wait to get reimbursed.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Apu down!

Apu is down, not sure when it'll get fixed. It's a rigmaster, so not much can be done unless I get to a prime yard.

My question is, how do you over ride the 5 min idle? Its a 2015 freightliner, and all I know is, I didn't sleep well last night and now I gotta some how sleep later tonight. Or the next few days for that matter. I hate to idle but I can't sleep sweating or just hot in general.

Anyways thanks and be safe out there!

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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How Do Truck Drivers Deal with Insomnia?

I had that problem this past week. Even after driving a full shift. But I was heading home, so maybe I was a little excited to see my little baby and wife.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Update!

Well, I'm officially upgraded with JPT. On my 60 day probation, then I can take a passenger or a pet with me. Glad to finally be done!

Well it has been interesting. Last week I spent 12 hours to get unloaded which made me a day late back to Missoula, MT but I did everything I needed to do in a couple days. Crazy how things worked out, a fellow employee, josh brought in a load to the yard that delivers to Lewiston, ME. I'm about 200 miles from Lewiston, delivers at 0330. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it, I left out Thursday afternoon, shutdown early because I was way tired from being up super early. But I ran it, haven't had much time, it's been nothing but running! I was scared of the east, because of parking but I've stayed at rest stops, just been getting here early and shutting down. Seems to be working out fairly decent.

Other than that, once I get this to Lewiston, I'll be taking a few days off with the family. Should be a good week, be a little over 3,000 miles. Will def be my best paycheck that's for sure! Haha but yeah, things are going, still a lot to practice and learn but I'm getting better each day, feeling more confident in my abilities also.

Hope you all have a great week, take care and I'll check back in when I hit the road later this week.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Well... I survived the first wave

First load being solo, I had 5 stops. I can say I'm exhausted! Today was the big day, 4 deliveries. Made my first one in Seattle on time. Glad it was 2am in the morning since I had to back up on the street. Second place appointment was 4:45am... I get there at 3 am, park on the side and walk to the back door to see a sign that says 5:30 am receiving hours.... so I took a nap. First guy had a half a trailer to be unloaded by him and counted by them so it put me way behind. Was late for Costco dc but they took me anyways. I'm guessing since I was late they took there sweet time unloading me haha but once they did I took off to Tacoma, Supervalu.

Interesting place, parked by the meat dock to be told I need to walk a half mile to the other side where the guard shack is. It was 11 am he said to hurry up they close at noon. Luckily they took me so I made it and delivered everything. Two of them may have been late but at least it wasn't anything I did. May have got lost a couple times! 😂 Especially leaving SuperValu, tons of construction, trying to beat my 14 hour clock to get here in north bend wa, which I made with 10 mins to spare. 😂 Other than this first load. I'm just glad it's over. These multiple stop ones can be tricky and definitelyly was tested. I know things I need to improve on and go from there. Anyways, hope everyone had a great weekend and a safe one at that. Take care all. Hopefully tomorrow load goes just as smooth as these did..... 😑

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Solo week!

Well I'm finally on my solo week. My first load is dailys meats. One stop in clackama, OR. Which is tomorrow at 9am, I'm about 25 miles away. Then four stops tomorrow. Two in Seattle wa, one at 3am the other 4:45 am. Sumner, at Costco for a 6:15am delivery, then the final in Tacoma at 9am... hopefully it goes smoothly. Super nervous since I'm finally out here by myself but I guess the next couple days will be the test on how I can do things out here. I'm hoping Tuesday goes well, sometimes places take forever to unload since they have to count everything so, I could potentially be late which would suck, because I'd like to finish early! So I can find parking. I'm sure it's a pain finding a place the later it gets out this way!! But oh well. I'll roll with whatever happens. Just happy to be making progress in my final step of the training program. Anyways, be safe and have a great Sunday and Monday everyone.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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With summer approaching...

Yeah I was just curious. JPT has apu but depending how hot it is, doesn't do much!! At least we can idle if it's hotter than 80 or below 30 so. But I'm sure shielding off all the windows will help keep some heat out. Maybe not much but some is better than none!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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With summer approaching...

What do you guys use to block the sun? I'll be upgrading soon and all I know is, this freightshaker heats up like crazy. So any tips or advice on trying to keep it cool while I'm not driving would be great.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Awesome! hope everything goes smooth here on out! Best of luck and drive safe. J

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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CFI company sponsored training through Truck Dynasty Driving Academy

Nice! Glad everything is going well. Keep up the good work. You'll be out tearing up the highway soon! In a good way. Haha

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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First month update

Awesome! Stay safe out there driver. Glad everything is working out for you.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Just a quick update

Thanks everyone. I'm just glad to be leaving the east as of right now. Heading to IL. Should be able to get a load out of Midwest that can take me by Missoula. We will see tho. But I'm just anxious to get my truck!!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Just a quick update

Good luck to you! Keep us posted on how it all goes. Been reading your diary it has been awesome!

im just glad i can upgrade! It's been a long time like you said. It'll be nice to make this my little home and start making better money for the family.

Woooo Hooooo!!!!! Finally. It's been a long time coming. Stay safe and good luck. I start orientation on Monday.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Just a quick update

I'm here in Albany NY, been running east as of late. My Fleet Manager has told me he will be looking to route us back up to Missoula so I can upgrade to my own truck. Pretty excited that it's almost over! Once we do get to Missoula I'll prob take a day or two, I want to hit Walmart, get things I may need. Fix my glasses, that I broke. 😑 Do laundry and all that, then set the truck up and all that then be ready to roll! I'll be heading home tho, so back east I go but I miss my wife and daughter, so it'll be nice to see them. But overall, the extra training has been great. My shifting has improved and I'm feeling less nervous and all that since I know I can hit the dang gears! Haha but yeah, I'm pretty excited to take the next step. I know I need a lot of practice out there with backing and all that but that'll all come in time. I just know lots of GOALs and take my time. No rush for me. I'll do my best to be as safe as I can and to keep everyone else safe around me. Good thing is most of those people fly on by me anyways! But yeah, just figured I'd do a quick update. I'll keep everyone posted. Hopefully by next week I'll be going solo!

Be safe everyone and have a good one.

Aaron

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Jim Palmer Trucking In-House Training in Montana

Awesome! Keep the updates coming. Be safe and good luck! I'm sure you'll do great.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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CFI company sponsored training through Truck Dynasty Driving Academy

Awesome! Great day to day diary. Glad everything is going good!

Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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B1 training!

Sounds good, I still haven't seen the prime yard yet in MO. Well, yesterday I drove the most miles I've done. 621. I kept it between 60 and 58 mph. We are at about 9.3 mpg which is awesome. Extra money on our check for next week. Especially if we keep it on the 9s. We are leaving Florida for Minnesota, another good run. Gonna relax tonight, red is going to drive and get it at 1am then I'll take over around noon tomorrow.

It was pretty funny, the first week he told Eric our fleet manager that he doesn't want team runs till he knows I'm safe and trust me. But after the first couple days he says I drive great and he's just been sleeping when I drive. Haha so they are pushing the team runs which I'm glad about because the sooner I finish the miles, the sooner I get my truck! Maybe they'll let me get it before the 20,000 miles are up. But anyways, I'm having fun. Doing a lot of backing and getting after it. Staying positive, missing the family but we talk and FaceTime so I can see little gabby! But stay safe everyone and I'll be back in a couple days I suppose.

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