Profile For Diver Driver

Diver Driver's Info

  • Location:
    Youngsville, LA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 7 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 week, 2 days ago

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From a Trainer: Take This Seriously!

Just passed through Illinois today, on I-80. There was a white pick up on an overpass. No biggie.... I get there, and I see there driver put down a set of binoculars... sure as ****, 1 unit hidden on the on ramp waiting, and 4 others with cars pulled over.

I heard that they do that, but this is the first time I've seen it.

Put the phones down !!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Fighting the Trucking industry.

I heard that asshat on KC Phillips, when the suit went to the top court.

PRIME DOES NOT FORCE ANYONE INTO LEASING!!

Name a single "business" or hell... a mechanic who doesn't have to purchase thousands of dollars of gear to get into business. The only legit thing is that you no longer have to go through arbitration. As a diver, I was responsible for purchasing a 5k diving helmet and various other safety and personal gear. It was also my sole responsibility for the maintenance, and safety checks (required by the employer yearly) Oh.. and 8500.00 in schooling, and yearly physicals.

Everyone knows that lease and LP plans are geared to make money for the company.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Company drivers only get crappy used trucks

"John Deere" truck.... Problem solved !!rofl-2.gif

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company drivers only get crappy used trucks

Now I know your number!!!

WAIT.... if you didn't have my number, who have I been talking to all these years ?rofl-2.gif

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

Myself, Rainy, and Gary about to break bread at the Fire and Ice grill in Springfield, MO.

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company drivers only get crappy used trucks

Preview of new truck. It was still getting prepped when this was taken. Only draw back... them are Packer colors and I'm a Bears fan damn it!!!

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company drivers only get crappy used trucks

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company drivers only get crappy used trucks

I guess I didn't get the memo... I just took possession of my newest truck. A 2020 Cascadia with 24 miles on it. Man, af a company driver, we get stuck with the shi**iest equipment.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Food for thought from an o/o

Just to be nosey, What kind of limits are you looking at, and if I may ask, how much are they asking for in premiums?

Posted:  10 months ago

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Insta Pot?

I've got one and love it. I also have an electric skillet. The insta pot is awesome for steaming veggies, while you can use the skillet for steaks or what ever. The insta pot is also great for chilis and stews

Posted:  10 months ago

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Automatics?

I drive a 2019 cascadia with the 12 speed autoshift.

I really despise this one because of how it's set by my company. It's a complete slug and has no power whatsoever on a hill. It downshifts too late and upshifts too soon and tends to not be set to run in its sweet spot. Fuel economy is much worse than my old 2016 manual. They also have our manual mode disabled which I think is completely assinine.

For those reasons, I really really miss my old manual.

Now if this same truck had appropriate settings as recommended by freightliner? It would be a wonderful truck.

I never had a single "Over RPM" warning in my manual. Now in my auto, it's almost a daily occurrence. Even in cruise control, if I go up a hill it will downshift and bing, over RPM. Don't even get me started about pulling out of a driveway or off an exit ramp of the interstate. They've got these trucks set up to be turds for sure.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Prime TNT

That's ****ing disgusting ! You're a trainee, NOT an animal. Always work the chain of command though. Being it up to your trainer. If no results, send those pics to your fleet manager. NO ONE, should have to live in that mess. Like its been said, if he can't keep the inside of his "house" cleaner than that, I'm sure the DOT stuff is neglected as well.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week 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:  11 months, 3 weeks 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:  11 months, 3 weeks 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:  11 months, 3 weeks 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:  11 months, 3 weeks 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:  11 months, 4 weeks 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:  12 months 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:  12 months 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

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