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    Saco, ME

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    2 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Unloaded some baggage

Someone flipping you off causes your heart to race? Yikes.

So ask your self the following questions:

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How many times per day is this actually happening; once or twice? Or much more than that?

Once a week so far

Is it happening on the Interstate?

*exit/enter ramp, interstate,back roads with a accident on the way with one side being closed.

Are you maintaining lane control, especially through turns?

Yes I make sure to maintain lane control to the best of my ability.

When you move out to pass someone, is it an all day affair, or is it over in a minute or so?

I only pass of im able to pass as quickly as possible. And some one lets me into the lane to pass. Other than that I stick to the right lane.

In optimal conditions; clear, calm and light traffic, are you moving at the posted speed limit, or 5-10 miles below?

My tuck is stuck at 63 and I have to keep my foot on the gas due to my tuck having two codes and my dms reluctantly not sending me in for pms to get that fixed.

The fact you admitted it's causing you stress and anxiety is concerning.

Rarely do I have a full blown attack being in a truck for almost two years tells me I can do this I’m just a tad perplexed. The only reason my heart races is due to thinking they will break check me and I’ll end up crashing into them.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Unloaded some baggage

Recently I’ve been transferred to a dedicated account for Walmart via western express.(Raymond nh) for 180 per day six days a week it’s not bad. Anyways this isn’t about that. Actually I’ve been perturbed by people flipping me off out of no where. It’s been kicking my anxiety into low gear. (Meaning I breath heavily heart races and so on) all three times (so far) I’ve done nothing as far as I know wrong except for one time I had my left signal on to long. Guy break character me and flipped me off. I’m trying to fiqure out why this is becoming more frequent. Like once a week some one flips me off for no reason

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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ELD with cell phone

I’m assuming you are using big rigs eld application. It works somewhat the same, given you have a data plan, besides that you have to manually set your duty statuses, city’s and so in

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Personal Dash Cams

Get a cobra hd drive. Sure it’s pricey but it has loop,park mode and there is a app that can provide location so long you have the jd drive player on your pc(not good for editing sadly)

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Dash cam Videos! (Viewer discression is advised)

Ep 4 the young and reckless

Ep 5: Mistakes were made

Yes in ep five I did something stupid really really stupid

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Elds are causing issues (another one of those articles)

I don't know anything about ELDs other than what information is available online about them, but in regarding the 14hr clock, cant the ELDs be manipulated manually using annotations and editing so the ELD can record when the vehicle is actually on duty and not just being moved for maintainence?

For that you have to be logged out sure you can edit onduty and that’s it... i love the cookie jar story lol!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Elds are causing issues (another one of those articles)

Mom said no cookies. Mom walks in, there are no cookies left. Crumbs. She knows the crumbs are cookie crumbs and they are on my shirt... but she can’t really prove it was me that ate them and it’s just speculation really... she thinks she saw crumbs from cookies but it coulda been anything I’ll be ok I’m not in trouble...

The next day...

Mom said no cookies. They sure look good. BUZZ BUZZ what the heck mom put a buzzer on the lid to warn me. :( I can get one close it and the buzzer will turn off and by the time she gets here there’s no proof it was me :) I’m not in trouble...

The next day...

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Elds are causing issues (another one of those articles)

Https://cdllife.com/2018/eld/

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Crazy, Annoying, or funny Cb encounters

Post some of your most interesting encounters on the cb radio here. Ill start off with a few storys.

95 South Mass: Herd a driver complaining about traffic mad a light joke about it. The guy said I should speak english and went on a tandem. Claiming to be a 'pure blooded american.'

Near Newtown, Pa: Spoke breifly to a Random guy with a cb called wb40 . Seemed alright wasnt disrupted. (was kinda using it as a perosnal radio station

Chesapeek Va, to the Chesapeak tunnels.: Ive met some Disruptive random guy with a cb(not a driver) by the name of Plumb crazy, He was being obnoxious. I tried to tell him to stop and say 19 is needed to post a advisery (and there was one) He refuse.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Schneider national

Schneider will help you with backing, I guarantee it, explain your issues. Ask if your able to back in a circle or so

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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I finally have a CB (about time too!)

Yeah so to ask what are the differences with the more trucker cb then mine(trying to see what options are to get better reception from further down

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Being a trainee at Prime is an awful experience.

If your dun refuses contact Jason seymour he will have your back

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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I finally have a CB (about time too!)

Meet tiny cb Tim 0254359001517455408.jpg

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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I finally have a CB (about time too!)

So I’ve finally broke down and got a cobra 19 XD Iv cr radio. (After replacing the fuse) is now working. Now the thing I need to know if I need or should invest in a new attenna for it?) using the one the truck was installed with. I’m kinda new to the world of cb radios

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Being a trainee at Prime is an awful experience.

First let me say,

Prime itself is an excellent company. Never seen a company so willing to do things just to make it's employee's a little hapier. The problem is not them, it's the fact that there last phase of training forces you to share a truck with a random owner operator for two months.

It is awful.They don't care about their own health and make no time to do anything for it. I will want to take 45 min to exercise but he doesn't want to make time for that due to the load being due, but then will sit on the phone talking for an hour while doing nothing.

I've informed him numerous times that I can't sleep when the heat is blasting, but he blast it anyway. Then when it's my turn to drive he'll turn off my a/c and make me drive with heat on. So I'm sleepy from being overheated at night and miserable while driving also.

Curses constantly and I hate profanity. Talks to me like a child, even though he drives awful swerving and hitting lines. I rarely do that.

There are so many things, but I'm afraid to get a different trainer because he could be worse, because my pad was worse . He actively TRIED to make me miserable including trying to coerce me into drinking and smoking, neither of which I do.

I'm only two weeks in and im wondering if I have the strength to make it another 2 months will dirty arrogant trucker aholes.

Ugh

I would get a new trainer expressly if he tried to get you into something your not comfortable with. Before ever saying yes to a trainer get to know them. You’ll thank me later

Posted:  8 months ago

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Local driving for SUre Winner foods

Kyle, I've read through all your posts and I think you need to do two things. One, you need to slow down... a lot. If you really want to make trucking your career then it seems to me like you maybe need to take things at a much slower pace. That's not to say there's anything wrong with you, your approach, or your desire. It just sounds to me like you're trying to keep up with the big dogs who have been doing this for years and you can't; accept that you're a rookie and take it slow. I'm simply saying that based on the number of minor (and supposedly unreported) accidents you've had, missed directions, and forgotten instructions (like the reefer) that maybe you need to slow things down. And that's okay. There's some things in life that I can breeze through and there are other things I need to do at a snail's pace. And this is exactly why I haven't changed careers yet. I know I'll be slow for a while and my pay will suffer. I'm waiting till the home life and finances are such that we can support me learning at my own pace till I can prove I'm a top earner.

Thats the take away, Im taking it easyer now with W.E now then I was with the local job.

And two... I know we shouldn't pick on this but... your posts are atrocious. Many times I have to read and re-read and re-read again just to understand not only what you're saying but the general idea of what you're trying to convey. I can promise you that, as someone who does a lot of formal documentation, employers evaluate everything you do, say, and write. When a post looks like it's been run through a wood chipper, people immediately judge and label the author. I'm sorry but it happens. If your intra-company communication is anything like your posts here, then your employers have already judged and labeled you. Seriously, in addition to slowing things down driving-wise, slow down your text based communication. Read what you've written before you post or send via Qualcomm; it makes a huge difference.

I know My way of writing things is bad, I try to be sure Im proof reading my message. But like work I tend to rush when typing.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Dash cam Videos! (Viewer discression is advised)

Tbh that's unwatchable. The audio is extremely loud and obnoxious.

Suggestions

1: Mute audio 2: Cut to good parts. Give 3-5 seconds of before footage and a couple seconds after.

Appreciate someone sharing their experiences, but with some free software you can edit that and maybe make a few bucks off ad revenue.

Will do, oh to bad my Chanel no longer qualify to get as rev huh?

Posted:  8 months ago

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Dash cam Videos! (Viewer discression is advised)

(contains some foul language, and strange music called euro beat)

So recently Ive been posting dash cam videos onto youtube, Catching bone headed moves and so forth of course. If I say or mention somehting wrong. Let me know as I dont wanna seem like a big moron.

Ep 1: Dealing with bad drivers

Ep 2: catching even more bad drivers

ep 3: Dont go there!

Posted:  9 months ago

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Local driving for SUre Winner foods

Company: Sure winner food Operation area: New england Terminals: Saco, Maine Sryicuse, New york Pay: 19.50 per hour 4 dollar inc for staying under 10 hrs)

Class A & B (major class b Trucks) ==== I sadly was let go of the company some time ago but this does give a different view of local deliverys. S.W.F is known as a hannaford Warehouse on top of being a frozen food delivery services. The storys the deliver to are Hannafor, market basket,Doller general, Walmart, shaws and several other. I was a class A driver/ cover driver in the begining, Covering routes that needed covering. Normaly Ill have 12 stops or slightly more depending on the day. All the delivers where paltizes and where normaly the whole pallet, We have powerjacks (that die quickly) to unload ourselfs. Half the time I had to go in during off hourse due to delays in the runs. (beer trucks Piorty trucks despite having priority my self at hannaford. ) Regardless I got the loads done regardless if I fell behind or not. ANd got along veyr well with management and Co workers. I was eventaly moved to a more stable position as a cross docker. THis one is different I have a class A truck I take it to Burlington,vt White river vt, (There is another but I cant remember where it is.) Manchester Nh, Or Hermon, maine, (rarely IO have to go father than that due to the driver running out of time.) And put the loads into a class B truck, Yes that means backing against another trailer, Using a dock plate and a power jack. (that dies allot). Trust me allot can go wrong, from Pallets falling over and having to restack, to The jack falling off due to poor dock placement. To messy drivers. (long story short the driver was fired). While during the winter I did some Deliverys on a friday or a saturday. I also picked up from one of two of our mandatory pick ups (friendlys or hood).

What happened?: So why was i let go? Well We haul icecream what is the one thing you NEVER do when hauling frozen foods?

Forget to turn on the refer in the other dirvers truck.. I eneded up doing that more than once. WHile only 1 load was lost, and the others saved (Abit where late) They let me go baised on that sadly.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Back on the horse

Yes, that's the standard. Don't get hung up on thinking it's some way to cheat you. That's the same way I get paid.

Think of each load as a contract between you and the company. They let you know how many miles are paid on the load. They don't pay you based on how many miles you drive, but how many they are charging the customer for.

This is known as HHG miles. Household goods miles have long been the industry standard. That is what you'll find in the mileage charts in the back of your Rand McNally atlas.

Ah thanks I was currious, thanks.

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