Profile For PackRat

PackRat's Info

  • Location:
    Williamsville, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 1 month 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:  2 hours, 52 minutes ago

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Roehl GYCDL training

OUTSTANDING!!!

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Posted:  8 hours, 32 minutes ago

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OTR orientation

One good rule to always follow, especially when a person reaches the age of being an adult, is to always tell the truth.

Try to hide something from a perspective employer such as Prime? It will be discovered during the background checks and then you're most likely going home.

Posted:  8 hours, 40 minutes ago

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Does a transmission warning fail a dot inspection

You need to get that in for warranty. You have an electrical problem. It may be a faulty code, but it could be an actual problem that leaves you sitting on the shoulder. The ABS light on the dash could raise a flag for a roadside inspection.

Did you check the fuses for the ABS?

Posted:  8 hours, 53 minutes ago

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Moving on after 6 Months Experience Suggestions?

What carrier do you drive with now?

Posted:  13 hours, 44 minutes ago

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How cold is it ? What’s everyone’s 20

41 degrees inside the cab at 0145 this morning in Boardman, OR. I slept with the vent windows open.

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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The Latest Event at the Winter Olympics

#NotOnMyBucketList

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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One of those backing days.

Awesome large car!

I'd rather show up for a trailer that's too high, than one I need to crank up.

Posted:  1 day, 14 hours ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

These four are better looking from a distance, really cool, but not show pieces. Those enclosed trailers cost a bunch more for the owner to use as a transport option, too.

There are two newer Porsches on the rear of the trailer, but those don't do anything for me.

Posted:  1 day, 14 hours ago

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Truck Stop Follies and Assorted Stupidity

Didn't take a pic, but I watched a guy attempting to back into a handicap spot up front in Walcott. He was backing in between the concrete barrier on his blindside and another truck. I heard his trailer hit the concrete so he pulled out and went to the fuel island. Came back 10'ish minutes later driving by slow (I'm guessing looking for damage) then he went over to Pilot across the street. Those barriers have visibly taken a beating from many drivers, but it didn't stop the radio rambos on the CB from putting all the blame on him.

I was there a couple weeks ago and watched some young driver park there. I watched him get out, take some photos of his rig, then start walking toward the entrance. An employee met him about halfway and told him to move to a legal spot. I hate it when people knowingly take one of those four spots at the Iowa 80. I haven't even applied for a handicap placard.

Posted:  1 day, 14 hours ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

So a Dodge, a Plymouth, a DeSoto, and a Chrysler were hanging around a truck stop parking lot....

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These were on a specialty vehicle hauler I parked next to at the Love's in Boardman, OR from I-84.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Roehl GYCDL and life changes

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Here we are and its already day 3!

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Do you guys have to do all those JJ-something videos? It took me a lot of time, because there is no way to scroll anything...

JJ Keller

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Cold Encounters With The Elements

Hopefully the Oregon part won't be bad for me! I have a drop at the Walmart DC in Hermiston as soon as I can make it happen. I checked the road conditions for Cabbage Hill and it will be clear with low winds and no precipitation.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Truck Stop Follies and Assorted Stupidity

I've been fortunate to not see anything really bad crazy to post on here in the past few months. The only thing I can recall was about a week ago where a police officer was at a truck stop filling out some paperwork. That one may have been a collision, but I didn't see any parts, plastic or fiberglass laying on the ground.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Truck Stop Follies and Assorted Stupidity

I've been fortunate to not see anything really bad crazy

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Most states fail to measure up to safety advocate's recommendations

Karen: "That's it! No more vehicles because you can't play safe!"

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Famous Quotes on Trucking Truth

I'm fortunate to remember which state I'm in before I hit the rack many days.

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Remembering these quotes isn't easy for me.

Posted:  2 days, 13 hours ago

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Famous Quotes on Trucking Truth

Me!

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I routinely post, "Don't make the news!"

Posted:  3 days, 7 hours ago

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What is a good,bad or great pay if you are getting paid percentage pay instead of mileage?

And the others also answered it for you.

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Posted:  3 days, 9 hours ago

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What is a good,bad or great pay if you are getting paid percentage pay instead of mileage?

Never, ever, ever, ever go into ANY lease.

You take all the risks, spend all the money, and make the least. The owner of the truck is getting you to haul their freight and make their truck payment in exchange for pennies on the dollar.

Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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Just a thought

I've seen a few day cab's set up backwards, and even more box trucks built that way.

I've been to two fuel islands that had the DEF pump on the passenger side. One of these I pulled into, of course....

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