Profile For PackRat

PackRat's Info

  • Location:
    Williamsville, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 4 months ago

PackRat's Bio

I'm a rookie O/O. Medically off the road February to July 2019 for a transplant.

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. Start orientation on 15 April for Round II with Crete.

Try not to job hop the way I have done! The grass is not always greener, and no company is ever going to be completely perfect. Think on big decisions for at least a week before making your choice.

Text me at 7572886472.

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Posted:  5 minutes ago

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How Does An Owner/Operator Take A Vacation?

Watch out for school kids!

Posted:  2 hours, 34 minutes ago

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How Does An Owner/Operator Take A Vacation?

Wrong make of truck, though.

Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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Driver solutions

You were terminated because you lied on the application, and did not report a speeding/reckless driving ticket. This is what you posted yesterday, right?

Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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Crete/shaffer chocolate account info

Why would you not trust what the representative from Crete told you?

Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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Help

Then that’s totally on you. Every application I’ve seen will have a section worded something along the lines of, “Do you have any accidents, tickets, or convictions.”

Naturally you were fired for failing to tell the truth on your application.

Companies are strict on hiring because of two reasons: 1. It’s their butt on the line if they hire someone with an undesirable past history, and 2. The insurance companies liability is astronomical with some of the recent “nuclear payout” judgements.

Posted:  3 days, 18 hours ago

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I finally cracked the 3,000 mile barrier!

Awesome!

That’s not just “over 3,000 miles,” it’s “nearly 3,400 miles.”

3,000 miles a week for a 48 week year on the road would be 144,000 miles, a very respectable year for anyone, not just a first year driver.

Posted:  3 days, 20 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

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Hopefully, I’ll be busy tomorrow talking on the phone with some companies I applied to. Other than that, BORING

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Come to the dark side, join the day cab gang. Drive a real truck

I don’t need to drive. A day cab every day will never happen unless it’s $1.00 per mile.

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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Traffic durring pandemic

Tremendously lighter traffic everywhere I’ve been. That’s the worst thing about when the crisis finally ends—everybody will be back onto the roads, visiting everything they missed.

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Are you finding enough to keep yourself busy Packrat or are you going insane?

Hopefully, I’ll be busy tomorrow talking on the phone with some companies I applied to. Other than that, BORING!!!

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

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A bigger thing I think about are Zombies.

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After the first month, it still is.

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But what if the Zombies have Covid-19!?

Platinum bullets.

Posted:  4 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

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A bigger thing I think about are Zombies.

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After the first month, it still is.

Posted:  6 days, 4 hours ago

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Road testing for Western prayers please

Awesome!

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Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Vent & Brag...

Vent: I was fired on Tuesday after turning down a dispatch from NC to NJ. First load I've turned down. Guess I won't answer any future questions about CFI.

Brag: I enjoy being home, not worrying about parking, it's a short walk to a bathroom, no wait time for a shower, and no clocks to keep an eye on.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Tomorrow will be boring

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Got 8.5 hours in.

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Keep working them half days and you're gonna get soft.

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Then he could apply to the WMPF!

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Gap in Resume

Have you tried writing, "looking for work" on the application gaps?

Posted:  1 week ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

I look forward to following along.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Help to Untangle snow chains

Best thing is to keep them neat from the start.

I lay mine out every August for a close inspection. I then take each individual chain and hold one area of it together with a large zip tie. After that, hang it on the rack.

I color code the zip ties for the particular chain types: single tire, dual chains, or wide based singles. This makes it much easier to identify when you need a certain chain.

If you don't have a rack, get one or have one built. I have two for the 16 chains I carry. Filthy, rusty tire chains belong outside the truck, not inside, under the bunk.

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Tomorrow will be boring

rofl-1.gif haven't started sweeping quite yet, we've loaded 2 trailers full of bread trays. Take them off pallets and separate by color. Fun fun

You switching over to numbers knowledge after lunch?

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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What is a normal wait time?

I wouldnt call... i would.put it in writing. Weekends can be bad with freight. that way it is documented. i would be messaging every 3 to 4 hours asking for an update.

A long time ago i asked to be preplanned "i can't sleep.without a load cause im afraid i won't hear it and wake. i don't want to be late, or worse, ha e an accident due to lack of sleep". that was enough to always be preplanned.

sqeaky wheel gets the grease. building a relationship with dispatch is paramount.

I completely agree with all of this.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

CNN and NBC are not a source of anything near the truth. Any subject.

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