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Posted:  6 years ago

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Speed and lane etiquette

In Heavy traffic (Stop and Go) I run the right lane and keep a distance. Yes people tend to fill the gap every once in a while. I try to help the people behind from having to speed up and stop speed up and stop as well as create a safe entrance for the folks entering without the controversy of its my turn...

Posted:  6 years ago

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What Do You Miss While On the Road?

I miss my wife and kids. Helping my son with his math homework. Getting random hugs from my daughter. Welding in the shop, building motors, sitting at the dinner table with the family. Taking the kids to the park. My shower head. Home cooked food. Cuddling up with my wife at bed time... even as a local driver I miss these things.

Posted:  6 years ago

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TEXAS LAWMAKER INTRODUCES BILL TO FIX HOS

This wouldn’t make anything better in my opinion.

I’m hoping someday the local drivers will get something like a 12 hour off duty mandatory instead of 10.... (Because some folks commute). This can go many different routes. Requiring not being able to hire if not within a miles range...

3 hours to take a break and pause the clock I can see where someone can benefit from it OTR but it’s not going to “cure” the whole whining trucker complaining about the Electric Logs.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Which job offer should I take?

Get in good with daddy’s boy don’t let him run the business into the ground and stay there for a good 30 years and be happy.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Are there any OTR tanker (food grade only) companies / positions that do NOT have a team-driving phase for a new CDL holder?

I have an option for you...

You mentioned OTR... I know but here me out. Oldenkamp http://oldenkamptrucking.com/ you can start with them they will hire you. They will train you as quick as you can learn and send you out local. You will work I think its 6 on and 3 off or 5 on and 3 off... Lots and lots of overtime and paid by the hour. But at the plants you can then run into the guys that are really OTR and ask them how to get in... If you dont want to work for them I can get you in where I am at... might even be able to rent you a room at the dairy we park our trucks at. How far are you from San Jacinto California.

Posted:  6 years ago

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New Career Opportunities

I got my license with Swift/Central Refrigerated never got a bad load from them. Coast to Coast right at the beginning. Lots of miles and very little downtime unless I asked for it.

After 18 years in the military you hear the normal everyday complaints and then the ones that make the newspaper...

99% of the complaints you’ll here from drivers are fed by no one to talk to for 1,000 miles, they had that time to figure out allll the questions and answers for their complaints. Drivers man, stay away from the other drivers. I’m not saying be a jerk just don’t get involved in the journey their imaginations have sent them on.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Game: Name something that scared you and how you dealt with it

I was hauling some non haz out of the harbor. I had a feeling I was heavy. :( I was scared to even go towards the scales. Finally got to the scales got a red light and a bur bur bur on my transponder... I’d rather not tell you I decided to just keep going... that’s how I dealt with it. I avoided it. I could have avoided it all together. But I was hoping the scales would be closed... I got very lucky that day.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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A Fantastic Rant From A Lunatic

When I was running sand and gravel I mentioned to my boss that maybe we could get helicopters. You know, the kind that sucks up water and then spills it on the fire. I though maybe we could get a big claw and just grab some stuff fly for 5 minutes and deliver...

He told me it would never happen. 😞

He’s probably against the drone thing too.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Game: you first felt like a real trucker when....

When I shift out of 10th and try to put it in 6 thinking it’s 11 :)

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Another Topic Just For Fun - What was your last load? How much did it weigh? How many miles?

That’s right!

Load of 21aa limestone 98000 total gross of 152500. Only happens in Michigan

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