Profile For Blue eye blonde

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    Rookie Team Driver

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    6 years, 1 month ago

Blue eye blonde's Bio

I'm 20, recently obtained my class a CDL with tanker without a school or company. I will be turning 21 in mid November. At age 18 I ran off with an OTR driver who was 22, I feel in love with the road and semi living life. Our plan is to team drive as owner operators, we have already went halves on a western star and will be ready to rock this winter.

I grew up showing livestock ad traveling the country to different shows and contests. I'm a farm girl tried and true, but I just want to go go go! I'm just a tiny little thing, and very health conscious about staying fit and actually in shape.

Wish me luck!

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Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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WiFi at truck stops.

Since I am team driving and will have the off time driver looking up new loads while still traveling, mifi is definitely our ticket! Before we used our hot spots on our phones which worked fine too to use for the laptop.

Yeah focus on passing first tho bucko lol don't need to be thinking too far ahead just yet!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Newbee, best method to get CDL?

Now, sadly, I do not think I have a really good golden answer for you :/.. But I will share what I did and what my team driver did.

Myself- I started off grain hauling and doing a few flat bed loads. I took the written tests on my own and driving tests, all without instructor or going through a school. I am not goin to go through any company (who in the world wants to deal with Qualcomm?!?!).. My business partner and I purchased a truck and trailer together and that is how I am getting started for my OTR driving.

My partner- they were sponsored by a medium small company out of northern illinios. They were stuck at that company for 2 years and they hated it, the company actually encouraged drivers to cheat their logs books and drive for dangerous hours...

I don't know all how many companies work, I know there are some that I like to poke fun at and use within jokes about driving (not saying them in here in case anyone on these forums works for them).

Hopefully my comment will bump this so maybe someone a tad more insite can really help you, at least I tried!!! Haha Have a good one!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Having trouble deciding what to haul

I started on hopper bottoms, which is soooo nice, but I doubt you want to haul grain, feed ingredients, or fertilizer :P..

I then tested my skills on the flat bed, and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Ugh! So much fun! I am a very active type of person as it is so it pulled me in off the bat! However, I opted out of buying a flat bed for my first purchase, I got a dry van instead due to the load possibilities (including hazmat!). The type of contracts are endless for dry van! Another reason why I personally chose dry van first over the flat bed is because I am too little (115 lbs) to get the straps as tight as they should be :( sigh... Maybe, you should look into a step deck, haul big machinery like combined and back hoes? From what you have stated, that seems like you would have fun doing it.

Personally I'm not a fan of tanker so I won't even toss my 2 cents in for that haha.

Refer..I hope you are a sound sleeper..some of those refers are loud and annoying and can cost you extra money that you may not want to spend.

But best of luck you on whatever you choose! You can go for fun and exciting or you can play it safe! That's up to you!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Healthy eating for truck drivers

Hey there, I am a young farm girl and have always ate very healthy and have been very physically active throughout my whole life (about 115 pounds 5'5" lol). I have road along for many months as a co-pilot in the past with an OTR driver, so I know the life of OTR fairly well. A friend of mine and I have recently purchased a western star and a van trailer together to do team driving. My friend has been OTR for going on 4 years but never owned their own truck either.

I am looking for good storage tips for food and cooking appliances, such as: toaster (toaster oven), skillet, etc.

I thought of using totes but I'm not sure how well those will fit.

We plan on being at a Walmart or large food store at least once a week for fresh foods and plastic ware.

What are some good meals and snack ideas for the road? I realize its not only good for health but also good on the pocket book! So any tips and ideas are welcome!

I will plan on jogging and have small weights in the truck to keep my body stimulated and my friend is all game for the idea to!

Also, any good decorating tips, including lighting, would be appreciated as well:)

Please and thank you!!!!!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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I got my premit πŸ˜ƒtoday.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Congrats:) This site helped me a little on the written tests, but I never thought about signing up till now and I got my cdl already.

Good luck on the rest! I have no idea what the schools are like but I hear they are pretty good!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Health

Hey, I'm new here, and just recently obtained my CDL not too long ago. A friend of mine and I have decided to team drive and went in halves on a western star and a dry van. I am very health concerned, as I have been most of my life. I am a jogger and will have hand weights in the truck. I do not take partial to fast food, since its not good for you and can really rack up in your pocket book. I wil a fridge, microwave, toaster, and possibly a skillet for meals..

Could anyone give me any advice on good meals to make? Healthy, quick snack and meals, and simple things that will make my life a little easier and clutter free as much as possible. I will have totes for everything, but is there any better suggestions for storage ideas?

The truck has plenty of shelving and floor space, but will also have a yellow lab accompanying us as well, so most things will have to be stored away as much as possible.

Any bit of advice will help, thank you so much, and I just want to say I can't wait to finally sit in the drivers seat this time around! But living area is just as important to me.

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