Profile For Hockey_Dreamer

Hockey_Dreamer's Info

  • Location:
    Hoover, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years ago

Hockey_Dreamer's Bio

Been driving for 3 years. Been a company driver and currently an Independent Contractor hauling tankers for the first 2.5 years and now dry van.

Before driving I spent 8 years as a NAVY Seal sniper terrorizing the terrorists who threatened our country.

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Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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What if you get sick on the road?

Food poisoning is not something that's fun. Especially when it is while on the road, but I had never heard of

BOTULISM

.

Thankfully you were with somebody and not by yourself. I used to get poisoned all the time. I used to eat animal derived products, meat especially. Like chicken and steaks every now and then. I tried a vegetarian diet and haven't changed the diet ever since. I just stoped eating meat altogether.

Bottom line is, getting sick while on the road is no fun.

Not to mention I had to drive for hours with a 102 degree fever last november. Definitely not fun.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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HazMat and TWIC Info

The states only administer and give the hazmat endorsements. The TSA is the one who say who can have it and who can not, the states do not have that say.

About the TWIC card, if you have to go into port area and with port I mean maritime ports then it will be helpful. If you don't go into places where TWIC is not required there's no need on getting it.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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All right, going to get going

Its really nice in GB.

If by GB you mean Green Bay, I have to agree.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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Celadon and Quality Drivers

Pebbles, if you misspell the name of that company one more time I'm gonna reach through this monitor and choke you!!!wtf-2.gifrofl-3.gif

I went through and fixed em all. It's Celadon.

Brett you and me both lol

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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Liquid Oxygen

As an experienced former tanker yanker I will recommend you get experienced with a regular tank trailer and hazardous materials before hauling anything else. I say it because hazardous materials laws and regulations vary from product to product and can be very confusing at times. That is if you want to pursue hauling liquid oxygen.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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Celadon and Quality Drivers

Oh and many recruiting services like to say about anything just they can get people hired on with somebody and they get their cut of the pie. Be extremely careful with whatever decision you make.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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Celadon and Quality Drivers

I don't see anything that say or even come close to say that they're a division of Celadon. I do know many drivers from Celadon and even talked to one of their recruiters and the the consensus is that Celadon do not hire anybody with less than 9 months verifiable OTR experience. Do your extensive homework before doing anything and do not let anything fool you to get into a ship you might want to jump later because it is not what you thought it was.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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Knowledge and opinion of these companies?

Go Kings Go!!!

Almost forgot about it. GO HABS!!!!!!

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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Knowledge and opinion of these companies?

What about Schneider equipment when you first started out?

The equipment is pretty good. Is mostly freightliners but there are a few Kenworth and Internationals out there. Mostly for much more experienced and trusted drivers. Now, many drivers do not treat company trucks (or their own trucks if they own one) well. The maintenance people always clean and deodorize the trucks for the next driver as well as they can but if the last person was a chain smoker that never rolled down the windows or ventilate then it is much harder. Now this problem is anywhere you will go. No company is free of this. Schneider equipment overall is good and well maintained. If there's a maintenance coming up or due soon they will let you know, send you to a terminal and have it done.

A little advice. No matter the company you go, inspect the truck inside and out, write down, report and have all deficiencies you see no matter how small or stupid it may be. You will be the one driving the truck and not them.

Posted:  10 years, 11 months ago

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West coast oh my

I quickly saw why truckers hated driving through most parts of California

In my opinion is not most parts. Is the whole damn state.

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