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Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Trucker diet need help

When you feel like snacking on chips go for the sunships brand made with whole grains. I just started eating them and thought they would be nasty but they are same good. Almost offed a whole bag in one sitting of the cheddar kind. Better then downing a whole bag of salt and oil filled regular chips.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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IS IT EVER GONA HAPPEN?

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so im new to truckin, but not as new as you think. My dad has been driving for over 15 years, ive been everywhere with him.And always LOVED every minute! But now im trying so late in life(im 28) to get my CDL A. But im running in to problems. I have my dad pushing me and in my corner with his prayers. But i wunder if its ever going to happen for me? whats the best route? Ill get straight to it..I HAVE A RECORD yeah im not proud at all, more ashamed. But its their, my past isnt old enoughf to get me into ANY truck school. Ive tried them all. Except the ones mid west states and east coast.Nevada resident here.My driving record is not so bad at all.What can i do? im thinking of just saving the money and pay for the classes on my own and stay close to home. Just wundering if itl happen for me? any tips? Leads? im verry honest on all my apps..never leave out a thing!

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You can always try the rucking Companies That Hire Drivers With Felonies page.

The major factor, is how old the felony is, more so than the type of felony. Although, some will automatically disqualify you. Personally, I have 4 felonies, all over 10, years old, 1 is 25 years old. The point to remember, is that the past is the past, and as long as you are continuing to try and better yourself, you will be ok. It may take a while to get into the industry, but never give up.

Stay safe

4 felonies wow that's not something I'd freely tell people. Then again I wouldn't have a felony ever. Cue the...everyone makes mistakes line.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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1st Year Pay: Breakdown

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First I'm not saying I'm correct but I believe i am like I said it was a quick calculation.

You are allowed to drive 11 hours a day and 70 a week right?

Let's say you only drive 50 hours a week and only work 50 weeks out of the year so that's 2500 hours. $22,000÷2500 you get like 8.8 I think. So if you drive more then 50 hours a week that hourly rate will go down based on your 22k net earnings.

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people don't base yearly earnings off net pay. Basing pay off NET will be extremely inaccurate based on each person. State income taxes vary (some very high, others take none), number of dependents are different, and so is healthcare/dental and 401k. If I were you I'd keep in mind what they're NET was but focus more so on GROSS pay

For me I focus on the net pay because that's what pays the bills. I look at both the gross and net but the net is most important to me.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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1st Year Pay: Breakdown

Sorry I didn't see that you were driving part time until after I posted. Now those numbers aren't bad at all.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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1st Year Pay: Breakdown

First I'm not saying I'm correct but I believe i am like I said it was a quick calculation.

You are allowed to drive 11 hours a day and 70 a week right?

Let's say you only drive 50 hours a week and only work 50 weeks out of the year so that's 2500 hours. $22,000÷2500 you get like 8.8 I think. So if you drive more then 50 hours a week that hourly rate will go down based on your 22k net earnings.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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1st Year Pay: Breakdown

I did some quick math and it looks like you basically made minimum wage or less 7-8$ an hour range. Thanks for the breakdown of your earning though and hopefully you will make much more this year.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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2 questions

I have an iceless cooler, 12v plug-in. It draws 4 amps. The plug doesn't even get warm.

If the sockets are like in cars they are usually on 10 amp circuits. But my air purifier is about 120 watts AC so that is about 11 amps DC. If these trucks have 15 amp sockets then I'll be ok. Otherwise I would have to run it on low.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Any women gone through Prime training?

If someone yells at you simply tell them there is no reason to yell. I'm a man and I don't take anyone yelling at me. To most men that will end up in fist fight. I held management positions and I never had to yell to get my point across.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Air purifier? Great idea. They make those small like that??

Yeah it's basically a fan with filters in it and takes out odors too. Mine is about the size of a 2 slice toaster.

Honeywell 16200 is the model

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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How many amps do the 12volt cig lighters handle in these trucks?

I have a small table top air purifier I would like to bring when I go out with a trainer otr. Its the size of a toaster and puts out 1 amp a.c. power. Would I be able to bring it? I could easily tuck it behind the passenger seat on the floor when not in use.

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