Profile For Big Ben

Big Ben's Info

  • Location:
    riverside, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Medical card renewal

Thanks for all your input everyone I was just a bit confused and was hearing different answers from other drivers so I came here to settle it because you are all more well informed lol

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Medical card renewal

Hey everyone, I have to renew my medical card and my DM is telling me to go do it on my day off. My question is, should I be on the clock and getting paid for doing and getting it renewed? My DM told me that I wont be getting paid for the hours I spend on my day off doing it because it is not job related. Thanks and I would appreciate the feedback.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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How many times have you locked yourself out?

I have 3 times already lol, I keep a spate in my wallet but sometimes I leave my wallet in the space ship. I decided to buy a lock out kit from loves and it has saved me and other drivers the pain and embarrassment of calling for help lol, I keep the lock out kit somewhere outside the truck hidden obviously for emergencies.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Got a message on the Qualcomm that makes me feel a little better about the last couple months.

Boom that's what's up, great job.

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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Truck Stop Horror Stories

My horror story was at the TA in Coachella. A woman knocks on my door saying she's selling tamales and I think wow tamales heck yes! But she wasn't selling tamales she just wasn't, that was just a cover of offering her services to me. I was really bummed because I really wanted tamales, I told her that what she did was horrible and shut my door. I cried a little inside my truck thinking that I could be eating some tamales right now. Yeah so that's my story, it still hurts to think about it.

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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Quick fix for refrigerator break down! ASAP

If you do use dry ice just be safe and make sure your Windows are down so you don't accidentally suffocate. Not sure if the cooler will help with that I myself haven't tried dry ice in the truck in a cooler only because I don't want to die lol

Posted:  3 years ago

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Don't know if my truck can handle it.

My lightest load was 2 tarps and all the assorted hardware for a couple of side dump trailers. Maybe 500 pounds total that went from Helena to Spokane. Probably would have been cheaper for them to buy new tarps for those trailers.

Haha yeah probably, what do some people think sometimes lol

Posted:  3 years ago

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Don't know if my truck can handle it.

Hahaha all too funny, I picked up in Calexico, ca and delivered it 5.5 hours away in Lancaster, ca those back hauls I tell you lol

Posted:  3 years ago

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Don't know if my truck can handle it.

Hauling Marshmallows are Ya'?

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Arts and crafts lol

Posted:  3 years ago

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Don't know if my truck can handle it.

I got a pretty heavy load and I don't know if my truck can handle it! I haven't had one of these in a while and I'm nervous, it's a whopping 3,000 lb load oh man I'm gonna be heavy on my drives for sure lol hahaha, easy peasy.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Load securement

I think I can fit more straps and bars

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Dang loaner trucks!

To any swift drivers, is it really that hard to get a new truck at phoenix terminal? My original truck had some problems, engine light was on amd emginee break boe longer work, the loaner truck they gave me broke down 4 miles from the terminal, what's it take to get a new truck?

Wow I should re-read before I post lol

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Dang loaner trucks!

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To any swift drivers, is it really that hard to get a new truck at phoenix terminal? My original truck had some problems, engine light was on amd emginee break boe longer work, the loaner truck they gave me broke down 4 miles from the terminal, what's it take to get a new truck?

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you probably need coolant

I checked all the fluids and they are all fine.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Dang loaner trucks!

To any swift drivers, is it really that hard to get a new truck at phoenix terminal? My original truck had some problems, engine light was on amd emginee break boe longer work, the loaner truck they gave me broke down 4 miles from the terminal, what's it take to get a new truck?

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Dang loaner trucks!

So on my way to Scottsdale, AZ, my engine light come on and engine brake stop working do i drive my truck to the Phoenix yard and the shop guy tells me they have to send the truck to freightliner. I get a loaner truck top continue my load that delivers at 03:00 09/12 and 4.3 miles from the terminal the truck engine shuts down and the check engine light and stop engine light are flashing lol freaking loaners man.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Hourly pay

I make the same. Just flat hourly. 8-12 hrs per day Mon -Fri.

Is it for time driving/on duty?

It's both driving and on duty not driving

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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How old were you when you started driving truck?

28

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Oh my gosh what else can go wrong??

Arrived at the Miller Coors plant in Denver tonight with 44000 pounds of beer and less than 20 minutes left on my 70, exhausted and ready to go home for a few days. I open the back to find beer scattered everywhere. My two load locks had fallen down and the two rear pallets had tipped.

Now I have to wait til morning since they didn't have the manpower to unload it tonight. What I don't get is how this happened. I tightened those loads locks quite a bit.

I really hope this streak ends soon cause I'm about to call it quits.

I have had the load locks fall before so what I started doing is after I install the load locks I also use a strap to pull in the trailer walls and it gives it a nice and tight fit and those locks won't fall again. The reason why they fall is because some of the trailers are old and have seen their fair share of load locks and eventually get bowed so that's why they fall.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Hourly pay

How much are you being paid per hour?

I work a hourly in running ports and I'm home every night.

Check with your DM and ask questions because this doesn't sound like hourly to me.

I'm getting $20 an hour

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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I did it!

I went and changed your status in your profile from "rookie solo driver" to "experienced driver" - that's gotta feel great!

Thanks Brett, that does feel awesome, and thank you to everyone else, it is a huge accomplishment in my book. Thanks again

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