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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Offset to the left

Here is a good video that explains it perfect. Helped me tons. It's opposite (offset right) but same concept just reversed http://youtu.be/Y-KOMbD7EA4

Thank you so much for this! I've been having a hard time with parallel, this helps!

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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I'm curious about insurance for belongings in the truck

I've always been a renter, and have had renters insurance. The policy covers my belongings in the house, but most also covered my belongings in my personal vehicle. So if my phone or purse were stolen out of my vehicle, the policy on my apartment would cover the loss. I guess home-owners insurance is similar.

But now, I'm not going to have an apartment to insure. I'm wondering if there is some kind of trucker insurance? Anyone know?

Thanks!

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Conway-Freight Bought Out By XPO Logistics

Ok, good! Thanks Old School! I'm pretty excited to get started so I was hoping that was the case!

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Conway-Freight Bought Out By XPO Logistics

Oh dear. That doesn't bode well does it? Either way, I'm supposed to start school (5 weeks) on the 26th and after that go out with a trainer for 7500 miles. So, I should be solo in (give or take) 10 weeks. Could a possible sale go that quickly? And if it does, what could that mean for the drivers? Best case? Worst case? Any of you who know how these sales generally go have any thoughts? I'd much rather go with Conway as things stand now, but Swift and Prime are certainly still possibilities for me.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Conway-Freight Bought Out By XPO Logistics

Thanks, good to know.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Conway-Freight Bought Out By XPO Logistics

So, should I be concerned about getting my CDL sponsored by Conway Truckload? I'm set to start on the 26th. I spoke to my recruiter today before reading this, and he didn't mention anything about it, which isn't surprising, really.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers wearing flip-flops: Why all the hate?

Ahh. . . I think I'm starting to get it: flip-flops = lazy/sloppy. See, to me, flip-flops just mean summertime. I don't wear them because I'm too lazy to put on shoes, I wear them because it's HOT. Same reason I wear shorts.

I wouldn't dream of leaving my house in sweat pants or (shudder) pajama pants, not even to run to the mailbox. But if lazy/sloppy/sweatpants/flip flops all go together out there, well then I can understand the vitriol. That's exactly what I was wondering--not why I shouldn't wear them, but where all the anger was coming from. Got it.

Now I'm going to go find some you tube videos starring Averitt drivers smile.gif

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers wearing flip-flops: Why all the hate?

Is it somehow seen as unprofessional?

I've never seen the term flip flop and professional used in the same sentence. Selling corn dogs on the beach, maybe, otherwise, not so much.

I suppose. I'd definitely put on shoes at a customer. Then again, jeans aren't normally considered "professional" wear in most industries.

Really guys, no big deal.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers wearing flip-flops: Why all the hate?

Ha, wow! See what I mean? Everyone's SOOO adamant! It's kinda crackin' me up (no offense, Errol--thanks for your reply.)

I get the safety thing, and where I work I wouldn't wear them even if I was allowed to. I do like my toes. (I'm not yet a driver by the way, I'm merely a bartender). But is it really unsafe to drive with them on?

I know, you got the $35 ones form Bass Pro. Don't waste time arguing. No flip flops .. well .. outside your cab.

Nah, I've got a five dollar pair from Ross Dress For Less. I'm not even sure my sneakers cost $35 bucks :)

And I won't argue, this is sheer curiosity.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers wearing flip-flops: Why all the hate?

I've been watching a lot of you tube videos about trucking lately (video crack) and there seems to be an overwhelming disdain for flip flops.

Why? Is it unsafe to drive a truck in them? Less safe then wearing them to drive a car? Is it somehow seen as unprofessional? I can see putting on shoes or boots when I get to a customer, but if I'm just driving (and it's not cold) I'd like my toes to breathe.

Or is it just a Trucker thing?

I've lived in a desert for the last 20 some years and wear flip flops anytime I can. It's soo hot, shoes just make it feel hotter.

I can't wear them to work now for safety and Heath department reasons, so I guess if I can't wear them to drive I'll survive, but I'm really curious as to why all the hatred.

Poor flippity floppities getting no love.

Just curious, thanks.

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