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  • Location:
    Bradenton, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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    9 years ago

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Shhh, it's a secret!!!!!

Well, not really, I just never know what to put in these things.

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Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Driving distractions come in many forms

Saw a lady knitting while driving once. That was a new one for me.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Werner drivers - Is this true????

They have been heading that way yes. It would probably be more accurate to say a mostly automatic fleet, but for the most part yeah.

Any truth to the rumor (Ive heard this frequently, so I thought Id ask), is Werner going to an all Automatic fleet? Few guys I know drive for them have mentioned this but I wanted to ask it here since this site usually has the most accurate info!

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Lease purchase

I was an owner-op with Werner when I was driving and I will also say that you shouldn't do it, especially with so little experience in the industry.

Do you get paid a lot more? Yes, but your expenses are also a lot higher. I had one week where my gross pay was 4k, but after all expenses, my net was -2500. I also had some really nice weeks too, but you never know when you're going to run into repair issues.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Amazed he got as far as he did without being stopped!

And this, boys and girls, is why you don't blindly follow your GPS. Use common sense, look at the turns, read signs, and make judgement calls and this won't happen.

I can't tell you how many times I've had my GPS tell me to make a turn that was a bad idea. Guess what, I didn't make the turn and things worked out fine!

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Tyson Food Orientation(Just left Western Express)

Isn't it a bit odd that just about everyone that comes in here "knowing"more than the veterans of the job has family that has been in the business for years?

Just remember, you're new to this. The people on these forums trying to give you advice have a whole lot more experience than you do. (At least most of them do). Blowing of their advice is not the best thing you can do to help yourself. But then, you didn't listen to them, so why would you listen to me?

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Blind spot detection sysytem

I had that on two of the trucks I drove. It's cool in theory, but annoying in practice. If you had you turn signal on and it detected anything, trees, concrete barriers, etc, it would beep. It also considered having your hazards on as the same as having your right signal on, so it would beep when backing in tight spaces and the like.

One of my trainers had a Pete that beeped if I had the right turn signal on and someone was there. The guy had the truck two years and had no idea what that beeping was.. Cause he rarely used blinkers hahahah

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Hurricane Irma

Well I'm now up in Pennsylvania waiting it out. Hopefully, I will still have a house to go back to when this is over!. I am more concerned about those family and friends who decided to stick it out in the area though.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Any Werner flatbed trainers here?

Yeah, I can't really answer any questions about their flatbed dept as I never dealt with it.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Hurricane Irma

We evacuated, which is looking more and more like a good decision. Latest forecast have Irma heading right through my area on its way to Tampa.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Being Proactive

Calling the shipper like you did is always the best way. There have been times in the past I had asked dispatch if my appointment wasa hard set appointment or if they might take me early and dispatch told me it was hard set only to find out that like the place you went to, they would have loved it if I went in early.

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