Profile For PackRat

PackRat's Info

  • Location:
    Williamsville, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 10 months ago

PackRat's Bio

Company driver from 2015-2018. Rookie O/O until high insurance costs necessitated parking my truck. Medically off the road February to July 2019 for a transplant. Returned to company driving again now.

Hired by CFI as a company driver out of the Taylor, MI terminal November 2019. Fired on 2 April 2020 after refusing a load from NC to NJ. Started with Crete Carrier Corporation (for the second time) 15 April 2020. Home terminal is New Kingston, PA.

Try not to job hop the way I have. The grass is not always greener, and no company is ever going to be completely perfect. The only major difference between companies is the type of platform (dry, tanker, flatbed, refer, specialized) and the company name on the door. Think on big decisions for at least a week before making your choice.

Text me at 7572886472.

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Posted:  7 hours, 11 minutes ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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An Iowa sunrise a couple weeks ago in the morning fog.

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This one parked next to me a couple weeks ago. Old and new. Check out the air conditioner at the rear of the sleeper. It's hooked up to a portable generator behind the passenger steps.

Then there's the satelite tv antenna on the left corner of the sleeper.

Posted:  7 hours, 35 minutes ago

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Crst orientation for new drivers who got there licenses from a school

That reads exactly as it was done when I went through my CRST orientation at the OKC terminal in 2015, Pacific Pearl.

Posted:  13 hours, 45 minutes ago

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What Exactly Is A High Performer?????

Set goals for yourself.

My goal for this quarter (July-September) at Crete was 34,000 dispatched miles. I had 18 days either off or not driving, including eight consecutive days off two weeks ago.

I still reached my goal, and will see the quarterly bonus because of it. Miles = $$$.

Next quarter my goal is 36,000 miles.

Posted:  19 hours, 54 minutes ago

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5 years went by fast!!!

You're still a Hot Mess.

Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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Get off the truck

Hopefully, you got some pictures of some memorabilia from some real rockers?

Stones, The Who, Clapton, Jeff Beck....

Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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Keep Safe While Over The Road

Rainy had a great idea:

Run a string from the doors to the pull for the air horn. Door opens, horn blows.

Posted:  1 day, 9 hours ago

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Western Express Second Chance Advice

See if you get any more bites next week. If not, reconnect with the WE recruiter and begin Day 1 of getting your driving career back on track.

Stop back here and let us know how things are going. We always enjoy reading success stories, so become one, okay?

"Embrace The Suck!"

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Posted:  1 day, 13 hours ago

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Get off the truck

Who the blank is "Splash"?

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Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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New HOS rules being implemented next week: Can someone, anyone explain it in simple terms?

Oh yes. My PN has been acting squirrelly for the past three days, too.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

Skipper's got jokes again!

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Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Friend Not Liking Paid Training/Question

My mistake she did NOT hit the curb, but didn't take it wide enough.

This is hard to imagine for me. How could it not be wide enough if no curb contact with the trailer?

Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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New HOS rules being implemented next week: Can someone, anyone explain it in simple terms?

Are you still in CDL school?

If so, this should be gone over some there and a lot more with a trainer.

Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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More indictments in New Orleans area accident insurance scams

CDLlife is reporting that one of the other men believed to be a ringleader and slammer Cornelius Garrison who was also cooperating with the feds was found shot dead in his apartment. No suspects yet.

What a shame....

Posted:  2 days, 8 hours ago

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At somewhat of a loss...

You'll have a difficult time getting hired by a company without proof of employment, education, or at the least several notorized letters that show what you've been doing for at least the previous three years.

Posted:  2 days, 10 hours ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

FIRED!

Both of you!

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Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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Prime Inc. PSD Covid Edition

As far as selection and getting food OTR, these trucks can go to the majority of WalMarts for shopping. Plenty of selection coast to coast.

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

"2 cops meet up. Neither remembers to collect the evidence from the scene. When the case goes before the court, the judge proclaims, 'Case Dismissed!'."

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Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

Yawn....

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Posted:  3 days ago

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5 years went by fast!!!

Happy Anniversary to you, and Happy Birthday to your mom.

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