Profile For Larry K.

Larry K.'s Info

  • Location:
    Cape Coral, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 5 months ago

Larry K.'s Bio

Looking to start a second career, have had 1 brother drove for many years ( lost to cancer), another brother for Schnieder and Bro in Law for Werner, both for less than 2 years. Drove for a year right out of Military back in late 70's, but opted to go the more technical route.

So back full circle, i always did enjoy driving, see the sights, new place every day etc.

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Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Prime Inc PSD and TNT training program

Just another quick update on the TNT training. It's really starting to fly by I am in 4th week now so it's a little over halfway over for me. I'm learning a lot about the flatbed securement and a lot of other things. My training is going a little slower as we're not really getting miles for some reason. I think our biggest week was 3800 miles and we're a team truck so that's a little concerning for when I go solo. My trainer is great but with that being said I may have to bite the bullet and request a new one when we get routed through Springfield in the next couple of days to take care of some things. I mean we're doing flatbed and going 6-8 days between showers is just completely unaceptable to me especially with the few miles we're actually running. I'm not trying to complain or sound like a like Diva but something has to give. It's just embarrassing going in anywhere wondering if people can smell me. That's all for now I will update again whenever possible.

How did you make out on the hygene challenged replacement request?

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Dispatch times

Trying to get my head wrapped around appt times.

So example... We picked up a load from fedex in calif., load goes to nj. We have 64 hours from time dispatched to when it must be there.

Our home office sends a corrected appt time after we are enroute. Now question is, is times give to be delivered by, in central ( our home office time zone) , or EST the 90 destination, or the 01 time zone ( pacific)

BTW appt times i an referancing are in a msg via qualcomm

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Ok, it this maybe a little odd?

Bigger hammer needed?

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Ok, it this maybe a little odd?

Btw his qc is an older unit, no GPS.

Heck, he dont even have an APU, and wont use a plug in inverter.

Very old school here, he is under truck as we speak beating on something. 😨

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Ok, it this maybe a little odd?

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Only 12 days into tnt, so most everything is odd to me...

We are currently running a FedEx expidite load from Ca to Nj. And now we get to do it with a bad qualcomm ( on paper logs) And a non functioning speedometer. And now the Tach is acting odd, occasionally jumps 50 rpm indicated. In past week, have seen it freeze a few time.

Yes sir, just having a ball. 😈

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You have enough going on there to warrant a stop at the next terminal. But your trainer knows that.

In the meantime if your QC GPS works, there a GPS based speed indicator at the bottom of the map. That should keep the Troopers from noticing you.

Bad part is, we did, lastnight, he opted to continue. ( O/O)

Now he is under the truck and broke something else. He is not a happy camper right now.

Not shaping up to be a good day

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Funny, why is it...

Same reason groc stores run you past the impulse stuff to get your staples.

Marketing baby.... Marketing.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Ok, it this maybe a little odd?

Only 12 days into tnt, so most everything is odd to me...

We are currently running a FedEx expidite load from Ca to Nj. And now we get to do it with a bad qualcomm ( on paper logs) And a non functioning speedometer. And now the Tach is acting odd, occasionally jumps 50 rpm indicated. In past week, have seen it freeze a few time.

Yes sir, just having a ball. 😈

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Elizabeth, NJ

Rerouted based on above suggestion, seems much cleaner I95W TO exit 13 which is North/Dowd st.

Yes a neater elegant solution. A little longer maybe, a toll, possibly. But neater.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Elizabeth, NJ

I don't know Larry. I used to run in Jersey all the time. Depending on what time of the day/night you'll be getting there, I'd be half-tempted to take 280 to 95 straight down to where you need to get to. 1&9 can be a mess, and I prefer interstates if it's not too out of the way. Depending on how 21 goes, your extra distance due east on 280 to get to 95 might not put you that much behind. Just a thought. Highway speed vs traffic lights is what would make me consider that.

Point taken, appt is for 22:14 cst on 11/12.

Posted:  7 years, 3 months ago

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Elizabeth, NJ

Finally found it.... Exit off I80 at I280 I280 to S.R. 21 S.R. 21 to Rt 1&9 Rt 1&9 to Rt 81 Rt81 to Dowd

Now my next question is more specific to prime, how to update the directions recvd from macro 19, cause they are seriously messed up.

This is second one i would change, had one in Pheonix was wrong. Had you turn left at exit from 10w, should have been turn right at exit from 10w, or turn left at exit from 10E.

Take away, trust no map, no direction. Use multiple sources.

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