Profile For Dan67

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    Oconee County, SC

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    Experienced Driver

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    6 years, 7 months ago

Dan67's Bio

US Army Combat Veteran.

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Posted:  2 days, 22 hours ago

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Have two accidents on me one in 2021 & a fatality which I was at fault in June of 2022

Am I reading this correctly? He had two very recent accidents and the last one involved an at fault fatality. And he's asking about how to get a job? Dude, your trucking career is over! You should not even be behind the wheel of a automobile. I'm surprised you are not facing criminal charges.

Wow.. all I can say is just Wow..

I witnessed an accident early in my career where 2 cars where road raging and sideswiping each other. One car spun the other out into the oncoming path of a semi-truck resulting in a fatality of the other car driver. That trucker was devastated by the accident and was cleared of any wrong doing. I was there as a witness for the truck driver and was a witness for the ensuing court case. I don't think he ever went back to trucking.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Hay Producer wanting to learn how Trucking like to ship.

Have you tried Uship.com?

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Share Your Numbers From 2022 - How Did You Do?

Started out strong and then my old company, Truck Service, unexpectedly shut down and put everyone out of work. Moved on to Cargo Transporters, who bought the old TS terminal in Anderson, SC. Finished out strong for the year. Grossed about $75k, not too shabby for a home daily local guy.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Shredded tire protocol

A professional would safely stop and get it fixed without causing more damage to equipment or potentially causing an accident.

But I have seen a few line haul drivers just keep going with a careless attitude, just to stay on schedule. They would rather get their shift done and let someone else deal with it.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Simulator

Tried to use a simulator when I was at Werner several years ago. It made me extremely nauseous to the point I hugged a trash can. I am nearsighted with a astigmatism.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Recent weigh station experience

Keeping a truck clean and getting stuff fixed asap are the biggest things you can do to avoid attention. But sometimes they pick the clean trucks.

I've been inspected 5 times in my career. Four happened on a single trip out west with a hazmat load from SC to NV. It was during one of those enforcement blitz weeks 3 years ago. Got level 1 in Georgia, Alabama, and twice in Texas. One right after another. Passed all with no issues. Had my truck in the shop the weekend before the trip. The mechanics went over the truck and adjusted the brake system. Prior to getting to the first scale house, I stopped at the local Blue Beacon and had the truck and trailer washed.

The latest inspection was last year at the SC scale near the company yard. They signaled me in and did a level 2 on me. The Officer doing it was being trained and I just cooperated with him and got it done. No problems.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Where to store my tractor trailer during off days

Where are you located? I know StoreMyTruck.com has several yards in the southeast, including Atlanta GA. Paid secure parking, gated entry, electric fencing.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Downhill in snow/ice/slick roads

When i get back to my truck I will do another video hope to explain it better. I am terrible with videos. Use the up/down arrows on the left side of steering wheel to highlight the option. Then left/right arrows to change from on/off. Then use the back button to cycle out. You have to do it every time you turn key off.

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Link to my video. https://youtu.be/vdgotoYoYKc

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You mentioned disabling the e-coast option. I didn't see where you showed that is possible in that video. You showed several different menu options and settings that can be adjusted, but I didn't catch the e-coast disablement.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Downhill in snow/ice/slick roads

Link to my video. https://youtu.be/vdgotoYoYKc

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Downhill in snow/ice/slick roads

I currently drive a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia Sleeper with a DD15 engine and a DD 12-speed automatic transmission. Trying to post a video.

What do you drive?

Then take pictures of this dashboard prompt and post them. I've had 3 FL, 2 IH, and 2 KW company trucks and this was not an option on the dashboard menu screens.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Downhill in snow/ice/slick roads

There is a setting tab in the dash menu that allows the operator to disable the e-coast. It's under setting and Auto defaults to on when the truck is turned off. Just like there are settings to adjust the cruise control, all are operator level options for many of the trucks functions. Even my company recomends that divers in adverser conditions to disable the e-coast so the truck stays under engine control

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Another thing you can do is disable the e-coast option on the freightliner automatics.

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Something the carriers are not going to allow on their vehicles. "Tampering with a company vehicle electronics, wiring, engine, drivetrain, ELD, camera systems, etc." is going to be a likely termination. I've signed several documents during company orientations that detailed this fact.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Downhill in snow/ice/slick roads

Another thing you can do is disable the e-coast option on the freightliner automatics.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Keeping DEF flowing in winter?

Excellent Question.

There are a couple things you can do. First, keep the tank full. Keeping the tank full makes the heater more efficient. Second, when you are going to be away from your truck for a reset or home time and you expect temps to below 17F, do not turn the master power off. Turning off master will turn off the heater. If your truck has a plug in for 120v truck power plug it in. Not talking about engine heater plug, but if its super cold plug that in to.

Does anyone have any tips for making sure the DEF does not freeze up in the winter? I know the tank has a heater that is supposed to keep the tank from freezing up but am I supposed to trust that is good enough? With fuel you can add anti gelling treatments but DEF being what it is I have not heard or seeing anything that can be added to keep it from freezing, just wondering what others do to prevent their DEF from freezing?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Practical Application of Air Brakes Knowledge

After an incident years ago with the shipper losing my keys, I no longer hand them over. I just unhook and pull forward. If they still pitch a fit I just hand them a dummy key. I have a friend who owns a mobile locksmith and he gives old messed up blanks.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Not sure if my offer is worth it?

Sounds like 60/40 is just a gimmick to put a butt in the seat. Unless you can actually get your hands on the rate cons you will never know the truth. And another red flag is freight from the load boards, aka spot rates. The spot rates are in the tank. Just google them and look at some of the hundreds of videos on you-tube with drivers complaining about low rates.

Go for the A. Get with a company and learn and earn more. Knowing what your pay is going to be, hourly of mileage can reduce stress.

Wow, I'd never thought about it like that. I really do appreciate your input and the advice. The information I know is it's a 60/40 split, they pay all the niche stuff. It's not forced dispatch, load board jobs.

I should pursue an A and bot invest further into the opportunity?

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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Saftey first on those hiways and biways

His name is Mark Sherman aka HardDrive 163 from Lordsburg, NM about 4300' above see level. He runs a "peaked and tuned" radio on a 4,000 watt amplifier connected to a big shockwave antenna. He enjoys skipping channel 19 and locking it down for his amusement. He runs the Fine Tune CB Shop and he might sell you a "tuned radio" for $700 over list. Not worth it, if you can even get it from him. All of the videos he has posted about his ability to tune a radio are staged. The guy is a big ol' blowhard. Complete egotistical narcissist personality. Anyone who challenges or questions him on facebook is banned/blocked. Then he proceeds to ridicule and insult any challengers. Just listen to his broadcasts.. Just report the guy to the FCC and when they finally get enough complaints they might take him off the air.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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CB radio

A good antenna can make any radio shine. The factory antennas are just basic and the coaxial cable is run through the doors inside the mirror mounts on many trucks. That cable can get damaged every time you open the door and eventually breaks. Do yourself a favor and run you own cable to your own quality antenna. I have a Crapcadia and I run my cable from the CB mount out the front and to the right by the passenger visor and down the right door and across the entire front of the dash to the drivers door. My antenna is mounted on a bracket bolted to the door mirror mount. Do not coil the cable, that will create feedback loop and limit range. Now I do like to get out and reach with my range. Depending on atmosphere conditions and solar activity, I can get about 25 miles.

my setup: Connex CX36HPF Radio Browning BR-78 Flat Coil Antenna Wilson CB Antenna mount for 2018+ Cascadia 18' Coaxial RG8X Cable with Weather Boot

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Well crapolla, got a ticket for missing a scale

Glad you are going to take some time off and get your head right. Distracted driving is a huge problem and can have dire consequences. Just be happy you did not blow past a scale in GA, $1100 ticket and fees.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Red classic

Red Classic is owned by the Coke-Cola Consolidated. They are headquartered in Charlotte NC. Red Classic is one of the largest beverage haulers in the U.S. In addition to beverages, they haul food goods, paper and packaging, auto parts, building materials, pet food, home goods, and more. And they operate over 600 trucks and 2500 trailers. They run Mack, Freight-liner, Peter-built, Volvo..

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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Vermont-based LTL carrier LandAir reportedly ceases operations

I know the pain all to well. My company sent out notice on 13 June that we where shutting down effective 30 June but it ended up being done quicker then that. The original owner passed away 18 months ago, and his son and daughter-inlaw took over. They ran the company into the ground and with the prices of trailers and trucks so high they decided to cash it in and retire. Over 100 people out of a job. No WARN Act notice or anything.

So with a new company that took over some of the contracts and drivers from my old company and has been a smooth transition. Still a local job, home daily. But having to use a sleeper truck until they get us new daycabs.

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