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    Norfolk, VA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 4 months ago

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Just started looking at a new way to fund life.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Unable To Make The Back?

Keep track of this thread. Cause after awhile if you find yourself scratching your head it will be the highlight of your week!!

Honestly I love it when I get to a place and I've really got to think about it, though it does tend to be few and far between these days.

Seriously the last time I got to a place like that a guy came walking out toward my truck and said "Hey you got to" and I cut him off and said don't tell me!!

Those little puzzles are the highlights of my day.

And just to add to G-town's comment, while your looking at Google maps... look for tire marks. Those will usually tell you all you need to know.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Welp, headed to Springfield on Sunday

RELAX!! If you've put half of the effort into it... You've got it just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Posted:  1 month ago

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How to stay on restricted diets while on the road?

If your worried about it look into Huel. Human fuel.. Meal replacement that you can mix as needed. 500 calorie serving has about 410mg of Sodium. Which could be lower but would work just fine for you. And it's probably a fraction of fried anything.

It's alot easier to scare yourself out of doing something than it is to just nut up and do it.

Also it will work to help you gain wieght or lose it. You just need a scale and to pay attention to what it's doing for you.

Also you can add fruits, water, milk or whatever you want really. Start slow so use it to skip a meal a day for awhile then skip two and so on.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Another blown tire

I'm curious as to what PSI your hammer told you the tire was at?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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80 hour tanker class

You've probably got more in the fuel tanks than in the trailer. Companies that take on new tanker drivers will have some sort of training to go with it. Mine was a few videos, a test or two and then a couple training loads of wax (doesn't move around a lot) where I drove alone to the receiver and my trainer met me and showed me how to off load.

If you've got some significant time behind the wheel just find a company that will take you on. They'll do the rest.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Cleanliness

Raineys truck parts. They have the weathertech mates for a cascadia. They are also very proud of them.

Posted:  3 months ago

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What are the longest lasting working gloves?

Depends on what your doing with them. I pull a food grade tanker and the best I've found are the CAT gloves with a rubber palm. Why? Cause they're only 10 dollars a pair and every time I unload it's a coin toss as to rather I'll have to throw them away because some of the stuff I unload will not come off. Or it turns rubber into goo in a few days with heat.

So depending on what you do don't focus on it lasting forever.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Learned a valuable lesson today

Generally speaking if you can open the hood from outside the truck (not a Volvo) you can stand on the front tire and use the "unlock a truck" kit sold at most truckstops in less than 2 minutes.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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10 speed to a 13

Currently in an International Prostar 10 will be going into a kw t660 starting next week. A driver is going to give me a rundown before hand but curious if it's a big jump between the two?

YouTube to the rescue!!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Advice needed to start this career

More or less the idea is anything but a tanker at first. A van or a reefer or even a flatbed. None of them will you experience surge with. And that's really the concern. With your experience in school imagine going downhill and trying slow down by hitting the brakes, only to speed up.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Just missed my first $1,000 net paycheck

Just own it Don!! And I'm going to spoil it for you... you'll continue to make new personal records for awhile to come. And it still feels awesome!

Thanks for showing up at just the right time Don, I've been looking for this post for about half and hour!

I'm currently just as excited as when you originally posted this. For driver appreciation week my company gave everyone across the board a raise. In November or December I was supposed to get a .02 cent raise. Now in October I get a .05 cent raise and I'll still get that. 02 in Nov or Dec.

So.. like I said years later you'll still be making personal records.

Can't wait to see what this looks like!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Hello, I need help finding cdl Training. [request from a very obnoxious dude]

How do we end up with the funniest sssstuff here?

OP... stick to robbing women. You don't seem particularly good at it but it's whatcha know.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Tanker as opposed to Linehaul

I'll also add that (and this may just be my company?) I have several 14hr days a week. Between washouts and deliveries or loadouts it just seems to happen more than when I was a freight hauler. So.. thats also something to think about.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Tanker as opposed to Linehaul

No I love it there. I was just interested in the challange of tank. Like I said it's my first driving job and experience is probably key with different trailers, tanker, dry van flat bed. If an opportunity comes up I didn't want to turn it down though due to lack of knowledge. I live I New Jersey so there are plenty of companies around but we hope to move in the next couple years to north or south Carolina. I appreciate all the interest an help everyone has to offer.

Could you transfer with R and L? I did about the same thing your doing. I started asking questions about 6 months out. And I also moved to the Carolinas.😆

I run food grade tanker. I'm not sure I'd want to go back to a dry van. But with that said R and L is a great company. So be sure it's worth the jump to you.

Surge is just a word on a DMV test... until you feel it for the first time.

I won't lie. I've felt it enough that it has scared the crap out of me. I now drive slower than old people xxxk. But I do like getting out and doing more than just swinging barn doors.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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20 Signs You Might Be A Serious Truck Driver

Dial it back there, Captain Stereotype. You're completely off the mark across the board.

So? I'm not the only one?

All I took away from this is that OP has at one point or another taken a dump in his truck "at least" once.wtf-2.gif

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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20 Signs You Might Be A Serious Truck Driver

Well... most of that list leaves me out.

Guess I'll just have to continue faking it.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Late to CRST?

At the very least pass all of Bretts tests several times. Reread Old Schools post. Your not locked into anything yet, cancelling wont hurt you.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Why run from CRST??

I got my cdl with CRST, listen to Old School. Trying to sleep while the other person who just got their cdl is driving is pretty scary all around. I'll bet your bed doesn't hit pot holes or take exits to fast. And at first it's not a big deal cause your still excited. But after a few weeks your exhausted, this is when it gets dangerous.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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I need real advice here.

I have taken enough urine tests to know that the little black strip on the bottom is the one that records the temperature of the urine. I have never ever had one that was a cold sample. I have had more of them than I can count on hands and toes. I am a former addict and 3 time convicted felon. However I came out of the depths of hell alive and have had a good run in the trucking industry. I will say this, you cannot BS a BS’R you are only fooling yourself. How come you didn’t say anything at that moment and give another U/A? If I was as adamant as you are on here, you really should have been that adamant then at that moment and subjected yourself to another U/A. Those temp gauges or the thermometer the nurse used was probably pretty accurate.

I hope for the sake of everyone out on the road that you never get behind the wheel of a semi when you have that crap in your system. To many holes in the story and past posts leads us to believe differently about what you are saying and how it all went down. I am very glad that companies and clinics are getting better at detecting this kind of stuff.

Just be glad it happened the way it did, and not after a major catastrophe. You saved yourself some serious headaches

And for the record, Jason deserves a gold star!!

The man has been there done that and still called BS. Jason good on you for getting out of it!!

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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I need real advice here.

What is strange I just had a random DA and alcohol tests. I was talking to the lady and she said the guy before me had a cold sample. She said that since it was on his own insurance and not a company she had to accept it. WTH

Thanks for digging up this post, I had forgot all about it on my vacation. I never read some of the other posts and did for entertainment purposes. I know of Suboxone because of a cousin, excoworkers son, and an inlaw.

Times are rough. And while I understand that times are the way they are , I refuse to not call BS when I see or hear it.

For the original poster you may infact be sober, I don't know. But if you are you should've done your homework sooner and figured out how long they go back. And your specimen wouldn't be cold for no reason. You still tried to cheat.

Get clean. And come back. It's not a week or two... try a year or two. Hopefully someone will give you a shot at that time. GOOD LUCK!

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