Profile For Sandman

Sandman's Info

  • Location:
    Ringgold, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

Sandman's Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Sandman's Photo Gallery

Page 1 of 8

Next Page
Go To Page:    

Posted:  1 year ago

View Topic:

Hurricane Irma Florida

Anchorman....

You were late on a story!?

Lol.

It's Been a long time man.

double-quotes-start.png

Link?

double-quotes-end.png

STATE OF FLORIDA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 17-235

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

View Topic:

TMC, CFI, Roehl, Swift

Best of luck.

Posted:  3 years ago

View Topic:

Coming Soon To Prime: 9/7/15

I saw these weird trees in Arizona. They didn't have leaves and had all these spines on them. wtf.gif

I think you saw Joshua tree's.

Posted:  3 years ago

View Topic:

RME?

Amari King (driver in video) has a Freightliner Parody on YouTube that takes jabs at Peterbuilt. Its not as "clean" as this video though. It may not be suitible for everyone. He also has an FMCSA parody video.

That one is great as well. It's all in good fun.

Posted:  3 years ago

View Topic:

RME?

double-quotes-start.png

https://youtu.be/RcLnsXEobR4

double-quotes-end.png

I'm signing up! Home every day or every other day!

The driver in the video says he signed with RME because "I wear jeans,not Capris."

shocked.pngrofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifwtf.gifrofl-3.gifconfused.gif

"Water Hoses, Because RME cares about the environment." "See this tree! OK, I lied. they're air Hoses."

Posted:  3 years ago

View Topic:

RME?

Great recruiting video for RME logistics group:

Funny RME Logistics Recruiting Video

This is a funny recruiting video for RME Logistics

Posted:  3 years ago

View Topic:

It's Official

Congratulations Chris.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

You know what's worse than laundry day?

Those alligators can be really expensive to maintain. I think I'd rather be a company alligator handler than an owner operator. Know what I mean Vern?

There are plenty of wild alligators in Florida. "Alligator super distressed jeans, because nothing can distress jeans better". "We wear them working hard, so you can wear them hardly working"

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

You know what's worse than laundry day?

Washing clothes is not worth throwing in a mud puddle. I'll just febreeze them and the alligator at that point.

Some people pay a lot of money for that worn and torn look. It's a way of life punching alligators for that priceless smell of dirt.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

How do I market my Skills?

I've been driving truck for over 30 years. But only 2 1/2 of them OTR. I drove flatbeds,frameless dump,bellydump , vans, Winch truck (setting 400bbl tanks up for drilling rigs) Oversize compressor buildings.....and Heavyhaul 11 axle. Always for local contractors...so when I fill out an application...I have to put 2 yrs experience. I've hauled heavy/oversize in the mountains...chained up in axle deep mud and snow...but according to my app...I sound like a trainee.

This is why the year restriction is bs. Glad I don't have to worry about a company asking if I have a one year OTR experience anymore. I would say let them know when you call them, don't wait for them to call you.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

You know what's worse than laundry day?

Laundry day OTR...

shocked.pngshocked.png

Laundry day with no washer... Only a mud puddle available... That happens to have an alligator in it...

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

View Topic:

Time for an owner-operator update

Old School, I see you mentioned an accountant that is familiar with the trucking industry. I can actually help for once! I am a CPA with a CDL. Congratulations on your success Steve. Wish you best for many more successful years.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

Keystone Diesel CDL training program and starting at Roehl

I finally made it. I passed my driving test today and am now a licensed Class A driver. Im really looking forward to getting everything in oreder at home next week then i go and start at roehl after that its so nice to be able to work again.

Great job man! Keep it up! Just started reading today. I will make sure to keep an eye out for more. Its always scary and tough before it becomes second nature. These trucks scared me to death when I started, gets you nervous like your about to get shot at. Lol. I have never faced a harder task in my life. When it was all said and done, I have never been more proud of myself and my class mates. Happy to see you didn't give up on yourself and the best of luck to your new life/career. Kinda feels good to have that license in hand now don't it? Lol.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

Back up cam

Contrary to popular beliefs, for an O/O who hualed HIS/HER own trailer that would be a great idea. Mounted on top/center of your trailer,that thing looking down seeing both corners of a trailer would be sweeeeeet.

For rookies no, for reassurance, ohhh yea.

.02

I have 3 Go pro's. They work great at seeing everything. I still get out from time to time. I mount mine FR of trailer , FL of the trailer and one right on the rear. I connect them via a Samsung tablet that's mounted on the dash. I can view all three or pick between them. Evertime I stop it takes two second to take them off ( theft prevention) and remount when im ready to go. I use it when driving to keep an eye out for blind spots as well. Many uses...

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

Back up cam

Get a go pro hero 4, water proof case. Mounts for them may not hold up. So buy you a real strong magnet to mount it. You will be able to mount it where ever with ease. It will connect wirelessly to your phone, Go App.

*Go Pro app.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

Back up cam

Get a go pro hero 4, water proof case. Mounts for them may not hold up. So buy you a real strong magnet to mount it. You will be able to mount it where ever with ease. It will connect wirelessly to your phone, Go App.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

Why paying truckers by the mile is unfair and dangerous

I agree with Sam C. You will do this run for this amount. Take it or leave it.

You know it would be a great idea. Reality would kick in. The lazy people would drive that idea right into the river. LD "If I'm getting payed for the load, I'm just going to take my sweet time."

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

New Student

double-quotes-start.png

I have my permit, my only question is what should I study before I attend the school to make my training any easier?

double-quotes-end.png

Our High Road Training Program covers not only the materials to get your CDL permit and all endorsements, but we've gone beyond that and built sections on Logbook Rules and Truck Weight And Balance. Study those two sections because it's information you critically need to do your job day in and day out but the schools don't cover it well at all.

Here is how our entire program breaks down:

To Get Your CDL Permit:

  • Rules & Regulations
  • Driving Safely
  • Transporting Cargo Safely
  • Air Brakes
  • Combination Vehicles
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Driving Exam

To get your CDL endorsements which are optional but we highly recommend you get:

  • Transporting Passengers
  • Doubles And Triples
  • Tankers
  • Hazardous Materials

And two sections we've built ourselves with info you'll need for everyday life on the road but the manual doesn't really cover it:

  • Logbook
  • Weight & Balance

Hey Brett, Idea. School bus. A Study Guide for S endorsement? Sorry just thought of that.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

Why paying truckers by the mile is unfair and dangerous

Preparer tax identification number (PTIN).Anyone that wants to file another person tax return is required to have one. Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) (Used for E-File.) Efin is used mostly for businesses that E-File tax returns.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

View Topic:

No W2s, now what??

She's asking for this:

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Tax-Return-Transcript-Types-and-Ways-to-Order-Them

Wage and Income Transcript - shows data from information returns reported to the IRS, such as W-2s, 1099s and 1098s. Current tax year information may not be complete until July.

Sorry my bad. 1098s is a mortgage interest statement. You wouldn't have one because you own your home. Why would you need that?

Page 1 of 8

Next Page
Go To Page:    

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More