Profile For Arlander S.

Arlander S.'s Info

  • Location:
    TX

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Another day another dollar

Thankful for being a tired trucker, and having a great company that keeps me moving. Not that I haven't been pushed to the limit. And there are times when I think I won't be able to drive one more mile. The loads are more than one man can carry, literally. When my company sees that I have the ability to successfully manage my drive time, I wonder do they understand the physical and psychological toll it takes?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Let's revive Errols' backing practice

Looks like many drivers have turned right on 24th then left on 2nd and backed in from there.

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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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I Get to Get Back To Work

But Seriously, I always look at the work week as a race or game with Friday or Saturday the finish line/reward. Try not to look at Monday as the end of the fun time but Try to make it the start of the next race. Getting off to a good start makes the time fly by so focus on whatever makes your weekend your time and it will be in your lap before you know it!

Other thing that may help is think how lucky you are that every Monday is a different load going to who knows where else! Most peoples job are the exact same setting with the same co workers doing the same thing all day every day with zero variety

Thanks for the advice. Will try to plan on making Monday like the adventure it is!!!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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I Get to Get Back To Work

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What's a weekend?

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Iโ€™ve owned a business for the last 12 years!!! Whats a day off????

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You know thats the goal, but Im still just a company man.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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I Get to Get Back To Work

First day of the week, "Thank God it's Monday, I get to get back to work". It's usually the other way around. Yeah the first day of the week is a dread because the fun times of the weekend are over. That mentality permeates my life causing me to have a less than outgoing outlook on the work week. Over time the negative mindset not only causes dread but zaps the energy out of performing the task needed for driving. An example of my dreaded work week involves starting a long haul and having to drive long hrs. I know I can perform the duty, but I don't enjoy the process. What are somethings I can do to start enjoying my Monday drive shifts?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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How much of the country do you actually get to see?

Truckerpath has hotels with truck parking on it. This helped me when I had a day cab loaner truck but might also help you if you wanted to spend a weekend off duty on a vacation. Keep in mind where you park at for a otr vacation. Try to find a spot where when you come back your bumper isnโ€™t laying on the ground. A good dash cam that could run while your gone would be a good idea.

Trucker path and a good dash cam๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

I took this from the parking lot of the Nashville TA truck stop this evening. Wish I'd been about 10 minutes sooner.

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TA off 40 great skyline!!!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Show some respect and gratitude

Hey, to me thatโ€™s what this site is all about. Some very experienced drivers willing to give advice. Iโ€™m very thankful and grateful for each person here that gives up there precious time to help the rookies !

Yeah man I been driving for 2 yrs and just realize I got alot of learning to do.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Show some respect and gratitude

Hey drivers. Being, learning, helping, listening, watching other drivers, taking advice, researching about the parts of the truck. The other day I had a mechanical issue and when I didn't know what was wrong I talked with my boss and explained the issue. He was more knowledgeable about my issue and told me where to go and get it fixed. In no time the repairman had me up and running. I used to think being a driver was an individual thing. I work by myself, I get things done, nobody but myself knew what needed to be done. That is not at all true. All the other men and women who are apart of this industry combiner are a hidden treasure. They have seen more have been there and done that and got the t-shirt. I consider my short experiment into trucking quiet frankly just a drop in the bucket compared to all the other drivers.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Think Only Newbies Have Accidents? Think Again! - article by Rainy

Looking on this website for awhile, got interested in trucking for the opportunity to do something better with my life. I got my CDL in 2018 from one of the Mega carriers and had so many hard lessons to learn and alot of humbling moments: had two backing incidents and went off road once. BUT the lessons haven't stopped, lol. I was making a delivery, the other day in a tight area, pulled up to straighten the tractor and BAMMM. That sound was my bumper wiping out on the curb. The day was supposed to be an easy delivery and then split to the terminal. Let me tell you after knocking off my bumper I spent almost 10 hrs waiting around for another new replacement bumper. What made it worse was the dock workers just standing around and watching my bumper drag on the ground while I had to finish backing. HAHA

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