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    Milford, MA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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    7 years, 1 month ago

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Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Winter Driving Thread

SLOW DOWN Be very smooth and gentle with steering and braking. Triple your following distance. If it's raining with temps close to freezing,watch the vehicles passing you to see if water is coming off the road from the tires.If it does,you're OK,if not,you're probably on ice.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Conceal carry question

If you transport any US Military loads where you pick up or deliver on any base,your truck and trailer get thoroughly searched,every time. They make you open all doors and compartments,including the hood and make you wait in a separate area while they conduct their search.

Firearms of any kind are are forbidden by civilians on base.

They also do a background check on you while you're there and will give you the boot if they find something,loaded or empty.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Old unpaid tickets prior to cdl

Yes,it will show up

I had an unpaid reinstatement fee from out of state that never showed up when renewing my regular license,but it came up when I went for my CDL learner's permit.I had to pay it before they would let me test

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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TSA HAZMAT Clearance Letter

I’d add that I am located in Rhode Island.

Additionally, I did try to sit for the exam before having a TSA clearance check performed. I did not know that, at least in RI, you had to have the check done before sitting for the exam. At the window that day, the clerk asked where my letter was...hence why I am asking, and also confused, as to the whole thing about TSA sending notifications/letters directly to the DMV instead of applicants themselves.

It's the same in Massachussetts...pass the background check,then go in for the exam

Posted:  7 months ago

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Hole in the wall food places

The Cottage Cafe and Fireside Lounge in Cle Elum,WA off I-90

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Looking for flatbed companies that hire CDL graduates from ND/MN

I worked for Halvor right out of school. You'll be training with an experienced OTR driver for I think 5 weeks now,then 3 days with a local flat bed person Great company to work for Their main terminal is in Superior,WI,and they also have terminals in Rosemont,MN,Inver Grove Heights,MN,South Bend,IN,and Des Moines or Altoona,IA Non emergency repairs and maintenance will be done in Superior or Rosemont

Posted:  11 months ago

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Roehl GYCDL

For the camera,their SAFETY DEPARTMENT should be able to answer any questions/concerns you have

Maybe you could talk with the shop manager concerning what's allowed for "creature comforts"

Posted:  11 months ago

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If You Have Concerns About Starting Your Trucking Career Now... Take A Look At This

What company if I may ask?

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My company has 50 new Volvos arriving this month

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Halvor Lines

Posted:  11 months ago

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If You Have Concerns About Starting Your Trucking Career Now... Take A Look At This

My company has 50 new Volvos arriving this month

Posted:  11 months ago

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Thinking of going to CDL training at a local VoTech on weekends. Is this a good idea?

I did weekends It was the better option for me at the time as I was making very good money at my last job We were only 5 students in the class(started with 9),so we all got a lot of seat time and one-on-one attention The following class had 27 people,so I'm sure a lot of them struggled

The company I went to work for reimbursed me for the cost of school(xxx amount per paycheck)

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Best no experience starting jobs in mn

Halvor Lines in Rosemont,MN trains newly licensed drivers

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Hazmat Test

I just studied it on here and passed with flying colors

I was more nervous about he background check,to be honest

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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The secrets to flatbed.

If you need to walk on top of the load without a safety harness,be extremely careful where you step while spreading the tarps

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Halvor, Hummer, Butler, etc.

I worked for Halvor from October 2018 until this past July.

Great company to work for, never had any issues.

They have a good maintenance program and any mechanical issues are repaired quickly.

I was flatbed, so I can't comment on dry van or reefer mileages or their dispatch.

Only reason I left was due to a family member's medical issue and was asked to take over driving their truck (O/O).

When the medical issue is resolved, I'll be going back to Halvor

If you have any questions, please ask

Posted:  3 years ago

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Transflo ELD

Anyone else using TransFlo ELD at their company?

We have it at our company and a lot of us are having issues with it being very slow when trying to anotize and verify our daily logs.

Also this morning, it logged me and my trainer out while I was driving.

Just wondering if anyone else is having issues with it.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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GOT MY CDL!!

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Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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IFTA Decal?

What about removing it like this?

Expensive...unless you know someone that has the tool.It's $300+

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Anything you've been pulled over for while doing the speed limit?

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What happens when they find you driving while wearing a shirt like this?

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They escourt you to the nearest bowling alley.

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Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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A Husband and Wife Trucking Journey

Even more concerning that 11% (averaged) don't know what their income is.

Maybe they started mid-year...or they're going with the "ignorance is bliss" and "hope for the best" business modelconfused.gifrofl-2.gif

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Failed Air Brakes Today

When I was learning for my airbrake test,I had a hard time remembering the steps,and what to say.At my sister's suggestion.I wrote it down from memory and checked it.I corrected my mistakes,then wrote it down a few more times during the week and I was able to pass the test on my first try.

This method may or may not work for you,but it helped me tremendously.

Good luck

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