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Rookie solo driver all around good guy love excessive sports and any car that goes fast

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Posted:  17 hours, 25 minutes ago

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Drivers pay

As much as that statement is gonna irk some people on here I agree 100 sure they’re trusting you with the nice equipment and there loads but as long as you get it there safe and on time he’ll yes they owe you!! That’s how I feel and I base my pay on my work ethic there’s an old saying ... you get what you pay for.... it goes both ways look a man / woman in the eye and say I expect you to run 4 weeks or more and then only pay them 2400 $$ and say well there’s a driver shortage lol duh!!

Hello all. It has been a long time since I last checked in or posted here. As the title says driver pay is very stagnant. It really hasn't gone up since about the mid 1970's. I have been looking for a new company to drive for. I am sick or companies saying that they offer industry leading pay. Then only want to pay you .40 cents a mile. That's an insult to the driver. My first driving job started at .48 cpm. We the driver's are the ones that sacrifice everything for this job. Now I know we all have to start somewhere. But once you get some experience. Please do not settle for a mere pentance when you can make more money and have a life also.

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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What chance do I have? 3 D.W.I.s

I looked and researchers a lot there’s more than you think there’s a link on here that will apply you to several companies that will hire with past history as long as it’s 15 or more yes old

Jammer a

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You’ll be fine as long as my as your driving record is clean now I have 3 prior life dui’s and I was hired

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Was it hard to find a company? Did you have to look for a long time? and was it a decent company?

Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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New ride who dis?

Congrats brother well deserved

They pulled me out of my 2017 freight liner and put me in a 2021 with 31,000 on it. From what I understand, my truck is already sold! Besides for a few stray dog hairs it’s clean on the inside. And the inverter will be appreciated! Tired of eating like a caveman lol

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Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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What chance do I have? 3 D.W.I.s

You’ll be fine as long as my as your driving record is clean now I have 3 prior life dui’s and I was hired

I want to start a career in trucking but...I have three DUIs on my record, all more than 25 years ago. Other than that my driving record is pretty clean. Should I even bother to pursue this career? Will any company hire me?

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Just got a ticket

Not yet I’ve got a case number need to contact lawyer today

Hey Jammer any updates on this ?

Posted:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

No!! I missed ya😀😀😀😀

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I seen on the gps you were ther delivered in Conroe then in Irving and you were still there stevo

In Phoenix at the moment getting unloaded capstone taking all damn day to do it

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Been stuck in Dallas area ALL week. Took 5 days to deliver last Saturday at FX parked 2 days plus at loves in Weatherby Tx They had NO power so we moved slowly, to Loves in Hutchins Tx. My mentor saved us a spot. Right by fence and tirepass lane. Which that pump was OOS til today. Bout 100 feet from the doors convenient lol. Finally got us another FX load goin to Colorado Springs lol

Makes for slim paychecks once again.....WHERE IS SPRING??? LOL

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Phoenix, AZ @ 74 degrees. All the ice finally melted from my truck and trailer.

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SO glad to see you BACK, Jammer !!!!! Did you enjoy your 'disappearance?' (It WAS duly noted here, ya know!!)

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~ Anne ~

Posted:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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Thanks Brett

Thanks Anne😀😀😀

A few of us that missed you, nagged and queried him too, LoL!

Yeap~Thanks, Brett !!!!!!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  4 days, 10 hours ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

I seen on the gps you were ther delivered in Conroe then in Irving and you were still there stevo

In Phoenix at the moment getting unloaded capstone taking all damn day to do it

Been stuck in Dallas area ALL week. Took 5 days to deliver last Saturday at FX parked 2 days plus at loves in Weatherby Tx They had NO power so we moved slowly, to Loves in Hutchins Tx. My mentor saved us a spot. Right by fence and tirepass lane. Which that pump was OOS til today. Bout 100 feet from the doors convenient lol. Finally got us another FX load goin to Colorado Springs lol

Makes for slim paychecks once again.....WHERE IS SPRING??? LOL

Phoenix, AZ @ 74 degrees. All the ice finally melted from my truck and trailer.

Posted:  4 days, 10 hours ago

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What are your personal positives and negatives regarding jockeying a rig for a living?

Scared of mobster but wanna join the union who started the teamsters?? Lol afraid of rain umbrellas sunshine ?? It’s a job that has its great things and some bad things like every job out there

Over my lifetime I've heard both good and bad things. Here are some of the things I have heard. To what extent are any of the following true? Please add anything you consider positive or negative about this line of work not listed here. Perception is not necessarily reality. Hollywood, TV, music, poetry, radio, the news media and the Internet can distort the raw facts about driving.

Truck Driving Perceived Positives

1. relatively handsome pay and benefits considering the minimum amount of hard physical labor required for the job duties; a man who worked in the building trades once told me truck driving was "for lazy people"... that was his own perception at least, it's not my opinion 2. being a "mega" driver has advantages: company drivers, though they have less freedom to be independent in their way of doing things, don't take on the serious economic risks that owner-operators take

Truck Driving Perceived Negatives

1. being away from home a long period of time 2. being exposed to unsavory people: violent people, corrupt people, criminal people, mobsters, racketeers 3. being at a high risk to encounter violent criminal elements 4. the lack of union representation for many company/OTR drivers 5. corporate greed truckers might have to deal with 6. lack of house-like living comforts and house-like living space over the road 7. keeping physically fit and thin can be difficult over the road 8. availability of hot, wholesome and affordable square meals can be limited; a barber of mine in 1985 once told me there was a time when truckers could find all you can eat ham and eggs for just $1.99 at roadside cafes; my barber used to stop at truck stop restaurants with waitresses for cheap and plentiful food while traveling 9. some truck stops have a reputation for being dirty (squalid) 10. living expenses out of pocket over the road can be high; some want to work and put as much money in the bank as possible, some don't want to work just to make truck stop owners rich 11. Uncle Sam and The Man make life difficult for truckers; too much red tape involved, log books, "chicken coops" and all that sort of irritating junk; do you inspect your personal automobile, or even your pickup truck towing a boat or travel trailer, before a road trip as meticulously as you inspect your semi truck? … some might think "it's just a stupid truck", not a sophisticated 747 jet plane or a NASA moon rocket after all so why all this mechanical scrutiny during pre-trips?? 12. OSHA might be too weak to aggressively protect the health and safety of working truck drivers 13. poorly-maintained roads and lack of truck-friendly infrastructure 14. speed traps and corrupt law enforcement in hick towns

Posted:  4 days, 10 hours ago

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Thanks Brett

It’s jammer finally back on here lol got new phone and couldn’t log on

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Loading Boards & other problems in the trucking industry

That’s solving problems for o/o not company drivers

Guys, my name is Mark and im doing a research about Truckers, Loading Screens and some issues inside the industry. My job want to solve key problems for truckers, so the first move, is answer to the people about their problems. So... i have this questions, it will be very helpfull if you can comment or talk about this points.

1) Which are the main 3 problems that a trucker suffer every day? 2) Have you thinked about how to solve them? 3) What do you think about Loading Screens? Does it help you to improve your income? 4) If you could design your loading board, what are the key features that you need? 5) Do you use a broker for factoring? 6) When you have a new load, what are the things that take you time before and after the job? (insurance, permits, etc)

King Regards!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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These winter storms

Goin to take i240 to I 35

Yeah I’m heading outta okc it’s getting nailed right now they called me off denver sent me back south Dallas will snowing at 10 o’clock according to my radar

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I think by time you get down to Dallas stuff oughta be clearing up some. Since you're heading south though you'll be heading into the highest chance of snow between the Springs and Trinidad

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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These winter storms

Yeah I’m heading outta okc it’s getting nailed right now they called me off denver sent me back south Dallas will snowing at 10 o’clock according to my radar

I think by time you get down to Dallas stuff oughta be clearing up some. Since you're heading south though you'll be heading into the highest chance of snow between the Springs and Trinidad

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Dont get speeding tickets if you want to get hired easily.

100%truth I just found out the hard way in Louisiana

Oh and I will add something I didnt see mentioned in a reply. You better break that speeding habit. When you are in a tractor trailer set up. You have bullseye on you. State troopers don't even ask for excuses. They just write the ticket and go through your logs and truck to find reason for more tickets. Local law enforcement agency get a hard on for pulling over bug trucks. Nothing makes a rookie deputy happier than sticking his chest out in the squad room and bragging about nailing some dumb truck driver that day.

Here was my last ticket.. 65 for big trucks, 70 for cars. Im doing 65 and come up on 4 trucks in a row and last one doing 60. I didnt want to block the left lane so I hammered down to govern speed of 72. I pass the last truck and go down to 65 again. Trooper pulls me over. Comes up with a big grin and I tried to explain. He said " I don't care, its not my problem and yea I can write you a ticket for hold up left lane too. I don't care, but I won't inspect you just to be nice".. There are excuses. Its a ticket and your CDL going away.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Dont get speeding tickets if you want to get hired easily.

I had speeding and dui bro and I had to wait another 5 years or so to finally get looked at

Damn those tickets. Well, actually damn the choice I made to speed so much. Swift, Prime, Knight, Schneider, Stevens All have been a no go. They cant determine if the violations were 15 over or not. The original citations were plead down to a range 10-19 over. 3 tickets in 2 years. I was able to have some very good luck and skill in the courts resulting in pleading down the original alleged speed to a much much much....much lower number in some cases. So providing the actual ticket speed wouldn't help either, in fact it would harm my cause.

So, I can do school self pay upfront, Western said "We don't care how many tickets you got and how fast they were, as long as it was before you had a CDL". Sounds like a winner to me.

Any other speed demons out there had trouble with leadfootism that lead to difficulty in getting hired?

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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These winter storms

But thank you man very much

Jammer, forecast is calling for upper 20's, scattered snow showers to the tune of 1-2" so nothing crazy. Mountains are supposed to be getting snowed on pretty good but we've got it relatively easy on the front range

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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These winter storms

Thanks man just got sent to Dallas swapping trailers with some kid don’t like the conditions I’m not blaming him though

Jammer, forecast is calling for upper 20's, scattered snow showers to the tune of 1-2" so nothing crazy. Mountains are supposed to be getting snowed on pretty good but we've got it relatively easy on the front range

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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These winter storms

How it looking over there in Aurora ??? I’m prob headed that way today

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Made it 2 consignee in Conroe Texas bumped dock an goin to sleep till they unload me roads are horrible just ice out there so I’m glad I made it goin to Galveston in th morning then on to denver be safe yall

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I have not seen any FX trucks all day on I-70 from the Indiana/Illinois border to Oak Grove, MO. That's never happened.

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What is FX? Are you talking about FedEx? If so, I saw several singles and doubles on I-70 today between Columbus, OH and Indianapolis.

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Yep, FedEx. FXF and FX/LH (ltl.)

No storms from CMH to Indy... all northern. Sux.

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Roads oughta be clear for you here in Denver at least. XD

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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CDL Jobs in North Carolina around Charlotte

Not goin over the road kinda limits your options may see if o/d runs outta there or fed ex not really sure your felony is old enough not to matter just be honest with them I’ve got an extensive felony past and I believed all the talk how I had to take what I could get and it turned out not to be so bad tell them the truth and don’t have nothing pop up on you and you’ll be fine some said no more said yes and I’m still getting offers good luck

Me and my fiancé are planning on moving to North Carolina. Mooreseville is at the top of our list. Really depends on where we find a house. It will be around Charlotte, more towards the north end of it. She is transferring. I have to find work.

I have 3.5 years of driving experience, starting in 2017. We pull 39 foot frameless end dumps and tankers in the spring and summer for liquid fertilizer. I also have 6 months of OTR Dryvan in the middle of the 3.5 years. I also have C felony battery I was convicted of in 2010. Sentence fully completed in 2014 and haven't been in trouble since then. 29 years old.

I do really enjoy pulling the end dump and pulling tankers. Someone told me there is a lot of end dump work down south, is that true? I also am willing to get my hazmat if needed. Willing to do tri/quad dump truck, concrete truck, propane truck, etc. Also try flatbed, lowboy, refer, etc. I have an open mind and willing to work. I make 55-60k a year without benefits right now. Ideally would like to stay at least at that or know I can work up to that. I would like to make OTR the last resort. I can handle OTR. My fiancé can't and made it clear she won't be happy with a husband gone.

I hear a lot of stuff up here about CDL jobs down there.

"They don't hire felons like they do up here"

"What pays 50k up here, pays 30k down here. You won't make any money being local"

"There are jobs everywhere"

It keeps going back and forth. I don't have social media, so I can't look and ask there. I checked indeed, but its mostly OTR, big company stuff. We are moving from Indiana and both really excited about a new life. I can't wait to not have to stand outside watching my truck load in a foot of snow and the negative windchill in my face. It has me really nervous about finding decent work due to my felony and the negative things I hear.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Just Safely Handled My First Jackknife

Good job man get some rest

So I’m outside Tupelo, and Mississippi seems to be short on plows. I-22 has been moving along at around 35 mph ever since the Tennessee line, and suddenly turns into a sheet of ice.

I start a lane change to maneuver around a snow bank drifting in from the shoulder, then feel the tires lose traction and see my trailer swinging into the mirror. Luckily, I was only going 25 mph, there were no vehicles anywhere close to me, and I’m fresh enough out of training to remember exactly how to steer out of it.

I straighten out just fine, get off at the next exit, and shut the **** down in the offramp.

GOING OFF DUTY 😳 be safe out there!

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