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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Making a change!!

So THAT explains why they sent a fleet message about 2 drivers being terminated for unplugging the Qualcomms. lmfao.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Rand McNally Intelliroute TND 720 LM and Qaullcom directions.

While it is true, that not all companies TELL you where to fuel on your route, they DO tell you the companies...like TA, Petro,Flyin'J, etc...that you are allowed to fuel at. So if you are making a run from VA to CA, you can plan your route, and plan your fuel stops at the truckstops that your company allows you to fuel at. Most companies get a fuel discount if they buy fuel the majority of the time at a few given truckstops. So you won't be able to get fuel at some mom and pop stop, unless its an emergency. Being Owner Operators, we could fuel where we wanted to. But we usually chose to fuel where the company got the best price for fuel, because that discount was passed on to us. Having seen trucks sitting along the side of the road, out of fuel, I don't think I'd like to be told the exact place I HAD to fuel..theres alot of variables when it comes to fuel mileage. But rules are rules, and all companies have them.

I have the same GPS and it doesnt' have the option to key in the route my company gives me. However, if the GPS gives me a different route than the company does, I'll compare the routes in my atlas and if it's not too far out of route I'll run the route the GPS gives unless I have a fuel stop somewhere along the road that the GPS isn't taking me on.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Ended 2013 with lots of fun...

My second load out of training was to go from Red Bay, AL to Zanesville, OH. I got the load there fine and dropped it and went to find an empty. All of our empties are in one row after I searched six rows total, so I go back to the first row and out of habit (already) I chose the newest one out of the ones available. I had trouble hooking to it for some reason but got it hooked after a few tries. WHen I finally got hooked to the trailer the screen on my QC shut off and wouldn't come back on. I called my DM and he told me to call QC for troubleshooting which didn't work. Called the DM back and they told me to use paper logs and that they finished me out on my current load and dispatched me on the next. Sitting there frustrated, I traced the QC wire into the dash, ripped off the dash covers and kept tracing the wire and found out if I moved the wire one way, the screen came on and if i moved it another way the screen would go black. So I thought, cool I fixed it for now. then I hooked up the lines and did my inspection. Everything was fine. Tug tested, sent in my mac32 and started toward the security shack. Halfway there, I get a trailer ABS light, so I pull into the parking area they have inside the gate and call my DM. Security comes out and says I need to leave, so I explain its not legal to pull that trailer and that I am trying to find out what dispatch wants me to do. THey tell me to call road maintenance who ask me to pull the trailer 50 miles across 70 illegally, so I told them that's not happening. A second security guard comes out and tells me I have to leave, and I was able to get 10 minutes more from him before I had to leave, all the while he's burning up my time while he talks to me asking questions and distracting me from freeforming my DM to ask if I can hook to another empty there. She said yes and to let her know what trailer I get, so I dropped the one with broken ABS and hook up to an old trailer, with everything working fine.

Funny part about all of this? After I dragged the trailer back to its spot and as I was backing it in, I realized I had no ABS light anymore. Go figure.

My fun new years' eve was spent in my truck at the hook just east of Columbus, OH... thankful that I'm not stuck with a messed up trailer waiting on road maintenance.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Warning about International Trucks fifth wheels....

Im driving a 2013 international prostar eagle+ and had an issue connecting to a trailer last night, however i had not been bobtailing. it took about 4 hits before the latch engaged properly. this is good to know and might not only apply to bobtails.

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Truckingtruth.com wants to use your computer's location. [allow] [deny] :)

-insert witty reply here-

I have nothing. :/ Drank too much coffee, can't think straight.

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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"the cat in your avatar looks mad"

I have received 2 emails in the last 2 weeks from TT members saying that the cat in my avatar looks mad. I laughed my ass off when I read the 2nd email I've received about this, this morning.

Just wanted to share the highlight of my day today lol. Been waiting on a load since 1130am this morning.

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Truckingtruth.com wants to use your computer's location. [allow] [deny] :)

You've got me laughing pretty good Daniel, and I read this at 7am this morning :D

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Bobtailling

Lodi is 9 miles north of my home... but I'm sitting south of Valdosta GA waiting on a load assignment :/

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking Blog, from school to the road and more

Not a problem, and I do see where you're coming from. eventually I will take some time and summarize my days in shorter lengths of writing because currently I am documenting each day I am out on the road and some of it is quite lengthy lol

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Truckingtruth.com wants to use your computer's location. [allow] [deny] :)

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I refuse to become an iTurd.. I mean.. .and iThing user :)

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I gotta start using this saying. :)

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iPhone>Android

Never! There's an android phone that you can drown, throw and run over with a car and it will still work. Will your iPoo do that? :p

Wow, what a busy couple of weeks. Sorry I haven't been around. It took me fifteen minutes to find this thread lol.

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking nightmare?

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Waiting for my schooling to start, have never been in a semi, but had a dream that I was driving. NO more youtube videos before I go to sleep

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You will definitely have more dreams once you get with a company.

Dave

without a doubt. i've already had a dream and i guarantee I'll have one tomorrow night

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Trucking Blog, from school to the road and more

So, I started a standalone blog for my experiences with Celadon's school, orientation, and (eventually) my experiences as a new and leanring driver on the road. I fully plan to make this site a long-term thing. I'm not sure if I am allowed to share links here, so if I am not, I will just drop some excerpts here form time to time so I can keep in touch with some of you here at TT (no, I'm not leaving TT... I used to run websites for a living so to have my own site for my trucking life is only natural lol)

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Truckingtruth.com wants to use your computer's location. [allow] [deny] :)

I see you shining, Brett!

The trucker tracker will be something I'd have fun with, but how bout some Android love? I refuse to become an iTurd.. I mean.. .and iThing user :)

I head out to the road with my trainer tomorrow! I'm not sure what happened to the other guy that met from here that went to Celadon's school with me, I havent seen him in 2 weeks and I know he hasn't gotten his Class A yet... :/

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Tinnitus

My hearing test was done as a whisper from about 20 feet away.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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DEER SEASON! Truck drivers, have you hit one yet?

Its a bit different driving a car at night compared to driving the truck, however i do pay attention to the sides of the road looking for those two green or amber glows from my headlights, indicating an animal.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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So I stopped by the house...

Just wanted to stop in here to laugh a little at that picture and congratulate Daniel for his moderator status which I didn't see last time I was here :)

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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My days at trucking school. Page 1

Hey Joe!

Just wanted to see what happened with you since your last post. I remembered you are with Celadon and wondered how things are going for you!

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Pre-trip inspections

Thanks, I've seen those resources and have checked them out. I'll continue looking at them but I've just been reassured that I am definitely a hands on person, not a pen on paper person. Lol. I'm tempted to bug one of the truckers that part at my hotel tonight to see if they mind me going over the external pre trip

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Where are you from man?

In my opinion, your best bet is to get your ID and everything to show your current address because it's going to be less time wasted down the road when you could be studying for your CDL

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

CRST - Can't Read, Spell, or Type

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