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Diver Driver's Info

  • Location:
    Youngsville, LA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 9 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:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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What Would You Do In This Situation?

WHAT IF... What if OS couldn't get the grain truck to pull up, and the flat bed was hauling hazmat....?

What if OS got the grain truck to pull up through the light, but a car ran into the truck that just ran the red light ?

I'd much rather have OS block the tracks for a few min. A typical red light is shorter in duration than a radio break for commercials.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Hours of Service changes

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Me personally, I think it's a big nothing burger. With all the B.S. that's been going around with this, I think they could have come up with something better.

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DD.....a profound thought just arrived in my head. Think about this and tell me what you think. How about a voice for truckers that actually "Gets It"?

How about we send Rainy to f'ing DC as a lobbyist for the truckers??? How awesome would that be?

All those in favor say AYE!

For sure ! Rainy would have those politicians crying within 10 min. Lol

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Hours of Service changes

I think a huge part of the problem is that their hands are being tied by all these non trucking safety groups that have no clue what it's like to drive a truck.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Hours of Service changes

Me personally, I think it's a big nothing burger. With all the B.S. that's been going around with this, I think they could have come up with something better.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Low Clearances Not Listed in Rand McNally - WTH?

Look in Chicago... THAT will make you say "WTAF!!" No listings, because the streets are not "truck routes". The number in the Atlas directs you to a recording stating that the number you called is invalid, and has moved. Please call xxx-xxx-xxxx. And some overpasses (Damen ave near Archer Ave. (Grew up there)) are not even posted on the overpass itself. (GPS caught it) THEN, Mrs. Mcnally wanted me to take Western BLVD instead of Western AVE. (They run parallel to each other.) BLVD. in Chicago is like PKWY in N.Y. you don't go there...

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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What are those cylinders you see on the side of some older tractors?

But they look better on the outside because you can put chicken lights on the front and rear, then put a colored LED ring inside the top, under the cover.

Yes indeed!!!! Love them chicken lights.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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I made a little guys day

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I think I get a bigger kick out of it than the people requesting it.... Ask Rainy, she knows how I love to get on the air horn. rofl-2.gif

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OMG! Yes, he blows my headset speakers out occasionally. I think he broke both my ear drums. He is going to get a ticket one day for noise pollution and disturbing the peace.

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Well shoot, since I'm a Prime driver I'm not gonna get a speeding ticket, might as well get one for something.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Offset backing advice needed, please!!

Here is a link to a video that helped me even I was in school. For some reason I can't get it to post, so you'll have to cut and paste. Or, just look up "offset backing" on youtube. Good luck.

https://youtu.be/M4XFLZ39cGk

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

I drove 630 miles through pouring rain and fog to find a truck stop with one blindside back and a long nose Pete sticking out from across the aisle. It took me a little bit to get in. Then some guy on a dedicated route who doesnt need to shower or fuel during his day and has no parking worries says "C'mon man" to me!

An idiot driver at my terminal left his lock on the trailer and when he was called and given the option to remove it cause the empty trailer was now assigned to me, he yelled at me like i was at fault. They could have cut off the $150 lock C'mon man!

Another idiot driver didnt pull into the space far enough and it was really tight to pull through.... proving not all pull throughs are the same. I knocked on the door but no answer. I kept inching forward then noticed the other driver smoking a cigarette. She didnt even bother to pull forward to help me. Then she got nasty with me about waking her up as if hitting her trailer would be the best option. C'mon woman!

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lightweight vs. Condo

You stash the seat on the cat walk. rofl-2.gif

Seriously though, (I ran a lightweight for over a year) the terminal takes it out and stores it with all their other stuff.

The foreman grill will fit under your bunk no problem. I've seen some people make a whole storage rack over the foot of the bunk. Get creative, but be careful about drilling holes for things. (I just wouldn't)

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Truckers are now turning into Youtubers as a side hustle

Sorry.... I'm a guy who loves women. I don't watch soap operas. Whether they're called "Y&R" or "Little dumb azz trucker." rofl-2.gif

Oh sorry, I forgot... C'MON MAN!!!!!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Truckers are now turning into Youtubers as a side hustle

Sorry.... I'm a guy who loves women. I don't watch soap operas. Whether they're called "Y&R" or "Little dumb azz trucker." rofl-2.gif

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

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Pull Throughs are for Double Pups and Newbies, in MY opinion.

C'MON MAN, get a grip!! CHEERS!!

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And lazy people. I'm lazy! Give me that pull through!

Work smarter, not harder. smile.gif

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

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Pull Throughs are for Double Pups and Newbies, in MY opinion.

C'MON MAN, get a grip!! CHEERS!!

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And lazy people. I'm lazy! Give me that pull through!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

C'MON MAN!!! I get parked no problem. Then *insert company name here* comes along and takes my hood off....

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Prime Inc Issues New Pay Raise Toay

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Solo company drivers START at 45 cpm In a lightweight, that means you'll make 50cpm to start. That does not include the bonuses that you'll get weekly for fuel savings, utility, and safety

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I’m confused how are light weight making 50 𝐜pm ?

Sorry. Punctuation is everything. 45 cpm in a condo. 50 cpm in a lightweight. LWs make an extra 5 cpm.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

What is with the angled spots that are angled to force you to do a blind side back!? - "C'MON MAN"

If you try to do pull through, but there's someone in the front spot, you're now forced to blindly back out into traffic.

All it would take is to reverse the angles, and everything would be fixed.

But... we are taking T/A

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Crooked Lines

I was at a truck stop and was fighting to get straight in my spot. Finally finished and did a walk around. The lines were so crooked I said to myself: Self, I wonder who the Fkn Walleyed drunk was who painted these lines. They need a boot in their azz.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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The Proper Way To Merge?

Ah, the oft debated subject of merging. My opinion?

What should happen:

Everyone stays in their lane until they reach the merge point, then take turns getting into the travel lane. Very efficient, nobody gets upset, smooth operation.

What actually happens:

Driver thinks it's better to get in line early, then is immediately passed by a dozen other vehicles, trucks and four wheelers alike. Driver is somehow surprised by this, and now angered. "Well I got in line way back there, so I'm sure as hell not going to let anybody in front of me now!" Temps flare, brakes are jammed, bottleneck worsens.

I'm a firm believer in maintaining your lane until the merge point. Because if you get in line a mile back and expect everybody to follow suit, I'm sorry but you're foolish. It'll never happen. Someone will always see that open lane and take it, ticking you off.

That said, if everyone in front of me is merging early, I'll do the same, knowing a bunch of cars will probably pass me. But I don't care, it doesn't upset me. I'll let them in at the merge point because in the big picture, I'd rather have them in front of me anyway.

There are construction zones with signs specifically saying to "Stay in lane until merge point". When the drivers follow those signs, I've found it to be the most efficient and courteous way of merging.

That's my take anyway

I try to keep the visual of a glass full of big rocks (trucks) they are stuck. But you can add small rocks and sand (4 wheelers and bikes) and they will flow around you. While I might block a car on the shoulder, a bike will always get a pass. Just my personal feelings.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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I made a little guys day

I think I get a bigger kick out of it than the people requesting it.... Ask Rainy, she knows how I love to get on the air horn. rofl-2.gif

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