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    Chattanooga, TN

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    3 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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NYC? 5 stops by 2pm? Challenge accepted!

Well it sucks, but when you help out your dispatcher they're more willing to help you when ya need it.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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NYC? 5 stops by 2pm? Challenge accepted!

Yo you seemed like a nice guy when we met a while back. What did you do to deserve this lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Pam Transport

Just want to point out that unless you will be salaried (doubtful), they can't offer you 60k. It's probably a ballpark figure they came up with. In this industry you pay depends heavily on you and your ability to adapt to the new lifestyle. Don't go in expecting to be handed 60k in your 1st year. Also read into team driving and see if it's really something you want to do before you sign anything.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Does this look properly secured?

It secure kinda, probably wanna have a strap close to each end. Then have one right over each piece of dunnage. Looks like you did that alrea. The front section looks good. Anytime you have lumber slide it's probably because there was not enough force on the dunnage. Different lumber types can take different amounts of force before you damage it. Ido always get it as tight as possible for everything

Posted:  2 months ago

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Switched To A Local Account

To add to what Brett said, there are jobs that get you home every night and pay 100k+. However that's after YEARS of climbing the seniority ladder. Also about 10-12hr shifts for 5 days. Anyway Im curious about this position Jamie has as well. I came across dozens of local flatbed gigs before coming to FedEx but the pay didn't compare to otr work.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Companies with Best Trucks

When I hear somebody say "best and latest trucks with high tech stuff" I can't help but feel like you've done no research at all. Honestly, that shouldn't be your priority. You should be looking for a company that fits all your needs as far as home time, freight type, where you'll run, pay etc. If you don't have your cdl and you go the company sponsored route, you'll probably end up at a company with decent equipment either way. It'd be a good idea to do some research on trucking and how everything works so you know what to expect. There's plenty of information right here on TT. Someone will probably pop in and post some links for you to check out.

Posted:  2 months ago

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How Many Times Do You ACTUALLY UNLOAD YOURSELF?

About 4 hours a night Monday through Friday lol

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

Lol its not swift. I don't see too many swift trailers there.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

At the hub we get all kinds of carriers in there. We load up a lot of the "mega" carrier's freight. I must say, US express has by far the nicest trailers out there. These things seem to be fresh off the assembly line. I won't name the worst because it seems rude, but those guys trailers appear to be decades old and falling apart.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Change in the making...JB HUNT

It was odd for me when I made the switch from flatbed. Not knowing what's in the box and how it's secured bothered me. Also the whole tandem sliding thing. But I'll say this, when it's pouring down or ice cold out I'm glad I switched over lol.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Diversity of Equipment

If I'm not mistaken, prime has reefer, flatbed and tanker. Probably worth a look.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Are Drop And Hooks Really Any Better Than Live Loads? - article by Rainy

That was a great article. You could probably get on indeed or Craigslist right now and see postings saying "85% drop and hook" or something similar. It really is a bait tactic to lure drivers in. Here at fedex, on the line haul side, all we do is drop and hook. I don't deal with customers, shippers, receivers, appointment times, parking or traffic mostly. Sounds like a dream, but there are still delays that happen. As she mentioned, you have crap trailers that need repair, overweight trailers occasionally, no accurate location etc. You really never know what you're getting into until you get into it.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Interesting day with coils

Anytime I had this happen I called dispatch immediately to let them know. That way I'm covered from any bs from the customer. They'd make a note of it and that was it. Always stay in contact with dispatch anytime something like that happens to stay out of trouble.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Coil almost killed me

The Gerdau in ft smith is one of the fastest/best Gerdaus I've been to. They're fast and it's an easy load. Takes 20 minutes to finish up and it's usually a decent run. Having the terminal there was very convenient.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Coil almost killed me

Glad you're ok. Falling off the deck can really mess you up if you land wrong. I'm glad I don't have to deal with all that any more. Granted I'd go back to Maverick in a heartbeat, but it's all drop and hook now. I would have secured and tarped differently as well. But as you said, you don't do them often so it's all good.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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The World Is My Dock

With jobsites and odd places, it's best to get in contact with the shipper/receiver. Even better if you can talk to the person who I'll actually be doing the loading/unloading. Occasionally however, I would end up delivering to the Amish who didn't really use phones. That was always stressful. One of my last deliveries with Maverick went to some guys house in the sticks in Ohio. There were chickens and pigs on my tarp while I tried to fold it. Barefoot kids and abandoned vehicles, the whole nine.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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TMC. New truck color?

Yea probably lease/ OO. I've seen maroon and blue ones before.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Transflo Mobile

You can download the app to your phone and use your company info to register. Then you can use your camera flash and focus to get a clear pic. As mentioned before, you can also bypass the message and see if it's legible. I never had a problem.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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11000 lbs one piece

I know I'm late to the thread, but I had to sign in to comment. There's no way I'd leave a customer with a load like this. This is a blatant attempt by the customer to save money by shipping via dry van instead of a flatbed. We recently had a FedEx set roll over because there were some heavy shipments secured with those tiny straps. They're only rated for 1000 or so pounds. Sometimes like that probably needs to be chained down to prevent momentum in any direction. I'm worried about those tie downs on there. Might as well have bungees on there. Obviously it's not your fault but it's definitely not safe. I'd send these pics to safety and get their opinions on it for future pickups. I'd also say be as careful as possible on your trip and pretend like you're driving a food grade tanker on ice. Try to prevent that thing from moving at all. Be safe

Posted:  4 months ago

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Not my day

We've been having issues with our dock workers over loading pups lately. I've now got into the habit of scaling before I even hook to save some time. Of course there's instances where your rear trailer is in a door still, but the lead is usually the problem. The dock guys and the supervisors are in such a rush they don't realize the trailer is 22k or more and continue to load it up. Very frustrating.

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