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Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Drivers who speed up when you Pass

Personally, I agree that it is annoying when a driver is trying to pass at a half mile over. Chances are you are going to be impeding traffic with multiple cars tailgating you, being in a lane you're not supposed to be in. And chances are they are going to gun it back to 65 anyways the second you try to pass. Not worth it in my opinion.

Posted:  5 days, 3 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

Rob pretty much summed it up. I dont understand Marc what makes you think you have any bargaining chips at this point. If a company like Rhoel comes and says "Hey Marc we'd be happy to have you but you're going to have to start from square one with permit holders" Is that going to really be a deal breaker for you? Schneider gave you a shot to do it the way you wanted and you were unable. You are not going to be able to pick up where you left off with Hunt.

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

I agree. That maybe your only option at this point Marc.

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Just not turning in my license and endorsements to start over!

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Why not? You really have zero experience. You're going to re-learn everything anyways it's just a test. You passed it before why cant you again with more practice? The CDL you currently possess is more or less useless. To be honest if I were in your situation I'd find any company that's willing to take me on and do whatever it is they ask of me.

Posted:  5 days, 19 hours ago

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Another trucking company closes.

Wow, I didn't realize it was that. I guess companies shutting down are old news this year.

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In the first half of 2019, around 640 trucking companies went bankrupt, according to industry data from Broughton Capital LLC. That's more than triple the amount of bankruptcies from the same period last year — 175.

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Trucking Companies that Went Bankrupt in 2019

Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Another trucking company closes.

HVH transportation shut down abruptly about two weeks ago. CEO cited insurance rates that sky rocketed from last year.

https://www.ttnews.com/articles/hvh-transportation-denver-closes

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Safety Concerns

Doesn't matter what your employer "insists" its your rear end if anything happens. I also drove a 26 footer for about 8 months. Inspections really don't take that long on them at all. As long as you are managing your time it shouldn't be an issue anyways. Same for when you tip over on an on or off ramp because you were unstable. Ultimately YOU accepted the load. Not too surprised though, typical of a construction company. Bottom line you are responsible for everything. Never allow yourself to be forced into doing something you are not comfortable with.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

Jesus Marc... I'm shocked. Can you go into more detail?

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Can anyone tell me if the Knob you add to the Steering Wheel is illegal

I don't believe they are. I do believe some companies though do not allow them. I'd start there. Check what the policies are. Or safety.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Chain season is upon us.

Exactly, or you're asking for a hefty fine.

One thing I just thought about that the newest drivers may not be aware of is even if your company policy is, "We Don't Ever Use Chains", you must carry the required amount on your truck when the chain season begins. That's each state, no matter what the temperature may be.

Some states go from September thru mid-June.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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What Would You Do In This Situation?

"So Old School did the right thing. He did the obvious and predictable thing. He pulled into the available space ahead of him. Old School should not have stayed on his side of the tracks and held up traffic. It's not his job to manipulate the surrounding vehicles. He's not a traffic cop. It's his job to drive his own vehicle safely and predictably, and that's what he did. Nothing more, nothing less."

That right there sums it up for me personally. You could "what if" this alot of different ways. Had this driver gotten hit and than came along TT asking for advice on what to do next. I don't believe the response would of been anything other than why did YOU pull onto a set of railroad tracks when you obviously had no room to cross? That's how I look at it. Old School did as he should of.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Heartland buys Millis

Surprised me to. Hope it all works out for them. My ole man drove for them back in the early 2000's. Great company than, great company today.

I will be honest I did not think that Heartland could afford 150 million in cash.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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How old were you when you started driving truck?

25

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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What Would You Do In This Situation?

Foolish is an understatement. I about had a nervous breakdown reading this. Crazy how it seems these days you have to not only drive for four wheelers around you but fellow truck drivers. I've keep going back on forth on this. Since you were already pulled behind the grain hauler im guessing you have no way to pull around him and move up. So I guess the only other answer would be you be the one to stop before the tracks?

Posted:  1 month ago

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My first REAL screwup

Same thing happened to me Grumpy about 2 months ago. Never had the time too post about it. Almost put 41000 pounds of milk on the ground. I pulled in the yard, popped the brakes and went to start rolling the landing gear. A warehouse worker came over to talk and it completely threw me off. It started raining hard and on that particular day I forgot my rain jacket and thought CRAP so ran over pulled the pin, pulled the airlines and well you know the rest. Just missed it. Now whenever it's time to drop a trailer I go straight to the landing gear regardless of what's going on around me. All in a matter of 10 seconds almost gave myself a very bad day.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Youtube videos

Thing is Midnight you are going to go to cdl school on a high horse because you binge watched YouTube videos but what will happen is you will end up with bad habits before you even start. And the cdl instructor will give you a prompt boot outta the truck when you tell him you're doing something you're way because that's how Indiana Jack does it on the tube. You need to go in with a clear open mind.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Pass My Annual Review With Schneider

I do in fact believe he means a road test. I do know when I was going through orientation and conducting a "test" on the driver simulator there were experienced team drivers waiting to jump on.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Car haul update

Bump... Hows it been going out there JuiceBox?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Multiple stop, route optimization gps

Check out Route4Me on the app store.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Starting with Schneider (WHQ) September 3rd!

Headquarters I believe which would be Green Bay. And awesome news Marc Good luck! J miss the heck outta Schneider.

What is "WHQ", Marc?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO FORWARD TRAFFIC WARNING!!

If you pause it at about 41 seconds he easily had over a full truck length to get over. Not even so as an attempt to move over. At least signal and try. And it looks like by the time that 4 wheeler comes into view he is already on the brakes in anticipation of that offending truck needing to get over. I'm certainty not defending the other guy. Not sure what he was thinking. And another thing is not sure what the laws are in New York but if this was in Illinois every truck not in that left lane by the time they passing an emergency vehicle they are getting ticketed.

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