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    FL

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    Experienced Driver

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Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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Been at this delivery all day.

Picked up a load the other day that was supposed to be picked up the day before. Waited 10 hrs.

And this one time, not at band camp, it took a Wal-Mart dc 9 hrs to unload and count 9 pallets of pineapples...

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Medical Field to Trucking

After 20 years as a nurse, working critical care and ER, I was done. Done with not being able to do my job because I had to do more and more charting. Done with someone breathing down my neck. Done with being expected to do more and more with less and less. I hated going in every night knowing that I would not be able to give my patients the care they deserved because checking boxes, money and kissing people's rear ends was more important than making sure people were given the best care possible.

Do I regret it? Not a bit. Would I go back? Not in today's climate. Do I miss it? Some of it. To be completely honest, I was at my best taking care of the sickest patients. I was very good at it. I miss doing that.

Am I happy to be doing this? You bet your bippy! My FM sends me a load and leaves me alone. I can go for a week or more without anything but routine messages. There is a freedom here that I have never had. Every day is different. And there are challenges every day. Cant think of anything that i would rather do!

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Real talk about money

Paid CDL Training Programs

Start here. All of the companies that train are on here. And all of them have good programs or they wouldn't still be training.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Pay

Sometimes things get missed, and not just in trucking. I can call my FM and get my pay straight in a minute. As for detention, my company (Prime) pays detention to us when they get paid. Sometimes the customers won't pay it, and sometimes,drivers try to get more than they should, which screws us honest drivers.

As far as mileage pay, I have never not gotten paid for my miles.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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N00b Questions You (Probably) Have But Were Afraid To Ask!

I run cruise except in (relatively) heavy rain and traffic. With adaptive cruise, when it's engaged and somebody cuts you off to take an offramp it will slam on the brakes. To me not using CC invites problems like blood clots in the legs, esp the right leg. Plus it's just plain uncomfortable. Since I'm old (according to Rainy) and comfort is very important to me.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Random Funny Stuff

Saw a sign in PA on I70 at the end of ok me of the construction zone: "End Boring Area."

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Forum Announcement: New Moderation System In Place

Be very careful or Brett will break out the holy handgrenade!

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Intervening on accident scenes

Good samaratin laws do protect medical personnel, as long as they don't exceed their scope of practice and specialized training. In some states, providers are required to stop and provide assistance. I witnessed a man getting hit by a car once. At the time I was a licensed RN with advanced trauma and life support certs. I stopped and provided what care I could. I was in scrubs, on my way to work. Funny, the GD guys backed me off, but I new the said people that showed up, rode with them to the ER.

I couod nor do most of the things I did that night now. I'm no longer a licensed RN and my certs are not valid without the license. Even if I still had an active license, I would hesitate to provide more than basic care as I'm not working in tgat field. Hate to give lawyers any ammo.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Forum Announcement: New Moderation System In Place

I cut my forum teeth on the old mmo gaming forums where trolls were more prevalent the honest posters. I didn't like it then, and like it even less now. The atmosphere here is one of the reasons I came here, and stayed. While I know it makes more work for you guys, I appreciate it. Thank you!

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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How much "You" time do you have at the end of the day?

Ray, as you can see, there are many answers to your question. It really varies from trip to trip and from driver to driver. I typically like to run my clock so I don't have to take a 34 he reset. This normally means 8-8.5 hrs of driving, 15-20 min for pretrip and about 10 mins for fueling if needed. If I am loading or unloading that changes. Today, for instance I drove the last 90 miles to deliver; then spent 5 hrs for unload. I have a load tomorrow morning about 180 miles away. I drove 150 of that, got the trailer washed out and parked. All by 1700. My appt tomorrow is 0800 so I will leave at 0545 to get there about an hour early. That's 12 hours off. Now, if I get loaded fast tomorrow, I hope to get in 5-7 hrs of driving. Again to be done by around 1700. I will start the next day at around 0600 since I won't be near any major cities and run til 1600-1700.

Every day is different, one of the nice things about this job.

As far as detention, after a certain # of hours waiting at a customer you get paid an hourly rate. That's after you appt time. I was an hour early this morning and waited 4 hrs after my appt time so I'll get 2 hrs detention.

All this should be clear as mud now...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Feel like such a disappointment when backing

Reaper, I was exactly where you are 6 months ago. I drove and did everything fine until my trainer woke up. Then I got nervous and started making mistakes. Believe me when I tell you it got so much better when I went solo.

My very first solo load was a drop and hook from the caves in Springfield. Not outside in the yard, in the cave. I had to drop the mty in one spot and then pull the loaded trailer out. It was not easy, took my almost an hour to spot the mty. And it took me another 45 minutes to get the loaded trailer out. But I wasn't anywhere near as nervous as I was every time I tried to back with my trainer. Backing has come in fits and starts since. I'm getting so much better, but there are still times when I can't hit an easy straight back. I told a guy once I had no idea why I was having so much trouble. He said "because you drive a truck." That little bit of wisdom comes to mind every time I just can't seem to do it.

You'll get there, man. I promise you'll get there if you stick with it.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Any Primates in Sprimo...

Was in and out earlier today. Needed some trip sheets or I wouldn't have stopped. Bobtailing to VA to pick up a new trlr. Some easy money right there!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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I'm Done.

Congarats!!

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Anyone in Sprimo this weekend?

LoLol Rainy that's why he was so short with me Friday. Now I have to go to Allentown tomorrow to the international dealer. Might have a leaking head gasket. Maybe they'll give me one of these brand new trucks they have here. Even a couple '18 internationals here!

Sorry I missed you turtle. Got I need about 1800 and it took me almost an hour to drop trlr.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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How Old is too old to start as a truck driver?

I started at 59 and I believe at least one other is even older. The companies don't really care as long as you're healthy, unless you're going flatbed.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Anyone in Sprimo this weekend?

I'm in Pittston as well. Truck decided to smoke every time I went uphill... a lot! Then, I had to stop on the shoulder of I70 and do a parked regen. Plus, my apu is being finicky. Wish they would sell MY truck.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Question for the North East drivers, and G-town

I had to look to make suse, but I delivered some soap to a Walmart DC in marcy ny a couple weeks ago. Didn't see a whole lot of reefers there and I didn't notice who has that account, I just wanted to get the heck out of there...

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Am I still working at USPS!!!

Lol I've had high winds every day since I left Pittston 5 days ago. This is the first day that I haven't had to drive through snow. High winds along I44 and down to Bentonville AR. 10k in the box. It's was a blast...NOT! Then take an empty to a Tyson plant otw back to Sprimo. Even more fun.

Now truck is sick and I can't get into the shop til wed morning. Sucks to come in during million miles banquet week. Oh, and I get to stay in the no-tell motel across the street from Campus because of the frigging banquet. Didn't even want to come but I can't sleep in the truck so I had to. Grrr

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Newbie Questions about OTR homelessness and sleep

And now we return you to your regularly scheduled post...

I am truly homeless. No car either. I live in my truck. I have 1 son in San Diego another in New Orleans and my daughter loves in Pensacola FL. I can choose which one I want to visit and my FM routes me as near as he can get me. 3 weeks out = 3 days,hometime.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Rainy where are you?

Haha and I'm in Pittston. Brought in a trlr for repair and ended up with new steers and an alignment. Slavedriver sent me a load as soon as I told him it was done. And the com I any store is closed embarrassed.gif

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