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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    6 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Fmcsa does not care about your opion on Cbds

Problem is though most of the larger carriers like Freymiller will keep a zero tolerance stance on it regardless of what regulations come. So you are trusting your career that where ever you decide to buy this cbd you are trusting that it will not have enough to cause you to pop on a drug test. And if you do as most of us know your career is in the tank. It’s playing with fire.

This is a case where some small government regulation might help. Require all CBD to meet certain FDA standards of THC. Make it well below what even massive intakes of CDB products would make someone test positive. The current hodgepodge of state laws and allowed THC % is a mess.

I'm not saying force States to legalize CBD just require a very very tiny THC % if the State does legalize CBD.

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So than obviously this driver didn’t just take the basic form of cbd with no thc. If he did nobody would care because he wouldn’t of popped on the drug test. He consumed thc. Whether knowingly or not is irrelevant. Can’t blame the fmcsa for having the stance that they do if a driver can’t even differentiate whether the cbd product is going to have thc or not. Taking cbd for a tooth ache is not smart at all especially when you have a drug test coming. Take a Benadryl.

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So i went back to freymiller last week. One of the drivers in class with me was planning on teaming with his wife after she got off her trainers truck. Well his drug did not come in when the rest of ours did. He admitted he took cbd for a tooth ache. Found out to he failed the oral drug test. This is going to be on his clearing house for a good while.

New upcoming drivers. Your opinion of cbds does not matter in the eyes of fmsca. If they say no dont do it

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Fmcsa does not care about your opion on Cbds

So than obviously this driver didn’t just take the basic form of cbd with no thc. If he did nobody would care because he wouldn’t of popped on the drug test. He consumed thc. Whether knowingly or not is irrelevant. Can’t blame the fmcsa for having the stance that they do if a driver can’t even differentiate whether the cbd product is going to have thc or not. Taking cbd for a tooth ache is not smart at all especially when you have a drug test coming. Take a Benadryl.

So i went back to freymiller last week. One of the drivers in class with me was planning on teaming with his wife after she got off her trainers truck. Well his drug did not come in when the rest of ours did. He admitted he took cbd for a tooth ache. Found out to he failed the oral drug test. This is going to be on his clearing house for a good while.

New upcoming drivers. Your opinion of cbds does not matter in the eyes of fmsca. If they say no dont do it

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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My Journey Continues - The Latest Gig

Whoa you can’t just slide that in there like that Pianoman! Did anything happen with systems? I’d be curious in hearing more about this gig. I don’t think anyone here actively hauls pneumatic.

I know you already told me about your gig earlier but congrats again! Looks like a ton of fun. I just started a new local gig myself hauling pneumatic trailers delivering concrete powder so I know what the PTO is now!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Owner operator advice

Whatever you heart desires Di D. You could just use the money from the lawsuit you’ll get for your bumper getting ripped off!!!!

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

What are you going to do when you buy a Mack pinnacle for probably a minimum of 150k probably more with inflation, and that turns around and breaks down? Hope you are close to an authorized Mack dealership with a garage that has the ability to fix. Hope you have money for the tow. What happens when the truck has to spend a week maybe longer in the shop only to find out it was just a bad sensor. But the sensor is on back order because there is a parts shortage going on. You gonna have money to cover those weeks without making any? I could go on.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Truck

Get to drive my dream truck every day. This is a 95 379 3406e cat tuned up. Pushing 2 million miles. And yes I have a chicken light out.

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Truck parking

I also see plenty of Walmarts through the areas I travel through allowing it.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Loaner Truck

How short are new(er) trucks right now? I know the parts shortage has definitely effected us.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Diesel shortage especially out east

Nothing is making sense about anything. None of it. Not this fuel shortage, not this baby formula shortage. I thought unemployment numbers were at an all time low? I’m not an economic expert. But nothing going on makes sense

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

I believe so Laura. I don’t think I know of any on Western Ave. I’ve been delivering to this customer for about two years now. I do believe there was once a sign that said 13’8 on that bridge. Could be wrong.

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Just another unmarked bridge to squeeze through on the west side of Chicago. Western ave.

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Is it Western Blvd that has all the low bridges? One of the two Western roads does.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Flatbed Variety

Looks like something out of a mad max movie or a tree cutter.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Just another unmarked bridge to squeeze through on the west side of Chicago. Western ave.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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People who spam the CB

O you mean the terrorist neutralizer Robert Delgado? From Chicago Ridge? Bobcat knows what I’m talking about there. One Thursday I had a late start heading out to Indiana. About 430 am turned on the cb and he is on his bizarre rants. Pass back through about noonish he is still at. Started early that night about 1 am. Fired up the cb and he is STILL going at it. I don’t get it. Is he a driver? Is he broadcasting from his moms Basement. It does get frustrating for sure.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Sent home from Melton flatbed

Well I’m who really knows what you told your friends and cousin for them to think Melton did you dirty. Who even knows if you are giving us the full story. You are giving us as you claim “EXACTLY VERBATIM” what Melton told you but than follow it up with all the excuses on why they were wrong. Piano man mentioned that you said nobody uses an atlas which is outrageous but really puts in perspective why you are in the situation in you are in. You don’t know how to take any responsibility for your actions. Melton or any other company will not fire a driver or that is giving them results. You are lucky they gave you the option to resign instead of being fired.

You are supposed to make it happen out here not let it happen. You failed to make it happen.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Sent home from Melton flatbed

Just excuse after excuse after excuse. If you’re still aspiring to be a fighter pilot Victor one thing I do know is those guys are on it. Extremely hardworking and they are very persistent. Both can be applied to trucking but you haven’t really shown either yet. But you are spending a lot of time blaming and criticizing Melton. That’s not going to get you anywhere.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Attitude

It’s your call either way not his. Your license not his. Unfortunately you are going to run into a ton of more people like your stated example with **** poor attitude. At some point it won’t even register in your mind. You’ll learn to completely ignore. This won’t be your last encounter. You did nothing wrong. Although Sid is right it’s what you are comfortable with that matters. Keep doing what you are doing.

yeah that might have worked way better

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Hi Chris,

If your just a couple hundred pounds over on the axle weight, try putting it on your drive axles with your tandem adjustments and it will go down while your driving and burning fuel. Diesel is about 7 pounds per gallon so if you're 200 pounds over, it'll take about 30 min of driving to burn it off.

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Have an opinion? I know.. the dang FMCSA again.... but ?!?

I’ll trust my own judgement. I haven’t had a governor for all but two months of my career and have been just fine. And those two months were Schneider.

The company I drive for limits my speed. They have decades of trucking experience with thousands of trucks and drivers.

I trust their judgement. What I don’t trust is the ignorant government pencil pushers trying to further impose regulations.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Good time to go o/o ?

Does anybody think the fuel prices will come down anytime soon? Or the prices of trucks will be coming down anytime soon. Everybody is obviously price gouging. But the biggest worry has to be the parts shortage. Don’t see that getting any better either.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Are "manual transmissions only" drivers supertruckers?

Alright Jake B. Not sure if you are just bored, trolling or looking for attention. I checked out your post on ttr. And there wasn’t a single comment of “autos being for sissies” or what happened to a man’s pride. The only one who said that was you in your initial post on ttr. I’ll give credit where credit is due it was actually a constructive conversation on it. Bizarre man.

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Go over onto thetruckersreport.com and you'll find the people I'm talking about.

Autos are for sissies. I want full control over my truck. What happened to a man's pride in being a man. Etc.

I don't know how have a stick that you move and a third pedal makes you better but ok. Just look at some of the auto vs manual discussions on the forum over there. There's no shortage of testosterone filled Rambo types shaming the auto drivers.

What do you guys think?

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Edema problem in my leg

No offense Bruce but how is this not an “emergency” when you need crutches to walk. I think you’re kinda past the point of more frequent walks reversing anything. How are you able to do things like crank landing gear or check your fifth wheel connection on crutches would be my question.

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