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    1 year, 9 months ago

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Today marks 1 year in trucking

Like the title says, today is my 1 year anniversary with my current company and in trucking. I did drive for another company OTR for a few months before moving to my current so technically I’ve been driving for a little over a year. I have to say that I’m enjoying my new career. Drove a little over 100k miles and made $65k with this company so no complaints here. I’m home every night and I really couldn’t ask for more. No incidents either! Thank you trucking truth for your CDL training info and forum. Jason

Posted:  7 months ago

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Heading to Brooklyn.

I’m from NY and have driven my rig into Brooklyn and surrounding areas plenty of times.

Bridge heights are marked 1 foot below the real height unless the sign says “actual height”. So don’t poop yourseft if you see 12’ 6” but do be cautious.

Try to go get there before 6am if possible. At least you will only have traffic one way if you get there early.

Take your time! There are many right roads and people double parked so pay attention.

It’s not that big a deal. If you use your head, hold your ground and stay calm you be fine.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Frustrated with my company!!

It sounds like it's time for you to move on. We all want to honor our commitments and stay with our first company for a year but sometimes the writing is on the wall. There are way better companies out there so don't settle for a bad one. I stayed with my first company for 3 months, it wasn't what I thought it would be so I moved on and I'm a 1000 times happier.

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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What trucker gps is better? My qualcomm keeps getting me into trouble...

I have been using a garmin dzel 570 for about 6 months now and it has been 99% accurate. There were maybe 2 instances where it told me to make a turn and road was marked no trucks. Not a problem if you read the signs. In both cases the road in question was to narrow to make the turn so I didn't even consider them anyway.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Overweight scale ticket

Did you slide the tandems?

Posted:  1 year ago

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Why the Schneider Hate?

Not sure why people hate on Schneider, I worked for them and had no issues with them. I only moved on to make more money. They're are not the best paying but overall a good company.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Truck drivers with weapons permits

I keep a flat head screwdriver with me. Small head and sharp, it's makes for a great weapon. Also have 12 years of hand to hand training. Your best weapon is awareness. Always scan your surroundings and never drop your gaurd when alone. Too many people walk around with their heads down and eyes on their phone.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Gone a fowl...Turkey for Easter.

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Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Gone a fowl...Turkey for Easter.

What are the odds that I too hit a turkey on Saturday on i81. It was about 8:30 am southbound on 81 near exit 136. He was standing on the side of the road and at the very last second he decided to takeoff and fly right in front of me. He smashed the drivers side of the windshield. There are some depresssed turkeys out there with nothing left to live for. Lolhttps://1drv.ms/i/s!AhE4BFyPgDAYgZwDSr8sWRPY7GslTg

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Best starter companies in the Northeast

Schneider has drop yards all over the place. You would need to talk to a recruiter to find out if there is a yard by you. I'm currently with NFI out of pittston pa.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Best starter companies in the Northeast

You don't take the truck home. You have to leave it at one of their drop yards. My drop yard was Tunkhannock pa and my main terminal was Carlisle. Home time was the reason I left. I was only home for my 34 hour reset. Basically a day and a half

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Best starter companies in the Northeast

I started with Schneider a few months ago so I can give you some input. Schneider is a solid company and they treat their drivers good. Training - their training program is 3 weeks long and they pay $80 a day while training. I chose Schneider because of the length of their training is short when compared to other companies. I will say that their training program is great and I learned allot. Pay - starting pay is .36 a mile northeast regional and I averaged around 2200 miles a week.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Forever overdue update!

Congrats on your first year Miss Miyoshi! I was north east regional for Schneider and now I'm with NFI out of pittston. I run local dedicated and home every day. OTR wasn't for me, so much happier now. Glad to hear that they put you in a position that makes you happier.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Yesterday was a long day!

Shutting down crossed my mind a few times but then the snow would clear and visibility would improve. Then bam whiteout again and then clear. I guess I probably should have parked for a while but the rookie in me said if I stop I will run out of hours. I know my company would understand, they are very safety conscious. I guess I need to learn that I don't always have to meet a deadline. I will say that I drove within my ability and as safely as possible.

Thanks for the insight Brett, I will definitely take your words of wisdom to heart.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Yesterday was a long day!

So I'm on my 5th week solo and had to drive in whiteout conditions. Every time the snow cleared there were cars or tractor trailers off the road. I drove 10 hours and 53 minutes to arrive at my delivery with 7 minutes to spare. NJ to OH on route 80. This rookie was wiped out last night. Looking forward to spring.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Broke down in Waterville ME

The guys at frightliner got me back up and running within a few hours. Seems a coolant hose that runs to the air compressor popped. They replaced the hose and off I went. I did lost the day which sucks but at least it was only one day.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Broke down in Waterville ME

This sucks! Waiting for a tow truck.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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It's -3 degrees F, should I level it idling?

It hit -8 last night. It was cold! I idled the truck for about four hours

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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It's -3 degrees F, should I level it idling?

I'm in Maine tonight and it's currently -3. Is it ok to shut the truck off or is it best to leave it running?

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