Profile For HeavyHauler

HeavyHauler's Info

  • Location:
    North Charleston, SC

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 11 months ago

HeavyHauler's Bio

I am a 30 yr old "displaced" LEO. I come from a family of LEO's and true-blood truckers. I have been driving big-rigs now for 3 yrs and like it. The wanderlust has definitely worn off. I have worked for 3 carriers. 2 which didn't work out, and one that went under because he was placed in Intervention TWICE in two years, and failed to maintain his equipment. So naturally, DOT came in and shut him down. I am hauling home building supplies now, but considering getting back into Law Enforcement again.

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Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Big Rig Repo

Has anyone seen this new show called Big Rig Repossession? This show is intense.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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#Proudofmyman #BiggestFan #Gothisback #TRIFECTA

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What's with all the Pound Signs in the title of the thread? No they are not hash tags. They are pound signs. Thought they might be weird phone numbers or something.

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It's a new women texting trend. I don't get it either and my wife does the same thing. Haha

My fiance does the same exact thing. It annoys the Hell out of me. Its like reading a message from someone with Turrets. rofl-3.gif Along with "HASH-TAG". Its called a POUND SIGN people. rofl-1.gif

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

CRST = Cant Remember School Training, SWIFT= See What I Fried Today, PRIME= People Remember, I Make Excrement

That's all I remember right now.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

J- John B- Boy

H- Have's U- Us N- Naked T- Today

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Am I in Wisconsin, or is this Hoth?

Thanks Old School. That actually makes sense. I know if I personally had to sit up all night (or day) depending when I take my 10hrs just to keep the truck running, I would be one extremely ****ed off Cowboy. I appreciate the clarification.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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I don't get it ...High Road Training halt

I have to give it to Brett. He has done a wonderful job with the study guide. I went to another site and tried the test. There was a thing or two I liked about it better. Like being able to take a complete test all at once and getting a score. But I digress. Without Brett and his program I would have failed completely.

Brett is great at what he does, and I am thankful for that. This is the best way I could have ever studied.

Its nice to see a fellow "Okie". rofl-3.gif I'm from Dewey, just north of Bartlesville now living in N. Charleston SC. I hope you and your family didn't freeze out the last 2 days.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Any former teachers turned truck drivers?

And you must consider this....Can you handle the stress and the intensiveness of truck driving? What does your family think of feel about it? Do you have kids? Wife? pets? There are thousands of variables to consider when making such a big decision.

I am not trying to persuade you either way. Just helping you consider the dynamics of this decision. Good luck with whatever you should decide to do. dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Trucker swerves to avoid crash

That's about 15 minutes from where I use to live. I've been to that Catoosa truck stop many-a-times. And the big Cherokee Hard Rock Casino across from it.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Am I in Wisconsin, or is this Hoth?

So I have a question. Trucks have idle controls, and they typically shut off your truck around 4 minutes unless you depress the clutch or rev the motor up slightly. So are you expected to stay awake the whole time or do they have a way to over-ride the control from your O.C.?

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Update from Deweykid

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Hey Chris. I'm really sorry to hear that. I enjoyed meeting you in Cory and was hoping our paths would cross again. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Richard

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I aint done yet. I have plans on applying to other companies. I have your number and ThinkstooMuch number. We will all need to meet up one day and have a Ice Cold Pepsi. LOL

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HEY! What happened to our lunch with tea? Or did you forget?embarrassed.gifrofl-3.gif

I did not forget. You never come through here. As soon as you do, we will do lunch and tea

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Update from Deweykid

Hey Chris. I'm really sorry to hear that. I enjoyed meeting you in Cory and was hoping our paths would cross again. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Richard

I aint done yet. I have plans on applying to other companies. I have your number and ThinkstooMuch number. We will all need to meet up one day and have a Ice Cold Pepsi. LOL

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Update from Deweykid

Well it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that me and Schneider Bulk didn't work out. 8 of us started and I was the only one left after 8 days. They sent me home on the 23rd for Christmas but, unfortunately they decided not to bring me back. It was nothing bad, and I left on good terms. I was informed that I am rehire-able in the future.

The problem is that with having 2 knee surgeries, and having only 80% ROM (Range of Motion) in my left knee, they noticed that I have a hard time climbing on Tankers 2-6 times a day. They feel they are working in the best interest of me and the company, and recommended that I strengthen my knee further before attempting Tanker again.

The training was intense and phenomenal and I learned a great bit. Aint nothing like getting hit by 6,000 gallons of water surge. Darn-near knocked me into the steering wheel. wtf.gif Those of you interested in joining SNBC. You are making a great decision. Just didn't pan out for me unfortunately.

I'll keep y'all updated on whats next and who else I apply for. Oh, and ideas on other great companies to work for, please let me know.

Deweykid

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Finally got a date

I completed all my requirements for Schneider National, including going to the DMV to correct my MVR record. They said I had no endorsements, but my license says I do, and I passed all tests. So that was fun. I leave for Coraopolis PA on Thursday 12DEC2013 at 0935, arrive friday 13DEC2013 at 1135. I start training Saturday 14DEC2013 at 0700. I am excited and looking forward to starting a lustrous and hard earning career. I will try my best to keep y'all updated from my phone as I am leaving my laptop here for my kids and girlfriend so we can SKYPE. dancing.gif

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Finally got a date

Well after much hoops and flames to jump through. I finally got a date for orientation. I am scheduled to start orientation with Schneider Bulk on the 14th of December. I had to get a waiver and approval from 2 Dr's, and a physical therapist. I had to obtain a full medical chart 2x on BOTH of my left knee surgeries. I had to get approval for my patella stabilizing knee brace and support (which I did not), or get the Dr. to give me one without any kind of metal in it. All in all, I had to spend over $350.00 for all of this. Why so much? I do not have medical insurance and it was all out of pocket.

I faxed everything in and got my approval last Monday the 4th of December. I took my physical and DOT drug test and respiratory test. THEY SHAVED MY ARMPITS for a hair follicle test. She gave me razor burn, and then said "I bet you wont make fun of women shaving their under arms again huh?" I have never made fun of women shaving their underarms!!!! But I passed it all. I'm now trying to hunt down all my military issued cold-weather gear for when I go to Coraopolis PA.

I'm excited and a little nervous about this now. David Galkin aka ThinksTooMuch has been extremely helpful with answering all my questions. He truly is a valuable resource to TruckingTruth.com Brett. I will keep y'all posted as the events unfold on the start of a wonderful and lustrous career with Schneider.

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Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Hello! new member here, army vet and have a serious set of questions and need big help

John, Melton did the same exact thing to me. I am medically retired USMC and had an average score of 96.4% in my CDL school. Melton set me up for Orientation the week after my graduation. When I called to let them know I had received my CDL they told me that my application had been denied. When asked why, they told me that they decided to hire a more qualified applicant. That applicant was my friend who finished his 5 week training with Stevens Transport. I asked who his recruiter was and it was mine. They called him 10 MINUTES to offer him a job before I called. So yeah.....totally a screwby.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Sad and annoying day

I have been waiting for Schneider to email/call me from their medical dept. to see if I can get a waiver for my patella stabilizer knee brace. I was told last Thursday that I would have an answer by Monday at the latest. Today is Tuesday. I ended up calling and found out that the medical dept. took THE WHOLE WEEK OFF FOR THANKSGIVING. I am scheduled to leave on 02Dec2013 for orientation in Corapolis PA. Because of this delay they gave my seat away. And to top it all off, she said the chances of me beginning training before January is slim to none, because the seats are already filled. Unfortunately this puts me in a HUGE bind on a private matter that was dependent on me leaving next week.

I'll keep my faith and hope they get their act together. And yes, I have a huge problem with people who expect me to jump through hoops to get everything done that i am suppose too, but don't show me the same courtesy. And honestly, I feel like I was mislead about having an answer by Monday.

I know things happen, they are a huge company with lots of applicants and things to do, and I know I am only a rookie. So on that note. I will stop complaining and wish you all a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

And I am just venting, that is all. So please take this with a grain of salt, because we all have bad days.

Be safe out there:

Chris a.k.a. Deweykid

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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PRETTY NICE TRUCKS!

We call them Match sticks

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Schneider Bulk - Leaving for Training today!

Awesome Richard. I'll be in Cory tomorrow morning but I won't be staying too long. Going home for Thanksgiving. As always feel free to send me questions as they come up.

Good luck!

I'll be in Cory on 03Dec2013 for class on the 4th. Text me if your up there anytime during my training.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Just Finished my first week solo with TMC

That is a gorgeous 379. I like the fact that they put your name on it. Maybe I can convince my DM at Schneider to let me do the same to mine. After all, the tanker division is supposedly like a small company. Drivers all know each other, and are helpful. But I heard this and have yet to experience it. I will gladly trade you the cascadia's they issue us for that Pete. smile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Driver seats comfort

I know the Volvo 670's have 10 different seat adjustments. 3 alone for the lumbar. (Upper, Mid, Lower) The Lumbar support is a Godsend in my humble opinion.

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