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Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Talking to the Random Trucker

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So, on this forum, those of us researching the career, are often told to ask a Trucker from the company we are interested in about said company. Awesome advice. Except for one thing...how? And, not the literal how, but more like how do you want to be approached.

I live of HWY 69 in OK. I have a Love's about 8 miles north and a Pilot about 18 miles south. In between is a Walmart with a McDonalds that sees a lot of Truckers. I have plenty of resources I could pull from, just not sure on the approach, LOL.

" Oh...hey there, I see you drive for Prime. I'm interested in driving, what are they like?" "Uh.. Sorry Pal, I'm just here to take a dump!"

Or even better they start to walk some other way when they see me approach.

Seriously though, I've been wondering for a while what was the proper approach.

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We also have various companies represented here by members of the forum. Our members either work there or have worked there. Are there any specific companies that you are interested in? We may be able to help you out right here and save you the truck stop conversation.

Well, since you asked 😃

I get a lot of info on Prime and Roehl here so I feel good there. Drivers I interact with at my warehouse have suggested Schneider, Steven's and Melton. And finally Knight. Seems to be one that has the most check marks for what I want.

I would say I hope to have pre hires from those 6 to choose from.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Talking to the Random Trucker

Wow, yeah I didn't even consider knocking at doors, nor would I. never thought of the fuel island...

I'll have to give these a try. I've been fortunate in that I work at a warehouse and have received lot's of info from the 7 regular drivers I see. Sadly, only one started with one of the companies I have considered, and none currently drive for any.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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How Can You Do That? A Puzzler for New and Future Drivers

I was thinking his DM was being courteous. I'm guessing that once he starts his 70 driving at night he's kind of stuck there until a reset? Old School might prefer daylight driving and his DM may know that?

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Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Talking to the Random Trucker

Not really worried about the rejection, I've been married 24 years, I hear No alot rofl-1.gif

It's more of a courtesy question. I'd rather not come across as a nuisance.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Talking to the Random Trucker

I figured the cup of coffee wouldn't be bad. I was just thinking if it was me I'd be looking as if I'd hurt you if you talk to me! SO I wasn't interested in that happening to me!

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Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Talking to the Random Trucker

So, on this forum, those of us researching the career, are often told to ask a Trucker from the company we are interested in about said company. Awesome advice. Except for one thing...how? And, not the literal how, but more like how do you want to be approached.

I live of HWY 69 in OK. I have a Love's about 8 miles north and a Pilot about 18 miles south. In between is a Walmart with a McDonalds that sees a lot of Truckers. I have plenty of resources I could pull from, just not sure on the approach, LOL.

" Oh...hey there, I see you drive for Prime. I'm interested in driving, what are they like?" "Uh.. Sorry Pal, I'm just here to take a dump!"

Or even better they start to walk some other way when they see me approach.

Seriously though, I've been wondering for a while what was the proper approach.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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How Can You Do That? A Puzzler for New and Future Drivers

I love these type of threads. I'll shut up and not give away the answer to let the folks figure it out!

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I'm glad you like it. I don't have any hair and I'm trying to pull it out waiting for the answer.

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Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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How Can You Do That? A Puzzler for New and Future Drivers

Ah! Great questions Michael!

I finished a 34 hour reset earlier in the day Saturday, I'm parked close enough to the plant so that I don't have to start my clock to get there, and the load assignment was given to me on Friday evening, but they did not realize it would be so late to get loaded at that time.

All of that, except maybe when I got the assignment are all pieces to this puzzle.

I'm starting with a fresh seventy hour clock.

So with that info I'm guessing you were able to stay in Sleeper Berth for an additional 8 hours after your reset thus pushing your 14 hour start time until after you were loaded? Then it was a 11 hours from say 2200 - 0930, take a 10, start back at 2000 on Sunday and get to your destination at 03-0330? I think my math works. Again just not sure if I have used the 8 hour sleeper berth rule correctly.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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How Can You Do That? A Puzzler for New and Future Drivers

I have to agree with Michael, It has to be your clocks.

So to go the full 1200 miles at 62 you need 19.5 hours of driving. From time of pickup to drop off you had 34 hours.

Now, how did you do it is tougher. I'm guessing you didn't start your clock on Saturday at 2100, or else you wouldn't have posed this question as you would have been fine. In order to drive 769 you had to drive for 12.5 hours, then the remaining 431 in 7 hours. I'm guessing it had something to do with split berth logging or getting hours back when day 1 drops off of your 8/70?

You could only have had one 10 hour down time or it wouldn't have happened. I admit I get a bit confused with split berth and returned hours. I'll be interested to see how you did it, if it wasn't a straightforward starting of your clock at 2100 :)

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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I DID IT!!!! OFFICIALLY A COMPANY DRIVER!!!

Nice! Knew you'd get it! Hope you have a great start to your new life tomorrow!

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