Profile For Joseph D.

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  • Location:
    Algonquin, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Unwritten Trucker Pro-Tips (Feat. Kearsey)

A very simple rule. When backing, keep the trailer tight to the side you can see.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Someone is having a bad day

https://www.reddit.com/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/d3ovsf/trucker_driving_a_truck_illegal_for_residential/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Tempur-sealy

Hey Jeremy, not sure where you are located but look into companies like Pepsi, coke, frito lay etc. Also any kind of grocery distributing companies. You may already know this, but just thought I’d throw it out there. Craigslist can also be good sometimes. I found my current driving job on Craigslist (been here 3 years now). I Work 8-10 hours a day. Home every night. made $70k last year. Best of luck!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Interesting T-Shirt Sighting

Lol I deliver (milk) to 10 Jewel-Oscos everyday. They are the Kroger of the greater Chicago area. Those shirts are the real thing. They like to promote there safety to the public.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Working during the holidays?

I worked today (Xmas eve), started at 430am. Delivered 24 pallets of milk to 8 grocery stores around Chicago. Back in my personal vehicle at 1230pm. Double pay today and off for Xmas day. Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Don’t make the same mistake I did.

I hold down the right lane when I can. Unfortunately in and around Chicago right lanes can be very dangerous for many different reasons.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Don’t make the same mistake I did.

Thanks Turtle. It will definitely test your patience on a day to day basis. Day cab and a 48ft reefer just barely fits into all of my stops.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Don’t make the same mistake I did.

I appreciate everyone’s kind words. There is no disappointment like self disappointment lol. 3 years into driving in and around Chicago and still learning everyday.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Don’t make the same mistake I did.

Had a minor incident today. Heading northbound on a tight 4 lane road. I was in the left lane coming up on a fresh green light. My lane is moving faster then the right lane at this point. As I’m approaching the intersection I notice the small box truck facing me in the opposing left turn lane. He is very tight to the yellow line on an already very tight stretch of road. On my right side there is another semi going slower than I am. I was concerned about my driver side mirror hitting the small box trucks driver side mirror. As I went through the intersection I had to jerk left to miss his mirror but in doing so I clipped the driver side mirror of the semi on my right. My mirror bent in and the bottom mounting bracket busted. After hitting the mirror I quickly turned on my flashers and found a safe place to pull over to asses the situation. I set the brakes and jumped out of the cab To talk to the other driver. He gives me 2 thumbs up and waves me off and continues on with his day. I couldn’t have been more thankful for this. I’m so happy he had no damage. THIS WAS 100% AVOIDABLE ON MY PART. I was in a hurry and let my guard done. I learned a lot from this stupid mistake. All I had to do was slow down. I was able to secure my mirror with a roll of duct tape to get me through my day until I made it back to the shop. Please learn from my mistake. I am so very lucky it turned out like it did. My boss understood and basically told me to just make sure it gets fixed. Let my dumb mistake be a learning scenario for you. I was very disappointed in myself to say the least.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Motion sickness and training

Hello! I think it’s imporant to note that the driving you do with a driving trainer is the training you absolutely need. CDL school only teaches you how to get a CDL.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Back to the site and back to trucking on a local gig.

Yep I pull out of Huntley also. I deliver mostly to Jewel.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Back to the site and back to trucking on a local gig.

Hey chip which plant do you pull from? I also pull a reefer for Deans and deliver their product to grocery stores all over Illinois. Usually 24-26 pallets 5 days a week.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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The Blue-Collar Jobs of Serial Killers

That’s why I became a truck driver obviously.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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I've Never Even Seen Snow!

I get the pleasure of driving a 12’6”, 48ft foot reefer. It makes a tremendous difference.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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How many miles would I get at Roehl?

Roehl was my first trucking job. I was on a dedicated account did 2500-3000 miles a week. Midwest region. Home weekly. Great company best of luck. Remember, you get out what you put in. Work hard, be safe.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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I've Never Even Seen Snow!

I spend a lot of time in Chicago with a day cab. WATCH OUT FOR LOW BRIDGES.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Another Topic Just For Fun - What was your last load? How much did it weigh? How many miles?

Same product everyday for me. 24-26 Pallets of milk. 40k 10 stops about 120 miles.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Working on the "Roehl" Road

I took the same path as you and started out with Roehl. They were always good to me. Equipment was maintained well and I had an honest dispatcher. No complaints from me. Best of luck.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Which late model, 2012 up engines are the most reliable?

I would recommend staying away from the max force. I have driven a couple different internationals with that engine and they seem to have a slot of issues. I haven’t driven much outside of international. The newer models with the Cummins have been good to me.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Name three things you love about your company

1. Small time mom and pop company 2. Boss is cool AF 3. No Logs!!! 4. Home everyday 5. $$$$$

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