Profile For Jodi

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    Omaha, NE

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    Experienced Driver

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    4 years, 1 month ago

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Posted:  1 year ago

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New driver looking for highest pay

Look into Crete carrier. I have done really well here. They do hire recent graduates. My first year I started in February and first 8 weeks was in training and I made 43,000. My second year I made 60000 and this year I’m on track for 65000 to 67000. Probably 70000 if you include profit sharing and vacation. Excellent company and they just came out with quarterly safety bonus that is a additional 2cpm so that will easy push me over 70000 for next year. Great company I will stay with as long as I’m driving.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Taking the Dog with you OTR

Yes it does add a little sense of security having a dog with me. I generally don’t feel unsafe but having my dog who goes into flip out mode if she hears anything outside the truck helps. I like to think most people up to no good don’t want to mess with a upset dog.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Taking the Dog with you OTR

Hi dan. I have been trucking with my dog for about 2 years and it’s great. She forces me to get out of the truck for walks so we both get some much needed excersize. I usually look at google earth to if I plan to stay at a shipper/reciever to see if there is any grass to walk her on to go potty and if there’s a guard shack to check I will ask if I’m ok to get her out to potty and I have had no issues. She has got spoiled due to a lot of guards keep dog treats on there shack so now she thinks any time I talk to a guard it’s treat time. Keep a towel to clean your furry friend on the rainy days and I bought her a dog rain coat on Amazon. Keep in mind if your company has idle policies you may have to keep the air running for the dog when your away from your truck showering doing laundry things of the nature. Hope this helps.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Barr nunn, marten transport or crete carrier!? :)

Cogratulations packrat welcome aboard

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Barr nunn, marten transport or crete carrier!? :)

I’ve been with Crete 2 years now. I average 10600 miles a month. They keep me moving. Great benefits and newer trucks. Couldn’t be happier.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Who Is Going To Decorate Their Truck For The Holidays?

I use the command hooks in my truck. I use them to hang coats on back wall where there is some solid plastic. They make some small one that would easily support Xmas lights

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Iowa 80 truckstop

Eat in the restaurant. Best darn pork chops on the road.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Will reckless younger years haunt me?

Hi john m. I can't tell you with out a doubt you will be ok but what I can say is I to lived a wild life in my younger days. my last issue was in 05 and after that changed my ways and had no more problems. I was worried about getting hired but I got several prehire approvals and wound up with a great job with great company. In my opinion you will be ok. Sounds like your stuff is old enough to not effect you to bad but make sure you put everything down on app cause if the find something you didn't tell them about that could effect your chances negatively. Good luck to you.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Posting pics

Can somebody explain how to post pics on here from my iPad. Please

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Anyone go into Trucking from career burnout?

Yep I was burnt out. 20 years in custom wood working and cabinetry. I hung up my tool belt and nail guns and went and got the cdl. Now when I go home I go in my shop and piddle around with small projects for myself with out the pressure of deadlines. Love it.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Crete Carrier and automatics

I know they have some but my understanding is they put them in your truck if you make the bad boy list. I don't have one in my truck and hope to keep it that way

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Crete Carrier and automatics

Cretes a great company been with them a little over a year now and have no complaints. Good luck

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Schneider Wm Dedicated or swift Otr

I started out on Walmart dedicated with Crete. Glad I did as a new drivers Walmart are usually easy to find and navigate through. Lots of backing practice and until your comfortable with backing tight spots at truck stops you can sleep at most Walmart at least in my area I could.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Crete Carrier and automatics

Yes. I am a current employee. I just got a new international with a 10 speed but the just got a bunch of freight liners with automatics. My buddy is in one of them and he loves it.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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What would you do

Texas. Got to go from lapiont to Dallas. Looks like there's one scalento worry about on the 45 but looks easy to get around

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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What would you do

Paper work shows 44000. I saw that at shipper but quick math in my head. Truck weighs 18000 and trailer is just over 14000 plus the 44000 from shipper is about 76000. I thought I'd be ok but obviously the weight they put on the paper is wrong

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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What would you do

Thanks Patrick. There's a part of me that wishes I would have kept my mouth shut and just went. Now I have made my company aware of the problem so not sure if I will get in trouble if I just roll with it in morning

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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What would you do

I picked up a load today toward the end of my 14 for day. I made to a truck stop to scale it and get fuel and park for the night. After scaling I realize I'm loaded to 81560. Not good I know. I sent dispatch a message that I will need to go back to shipper to get some weight off in morning. They said ok. I didn't have enough drive time to get back there tonight or I would have. I tried to call shipper to let them know I would be back in morning and to see how early I could get in but they closed right after I left. Then I look them up on web and there web site says they are closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday and Easter. The load only goes 270 miles and there doesn't seem to be in scale houses on my route. Do I dare go for it. I know it's risky but don't want to be stuck here till Monday. I know guys dodge scales all the time. Just curious what you guys would do.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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8/2 split

It's not something I want to use regularly. Tomorrow the way my drop time and shipper times fall if I do a full 10 I will end up later to next shipper but if I just do 8 at consignee then I will make it to next shipper on time and I figure after my pick up I will only go as far as I need to to find a place to shut down and then do a full 10 to reset my 11/14.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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8/2 split

Thank you rainy. That's is very helpful.

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