Profile For Krungen

Krungen's Info

  • Location:
    Saint Paul , MN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Team Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 11 months ago

Krungen's Bio

My name is Keith I'm very new to trucking. I have a two month old son who was born three months premature. I love his mom to death and can't live without her.

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Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Looking for advice because freight is slow

She is under her own insurance so no concern there. And I know contracts/costumers come and go but we (my company) just get out bid by these bigger carriers. It's hard to keep up in this industry being a smaller company.

I guess I misread your original post. I was thinking it was your company offering you a different lane. Sorry. Customers will come and go usually around the first of the year it seems. Nothing says the customer at Ruan won’t go away either. I would have a serious discussion with my manager about the concerns and see what they can do. Another thing to consider is with your wife being pregnant your health insurance. Most companies don’t kick your health benifits in for 60 days or so. I don’t know your situation so I don’t know if that is a concern or not.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Looking for advice because freight is slow

Yes sorry I wasn't very clear my current company isn't Ruan. But yes I believe my current company is happy with me as well I'm #2 in my division for miles driven per month and even though I'm home everynight I'm still on OTR hours. As in if they need me to drive say overnight to get a hot load delivered I do it no questions asked. I'm not one of them drivers that says I need to roll or be home at a certain time. Heck I even kept my sleeper and turned down a day can in case they need me to stay out a night or two. I'm very dedicated to my job and they are to me but we are a smaller company and only have so many loads to go around.

I would just switch lanes and roll on. Customers come and go with all companies. Sounds like you have a good thing and are happy with it. My guess is with them they are happy with you as well offerring you the other route.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Looking for advice because freight is slow

I currently drive for Westside Transport and yes me and my DM are very open with each other. He is the type of guy that if you go to him he will be as honest as he can be.

What company are you with? Have you spoken to them about your concerns?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Looking for advice because freight is slow

Hello everyone. I have a bit of a worry and need advice from fellow drivers I trust and this is the place I have been coming to for a few years now. So here we go. I am a hub driver get around 2500 miles a week and I'm home every night. Now here is my conundrum I believe we lost some of our loads from our biggest costumer and that effects my job directly. Over the last few weeks I have gotten days off due to lack of loads. Should I consider switching companies. Ruan offered me a hub/dedicated lane from Minneapolis to Fargo for there LKQ costumer same deal good miles/pay and be home every night which is important with my wife being in a high risk pregnancy or am I putting to much worry into my current company. I love my company from HR to the DMs it's a fantastic company that will make me leaving a hard choice. But in the end I have a family and bills to take care of. Any advice will be appreciated.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Well on to a new chapter in my trucking career!

Well hi guys/gals. Its been awhile we left CRST. My wife and I did fight through the BS and finished our contract. CRST wasn't all bad we had good times and bad times. But what's new CRST tried to hold my contract took them over 30 days to get me mine but my wife got hers right away. Took some legal calls to get them to mail it to me. I now drive solo for West Side Transport. A much smaller company we about 500 trucks but only run about 380 or so. I'm happy here I'm treated excellent. I have a great DM who on a bonus is an actual retired driver so he knows the driver aspect of it. All the struggles all frustrations and so on. I run Midwest Regional. I'm out 5 days and home for my 34 I have a guaranteed pay commitment of 850 a week not much but I'm still new it will go up with experience. I love this job and best of all my 2 dogs and wife can ride with when they want too. Anyhow I just wanted to thank you guys and let you know how much this site has helped me and my wife during our first year out.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Really love the podcasts!!!!! They are right on.

Hello I have been away from the forums for awhile now. But the podcasts brought me back to the site. I must say they are right on. Especially episode 4. As I mentioned months ago. My son passed away and I was treated wrongly by a recruiter at Roehl. But they called and apologized for how I was treated. Really appreciated that.

But on to the present after everything was done with our son's funeral. My now fiancé (his mom) decided to go through trucking school with me. We decided on CRST. We loved the school and we now team together. We had to work very hard after we got off our trainer's truck to prove ourselves. We did it, but it was no easy task.

We had an awesome first DM. After we proved ourselves we would have loads on reserve and run coast to coast weekly averaging 5500 miles a week. We even got personal messages from the ops manager for our biggest customer. All our hard work has paid off. We now run a dedicated route from Fridley MN to Santa Fe Springs CA and are home for our resets weekly.

But like the podcast says you need to prove yourself or you will get passed over for the good loads, routes, and hometime. We have a few friends from school who didn't put the effort in and they are only getting small runs and sitting for days on end.

But also like the podcasts say, it wasn't all happy days. We have had our difficulties and run ins and people trying to have us run when we didn't feel it was safe. But as our old daytime DM would tell us, if we didn't feel safe on the road due to being sick or bad weather (rain, high winds, chain laws) he didn't feel safe either and if we didn't shut down when he knew we felt uneasy he shut us down.

The relationship you build not only with your DM/FM is important but so is the relationship you build at the customers (shippers/consignees). If you are nice pleasant and professional and on time they let your company know they like you.

So in conclusion this has been tough, not easy at all. But it was all worth it. We do this as a family. We are keeping our promise to our son. He is with us. And sees everything we do. If you work hard good things will happen.

If anyone sees a CRST truck with the number 4876 and a picture of a baby in the lower driver side of the windshield that is us. So stop and say hi. We are eager to learn and any advice is nice. Or even just a nice conversation is always welcome.

Take care everyone and drive safe.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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CB won't turn on!!!

The Qualcomm is working just changed the fuse. I let the negative wire hit the positive connection. Some people are just ignorant in terms of them thinking it's funny for not doing the whole list. I'll just send a macro to the head of maintenance and let them know. They skipped half the list but that's another story.

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Do CB's run off the same fuse as a Qualcomm because I blew my fuse for my Qualcomm yesterday messing with? Does it share that fuse but also have its own? Sorry I'm very new to trucking and all of this the help is appreciated the shop at my terminal wasn't helpful at all on the list of todos for the truck when they did my PM's they just ignored putting the CB and antenna in I'm guessing on purpose kind of laughed when I brought it up to them.

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Is your QC working now (as in - did you replace the fuse)? If it is and the CB is still dead - then it's either the CB (fuse or radio) or the CB power point runs on a different fuse.

Sorry your shop laughed at you. Sometimes I take it for granted that I'm an evil genius that knows everything about everything, and I expect everyone else around me to also.

Rick

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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CB won't turn on!!!

Do CB's run off the same fuse as a Qualcomm because I blew my fuse for my Qualcomm yesterday messing with? Does it share that fuse but also have its own? Sorry I'm very new to trucking and all of this the help is appreciated the shop at my terminal wasn't helpful at all on the list of todos for the truck when they did my PM's they just ignored putting the CB and antenna in I'm guessing on purpose kind of laughed when I brought it up to them.

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Hello so I drive a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution I hook up the red and black cables and the coax cable they came pre installed in the truck. But nothing happens. This is a company truck should I put it in the shop or did I do something wrong?

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Check the inline fuse in the hookup cable (that goes from the CB to the power connection). Check that there is power at the connection point on the truck (as in - check fuses for the CB connection to make sure it isn't blown). You might have to run by the shop - or have a radio shop at a truck stop check it for you real quick.

You can bring the CB and power wire into the radio shop and make sure it fires up (might be a bad radio) and at that point - if it works, you can start looking at the connection point in the truck.

Rick

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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CB won't turn on!!!

Hello so I drive a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution I hook up the red and black cables and the coax cable they came pre installed in the truck. But nothing happens. This is a company truck should I put it in the shop or did I do something wrong?

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Finally got my CDL

Well my fiancé and I just got through trucking school at NADTA. We signed our 10 month contracts yesterday today is our last day of orientation and we leave for 21-28 days with a lead driver. After that we come back and get our own truck and off we go co driving. We are both nervous anxious and excited all at once I'm so proud of her. And I'm sure our son is proud of both of us from heaven. Our contract is with CRST who I'm planning to stay with for awhile.

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