Profile For JuiceBox

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  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 1 month ago

JuiceBox's Bio

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Posted:  1 day, 10 hours ago

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So this happened

What ya want to know brother? There is a lot to know and being that I haven't even started on my own, I've only just begun to scratch the surface.

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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Help your fellow driver

That's good stuff right there. Definitely need more of that

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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So this happened

Awesome, looks fun! Enjoy it JuiceBox

Dude it's amazing. I was seriously questioning my decision to haul cars the first week but my second week has put my mind at ease. We have a great trainer who has been hauling cars for over 30 years and he is a great teacher. Once he broke it down to its simplest form, I immediately started to understand just how it works.

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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So this happened

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Orientation has been great and I learned a lot during my first week of training. Hauling cars will prove to be quite the challenge from everything I've learned so far, but I look forward to it! One more week of training on the yard and then I'll head back to Nashville to be assigned my truck and go out with a driver trainer on my truck for two more weeks. Definitely super excited and I can't wait to get out there on my own. It's been almost two months now since I've got behind the big wheel and its killing me! Just wanted to leave ya'll with a little update. Be safe out there everyone.

Posted:  1 day, 16 hours ago

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Got my own truck

Congrats. With melton correct?

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Into. Company to o/o

This will hopefully end well but my question is, why would you have the cc on when there was a possibility of black ice? Or did your truck just randomly slam on the brakes with no cc? Just curious.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Fired for accident and not sure what to do.

I just started orientation yesterday and for a company that requires a minimum of 1 year experience for some drivers and 2 years for most. I am the least experienced driver in my class with one year experience. Several have 3-5 years, and one of the drivers has about 15 years.

I say all that to say this... today we watched many safety videos much like yesterday. I immediately thought of this post when, in one of the videos, sleep deprivation and fatigue were covered extensively. It was part of a distracted driving video. We had a conversation about it and even took a quiz. We then reviewed said quiz. Did your company maybe do something to this effect and you just don't remember because it was over a year ago?

I highly doubt the company you previously worked for, is any less or more safe then the company I am going to work for and vice-versa.

Oh and the last company I worked for had almost an identical orientation with the same videos. They too were highly safety oriented.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Metal Coil endorsement

Idk about AL but do you have an NY CDL? If the answer is no, then you do not need the endorsement. If the answer is yes, then you will need it if you intend on hauling coils. That is my understanding of the NY coil endorsement but I could be wrong

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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This... I'm completely stunned. 2nd year in a row

Sweet! Congrats

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Fired for accident and not sure what to do.

That is one long excuse and you did some serious mental gymnastics to absolve yourself of all responsibility.

Sounds like the accident was so clearly your fault, that you are looking for anybody and anything else to blame, other than yourself.

My son who, at the time, had just obtained his drivers license, rear ended another vehicle in adverse weather. When I asked him what happened, he told me "it started raining really hard and everybody slammed on their brakes so I couldn't stop in time." He went on to blame the other "stupid" drivers and even the rain. He was an emotional 16 year old.

The moral of the story is, don't be an emotional 16 year old. Goodnight

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Fired for accident and not sure what to do.

The company didn't educate you well enough on the consequences of driving while fatigued? What in the actual hell are you saying? You rear ended somebody while driving a CMV when you had no business being behind the wheel. Honestly, you're lucky you didn't kill somebody.

Accountability will serve you well going forward. Whether you were able to determine if you were fatigued or not may be an issue if you so chose to continue trucking. Do you have a medical condition or something that hinders you from making that determination? I'm trying to make sense of this.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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I've just received an unsolicited email message from a CDL recruiter.

When it comes to Todd's post, I mostly look forward to the comments. Sometimes I only read the subject line and skip the entire original post just to get to the comments. I mean at least its entertaining I guess

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Feeling honored

Just realized this post is a year old smh lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Feeling honored

Congrats bro. I like people who are blunt and have no reservations. Its let me know exactly where I am at at all times when I deal with those people. Of course growing up in Boston and spending 10 years in the infantry may have caused my affection for those characteristics but I digress. I think you'll be great after you go through some "sensitivity training" JK lmao!

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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I can never see any reason under the sun why trucks should ever be overweight.

It will happen and it is a part of trucking. What you do when it happens is the important part.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Flatbedder smoking a brisket

I thought for sure I was going to see a flatbedder driving down the road with a smoker mounted on the back smoking a brisket while he drove.

Nope but I have thought about getting a smoker on a trailer!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Flatbedder smoking a brisket

That looks like a good way to cover your meat with a "blanket" of smoke.

Lol good one. I need brisket and pork shoulder year round. I could buy a more expensive smoker, or have one built, but I just know this one so good now. I know the hot spots, how it reacts to wind and cold, and how great my meat turns out!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Flatbedder smoking a brisket

Looks got

It was!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Flatbedder smoking a brisket

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Sometimes in life your work becomes a special part of everything you do. I am enjoying my hometime immensely dont get me wrong, but the road is calling! If I could have strapped this smoker to my patio I would have. Be safe out there ladies and gentleman!

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Sleeping on ramps

It was against my company policy and I know for a fact that other drivers in my company would look for drivers doing it and call safety. So aside from the unsafe and legal aspect, I never did.

There was one instance where I couldn't find parking anywhere and I had to park at a consignee(this consignee was not my customer for the load I was on) that has overnight parking and was in the area. I knew they were there though and it was the only reason I put myself in that situation.

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