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I drive flatbed for E.W. Wylie, a Daseke Company, based out of West Fargo, ND

For any questions about EW Wylie, you can contact me via FB, or email me at danielsmarkey@gmail.com

Other Daseke companies are:

Smokey Point Distributing- Grady Randolph- Central Oregon Truck Company- Lone Star Transportation- Bulldog Hiway Express- Hornady Transportation- Boyd Bros. Transportation- WTI Transport- The Schilli Companies- Big Freight Systems- The Steelman Companies- The Roadmaster Group- TSH & Co. (Tennessee Steel Haulers)- Moore Freight Service, Inc.

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Posted:  2 hours, 55 minutes ago

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Accident at fuel Island

"It does not matter how it happened, and what preceeded the incident. The person driving is responsible."

And the driver, Trevan, is taking responsibility and I really respect that. It's very refreshing when a new driver does that, because we hear from those who won't accept responsibility and no matter how many times they get hit in the head with the reality stick they still deny responsibility to the bitter end. (Any recent examples come to mind?)

However, his co-driver should have kept his mouth shut. Trevin was willing to wait for the path to clear, which was the right decision, always. Then Mr. Co-Driver goads a new driver to move ahead, which was not his responsibility. Only if Trevan was going to do something unsafe would the co-driver be justified in speaking up. But this was not the case because Trevan was going to do the proper thing.

So the argument can go back and forth, but I'm siding with Trevin on this one. Seems like a nice kid with a good attitude.

Yes, the Co driver was a an idiot. He pressured a new driver into a bad situation. But Tevin could have still said No. He didn't. He owned his mistake, and learned from it. If it were a DAC"able offense or ticketable, Tevin would be the one receiving it, not the co-driver.

Posted:  3 hours, 4 minutes ago

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Reset or Not To Reset

Good call. That way, if you cannot deliver early, you are only a few minutes away, when your clock resets, vs 7hrs. When resetting, I try to be as close to shipper or receiver as possible, unless I am playing tourist.

Posted:  15 hours ago

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Accident at fuel Island

I'm a new student with CRST and I passed all of my training. I'm now OTR with my lead driver. We have been on the road for 2 weeks now

I misinterpreted what he wrote. I read the "finished training" and went from there.

It does not matter how it happened, and what preceeded the incident. The person driving is responsible.

Posted:  16 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Accident at fuel Island

Tevin said this about his 'trainer': " He has 10 months of experience and knows things I can learn."

Ten months? What company makes a rookie driver a trainer?????? I'm sticking to my opinion here. I think the trainer did Tevin a huge disservice and should take sole responsibility. It's his JOB to teach and he screwed up his teaching in this instance.

He is NOT a trainer. He is a "lead driver." tevin finished his training.

Tevin is the driver, it is up to HIM to drive safely, regardless what his CO driver says. Period. Tevin recognizes this, and has taken responsibility for his actions. Will you blame your dispatcher, or other person, because you drove against your own better judgment, and had an incident, because the load needs to be there? No. You CHOSE to drive. Just like he did, and neglected to swing wide enough.

Posted:  18 hours, 26 minutes ago

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Accident at fuel Island

Ahhhh, thank you Susan for the clarification. Now I understand things better.

Trainer gave the direction, trainer's fault. Rookie should have refused (in a perfect world), but can you really fault a trainee in this situation? Bad decision on the trainer's part, that's what is concerning. Is the trainer really qualified?

Still the students fault. The trainer telling him to "go around" is only an instruction. It is still up to the person driving, to do it safely. This does not make a trainer less qualified, because his student made a mistake.

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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LOW FREIGHT---IS THIS TRUE?

Personally, I am just as busy as I have always been. I have not seen any signs of it, in my company.

I have not seen any type of slowdown, unless I am in a traffic jam.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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My 10 Year TT Anniversary...

I no longer have to wonder... "What would Rick say?" smile.gif Glad to see you are back.

Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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11000 lbs one piece

If I was you I would stop at the first pilot and get a large cup off coffe with no lid. Sit it on your dash board and drive as careful as you can not to spill the coffee. That’s about how stable your load looks.

That is actually the funniest, yet, crazy seriously best idea.

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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11000 lbs one piece

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Man in my opinion that load should be illegal. That's a flatbed load all day long.

Be extra careful on turns because that load will be top heavy and those straps are doing nothing to hold it upright.

Also, if you're in mt Vernon going to Huntsville, you're not going through Chattanooga.

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Right?

If that thing goes over, it's going right through the wall of that box - and - hopefully, not into a van full of kids coming from the soccer game.

While you'd hope 11K lbs would keep it upright - nah, the base is too small.

I'm actually SAYING A PRAYER FOR YOU - for your safe arrival. Just looking at that scares me.

Rick

There is no way in hades I would pull that load like that. It is not "packaged" for travel in a box at all. That is a flatbed load, period. Like Rick said, if that thing goes over, it is going through the side wall, and causing a potential catastrophic accident, besides the loss of the trailer. And it will be YOUR responsibility.

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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CB saves the day

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I always keep my CB on and volume up. What happens when it's Atlanta and it is the loop that's backed up lol. Then you're ******. Like me, tomorrow.... probably hit Atlanta at 1000 tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.

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I do not envy you at all.

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Come on bro, you know you want to trade jobs for the day.

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That is a hard pass! Hahaha

I'm at mile 975 of a 1,784 "4" stop run, finalizing in CT. Then a quick reload, and back through NY for hometime.

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Cool. I finally got a longer one. KCMO to ft Lauderdale FL. 1500 miles. Woot woot. Probably deliver almost 24 hrs early just to rub it in that I know what I'm doing out here.

That's a good run.

Don't melt in the heat. smile.gif

Posted:  4 days, 13 hours ago

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CB saves the day

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I always keep my CB on and volume up. What happens when it's Atlanta and it is the loop that's backed up lol. Then you're ******. Like me, tomorrow.... probably hit Atlanta at 1000 tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.

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I do not envy you at all.

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Come on bro, you know you want to trade jobs for the day.

That is a hard pass! Hahaha

I'm at mile 975 of a 1,784 "4" stop run, finalizing in CT. Then a quick reload, and back through NY for hometime.

Posted:  4 days, 13 hours ago

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CB saves the day

I always keep my CB on and volume up. What happens when it's Atlanta and it is the loop that's backed up lol. Then you're ******. Like me, tomorrow.... probably hit Atlanta at 1000 tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.

I do not envy you at all.

Posted:  4 days, 15 hours ago

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CB saves the day

Today's trip took me through Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH and Columbus, OH.

Having the CB allowed me to avoid accidents in all 3 cities, in time to take the "loops" around each city, due to accidents.

It was interesting to see, which trucks took the alternate routes, vs getting stuck in the jam. It makes you wonder how many actually had CB's, and wbich did, and just chose to ignore the advice, or they trusted their GPS more.

Today, I heard more cb chatter than I heard the previous 2 weeks, I think. It was good to hear everyone helping and giving updates, and directions, with very few shenanigans. Although, I have been known, at times, to cause some of the shenanigans, over the radio.

Posted:  5 days, 14 hours ago

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New Driver. Needs Help

I sometimes get like that. What I usually do in that situation, is to find the nearest safe and legal parking, send a message to my load planner, and take a 30 minute nap. This technically fulfills the 30 minute rule, but keep in mind, another 30 will be required.

I will also park, get out of the truck and walk around for a bit.

I do drink coffee, and I try to not use any additional energy boosters, but sometimes they will get me through.

Talk to your trainer, ask their advice, too. He or she wants you to be as safe as possible, too, and will give you his/her own advice.

Posted:  5 days, 14 hours ago

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Falcon Transport

They are probably bringing all their trailers in, and the ones that were loaded prior to the closing are finishing their swan song load.

That is my assumption, at least

Posted:  6 days, 14 hours ago

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Flatbed Variety

I picked this up in Mt Pleasant, TX. It was preloaded, and mostly secured. All I had to do was tighten everything down. While I am confident in their securement, it is ugly, and messes with my ocd tendencies. 0518039001558308324.jpg

My biggest issue was where to put my tarps. I ended up securing them to my catwalk.

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Truckers Path new routing highly inaccurate

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The developers are aware of the bug and working on a fix

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That's funny, because it has never routed me onto a truck restrictedParkway.

However, since the most recent update, it never wants to route me on I-180 through the island. It thinks that there is a low bridge right before the Falls Bridge. I think that it is registering the Parkway that circles back under it as part of the route.

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Sorry that was for TP. Though the trial of copilot truck routed me on the parkway on Grand Island

Yeah, for some reason, Grand Island hates Copilot. But you should know better, lol, considering your place of residence. That is the ONLY gaff I have seen from Copilot....... So far.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Truckers Path new routing highly inaccurate

The developers are aware of the bug and working on a fix

That's funny, because it has never routed me onto a truck restrictedParkway.

However, since the most recent update, it never wants to route me on I-180 through the island. It thinks that there is a low bridge right before the Falls Bridge. I think that it is registering the Parkway that circles back under it as part of the route.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Flatbed Variety

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You guys deal with all that, I'll stick with swinging my doors. I contemplated doing flatbed work but I would likely drive myself crazy always second guessing the way the load is secured. flatbedders are definitely a different breed.

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Ahhh but that's exactly what would make you good at flatbed. Complacency will get you in trouble but second guessing, double and triple checking even changing things out en route and constantly learning is what keeps you safe and on top of your game.

I have been known to change securement mid trip. Sometimes during a load check, you notice a better way, or something you may have missed. Thus, the reason for a load check.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Truckers Path new routing highly inaccurate

Copilot TRUCK.... There are 3 different versions.(2 trucks and a car) I started using it on the Walmart NE Dedicated, it worked Far better than the Qualcomm.

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If you are going to use an app, you should use Copilot Truck. It is definitely worth the monthly or yearly subscription. I use my atlas and copilot, that is it.

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I tried CoPilot’s GPS feature. First thing it did was try to route me on a parkway.

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