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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New CDL, no experience, need direction advice

With 2 DUI'S we'd have never recommended paying for your own school as they'll easily take your money and no guarantee of being able to get a job.

Many companies will not hire anyone with one DUI much less 2. Some will hire after a number of years.

I'm so sorry you didn't get advice here sooner, but it is what it is.

Apply literally everywhere that hires new inexperienced cdl holders. The reviews wont matter, as previously stated, you don't have the luxury of being choosy. TransAm, Pam, whoever.

We do have a list on the forum of companies that hire with a DUI.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Is this something new or has it always been.

Yep Mikey is correct. Don't falsify your logs. Fueling must be done "on duty". I've NEVER seen DOT camped out in any truckstop (being snarky here, because I absolutely have).

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Flatbed Jobs for a Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 foot flatbed ?

This forum is geared towards helping new and prospective company drivers navigate cdl school, company training and that first year.

I sincerely doubt anyone here would have too much knowledge about a hot shot. You you have your own authority and elogs?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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5 years went by fast!!!

Congratulations on reaching the 5 year mark!

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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8 Hour Rule Change

Be careful with the new rules. We've already had a driver get cited for logs during an inspection.

Idk about everyone else's company, but mine will automatically pause the 14 hour clock on any 2 or 3 hour break. The problem is, with no 7 or 8 hour sleeper berth period, that 2 or 3 hour off duty pause, doesn't count. I've heard other companies the drivers have to check a box saying that 2 or 3 hours will be paired with a sleeper berth period and THEN, it will pause that 14 hour clock.

Be aware of what time you started your 14 hour clock and make sure you don't exceed that, unless you're doing a split break. Your elogs may or may not accurately reflect your remaining time. Also you can be on duty not driving to fulfill that 30 minute break. Personally I like my 30 minute break off duty because I typically use that for lunch or restroom break.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New trucker BOL question

Most of our freight is prepaid, meaning West Side gets their money before we haul it. However, if we don't scan our paperwork, then we don't get paid for that trip. We also use transflo app do its really simple to do. We are asked to keep bols at least until we get paid for that trip, but preferably 30 days.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Reefer Parking

Reefer drivers and people who idle can park by me anytime. For whatever reason, I sleep better with all the noise. Could be because years ago (22ish) when my ex and I had a small trucking company we pulled reefers and idled.. when I'd go on the truck, if it was quiet, that meant trouble lol. Of course reefers were much noisier back then. Same thing with sleeping when the truck is moving.. rocks me right to sleep and always has, providing whoever is driving is experienced and I trust their driving.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Finding a new job with a preventable accidents on my record

I cannot even begin to reply kindly so i won't. My other half.. an extremely experienced driver and mechanic says the coolant tank on top of the op's shoulders must have exploded.

I fully agree with BobCat.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Freightliner Cascadia started getting check in when goes up the hill

He had to have sensor that read def injection pressure replaced. Have it checked for faults in your dpf system.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Freightliner Cascadia started getting check in when goes up the hill

My other half says it's related to sensor in pdf system. It's probably saying DEF is low when its actually not. Could be sensor for DEF level or a pressure sensor.

He's been driving 25 years, is also a mechanic, and has had a cascadia do that before.

Hope this helps.

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