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Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Hazmat and tankers endorsement

Just to provide an update, I did the HAZMAT test today at the Athens DDS. It was 30 questions of which you are allowed to have 6 incorrect answers. There was no problem with me not having received my TSA clearance yet and was instructed to come back when I had the clearance and the endorsement would then be added to my license.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Hazmat and tankers endorsement

I took my CDL permit test last month and did the Tanker endorsement at the same time. Wasn't allowed to do the Doubles/Triples or Hazmat until I have my license. Past my skills test just this Friday and went ahead and did my background check today and will go for the Hazmat endorsement end of this week, although they won't actually issue it until the background check comes back clear.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Should I stay or leave?

Speak to your manager and let him know that you miss the diversity of OTR and see what they can do for you. If you are under contract just like Bravo Zulu said, finish the year before starting at the bottom somewhere else and having to prove yourself again.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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This Is How We Roll!

I like reading about positive stuff like this and thought Devan's post What a Guy deserves a link here :)

Great topic Old School.

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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A change is in the making...

Pat, I'm excited for you and wish you all the best on this new journey.

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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How to handle a blowout

Well besides the misleading title [Edit - Moderator changed the title], the video is very educational on how to handle a blowout. I'm not sure how someone came to a conclusion that a speed limiter would result in death during a blowout.

The video specifically states to leave yourself some extra power to deal with unexpected situations by not running your rig against the governor (speed limiter) all the time so you have some extra power in reserve.

Thanks for cleaning up the title. :)

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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How to handle a blowout

Step 1: get heart restarted

Step 2: Remember where you keep the clean shorts.

Step 3: Calmly got off road and stopped.

Step 4: Change Shorts

Step 5: Call the tire shop.

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Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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How to handle a blowout

Well besides the misleading title, the video is very educational on how to handle a blowout. I'm not sure how someone came to a conclusion that a speed limiter would result in death during a blowout.

The video specifically states to leave yourself some extra power to deal with unexpected situations by not running your rig against the governor (speed limiter) all the time so you have some extra power in reserve.

Yeah, it is a little misleading which is why I titled the thread "How to handle a blowout" which is what it's about and I guess as you stated yourself, if you run at the governed limit you have no option to compensate for the cross forces by adding extra forward momentum. I suppose what they are suggesting is to run a little lower than max governed so you've still got a little oomph left in case you need it.

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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How to handle a blowout

Interesting video:

How To Maintain Control After A Steer Tire Blowout

This video shows a driver how to maintain control after a steer tire blowout

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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Does anyone else call about bad driving?

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I'm sure most TT members are cautious drivers but have any of you every had a call from safety because someone reported unsafe driving? I sometimes think those numbers are just there to make the public feel like they can do something about it.

Then on the other hand, trucking companies probably get a lot of calls from the public complaining about something that one of their drivers is supposed to have done and it must be nearly impossible to follow up and rap someones knuckles unless there is some kind of proof.

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The Swift driver I called about got off at the next exit after I called, even though there wasn't much there. It may have been unrelated but I strongly suspect he got call from safety.

In my first few months out, I received a call from safety that I was speeding in a work zone (I don't do it anymore). The only thing that makes sense to me is that someone called me in.

That is interesting... Thank you Paul :)

Posted:  3 years ago

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Does anyone else call about bad driving?

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I wish I was able to call about other drivers. But usually every time something happens, it's some independent driver with a piece of paper duct taped to the truck door, so it's rather pointless.

Like today for example. I was being tailgates by not one, but two separate trucks. The first one passed me the first time I slowed way down to get him to pass.

But the second was a bobtail and he tailgated me for 50 miles. I slowed down multiple times to try to get him to go around but I couldn't maintain a slow speed for long enough due to traffic. I finally got a break in traffic and slowed all the way down to 45 and he FINALLY went around me! What doesn't make sense is he followed me for that long at my speed, yet when he passed me he was obviously doing at least 70. I guess he though Teddy had a cute butt!

I had pointed him out several times in the mirrors so hubby was aware of what was going on so he could be a witness if the guy rammed into my trailer. I was getting pretty irritated and was going to get the truck number and company, but it was a beat up old red truck with a piece of paper with dot numbers taped to the door. Pretty pointless...

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He was probably riding your slipstream trying to save on diesel.

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Still incredibly dangerous and stupid. He was only about 6 feet off my bumper. If I would have had to stop suddenly for whatever reason there is absolutely no way he could have avoided hitting me.

I don't care what reason you come up with, it's irresponsible and potentially deadly. It most likely would have seriously hurt or killed tha driver if he had hit me, then I have to live with knowing that I had a hand in someone else's death. Would you want to live with that? That's why I did what I did.

Whoa there... I wasn't condoning what this driver was doing and we all know that's it's a very dangerous and foolish thing to do. I just tried to answer your question about it not making sense that he followed you for as long as he did. My apologies.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Does anyone else call about bad driving?

I wish I was able to call about other drivers. But usually every time something happens, it's some independent driver with a piece of paper duct taped to the truck door, so it's rather pointless.

Like today for example. I was being tailgates by not one, but two separate trucks. The first one passed me the first time I slowed way down to get him to pass.

But the second was a bobtail and he tailgated me for 50 miles. I slowed down multiple times to try to get him to go around but I couldn't maintain a slow speed for long enough due to traffic. I finally got a break in traffic and slowed all the way down to 45 and he FINALLY went around me! What doesn't make sense is he followed me for that long at my speed, yet when he passed me he was obviously doing at least 70. I guess he though Teddy had a cute butt!

I had pointed him out several times in the mirrors so hubby was aware of what was going on so he could be a witness if the guy rammed into my trailer. I was getting pretty irritated and was going to get the truck number and company, but it was a beat up old red truck with a piece of paper with dot numbers taped to the door. Pretty pointless...

He was probably riding your slipstream trying to save on diesel.

Posted:  3 years ago

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LOOOOOONG Overdue Update

I'd like to add something else to the discussion that Brett started... Trucking companies need to rethink their advertising. I have read several topics now and seen the adds myself claiming how much money a trucker/trainer can make. These figures aren't exactly lying but they are only the partial truth as most have discovered.

So what kind of person are they trying to attract then... someone who wants to make the big money but not realizing what is involved. Personally, I view money as a byproduct of what I do and not as the primary reason why I do something. Just another thought to mull over.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Does anyone else call about bad driving?

I'm sure most TT members are cautious drivers but have any of you every had a call from safety because someone reported unsafe driving? I sometimes think those numbers are just there to make the public feel like they can do something about it.

Then on the other hand, trucking companies probably get a lot of calls from the public complaining about something that one of their drivers is supposed to have done and it must be nearly impossible to follow up and rap someones knuckles unless there is some kind of proof.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Flatbed Variety

I don't know, it is a shared album and they work other places.

Brett, any ideas?

If someone clicks on my photos button under the name do the photos show up there?

Well, I didn't count if all 452 are showing but there are no empty placeholders like the latest ones on this thread.

Posted:  3 years ago

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LOOOOOONG Overdue Update

I think inward facing camera's on training trucks would be a great idea. Also some kind of personality test would help not just with having suitable characters as trainers but also suitable drivers.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Flatbed Variety

Nope. Neither of the three pics you just posted show up for me but since nobody else has said anything maybe there's something not right on my end??

The last pic I see is the aluminum scrap that's tarped.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Flatbed Variety

I love seeing the loads you haul but for some reason not all of your pics are showing for me?

Posted:  3 years ago

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I have my CDL now, but these tickets are hindering me.

Angie,

after 6 months start applying elsewhere if you're not satisfied. Everyone has to start somewhere!

If you are new to trucking and this is your first trucking job then you should stick with your first company for a full year regardless of whether you have a 1 year contract with them or not.

TT does not advocate leaving after 6 month. You'll not only have your previous tickets to explain but it would also appear that you job hop. That is not what employers want to see.

Posted:  3 years ago

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PAM Drivers I need some info please

Thank you G-Town. Much appreciated.

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