Comments By Linden R.

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Posted:  6 years ago

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Any info on driving for Dominos Pizza Supply Chain?

Adding on to what OS just said, there will always be people quitting. People will always figure out they don't like it. This is what we don't want happening to you. It's pretty much half and half, no matter the company: Half quit, half don't. Assuming us humans don't suddenly become all-knowing and know that the career isn't for you even before you start, you'll always have opportunities.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Mountain grades east vs west

Never been any further west than Erie, PA in my life, but have been to every part of every state east of there, north or south. New Hampshire-Vermont have brutal grades. 3/4 mile long 13% grade with a sharp end at the bottom at one point, very short 14% with an even sharper curve at the bottom. Both of these were in NH, but VT is brutal as well.

Posted:  6 years ago

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How is That a Truck Route?

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Most all routes that are not interstate or US highways make me wonder.

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There are a few US Routes in PA that can be pretty hairy. Like, most of them. Especially the 3 digit ones. I particularly remember some serious butthole clenching the first time I was routed down US-322 south off I-80. I don't remember where I was heading to, but I do remember I wasn't doing it very fast. Nothing like having a 15 mph CURVE at the bottom of an 8% grade to put the fear of God into you.

^ this is what I'm talking about on this road lol

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Most all routes that are not interstate or US highways make me wonder.

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There are a few US Routes in PA that can be pretty hairy. Like, most of them. Especially the 3 digit ones. I particularly remember some serious butthole clenching the first time I was routed down US-322 south off I-80. I don't remember where I was heading to, but I do remember I wasn't doing it very fast. Nothing like having a 15 mph CURVE at the bottom of an 8% grade to put the fear of God into you.

^ this is the exact place I was talking about. South was mostly downhill, north uphill.

Posted:  6 years ago

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How is That a Truck Route?

Although I'm obviously in no position, this one was literally marked "truck route". On our trip over April Break last year, we stopped in Hershey and stayed the night in Clearfield. This meant going down 81, and coming up on a route that goes northwest. That was US-22 to US-322 to PA-140. The entire thing was brutal, but the portion that was 322 was HORRIBLE. 9% or steeper grades everywhere (heck, our loaded up minivan was only barely making it. We were right behind a truck (I forget which company, but it was based out o Harrisurg, so just like us was going up to 80. We followed the poor guy all the way there. Very skinny roads, can't hardly see any oncoming traffic, lots of highly banked turns (with not much run-up to gain speed to feel comfortable that you aren't gonna tumble down the mountain. We both actually stopped at the lone TA at a slight break in the mountains, and congratulated him for making it that far (he said he was fully loaded at about 43,500 and struggling).

That was just brutal.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Intermodal

Well, I'm late, but this thread has been brought back up. I'd just like to add on to what was said about city driving - you'll be doing lots of it. The other day I went to the Boston convention center and saw a poor Prime Intermodal truck with a 53-foot reefer trying to pull out on to Summer Street at one of the busiest intersections in Boston. I wouldn't want to be doing that lol.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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NY 75 to NY 5 from I-90 Truck Legal?

Sorry I'm a bit late, and I have no clue on restrictions here, but (assuming you're coming from the south) I'd say take the Ridge Rd West exit (not numbered?) and then take Ridge all the way back to North Gates Avenue, which is the driveway that goes back to Sonwil.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Ice Covered Flatbed

Also, for reference, in the past on flat surfaces with thick layers of ice I use an ice scraper (or something sharp if there isn't one around) and saw an outline on the edge of it. Then I slide the ice scraper underneath, and it usually becomes un-stuck and slides right off. Key word: Usually

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Should a rookie driver become a lease operator?

3 posts above this: "I leased a truck with Swift"

and in that post he said he regretted it and was not making money. Basically what happens to anyone. Especially for a rookie, short answer: no

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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STORM WARNING!

It's the only truck stop in the state, but it's not like we can't just stop in Connecticut or Mass lol. Confirmed: Raimondo hates trucks. And its not like we have freight trains... We rely on the boats at this point lol.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Share A Cool Moment From Your Day

Yesterday we went out on a day trip [my siblings, me, and my mom]. The first stop was mom's doctor's appointment and the doctor's office is not even a mile from the airport. There is a cool little park tucked behind the airport, and the road leading up to it goes right along the fence, you get an awesome view of the planes. Yesterday it was 5 degrees out, 45 mph gusts and -15 wind chill. Because the road wasn't plowed, we parked right at the entrance of the road. Well, that just so happened to be right under where the planes landing on the nearest runway went. And, due to the wind, they had every plane landing there. In 10 minutes we saw 5 planes. You could hardly see the runway because the wind was blowing the snow everywhere. 2 out of 5 planes were special liveries, both pictured below (not my pics). All were completely sideways coming in, I wouldn't want to be riding in those planes!

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Also something unusual I saw on the way, was that going the other way on the highway was a truck with his hazards on and pulling over. Then I saw that his aero skirt on his trailer had fallen of in the middle and back and was hanging on from the front! Was pretty crazy, must've been all the ice and snow either freezing the bolts or hitting it.

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