Comments By Marcus K.

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Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Foodliner - Anyone know if they have a pet policy

Anyone know if they have a pet policy and what it is as far as dogs go?

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Anybody know of dump truck companies in the VA area?

If you want to find rock quarries and sand pits you can look in the phone book under aggregates. Look up concrete and asphalt . Or just drive around and look . They are easy to spot except for them rock quarries . they may be too far off road and behind hills . Martin marietta usually owns them for the most part.

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Anybody know of dump truck companies in the VA area?

No I do not but the way I made a list of them here for people to use was while I was at the rock quarries and sand pits and asphalt and concrete plants I wrote down the names of every truck i saw . Lost the list . any way go to these types of places and you will find a lot of end dumps and dump trucks . also any construction projects . People with end dumps sometimes also have dump trucks .

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Driving in heavy traffic

That heavy traffic never stops eating away at your nerves . It is a dangerous world out there . Just try to somehow keep some distance between you and the crazies and watch them mirrors . In driving school i asked why we looked in them all the time . Answer was " to know if any cops were following you " Yea. Seems that was sarcasm . I have been saved from a bad situation a time or two by knowing that lane next to me was clear enough for me to go into . i.e. 60mph going over small hill in highway to find the other side was full of stopped cars that could not be seen until making the crest. there is a lesson for you . Always make sure you have that space next to you if you see a overpass or hill in road that you can not see everything on the other side . that is my two cents worth anyway .

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Should I have gone through a trucking school....?

The accredited school I went to did not go into otr things a whole lot . they did log books , took us to a weigh station to watch the officer do his job , went over the basic stuff in the cdl driver manual and some map reading and trip planning . They are more concerned with making sure you can actually drive than teaching you the ins and outs of life on the road . Swift , that is a whole other story . You hop in truck with a trainer that sleeps most of the time your driving . What good is that ? Now pay close attention to the plan they have for you as far as that training goes . It is a few weeks 3? riding shotgun . then your turn to drive and your turn means big city not open road and your trainer is not likely to be staying up 24/7 to help you . After a couple weeks of the easy city driving you are on your own basically and sent off in top the mountains and real big cities while your trainer sleeps away . Swift said one time that they had an average of 3 - 5 dead people a week out of their 18K trucks I think it was . I wonder why with a " fine " trainer program like that .

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Class A vs. Class B

Agree with Rick S . Your class A covers everything . All you need after that is endorsements . You are not for instance qualified to drive a bus just because you have class A . Same goes for a motorcycle at least around these parts .

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Alcohol testing

I got to say i love a good beer and a small glass of whiskey . How ever I am local and go home every night so it is not a problem for me , Now any traceable amount is going to put you out of service for 24 hours . Forget exactly how long it takes for alcohol to leave your system but depends on your weight metabolism and how much alcohol you ingested . I would think 8 hours is plenty of time . Although you might have to wait longer to be safe to drive if you like getting " drunk " . I do not like to get drunk so again no problem for me . A hangover that makes you dizzy or otherwise not quite feeling stable is the same thing as driving drunk and you get the same penalty if caught . Same goes for any illness if you drive intentionally after knowing you were not real good to drive . My rule is that if I drink one swallow of anything I do not drive at all , car or truck . Not worth taking a slight chance to me . You could be just unlucky enough to pull out your driveway and find a dui road block half a block away . Not a problem for class C but you are different . I am not sure if Class A rules apply to you while in your car . I never concerned myself with looking into that as my " do not do it' rule makes sure I have no problem . 10 hours off duty ? Well you might want to stick with one beer or half glass of wine within the first two hours of that if you like a drink with dinner .

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Need to start new career

There is a company that likes to hire older people for driving rv's to there destinations . You have to already have the pickup truck with fifth wheel and such to qualify . I forget their name but found them by searching google . I thought about it but did not want to spend all that cash on a truck without first knowing if I could get the job . Seems to be the catch with that place .

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Gave my trainer a story... (aka, popped my

Sure glad i never made any mistakes like that .

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Washing your dog

Found no rinse shampoo and a body wash at walgreens .

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