Profile For Jay R. R2-Detour

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Info

  • Location:
    Brazil , IN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 5 months ago

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Bio

What can I say? Been driving for about 6 years now. Been on some highs, been on some lows. NEVER stop being willing to learn.

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Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Sleep Apnea..Don’t mess around with it

I had to get a cpap and hated it at first. But now my blood pressure (which was usually just a point or 2 shy of the 140/80 or whatever) is well under the range. Now that I'm used to it, I HATE it if I cant use it for some reason.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Just Checking in.

Been quite a while since I've posted on here. Still out driving around, mostly flatbed. Working for a guy who owns 4 trucks and is contracted to a slightly larger local company. Got my (re)start at celadon so I hope if any of their you d drivers are on here, you're all finding something going forward.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Good news about my blood pressure

I had a DOT physical in October. Bp was 139/90. Just got a 45 day card due to sleep apnea. Was told "GO ON A DIET!" She suggested the Atkins diet (which is easy for me) any how, in two months I lost 30 pounds and next physical bp was 132/74.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Been gone a while, here's an update. (If you're interested)

Hello all! In October I got hired at Advanced Drainage Solutions. I'm a delivery driver delivering all sorts of drainage products. I'm home nightly but eventually I will be taking loads that will have me out overnight. We deliver to home improvement stores, building sites, and sometimes in a agriculture field. A literal field, THAT took getting used to! I making really good money (IMO) and immediately get paid holidays, and in January I'll have 2 weeks vacation. We pull drop side trailers, slope deck and flat beds. Since 90% of the products are buried underground, tarping is not a necessity. So far I love it, hope it stays that way. With any luck, I've found the company I retire from.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Been gone a while but here's an update.

Started a new job Oct 22 driving for Advanced Drainage Systems. I am still in the training process until next Tuesday but so far I really like it. We delivered underground drainage pipes to job sites, retail stores and agricultural fields. Mostly the pipes are hauled in drop side trailers or flatbed. Luckily they're water drainage pipes no tarping in necessary! Pay is good IMO 40cpm, 15 dollars per stop. IF you stay out over night for a run you get 25 dollars layover pay. If you have to stay out more than one night, they will supply a hotel room for anything after the first night. So far I really enjoy it. Here's hoping it stays that way!

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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A rock and hard place

The only reason I left is because I got an opportunity at what I felt was to good to pass up at a local home daily job. I have nothing but good experiences from Celadon.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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A rock and hard place

Celadon if no money out of pocket, but you'll have a contract to fulfill to not okay tuition for their training. The training tuition is 7500. I started at 27 cpm which would go up to 33cpm start my contract. The contract options are 240,000 miles as a team driver, or if pulling reefers is fine for you 120,000 miles. If you leave before fulfilling the mileage (Like I did) you'll owe the prorated balance left.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Started my new job Wednesday.

All orientation on Wednesday, computer training half of today. Now I have to put in some hours as a passenger for training. This is their busy season, so it looks like I'm in for plenty of 12-14 hour days, but I'll be home every night. And off every other Saturday during busy season, home every Sunday. I'll know soon enough whether I made a good choice, but my very first impressions are very positive.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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New job (probably)

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Took and passed my physical Friday. Took and passed my drug test (presumably, since I don't use drugs) Friday. Just awaiting the final results to come in from the drug screen, then I south's get a start date. Local job, home every night (unless I'm willing to take longer runs, then I'll get a truck with a small sleeper and still not be home longer than overnight once a week) off Sundays and most Saturdays, paid holidays, insurance, 2 weeks vacation starting in January. Hope it's as good as it sounds, I'm ready to be in a place until retirement.

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What's the monetary remuneration? :)

Pay? 40 cpm, 14 dollar per stop.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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New job (probably)

Congrats Jay :)

I actually started with another company too. It's a bit of a long story how it all worked out but it also includes physical labor and much better money and home time, so I'm happy.

Awesome, I'll post updates of my experiences.

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