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Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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BOSE ride seats

Has anyone heard much about these new BOSE truck seats that I've seen a few of the YouTube truckers talking about? Or better yet actually used one? Just wondering since BOSE has always been a very high quality product so wondering how they stack up to the rest of the field. Also anyone has any opinions on other good quality seat brands they like as well as the brands they hate?

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Need advice

So would I be I sane to leave this job because I'll never find a trucking company that would pay as much in the long run or because of the pension?

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Need advice

I have been looking into upgrading my CDL from a class B to a class A for a while now. I have been driving a bus for King County Metro which is a transit agency here in the Seattle, WA area. It's a good job, pay starts at 22.41 an hour and tops off around 32 to 34 an hour within 10 years. I have been doing my research and have been wanting to drive a truck for a while now. There are a lot of old veteran truck drivers here that now drive a bus and everyone tells me I'd be an idiot to give up this job and drive a truck. They all drove in the 70's, 80's, and 90's and they all tell me that the pay will never be what I could get here driving a bus and that I will hate the job. I'm honestly trying to ask if anyone on here agrees with them or thinks they are wrong. This is considered a state government job so it has a pension instead of a 401k. Would I make just as much in the long run as a truck driver? Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Taking a dog along with you

They truly are an amazing breed. I totally understand what you mean by how they just feel rejected when you leave for a few days or weeks. They are such a sensitive breed and truly connect with you on a much deeper level then most other breeds.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Confused what company to choose from help!

I just figured if they would allow a dog as big as a great dane then they must have a very flexible pet policy. I know they have a rider policy but I don't know too much about it. Look up Allie Knight on YouTube, she drives for Jim Palmer Trucking and has a lot of really great things to say about the company. Go back about 6 months or so in her videos to find where she started with the company. For a brand-new person fresh from CDL school. 40 to .45 a mile is pretty good. I have been really doing my homework on this company and I have yet to come across anything negative about them. There was another post I started on here about Jim Palmer Trucking, just search the company name in the search bar here and find my post. There has been a guy posting on there that has just started their orientation and will keep providing his feedback as he goes through training. So far he has said the company seems really good, going as far as to make him a welcome sign on the main entrance of the corporate building.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Confused what company to choose from help!

Flatie, look up Jim Palmer Trucking. They have the same training program as Prime and they also haul their freight. They start you off at .40 a mile after training and will pay up to .45 with incentives. I've been talking to their recruiters and they seem very nice and honest. All in all I truly think they are an amazing company. But like I said look into them and see what you think. They have a very friendly pet policy. Just to tell you how friendly their pet policy is they would allow me to bring a fully grown great dane.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Going from B to A

I am also a Class B driver as well and would also love to hear any inputs on whether we would have an advantage and find it easier to upgrade to a Class A or does having a B not make a difference when upgrading to an A?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Dogs

Anyone have any advice on how to keep a bowl of water available for your dog's while driving? I'm trying to find how to do this without sloshing water all over the truck while your driving? Short of just only being able to give them water when you are stopping for a break I'd like to see if there was a way to keep a source of water available for them when driving since they are large dogs and drink lots of water.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Owner Operator / Independent Contractor

Besides Schneider which other companies truly let you pick your own loads? I like how Schneider has it set up giving you the freedom to choose your load, where you want to go and when you want to take time off. Any other companies do that? Anyone aware if Jim Palmer Trucking happens to do that?

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Pre-trip test

I actually have my Class B CDL and I am looking into upgrading to a Class A. I drive a 60ft bus. I know the pre trip on a bus is different than on a semi truck. I'm just wondering how much different I'll be looking at here or if most of it is the same except for a few differences

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