Profile For Pete B.

Pete B.'s Info

  • Location:
    VA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Pete B. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 6 months ago

Pete B.'s Bio

Striving to be a safe, productive, and courteous driver, and living up to my bobble head proclaiming that I’m my “Wife’s Greatest Hero.”

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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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One Million Safe Miles Reached!!!

Congratulations Kearsey, on the million miles and more so on the million safe miles!

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Help with a tough location

Bruce, I'm not sure you're gonna have to back into the dock. The street view shows a big truck parked along the curb, and they're unloading it with a power jack. Otherwise, I'd arrive by 5:30, heading east, pull past the entrance, and back in on the driver's side. Yeah, keep your eyes on traffic in both directions, but at 5:30 there shouldn't be much to worry about. The entrance doesn't seem very wide, that's why I'd back in from the driver's side. And do it quickly.

Disregard my comment... posted it late... What Rob said.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Help with a tough location

Bruce, I'm not sure you're gonna have to back into the dock. The street view shows a big truck parked along the curb, and they're unloading it with a power jack. Otherwise, I'd arrive by 5:30, heading east, pull past the entrance, and back in on the driver's side. Yeah, keep your eyes on traffic in both directions, but at 5:30 there shouldn't be much to worry about. The entrance doesn't seem very wide, that's why I'd back in from the driver's side. And do it quickly.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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When you've spent too many days in Wyoming

Not poorly timed at all... it was a good joke! Nothing like a little friendly banter between reefers-flatbedders-van drivers-tankers!

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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When you've spent too many days in Wyoming

Davy likes to run, not sit at docks being loaded and unloaded.. .

I don't know if Davy likes to run or not, I suspect he does, but I do know this would read a whole lot funnier if he had written it!

Posted:  4 months ago

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Starting CDL School in two weeks, but I need a pre-hire letter.

CRST got out of driver training almost 2 years ago. Closed the Riverside, terminal dorms, leased a new smaller place in Ontario, Cal. and moved there. Gardner's, that they had bought, have changed their name, and took over the old terminal,and converting to more offices. Hell,they don't even want CRST drivers in there, even for a shower, or anything !! Now, CRST's only hiring experienced drivers.

Their "Expedited" part, which I was driving for, are no more as well. They've made,and have been making a lot of changes for awhile now, I've been told.

Geez, I forgot you worked for them... I should have consulted you first! Oops!

Posted:  4 months ago

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New driver, got into an accident and need a new job

Apply everywhere. This is a good starting point: jobs page. I don't mean to contradict myself, but your chances are going to be slim; don't get discouraged, just keep applying. You didn't go into detail about your accident, and that's okay, but if/when a company contacts you, be humble, 100% honest, and own everything about your at-fault accident. My last piece of advice is this: go to Craigslist, zero in on whatever cities in the Midwest where you are able to work out of, and search the "transportation" jobs in those cities for CDL jobs. This is a bit risky, as many of these companies are going to be short on or lacking resources (assets, mechanics, benefits, equipment, etc.), but it might get you behind the wheel again, where after a year or three of spotless, clean driving, the doors closed to you now may open up again. Best of luck to you.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Starting CDL School in two weeks, but I need a pre-hire letter.

Western Express, KLLM, CRST... try those. I realize you're just looking for pre-hire letters right now, but do you already have a job lined up providing you get your CDL? Best of luck!

Posted:  4 months ago

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To take passengers with you- startup/apps

Olga, let's say you're going to drive across the country for a little sight-seeing or vacation... you going to let someone into your car for the trip just because they signed up on some app?!? And at night, you're o.k. with this person sleeping in the same room with you, only 2-3 feet away???? A complete stranger. Who you met on an app. Say it out loud, Olga. This might be the worst idea I've ever heard of. It's got NOTHING to do with insurance. It's about safety. And about the insurance... your app is going to provide the insurance for the rider(s) for free? Allz the rider(s) or driver has to do is sign up via the app, at no charge? Not bloody likely. I imagine a credit card and some personal information is going to be necessary to participate... all-in-all, sounds very dangerous, and a bit scammy...

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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A New Truckers App from TT: What Would You Like To See?

I use Google Maps for long-distance trip planning, zeroing in on interstate routes first; however, Google Maps no longer easily identifies, at least on my device, the interstates. What I’d like to see is that familiar blue interstate symbol with the interstate number.

2. I’ve customized my Google Map by populating it with hearts; every time I drive past an unofficial or ‘off-the-record’ parking area, I quickly pull up Google Maps, locate the parking area, and save it with a heart and label it “parking.”

3. For the final mile I’ll use a combination of company-provided navi directions, sometimes Google Maps, and whenever provided, specific directions to delivery site provided in the work assignment. And at times I’ll just call my contact if I’m still unsure. I’ll use sheets of paper; I write big, sticky notes are just too small.

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