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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Do you think Werner will fire me?

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A lot of you guys did act a bit safety nazi like. I have done the same thing myself pretty much back when I was with cre. Had been out on the road for four months without a single day home so even though I knew it was against the rules I did not really care. Just do not get caught.

Chance the consequences sometimes, know what I mean? Whatever happens will happen.

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You do realize what will happen to you if you get pulled in for a DOT inspection and they find an unauthorized passenger in your CMV right? You might as well start looking for another industry to join if that happens.

As for the underlined, you terrify me. That type of mentality has gotten innocent people killed.

Be afraid, me having someone riding in the truck is is going to kiss us all!

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Do you think Werner will fire me?

A lot of you guys did act a bit safety nazi like. I have done the same thing myself pretty much back when I was with cre. Had been out on the road for four months without a single day home so even though I knew it was against the rules I did not really care. Just do not get caught.

Chance the consequences sometimes, know what I mean? Whatever happens will happen.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Idling at a truck stop

Just pulled over for the night in south Dallas right now and it is about 85 degrees outside. Why would you want to sweat? Sure would not be able to sleep at all in that. Truck is going to be idling all night long.

Friend of mine idles no matter what the temperature is outside. Says he needs the rumbling of the truck to get him to sleep.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Which companies have driver facing cameras?

C.R. ENGLAND does not that I know of.

Conway does, I heard.

I drove six months for CR England and every truck I was in had two way facing cameras. They even have training videos of their own drivers with those cameras capturing them a few seconds before and after serious accidents.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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I've got this whole state to myself!

TT big brother is watching you

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Werner dollar tree account

Summer is coming upon us. Do you really want to be drenched in sweat for five hours at each stop? It gets hotter and hotter the farther back into the trailer you go, far hotter than the outside temperature even.

I would not do that account again even for twice as much money as what you are being offered. No exaggeration.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Off Duty at Receiver

You guys got real sensitive elogs there. At jbhunt we can drive around at any speed up to two miles before we get automatically changed over to driving. I always go to sleeper or off duty when at a shipper or receiver for any good amount of time.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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A rookie truck driver's first week

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You had to back out after fueling? Never had to deal with a place like that before.

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No the scale was where you would swing out to turn into the pumps. You can't swing out wide enough to get in the stalls straight. There was only two pumps that were accessible for semis because of where the scale is. I was able to pull forward out of the pumps but it was super close on the right side.

If you were able to pull forward though, what was stopping you from fueling up the reefer?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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A rookie truck driver's first week

You had to back out after fueling? Never had to deal with a place like that before.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Werner denied employment due to medications prescribed.

Is there no way you could just stop taking them? That would solve a lot of problems and should make you feel a lot better.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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So easy to run out of time.

No way that you could have broken the pallet up so the forklift could lift it?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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45/90 sight side angle backing, how do you pros do it?

I got the kind of job where I have to back up into crazy configurations a dozen times a day so I learned pretty quick.

You have all these formulas. Illustrations and setups that a football coach could fill an entire blackboard with. In theory it works when practicing in a perfect and controlled environment, but like you said that you are rarely ever able to do this at a truckstop. All this turning the steering wheel all the way this way and that way.

Pay attention to where the tires on your rear axle are at and what happens with them when you move. It slowly seeps in without you even trying. Keep the practice up. The amount you need to turn the wheel will get easier and easier to figure out just by looking at your tandems and what you need to do with them.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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The Hell With Schneider National Family Dollar Account!

Ok. So, I went to my dollar stores. Looks like you just pull up along side the store and unload. I'm sure it can be harder in most cases.

My question is, it sounds like Schneider gave you extra training for that account. I know they want you to succeed. Was it not enough training?

Some stores will be easier than others to back up to. Most awkward backing job I ever had was a FD store down in Laredo Tx. I had to back the truck up on a slope so high and crooked that not only did it require the tandems to be slid all the way back to keep from scraping the ground with the bumper, but ended up with the forward set of trailer tires completely off the ground.

Just imagine what it was like unloading after that.

I even got a compliment from this scary tough sixty year old mexican looking super trucker guy on my backing job at another particularly frightening looking FD store. That is how intense it will be each day. There have been a few stores that I know I would never have been able to figure out back when I first started.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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The Hell With Schneider National Family Dollar Account!

The family dollar deliveries definitely aint the best place to start out your career.

You got to really know what you are doing when it comes to backing and unloading. You better be young and full of stamina, especially with summer coming up. It gets hotter and hotter the farther back you go in that thing. Even when it is freezing outside you can still work up a big old sweat.

Then on top of that you have to drive to you next stop while exhausted.

I always move aside for the Family Dollar and Dollar General trucks when at a tuckstop, let them go in front of me when waiting to fuel up, just out of total respect for those folks.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Safe truck stops in OKC?

This is Oklahoma City USA we are talking about right? Unless you are talking about some middle eastern terrorist country then you got nothing to worry about. Yes it is a big city but I cannot remember a single time ever feeling unsafe at any truckstop there. I stop in okc over night at least a couple times a month.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Why do drivers do this?

It is easier to get your trailer lined up to the dock with the doors closed.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Charitable donation of trucking services?

Being a business they will be able to deduct all expenses(fuel, depreciation, wages) like they normally would, the exact same as if it was a paid load. The only difference is they will not be receiving any revenue.

There will be no special tax credit they receive for doing that.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Hearing loss in one ear

I have horrible hearing in my left ear. The doctor even noticed a hole in it from a ruptured eardrum but passed my two physicals so far no problem at all.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Hurting Hands, Hurting for Advice

Get a suicide knob

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Week 3 of 4 driving with a less than good trainer

I know how you feel in not wanting to look like a whiner to the company. My first trainer a bit like that.

Maybe though if you become number five to walk out on him, the company will finally see a pattern with this guy and you will save a potential future student of his from going through what you are trying to endure.

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