Profile For Patrick C.

Patrick C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years ago

Patrick C.'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. Now I am a professional driver with H. O. Wolding.

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Posted:  13 hours, 25 minutes ago

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Thinking of a Career change to Trucking

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Umm... I'd keep the whole Rams fan thing on the down low though. You don't want that getting around. Go Jags!

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I would keep the whole Jags thing on the down low. TITAN UP!!!!!!!!!

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Game on my friend!

Jags who??? LoL. Titans win

Posted:  2 days, 20 hours ago

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Hardest part of trucking

The truck IS my home. I go visit my wife at her home. I pack a bag out of my truck to "go home."

Posted:  2 days, 20 hours ago

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Thinking of a Career change to Trucking

Umm... I'd keep the whole Rams fan thing on the down low though. You don't want that getting around. Go Jags!

I would keep the whole Jags thing on the down low. TITAN UP!!!!!!!!!

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Posted:  2 days, 20 hours ago

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Mid 30's career change. Looking for some general advice.

I would start on your BP meds NOW. Take them for a good 30 days before you go get your med card. You want your BP as close to normal as possible. If you can show your BP is in normal range with medication it is far better than it being elevated off of meds.

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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17 freightliner cascadia evolution airline leak

The tow truck driver probably didn't rewrap the threads with teflon tape. That is probably the culprit of your air leak

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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10 speed to a 13

Possibly. If the driver sounds like Rain Man when talking about the CB then it was me, lol

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Eye Candy

Old School- Are you sure these people who drive the super sleepers actually drive for a living and not just live in the super sleeper all year long??

Hey all these are some amazing trucks. Some would be very hard to maintain while on the road. That would be a lot of polish!!!!

That is kinda the point of a custom sleeper. No need for a home, when you have your home with you.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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10 speed to a 13

It is really not that hard to find

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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10 speed to a 13

Funny video. I must admit that I got nervous for a min. Thought you found the promotional video that I am in, lol.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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10 speed to a 13

I get it. But one wisecrack deserves another.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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10 speed to a 13

What the heck did we do before YouTube? Haha

Looked at the pretty picture on top of the shifter.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Anyway to get into this industry CDL Class A Sponsored school? Rejected due to unemployment gap last 2.5 years.

In this Industry, trucking, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This career is one of perseverance and intestinal fortitude. One of self reliance and independence. Only those who can reach deep down and gut check themselves will be successful here. If this is something you want, then it is time to step up. Only you know if you possess the qualities to excel in trucking. The best example of this is Million Miler. He was homeless. Now he is a trainer and top tier driver. Like I said, you need to gut check yourself if you want to succeed here. (In trucking)

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Advice needed to start this career

Mini me, even dry vans go to food DCs. My company has a lot of loads going to Sysco/Sygma, GFS, RFS, US Foods, McLane, etc.... we happened to carry a lot of stuff to wipe your hands, face and butt. Food DCs all carry these products. I get to deal with a dry van length of haul AND food DCs. At least the reefer has longer hauls.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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20 Signs You Might Be A Serious Truck Driver

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I'm fascinated by this post. The OP was 32 yrs old and working a minimum wage and only had a drivers license a few months before coming to the forum. He couldnt understand why more driving experience would be required.

His next post listed why he didnt like CRE and how even though he wasnt out of training yet, he was leaving after the 9 month contract was up and taking 3 mos off from OTR life because after only a few months he was tired of it.

He went on a long explanation that reefer drivers have their time wasted when they forget to fill the reefer, have to prime it and then wait for the road assist people to get then to a ThermoKing. Do your darn job and that wouldnt happen!

He then questioned us as to whether he would have to tell future companies of his accident. DUH!

Sir, you have no right to compile a list such as this that yes can be funny in some ways and totally offesnsive in others.

If veterans.... who spilled blood for.our country and suffered through things you couldnt ever possibly imagine and would cower in a corner and cry for your mommy over....if they want to decorate their trucks, then damn right, "God Bless America and thank you for your service" is what they should hear. not something that makes them sound like immature boastful.children.

not to mention you are sexist assuming all drivers are men. i dont usually throw the feminism card out cause i hate it. but reading this shows you have little respect for truckers and im sure even less for women. Plus, you are so green, you dont have the skills to out truck me.

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ABSOLUTELY!!! Hit the nail on the head as per usual Rainy!

To the OP....while I did in fact realise that this post was mainly in jest, it actually makes you sound like a ****y newcomer to the business who, upon gaining a licence, believes he has it all figured out!

The posts re: Veterans and non-Americans are, at best, borderline offensive and the latter verges on racist!

Humor is greatly appreciated in this forum, but not disparagement of folks, most of whom have done more miles in reverse than you have going forwards!

I don't really believe for one moment that you were trying to offend anyone, but would respectfully suggest that you consider your words a little more carefully in future.

Keep it safe out there.

Cheers,

Simon (A non-American European....legal...immigrant)

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Come on Simon, Great Britain is not really part of Europe. It is just a couple islands off the coast of Europe. ;). j/k

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Looking back

You are very welcome Danielsahn. May you have many more successful years in trucking.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Driver appreciation

I'm sure as most of you know, this week is truck driver appreciation week. Well a heads up for those coming up into Maine if any of you are. The State police are holding a free lunch for drivers at the northbound scale house on I95 in York, ME. Unfortunately it's only from 11:00am to 14:00, so it's a fairly small window.

If anyone else knows of any spots to get some stuff. Coffee, breakfast, shower, whatever. Go ahead and post it in here. Let's get all the perks we can.

While your eating get a free level 1 inspection as well, lol

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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HO Wolding

Took me 3or 4 months to start making a lot more consistent checks. But even now off weeks happen. Sometimes you just get the short end of the stick when it comes to freight.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Phones

Wolding official policy is no use of any communication device while driving. No phone even with hands free, no QC (it is locked out while vehicle is in motion), I guess technically you could add CB to that list as well. If you were to get in an accident and be found to be using something, you might as well buy yourself a bus ticket home.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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HO Wolding

Just keeping the wheels turning. Have freight to deliver and money to make, lol

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Equipment

Comparing internationals to Dodges. That hurts. Internationals are definitely Fords!!! Freightliners are the Dodges, Western Star are the Chryslers. Maybe it is a Daimler thing, lol.

But to allude to what Brett was talking about, Every truck can have a Cummins engine. Cummins have had their ups and downs. Volvos have their in house engines, D11 or D13. Macks have their own engine (MP-8). Mack is owned by Volvo. Freightliner and Western Star have Detroit engines (both owned by Daimler). Pete's and KW's have their engine the Paccar brand. Internationals have their own engine as well, the Maxxforce.

The Maxxforce engine does have a history of sub par performance and frequent issues. If you were going to take a international, I would want a Cummins engine in it. Every other brand of truck, I would want their in house engine in it.

I have only driven Volvos and Freightliners. The Volvo engine and the Detroit engine behave very similar. I would say the Detroit definitely has more grunt at the bottom though. Don't need to keep the RPMs up as much as you do in a Volvo.

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