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Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Training

My employer is offering to give a raise to any non commercial driver that gets a CDL. When I went to inquire about it he said that he did it with the manual and YouTube videos. Does this sound strange to anyone but me?

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Unexpected benefit of getting to my delivery early

I know out in California in a town called Lockford south of Stockton is a place called The Lockford Sausage Company that has some of the best jerky from the Rockies west.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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In need of some beta testers for a new ProDriver GPS Navigation Device

I would also be interested, while I am still working on getting all of my training done. I am working for a small company moving freight around in a straight truck. Always looking for a better way to get around.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Coolest load ever

That would be easy, we have a coffee roaster as a major account and I sometimes get to deliver several pallets of freshly roasted beans to one of the storage facilities they have for their local delivery drivers in my bobtail.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Good lesson for all of us

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Just had a good lesson for all of us happen at the place I currently work at. The other night one of our non commercial drivers took out a class B truck to do his route with. Needless to say he happened to get pulled in for inspection at the weigh station and they busted him for driving out of class and he got a nice expensive ticket from what I heard. Remember to know what you can and cannot do with your license and endorsements. That ticket is going to follow this driver for years to say the least and keep him from a better job as well as other things.

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The point is a driver operated a CMV requiring a Class B CDL when his license only allowed him to drive a truck with a GVW under 26000 lbs. I cannot help but call out that your company dispatched this driver in a vehicle he was not qualified to drive and I would suggest it was likely not the first time it happened. What lesson did they learn in all of this? I'd be very leery of them.

I should have been a little more clear in what I said. I think it is important to know what you can drive as well as what you cannot drive, especially if you don't have an endorsement say for doubles/triples. Being aware of these things can save you a lot of stress and keep your good name intact as a driver.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Good lesson for all of us

Just had a good lesson for all of us happen at the place I currently work at. The other night one of our non commercial drivers took out a class B truck to do his route with. Needless to say he happened to get pulled in for inspection at the weigh station and they busted him for driving out of class and he got a nice expensive ticket from what I heard. Remember to know what you can and cannot do with your license and endorsements. That ticket is going to follow this driver for years to say the least and keep him from a better job as well as other things.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Dispatcher/manager question

Thanks Bud, I just got a similar chunk of advice from a fellow trucker at another company. I have been trying to employ those tactics and will add what you have that he didn't have. Nice to be able to get sound practical advice for a situation.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Dispatcher/manager question

I currently work for an LTL company in Ca., we have a manager/dispatcher who most of the drivers I have talked with agreed is a bully. She tries to get us to go faster then we should on the road. doesn't understand what it means when you are waiting in line to pick up or drop off freight that you have to wait in line among other things. have any of you out in TT land delt with such a person and how. I always try to be polite and civil, I am far from perfect as a driver, any guidance would be useful.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Don't forget who the customer is!!

This guy is going to burn out or have a heart attack soon at this rate. I am in a lit of the same places every week to drop off and pick up freight. I can assure you that being polite and civilized has got my paperwork done faster and better treatment far faster then any temper tantrum ever could. Yeah I don't like standing around, I also don't like my dispatcher calling every 15 minuts to see if I am rolling again. But I have founddancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif that a little patience saves me tons of stress later on.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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OOIDA Chain Law App

I know in CA that we are required to have chins when we go into the mountains. not just a good idea but could really get you out of a being stuck in a ravine.

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