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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    3 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  21 hours, 38 minutes ago

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Adult

This is the world we live in now. This is the world we have been living in for years now. This was a non issue I feel until the Caitlyn Jenner ordeal. Than issues started up around the country. Parents around the country demanding their sons be allowed to use the female locker room because that's what they wanted to be. And opening the door for situations like Donna had to encounter. Imagine pulling into a truck stop in the middle of the night seeing just trucks no cars walking into a bathroom and than seeing a "lady" walking in from behind. Pretty scary stuff. For me it's simple, I don't care if you identify as male, female, or a Twinkie wrapper. Whatever the gender is on your drivers license is what bathroom you are to use. Because why do we have to conform to them? Can we not continue to have privacy. It's their choice. The majority of the "transitioning" is probably male to female. And let's be brutally honest here you can usually tell pretty quick whether the individual is a female or not. Pretty much immediately. So what is going to change when you walk into a women's bathroom as a male? Nothing but making them extremely uncomfortable and nervous. Sure same in a men's restroom but there WON'T be any little girls in there etc. If you really have to pee in a women's bathroom that bad, it can wait until you get that a sex change. Or whatever it is to be called.

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Any updates Doug?

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Truck-mounted LED billboards coming under fire

Never been to Vegas? All over out there like Brett mentioned.

What are these LED billboards on trucks? I never saw one. Are they in only certain locations?

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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When did you decide you were an experienced driver?

Was thinking about this while reading Junkyard K9's post on his one year (congrats by the way). Was it reaching your 1 year? 2 year? Maybe a certain milestone.

And if you don't feel you are an experienced driver what do you feel you need to accomplish to be considered one?

Posted:  4 days, 17 hours ago

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Pleasant Suprises

A dark blue with a pearl white stripe. I'll post in eye candy of how it currently looks.

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Maybe my truck will be repainted by than.

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What color will she be, Brian?

Posted:  4 days, 19 hours ago

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Pleasant Suprises

Awesome news PJ. Well deserved no doubt. Is this your first raise with QC? I'm curious as too how that works for o/o's. Let me know when you're in the lake station I'll buy breakfast this time. Maybe my truck will be repainted by than.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Eye Candy

But you don't have to rewire chrome! Ill stick with that.smile.gif

50 lights PER SIDE is a good starting point.smile.gif

Plus, lights are cheaper than chrome, and you don’t need to polish them either!smile.gif

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Eye Candy

Looking sharp PJ. Never been a fan if purple but that truck is sharp. By the way did you ever mention what kind of engine is in your Dodge?

Figured I’d throw a pic of mine in the bunch.

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Last pic belongs to a friend

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

We have a 379 longnose daycab with 8 inch wide stacks, and I want to say a 300 wheelbase. I'll have to try, and get a picture next when i see it. It has also won a show. A sharp truck.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

Bruce why don't you get your cpap in gear already and team with Marc? That would be interesting to say the least.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

I've seen some pretty bad Central Transport trailers out there. But in their defense they did replace their entire fleet with Peterbilt 579 daycabs.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Understand G-town. It probably wouldn't hurt to really express you desire and want to come back in that letter. I hope its not a complete waste of time for you.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

I've been following your journey since you started this post. And I was looking forward to possibly seeing you, and millionmiler train. But to be honest Doug i agree with Old School. Move on. The only thing I'd be doing at this point that involved CRST is figuring out if I had to reimburse them, and as mentioned would be consulting a lawyer. And id also be applying to other large carriers, and explaining my situation. You never know. There are plenty of other great companies out there that have teams. Schneider is a good example. Any Schneider KW T680 you see around is a team. And if it didn't work out you would simply go solo whereas CRST is strictly team right? Either way good luck Doug, im pulling for ya.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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What really irritates you?

Hang in there Bruce were all "pulling"for you. Seriously be good to hear youre back on the road at some point,

Nothing irritates me as long as I can afford my anti-depressants.

Sleep apnea and cpap machines really irritate me.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Congress Introduces 65 MPH Speed Limiter For Trucks

Yes i understand that Laws already exist against cell phone usage and following too closely. As there are speed limits laws but yet here we are. Guy is wearing headphones so big ot looks like he should be working an airport runway fumbling with his phone but hey he is going 65. In my mind 2 questions still remain.

1. Why can't states determine the safe speed for their local environment and conditions? What makes the limits they set unsafe? What?

2. G-town made an excellent point and said "A marked increase for bunching and prolonged left hand lane running." Turtle races. We already have that everywhere how would this not make that even worse.?

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Congress Introduces 65 MPH Speed Limiter For Trucks

As mentioned 12 states are repealing the split speed limit law. It should be left up to the states. They have already determined the safe speed for their local environment and conditions. Let's say the law does go through. Is that it? 65 now and than what? 65 is too fast... 60 is too fast... 55 is too fast... Drivers aren't capable of being safe invest in these "driverless trucks"... Why not also address speed limits of 4 wheelers? Most trucks out there are already within that 65 to 67 range. The ATA should be concerned with things like cell phone usage and these tailgaters. I see WAY more of that than these supposed truckers going 100 miles an hour.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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What really irritates you?

One that gets me is when i signal to let someone over by turning my beams off then back on, never flash my brights. And they don't give a thanks back. Maybe that's silly.

But that one that really gets me is when i see drivers with their bare foot on the dashboard. How is that even comfortable? Maybe that one is silly too but both still bug the helll outta me.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Clear your info off the pump before you leave...

Wow, and eye opener forsure PlanB thanks for sharing. And major props to you for going out of your way to make sure the drivers info was cancelled out. I would agree more drivers than we would probably like to think would of just fueled up and left.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Getting hired with a ticket and misdemeanor

Editor's Note: Bird-one is not correct. 15 mph is considered reckless driving

To be honest Old School im pretty sure 25 mph and over is reckless. 15 is a hefty fine and points. I had one on my record when I applied for Schneider. But it was also over 2 yrs old so maybe that's why. How old is the ticket and misdemeanor Sean? And having that honorable discharge helps. I think somebody will hire you.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Tell me about being an electrician and / or truck driver

Thank you for your service Richard. My family is pretty much 2 professions. Truck driving, and construction. My grandfather was a pipefitter, and my uncle's are carpenters and an electrician. The carpenters been having a hard time for years. The electrician does very well for himself. Not too mention the endless side jobs he always seems to find. None of those trades really interest me growing up. Few years back though after considering wages and benefits available i took a leap, and became a union roofer apprentice in Chicago thinking i would like it. After 8 months i decided trucking was what i wanted. So besides the 8 months being wasted. It was no harm no foul. Tried it didn't like it moved on. Here in Chicago the Ibew is one of the top unions out here, and it is very hard to get into. Usually close to 1000 will show up for the test with only 100 or so open spots. Depends on their needs for the summer. If it were me, and i had an interest in being an Electrician and had an opportunity to apprentice. Id probably take it and give it a shot. Because trucking will always be here and will always have immediate opportunities. And ill be a little blunt here. Saw your profile says "alcohol junkie" not sure exactly what that means but that will not mix well at all with trucking. Good luck.

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