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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Hearing test

I can't hear out of one ear and had no problem getting hired...

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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The worst thing about trucking

What really sucks is you arrive 2 hours early from your appointment time and you are still the last truck to be loaded...

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Failed my backing tests again! Ugh!

Stick with it and practice, the first time I tested I think I ran over every cone. the second time didn't hit a single one... you will get it...

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Just want to clear something up

Averitt is 3 days orientation, then you go home and meet up with your driver trainer, you will be with them for 5 weeks (Monday thru Friday), when you finish with the trainer you go for a week of backing school, then on to your own truck...

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Qualcomm timing shenanagans

This is the same problem (I thought it was just me) I posted a while back, you cannot drive over 5mph or it will not count. it got me on my 10 hour. I drove around yard to fuel pumps to fill up not thinking about it, had to do a 8- 10 split...waisted 2 hours af time I needed to deliver.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Storm Warning

I was just up there in Chicago and Detroit, glad I headed south when I did....

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Electronic logs: a minor change.

I posted earlier about a Quallcomm problem I was having but it turns out it is all related, I was starting to drive right as my clock hit the 30 minute mark for my break, I was told if you start driving right at that time it will revert back to the previous minute (29) so I wait till 31 minutes now and no problems

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

Averitt (literal)

A Very Experienced Rookie Indoctrinated by Trucking Truth

Amen....

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Something odd with my Qualcomm

How much time is left on your 11 hour drive clock or your 14 hour clock when you take your 30 minutes?

I run my 8 down to about an hour or so, still have 3 drive to get added when I stop for my 30 minute, 14 is more than drive. I credits my time on the Quall, but then it goes back to the original 8 timer.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Something odd with my Qualcomm

But the clock already changed to the 30 minutes before I move? the DOT timer even changes to the update time "before" I move?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Something odd with my Qualcomm

Something odd happening on my Qualcomm. When I park for my 30 minute break I put myself offduty, at the end of it I watch the clock say "30 Minutes" and my DOT time updates so I start driving again only to get a little ways down the road and it reverts back to the the original 8 hour time. When I check the log it says I only stopped for 29 minutes. I thought I was just messing up until today I had my wife riding with me and was showing her the 30 minute break clock, it changed to the new time and before we even got 15 miles down the road it did it again. any ideas?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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95 per cent sure I am going to get CDL but is my age a problem

Retired from one career and started this one at age 52...drive one......

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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ABF says they pull this all the time

I'm with you, picked up a load and scaled it, came out to 81045, told dispatch, nope I have to get some weight off so they had me go back to shipper to remove 1045 lbs. I have been told by my trainer and it is good rule I follow is any load over 30k scale it....

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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OTL-Averitt Express Looking For Top Tier Drivers

I drive for Averitt and after reading this I did some checking, Rolling Thunder is right on the money with his info and I was going to "apply" for this till I read the away time, I like truckload for my weekends off so it wasn't for me.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Who changes your trucks oil and coolant level and how often

No, as a company driver you won't change your own oil, however, you may need to top off fluids as necessary when you check all of the levels during your daily pretrip inspections.

Averitt, X2 this, I only check levels.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Nemo Plastics - Gainesville Ga

Don't know, I call the company when I want to know., I google earthed it and there is a Kagaroo gas station not far from it with truck parking in rear.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Georgia Pre Trip test question confused

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To get your permit, it's all written exams (the tests you stated). When you go back, it's all "practical", nothing written. You'll be with an examiner for (up to) 2 hours. In that time, you'll take them through the truck doing pre-trip inspection (including air brake tests), then 3 backing maneuvers, and finally the driving exam.

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ok im done with the permit part ..... Heard GA is one of the harder states for pre trip i found on the Oregon DMv site thru google search they let you bring a checklist with you to help out lol

Did mine in Georgia, no check list allowed, you will do 5th wheel coupling area to include airlines and in cab airbrake, also one random area (I drew entire pre-trip) so you will need to know it all to include trailer. then you will do straight line, cross over and one random (alley, parallel either side), then the road test.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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What is the weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight you have hauled?

41000lbs of placemats, or 6000lbs of styrofoam....

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Is Anyone Doing Anything About the Shortage of Truck Parking?

Expand the parking at the weight stations, there sure is enough of those...lol

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Military Veterans & Resources

Got this off of Averitt's page... "Did you know that if you are or were employed within the past year (12 months) in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), you are eligible for a waiver to apply for a CDL without skills testing? "

Waiver form

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