Profile For King Pin

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    Albany, OR

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    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  2 months ago

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My update

Now...what he should have said is...I wanted to be home every night on a schedule and be home for my family....but instead he created a syndrome.

You think I’m incompetent! Creating a false syndrome! Correcting my wording! I know what I said and yes there is medical research being studied on this. Article is in the workshop.

Posted:  2 months ago

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My update

You work for FedEx or contractor? I work for contractor. I’m salary with opportunity to work wkend for extra $$$. Glad to be rid of mileage pay.

Sounds similar to my recent move. I've been with FedEx since October so I'm low on seniority with you lol. Welcome aboard

Posted:  2 months ago

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My update

Around June, of 2016 I discovered TT, while I was doing research on the Trucking Industry. Thanks to Brett for his passion, dedication, this outstanding website along with moderators and members helped me in my decision to enter this intricate industry.

November, 2016 I received my CDL and went to work for May Truck CO. as a OTR solo refer driver in December 2016. Around my 1.3 yr mark with same company, I started to get the Trucker Syndrome. (More on Trucker Syndrome coming soon)

April , 2018 I decided it was time to get out of OTR and find something more relaxing,less stressful. December, 2018 I gave my notice, turn in the keys, went home to start my new journey.

January, 2019 I started my new job with FedEx, as an line haul driver on a dedicated route. M-F weekend off, home daily with choice of doing an overnight run to Cali. It’s much more relaxing than what I endured in OTR. After I get few wks experience I’ll be writing on local job.

Posted:  2 months ago

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OTR Ride Along Training Question

Oops here you go. https://www.truckingtruth.com/paid-cdl-training/

In main menu, type in company sponsored CDL training. There’s wealth of info you can search. I’ll give you an starting point.

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Hello All!

I have been trying to dip my toes into the world of CDL training info and I have to admit it can be quite overwhelming. I have a million questions on hundreds of topics but I have a huge question that will help me make my next decision.

A little backgrounds on what I think I want my end goal to be.. I want to be an OTR (o/o is the true end goal) driver because I really don't have much holding me here in Indy and I would be fine with working as many days as I can fit on the calendar. Maybe, IF i ever get enough experience and everything works out, I think i would be cool to haul oversized loads or airplane parts. Like I said, I'm just getting started on my research so I'm just playing around with ideas in my head on possible options for my career path.

I have one major question that I can't find an answer to yet. If I am understanding the CDL training correctly, to become an OTR driver you will need to have experience with a trainer who you will ride with in their own truck on runs. Am I understanding this correctly? If I am, is there an alternative to doing an OTR training? Without going into too many details, I wouldn't and I doubt the driver would be comfortable with that temporary living situation.

Thanks in advance for all your help.. and for reading my ramblings :)

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Hello All!

I have been trying to dip my toes into the world of CDL training info and I have to admit it can be quite overwhelming. I have a million questions on hundreds of topics but I have a huge question that will help me make my next decision.

A little backgrounds on what I think I want my end goal to be.. I want to be an OTR (o/o is the true end goal) driver because I really don't have much holding me here in Indy and I would be fine with working as many days as I can fit on the calendar. Maybe, IF i ever get enough experience and everything works out, I think i would be cool to haul oversized loads or airplane parts. Like I said, I'm just getting started on my research so I'm just playing around with ideas in my head on possible options for my career path.

I have one major question that I can't find an answer to yet. If I am understanding the CDL training correctly, to become an OTR driver you will need to have experience with a trainer who you will ride with in their own truck on runs. Am I understanding this correctly? If I am, is there an alternative to doing an OTR training? Without going into too many details, I wouldn't and I doubt the driver would be comfortable with that temporary living situation.

Thanks in advance for all your help.. and for reading my ramblings :)

Posted:  2 months ago

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OTR Ride Along Training Question

In main menu, type in company sponsored CDL training. There’s wealth of info you can search. I’ll give you an starting point.

Hello All!

I have been trying to dip my toes into the world of CDL training info and I have to admit it can be quite overwhelming. I have a million questions on hundreds of topics but I have a huge question that will help me make my next decision.

A little backgrounds on what I think I want my end goal to be.. I want to be an OTR (o/o is the true end goal) driver because I really don't have much holding me here in Indy and I would be fine with working as many days as I can fit on the calendar. Maybe, IF i ever get enough experience and everything works out, I think i would be cool to haul oversized loads or airplane parts. Like I said, I'm just getting started on my research so I'm just playing around with ideas in my head on possible options for my career path.

I have one major question that I can't find an answer to yet. If I am understanding the CDL training correctly, to become an OTR driver you will need to have experience with a trainer who you will ride with in their own truck on runs. Am I understanding this correctly? If I am, is there an alternative to doing an OTR training? Without going into too many details, I wouldn't and I doubt the driver would be comfortable with that temporary living situation.

Thanks in advance for all your help.. and for reading my ramblings :)

Posted:  2 months ago

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Pop quiz mostly for newbies

Tire shine! rofl-1.gif

Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my lead trailer in this picture.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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A Good Laugh, the life of a trucker!

That looks like a very comfy mattress. What brand is that? Hopefully you can smuggle the mattress without getting police department and DOT called on ya. smile.gif

My truck had electrical issues so it is in the shop yet again. The last time they replaced a part, the dealer did not do an additional update and part replacement. This caused issues. They needed to get to the wiring under the bunk, so my student and I brought my mattress into the hotel with us.

Im sure we looked crazy carrying it through the parking lot. The maid would have thought i was crazy had i let her in. lol

The life of a trucker.... lol

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Jake brake in icy conditions?

When you apply the jakes it slows the tractor only and the trailer is traveling faster than the tractor. The trailer is pushing the tractor and will cause you to jack knife.

I was curious about using it in snow or ice. I have heard you can use it no problem, and other drivers say not too. Said it would do damage but didn't specify what kind. Which is correct? If it is okay does it help to use in the event you are sliding. Was something that was really never explained to me.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Living / Home Options for OTR Drivers

Tiny houses are in demand in the east. Here in the west coast it’s prohibited. I too live in Oregon, Albany area. I’m in the works of making plans to build tiny houses in TN.

I would do lots of research and don’t give up on that idea. When I was OTR, I’d see them being transported in IN. KY. TN. and VA.

Hiring property management agency to rent your house (s) is best way to go. They take care of all the headaches for you. I too once was the landlord and decided to hire an agency, was pleased with there services.

I know home time and living arrangements has been talked about a lot here but I couldn't find a thread that quite addressed my thought:

Has anyone either bought or considered buying a piece of land and putting a couple of "tiny" houses or manufactured homes on it? My thought is: Wouldn't it be kind of perfect, if you're in the position to do so, to purchase an area of land, put 2 or 3 small dwellings on it and rent out the one(s) you're not using? I figured, that way there is someone on the property while you're out on the road AND you'll have somewhere to park your rig when you go home.

I suppose purchasing a duplex or something like that would have similar benefits. Of course, you'd have to have a renter that you really trusted. For those who may not have someone whose address they can use (if they live in their rig), what other options have you considered? I feel like I'm lucky I still have 3 years to come up w/ my grand plan while my kids finish HS.

Thanks guys! =)

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Game: funny town names

I live in Albany, OR. Wonder how many other TT members live in OR.

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More edgy than many of these so if I offend anyone I apologize as that's not my intention. Cumming Iowa, just off I35 10 miles south of Des Moines. One of the local bars even sells clothing with the town name on it....

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Helping a friend

Almost 20 yrs ago and not currently on probation. I’m trying to get him to join this group. He thinks he will be judge for his crime.

How old is it and is he off probation? I know CFI gives second chances. He should call any company that offers Paid CDL Training Programs and be upfront with the recruiter about it. He should also start going through these.

Good luck. Also, we don't judge here.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Helping a friend

Have a friend who has felony class C for child endangerment and had to register as an child molester. Does anyone know of an company who hires people with his type of criminal record?

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Does May allow trucks to go home?

I’m a current May driver, been there 1.5 yrs. There policy is under 75 mile radius, tractor must be at terminal. However, I know ways to get it approved depending on terminal you live near.

Hi, I'm thinking of signing on with May, so called the recruiting office to see if they allow you to take your truck home. The recruiter said she couldn't guarantee this. Does anyone here know if they allow this? I own a little farm, and my pickup is needed here, I can't have it sitting in a terminal for weeks on end. Thanks for any replies.

Posted:  9 months ago

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MAY TRUCKING / ENGLAND

May here. 1.5yrs.now.Fire away with any questions.

Just wondering...... we have a bunch of Primates and Swifties in here. Are there any England or May Trucking people in here ? Before choosing Prime, my first choice was actually gonna be May.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Today is my 1 yr. Day!

Today is my 1 yr. as a driver. Also it is with my first company. It's been a hard,fustrating yr. I've been in more pickles than I can count or like to admit. There's been many times I almost quit because this job/ life style is hard. This job has taught me patience and have built an high tolerance too. As I sit here on my 10 relaxing from a stressful day,I'm thinking to my self,(can't believe I've made it this far)! I believe TT has help me tremendously. I don't do much posting however, I do lots of lurking. There's other websites,this one is by far the best for honesty,correct info. The others I've found is a bunch of disgruntled people with negative feedback and misleading info. Merry Christmas to All.....

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Personal Property Searches

Over heard some terminal rats talking about there personal property being search while getting tractor inspected by safety at terminal. My question is, is it legal for them to go through your personal property? There conversation has me intrigued a little. My company will randomly search tractors, while at terminals and radius of 150 miles from termiminals. I've asked my DM and other personal and not getting a clear answer. What is your parte?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Any UNFI members here!

Had to cancel my interview because I haven't been able to get routed home. My job hunting has been put on pause till I can get some time off. Hoping in Jan. I'll be able to.

Any updates King Pin? How did interview go, and what did they say job entails?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Any UNFI members here!

Dropped phone and submitted before I could finish. United Natural Foods Incorporated is there name. Eugene,Oregon is location.

Have a interview in few days would like some info if there's any one here is or has worked for them. Culture, pay etc. Been looking on internet and not much info besides negative reviews.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Any UNFI members here!

Have a interview in few days would like some info if there's any one here is or has worked for them. Culture, pay etc. Been looking on internet and not much info besides negative reviews.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Let's get to know each other....

I'm a Advocate! I some what agree.

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