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Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Just registered!!

My husband told me that no matter when or how I tell my mom, she won't be happy if I start driving a truck, much less going OTR.

Good luck!

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Swift Vs. Prime: The Battle for Supremacy.

Yo I don' hang widdose kine no mo! Ya tinkin' Airplane?

Shouldn't a moderator know better than to be tinkin' in the forums?

Oh wait, that's tinkLing. rofl-1.gif

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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The path to experience.

Http://odessa.craigslist.org/trp/5244587600.html http://odessa.craigslist.org/trp/5244174059.html http://odessa.craigslist.org/lab/5224192240.html

You might look into those three (I'm looking for something to make some money for now, so figured I'd go ahead and click while I was in there). A lot of the steel places and machine shops need people who can deliver to their customers, but you might be doing something else primarily.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Porta Potty

Urination Station doesn't do much good for Number 2! I figure I'll end up with something like this, where I can just line it and chunk the bags:

Hassock Portable Lightweight Self-Contained Toilet

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Learning to drive a manual

Does learning to shift gears in a truck result in the same kind of whiplash that learning to shift gears in little Mazda does?

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Field of Vision

I think the reason people are willing to speed so much more out here is because you can generally see for miles if you're outside of the city.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Field of Vision

My husband said he always knows once we're in west Texas by the idiots who actually pass HIM...'cause he's normally going at least 10 over the speed limit (but that's not being an idiot). rofl-1.gif

When I was stuck in rush hour traffic in San Antonio with my brother, he told me that the best place to be was behind an 18-wheeler. Nobody likes to be right behind them, so you don't get cut off as often, and you're guaranteed to be able to stop faster than they can. Only thing is, you can't see very far up ahead when you're behind them.

Then again, I've also been dumb enough to drive to Austin in the pouring rain at night right behind a box truck going 80 on the nice windy roads.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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The path to experience.

Do you have all your endorsements?

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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The path to experience.

If one of those companies was Eagle1, the problem isn't just with the drivers.

A lot of the reason for turnover in oilfield is that someone else pays better or offers better hours. There's not much loyalty to the trucking companies out here, and if somebody offers a job where you might not make as much but get more time worth the family, a lot of people jump ship quickly. Go on Craigslist, apply for everything related to trucking.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Make sure you secure it

I've had pickup trucks in front of me drop plywood and sheet metal while i was in a Crow Vic aND a minivan. There's a reason I don't follow too closely AND pay attention to what's around me. I was able to miss the sheet metal by swerving. If I had tried to miss the plywood, I would probably have killed everybody in my car by hitting either the divider or the truck next to me.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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The path to experience.

Start applying everywhere. The market has dropped a bit, but there are still jobs. You might check with the temp agencies as well, they seem to be looking for drivers still. Lots of things still posted on Craigslist.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Anyone work for total transportation?

Wow. I consider insurance part of the compensation package and figured they'd have those numbers 'cause if I needed insurance, I'd be asking before deciding where to go. Some phone systems will get you a person if you enter incorrect numbers too many times. Might be worth a shot.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Anyone work for total transportation?

Have you tried asking your recruiter? They should have that info.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Cooking on the road questions

Rayzer, what does the inside of the Instant Pot lid look like? I have a Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and can't imagine trying to clean that thing out on the road. Too many fiddly bits in the lid!

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Aussie driver wanting to move to USA to live and drive

From the TX DPS: Only commercial driver licenses from Canada and Mexico are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as having full reciprocity for driving privileges in the state of Texas.

Also: Texas also has license issuance reciprocity with France, Germany, South Korea, and Taiwan only. (for non-CDL)

It sounds like you'd have to basically take the tests and get a whole new license. If you do it in Texas, make sure you download a copy of the CDL handbook as Section 14 is not covered in Brett's High Road.

If you go to each state's DPS website and search reciprocity, it should tell you if there is any chance you'll be able to transfer a license in a different state, but I'm guessing they'll all be about like Texas.

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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Percentage Pay Versus Mileage Pay

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Percentage Pay usually does NOT pay "dead head" miles, unless it is over a certain amount of miles.

Dave

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Yeah, it does! What's 30% of ZERO?

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Ten percent of nothing is, let me do the math here, nothing into nothing, carry the nothin'... - Jayne, Firefly

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Are there jobs my wife can do in the cab while I drive?

Great question! i have been thinking of jobs you can do while riding along too.. i think online stuff is the most obvious.. what about telemarketing? i know thats not a great job but its something or maybe some kind of school for computer work if not knowledgeable enough..

Too loud in a truck for telemarketing.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Are there jobs my wife can do in the cab while I drive?

Freelance work based on the PC is the main thing I can think of. Graphic design, typing, taxes, whatever she can do. Theoretically I could do my current contract work while riding.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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New Trucker almost

I'm wondering if there will be an issue with the fact that my passport still has my maiden name as long as I have a certified marriage license with me.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Is long-haul driving health a serious issue?

Bacon is actually on my list of healthy foods.

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