Profile For JuiceBox

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  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 4 months ago

JuiceBox's Bio

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Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month, 1 week 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.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Boil it down -- what do you LOVE about trucking?

First and foremost is the money. Secondly, I enjoy being left alone to do my job.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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You cant makey money saying no

I love being able to chose my loads based on all available loads out of my terminal or whatever terminal I happen to be at. Sometimes there are only less than desirable loads left on the board, but I'll never say no because I'm not in the business of making no money. I prefer my days off to be paid time off, excluding weekends of course.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Blind side backing. Help!

GOAL a lot and use a spotter. Blindside backing sucks sorry brother.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Old company reported a preventable accident on my DAC

I think that's all you can do. Dispute the charge and the company will have a set amount of time to provide documents proving you were in a preventable accident. You got the better job though right? Stay put there for a while and you have nothing to worry about in regards to your dac.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Veteran seeking DOT disqualifications.

I don't know about your prescription but your VA disabilities are not a disqualifier. I am 100% and have not had any issue during the hiring process.

Posted:  2 months ago

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No home time for me.

I'd be upset too but when I was OTR I always gave my company at least 3 weeks(usually 4-5 weeks) notice for my next home time. I too live in TN and never had a problem getting home. 5-6 days notice is not a very long time for them to plan accordingly. Try not too let it upset you so much you become distracted and unsafe out there. Goodluck brother!

Posted:  2 months ago

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Well this sucks :( Sent home from Prime

Melton truck lines would

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Veteran Apprenticeship Program

No courses required anymore just a piece of paper that you have to sign monthly, showing how many miles and days you worked or something to that affect. You will receive BAH for wherever the head quarters is for the company, or whatever terminal they list with the VA. It is non taxed and non reportable income. It is drawn from your GI bill. You will receive 100% of the BAH the first six months and then 80% the second six months. It would further reduce by 20% if you did a two year apprenticeship. It is a legit program from the VA.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Yearly Pay Numbers for 2019

My last check isn't showing here so add another 4k to gross. First year hauling cars and with training and getting my routine down, I didn't start making "good money" until about April(started 1/6/2019). Ran about 70-75k miles or so. Hopefully 2020 is an even better year! Happy new year to all.

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Posted:  3 months ago

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In search of new company

If you're interested in hauling cars, USAL has a terminal in Birmingham. Home weekends, chose your loads so opportunity to be home during the week if the freight allows. .65 cpm, 5 bucks a car front haul and 22 bucks back haul(there's more pay stuff but the list is too long). 136 hours of PTO from day one if you start in JAN and then prorated thereafter. Paid holidays off and all that good stuff.

Once you get the swing of things it's easy to gross 2k a week and then more if you bust your butt. Anything under 1.5k gross a week and you're just slacking and probably need to be terminated.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Rand mcnally or garmin

Rand took a dump so I gave garmin a try and am using it now. I've only had the garmin for a few days and I think the rand is much more user friendly but maybe I'm just not used to the garmin yet. I'd have stayed with the rand but it just stopped working. At first it would randomly shut off, then it would start freezing, and last it couldn't find where I was so I tossed it. I prefer google maps over all others though.

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