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    IL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    3 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  4 hours, 36 minutes ago

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Am I Being Paid Enough?

Are you getting overtime pay as well? I'd say be happy you're getting hourly. Alot of jobs like that are salary where you working 12 to 14 hour days and barely getting paid for 8. And like Big Scott said that first year of safe driving will open more doors for you.

Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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So this happened

Awesome news juicebox. I was actually briefly talking to a car hauler the other day while fueling. He had a very nice Pete that he actually was putting in a show which I didn't even realize could be done. Getting off topic here anyways glad to hear it's all working out!

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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Cb alternative

No CWC I haven't heard of it before which was why I was asking, nor have I heard of "CB channel 19". I do not have one but will probably be investing in one soon that's what the point of asking about it was. I kind find many drivers these days to begin with that have a cb that I can ask these questions about. Appreciate the input though.

Posted:  4 days, 1 hour ago

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Cb alternative

I'm curious when you say app how does such a thing work? Synced from your phone to the cb? How widely used is it among drivers?

Posted:  4 days, 10 hours ago

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Route 30 shutdown in both directions

Yeah unfortunately I'll still be running a load. Curious, if you end up not running are you still getting some sort of pay for that day?

Posted:  4 days, 17 hours ago

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Route 30 shutdown in both directions

Alot of interesting little towns through there. And you're right about this weekend. Saturday in particular I think we're going to get SLAMMED.

Posted:  4 days, 20 hours ago

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Route 30 shutdown in both directions

Yeah 65 can get nasty, especially that stretch. I'm actually at Rensselaer every Wednesday delivering a lone pallet of milk to a Strack and van til. Than rt 16 back to Huntington.

Both route 30 and 5 were a mess today.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Route 30 shutdown in both directions

Rt 30 just outside of Warsaw in case anyone is heading that way. Completely avoid it multiple semi crash reported with one turned over. And a crash on the detour route that was made to go around. Stay safe out there. Very slippery.

Posted:  6 days, 12 hours ago

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Jake brake in icy conditions?

Thanks Dave, and to everyone else who took the time to answer.

Icy conditions? Not even once! Never ever use the jake break on ice! Slow and smooth is the key to running on ice. Super smooth shifts and the same goes for breaking.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Jake brake in icy conditions?

Thanks everybody for answering that. Much appreciated.

Saturday with all that snow, watched a truck in front of me starting to loose it on the off ramp. How he recovered not sure. What was for sure was he was going to fast into the ramp. But in the event you do start sliding on an off ramp, is there anything you can really do besides what has already been said?

Posted:  1 week ago

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Jake brake in icy conditions?

I was curious about using it in snow or ice. I have heard you can use it no problem, and other drivers say not too. Said it would do damage but didn't specify what kind. Which is correct? If it is okay does it help to use in the event you are sliding. Was something that was really never explained to me.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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What are some hobbies you do?

That's interesting G-town. Back in 2014 while taking some night classes at ccbc in Baltimore, lived there briefly. I worked during the day at MB Klein. Probably the largest model train provider in the world. Couldn't believe just how many different scales of trains they had. Ever do business with them?

I’ll try and post some new truck model photos today...for you new folks on here, I’ve been modeling HO scale trucks for over 30 years.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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I have an orientation date at Wolding!

Awesome Grump excited for you. Are you going to do a diary?

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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I have an orientation date at Wolding!

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Schneider vs us xpress

That bonus will most likely spread out throughout the year. And as far as offering higher starting pay. I wasn't making more than an entry level otr driver. Keep in mind you can only move as fast as the stores unload you. Which normally took hours at a time. Also, it's regional so miles are short. Example all of my runs were Joilet, Il to no farther east than Ohio and no farther west than Missouri.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Fired for accident and not sure what to do.

To be honest Ian it sounds like from some of your comments you are already done with trucking. Me personally, I think what you should have said I have x amount of experience with this company. Was let go for a PREVENTABLE accident. Learned from it and now need help finding a new job. Not your explanation for fatigue or bashing your former company. But then also saying that you want to go back, I can't understand that either. And the responses you got would have been very different. Bobcat was ready to give you a list of possible companies. Like I was saying there will be a company somewhere in the Chicagoland area that will hire you. Up to you to find it. Good luck.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Fired for accident and not sure what to do.

Agree with Big t and Grump. Now if anything I guess it does help that you are from Chicago. As am I, there are definitely no shortage of a variety of jobs out here. Linehaul MIGHT be a possibility for you but I'm honestly not sure with that accident. Bobcat can probably touch on that. You'll be able to find something you are just going to have to do the research.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Two right turn lanes....

Came across this last night and thought I would bump. I agree with Dave it was a great thread. Very interesting read.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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What is a "second division" vehicle?

I just beat you to the punch really G-Town. Because you would of caught it probably 5 minutes later. You have the knack to catch people in their bs. I guess all do know for sure about "Todd" is where he is from. I thought I was done with him but can stomach watching the Ravens anymore.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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What is a "second division" vehicle?

Curious Mr. Groves you said "hi, from Sacramento" but the gps tracker has you currently outside of Boise? Just visiting I'm guessing? Also a another member on this forum Todd Holmes is from that same area. Happen to know him?

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