Profile For Brock Monday

Brock Monday's Info

  • Location:
    CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 3 months ago

Brock Monday's Bio

Army veteran who is trying to see all that America has to offer.

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Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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APU's and inverters

I need to buy an inverter. The mechanics at the shop will install it for me. Any advice on what brand. I at least want a fridge, coffe and a george forman grill to run off of it. Thanks.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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If I Have To Go With A One Year Contract, I Like What I Have Found About Driver Solutions and USA Truck

I think it means non junior college trucking school

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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The latest Rumor ....

Hey Joe maybe you should try a different approach when talking to people. Every time I talk to someone they generally go out of there way to help me. From a science standpoint becoming obese is dangerous. From a non science standpoint how many fat 80 year olds do you know?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Well, its official...We are no longer Owner Operators.

I know everyone here says its better to be a company driver. If you do not mind i would appreciate it if you would tell us the pay difference for you from when you were a company driver versus an o\o. You seem to be very knowledgable and I look forward to your response. Thanks.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Team Driving....Newb here

If you go with watkins shepard the training is ten days. With may and schneider it is three weeks I believe. So there are training options that do not involve months with a trainer. If you are not comfortable with your driving skills I would not suggest going withany of the companies I mentioned. Training period was a sticking point for me also but I have experience overseas so I am comfortable with my skills. If I was a beginner I would have gone with a company that offered an exstensive training period.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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And the journey continues;-)

Thank you.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Advice on what to do

My degree is in theology. I have never used my degree except for when I was a youth pastor and that is not really a job. Having that piece of paper will open up many doors. I agree with you though, a degree in computers is worthless if you want to support yourself in the computer field. That piece piece of paper though is priceless.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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And the journey continues;-)

So redgator if you do not mind me asking who do you work for?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Advice on what to do

Finishing up school is a great choice. I was offered a great job recently that I turned down, based off my degree. I totally understand your desire to be a trucker because thats why I am doing it. There will be a day that you will be thankful you finished up your schooling. Good luck.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Advice on what to do

Finish college. Going back to school is hard. Getting your degree will give you a fall back plan. I have a masters and I am driving a truck now because it has been a dream of my wife and I to see the country and after spending the last decade doing year on year off deployments this was the only way we could think of to not have to spend any time apart. Trucking will still be here in two years. I suggest going to roadmaster during your break. You owe it to your parents to finish what you started. Just my two cents.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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I just start driving truck...and got problem backing..

I taught drivers training in the Army. Generally peoples biggest problem was oversteering. Keep your right hand at either 12 or 6 o`clock. Keep your left arm on the window (it will make it easier to look back at the trailer). Do not turn the steering wheel more then 25 degrees. Which means you only use half the steering wheel while backing. If your hand is at 12 then you will go no further then 9 while turning the wheel left and no more then 3 while turning right. Plus the slower you go the easier it will be. You dont need to fully come off the clutch until you master backing. I hope this helps. It is the best I could do without watching you back up. Remember when you back up you turn opposites.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Interested in truck driving

You will have a K2 restriction on your CDL. Which limits you to intrastate and greatly restricts where you can drive.

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