Profile For LDRSHIP

LDRSHIP's Info

  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 8 months ago

LDRSHIP's Bio

I am an Army vet that served 17 1/2 years. In the military I was a UH-60 Blackhawk mechanic / crewchief. I am a licensed Master Barber in the state of Tennessee. I drove for H. O. Wolding for 2 1/2 years. I now drive for a small local company running reefer OTR.

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Posted:  12 hours, 48 minutes ago

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Getting stuck sitting over Memorial Day.

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What are some suggestions

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Go back to Wolding?

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In due time!

Posted:  15 hours, 8 minutes ago

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Getting stuck sitting over Memorial Day.

No biters, huh! Decisions, decisions

Posted:  16 hours, 43 minutes ago

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Accident at fuel Island

First breathe. ALL new drivers have accidents and it is totally unrealistic to be accident free your first year. It happens rarely... but most dont even make their first year, let alone do it accident free. Companies know this.

AHEM!!! I’ve been accident free for my entire 2.5+ years! Rookie accidents do happen, but that doesn’t mean they should happen!!

Accidents happen because people become rushed, overconfident and/or complacent. No one should expect to have a rookie accident.

Drive Safe and God Speed!

Posted:  16 hours, 54 minutes ago

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Getting stuck sitting over Memorial Day.

Gonna get stuck sitting over Memorial Day. Debating whether I want to park tomorrow at the Love’s in Greenville, IL or stop at the Association of Christian Truckers in Brownstown, IL.

What are some suggestions. I’ve never been to either place.

Posted:  22 hours, 12 minutes ago

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Mileage bonus

Wolding has a quarterly safety and mileage bonus. To qualify for safety it is 1 year accident / incident free. Safety bonus is 1cpm for every dispatched mile that quarter. There are 3 tiers to the mileage bonus. I am not sure about the first 2 tiers as I had always got the “high” mileage bonus every quarter. To qualify for the “high” mileage bonus it is 29,751+ Dispatched miles in a quarter. It is super easy to get. It pays 4.5cpm for every dispatched mile ran for the quarter. I usually took home after taxes around $1,500. It was a nice little bonus.

Posted:  4 days, 19 hours ago

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Load boards recommendation

A free loadboard is Truck Loads by Truckers Path. It has some decent loads on it.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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App?

Just think of all the amusement we would all miss out on if we could fix our spelling and grammatical errors after the fact.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Living in the Truck

Yes I would do it. It would be very easy for me to do. Since the majority of my stuff is on the truck. I actually pack a bag from my truck to go home with. I would just rent a climate control storage unit for the stuff that couldn’t go

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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We bare all!

It is exit 374 on I-75. In Micanopy, FL

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

Congrats on your student passing, Turtle. Like Rick said, on to your next victim, lol

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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A walk on the ‘Darkside’ - working for a small company

BTW, is Bison keeping the Wolding name?

Yes, they are keeping the Wolding name. Just like they did with Britton Transport years ago when they bought them.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Energy drinks

Monster Java.. mmm. The Irish Cream flavor. Tastes oh so good. I don’t drink them for a boost. Just really love the taste!

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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New look!

02 and 90 are primes macro numbers. 02 is your loaded call and 90 is arrival to Consignee. I am sure all the Primates will correct me if I am wrong.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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A walk on the ‘Darkside’ - working for a small company

Well, my walk on the ‘darkside’ May be over before it really got started. I’m seriously considering going back to Wolding. I don’t want to discuss the current circumstances. But, I may be back in a blue Cascadia soon.

Like they say, it is all fun n games until.......

Drive Safe everyone and God Speed!

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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A walk on the ‘Darkside’ - working for a small company

I'd be interested to know if you find you're being inspected by the DOT more frequently than when you were with Wolding. It isn't too often i see a mega being Inspected, but instead see them with small companies or O/O. I'm sure not every small company has to put off repairs due to lack of money but maybe that's why they seem to focus on the smaller carriers.

Some small companies actually pull into a scale and ask for an inspection. The only way to lower your sca score is getting clean inspections. The more clean inspections the less impact a bad one makes.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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My first 45 days as a truck driver

Yesterday was my record since going solo. 676 miles (plus another 48 after midnight)

Awesome, way to go.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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A walk on the ‘Darkside’ - working for a small company

LOL c'mon you sure you don't want to share any hypothetical circumstances?

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Since we are talking purely hypothetically here.

Hypothetically speaking, let’s say I have a day where I don’t get much done, do to whatever circumstances. If I have the time on the preceding or following day, I shift everything done that day to another and give myself a 34hr reset. All hypothetical and all. Purely speculative.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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A walk on the ‘Darkside’ - working for a small company

I’m not offended Bruce, hence the LoL after. I was just saying it was hitting a little close is all.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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A walk on the ‘Darkside’ - working for a small company

I'm so new to trucking it hurts, but I have to ask in all respect and sincerity - is this Satire? You paint a very bleak picture, any upsides?

No TX, I am being very serious. I want to show the truth, no sugar coating, no mincing words, no holding back. It is how it is!

Upsides, the upside is unadulterated education. I do get paid more working for a small company, but that comes with additional risks.

To answer the question about creative logbooking. Well, um.... I guess I kinda explained that in the other thread. I will be blunt. I can edit EVERY single line on my log. I can edited any way I want as often I want. I guess that is about as blunt as I need to get. I don’t think you need examples. Well, ‘Nuff said.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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A walk on the ‘Darkside’ - working for a small company

Bruce, of course I have an exit plan if things goes south. It is called going back to Wolding. I left on great terms with an open invitation back, any time.

Btw, the afford a tire is not funny, kinda stings, lol

Anyways, I think you're in a great position because you're more exposed to being an o/o than a company driver without incurring risk. I wish I had that opportunity but i went out there full throttle . Stay safe out there.

I am in a position to peak inside. Boss man doesn’t hide anything. From how much his insurance costs to seeing the brokers note with rate confirmation. I actually look at receipts now and how much something costs.

What I learn here will be the basis if I decide to scratch an itch or not.

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