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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Anyone here use Sprint?

I just switched from att to sprint. It seems i always have signal to make and recieve phone calls, but data isnt always there. Id say i have data 95% of the time, so it's not so bad. It definitely beats paying those overage fees with att.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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What type of drug screening does Werner do?

I had to do both for werner last march.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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My first week on the East Coast

I was in pottsville this morning. Now i know why i saw so many swift/walmart trucks

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Have you ever played pinball on your Qualcomm?

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Havent played pinball yet, just freecell and spider solitaire.

Im convinced my qualcomm is running windows xp!

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If it's the same as or Qualcomm's, it is running xp.

I knew it!! Haha.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Have you ever played pinball on your Qualcomm?

Havent played pinball yet, just freecell and spider solitaire.

Im convinced my qualcomm is running windows xp!

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Qualcomm Stylus

I just found the mute button not to long ago too!

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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How old were you when you started driving truck?

35...I'm still 35, haha.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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CDL school, weekday vs weekend training?

I did weekends. It did suck having the week off, but the classes were 8 hours and I always got a 2 hour private lesson before testing. There was just no way I would've been able to do the weekday classes.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Training in Winter Weather

I kind of wish I could have started earlier with a trainer for the winter months. There were a couple roads I went down last night and today, and all I could think was these roads must suck in the winter.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Phone apps

This is awesome. A while back it seemed I was spending a lot of time in texas and thought maybe I should Spanish, haha.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Where have you been?

I've been doing this since I started otr. It's fun, especially when I can't remember where I've been. Haha.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Rookie Making Rookie Mistakes.

So all that happened was they gave me a new load. Appointment is at 700 tomorrow and about 100 miles away. Fantastic.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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The emotion of being a rookie.

I have lived in the same town and house for all my life. It's all I know. I find myself just wanting to go back but the minute I am there I know I'll want to be gone haha. It was that way when I finished training. That town will never change. All I can do now is relax and stay between the lines!

Same here. Small town blues, couldn't wait to get out.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Rookie Making Rookie Mistakes.

Thanks guys! You guys calmed me down enough to at least let dispatch know what was going on. Haven't heard back yet, hopefully it isn't too bad.

I've read about the split sleeper before, but it was before I drove and completely confusing. Now that I've been out a while it's less confusing but I still don't get it, haha. I'll have to come back with a calmer mind.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Rookie Making Rookie Mistakes.

Sorry guys, I just need somewhere to vent to. Maybe I can get some help along the way. Let me tell you about today.

Woke up at 0500, had an appointment time of 1200. I forget how many miles away, but it would have taken roughly two hours to get there. Plenty of time to find an empty and get to the shipper early. I was calculating by 1100. Show up at drop yard around 700. Find trailer, it has a light out. I mess with it for a little bit to see if I can fix on my own, I can't. I also don't want to be the guy that leaves faulty equipment for the next person, so I notify breakdown. Sent two macros to breakdown, really cause I was being impatient, one at 730, one at 800. At 900 they respond saying someone will be on the way. I tell my dispatcher, they take my load away no big deal. Repair guy shows up around 945, fixes light within 15 minutes and is gone. I tell dispatch he puts me on available. So, I wait a little while then decide to go to a pilot about 5 miles away. While here (I'm still at the pilot) they give me a new load. Appointment 2000. I'm not sure I can make it. I call the shipper to see if they'll take me early. Lady I talked to transfers me to shipping and receiving, says leave a message they will call you back. They haven't. I understand people are busy and I can respect that but I got things to do too. Right now I have 4:15 left on my 14 hour clock. Had I stayed at the drop yard my clocks would've reset and there would be no problem. I tried reading about the split sleeper berth and got pretty confused quickly. I bet being stressed out isn't helping. I don't want to tell dispatch I can't make the delivery, one reason being the repairs earlier, and the other I kind of feel like they're testing me to see if I know how to do this.

Thanks if you read all this, and thanks even more if you try to help me out.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Failed CDL Skills Test For 3rd Time - What Now?

The test is a little different in MA then where you are. But, if it makes you feel any better, I had to test four times before I got my license.

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Putting Chains on Tires

I don't know about other companies, but werner has a class to teach putting chains on. I haven't had to put chains on yet.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Werner Dollar Store runs in Northeast

I'm with werner doing 48 states. That sounded more appealing to me than the family dollar account. But, I just got off my trainers truck last week. I think we were in the northeast twice while I was training. Right now I'm in upstate NY, hopefully he's got me going home soon. I've been out for almost 2 months.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Werner Dollar Store runs in Northeast

I got a message about doing this temporarily yesterday. I ignored it. The only thing I know about these accounts is what I've read here. I'm not doing it. Not anytime soon anyways.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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North east region

I'm from MA, I haven't been there since the end of march. When I was with my trainer we went to CT, all he did was talk about how much he hated the northeast. I didn't think it was bad at all. The only part that freaked me out was from the GWB to CT. Seemed like all the bridges were too low.

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