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    Chattanooga, TN

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    Experienced Driver

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    3 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  3 days, 18 hours 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 days, 20 hours 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:  1 week, 4 days 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.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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I need help - not getting enough miles

Hey neek, I'm a little late to the thread but signed in to add to this. There are several reasons why you and andhe are having different experiences. For one, if I'm not mistaken he has more experience. Over time, you learn different techniques to get better at the game. I believe andhe is still with maverick? When I left, I had it down to a science almost. I knew the shippers and receivers, which ones allowed early delivery/drop offs, which ones allowed parking over night etc. These are things than can help you be more efficient. But even if you do everything right, you can only do so much with what they give you. I don't know how your company works, but maverick has tons of customers all over the place. I had several 3k plus miles as a regional driver. I'm sure your company wants you to run miles, but it's possible the freight they're running and how they're running it is profitable for them. That's all that matters to them at the end of the day. The best thing you can do, and you already got on it, is to communicate. Maybe even talk to more experienced drivers at the company for some insight.

Also, where are you located? Florida maybe? That may be a factor if that's where the company is based.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Best Fleets to Drive for 2018 in Commercial Carrier Journal

Ive said it once and I'll say it again, Maverick is a great company to work for. They've been on that list for several years in a row. They're not perfect, but were great to me and my family.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Georgia CDL holders with TWIC card & Hazmat

Got mine done up in Chattanooga somewhere, don't remember the exact location

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Maverick vs. TMC

Tyler, I work for FedEx freight doing linehaul. Much easier work with a higher pay potential in the future.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Maverick vs. TMC

Sorry for late reply, but you can't really go wrong with either company. Do you want a black truck or a maroon truck? I was with maverick for over 2 years, and I would definitely recommend them. Of course I'm biased since I never worked for tmc but they're a reputable company as well. As far as pay, you'll do well with either company. Percentage can be great as long as the rates are decent but you have no control over that aspect. I like to know that I'll be paid as long as my wheels are turning. I was in the mid 60s cpm when I left and was very happy with the pay. Yes we had epus and fridges installed which was nice. I don't ever plan on going back to otr but maverick is the only place I'd consider if I had to go back out.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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$.29 per mile

At that cpm, he's either inexperienced or getting tons of miles. That is an very low pay rate unless there's extras and bonuses.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Other Schneider Drivers or opinions

Unfortunately, otr means you go where they need you. More than likely the rates up there are good for them so they're keeping you in the area. I highly doubt it's anything malicious, it's just business. As you said, you could talk to your dispatcher and see if they can get you out of there. Never hurts to ask.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Roehl Transport & Forced Dispatch - New CDL graduate needs more information

Basically it means the company sends you a work assignment on your computer thingy and you get it done. There's no refusing loads. They send you something and it's gotta get done. Keep in mind, that if you went to a company that wasn't forced dispatch and made it a habit of refusing loads, you could find yourself sitting at a truck stop for a while. Your best bet as a rookie is to show them you're willing to run and prove yourself a safe and reliable driver. That will pay off in the future wherever you end up.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Roehl national and getting home in south TN

Hey no worries, there are plenty of flatbed companies out there. Here's a few that I can think of: Jordan Carriers. McElroy, TMC, Cypress, JLE, Montgomery, Gypsum Express, Keim, CT(comcar). There's more but I can't remember. There's also a million other companies that do dry van, reefer, whatever. Apply everywhere and see what you can qualify for.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Roehl national and getting home in south TN

I know you said you had some flaws on your record. Did you try Maverick? I don't believe home time would be an issue at all where you live. Also, if you're set on doing flatbed only, there are plenty of companies to choose from.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Chicago first time

One my most interesting deliveries in Chicago was a place called RT Materials. Right off of 90. It's was terrible, with construction and tons of traffic middle of rush hour.it was one way in one way out which made it worse. Here's the address for the curious. 2348 W Nelson St, Chicago, IL 60618. They had a tiny little door that I had to back my entire combination into with the "help" of the workers. You can guess how that went.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Flatbed fun

Rob, it's a company thing not necessarily a flatbed thing. Over at prime they have different sized trailers and step decks I believe. When I was with maverick we used primarily 48ft with some 53ft on dedicated accounts. You typically keep your trailer for a few days or in some cases weeks until you do a swap or get a preloaded trailer. That's how we did it anyway.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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The photo and opportunity that took almost 7 years to achieve!

Hooking doubles can be a pain, I'm triples are much more fun lol. Do you have to pull doubles a certain time before you can do triples? And it would be a bad day if you hooked to the wrong trailer and had to break the entire thing. Also, what does OD pay for triples?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nucor steel Darlington SC

I've been to countless nucors and this is one of my least favorites. They have you waiting in that staging area for hours, then pull you into the building to get loaded where you wait again. Once your loaded you've gotta wait behind all the other trucks to use their stupid tarping station thing. It's awful. They do allow overnight parking or they did any way.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Why do some truckers try to avoid a 34-hour restart?

I usually take a 60+hr reset every weekend lol but when over the road I always did a 34. Being regional meant that I was due to be home every friday. So I always wanted to get a reset done so I'd have the hours to get home when it was time. I've only done recaps 2 or 3 times, and they were some of my best weeks. I've also had 3000+ mile weeks with a reset so it depends on how they run you.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Would you have stopped sooner?

Neek. Where did you start your day with this load? Also what was the earliest you could have left?

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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No good deed goes unpunished...

Yo turtle, you fellas have to redo an entire load when you swap? Is that because you have to buy your equipment? Our swaps with other drivers at maverick were pretty easy, just had to make sure each driver had the same amount of equipment when we were done. We did have to swap equipment in and out of trailers for drop and hooks though which was a pain. Also, what kinda load did you have?

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