Profile For PotatoMan

PotatoMan's Info

  • Location:
    Rochester , NY

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

PotatoMan's Bio

Young guy looking to get into OTR. I love hunting, fishing, food, the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, Notre Dame football and the Chicago Cubs.

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Posted:  5 years ago

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Perks😊

Be careful with that stuff my man, best tasting laxative you'll ever drink..

Posted:  5 years ago

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Do I Have Any Say in Which Region I Haul?

Thanks for the advice everyone,

I guess I was trying to cherry pick areas with good weather a little, snow doesn't bother me at all as I'm smack dab in the middle of Rochester and Buffalo, and rain doesn't bug me either, but Tornados just scare the hell out of me. I think the odds of actually being in one have to be pretty low but that doesn't make them any better. Have any of you guys ever had run-ins or close calls with them?

Also I get I won't be able to do a Western regional as I live in NY but if I'm solo will I not be able to get out there (West)? While a good paying job, and the ability to save a large portion of my income (no mortgage or rent) are the main things that attract me to OTR, there is defiantly an attraction to getting out of the northeast and seeing the rest of the country (especially the West/Southwest). If I drive solo for a larger company (i.e prime or roehl) will I be limited in loads that get out of the midwest/northeast?

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What to do When You Know a Bad Storm is Coming?

Sweet, thanks guys.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Do I Have Any Say in Which Region I Haul?

If you are working for a large company that hauls all over the country do you have any say in where you go (general region)? For example if I wanted to spend spring and summer in the Western states could my dispatcher make that happen and still get me miles? Or do I just go wherever my dispatcher sends me?

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What to do When You Know a Bad Storm is Coming?

What do you do when you know a severe storm is coming? For example, if I am going from Kentucky to Kansas and there is a line of storms with tornado warnings and high winds coming what is the procedure?

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How to listen to or stream Sports Games.

Hey all,

Any of you people out there big sports fans? If so how do you follow your teams?

Posted:  5 years ago

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New Trucker Advice for Fun on Breaks and Resets

Hi All,

I'm new to the site and to trucking in general. I've been going to college for a few years but its just not working out, I've decided to give college a break and try OTR for a year to see if it works for me. I'm single, no kids, not much debt and I have a travel itch, so I think that if I'm not paying for an apartment or house then I could put some decent money in the bank.

My question is how realistic is doing fun things on breaks/resets? I've read different things from Brett and Daniel about biking, jogging,HS football games, Pro Sports games, races ect. Will I actually have time to do these things? Is there places to park to go to games? If I was out west or in the Northeast would fishing be realistic (I love fly fishing for trout). I am also a big baseball fan, are there places to park and get a taxi or something into a city to get to a game? Are you allowed to leave the truck if you are a company driver?

Any advice would be appreciated, I have alot more questions but I figured this is a good start. Thanks!

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