Profile For Reaper

Reaper's Info

  • Location:
    Anderson, SC

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 7 months ago

Reaper's Bio

Ever since a young age I've always wanted to be a truck driver. Now that I am 25 and after numerous ride alongside with my dad in his truck. I am ready to take the plunge into the amazing world of a trucker. My ultimate goal is to be an owner operator and dedicate the company to my son who passed away at such an early age.

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Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Cb radio ground issues mirror mount

Thank you so much! Do I attach the wire at the bolts or the clamp? On the antennae side...

Posted:  9 months ago

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Cb radio ground issues mirror mount

Hey guys I'm having power reflection issues with my CB radio. Swr is 1 but power reflection is over 8. I have a firestik II, Wilson silver coax, and a cobra lx lcd radio. Cascadia 2018 mirror mount. Any ideas at all? Can I run a ground wire from the mount to the frame at all?

Posted:  9 months ago

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Demo mode on Garmin dezl with dash cam.

Anyone know how to take it off demo mode? It says after 15 minutes of driving but at that point I would need to put in my directions...

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Webasto bunk and apu questions

Definitely learned my lesson about that. At least it was harmlessly learned instead of causing a truck fire or roll over.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Got a pretty awesome couple wedding gifts!

So both sides of the family surprised me lol. My new wife's side gave me a cobra 29 lx lcd radio with a fire stick antennae.

My side gave me a uniden bear 990 ssb with fire stick antennae. My question is which one performs better with a fire stick? And is the Freightliner stock antennae worth using? I need to get a new bracket for the antennae mount until fire stick.

But besides that. I'm officially married!!! Well, saying the vows around noon today but still lol. I'm only typing this because everyone kinda dispersed for a few to meet each other for the first time. I figured a quick post wouldn't hurt.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Webasto bunk and apu questions

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I never knew it needed to be ran at all.... The truck was sitting in the yard for about a year before I got assigned her so I doubt it has been ran since 2016

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Did you do a through check out of the truck when you was assigned? One of the things you should have checked was the heater. I know I always check the heater and APU when I'm assigned to a new truck. It's also listed on the check sheet you are given when you get a truck assigned. So you are telling me you said you checked everything on the list when you didn't?

Ernie

No I had turned it on and I felt the vents and felt no heat. (Had no idea what it was and how it worked.) So I noted it was not working. Truck when I checked it originally was 108 inside. Honestly it could have worked but I was feeling for the wrong spot.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Webasto bunk and apu questions

I never knew it needed to be ran at all.... The truck was sitting in the yard for about a year before I got assigned her so I doubt it has been ran since 2016

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Webasto bunk and apu questions

Thanks rainy! Yeah I got a rigmaster apu. Is the webasto normal to make that smell?

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Webasto bunk and apu questions

Hey guys been such a long time since I've been on here. I've been running hard on tight night shift loads and been dog tired. The other day I had my apu running and I tried to up the temp so it would make the truck 65 degrees. (It was 48 outside) instead of blowing the hotter air it blew the 41 degrees ice air or it just shut the fans off automatically... So I shut the fan off and put the webasto bunk heater on and I smelt a strong smell of desiel fuel. Is this normal for either?

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Learning is fun!

Plus I had no choice. Wasn't the most preferred.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Learning is fun!

I love when typos make things funnier. 9.5mph for 350 miles, you say? That sounds like a long day!

Yeah lol I meant mpg whoops.

Posted:  10 months, 4 weeks ago

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Learning is fun!

Already came and left unfortunately rainy. I arrived Monday evening and left Wednesday morning. Transmission shifts like butter now. Also wheel covers and oil change makes my life so much better. I can easily get 9mph with 42k easy. Highest was 9.5 for 350 miles at one point this trip. Much much better now.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Learning is fun!

So I had my transmission blow it's synchronizer for 6th gear back in Ohio. Had to drop my load in Illinois. Then head to sprimo. It is very interesting to have to review high in fifth then jump to 7th gear. Glad I had a 8000 pound load to go back to the terminal. Also learned that it takes 11.75 hours to fix the transmission plus a couple other things. 53 parts later and we are good to roll lol. Poor Susanna (my trucks name) she's a trooper.

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Update and info for prime newbies

Hey everyone. Taking my first set of time off. A few things for new drivers and anyone in training to remember when they get their own truck.

Please be nice and respectful to your dispatchers. Every morning I send a message saying good morning (if a Monday or pre/post holiday I make sure I go the extra step and call as well yo wish them a great holiday.) They will really appreciate the consideration.

Keep communication with them as detailed as possible and frequently. However don't do it too frequently. Give them a daily general update, then traffic or weather issues as needed. Again I try to go the extra mile and do the math out for them. I give my dispatcher everything laid out. I have X amount of hours, Y amount of miles to go, my daily updated eta. I also if needed let them know whatever weather issues that might affect me ahead and possible traffic issues to warn them so if a repower is needed, the load will be transferred quickly and promptly.

Check your equipment, pre and post trips and actually document issues. I can't tell you how many issues I've ran into that other drivers or even my previous trainers have left the issues for other drivers to document or even let the tires blow on road rather than get them fixed. Less of a headake for everyone involved.

(If anyone feels you lose time or miles doing this I have still gotten a 3100 mile week after stopping 3 times to fix trailer and tractor issues. No late deliveries.)

Doing these will not only help your image to the dispatcher but will also help you with favors needed in the long run. I got 2 extra days off for my vacation because he said just take them off and he is throwing me a few bucks for them as well.

Tldr version, be a good friendly person, they'll be good back.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Prime reward points

SWEET! FREE PACK OF GUM HERE I COME! lol

Posted:  1 year ago

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Struggling Making Delivery Times And Getting Sleep....

If I could get loads that picked up in the morning if be Soo happy. Every single load I've gotten has been 7pm or later at night.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Struggling Making Delivery Times And Getting Sleep....

Thank you guys for the help and advice.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Prime reward points

Thank you guys massive help. What's the exchange rate on the points? Like 100 =1 dollar?

Posted:  1 year ago

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Prime reward points

I just started seeing 139 reward points on my app. What are these and how do I use them?

Posted:  1 year ago

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Struggling Making Delivery Times And Getting Sleep....

I've been getting loads that pick up in the evening and deliver next morning. Some are 11 hours away running at 60 mph. The reasoning for the 23hours being awake was we drove all night, from 2pm till 1am. Then was dealing with shipper issues. After I drove my full 11 with only 5 minutes left on my drive clock. After that I took an hour nap waiting for receivers to open. I had to wait for my dock to open then I got unloaded. This was 3 hours after. I off duty drove to a loves that was 5 miles away because they had no parking. And now here I am. This is one example of the loads I've been getting. These last 3 nights I've had to burn my 14 because I couldn't stay awake so I'd pull over and sleep. I just talked to my dispatcher and he completely understands and he apologized for giving me only hot loads. He's working to give me loads with more time so I don't have to burn up my clock and I can choose to drive day.

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