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    Atlanta, GA

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    Experienced Driver

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    5 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  17 hours, 26 minutes ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Yea it definitely will be. What terminal do you run out of again? I havent been on here in quite a while. We have to rescue our meet drivers all the time because they run out of time. We have over 100 runs so I'm sure theres one ill settle down with at some point.

Posted:  18 hours, 44 minutes ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Yea we've got those too, I plan on trying them all out via the xtra board before settling on one I like. But obviously, its not for everyone.

Posted:  19 hours, 38 minutes ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Not sure why youre so angry man. Hope all is well. We don't see eye to eye and that's fine. I'm not mocking your goals and theres no reason to mock mine. Its not going to take 10 years to get a day run btw. Anyway, maybe you'd like the xtra board? You can choose where to run based on seniority and make some damn good money. Look, as I said before, I didnt mean to offend you man. The way I see it, driving is boring in general. Listening to satellite radio definitely helps but it is what it is. So ill ask this, what would make a driving job more enjoyable since you do want to drive?

Posted:  22 hours, 21 minutes ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

No need to attack man. We clearly have vastly different goals in the industry and that's ok. I want a nice long, easy run that provides for my family and then some. You say drive to the same building like its a bad thing lol, I'm fine with that. Anyway, best of luck.

Posted:  23 hours, 5 minutes ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

I guess ive offended you? I apologize if so. No need to lash out. Ive been on this site since I got my Cdl 5 years ago, the guys and gals here helped me greatly and I always appreciated any advice or words of wisdom they gave me. Im simply suggesting that this job may not offer anything that's super exciting, at least not in ltl. I'm not concerned with what you do with your life my brother, as I'm sure you're not concerned with mine. Driving a truck is just that, driving a truck. Even if you get into lets say Flatbedding or food service or any other form of trucking, you may get bored at some point. I can't tell you what would be fun or exciting because everyone is different. You could try your hand at OTR but that may not go over well with the family.

Posted:  23 hours, 36 minutes ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Like I said, to each their own. Ive done otr, I've done challenging work as a flatbedder and I've seen the country. That 600 mile run is easy money which what I want. Honestly to me, sounds like you just dont want to drive a truck. At the end of the day that's all this job is, driving from point a to point b. Only so much excitement you can get out of it. Maybe you should consider switching careers entirely.

Posted:  1 day ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Ill emerge from the shadows temporarily to add to this thread even though I'm late lol. Everyone has different goals and taste here at FXF but at the end of the day its a great company. As for me, I'm at a hub still trying to become a road driver so I can get that sweet day time 600+ mile run everyday. You seem to want something different and that's totally understandable. You can always transfer to another terminal as a city driver to do regular P&D, the problem though is that some terminals may be short staffed somehwere and the bottom guys have to fill in which is what youre doing now sounds like. I recommend you wait it out at least until youve topped out on pay and see if things get better for you. You can make good and easy money while you wait.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Wilson Logistics vs Maverick for New Driver

Sorry for late reply didnt see your question. The agility test was fairly straight forward. If you can move around decently you shouldn't have a problem. And yes you'll have to climb up on a dummy lumber load in front of the examiners and other classmates. Its not too bad. When I was there we had a really big guy get up there. He was easily 400lbs or more but he got it done. You'll also have to lift a folded tarp onto the deck of the trailer. This was about 4 years ago so things may have changed.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Wilson Logistics vs Maverick for New Driver

Ill temporarily emerge from the shadows and recommend maverick 100%. Never worked for Wilson so nothing against them. I did however work for maverick for almost 3 years before I left. Only reason I left is so I could be home daily where I am now. They have top notch training, facilities and equipment. I'm not just saying that, they really do. Also not to mention they pay very well even for new drivers. I was making over 60 com when I left, not too shabby. Youre close to the home base in NLR so you could drive your personal car and park there when youre on the road, not to mention drive yourself to class every morning, a huge plus. Definitely give them a good look, you wont regret it. Also I was a brand new driver and did just fine with flatbed. Its crazy at first but you'll get more confidence the more you do it. Best of luck

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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C.R. England

Yo turtle! Been too long man. Idk about you but I still get that urge to strap or chain something occasionally lol.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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C.R. England

I had to emerge from the shadows to comment on this. I started my career at the beginning of her pregnancy. I was fortunate enough to be home for the birth and got a week or so home afterwards. I don't have personal experience with CRE but if he's in rhe middle of cdl training it will be tough for him to get home and be take time off once the baby comes. Since you're so far along, it may be a better idea to hold off the career until you're settled with the baby. The stress and anxiety is high enough when entering the industry and knowing you've got a baby on the way will only add to it. I experienced it first hand. Sure I was extra determined because I had a family counting on me but it was a ton of pressure. So again, I suggest you wait till after the baby is fat and happy at home then go from there.

Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Blew a dolly tire

Do they give you a different rate for everything? All our pay pieces are based off our individual pay.

Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Atlanta Today

The pilot in braselton is top 3 worst pilots around. Bouldercrest might be worse. Its always packed no matter what time of the day it is. I'm local here now but when I was otr I didnt even waste my time with that place.

Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Blew a dolly tire

Why don't they just make an even 30? We're at 29.50 here. They like to tease us I guess lol.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Turn on your CB!

Steve. I'm pretty sure that's fedex ground you're referring to. Fedex freight is topped out at 65. Our road drivers are assigned tractors. You can put your own cb in of course but a lot of guys don't have one. I dont have one because I'm so low on the seniority list I don't have a run and just shuttle trailers a few miles apart. No point to get one just yet.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Tarp practices

Yea some aluminum plants don't want bungees on the coils but one or two strategically placed ones never hurt. Lord help you if you end up at Alcoa in TN. In my opinion bungees are just faster and more efficient. Thats just me. I kept mine in bundles of 20 and a few fives for tidy ups. As long as the stuff is dry and still on the trailer when you deliver then any method you choose will be fine.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Tarp practices

I'm no expert but I do have 2.5 years of experience. Only issue I could think of is the hassle of undoing all that rope when its time to unload. Maybe I'm not seeing it right. Is it all one piece of rope on each side?

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Saying goodbye to Prime.

Whoa didn't see MR Prime time leaving ever. Switching from flatbed to van should be an easy adjustment for you. You may miss flatbed for a little while but when its raining cats and dogs or freezing outside you'll be glad you made the switch. Seems all us flatbedders are coming over to the dark side. The day old school comes in and announces hes pulling vans will be the last straw lol. Glad to hear you get in with one of the best carriers around. Be safe brother

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

My last Kone load went to a job site downtown atlanta. No directions, different addresses and the guy said we get trucks in here all the time. Great time

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Friday Short Haul - Passenger car drivers, spotted lanternfly, women drivers

Interesting. Some of our DVIR pretrip slips have a little box that mentions lantern flies. I had no idea why until now.

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