Profile For PackRat

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  • Location:
    VA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 1 month ago

PackRat's Bio

I'm a rookie.

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Posted:  10 hours, 38 minutes ago

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PA interstates shutdown

There was a piece I read earlier concerning those that ignored the mandatory restrictions during the weekend. Many tickets were written with a hit of up to $300, plus court costs. That eats into the bottom line! Don't ignore the road signs.

Posted:  10 hours, 45 minutes ago

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TMC CDL (in-house) training day 1

Great updates! It's getting exciting now and the speed is picking up.good-luck.gif

Posted:  10 hours, 47 minutes ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Give it some time, even though I know the last thing you want to do now is be patient and wait some more. I would think you should here something back before the end of the week. In the grand scheme, you're only waiting a tiny amount of time. What about other companies that train and hire?

Posted:  10 hours, 56 minutes ago

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Unions

This guy posts like Todd. 500 words to say nothing.

Right on!

Posted:  13 hours, 25 minutes ago

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Snow expected from Utah to Idaho

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But my mentor is a lease op so he might let it go. He doesn't talk unless I ask questions. He has his beak in his phone almost 24 hours a day.

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That is why I am not a fan of lease drivers training, seems a lot of lease ops are more interested in extra money rather than training. Not that it doesn't happen with company drives as well.

I agree with that completely.

Posted:  13 hours, 34 minutes ago

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Packed and ready to head out to Wolding.

Glad you made it there safely.good-luck.gif

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Snow expected from Utah to Idaho

Could also just be some overflow that's getting onto the hot engine and components. Any tell-tale drips underneath when you're parked for awhile?

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Flatbed First-timer, from Teaching to Trucking

Never a dull moment, even when you're trying to sleep. Did your dashcam activate?

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Another long overdue update

Great to hear about Tyson also. We had a member here who went there and disappeared.

Good to see your return and read that things are going well. Probably disappeared in her dungeon.

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Tractor Man is Back!

Welcome back finally, TM!

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Help your fellow driver

Great job Mr. and Mrs. Turtle!dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Unions

Disorganized mob with a short-term shelf life. They will end up fading away like the "Occupy Wall Street" rabble did. Blocking interstate commerce and general traffic will accomplish one thing for sure: The general public will continue to believe most truckers are morons. That group strengthens those opinions.

Posted:  3 days, 16 hours ago

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Got my own truck

Good for you! A very exciting day in the journey. Congratulations!dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gif

Posted:  4 days, 11 hours ago

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Encountered today..

I have been at a few truck stops in Ohio and seen the Amish tie up their horse to a sign post or guardrail before going inside.

Posted:  6 days, 15 hours ago

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Boredom on the Road

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I'm just at the beginning of CDL training. Once I hit the road , ( be several months) I plan to write. ( Wrote a history of my life, growing up with 11 siblings. Formatted, the manuscript, and gave a copy to each of my sister's. For Christmas) they loved it.) Childhood memories are suppose to be good, " aren't they". Also, I'm going to do something for all you truckers! I in my former life was a chef. I'm thing on a " Keep on Trucking " cookbook. I'm thinking on a format of a rotating Dailey menu. To give diet variance. What everyone think?

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I yave written and published ebooks, audiobooks and paperbacks before I started trucking. In 3.5 years i have since only written 30,000 words of a new novel and the articles here.

i seriously dont have the time to concentrate on writing my novels. ;(

Plus all that time flying around on the broom with your cat.

Posted:  6 days, 16 hours ago

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Changing careers

Super job!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Millis Transfer training, Richfield Wisonsin

Don't count on a major weather difference as a given between the two states. In 2017, it snowed in Cartersville before it did in Richfield.

Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Drive time for student

Lol that is what the volume switch is for.

Exactly.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Passed my CDL

About time! Congratulations!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Posted:  1 week ago

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Sage Cdl Academy, part two (driving practice)

Well?

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