Comments By Jim A.

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Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Explain Trucking To Your Spouse

I hijacked my husbands account to add my 2 cents..... I am a truckers wife.... I'll admit him being otr was difficult at first.... Then I went to Las Vegas for our daughters 21st birthday... Was sitting by the pool talking to 3 sisters from Ireland... Told them my truth.... He's gone for 6 weeks... He comes home we **** like monkeys....... We're in the phone constantly.... When we see each other its soooo damn good. Like being young and newly in love again... One of the sister's sat up pulled off her sunglasses and stated "You lucky b***h" I realized right then.... Yeah I was lucky... I had a wonderful husband that is away from home because he loves his family. It's what you make of it.... If wives think they have it hard... Sit back and think of hubby alone, tired, eating crap food, using public showers, and being away from home.... Thank your man...

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Feeling honored

You will be just fine, I only trained one person my wife now that's another story all together.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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NY 75 to NY 5 from I-90 Truck Legal?

I want to extend a word of caution when dumping the tractor airbags to shimmy under a 13'6" overpass. Although this will definitely lower the nose of the trailer, it will however raise the end/roof of the trailer by an inch or more depending on weight distribution and relative set-position of the tandems.

I use this technique to raise the height of the trailer floor deck to better align with some of the older/higher Walmart store docks (Boothwyn PA in particular). Tandems are set in the one hole and tractor air bags are deflated, raising the tail an inch or more.

What if your trailer has air ride you can drop that too

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Share A Cool Moment From Your Day

I was heading home yesterday. All the lights light up on my dash engine starts running like a dog. Start smelling rotten eggs rut roh batteries are overcooking. As everything is shutting down I roll off the freeway on a get off ramp. 93 miles from home dead truck batteries are swollen and hot. Get towed to shop needed 4 batteries alternator and a wire harness. Nice times but then I get to the hotel wife my bride luckily she went with me this trip. Hotel turned out real nice as was the jacuzzi, with a great Mexican restaurant across the street. So even though the truck burnt a hole in my wallet along with it's batteries it was a very cool afternoon and night.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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How often do you interact with your dispatcher and boss in person?

I know this is rare buy when I was with Swift my DM and I hit it off quite well. We talked every couple of days on the phone. Every time I got the terminal I'd stop in and say hi. Still now after a year or so we still get together to go deer hunting twice a year. Even though he lives in Nevada and i live in California.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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How can I contact a member here directly?

I believe that with Swift you have to be an O/O or a L/P to be able to have a pet. Company drivers can't have pets.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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How to get a suspended CDL reinstated

We are in a new episode of "The twilight zone"

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Home Time

As Daniel said When I was at Swift my hometime load would get me to where I parked truck. Then I'd cal my DM and we would set the start and my PTA. It helps to have a great rapport with your DM

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Snow, please stop following me.

I run over Donner twice a day. Last year by this time I had chained at least 10 times. This year 0. I'm not hating this lol although my boat my night see any water. So I am kinda conflicted.confused.gif

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Almost Embarrassed to Post Picture

I got that beat I hauled "an envelope" that was taped to the wall from Ford in MI to CA with a bolt seal and a cable seal watched me lock it. Always wondered what was in that envelope

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