Profile For icecold24k

icecold24k's Info

  • Location:
    Tullahoma, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    icecold24k On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 2 months ago

icecold24k's Bio

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

icecold24k's Photo Gallery

Page 1 of 22

Next Page
Go To Page:    

Posted:  2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Western Non compete contract

I know this isn't what you want to hear more than likely, but short of spending money on an attorney I would take the high road and call up Western Express. Apologize and do what you need to do so that you can possibly be rehired and given another chance. Suck it up and do your year. I promise it will fly by,

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Started Training with KLLM

Following along. Good luck, keep us updated.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

Wilson Logistics CDL Training-Springfield, MO-May 2020

Good luck to you and just know you got this. Don't even worry about it. This will be an emotional roller coaster I can promise you that. Some days this will be the greatest job ever, other days you will miss home and just want to quit. You will be happy, sad, lonely, excited, literally any emotion you can imagine you will feel..Just hang an there as this is a very rewarding career and the day you get off your trainers truck and upgrade you will feel a sense of accomplishment and know you made it and that's the best feeling ever. Keep us posted.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

Werner Hair Follicle Testing. What panel does it use?

I am pretty sure the 5 panel DOT urine test doesn't include Benzos. However the hair follicle test which is not the DOT required test may actually include more. So to be on the safe side if you did not have a prescription to take the medication then I would wait a minimum of 6 months to a year before I even risked it. There is no sense in ruining your entire career before you even start it. Just my opinion. Best of luck.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

Ever had one of those days?

I seen this on Facebook and thought wow just wow... I can't say that I have ever had one of those days. While I have been very angry at times I am thankful I keep a cool mindset and think things through. I completely understand being upset about not getting paid but yea this guy is seriously off his rocker haha.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

View Topic:

Why Just Why

Sometimes they will do it also so their sleeper isn't next to a loud running reefer trailer all night long.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

View Topic:

Western Express Trucking Contract

I am not sure how their contract is worded. My only advice would be to read it thoroughly as you should have before signing and see what it says about leaving without completely fulfilling it. Just out of curiosity why do you want to leave so soon?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

View Topic:

CDL suspended for 12 months.

This is truly unfortunate that this happened. It is even worse if you really didn't hit anything. I am not sure what you can even begin to do at this point. What's done is done. As far as getting another driving job when your CDL is reinstated that may be possible. You may have to go with a second chance company or find someone with more relaxed requirements. This is an overall terrible situation for you as you didn't get off to the best start. How long did you work for Trans Am? I don't mean to come across as rude but you did go through 3 companies pretty quickly and still being a newer driver that is going to severely limit your options in the future as you will be labeled a job hopper. Best of luck with this.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

View Topic:

Honestly it is always a good time in my opinion. Freight has to be moved and trucks have to roll. True some segments may have a little slowdown at the moment but that won't last forever. C'mon back.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

View Topic:

When did WalMart start flatbed?

I have seen a few of the Walmart flatbeds as well. Kind of like the unicorn fleet at Walmart like us tankers back when I was with Prime. I still find the Walmart flatbeds kind of weird. Weird but cool.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

View Topic:

New Grad: decision - prime or covenant ?

If I am not mistaken I do believe Covenant is a team only operation now. At least that is what their website leads me to believe. So you would have to be willing to run team with them even after training if that is the case.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Dispatch assigns me impossible load!

double-quotes-start.png

In my opinion you did what you needed to do. You informed all parties this load could not be legally done. I am assuming you are forced dispatch. I would just run it the best I could safely and legally and the rest is on them. You did your part.

double-quotes-end.png

OMG! Where have you been hiding, IceCold???

Haha I have been super busy and have a lot going on in my world. Found out a couple months ago my dad had lung and brain cancer both and his time is very limited. I spent some time just working and focusing on spending as much time as I can with family. It is good to be back now I just have to get all caught up.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Dispatch assigns me impossible load!

In my opinion you did what you needed to do. You informed all parties this load could not be legally done. I am assuming you are forced dispatch. I would just run it the best I could safely and legally and the rest is on them. You did your part.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Western express

Sounds like things are going well at Western Express. Good solid company and sounds like you have a great trainer. Keep it up!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

My Daily Experience With Crete Carriers

I really look forward to reading this and keeping up with the updates! I really enjoyed the one you had on Eastern Freightways.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

CB radios

I agree with every one else here a CB radio is a must have. They come in handy in so many situations. bad weather, traffic (finding out what lane you need to be in during backups/accidents), checking into some shippers and receivers, sometimes just good conversation to keep you awake late at night.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

Just curious, how long is the Western Express training and how far along are you now?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

Griffin CDL Diary- Wilson Logistics

Congratulations on passing the permit test. Now that you have that out of the way you can focus on the pre-trip and other things. Just be like a sponge and absorb everything. Ask plenty of questions and take this time to learn everything possible.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

Sounds like things are moving along just fine and going pretty good. Just keep hanging in there and plugging along and training will be over before you know it. I had a friend work for Western Express, he did dry van there. He had no real complaints and did pretty good there. Keep the updates coming.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

Headsets

Personally I cant stand the big headsets most drivers use. Instead I prefer the neckband with earbuds similiar to This. I had a pair that lasted me over a year and a half doing foodservice delivery even in the rain. My wife said she often couldn't hear the noise of the truck either. I believe it cost $40 at Walmart.

I have something similar to these. I have the LG brand and they have been flawless. I absolutely love them. The are kind of discreet and I don't have to look silly when I forget to take a bulky headset off and walk inside a store or something. The sound quality is good and everyone says they hear me really good.

Page 1 of 22

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