Profile For Parrothead66

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  • Location:
    Tyler, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years ago

Parrothead66's Bio

Father of two & married to the greatest woman I know

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I did a first today

I’m currently shutdown in Walsenburg CO for wind.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I did a first today

Smart move

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Safe wind speed

PackRat, I’ve had a few runs out to Wyoming and signed up for their text updates from Wydot…..This time of year I bet I get 2-3 every day at least about I-80 or I-25 being closed for wind or winter conditions

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Gloves and chains

I’ll look for a pair of those. Thanks PackRat. Weekly runs through Colorado and by the end of the winter last year I was hating the snow.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Gloves and chains

What gloves do y’all use when chaining up? Any that keep your hands dry and warm and still have the flexibility to work putting on your chains?

Posted:  9 months ago

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Million Dollar Highway & Moab

Agree 100%. Love that drive.

I agree but I’d rather take Durango to Cortez then to Montrose once the snow gets here.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Million Dollar Highway & Moab

Haven't been down there since March. Has Moab finally got the road construction done thru town?

Laura

Yes, it was pretty much open as far as I remember.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Made a switch

Thanks OS. I have no complaints about J.B. Hunt but I really like the Goodyear account and Ryder’s pay plan is pretty good so the switch wasn’t too hard.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Million Dollar Highway & Moab

Drove through today. 107 miles from Durango to Montrose, it takes about 3 hours but it has some great views when you get a chance to glance. 0315537001629863506.jpg

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Posted:  9 months ago

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Made a switch

Well I switched companies to get back to my old account (Goodyear). The sign on bonus kind of made the decision pretty easy. I really like the account and the pay was already going to be an increase so I probably would’ve done it anyway, shhh don’t tell em.

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Posted:  9 months ago

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Dollar Accounts???

I’ve filled in on a Family Dollar account before and I don’t recommend it for ANYBODY but especially new drivers. As a new driver you’ve got a lot to focus on and this account is hand unload boxes, no carts. So you can have over 3,000 pieces on one trailer and 2-3 stops that are time scheduled. Being in Texas especially with the heat and humidity it’s physically exhausting which can lead to decreased focus and attention, then you throw on top of that the tight parking lot with the traffic, dumpsters, cars etc that create the backing issues.

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Bad News Good News

Well the bad news is that I learned while on vacation a couple of months ago that the Goodyear contract I’m on with J.B. Hunt got sold out to Ryder. Ryder in turn offered any current account drivers a sign on bonus that started at $3k then bumped to $5k and eventually $10k to be paid out at 30 & 90 days but you basically had a one year contract or pay back a portion. But the good news, thanks to JBH I won’t be switching companies as they matched the $10k as a retention bonus to all drivers that switched to another account. So I’m going back to flatbed hauling Hardie board dedicated.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Dash Cam

Thanks Anne, I lurk 😂😂...Thanks Errol & Pete, I’ll look into those.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Dash Cam

Anybody using Rand McNally dash cam?

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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RYDER

They got the new contract for our Goodyear account and I’m wondering about switching over to them or transferring to another account with J.B. Hunt. I have no complaints about my current company but I like running the Goodyear account and I know if Ryder doesn’t uphold to their word I would have any problem getting back on at J.B. Hunt.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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RYDER

Anybody have any experience working for Ryder?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Gps

I run the Rand 540 (I think), it’s the 5” screen and it’s 5-6 years old...never had a problem. Knocking on wood now. But as Scott said, their Atlas never breaks down

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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What are your personal positives and negatives regarding jockeying a rig for a living?

Well in general half of the negatives aren’t true and the other half you’ll stand a chance to encounter no matter what walk of life you choose

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Cold Encounters With The Elements

Y’all stay safe and Happy New Year

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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CDL Random Drug Test Breathalyzer Failure

What he said

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