Profile For JuiceBox

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  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 1 month ago

JuiceBox's Bio

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Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days 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:  2 weeks, 6 days 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 weeks, 2 days 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.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Why you slow down when you can't see very far ahead

Why would that 4 wheeler shoot infront of a semi like that.

Probably didn't see the truck coming up due to fog and was trying to change lanes because they were slowing down due to the accident or whatever was on the side of the road. The truck didn't have headlights on either which is stupid in those conditions. No accident if that truck slows down in the fog

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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I need recent TMC TR info. Please no sarcasm.

If nobody here can answer that question, a recruiter surely can. You don't have to tell them all of what you told us here, just ask the question along with the other 500 questions you will most likely have about the company. I asked a few recruiters the same question and it was not held against me.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Minor accident

I just popped the driver side hood mirror off another truck while blindsiding(a mistake to begin with).

The guy started to do a pretrip as I was backing and popped his hood open, I got out and looked, rolled down my windows, he stepped away from his truck. But I still hit the mirror, he never called out or anything, which was weird to me but still I shouldn't have even tried it, shoulda found another way, which I did after the fact.

Do you think I'll be fired? Just went solo 2 weeks ago.

If you are with a large carrier than no, but it will depend on your reaction. Show them that you know how to accept fault for your actions, what you learned from it, and how you will avoid this and other incidents from happening in the future. Large carriers are self insured for a reason and expect incidents such as this from their new drivers. Let it be a one time thing, learn from it, and keep trucking brother.

P.S. be careful how you explain the actions of the other driver, kind of sounds like you are blaming him for you hitting his truck.

Posted:  1 month ago

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ELD Malfunction

My biggest problem with going back to paper while on the road with an ELD malfunction is the DOT requires previous 8 days when running paper and if ELD quits where do you get previous 8 days until you get back to office, I had that problem last week for 2 days.

Your company has your last 8 days and can email or fax them to you. Your DM or safety should be able to help you out with that.

Posted:  1 month ago

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ELD Malfunction

Easy enough. What is the reg now for paper logs, seven days before your eld has to be back up and running? Not exactly sure so someone feel free to educate me or confirm please.

Posted:  1 month ago

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The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse starts Jan 6, 2020. Register now.

Yup my company made it mandatory for all employees who possess a CDL, whether you are in a driver position or not.

Posted:  1 month ago

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“Starter companies”

They aren't starter companies, if they were they wouldn't have 2 and 3 million mile drivers. Not a lot of small companies can say the same at least I don't think they can.

That said, a lot of drivers looking into some form of specialized freight will "use" the larger companies to attain the necessary experience to be trained on whatever specialized freight they wish to haul i.e. OS/OW, car hauling, tanker, etc... or for jobs like Walmart.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Celadon Bankruptcy Imminent

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Bad timing with the holidays but it looks like employees will be paid and arrangements made for drivers to get home. At least I hope that is the case. I've been seeing all kinds of stuff all over FB about this.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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WHAT DRIVES YOU!!

Much like you, providing for my family and maintaining a standard of living so that we are more than comfortable financially.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Celadon Bankruptcy Imminent

I don't anymore but still have friends who do and it's very true. They're being told to fill their tanks so they can get home next week. FedEx stopped booking loads with them over fears of stranded trailers and they've already contacted customers making them aware of the stopped service.

All hail greed and mismanagement.

Crazy. Right before Christmas too. I truly feel bad for their drivers and office staff.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Celadon Bankruptcy Imminent

Just curious if there are any celadon drivers here and if the rumors of bankruptcy are true for celadon?

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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DOT officers - Allies or Enemies?

They are a necessary evil lol. I've never had a bad experience with them though. Just be professional and treat them with the same respect you expect to receive.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

At the hotel...

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Needed fuel the following day but this guy just wanted it more I guess...

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Trucking companies not hiring from south Florida

Melton had several drivers out of FL in my orientation alone, a couple from Miami.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Tips For New OTR Trucker With A Family

Itll be tough regardless of what you do, nothing can replace you physically being there and you cannot get back any of the time you miss. That said, facetime and constant communication are huge of course. I used to hide candy all over my truck when I got home and I would let the kids go hunting for it, they really loved that. Other than that, I did my otr for one year in a flat bed and then I switched to car haul and am home a lot more and make a lot more money as well. Goodluck to you!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Work boots or no work boots during otr training??

I bought boots for flatbed and wore them a few times. I prefer a hiking shoe. Now I just wear tennis shoes but I do a lot of walking and on pavement only. I'd say bring boots for sure and decide what is best for you when you have a little more experience. You will see people with all kinds of different foot wear out here and all kinds of opinions about it.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Potential of Team Mileage vs Solo

What's the higher cpm? I dont know what company you are looking at but most are paying that higher cpm to the team, it is then split in half to each driver. So that 78 cpm is really 39 cpm.

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