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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Diversity of Equipment

Swift is arguably one of the companies with the most variety of driving positions.

Hey bro, that's what I figured too, thanks!

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Diversity of Equipment

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If I'm not mistaken, prime has reefer, flatbed and tanker. Probably worth a look.

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This is true. And 3% of our freight is Hazmat, such as detergents and paints.

Heavy haul, doubles, car haulers will all be more dangerous for newer drivers and so specialized i seriously doubt you will find them at a starter/training company.

Thanks sis!

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Diversity of Equipment

If I'm not mistaken, prime has reefer, flatbed and tanker. Probably worth a look.

Thanks bro

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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From Company truck driver to owner operator questions

Hey all, I have a thought. If somebody saved up enough to buy, let's say, a $30,000.00 truck, with straight cash, and they saved up, like a $60,000.00 maintaiance account, and they saved up, like a $15,000 insurance account, and they save up, like a $15, 000.00 tax account, and they saved up, like a $40,000.00 anti-factoring account. And, another $10,000 for misc expenses, like IFTA fees. Is it possible, to run a profitable trucking company, then┬┐ Given, that one gets slightly below average freight rates? And, they keep on top, of their maintaince, with preventative maintaince, rather than reactive maintaince. Look, I like to entertain ideas, alright. There has got to be a profitable business model, for this, guys. Also, what other fees are missing? Dare you entertain this?

Posted:  5 months, 4 weeks ago

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Diversity of Equipment

Hi all, So, I'm wondering. What is the best company sponsored training company, that has the most diverse equipment, such as: flatbed, heavy haul, oversized, tanker, hazmat, combination, doubles and triples, specialized, reefer, dry van, car hauler, etc. The idea is to test everything, possible, to see what's enjoyable.

Thanks in advance!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection - My Way! A must see!

Hey bro, your pictures are extremely valuable in learning the pre-trip, without a tractor/trailer, and I am VERY thankful for what you did! Do any of you all know of a book or books, that could be used, to go deeper, beyond the minimum checks. For instance, when checking the oil level, it is wise, to check out how thick or thin the oil is. That is not mentioned, in the class A manual. It is better to fix a problem, early, than having down time, which equals death of the business, or bordering on it.

Thanks in advance, all!

Chris

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Life On The Road (training)

Hey Errol, you said above, "Particular arrangements depend on your mentor. You should have storage for your own food, including cooler if your mentor has one."

I was wondering, is glass a bad idea to use in trucks. For instance, would it be a bad idea to use a glass 5 gallon bottle to store water in, while the truck is moving. Also, for storage, would it be a bad idea to use the Pyrex glass containers with glass top and silicon lid seal inside a freezer, while the truck is moving. Any insight that anybody has on these two inquiries would be greatly appreciated. As, I am trying my best to keep my health in tact. Thanks guys

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection - My Way! A must see!

Hey Daniel, CAPITAL THANK YOU, for putting this Pre-Trip study guide together. Now, I just have to study my head off and figure this out.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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List of Questions to ask a Recruiter

Hey Daniel, I guess that these questions are going to have to be asked the hard way. Is there a way to contact the carrier directly, thereby bypassing the recruiter.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Failed my backing tests again! Ugh!

Hey Travis, thanks for encouraging me! I LIKE your attitude. Nobody put a time limit on you when you were learning to walk. I'm glad that you don't have a jerk company not willing to train you properly who all they want to do is suck up your money. Road master, you say? Maybe Road master is not a jerk company.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Test Taking Advice

Hey, thanks for the advice, Brett.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Test Taking Advice

Hey guys, there are many knowledge tests that can be taken for the CDL. I want to get all of the endorsements. I would rather not be slammed with taking them all at once. What is the best way to take those tests? Thanks in advance

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Hazmat Endorsement Reward VS Risks

Hey guys, thanks for the insight. Now I know that me studying for the Tanker and Hazmat endorsements isn't a joke or done in vain.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Hazmat Endorsement Reward VS Risks

Hey guys, I was wondering if you all think that it is worth it to get the Hazmat Endorsement. I mean, is the reward worth the risks?

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Skid Pads

Hey guys, do truck driving schools generally provide skid pad training to prevent both tractor and trailer jackknifing and controlling skids and things of that nature? Here's a cool video I found. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFgmzzCcGHQ

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Teams

Our truck has a bed restraint that looks like a cargo net, here is a link to what it looks like.

http://www.thetruckersreport.com/study-shows-danger-of-sleepers/

It sets up to where it doesnt touch you while you sleep. It has kept me from being thrown in the floor by my partner during an oh **** moment lol.

Oh, thanks for enlightening me on that, guys!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Teams

Hey guys, I was wondering. When running teams, the idea is to keep the truck constantly rolling, for the most part. Do you all ever run into problems with wearing a seat belt? I mean, how can you sleep and wear a seat belt at the same time? Is there some kind of bed-restraint that is similar to a seat belt?

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Spring Hangers for movement of axle

Oh great.. try to help a guy out and get reported!! Hahhah

There is a great video on youtube by apex driving school for pretrip that helped me. The parts are the same just in different places than what you will drive. It really helped me under d and study

Btw.. I'm not a bro lol

Haha, yeah, truckers, for the most part, don't like snitches nor snobby people. I, myself, am among them. Although, I'm not a trucker yet. We DON'T like being micromanaged. BTW, thanks for the tip on the Youtube video. LATER SIS!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Spring Hangers for movement of axle

It's part of the suspension system. Some trailers have leaf Springs soem have airbags... u have then on th w tractor as well

Alright, thanks bro

Btw, I hit the red report button "BY ACCIDENT", oops, haha

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Spring Hangers for movement of axle

Hey guys,

I was wondering if somebody knows what a "Spring hanger that allow movement of axle from proper position" is. That's a picture from the DMV Class A manual from California Page 2-2. But, that still doesn't tell me what a Spring hanger that allows movement of an axle from its proper position is. A clear picture or an explanation in la-men's terms would be nice, as well. Thanks! Suspension.jpg

Thanks!

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