Profile For Max E.

Max E.'s Info

  • Location:
    Phoenix , AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years, 3 months ago

Max E.'s Bio

The name is Max. 24 years old from Arizona. Ex oil rig driver turned local.

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Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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One mans trash is another mans treasure?

Howdy everyone.. its been awhile. thought id give you all another update.

I interviewed with my local town a good 4 or 5 weeks ago to drive a garbage truck. The interview went super well. A long time family friend of mine is #2 in seniority there so i had someone on my side to put in a good word for me. Which is a great thing since i had no garbage truck experience and relativity a low amount of CDL experience (3.5 years). they said they would contact me in the next week, well i never heard from them. Until this afternoon! i start training there in 2.5 weeks which is great so i can put in a proper 2 week notice at my current job.

This is defiantly a game changer for me.. this is a place i could spend a long time in and starting out young i should be able to move up into management in time. Not to mention its a great hourly wage, I work four 10 hour days and the 5th day you can work OT if needed. Not to mention its government so i get those benefits and state retirement.

Although I have not posted in awhile i still feel like i need to thank all of you. I have no idea how i would have started in trucking if it wasn't for all of you guys. So thanks again!

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Coca cola Pepsi or dr pepper?

Well.. Dr Pepper is clearly the best drink. If that factors into your pick at all.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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You know you're at a bad truck stop when..

They have 2 armed security guards.. I'm talking security guards packing heat. (Guns)

This was the Pilot off exit 276 on the I70 in Denver.. glad I just got fuel there. Definitely one of those truck stops where when you park you lock your doors tie a strap from door handle to door handle and don't get out for anything. Hahahaha

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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New grad out of southwest truck driving school in tucson

Hey.. I went to that school. The Phoenix branch not the Tucson one.

I know Eagle transport is based in Tucson they have like 120 trucks I think so it's smaller family owned and all their trucks are leased on to Werner. They hire from Southwest to.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Hey pat

Oh and the only reason to move to Bozeman is the college girls there... LOL Other than that, those have to be the worst drivers in the state. Traffic there at 5 is worse than going through Billings.

I forgot about a few others.. Sysco and Wheat Montana.

Ya.. I'm probably wrong but I lived there 5 years ago.. without a CDL. All I remember is no one had a job. Even those with a CDL. But I can't remember what they were looking for and this was right in the middle of the economic crisis. So times have changed. I was just chiming in with what I know about the area.

And college girls.. you know exactly what I am after Pat. Hahahah

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Hey pat

Personally.. if I were to move back to Montana I'd pick Bozeman to live. But that's just me. Hahahah

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Hey pat

This is a valid point.. however outside of OTR trucking there really is not a whole lot. That's including local CDL jobs. Butte Montana and the area around it is a dieing town. So if you ever want to eventually get off the road you will have a very hard time finding a job.

But to answer your question Anaconda is pretty dang cheap. I can't really remember how much open land will cost.. but I know like 60% of the houses in town are empty and you can buy one for VERY cheap. Ever since the cooper mine out there shut down its been going down hill. The state mental hospital is also in Anaconda.. you know in case you have a mental breakdown. Hahahhaha

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Hey pat

I actually lived near there for a couple months.. it is pretty dang cheap. Good luck finding a job though.

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Great News!

So.. as some of you know I have been driving local. Its been whatever.. its a job. grateful for the opportunity. However this same company also does regional runs. So.. starting this Sunday they are flying me out to LA to pick up my new truck to start a regional route. It will cover Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and sometimes Wyoming.

It will be kind of different then most Regional/OTR Runs though. Its paid by the hour not the mile. Time and a half after 40 which is always sweet. I also get 25 bucks a night for detention pay and get paid for every stop I make. I have to unload the trailer myself which is cool.. Exercise is always a good thing. I also get paid for my 34 hour reset. It will be about 8-10 days out then 4 or 5 days home depending. During my hometime I can run local if I want/need more hours.

So its a good opportunity. I'm excited for this new chapter in my life!

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Split sleeper question

This is one of the most confusing parts of the log book.. this is how I understand it.

If you use an 8/2 split this is how it works.

If you take 8 hours in the sleeper then it extends your previous clocks.. for example if you had 3 hours driving time and 4 hours left on duty at the end of 8 hours you could start again and have 3 hours driving and 4 hours on duty.

This is where it gets tricky.. at the end of this you can take your 10 hour break and reset all your clocks. OR if you take a 2 hour break it makes it so where you started your split after the 8 hour break becomes the start of your new 14/11 hour clock. For example: you had 3 hours drive time and 4 hours on duty left.. you take an 8 hour break and start moving to get to an appointment. You start after your break at 6am. You have 4 hours of on duty and 3 hours of drive time left. It takes you 2 hours to get there and an hour of unloading so now it is now 9am. You take a 2 hour break so now it is 11am. Your current clock reflects your 6am start time so you would have 9 hours left of on duty and driving time left.

Hope this makes any since at all. hahahaha this is complicated.. but this is how it works.

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