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    Clarksville, TN

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    3 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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HOS final rule?

Yea I'm understanding it that way now as well. That sucks!

Ok reread the two and three are supposed to be off. 2 or 3 sleeper won't pause anything like currently. But waiting at shipper or reciever for 2 or 3 off then minus drive time and taking 7 or 8 continuous sleeper will give your time back. Essentially paused. Still helps in a pinch.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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HOS final rule?

PackRat, you can pause your 14 with 2 and 3 hours in the sleeper. Is that not what you wanted or what do I not understand?

Two years of comments, question/answer sessions, lots of meetings with truckers and trucking companies, millions of dollars spent for nothing. I'll never waste my time going to another "listening session" ever again. I'll never go online and take the time to fill out comments on an FMCSA page again, either.

Really PO'd because nothing was done about pausing the 14 hour clock "due to safety concerns". Really? Is it safer to drive tired some days, due to that unstoppable clock?

I'd bet after all the wasted time and money, it ended up being about 4 "experts" that don't even know how many tires an 18-wheeler has, sitting around a government table that came up with the latest load of crap for us.

After reading all the new rules, I am not feeling any trucker appreciation from the rule makers. Again.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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HOS final rule?

Interesting... I thought more people would like these changes lol. I must have misunderstood the 8/2 and 7/3 split because I thought the article said it wouldn't count against your 14, meaning you could essentially pause your 14 with 2 and 3 hours in the sleeper.

I HATE the 30 min break and would love to see it gone but I'll take the revision of it because I usually have 2-4 stops taking anywhere from 10-45 minutes, depending on how many cars I have to unload and how fast the porters are at checking them in.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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HOS final rule?

Hos final rule

Is this real? If so, what does everybody think?

I like it for the revision of the 30 min break, I could care less about everything else but that's only because I drive a day cab for now. I can see how the other changes would greatly benefit drivers in adding some much needed flexibility.

Posted:  2 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Am I missing something or did the number of deaths just take a huge step backwards? This image is from the CDC website updated today. Crazy stuff

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I got this image from somebody else. When I look at the CDC website myself I cannot find this image but only the data I thought was being reported which is still 67kish deaths. Please disregard my last post!

Posted:  2 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Am I missing something or did the number of deaths just take a huge step backwards? This image is from the CDC website updated today. Crazy stuff

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Posted:  2 months ago

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How's Everyone Doing? How is Freight? Not Many Posts Lately

I've been furloughed for about 1.5 weeks and am told we will be back to work late this month/early next month. Cars are obviously extremely low demand right now and supply is extremely high. When we do come back production will be cut down to 80% as of right now(GM plant, spring hill, TN). We have a lot of drivers who have been furloughed for going on 4 weeks at different locations. Of those drivers many have been permanently laid off due to the forecasted reduced production.

I flirted with some local grocery hauling gigs while I'm furloughed but ultimately decided it would be best to wait considering I'll be back to work in about a month at the latest. Nevertheless, home improvement has been a full go!

Posted:  2 months ago

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CDL help for Veterans

The veteran apprenticeship program is a good deal. If the company you chose is approved by the VA for this program I suggest you look into it. You'll get BAH for a year or two depending on the company. You should also get reimbursed for whatever you paid for trucking school even if there are no out of pocket costs to you and it's just your gi bill money

Posted:  3 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

These numbers are completely misleading IMO. The deaths are inflated and also instantly tallied and reported. While the recoveries take two consecutive negative tests to deem an individual recovered. The false positive/negatives, the lag time of receiving results, and people with no symptoms or mild symptoms whom are never tested and just recover at home, you just can't go off the numbers. I suspect there are many more recovered than what is reported because the criteria is BS and the deaths are severely inflated.

Meanwhile, American citizen's natural rights are being stripped away and there are many Americans who want this. They are crying for martial law and mandatory closures of businesses. "Arrest those who do not comply with the shelter in place orders," is what they say. Did we forget what it took to gain the rights we have? Did we forget how many died in the many wars and civil rights movements? Did we forget what America was and continues to be built on?

This is a disgrace.

Posted:  3 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Food service is being laid off due to the government over reach and restrictions placed on the restaurant industry.

"Give me liberty, or give me death" - Patrick Henry

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

What are everybodys thoughts on Laredo, TX making the wearing of a mask when outdoors mandatory and enforced by fine or even arrest? I don't like it. I don't like any of this really.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Some interesting opinions here. Life goes on or it doesn't. Panic accomplishes nothing positive however, it is natural to worry a bit.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Flatbed Speedy Securement, Unsecurement and Organization!

When I did flatbed I would take everything off minus a few straps or chains while i was waiting to be unloaded. Very seldom did i pull into a place and they were ready to unload me as soon as i pulled the ketchup and mustard. In those instances I did what everybody else is telling you. Get everything off and out of the way, and then clean up while being unloaded.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Requesting Advice About Choosing A Company

Iā€™m not skinny enough for car hauling šŸ˜†šŸ˜‚. Those guys gotta grease up to get in and out some of the doors once they are loaded on the trailer šŸ˜‚šŸ˜†

Tell me about it... you'd be surprised though.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Info for Military vets

I am like you, I did the same but with Melton. Also started working a week after signing out on leave. I can't stress how great of an advantage that was for me.

I went to a private CDL school which was paid for with my GI bill and I was reimbursed for it by Melton. My first year driving and I was having money thrown at me from all directions. Second year, I actually had to go out and earn it. Third year, it's pretty much just routine now. Goodluck out here brother, I'm sure you will do well.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Requesting Advice About Choosing A Company

Errol, those $90,000 cars are child's play. Exotic and classic cars will be closer to $900,000 and you're definitely right. They need to be left to the experienced car haulers.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Requesting Advice About Choosing A Company

Plycar, mecum, reliable to name a few. United roads and some other companies will train recent grads depending on location and other factors unknown to me. Most likely you will need a year or two of driving before applying to a new car auto transport company. You will then need more years hauling new cars before applying to a rare/exotic car company. There are exceptions to every rule of course, so don't take what I say as the end all.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Info for Military vets

Sorry I replied too soon. You covered most of what I was talking about lol

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Info for Military vets

Important to note is that the VA apprenticeship program draws funds from your GI bill. Just keep that in mind if you intend on using it for college classes or what have you.

Also that monthly pay out or BAH is based on the location of the company terminal registered with the VA. It will decrease by 20% every 6 months for up to two years depending on the company.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Terminated from CR England

I don't think there is much to be confused about here. He didn't handle certain situations as the company would expect him too and was fired for it. He does play the victim rather well though.

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