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  • Location:
    Tyler, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

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Father of two & married to the greatest woman I know

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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Preparing for CDL school is a family affair!!

Excellent post and definitely not selfish in any way on your part. It has really given me a new outlook on what my wife has maybe gone through. Maybe another reason to appreciate and love her even more. Thank you

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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McElroy Truck Lines Hiring Process

CTS is a good school. That’s where I went. We even have a driver that parks there on the weekends.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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McElroy Truck Lines Hiring Process

Agility test is mainly some balancing test standing on one leg, walking a 2x4 etc. then you’ll do some drills to simulate squatting and checking under a trailer and folding a tarp. On those just remember breathe slowly and maintain your heart rate. You’ll probably have to lift tarps of various sizes and place them on a shelf or trailer. That’s about it unless they’ve changed it up recently.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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GPS under $150

Look on Rand McNally website. They did have a 5” refurbished with warranty for about $150

Posted:  4 months ago

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DEF

Temporary patch until you get to the shop...rub a bar of soap over the hole if you see it...soap will fill the hole, works on a fuel tank also

Posted:  4 months ago

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Career change

Congratulations!! Age ain’t nothing but a number

Posted:  4 months ago

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Are Logbook Notations Required When Changing Duty Status?

😲😲 No per diem seems minor now

They will not dispatch us if logs are not approved daily.

It’s a bit different for us because 90% of the time we return to the DC MT or laden with a vendor back haul. Next shift logs better be approved...or for chronic offenders they’ll pull the pre-plan and put them back in the planning queue.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Are Logbook Notations Required When Changing Duty Status?

Susan any day we forget or skip approving or legs (logs) we don’t get our per diem credit for that day.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Are Logbook Notations Required When Changing Duty Status?

I also add any trailer I hook up to even if it’s just a trailer move from the yard to the Lowe’s DC. Which is all of 2.5 miles.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Are Logbook Notations Required When Changing Duty Status?

Yes ours are the same with the drop down menus. Some pre-loaded remarks but also ability to type in something. And as G-Town said it automatically logs location on change of duty status but in the FMCSA book I’ve not found anything that says activity remarks are required. I usually add mine anyway but just when I was told it’s a DOT violation I questioned that. I haven’t found anything in writing that supports that statement.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Rain, Hail, Sleet or Snow!

Don’t bring that weather with you

Posted:  4 months ago

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Are Logbook Notations Required When Changing Duty Status?

I was told today that if you log on duty and don’t have any remarks that it’s a DOT violation. From what I was taught and read, I thought you only had to log location eg city, state when you do a change of status but nothing required as far as a remark about what activity you are doing. Can someone clarify this?

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Training Starts Monday At McElroy. I Need Advice!

Ya headed to Alabama or Texas?

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Will self-driving trucks put truckers out of a job?

I hear 2019 they’re all going to autonomous trucks

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Flatbedder smoking a brisket

Looks got

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Which Companies Hire New Graduates straight out of CDL School ?

McElroy and TMC hire for flatbed straight out of school

Posted:  6 months ago

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The clock and parking

If you’re with Western Express flatbed you can probably park at most Lowe’s stores without a problem.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Flatbed and driving help needed, long post

Also you don’t have to go under the rub rail......All tiedowns and other components of a cargo securement system used to secure loads on a trailer equipped with rub rails must be located inboard of the rub rails whenever practicable.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Double pre-assignment

Well if you have time, on 190 in Opelousas there’s a good little restaurant at Kings Truck Stop

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Upgrading

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