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  • Location:
    hagerstown, MD

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  2 years ago

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Becoming a tanker driver

I've never seen a loves truck pulling doubles.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Which companies have driver facing cameras?

Crst does not have them and haven't heard anything about the future..

Posted:  2 years ago

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Well I'm screwed.

I posted this on crst lead drivers Facebook page which is ran by our safety department and our safety manager said this is not the whole story seeing we still have students driving for crst that have taken hoods off in truck stops... My 3rd co driver took out a fuel pump while still under contract and kept his job...

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Truck parking situation in Phoenix, Arizona area, particularly I-10

Off the 10 is a loves and a Qt if you get there late and spots are all filled up there's a spot on the other side of the QT that looks like a shoulder on the interstate but its a road.. I park there

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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And we're off!

Santa Fe Springs!! I grew up "next door" in Downey.

Can't say there's much of interest there. Chris & Pitts BBQ is the local go-to for 'Que. SFS is the home of Laura Scudder potato chips. Ms. Scudder was the first to put chips in wax paper bags. You're in the middle of the vast suburbs stretching from Los Angeles to Disneyland.

Enjoy your trip over Cajon pass. (Hint: don't say "ka-john pass", locals will giggle. Say "ka-hone pass".)

My next load is going to the yrc in Downey ca

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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I'm pretty sure frieght is slow but..

Sometimes you get good loads, sometimes not so good. Do them all without complaint and your fleet manager will love you. Happy fleet managers tend to make happy drivers.

Also check to see if your company pays extra on those. At Werner, we get an extra $20 for loads that are less than 100 miles. I once had 3 trailer relocation runs less than a mile away. Did them all in about half an hour. Got 0 mileage pay, but made $60 in that half hour.

Crst don't do that... Trailer shuffle is 30 bucks to the truck... 15 for each driver... The short runs that more then 40 miles and less then 100 stop you from getting detention pay...

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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I'm pretty sure frieght is slow but..

I never had to do city work in Chicago with crst thank god lol I hate that place... I had to do trailer shuffles in L.A and other cities just not Chicago... Freight is slow for a lot of people with crst.. Just hang in there will pick up soon... I've done a 34 once in the last month and that was q rolling reset....

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Safe truck stops in OKC?

Crst has a terminal right acroos from sonic and next to loves off I 40 ext 140.. Just park there lol its not gated haha

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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CB handles

Mine when I was growing up was captain peach fuzz. I need a better one.

I loled thanks

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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That first year

Congrats Scott on the one year down and accident free to boot. No DOT inspections? Nice!!! We are going to start on our first solo load this week. Any advice, especially in HOS land, for a newbie team (of course, don't hit anything is #1 on the list)? Thanks in advance.

As a team hos is not that bad.. Try to run 9.5 hours each shift.. That way you can run on the 8th day... That's pretty much it just take it slow and use your head and you'll be fine.... Yeah no DOT inspections.. My co driver had 2 but I had none while I was driving...

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Roehl Orientation on the 21st

How was you not under contract with crst??? How long did you work for them??? Did they pay for your school???

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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That first year

That all depends on you... This industry is performance base the more you work the more you make.... I hear a lot of people moan about not getting miles and I only had issues with my last co driver but other then that I made pretty good money...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Confused what company to choose from help!

Depends on you... Which kind of freight do you want to haul,home time and pay... Whatever else you want like pets,team driving,length of training and type of trucks... Make lists of each companies pros and cons and pick which one is best for you...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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That first year

If they pay your schooling you start out at .25cpm at 3 months its .26 CPM 6 months its .33 CPM one year .44 CPM... They do split miles...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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That first year

I'm making pretty good money so far and not looking forward to starting over at another company at this point but anything is possible... Teaming is OK as long as you got a good co driver... I like that fact that we are mostly drop and hooks and run mostly on interstates....

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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That first year

I could see how the WY winters would be awful. I'm guessing you mean LA, the city, and not LA, the state of Louisiana. If so, that would be awful to drive in. That's good you didn't have to wait too long at customers.

Yeah la city in California

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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That first year

With crst most of our customers are drop and hooks and right off the interstate so not too much of a hassle... I'd have to say winter driving through Wyoming and getting shutdown and finding a decent co driver but that's about all I can think of...

I did have to shuffle trailers in LA and almost took out a parked car making a right turn but I kept my cool and waited for traffic to move so I could finish my turn... That's pretty much it if I can think of more I'll post it...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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That first year

One year ago today crst screwed up and gave me keys to drive one of their 80,000 lbs rig all over American... Guess what??? I did it safely and mostly on time lol.... Woot woot one year accident free... heck not even a dot inspection (knock on wood)... I had a lot of ups and downs but I learned to stay away from those mountains lol...

For all the newbies just stay focused and use your head and buckle up cuz its going to be one he|| of a ride...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Flying J

I go through Birmingham often, mostly between Memphis and Atlanta. Occasionally I also go south on I-20 or I-459. Like I did yesterday. But I rarely need to stop in McCalla. And Swift doesn't buy F-J/Pilot fuel.

When did that change??? That where I fueled while I was with them in 2014

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Need windshield cleaning tips

Dish soap works great I use dawn... Just add some to the scrubber and wash away...

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