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  • Location:
    IL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 4 months ago

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Posted:  20 hours, 59 minutes ago

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Share A Cool Moment From Your Day

Man that is cool. How high up are you? Looks high but kinda hard to tell. Unfortunately, nothing like that around Chicago except for starved Rock. Which according to legend got it's name from when a group of Europeans starved out a Native American tribe.

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Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Boyd bros. Update.

Great update Big Holli. Have you seen any of their International Lonestar veteran truck's? I've only had a chance to see one in person and it sure was sharp.

Posted:  1 day, 9 hours ago

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Downstream Affect of Laziness and/or Ambivalence

A very productive post. Just this morning two trailers I have pulled both had one. The top picture is on an older trailer and sits just about the mirror but the one on bottom is pretty much plain view.

Curious though how responsive is the system or rather when does it activate. The trailer I just got done pulling had a tire that was looking alittle low but ended up being okay.

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Posted:  1 day, 21 hours ago

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Went solo today, new Cascadia with collision avoidance system

Hey Susan I believe i saw a good multi organizer at Pilot? Might be what you're looking for. I got mine from pep boys but it would be too small for you. And I hear you on the steering wheel cover. Mine was 40 dollars. Is nice though

Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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Why you should always check your fifth wheel.

You have to be a real booger eater Jones to pull something like that. Pun intended. I could never do that. Drivers catches one on dash cam. If you haven't seen that video it's below.

https://youtu.be/uTMQJWKyvqg

Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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Ride Along On The Road With Old School

Just came across. And it was a cool Post. Not too many other professions where bringing your kiddo or family member to work would be as cool as this.

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Must I take health insurance if I already have the VA?

No you can opt out. I've never used any insurance other than the VA until recently when the insurance my company was offering was cheaper than what my wife was using for her and our daughter. Only now I'll have double coverage which is still something I need to look into.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Heading for Swift in Fontana, Ca.

Congrats man and good luck. And Clean jeans and a button up shirt or polo should be more than fine.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Another horrific crash in Southern Illinois.

Driver of the truck and a 72 yr old volunteer were killed. The coach was airlifted from the scene but is listed in stable condition at this time. 8 girls were on the bus and taken to the hospital with none life threatening injuries. Divine intervention there.

Still investigating on why the driver was driving opposite direction.

Posted:  5 days, 1 hour ago

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Another horrific crash in Southern Illinois.

Accident was in the Bloomington- normal area on i-74. Semi truck was heading the opposite direction of the highway resulting in a head on collision with a school bus of a girls jv basketball team. Below was an excerpt from a driver who barely missed him. Link on the bottom.

Lupe Guerrero of Bristow, Okla., was driving his semi west on I-74 and said he and another truck narrowly avoided the wayward semi.

He told The Pantagraph via Facebook early Thursday morning that he saw the truck in front of him swerve violently, then "shortly after that is when I saw the blue semi heading straight towards me. I also made a violent maneuver to avoid being hit and barely missed him.

"I was looking through my rearview mirror and saw when he hit the bus behind me. It made a very loud, thunderous noise."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pantagraph.com/news/local/dead-after-unit-team-bus-semi-crash-head-on-on/article_b6dd9336-35cc-5cd9-afcd-f8126252d140.amp.html#ampf=undefined

Posted:  6 days ago

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My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

It's a small world, I live 5 minutes from that Pilot. Not a very big though that's for sure

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

Are you still there Jamie? I'm literally on the next street over lol

Posted:  6 days, 2 hours ago

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Our First Weekly *Ask Me Anything Friday*

Two questions Brett, one that I've been curious about since i joined this forum. And that would be:

Why did you leave the the road, and do you ever see yourself going back?

Second, did you ever see yourself being a driver manager or anything relatable to that?

If any of these have been addressed, apologies.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Got my CDL back!

Awesome man, exciting stuff. Good luck on your return.

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Schneider or Roehl?

Both a great companies. They actually have terminals right next to each other in Gary. Only difference I can think of is Rhoel had some unique schedules while on the road. Maybe Schneider had that also I was just never aware. I'll let Jamie do the rest.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Choosing a school

I think what Patrick is trying to say is it would be silly to let those benefits dry up. You have something like 10 years to use them and I've certainly heard of people never even making an attempt use it. Uncle Sam got his now the veteran needs to get there's. For the record i also didn't use mine. I saw the paid cdl program as a way to save them. For now anyways.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Steering wheel cover

Yeah that was the one I heard works well. Not to say the others mentioned don't

I always used the old style where you wrap the strip around it in a spiral. It doesn't shift and I thought it was really comfortable.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Steering wheel cover

Yeah that Ta in Gary off of Burr St has a decent selection also. I've heard that ones that you have to stitch in don't shift at all, but not sure on that either.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Steering wheel cover

Curious if anybody here uses one? I've heard they will eventually stretch out, and become loose. Wanted to see if that's the case. Thanks.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Questions about job offer I received, how does the pay stand up to other places?

Right move on wanting solo. Surprised they don't have regular otr available. I'm pretty sure that is essentially what you will be doing for this national dedicated position. I agree with everyone else 140 is low

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