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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Level 2 inspection violation

Hey guys so I was running up in the mountains today. I was 12 miles from my destination when I noticed my mudflap started hanging loose. I had nowhere safe to pull over and take a look so I had to keep going. Well I got super lucky and a highway patrol pulled me over and gave me a level 2. He was nice but wrote the mudflap on the inspection. No citation just said to have it fixed and mail the paper in within 15 days. I asked him if my company doesn’t do it in time will it affect me and he said NO it goes on their CSA not mine. My DM said nothing will go against me too. But I just find that hard to believe. Am I all anxious over nothing? I feel stupid for not just pulling off on the side of the highway for a quick fix but I guess an inspection is better than causing an accident or worse...

Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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Schneider road test

Hey so I'm just wondering. I'm about to leave the company I'm at for a local schneider gig. I just want to know what they expect on the road test? I float gears all day and don't really double clutch. Think that might be an issue?

Posted:  2 years ago

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Schneider?

Sprouts in Arizona, no touch freight. Go in at 1 am every morning.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Schneider?

Hey guys, I was offered a local gig with Schneider running for a grocery store. They told me guys are making around 900 weekly. I'm wondering if anyone can give me some input off Schneider? Do the trucks have anything inside of them? Is the pay really decent? Not sue if I should make the switch or not.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Daycab Shifts?

Hey guys, just curious what the daycab guys drive for hours? I've been running a daycab for quite a while now, I was doing 8am till 8pm. I just switched over to 4am to 4pm in hopes that I will get a little more freight. Smart choice? I hate getting home so late especially living in Phoenix, traffic is awful in the morning so I'm hoping the new shift isn't so bad.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Daycab VS sleeper

Maybe I'm just losing it, but I find it so incredibly difficult to back up a daycab. I used to back up my t680 sleeper into the craziest docks off the sides of busy streets like it was nothing. Now they got me in a daycab and I can barely back onto a dock with hundreds of feet of space. Is it just me or do other people have this issue?

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Jb hunt or Schneider

I was actually interested in the lightweight one lol, what's the deal with that one?

...but like Biscuit says, that's ne regional, there may be other positions that vary on home time, depending on where you live. My $0.02, if you do go with Schneider I would try to avoid being assigned one of their 'lightweight solutions' trucks (which they also call 'heavy haul'). If you sign up for ne regional they may try to switch you over by telling you that's the only truck available.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Jb hunt or Schneider

How many days do you get at home weekly 1?

I do ne regional for Schneider and they get me home on time every week, with like 2 exceptions in the 7 months i've been doing it. And one of those was my fault for not watching my 70 hour clock.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Jb hunt or Schneider

I'd like to get some experiences if I may. I'm currently about to move back up to New England from the southwest. Jb Hunt offered me a daycab spot out of Brattleboro VT but I'm also looking at doing regional for Schneider until their intermodal near my house opens back up. I'm not sure which option would be best, I know the Jb account has been open for over a year which kinda says something. How is the home time with Schneider? The regional says home weekly, but who knows. This decision is beyond stressing me out, not sure what to do at this point. I've read every single review possible.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Trucking overseas

Just wondering if anyone has experience driving in Europe? I'm looking to make that move eventually, just wondering how difficult it might be as far as license switch, finding a job and things like that. No specific country, I'm pretty open as to where I am looking to move. I was checking out Belarus, or maybe Netherlands. Thanks!

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Swift

Okay so I used to drive for swift, left for personal reasons. They just offered me my job back and I'm thinking about taking it before my company tries to put me in an automatic. But do swift trucks now have cameras in them? Please don't sit here and try to tell me the cameras are good or whatever. I only want to know if they have cameras in them or not, thanks!

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Cascadia or t680

That's just how I grew up man, it's more than driving a truck to me, it's a lifestyle. Nothing feels better than shifting and feeling that power.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Cascadia or t680

I just consider it a work out, driving stick is like a lifestyle for me. My personal car is a 6 speed and my truck is a 10. If they gave me an auto to be honest I would quit on the spot and find a new job.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Cascadia or t680

Okay so my company just took me on an intermodal account this week, I'm stoked! They just offered me a brand new cascadia with a baby bunk on it 10k miles and it shifts like a dream! I currently have a T680 with 300k on it but plenty of room. I'm hesitant because the lack of space but it also shifts so smooth because they guy who previously drove my current truck beat on it badly. I'm probably due for a new truck anyways right? Don't most of the mega carriers get rid of them around 300k? I feel like now is my chance to grab another 10 speed before they just take my truck and put me in an automatic. What would you pick?

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Best option for dedicated route

Hey guys, so I'm a company guy with Werner right now. They don't have any good dedicated routes on the west coast. I was thinking of going owner op at some point or looking into a different company. I love running Phoenix to Los Angeles and all up and down I-5. I see owner ops pulling intermodal out of the ports in long beach and Oakland, just wondering how I might be able to get more info on things like that? I would love to run that whole area.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Becoming a trainer?

So I just became a trainer, I'm just looking for feedback from other trainers? Is there a significant increase in pay also?

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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How does an accident affect you?

I just wondering how badly a DOT reportable accident affects me? I was in a fender bender a year ago, a woman ran a stop sign texting in a parking lot and hit my reefer tank. Her car was towed away, state trooper shows up and gives me a ticket when 5 other people told him it wasn't my fault they saw the whole thing. Just found out swift wrote it down as a DOT. I'm currently a trainer for Werner. But now my goals of going to the Walmart fleet in two years have apparently come to an end. Will this affect me negatively for more years to come? It's pretty upsetting to say the very least..

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Dot medical card??

Okay so I have a medical card from last year not expired on file with my home state. I got a new physical done three weeks ago in California but forgot to grab the card before I left my company terminal. Can I lose my license for not updating my card? I have the one on file in my wallet but that new one is sitting in California ..

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Late on load?

We posted similar threads at the same time! Lol I wish I could answer your question, but we are running into the same thing lately...last six loads. confused.gif

lol, I noticed that!

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Late on load?

So I've never really been late on loads, I've been driving for about a year now. I'm noticing a lot of the time Werner has been given me loads that are already late, or are due at a time where I am going to be late no matter what I do because I don't have enough time to run the miles. While I know that's not my fault I can't help but get nervous I'm going to get in trouble for being late. I'm on a load right now waiting at the shipper 4 hours so far it has to be in Oklahoma tomorrow by 11 am, 830pm here right now. But I haven't slept and my hours are about to run out. I can't go to sleep until I'm on a dock and I'm nervous to ask them to reschedule the appointment tomorrow because I don't feel like losing my job, but I also can't run at 1 am when my hours come back off of no sleep. It's not a jit load. Am I just being paranoid?

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