Profile For JuiceBox

JuiceBox's Info

  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 11 months ago

JuiceBox's Bio

Not much to know just ask!

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Posted:  5 days, 18 hours 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:  1 week, 3 days 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.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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PC- Question

Would you be considered off duty and to have started your 10 hour break while utilizing PC?

Yes pc is off duty driving and will not interrupt your break

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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PC- Question

Yes you can

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Considering a Move to Tyson

Reviews are nice but you never really know until you are in their truck and running their loads. What I mean is, what might be a good fit for one person may not be for the next. Goodluck bro!

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Bridge

(Hey, Donna. Did you catch that the warning mentioned Tons and your scale ticket is in pounds?)

Your 44,000 pounds is 22 tons, so you're way under the new bridge limit. But praying never hurts. :-)

I just need to know that I am understanding weight restrictions. My understanding is that it is the total of the tractor trailer and load. So a load weighing 44k would be somewhere in the range of 75k total(depending on configuration), which would put her very close or over the weight restriction of 74k? Let me know please because I've been running around the last couple years believing this to be true.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Having some difficulty backing

I will have to leave your questions for one of the guys who actually pulls doubles/triples to answer. I believe they have to drop the trailers and break them down to back each trailer individually.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Having some difficulty backing

I was awful at backing too, so I went flatbed. That was too much backing, so I went car haul. I'm thinking doubles and triples next cause I still back more than I want...

Jokes aside, most new drivers struggle with backing. Repetition is the best teacher and you WILL get better. Stay positive brother you got this.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Okay I am in utter need of help!!! I have been out, you guess it 2.5 years...ugh.

Well this should be good... If you get a second chance I hope you are much more aware of your surroundings than you were in the past. A screw up or two is to be expected but five in as many months is a bit excessive. You learn most of what you know out here on your own. No trainer can prepare you for everything you will face. Goodluck to you sir, I hope you succeed with getting back into trucking.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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The Life Of A Dedicated Driver

I have noticed different definitions of those same terms as well. I'm home every weekend friday night and leave monday morning, plus three nights during the week. Sometimes I'm gone all week and sometimes I'm home every night of the week.

The photo below shows my region. The green with a white box are dealerships that we deliver to. The gold stars are hotels that accept CLC and have truck parking. The hearts are locations that I load out of.

You can't see some of the locations that I load because of the cluster I have created on Google maps unless I zoom in. My home terminal is Nashville, TN. Other locations are Spring Hill, TN, Princeton, IN, and Georgetown, KY. We have terminals in Louisiana and Texas as well. I do not make it to all of our terminals because I'm satisfied with the area I run for the money and home time. Hope this helps somebody out there.

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Came up 5 minutes short

When I was at Melton the policy was 30 minutes of PC for every drive cycle. At USAL the policy is simple, no PC.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Came up 5 minutes short

5 minutes man that sucks. Maybe the driver who isnt on that run anymore is still around and can tell you some tricks on how he used to make it work?

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks 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 month, 4 weeks 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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:  2 months, 1 week 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:  2 months, 1 week 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:  2 months, 3 weeks 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:  2 months, 4 weeks 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.

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