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Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Prolly a long shot

The other thing I like is working 40-50 hrs and getting paid 40-50 hrs instead of working 70-80 and the dot clock saying 60...hurry up and wait

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Prolly a long shot

Brett- yes drive to the job and install whatever we're delivering

Apreciate the input sounds like a coin flip like most things in life I won't know if I like it if I don't try. I've always been good working with people and my hands which I missed otr. We'll see what happens plus they told me we work in pairs and since I'm the driver I'm the lead guy like I said we'll see how it goes

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Prolly a long shot

I got an offer from lowes home improvement 15/ hr 40hrs/wk. I'm prolly going to take it because it's more than just holding a steering wheel. we install what we deliver I'm looking forward to it. Just wondering if anyone has any expirence with them. I know it's a long shot cause most guys are otr. My hats off to you otr guys I could only last 13months but I wouldn't change it for the world...be safe drivers

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Pre employment drug testing

Just wondering I've heard both sides but does a ua detect alcohol...if I have a couple beers with dinner then take a pre employment drug test the next day will I fail for alcohol. Not that I can't go without a drink but if I have a drink then find an opportunity that I can take advantage of that day do I need to tell them I need to wait a day...thus possibly raising suspicion thnx

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Local hos regs

Thanks guys

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Local hos regs

Local HOS regulations are different than otr correct? I'm getting a local gig after putting 13 months on the road. I was talking to a buddy who said it was 14 hours a day we could drive but he wasn't certain. Well I'll make $200 a day so I'm thinking I'll be running the most hours legal since I'm not hourly just wondering if I'm looking at hour weeks any help would be appreciated thanks

Posted:  4 years ago

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Leaving a company the right way

Good call on the pictures thanks

Posted:  4 years ago

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Leaving a company the right way

Got a local gig $200 a day 5days a week home every night. I'm stoked but also worried about leaving current employer. Gonna put in 2 week notice but what if they don't run me or tell me just turn the truck in or put something bad on my dac what's some suggestions for making this an amicable split?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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For the trainers

Just the man I was looking for no problem I don't really know bow this forum works I'm not a big tech guy if you pm I wouldn't know how to get it but I would like to pick your brain

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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For the trainers

I'm going to the trainer class in a couple weeks at prime what do you Iook for in a potential trainee I know the basics of those who are paying attention and asking questions during their pretrip class thnx

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Not bad enough to get fired but not good enough to get hired

So my one year is up Sept 28 and I'm looking to get off the road and drive local. My 1st year wasn't perfect I backed into a light pole in training that was in nov (dot prev #1) and backed into a truck on my blindside causing minimal damage cracked one horizontal plastic piece on grill (dot prev#2) that was in may. I'm typing this waiting for a tire guy cause I punctured a drive tire I caught on a broken curb. I'm worried that these little things add up and won't be able to get hired locally it seems they're a little more strict can anyone tell me if I'm stuck otr or if I'm worrying over nothing thanks

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Changing driving jobs

I'll hit my one year mark 1st week of September I'm interested in going local...I like to be prepared have as much info as they are going to look at such as driving recored, csa score dac things of that nature what are all the variables that come into play, and how do I obtain that info thanks

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Best decision ive ever made...

Didn't mean to stir a hornets nest it was just a joke I drive for prime and get ragged constantly about driving so slow that's why I put the wink in I respect the he'll out of the million plus safe mile drivers hell I couldn't even make it to 50,000 safe miles there's a reason swift is the biggest. I also prefer driving for a big company the miles are there and the checks won't bounce. Also something I forgot if this accident doesn't fall off how bad does it hurt my chances of getting with another company thanks

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Best decision ive ever made...

Hello all, I've lerked on this forum for months, soaked up lots. Of knowledge thanks. With that said I've been running otr since Sept. 7 2014 best decision I've ever made. Learned lots about. Myself life independence it's been great. I love 95% of the lifestyle just can't handle all the wasted time. I've Been thinking about going local and today just found out I'm renting my first apartment with a friend for a year starting Sept. 5th been kicking it around but she gave the deposit and I gave my word so it's official. I'm moving to Kansas city mo been snooping around on craigslist for a job all seems like bs my question is where do I start? Now all that said I do have a preventable accident backed into a swift truck (ironic right;) after being woken up at a TA in the middle of the night and told to move. Safety said it would most likely be dropped after 90 days late Aug cause all that happens was the trailer wing hit the grill and minor crack. Sorry for the rambling what can I say I'm a trucker at least trying to be thanks for the time and be safe drivers Ps.sorry if this doesn't make complete sense my 14 ran out 2 hours ago. And I'm still not loaded

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