Profile For Weatherman

Weatherman's Info

  • Location:
    Dahlonega, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 6 months ago

Weatherman's Bio

After 3 and a half years pulling reefer for KLLM and and a local small company (dedicated from GA to Detroit weekly) I recently took a job pulling tanker in the SE (GA, SC, ALA, TN) transporting grease for more $$$. Haven't been on the site in some time but some of you older folks might remember me. Be safe out there drivers!

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Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Quest global. .. company and equipment questions

If I'm not mistaken, Quest mainly runs teams from coast to coast. I talked to them once back in 2012 (they're near my area in GA). As far as I've seen their equipment is well kept and the drivers seem satisfied.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Petro in Joplin

Another reason drivers will nose into a parking spot is to get their cab away from a running reefer unit. Some drivers can't stand those things. I myself pulled reefers before my current tanker job and they didn't bother me at all. Always sleep with one of those Tornado Fans running and the truck idling.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Question.

My friend drove for Roehl on their 14 on 7 off deal and he pulled reefers mainly between Atlanta and Chicago or Wisconsin. They have nice equipment and seem to do a good job with upkeep. His only complaint was he didn't get to go out west while he was with them.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Apps?

I use the Waze app especially around cities. It's great for seeing what's up ahead. I use it only as a reference though and never do the interactive stuff on it. Let the 4-wheelers handle that part.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Ok, there's a Museum for everything

Next time you're rolling through South Georgia on I 75, visit the Crime and Punishment Museum in Ashburn, Georgia. Bring your own handcuffs.

The World's Largest Frying Pan can be found in Rose Hill, NC.

The world's largest Ball of Twine can be found in Cawker City, Kansas.

And the first gold found in the United States was found in 1828 just north of the town I grew up in, Cleveland, Georgia.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Does anyone keep a memento of where they have trucked?

As I stated in my post about passing the 500k mileage mark, I keep a daily record of where I start and stop, as well as my mileage driven, in a small dayminder. While I was OTR, each time I went into a state for the first time I purchased one of the cheap coffee mugs at a truck stop to take home, just for fun. I have 47.....maybe one day I'll get to North Dakota. Lol

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Just passed 500k miles

Thanks all.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Just passed 500k miles

Since the first day behind the wheel during training in February 2011, I've kept a daily record of my miles driven along with a list of each days start and stop point and stops (delivery, pickup) along the way. This past Thursday morning while traveling west on I-16 near Dublin, GA, my personal miles reached the 500,000 miles driven mark, accident and incident free, I'm proud to say. As I've stated before on this forum, a big THANK YOU to Brett and all the others for your advice and support in helping me reach this mark. Since taking an hourly job last December, my mileage has dropped, but I'm home almost every night while running Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina with a 6300 gallon tanker. Be safe at all times, practice patience, and make your job enjoyable as best you can. This life is certainly not for everyone, and you better be strong mentally to survive, but the rewards can be satisfying. Best of luck to all. Safe trucking!

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Nemo Plastics - Gainesville Ga

My work yard is right behind the Kangaroo. It's usually full every evening with the many chicken plants nearby. Don't know about Nemo but there is a Walmart about 5 miles away. Also if you're coming up I 985 there is a closed rest area just before exit 16 where u can park.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Pre pass and time stamps

If you get a green light I would assume they've logged you in the system. They have to know who you are before they send the green light.

Brett is correct. If you're ever inside a scale house having logs, manifests, etc checked, watch the computer screen (if its in view) as trucks pass through the sensor. It will list several things about each truck, including a time stamp. Saw this in the I 24 weigh station in Tennessee one night while they were inspecting my log book.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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My two least liked parts of the job...

I've used the Rain-X in the spray can on my windshield and windows since I started driving. Once every week usually works wonders.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Another CB question

Another vote for the Cobra 29XLT.I spent a little more on mine to get the digital readouts, color change on the screen (comes in handy at night) , and Bluetooth capabilities. Has all the weather alert systems as well. Think I paid $159 2 yrs ago for it. Just run it through the factory mounted antennas and I've had no complaints.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Why is the world so untrucker friendly

Nothing can get you farther in this industry than following the sage advice of the late Patrick Swayze in the movie Roadhouse......." Be nice." dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  3 years ago

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Food Network's Chopped: Looking for Best Truck Stop Restaurants

Lee Hi Travel Plaza, Lexington, Virginia, and Russell's Truck & Travel Center, near Glenrio, New Mexico off the top of my head. Also, The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, home of the 72 ounce Steak dinner.

Posted:  3 years ago

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You might be a trucker if......

You only stop at truck stops on your way to the beach.

You try to swipe your rewards card at the gas pumps.

You reach for the CB mic when you see slow traffic.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Where have you stopped?

If you like old cars I strongly recommend a stop at Russell's Truck and Travel Center, exit 369 on I 40 near Glenrio, NM. I stop there every time I pass and when I have the chance to take my 10 hr break its incredible just to see the sunrise or sunset. To me its just amazing to witness the beauty this country has to offer just riding along.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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One year safe OTR driving

Congratulations on your accomplishment! Keep up the good work.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Footwear

A second to what Robert said. A good pair of comfy sneakers is a good choice. I also keep a pair of boots in the side box.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Great food places

Couple others Lee Hi Travel Plaza, I 81, exit 195, Lexington, VA Russell's Truck & Travel Center, exit 369, I 40, Glenrio, NM

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Great food places

If you enjoy good BBQ and you're on I 75 in Georgia a must stop is Ole Rudy's BBQ at Exit 201 next to the Flying J. They have their own truck parking lot and will even deliver to the other truck stops at that exit.

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