Profile For Diver Driver

Diver Driver's Info

  • Location:
    Youngsville, LA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 5 months ago

Diver Driver's Bio

Military veteran, and laid off Oilfield Commercial Diver. Looking to start a new career as a big rig driver, and see the rest of our beautiful country.

Just completed training and am now a solo company driver.

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CALL SAFETY

Scenerio: You're sleeping and someone / something hits your truck. You wake up to find that there is now a scratch on your fender. Nothing big, and certainly not enough to report to your insurance company, (L/O O/O) and your company won't have it fixed.

But why should you still call safety then!?

We had an actual case where one of our drivers was acused of causing an accident. The driver of the car said that our driver hit them, which caused the wreck. The police came out and found rub marks that could be consistent with what the other driver was saying. Our driver claimed that the rub marks were preexisting damage. The Police, getting ready to issue citations asks for proof that the rub marks were preexisting.... Our driver contacts safety, and they send over copies of the damage that was reported previously.

Had our driver NOT called in, the police would have issued our driver the citations.

So yeah, report everything. It might just save your ass in the long run.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Just smashed a deer

I got a 2 for 1 this winter in PA. 2 small ones sitting in the fast lane of the interstate. Dimmed the lights, blew the air horn, and even slowed down a bit. (Middle of the night, no one around me) all they did was look at me and didn't try to move until my deer guard hit them. Called it in, and I was good to go.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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CMV Weight Issues

TYSON: Trucker You're Staying Over Night

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Question About Driving In High Winds

You can use this as a guide. But YOU are the captain of your own ship. If you are white knuckling the steering wheel, you're driving beyond your comfort and skill levels, and need to shut it down.

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Question About Driving In High Winds

You can use this as a guide. But YOU are the captain of your own ship. If you are white knuckling the steering wheel, you're driving beyond your comfort and skill levels, and need to shut it down.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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The photo and opportunity that took almost 7 years to achieve!

Now THAT is a wiggle wagon ! Congrats !

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Final Recap and Impressions of Roehl and Their Get Your CDL Program

WOW...... so you sign a contract... don't have the integrity, balls, or honor to complete your commitments, but it's Roehl's fault. What fancy school taught you that, that's how things work in the real world. Do you really think ANY of these companies are in the market to train you for your next job ?

Prime example for what others shouldn't do.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Suspicion drug test

Believe it or not this same sort of thing happend to me when I took my pre employment physical for commercial diving. I got a huge lecture from the doctor. Then the company asked my 4 other class mates, and they all said hell no Jerry didn't smoke week. Granted, 6 months prior, when I got out of the Navy I smoked like a chimney. But once I started dive school, I gave it up and never looked back.

So my experience was that I went home and started contacting other labs, and getting the "Sure you're clean, you druggy." attitude until one person listened to the whole story. Come to find out, the first test is non dot test and if you pass, your good to go. If you fail, they send it to a "stricter"? lab and those are the results that will actually stand in court. Mine cleared the second lab and I was hired without incident.

You don't really have a recourse (but i'm not a lawyer) but the best of luck to you

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Double tax for truck driver

I live in Lousy-anna (yeah I hate it here) but work for Prime, which is based in Missouri. Under your example, I'd be paying Missouri state income tax. I DON'T. Check your W-4.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Prime CDL Training

🤔🤔 do you mean the wrong way slanted parking spots at the TA ? (You either have to blind side or pull in)

Or

Do you mean the docks on an incline, that you have to slide your tandems back after you get about to the door, or you'll rip the skirts off your trailer. Oh, and let's not forget the moveable wooden ramps that you have to get your trailer tires up on so they can get into your trailer.

Yeah, good times !

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Driver Facing Camera

Me personally, I wouldn't work for a carrier that had them. That's just my opinion. Prime doesn't have them, or the outward cameras either.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Funny not funny. Watch the video

THIS is why you don't trust a GPS. Yes, that includes Rand McNally Don't trust the GPS

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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A strong case for much better needed trucker security and the laxing of gun laws nationwide.

One wintery night last winter I had a delivery across the street from the projects in Cleveland, OH. Having my girlfriend on board along with my 2 dogs, I just did the following. Drivers side door as close to the parked trailer next to me as possible. Run the seat belt through the door handles, and then tie rope between the two doors. Bam... no one gets in. Bat...I mean tire thumper next to my bunk.

100% legal in even the most idiotic liberal, anti gun state, and Canada

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Cleaning Supplies

Windex and Rain-x for windows (only need to rain-x the driver's side) I have a battery operated air freshener hung up in the front of the cab.

Febreeze for bedding, Clorox disinfectant wipes for the dash, Clorox everywhere wipes for my dishes.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

Hey, it happens to the best of us. I was fighting with this spot that I was determined to get into. A stranger walks past and says "hey driver, take that spot over there, so you don't have to fight. "

There was a spot on the end of the row on the corner (no one would clip my front end) that was wide open and it would be a straight line back.

Sometimes you are more tired than you realize, and get tunnel vision.

A minor dining to your truck that probably won't even get fixed before it's sold.

Keep your chin up.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Been Awhile

Been running a TND 740 for about a year now. The thing I've noticed is that trip planning is CRITICAL when using it. It will try and route you down some very narrow (1 lane bridge anyone?) roads that may be legal, but you shouldn't really be on. The problem is when your in an area where your atlas doesn't have a detailed view. Anyway, if your careful with it, and just remember that its a tool, you should be good.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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I'm bored and homeless in Pittston PA

:P Not today my sweet ! I'm in cajun land, on home time. Have to get some other newbie for your dungeon. lol

Really happy to hear that your back up and moving, my friend !

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Just When You Think You've Seen It All...

This Friday (9-7-18) I was heading North on I-81 in Virginia. I heard some squawking on the CB.... less than a mile up the road I see a big dust cloud, and a truck with its cab wedged into the trees 90 degrees to its trailer. It had just happened right before I got there. There was already two 4 wheelers stopping to help, so I kept going.

Posted:  9 months ago

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On the subject of CB radios.......

I have the Cobra 29LX. I like the fact that it has weather band, and I can set that to come on even when the truck is off.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Prime new driver pay

Don't let the lightweight term scare you. I was in a LW for over a year. Yes, it's cramped, but they will take out the front seat for you so you can install a fridge, if you like. The 5 cents a mile really adds up quick. Especially when you start getting your fuel and other bonuses.

After you finish your training, and go in to upgrade, they'll more than likely give you a LW. You can request a condo, but if they don't have one available, and you're adamant about getting a condo, you'll have to pay for your own hotel while you wait.

I was gonna go that route until my fleet manager told me that it would probably be best to just take the LW truck. (Trainers and teams have first dibs) After a year of driving a LW, my girlfriend was gonna come out on the road with me, so I needed to get the condo. It was no problem getting into the condo. I was just reminded about the cut in pay.

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