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Hi guys! I am a Prime driver of 8 years, a team trainer and certified CDL Instructor. I love my job and company. So many drivers helped me in the beginning that I have dedicated myself to giving back.

truckingalongfun@gmail.com or check out my YouTube link!

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Posted:  3 days, 21 hours ago

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Prime presented me an Excellence Award Tonight!!

Every year Prime has a women's gala event and presents awards to the top 3 female drivers. Tonight i received the "2024 Radiant Award" as a positive role model for female drivers and a support for my over 58 students.

I want to thank all of you who helped me in the beginning. Hugs.

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Posted:  6 days, 5 hours ago

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Rest Areas / Truck Stops Full - Eclipse!

It's insane how all the truck stops and rest areas are completely full like rock concerts. The cars and RVs are parked in truck parking. Ppl are barbequing... have coolers and music. It looks like a folk festival!

Park early or leave later.

Posted:  6 days, 23 hours ago

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Questions about Western Express.

So the trailer needs tires and a DOT inspection. They told you to take it to a shop or terminal. Why didnt u take it to a shop? How far was the shop? TA/Petros and other shops are available. I take trailers to shops all the time. It is sorta part of our job. The average time it takes for a trailer to get back to a terminal at my company is 6 months.

Companies are not going to tow a trailer that can move.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Question about the DOT physical

The comment came across to me as "ill show them." I see this all the time OTR when drivers wont count 3 hrs in a walmart dock as part of their 10hr split. So the driver loses 3 hours of driving and $$$ cause "they ain't making me work more. I am getting my full 10 regardless of how long I was in a dock" hurts driver's pocket more.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Question about the DOT physical

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I know that truck driving is way different than any other job out there. I also know that I truly value my ‘home time’. I’m simply not interested in giving up any of my 34 hour reset to go to a pointless appointment when I’ve already satisfied the DOT requirements.

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They asked you to take the physical on your off duty time? Did they do this over the QC or by phone? Ask them to ask via the QC to do this. Then, put yourself on duty and go take the physical. After you're done with the physical start your 34 all over again.

Yeah... cause this really hurts the company right? Using on duty time will only deduct time/miles and money from his pay.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Question about the DOT physical

When it comes to HIPAA, the company is not in violation, as you sign a form to release your records to the company's doctor. No violation. Sign or don't sign is up to you.

It comes down to accidents, lawyers, lawsuits and insirance companies. To limit the risk of.it being brought up in a lawsuit after an accident... sleep apnea is addressed. My company is famous for not allowing Trazadone which is an anti anxiety pill people use to help them sleep.

Keep in mind... you may be required to get physicals more often than every year or two. If you get diagnosed or have surgery... a nee physical is required.

When i started, you also needed to take an agility test to prove range of motion, lifting (up to 50 pounds or 100 for flatbed), climbing and bending ability.

Do any companies still do this?

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Black Ice

Something else to remember.... this major accident is goijg to affect the company's CSA score and insurance for 3 years. They dont catch a break for firing the driver. Sometimes insurance companies may demand the driver be fired so it is out of their hands.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Black Ice

We both looked at NWS , NE 511 and I have letters from a DOT plow driver and the Fire Dept. First call to service was at 732pm, his accident was 745pm.

Yes, i read that the first time you wrote it. And as I posted, the entire region was experiencing high wind. By 7:32pm, reports had been on for high wind for over 3 hours that i can prove. I know they were on for hours earlier. Any company will be able to prove it. Ice or no ice, he was already in a dangerous position. When they lost towns and mile markers.. they are estimates.

You will come across as pushy, demanding and desperate if you keep pushing the "it wasnt his fault, he didnt know" angle. Why? Cause its his job to know.

We all get over confident. We all get complacent and push through some bad situations. If i was a safety dept rep, and you gave me a plow driver's letter... i would laugh and ask what he knows about combination vehicles and wind resistance. The fore dept in that town may not have been called... but many fire departments in other towns were so active they shut down the roads in and around the state.

What is it that you want from us? Just to vent? You already decided it was a non preventable, despite his company and a few of us agreeing it was totally a preventable. The fact that you just said shoulda woulda coulda... you realize he could have done something to prevent it. If he was parked, it wouldnt have happened. That is what they will argue to label it a preventable.

Apply everywhere and contact your creditors to male payment arrangements. Perhaps he can get unemployment, but that will differ from state to state.

Good luck

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Ready for Winter to be Over

Thanks for mentioning this on the other thread. I didnt see it before. Bad Bruce, bad. Driving empty in heavy winds!!!

Glad u are safe. Things get wild.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Black Ice

Ice on windshield or backs of mirrors is a slap in the face warning. Cant miss it

Glad you are safe also.

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