Profile For Kammy R.

Kammy R.'s Info

  • Location:
    OR

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 8 months ago

Kammy R.'s Bio

I'm a grandma to 24 wonderful kids. A wife to a great hubby, and a truck driver for fifteen years. I drive belly dump doubles. I live in Eastern Oregon.

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Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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8/2 split.... please help!

Rick, your explanation was perfect and that is exactly what I did. Thank you all so much for your help!

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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8/2 split.... please help!

Oh thank you Susan! Maybe I can sleep a little tonight now! thank-you-2.gif

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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8/2 split.... please help!

Thank you Susan. I am only 12 miles from the receiver. I hope I am ok in morning.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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8/2 split.... please help!

Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you. I have 4:15 on my 11, and 5:09 on my 14.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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8/2 split.... please help!

Hi guys. I am in a bind. I don't have ten hours before I have to unload in the morning. How can I do the 8/2 split? I can't be late. Please help! Thank you!

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Every Day is an Adventure

I feel your pain! I had this exact day last week in LA. After 4 hours of the wild goose chase, I Bob tailed to nestle and picked up my load. I didn't make it out of California before I ran out of hours...

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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First month OTR solo

You are doing GREAT.

Get there early don't hit anything. Words to live by. Keep on trucking lol

Thank you Rainy! I will!

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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First month OTR solo

Whats the furthest you've gone so far if you dont mind me asking, and congrats man! Glad you are doing what you've been wanting to do for a long time.

Thank you! My furthest load? 1085 miles from pick up to delivery. I'm averaging 2800 miles a week. I'm trying to get to 3000....

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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First month OTR solo

Congratulations kammy. Happy Trucking!

Thank you!

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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First month OTR solo

Hi TT. Just stopping by to give you an update on me. I'm at the end of my first month OTR solo. It has been challenging. Backing up to some wierd docks have been the worst. I'm very slow, and goal several times, but I've always been successful. By successful, I mean I get the dock bumped, and haven't hit anything! I love my truck. The big city traffic is manageable. So after years of local driving.... I'm succeeding! I owe this to you guys. Thank you.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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So I got a important question regarding training with the different transmissions and such..

I also love mine in heavy Los Angeles traffic! My left leg loves me again!smile.gif

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Help!

Thank you old school. I'm heading to northern Idaho so will have to wait until I get back to st George...thank-you.gifthank-you.gif

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Help!

I was issued a 2015 international. The mini fridge works, but the plug ins don't. Is there a switch I need to flip? I found two I don't know what they are. One says no idle. The other on says parked regen. I need to make coffee!!! Please help me! good-luck-2.gifthank-you.gif

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Which companies have driver facing cameras?

Andrus transportation services DO have driver facing camera's.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Starting a truck career with anxiety?

In the FMCSR, section 391.41 ( b) (9) it said anxiety is a possible reason for medical disqualification. I'm not sure you would even qualify for a medical card to drive. You should discuss this with a certified doctor. By that, I mean a doctor certified to do a cdl physical. Good luck! I wish you the best.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Local to OTR with Werner

Well my plans changed big time. I called the company I drove OTR for back in the 90's. They wanted me back. They flew me to orientation and put me on a truck with a trainer for two weeks to practice backing, and learn all the Qualcomm and e-logs. I get my own truck next Wednesday. I think this was my best choice. I always loved this company. I'll let you guys know how I do on my own in this big old world. Thank you for all the support!

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Local to OTR with Werner

I guess your right. I will be fine with plan A. 😀 How do you like the switch?

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Local to OTR with Werner

Hello. First, thank you for this site. It has helped me tremendously. I am a fifty year old woman who had been driving truck seasonally for almost 20 years. The problem with this is almost all of it has been in a day cab, hauling double belly dump loads locally. I hauled rock and sugar beets mostly. I was almost always home every night, unless a break down or closed road stopped me. I did drive team OTR in the 90's for a short time with my husband. Children soon killed that! We were in the reefer division and I enjoyed it. So, that's my uninteresting background. Now I have just been pre-hired for Werner and they are going to give me some time with a trainer to transition from local driving to OTR driving. I am going to Fontana, Ca April 6th, for orientation. I'm thankful they are giving me an opportunity. I plan on going team in their dry van division. I'm nervous only because I live 16 hours away, and I realize this is not being hired. I always have to have a backup plan for my mental health! 😀 What happens if I'm in California and some unforeseen reason I'm not hired. How do I get home? I have no reason to believe this will happen. I have a clean record, never any drug or alcohol use, no tickets, etc. Good employment history... But..... I need a plan B. Just in case.... 😊😊😊 I hope everything goes as planned and I can be out there again. Kids are all grown up now. Husband is supportive. So I think it will be fine.... 😜

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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First solo otr trip for an old ass lady....

I'm glad you can see the humor in my story. Every word is true but writing it down makes it sound like a good story. I'm not even kidding how much respect I have for you guys. I really thought I was going to die a few times! However, IF I could get some backing lessons, I would so go do it again! I met some wonderful people on the road. The weather sucked but that's just life. I drive the blues mountains in Oregon all the time but that southern storm beat everything I have ever experienced. I drive around 400 miles a day and an home every night. I love my job and work for the best company around here. I am happy to find this forum. You all rock! Thank you!

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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First solo otr trip for an old ass lady....

About me. Been driving local for fifteen years. I drive doubles , belly dump. I haul rocks and sugar beets. Love to drive. My boss asked me to do her a favor and run a reefer to Dallas Tx From here in Oregon. Ok. No problem. I'm a truck driver right? I'm experienced right? Haha.... let me tell you... first, no one died and I didn't hit anything. That's the only good thing out of this trip. ( one more thing later I forgot about). I left to load my frozen onion rings last Monday morning. Get to the warehouse. I have to do an off set back at least a mile down an alley! I DON'T BACK DOUBLES! I have not backed a trailer in fifteen years! Well...I did it! A few pull ups. Very slow.... dock guys getting impatient...didn't care. I got loaded and got paperwork and left the yard. Engine light comes on! Called shop and was routed to nearest freightliner for repair. A sensor was out that detected oil pressure... had to wait until Tuesday afternoon for part to come in. 24 Hours later I'm back on the road. The broker was lucky enough to get my appointment changed, but I lost my return load. So...I'm off! Feeling good and making time... then hit the biggest freaken snow storm of the year. I'm driving on an ice skating rink. I'm going maybe twenty miles an hour...can I make my appointment? Panic! I drove to the conditions and decided no load was worth an accident and somehow I made it on time. I also smoked an entire pack of cigarettes that day...ugh. so now I'm in Dallas empty and need to get home. Broker find me a load to Portland. Yay! I find the place and get there. Remember I don't back very good? This place I need to do an impossible Jack knife back to the dock between two trucks. NO WAY. PERIOD. I am not going to hit someone's truck. I know I can't do this. So what's a girl to do? I offer the nice truck driver next to me lots of money to back my truck in for me, that's what! Lol he was so nice. He was a former trainer and was happy to help me. Also he refused my money! Thank God for kind people! He also told me it was better to ask for help than risk thousand of dollars in damages. Ok...so I'm loaded and ready to go home. Wait for it.... the freeway I needed got closed for that ice. This was not a small storm. So I was re-routed north through Ok, Ks, Ne, then west through Wyoming, Id, to Or. Alright. A few more miles...but on my way. Did you all hear of the feet of snow in Wyoming? I didn't. But I found it! Elk mountain on ice. Nice.... finally drove out of that crap. Got to Portland and unloaded. Easy backing there thank god. Then load for Boise. From there I could dead head home. Drive out to the nursery in Canby. Lost it. Had to back down a tree lined drive for at least a half mile. Tree branches scraping both sides of my trailer all the way.... then the loader broke. They had to hand load my trailer...yep. 6 Hours sitting there. FINALLY got done. So happy to head north to I84 west and get home. Somehow I missed that exit. Now I'm in Washington! My Hell. Got turned around...found the right road for home and hit it hard. Scale is open at cascade locks. No biggie. I'm light loaded. Got the red light to park and bring in paperwork. So I go to park and am met as I set my brakes to be informed I'm chosen for a level 3 DOT inspection. They don't let me touch my log book. I must just hand it over along with all my permits and drivers license and medical card. He told me to wait an he would be back in ten minutes. I watched a couple of very upset truck drivers receive tickets. Twenty minutes later.... I'm sweating bullets. How am I going to pay the million dollar fine I'm about to receive? Finally the suit guy returns. He tells me they thoroughly inspected my log book. NO VIOLATIONS! I can't believe it. He tells me nice job and have a good day. I'm so relieved I had to call my boss and tell her. She tells me I will get a bonus for that. Finally unload yesterday and home last night. So....what did I learn? Backing a trailer is somewhat an important skill to have. There are nice people left out there. I have a whole new respect for you all. And most importantly, I'm a local doubles driver who don't know ****. Stay safe everyone....

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