Profile For Hrothgar

Hrothgar's Info

  • Location:
    NC

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 3 months ago

Hrothgar's Bio

Tanker yanker

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Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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CB Issues

Okay. Thanks for the info. Hopefully I can get by a shop soon.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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CB Issues

Hi, guys

I am having trouble with my CB and was wondering if anyone could lend a hand.

I bought a Cobra 29lx off eBay and when I first hooked it up, it gave me an antenna warning message when I keyed the mic.

Not I can hear people coming in, but they can't hear me when I talk out.

The test for the antenna passes but the RF output power fails.

I'm in a 2013 Mack and using the stock coax and antenna system.

Thanks!

Posted:  6 years ago

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Tanker

Hello, all. I was wondering if any of you pull a liquid bulk tanker? I currently work for a local company but I'm looking to make more money OTR. There is a Superior Carriers and Heniff within 15 miles of my home in NC. I would like to go out west if possible. Anyone have additional info on pay, etc? Their websites don't provide much info, so I plan on also contacting a recruiter soon. Thanks!

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Stupid question about hazmat placards

I pull a tanker and sometimes I have to switch placards regularly. My placard holders usually lock the placard in place and won't fly out, but if I feel the clamp isn't strong enough, I'll use clear tape around the inside edges for added support. Remember that clear tape is the best, so DOT can't claim that part of the placard is being covered.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Info on Superior Carriers

Hello, all I am considering switching to Superior Carriers, which handles hauling liquid bulk in a tanker. I currently work for a tanker company and been here 7 months. It is mostly local with some regional occasionally. But it just doesn't pay all that great.

Before speaking with a recruiter, I was wondering if anyone here has experience with Superior Carriers.

What are the trucks equipped with? What kind of transmissions? Is it all 48 states?

What is generally the loading and unloading process? What kind of customers are usually dealt with. How is pay?

I'm specific to Superior because they have a terminal 20 miles from my house. Heniff does as well.

Any info would be great! Thanks for this awesome forum!

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Intermodal Trucking

I've been trying to gather info on intermodal. Do any of you do it and/or know anything about it? I live in a town with a decent sized port. I'm not sure how profitable an o/o intermodal business can be.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Melton Orientation Soon

So on Friday morning, I catch a Greyhound to Birmingham, Alabama for orientation. I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't be nervous. I know I have tons to learn. Anyways, wish me luck, guys. And thanks again for all the great information you all have provided.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Orientation Scheduled

I'll keep you updated.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Orientation Scheduled

Thanks guys.

Ernie, that would be great if timing would work out that way. I truthfully think I would be an awesome student. I'm easy going and easy to put up with.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Orientation Scheduled

Thanks, Realist. I need to quit worrying about it. Worrying won't help me any. I'm more anxious to see what life as an OTR driver is.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Orientation Scheduled

I'll be on my way to orientation with Melton September 21. I'm definitely nervous, yet excited. I know I have tons to learn and hopeful that I get the job. I'm thankful for all the great info on this forum.

I've had a CDL for 2 years but never drove a manual. My recruiter didn't think that would be a problem. For some reason I was stressing myself out about that. Anyways, thanks guys!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Getting Home

Awesome guys! I really appreciate such detailed responses. I knew I came to the right place. I always thought the trailer had to be dropped off at the terminal. Thanks!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Getting Home

Hi, I have a question for you all. I live in NC and I have orientation with a company whos closest terminal to me is in Alabama (8 hours away). I already know I won't be going home too often, but when I do, how will I get there? I plan on asking my recruiter soon, but maybe someone here has had the same experience. Thanks!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Standard Trans Training

Hi guys. I am currently searching for a company to drive for. I'm leaning towards Maverick or Melton. Anyways, I've brought this topic up recently. I now work for a local company who only has automatic transmissions. I really want to learn a 10 speed. I posted an add on Craigslist looking for someone that could train me. Anyone have other ideas? Thanks!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Getting Hired After Orientation

Hey guys, I really appreciate the comments. The reason I want to learn how to drive a standard is so one day when I find a better company to drive for (hopefully) I won't be limited, or have to go into a training phase. Also, I don't believe my state (NC) puts a restriction for transmission type. Thanks a lot guys!

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Getting Hired After Orientation

Hi, guys and gals. I'm new to Trucking Truth and love it. I have found great information and am very thankful.

I have a question that has probably been discussed a million times, but hoping someone can shed some light.

I currently work at a company as a local delivery driver but I would like to go OTR. I did not attend a school; I got my CDL through my employer. However I have some issues. I'm worried that after orientation/training, a company will decide not to hire me. That would leave me unemployed, when I could've just stayed with my current company. I'm trying to weigh out the risk.

I've had my Class A CDL for about 2 years. Within my first year, I had a minor accident in a commercial vehicle which involved me backing into a moving vehicle. Very unfortunate. I was not ticketed, no tow trucks were involved and no initial injuries reported. I haven't heard anything about it from my company since.

I spoke with a recruiter at Melton and she said I was invited to orientation and to ride with a trainer. I know this doesn't guarantee employment.

What are the chances that I get turned down?

Also, to make matters worse, my employer's equipment only features automatic Volvo D13 day cabs. Therefore I need training to operate a manual. Not sure if this would be an issue. But our trailers are 53 feet.

I have no criminal convictions. I have no moving violations since 2009. Never any traffic convictions.

Thanks!!

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