Profile For JuiceBox

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    Clarksville, TN

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    2 years, 9 months ago

JuiceBox's Bio

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Thinking About Leaving Schneider

Some loads you just have to babysit more than others. Really it's just part of flat bedding. More often than not, when you get a load that should be in a dry van, it's because of the receivers unloading equipment/capabilities. Goodluck to ya bro, in whatever you decide to do.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Thinking About Leaving Schneider

Alternating pull of your straps may help with some of the freight that leans on ya, if your trailers have ratchets on both sides. If they do not then I would use the hand held ratchets to achieve alternating pull.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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This Will Be A Challenge

Man that sucks... all of what you just described are the things I don't miss about OTR. It always seemed like everything would be going smooth and then boom! One bad day where everything goes wrong lol. "That's trucking." Enjoy your home time brother!

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Realistic beginner driver pay for regional drivers

If you're a hard worker, and have some common sense and dedication, you can make good money. Not sure about first year doing regional because I did otr my first year. I'm regional now and home most nights and every weekend. I'll make over 80k and that could easily be much more but I like shorter runs that get me home during the week... I'm hauling cars though so there is that. This is only my second year trucking. Goodluck in whatever you chose to do!

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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What Made You Decide To Become A Driver?

I know he is a troll but I'll answer anyway.

Money and solitude. I had to do something after the military to provide for my family.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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NYC? 5 stops by 2pm? Challenge accepted!

Ouch. I wouldn't wish that load on my worst enemy. Hopefully traffic is in your favor on that day sir.

Posted:  1 month ago

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What was hardest for you to get used to?

The single most thing I struggled with was being held back from maximizing my clock and earning as much money as i could. Sure sure the backing and trip planning and all that but really, when i can deliver a day or two early and I'm told no, that would seriously **** me off. I understood why it was that way but it still ****ed me off.

Now I load and unload my freight with no appointment times and I chose my loads in the southeast. Some don't like predictability, but I do. I can plan my week and money/hometime before I even head out monday morning.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Car haul update

Bump... Hows it been going out there JuiceBox?

Still out here working hard and learning every day! Thanks for asking. Oh and I haven't totaled any cars or hit any bridges yet lol.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How many week I should give to my company

I gave notice the day I intended to return Meltons equipment. It was the day I came off hometime. I was asked if my mind was made up and if they could do anything to keep me. Obviously, that was a no but I was told that I was welcome back at any time if I changed my mind or car hauling didn't work out for me.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How many week I should give to my company

Trucking is different. You don't need to give any notice. Just return equipment to company in good condition. If it's a smaller company then two weeks is the right way to go about it.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Youtube videos

Nothing wrong with YouTube. Probably hard to learn a whole lot but you'll get an idea of how things are. TB is alright too but, I have to be pretty bored to watch truckers talk about trucking for entertainment. But I talk to truckers all day usually so there is that. I did watch a ton of Dale Clay's videos on flatbed stuff when I made my mind up that i would start in flatbed.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Be careful who you complain to

Lol. I'm sure he understood your frustration and knew that you didn't have a clue who this Bob joker was. He probably got a chuckle out of it depending on his mood.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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What really irritates you?

Cars that are locked, have no gas, or not parked in the bay they are supposed to be in.

Drivers slowing way down to text or whatever other distraction and then speed up when you go to pass them.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Energy drinks

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Everything is bad for you these days

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That’s not true at all. There’s zero need nor any sense in any sane person poisoning themselves by injesting any food product that is touted to be a benefit. Take care of your health and your body. You won’t get another one.

We all have bad habits. Plenty of sane people with plenty of sense do stupid things, come on now.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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I need help - not getting enough miles

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Is it flat bed or bust? I ask because I'm only out 1-2 nights a week with weekends off and gross 15-1700 a week. Lots of guys make far more but they stay out all week and come home weekends only. Plenty of other opportunities out there, should your current opportunity not work. I hope you do find a way to make it work where you are. Goodluck to you sir!

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Yes I know there are other opportunities. I'm really just trying to make it work by any means. I feel bad because they invested a lot in me when I started. But in the end, it's business, and I'm going to do what's best for me.

Right on... I just read through everything and figured I'd give my 2 cents. Drive on bud!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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I need help - not getting enough miles

Is it flat bed or bust? I ask because I'm only out 1-2 nights a week with weekends off and gross 15-1700 a week. Lots of guys make far more but they stay out all week and come home weekends only. Plenty of other opportunities out there, should your current opportunity not work. I hope you do find a way to make it work where you are. Goodluck to you sir!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Energy drinks

Everything is bad for you these days, unless you live and train like Tom Brady. Red bull is my pick me up of choice when I need one

Posted:  5 months ago

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I'm Running Out Of Logbook Hours. Need help!

When running on recaps, as i understand that's what you're trying to do, takes a little extra to trip plan, yes. It gets easier to understand though. For each load, you calculate how much time you need to complete it successfully, then you calculate each day you're going to be on the load, (i.e. how many hours you'll start with, use, then get back each day), then compare the hours you'll have to the hours the load requires, and if you have enough, plan the trip... route, weather, construction, etc.,... taking into account the loading and unloading appt times. At this point i usually know if i can do a load legally. Not sure what your routine is, as everyone has their own, but i usually run my clock out each day. Just the way i get dispatched at this company. So, if i were to run recaps, i would get back max hours each day. When running recaps, bear in mind, that the hours you don't use and off duty hours stay in your 70. Hours in on duty and driving come back on the 8th day. So... the more you drive, the more hours you get back. The more on duty you have, the more you get back.. however! The more time you spend in on duty, or off duty, the less time you have to drive each day, so keep a close eye on your clock and try not to waste time.

Does this help at all? I'm not so good at explaining either lol.

If you drive 10-11 hours a day, you are almost forced to take a 34. Conserve your 70 and then if you find yourself running recaps try to even out your hours to about 8.5 a day so you can run that non stop.

Also off duty time will not effect your drive time unless you're running up against your 14. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your comment but I disagree with your logic.

Posted:  5 months ago

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I'm Running Out Of Logbook Hours. Need help!

I’ve been running pretty hard and now I’m running against my 70. I only have what I get back each day. It makes it really hard to trip plan. Can anyone share some experience with this.

You'll have to predict all time spent on duty and driving for that run to trip plan accordingly. When you are on your 70, on duty time will eat up your drive time. Usually running on your 70, or recaps, will be much shorter days for you.

If you know you will be running recaps you can run a certain way to plan for it and always have 8-9 hours a day. Experience is the best teacher when running this way.

Posted:  5 months ago

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I'm Running Out Of Logbook Hours. Need help!

Honestly it comes down to what you need to run that day to make the load on time. If your in the mountains or city add time. But for the most part you learn from experience.

I have as of late been staying out for a month or longer and almost never get a 34. Like once in six months.

It helps if you really pay attention to your planning and when you can, shut down an hour or two early to gain some time back.

But this is kinda tricky because it's less miles on that load for that day. Others will chime in and can probably say this in an easier to understand format.

When planning it's easy to use 55mph as a tool to gauge mileage for a specific time.

But the reality is that unless your in the mountains or a large city your going faster, yet a lot of people use 55mph as if they can't go faster.

Also... And this may be frowned upon by some. Editing has it's rewards. I have up to six dispatchers and all of them are different. So my first week out it might take me 18 minutes to pretrip, or 45minutes to unload. Where later in the week I'll "remember" it didn't take me that long and I'll edit a few things and magically have enough hours to make a delivery on time. If needed.

Also the split sleeper berth will get you out of a jam occasionally. Like when you shut down about 4pm and your clock resets at midnight with a few more hours. Always helpful.

And as I mentioned I'm horrible at explaining things. But surely others will chime in.

Are you editing stuff from earlier in the week? If so, are you using a Qualcomm or other eld?

I may not understand this right but I thought you are not able to edit logs once you've approved them, which you are supposed to do everyday. I forget here and there too but just curious really.

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