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    IL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    4 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  4 hours, 41 minutes ago

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Hey Rob. D

Its Saturday. Shouldn't be too much traffic. How about 4ish?

Posted:  15 hours, 13 minutes ago

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I have New News to Tell You! Know how I always wanted to do this in trucking.....

Congratulations Victor. Stay motivated out there.

Posted:  1 day, 9 hours ago

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Hey Rob. D

Steels toe boots are fine but not required. Gloves depending on how hands on you want to be. I plan on showing you everything I know. Dress warm

I typically start extremely early. No later than 430 if possible.

Posted:  3 days, 12 hours ago

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Hey Rob. D

Hey were all good Rob. I'll have paperwork for you on the morning of.

Posted:  4 days, 6 hours ago

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Hey Rob. D

Hey Rob, sorry man I've been busy. Been running hard and the owner has been out for the past 2 weeks. I know I said Wednesday but I'll know tomorrow. Haven't forgotten about ya.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Hey Rob. D

I'll know for sure on Wednesday Rob. As soon as I know I'll let you know.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Paper logs

Well speak for yourself there Greg. I've been on paper for a year and a half now and love it. They are plain and simple. And no, nothing to do with breaking the law.

To answer your question Steven there are still outfits out there that are able to run without them but are scarce. And also how they are maintaining there equipment is something to check into. Truck itself does not need to be 20 years old. Only the engine. Which needs to be 99 or older. Good luck.

Why in the world is paper logs a requirement? I recently had to be on paper for 2 days and I absolutely hated it.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Hey Rob. D

Yeah probably Rob, I havent had a chance to talk to the owner. I should be able to on Monday. You'll probably just sign it before we roll out. I'll let you know though.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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High-hooking a trailer

I'll give you the complete rundown Rob. Gash in the head included. rofl-3.gif

Bird-one,

I'm hoping you'll show me the technique January 25.

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Agree. Schneider taught cranking the trailer down to the center of the fifth wheel till you couldn't see daylight. I try and do that every time. I say "try" because I know G-town remembers my post when the crank handle smacked me in the head and split my eyebrow open. It was from me trying lower a reefer with 40k in the box. It was goingno where. It was probably low enough too but my ocd said otherwise. No shame in trying to find the spotter so you can get a lift.

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Actually in the official Swift video I watched, "proper height" is when the front edge of the trailer is pretty much on level with the center of the 5th wheel. Whatever works for you!

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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High-hooking a trailer

Agree. Schneider taught cranking the trailer down to the center of the fifth wheel till you couldn't see daylight. I try and do that every time. I say "try" because I know G-town remembers my post when the crank handle smacked me in the head and split my eyebrow open. It was from me trying lower a reefer with 40k in the box. It was goingno where. It was probably low enough too but my ocd said otherwise. No shame in trying to find the spotter so you can get a lift.

Actually in the official Swift video I watched, "proper height" is when the front edge of the trailer is pretty much on level with the center of the 5th wheel. Whatever works for you!

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Hey Rob. D

Yeah should work for me Rob.

Bird one,

I will be back in Chicago the weekend of January 25.

Would January 25 work for a ride along?

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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CFI Finisher Help!

Hey Cecilia, I was just about to post seeing how you were doing. These things happen. Good on you for staying in shape. Just had some bad luck sounds like. Last year I was walking to my truck, walked off a step and my foot went sideways into a crack. I was positive I broke it but was okay. Iced it and wore a brace for a few days. You can get a lot of helpful stuff at a Walgreen's. Personally I would tough it out if at all possible. At least till you're solo.

Maybe even mention it too them now so its not a surprise later. Or maybe not. Not sure on that one.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Hey Rob. D

Yeah Rob, all works for me.

Bird-one,

A ride along sounds great.

Maybe I could even do an air brake test. It would be nice to actually see in action what I've been reading over and over.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Hey Rob. D

Yeah man whenever. I'll be around. We could probably setup a ride along too if you ever want. On a Saturday when I'm running a local route.

Bird -One,

My schedule will be too tight this weekend, so it will be hard to meet up.

Next time?

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Yearly Pay Numbers for 2019

Had a great year. When I first started trucking I was worried if I'd be able to make good money. Last year answered that question. Deductions are blue cross blue shield (family). How'd you do?

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Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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TMC CDL (in-house) training day 1

How did your year end up turning out Solo?

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Truck stop

Yeah that probably has a lot to do with it. BTW not to hijack this thread but curious does OD let you use your own antenna?

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Truck stop

Did he scrape a truck or just stuck? I'm sure you remember the Loves on route 30 in Plymouth. Was pulling in the entrance that an oversize could pull into and have plenty of room. Had a driver in front of me pull in make a hard left and scrape the nose of a Pete who was legally parked. Made no sense at all.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Hey Rob. D

Only reason why I wanted to meet up with Rob was to make sure he wasn't in Rainy's dungeon. He appeared well feed and hydrated. Haha on a serious note we kinda blew it off. Kicking myself for not getting one. Next time.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Hey Rob. D

You there pointing out torque rods and air compressor. You are way ahead of the curve Rob. Keep that up and school will be a breeze.

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