Profile For Jay R. R2-Detour

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Info

  • Location:
    Brazil , IN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 25

Next Page
Go To Page:    

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

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:  3 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

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:  3 years, 5 months ago

View Topic:

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:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

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:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

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:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

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:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

New job (probably)

double-quotes-start.png

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.

double-quotes-end.png

What's the monetary remuneration? :)

Pay? 40 cpm, 14 dollar per stop.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

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.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

New job (probably)

I'll be unloading my trailers though. It's paid drainage tubes. But after the wake-up call the doctor gave me during my physical, I'll be more than happy/willing to get in some manual/physical labor throughout the day.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

New job (probably)

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.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

Carrying a Weapon in a CMV

I looked into this when I started, and I believe it is completely forbidden, at least for interstate commerce.

Personally I think I should still have the God-given and Constitutionally-protected right to defend myself even if I choose to drive a truck across state lines, but that's just me...

This times a trillion.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

My two least liked parts of the job...

Hydrogen peroxide mixed with water dissolves the bugs,in under a minute. Its cheap at Wal-Mart, Keep a sprayer handy,and spray on the window,wait one minute...no scrubbing required,

How much peroxide to water?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

My two least liked parts of the job...

Does that help with the nasty, juicy (before they dry) guts?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

View Topic:

My two least liked parts of the job...

The two things I like the least about my job:

1. Cleaning windows... It's bad enough with fresh cleaning solution. But we all know you have to scrub with the most worn out scrubbers in the galaxy so it takes an exuberant amount of force and oh yeah, you don't get fresh cleaning solution. YOU GET BROWN BUG GUT SLUDGE!

2. Sitting anywhere (a rest area in my case) waiting for your clocks to reset so you can drive 1.5 hours to your final stop, so you can drive 1.25 hours home. Time never creeps by SO SLOWLY, as it does in this instance..... oh well, 32 mins to wait. Ps Please no lectures this is satire.

Pps Except the waiting part, that REALLY does suck.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

View Topic:

Hypothetical HOS situation

YOU LOSE, YOU GET NOTHING! GOOD DAY SIR!

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

View Topic:

Advice needed...

And on the bright side, except for the 27 cpm (I know I'm a rookie) I'm on a pretty good gig, if this doesn't pan out.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

View Topic:

Advice needed...

Duly noted. As far as my contract goes, I'm fairly sure it just stated that if I didn't fulfill my obligation, I'd pay back the prorated tuition.

According to the person I spoke with my miles would be comparable to what I'm getting with my dedicated route (2250 a week)

I've seen a truck or two of theirs parked where I leave mine on my home time, I'll definitely look for one of the drivers to talk to.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

View Topic:

Advice needed...

I know it's been very well documented in here about finishing your first year with a company but here's my quandary.

I got back into driving with the long term goal of landing something local. OTR, dedicated routes were never my goal.

There is an opening at a company in my home town I've not seen hiring drivers in some time. They deliver (manufacture too, I think) plastic drainage tubing. Pay would be 44cpm starting out home daily. Weekends off, but some Saturday runs. NO holiday work they are closed.

Is it worth it (if I got offered a job) to stick it out for 27cpm (although I am home weekly) or should I jump at that opportunity?

This is all understanding I'll pay off the remaining balance of my schooling from my current company.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

View Topic:

How short am I? This short...

Great job on that load! I'm just a reefer driver but I appreciate when you flatbed drivers tarp up in an aesthetically pleasing way. Although it really has no bearing on me, it drives me CRAZY following a flatbedder who has tarps flapping maniacally in the wind.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

View Topic:

3 Month Med card, Supposed to start with swift in 2 days.

And for what it's worth, Swift fit acted like needing a sleep study was no biggie either.

Page 1 of 25

Next Page
Go To Page:    

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More