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    TX

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    Experienced Driver

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    9 years, 8 months ago

TxsGent's Bio

Retired Navy, 2012.

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Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Who Makes The Best Truck On The Road

Nikola 1 !!!

Oh wait. That wasn't one the choices.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Who Makes The Best Truck On The Road

Nikola 1 !!!

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Tractor Pull Goes Pearshaped: JACKED UP PULLING SEMI ENGINE EXPLOSION BOWLING GREEN OHIO

Thanks Michael S.

Really enjoyed that video.

I have only been to one tractor pull and I was impressed with the thickness of the smoke. Looked like it couldn't have been cut with an axe.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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To 34 or not to 34, that is the question!

......... leave yourself on duty and let that clock run until midnight so that you can make up for some recap hours. ....

Robert B. I really don't understand what you are saying here.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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To 34 or not to 34, that is the question!

When the opportunity presents itself to get a reset while under a load, I will do my best to get the 34. If I can run 11 hour days for two days and reset, I jump on the opportunity. That usually has to be done before you are on recap. The biggest problem, for me, is I try really hard to not run to close to zero. Having nine hours on your 70 doesn't mean you can drive nine hours. You have to allow for traffic, construction and other possible delays. If you start with nine; drive for eight and a half and the next place to park is 40 miles away, it ain't gonna work.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Werner orientation

I will start this post with the original subject in mind. Werner does test hair. "Hair folicle" is misleading because the follicle isn't taken or used.

Older Newbie, One thing that has stood out with me about Werner, is the number of people that come back after leaving. It is too early for me to say more, but as I gain insight, I expect I will be able offer more praise. The best of luck in your adventure.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Two weeks notice or no?

Rick laid out important considerations.

I did not give two weeks notice. I took home time and cleaned out my truck. The day before I was scheduled to go back out, I sent a message I had cleaned out the truck and I was ready to turn it in to the company. Now since I was unsure if I would be out a day or a week, I did leave enough on the truck to get by until I was routed to a terminal on their time. They had me pick up a load and I was routed straight to a terminal, about an eight hours drive. It took me ten hours to pick up a loaded trailer at the shipper. Not the best experience for my last run with them. I believe the company was pleased that I just didn't leave it at some truck stop. I would have preferred to give more notice, but I was worried about getting everything off the truck and the new company was renting me a car to get to their terminal. I believe that two weeks is excessive. I do not believe the larger trucking companies can look two weeks out for planning of routes and drivers. If the company only has a few trucks then the owner might need time to line up a new driver.

Just my thoughts.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Tesla Plans For New Semi

Errol, If you read the website, you will see that there is a CNG turbine used to charge the batteries. While it is an electric vehicle, it runs on Compressed Natural Gas.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Info on ptl

I don't see any information for PTL out of Alabama. I drive for PTL out of Murray, KY. They do hire from all over.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Pet Policy

Carl, Glad to hear things are looking up for you. I did not see PTL, Paschall Truck Lines, in the list of pet friendly companies. There is a $500, $250 non-refundable, deposit and then it is $10 a week. Normally, your dog would have to wait to be with you until you completed training. Since Cowboy is a licensed service dog, I am not sure how that would affect things.

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