Profile For Spider-Man

Spider-Man's Info

  • Location:
    Cape coral, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 3 months ago

Spider-Man's Bio

I'm a young and willing trucker trying to make my mark in the transportation industry. I love driving trucks and plan on doing so for a very long time

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Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Electronic logging for O/O

I'm looking to become and o/o and was wondering if anybody knows of any electronic logging devices that are good for 1 truck businesses. The company I'm with know has zonar and it's pretty good. Does anybody have any eld they can suggest for o/o's

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Lazy truckers?

My trainer wouldn't go out west because mountain miles are slower. You get worse miles per gallon and the mountains are a lot more dangerous then mostly flat land in the Southeast where he stays. I agree with him. Faster miles means more loads and better fuel consumption on flat ground. I stay Southeast regional

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Petition that will require states to create more truck parking

Signed but it'll never happen

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Spare tire

My boss just got a spare tire for our 26 ft international box truck and 16ft Isuzu cabover and they are in the back where the cargo goes. Well I'm tired of moving them around and them getting in my way so does anybody know where I can put them. What about those rope looking tire mounts tractor trailers have under the trailer. Can I put it beneath the driveshaft that goes to the rear wheels. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Quad and tri axle dump trucks?

I took a vacation to North Carolina and I noticed that all the dump trucks in the state have four axles In the rear but in Florida there are only three. Is there a weight restriction or something going on. The cargo area on the quad axle truck is bigger I believe so is the gvw 80k? Anybody that can shed some light please do. Thank ya much an keep on truckin!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Window cleaning help

Today I drive 80 west in southern Florida around 6 pm and when I went over 27 I had a billion bugs start filling my windshield. As the sun went down and cars headlights started getting brighter. My visibility decreased to the point where I could not see. So I pulled in a marathon and cleaned it best I could. Wasn't perfect. So. I wanna know. How do you vets clean up so your not drivin blind. A otr guy helped me once with his own squigee and he had a mix of deiesel and something else he would spray on the windshield and scrub a bit and it worked like magic. What was that oh so magical stuff he had and is it worth it to buy my own long scrubber for my windshield and Windows. Help me be safer guys if appreciate it. Keep on trucking

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Signaling other truckers

Very true. Thanks for the advice guys!

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Signaling other truckers

That's good advice. Thanks. Helps me a lot

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Signaling other truckers

Then you know my struggle we do get passed ALOT

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Signaling other truckers

Let's say you're on a 2 Lane Rd. with a dotted yellow line If there is a big truck behind you is there a way to tell them to pass work to back off your Ass a bit. My truck is governed at 60 and I'm constantly slowing down you 18 wheeler guys. Is pulling off the road or into a left turn lane to let a truck pass courteous? Let me know if there's any light signals I can do let me know if there's any light signals at all.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Not really safe trucking

It's called slow down a bit and let them in. No need to blast your air horn when your STOPPED at a red light. It's drivers like you who kill eople

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Terminoligy

I'm sure I'll learn more of that one day but thanks. All your answered are great! You guys are really helpful on here!

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Failed

Hey man. why dont you try getting a loan. youll be able to pay it off easily with the money youll make as a driver.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Terminoligy

hey. i was watching some rolling cb interviews and when the drivers gave the specs for thier trucks one of them said he had 3.55 rears. what does that mean. 3 and a half feet tall rear tires??? also alot of guys had custom 1999 379's. i guess peterbilt did a damn fine job that year is that why everybody has one?

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Cb radios and box truck drivers

I've been driving box trucks and non combos in southern Florida for almost 2 years now. And I've been thinking that before I start my class a school if get a handheld CB to use but I'm wondering. Would you big guys talk to us knowing we're not big trucks. I know there's a respect in trucking and everything but do you 18 wheelers talk to the "little guys" any advice would help.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Little cabs pulling trailers at warehouses

I was wondering if anybody knew what the trucks are called that just pull trailers at warehouses. They are used to move trailers from door to door and park them and such. They have an opening in the back that's how you get in. They aren't meant or built for the road just the property. What are they called and do people make a living just doing that?

Posted:  7 years ago

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Big building behind the scale house at weigh stations

I went by twice more today and there was always a truck in the barn I guess today was inspection day for DOT In my area. And does anybody know why some trucks pass the weigh station. Conventional and otr as well as box trucks. I always go through and was under the impression you always have to but I guess not

Posted:  7 years ago

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Big building behind the scale house at weigh stations

I've been driving class b for a year and a half in southern Florida. Every time I go by the weigh station at 164 on 74 I always wonder about this building. The restrooms are there but next to them is a bay door for trucks to pull in and a door to pull out. I've never seen a truck in there except for today. You can see in the sides of it. Was it a truck wash of some sort. There was two fhp's sittin there too. Any help would be nice. This is something that's always been on my mind when I go by.

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