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    Kalamazoo, MI

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    Experienced Driver

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    3 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Kenworth dashboard height

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I have legs that reach all the way to the ground, but I still keep the seat at it's highest adjustment in the Frightliner. I like the visibility it gives me. I think it might be a bit of a safety advantage, too.

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This is a common rookie mistake and misconception. Most experienced drivers keep their seat down low. Having it up high really cuts off the circulation to your legs. A lot of drivers start seeing their ankles swelling from keeping the seat too high. You want to easily be able to slip your hands under your legs with your feet flat on the floor.

Not to mention blood clots.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Hauling drywall mud buckets/ joint compound

I would see if they have some empty pallets you could use and put them strategically on top of the buckets and strap them down. Also the brick boards on the sides will help, and tarping over the top of the buckets and tightening straps down on the tarps to try and hold them all together.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Feeling abused

I usually pay to be abused, and you are complaining about getting paid and abused at the same time? Where do I sign up?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Very concerned about CPAP

I got used to it after a while. You need to find a type of mask that will work for you. I went through 5 before I found one I could use reliably.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Well this was a fun load

Tarp it, and put straps outside of the tarps also, it will hold it all together.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Got my cdl in late February, but haven't used it yet....Is that bad?

If you go too long, you might be required to take a refresher course.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Got To Get A Sleep Study Done

Jamie-

As a person who has done the sleep study, it's not the most pleasant evening or night but it's tolerable. They will find out how many times you wake up during the night. And may have you change masks. The mask I have is a ResMed Air Fit P10 Nasal Air Pillows. In other words they are just for going in the nose not a full mask. Not that I could have a full mask with a beard. But once you get used to it (a couple of nights at most), it's tolerable.

i don't remember if Rainy still uses one or not. But she also had this cleaning machine which was pretty cool.

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So maybe it will work for you?

That's the one I just bought about 4 months ago, it's the BEST JERRY, THE BEST!

Posted:  5 months ago

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No power from power supply chord

What do you have it hooked to? The 12vdc accessory terminals on the bottom of the dashboard?

Oh wait, they don't have those anymore. But there is usually an accessory power connection block somewhere. Google it for your tractor. And check the fuse in the CB power cord.

Posted:  5 months ago

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No power from power supply chord

What do you have it hooked to? The 12vdc accessory terminals on the bottom of the dashboard?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Moving Truck Question

Many of them just drive from the mover's yard to another yard, and another (shorter) tractor delivers it.

Posted:  5 months ago

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CDL Permit exam

"What a PIN in MY balloon!"

LOL never heard that one before.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Non-alcoholic beer

Non-alcoholic beer can contain up to .5% alcohol and still be call non-alcoholic. I wouldn't try it unless you are trying to lose your job/CDL.

I know you asked specifically about Heine, I was talking generally.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Non-alcoholic beer

Non-alcoholic beer can contain up to .5% alcohol and still be call non-alcoholic. I wouldn't try it unless you are trying to lose your job/CDL.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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First week...are all companies schedules this tight?

Sometimes there is a delivery appointment on the bills, just to fill the space. I have had many loads with appointments that are bogus, no appointment needed. I would call someone and check.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Why Won't This Company Let You Tarp On Their Property?

I don't think it's liability. It's probably a space issue. Whether it's on their property or not, they will still be liable.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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OUCH, driver.

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Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Maverick vs. TMC

TMC only takes CDL students from select states in the midwest. But I think they sometimes make exceptions you'll have to contact them.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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The Sapp Bros., Lee & Bill

It's amazing to me how they make coffee in those giant pots. Must take a lot of coffee grounds.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Clean tarps?

I've hauled pretty much everything that needs to be tarped. Cleaning them isn't really necessary. You're not going to be putting them on any loads of fine linens or small children that shouldn't get dirty.

Unless it's something stinky or nasty like raw cowhides or garbage like Old School mentioned. Then I would try to get routed by the shop and trade them in for replacements.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Clean tarps?

I've hauled pretty much everything that needs to be tarped. Cleaning them isn't really necessary. You're not going to be putting them on any loads of fine linens or small children that shouldn't get dirty.

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