Profile For James J.

James J.'s Info

  • Location:
    Bulls Gap, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

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Retired firefighter.......

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Heaviest Weight You've Hauled...?

This is as close as I can get it.

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Posted:  10 months ago

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Advice for a new tanker driver

Add me to the mix, I left Averitt an now I drive a propane tanker (bulk) more money, one load a day.....

Posted:  2 years ago

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Averitt Express

I was a Truckload driver for Averitt for a while and it is nice to route yourself to a terminal for fuel, rest, sleep etc. I had no problem finding a parking spot in each one, but G-Town made a good point, there are several times during the week where I was not near a service center (as they call it) so you parked where you could. I still drive for Averitt but do intermodel now. They are a good company so do check them out more...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Good Companies (Southern Florida)

Averitt has several terminals in Florida check them out...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Looking to switch companies

I drive for Averitt, they are a good company and start out at .39c a mile. check them out....

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Any trucking terminals in Charlotte Nc?

Averitt has one...

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Light won't turn green.... Until

My problem is I seem to catch every light red, even ones with no one around turn red on me....

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Dashcam

I have the KDlinks and it works very well, good picture quality. I use it for local driving into the Ssvannah ports just for the fact that it gets crazy close driving in there...

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which companies have driver facing cameras?

Averitt does not have them as far as I can tell..

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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How many of you have hazmat endorsement?

Averitt is starting to require it, I have gotten some loads just because I did have it. As Steve L. stated hazmat is not only the big tanks of methal ethal bad stuff but some common stuff.. It is not hard to get.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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No Recent Experience, Want to get back into trucking. Averrit Express

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I looked at the Averrit site and they look like a great company to start out with. Does anyone have any info into this company?

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Averrit, wants you to have a least 30 days of recent driving experience or attended one of their "approved schools". They really need to either upgrade their school list. (called them last week just to see, so the info is current)

My school wasn't 'isted either when I first started to get my CDL, I called Averitt, got a rep to the school and got it on the list..

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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No Recent Experience, Want to get back into trucking. Averrit Express

You will need a TWIC to get into the ports, I run in Savannah all day long, without it you do not enter. I also started out truckload and as I said before Frito's info is spot on. I like being local more, also make i little more $$ i think. HM and TWIC are two different things you will need to go through the process again. it also cost more.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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No Recent Experience, Want to get back into trucking. Averrit Express

Lol, Division...

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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No Recent Experience, Want to get back into trucking. Averrit Express

Thanks Bucket,Frito, and James, That basicly somes up everything i wanted to know, just one other thing. can you relocate with Averrit once you start working for them?

Yes you can, as long as it is in the same devision, (truckload, LTL, etc..)

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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No Recent Experience, Want to get back into trucking. Averrit Express

Frito nailed it pretty good...I do make more doing port runs but that is local.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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No Recent Experience, Want to get back into trucking. Averrit Express

I work with Averitt Express, did truckload and now i'm running containers into the ports...what kind of info you need?

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Averitt Express & Central tech tdt

Also feel free to message me and I'll answer any question as best I can.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Averitt Express & Central tech tdt

I'm in a Freightliner (brand new one) also drove one on the truckload side so can't answer the Volvo question, I'm home every night and weekends now when I was truckload I was home on weekends. What i'm doing now is port runs I do not drop and hook at all and I do not touch any freight, all I do is unlatch my box and a crane removes it. As a truckload driver I did some drop and hook and some live loads, only 2 times did I ever touch freight and it was for a petco account then all I did was palletjack it to the back of the truck.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Averitt Express & Central tech tdt

I'm with Averitt Express and love working for them, I did truckload but now i'm running ports. it gets me home nights and weekends..

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Can't drive a car anymore...

I drive a F-250 and when I come home it seems like my a$$ is dragging the ground I feel so low...lol

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