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    Smiths Station, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Friday Short Haul -- Amazon expands fleet, Dollar General's sign-on bonus, Werner nuclear verdict appeal

I truly hope Werner has that verdict against the company thrown out. I have followed this case since the accident occurred and feel it's a ridiculous conclusion that the Werner driver and company were found to be at fault.

Packrat I agree. No clue how either weee found liable

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Unusual load to a hotel coming up, no dock, small parking lot?

Kinda makes that butt pucker a bit, don’t it 😂

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Life work balance

Honestly most new people do not drive more than 2500 miles per week when they start . Stamina, learning curve on the clock, etc. Setting at the wheel and constantly being aware and getting bumped around takes some getting used too. It was a lot more tiring than I thought it would be.

I’m sure most places will take that into consideration with a new driver. Once you get used to it you will probably run 3000 without blinking an eye. So I wouldn’t let that deter me.

What they WILL frown on is missed appointments and not running your clock correctly. I’m sure there are way more experienced drivers here that can weigh in on the particulars.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Unusual load to a hotel coming up, no dock, small parking lot?

Most of my deliveries are in tight parking lots. Generally my rule of thumb is that if I don’t have a place to straighten out my cab to trailer to back in once in the parking lot I will back in off the road. Any way you can show us the google aerial?

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Well my day is off to a rough start

Some of y’all need to lighten up lol.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Well my day is off to a rough start

Yeah that sucks. I think we all have those days that the trailer won’t do what we want it to. I might add that if it was already in the hole and you just had to get it straight with the dock , I “personally” feel that having the tandems back will give more control than having them forward. But we all have our own way of doing things.

Glad to see you stuck with it the past few months and are still driving. Stay safe Driver.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Gotta think in your feet

I dunno ,it seemed odd to me too cause I hadn’t had any problems like it before 🤷🏻‍♂️

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Gotta think in your feet

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Took awhile to get all of the broken piece of line out but after that it was relatively simple.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Gotta think in your feet

So I was backing into a dock today. Dollar general market that used to be a freds. These docks are so steep you need to unhook and lower your landing gear so rolltainers don’t come flying off. When I got done and started my truck i was losing air pressure and heard the leak . Got out and looked and the white line going to my differential had snapped. The way I saw it i could call breakdown and wait for awhile and listen to the annoyingly loud leak. (Hotter than hell I’m not gonna stop idling )Or fix it and get to my next stop before it started getting hotter. It was actually a fairly simple fix and got it knocked out in 20 minutes. Still no clue how it snapped . Forgot to take a picture of the actual line On my way to the next stop I called my fm and asked how long I was due out for my next pm and he said i could actually do it today. So the quick fix got me going , and allowed me to get down the road about 100 miles so I could get a shower and knock out 2 birds with one stone. I’m constantly trying to find ways to (safely) save time and be more productive. Morale of the story yet again is to keep tools and get on down the road

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Good luck man. I hope the move goes well!

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Another example of U-turn gone wrong.

Delco Dave that’s pretty much the only thing you can do. And unfortunately that can be a few miles down the road lol.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Another example of U-turn gone wrong.

Werner will Definitely fire you for a u turn. The ONLY exception is being directed to do it by police.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Werner Pre Approved me.

Mackerel,

Yes they pay back the tuition from the gi bill funded schooling. I think it’s 225? Or 250 a month. And they will pay the full thing if you stay with them long enough. No contract but if you leave them to go with another company the payments stop and the next company isn’t likely to continue it. Still not a bad deal.

The va apprenticeship program is much the same. If you leave the company before it is paid out you won’t be eligible at the next company. But whatever remains is yours to use for other educational opportunities. You will sign documents at orientation to do start the process. Don’t get on a trainers truck until you have filled these out. They are pretty good about it but if they don’t mention it you need to ask. They have no clue about the conversations between you and your recruiter. They will likely ask you within a year to train if you are doing well. If you choose to do that (I don’t recommend it) you will forfeit the apprenticeship money as you can’t be an apprentice and a trainer at the same time. Werner has been a good company to me. I have no complaints . Though I can’t tell you what to expect pay wise as otr. I have been dedicated the whole time. If you tell me your zip code i can go on the app and screen shot the opportunities that are available in your area. Il

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Werner Pre Approved me.

Congrats on your prehire. I went to orientation in Lithia Springs (Atlanta). They generally will rent you a car. Werner has been a pretty good company for me. No complaints at all. I am currently still on the va gi bill appreniceship program , if you have any questions about that or tuition reimbursement just let me know.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lift gate fix video

Https://youtu.be/8VwEnrFNpLU

Part 2. I accidentally dpit in the same video twice . But this is the correct one dealing with fuses

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lift gate fix video

Https://youtu.be/G8hGw8LsHpc

Had a liftgate issue this morning. I forgot to film the before but decided to describe e problem and show how to fix it. Hopefully it helps someone. I’m going to make another quick one to show how to fix another problem

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Been a long week

Thought about you the other day. Had to deliver a skid of some sort of display to a Dollar General in Fairfield, PA.

Rolled my 28ft pup trailer up to the front door and announced my arrival. They said to bring it on in so I used my liftgate and lowered it to the ground and brought it inside.

it was tough, but my shoes still looked good!

;)

Auggie got jokes lol

Anne. This is my second pair. I have had the first (black ones below )pair for 3 years and they are still going strong. The only problem is they are waterproof which make my feet sweat in the summer. This (brown ones) pair is not waterproof or wasn’t until I put mink oil on them. They were from Amazon and yes I would definitely buy them again. Very sturdy, and comfortable. I was very impressed and this will probably be my go to work boots for the foreseeable future .

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Been a long week

Anne. They are the carrhart rugged flex. Great boots, the only reason the toes are so beat up is i stick my toes in the liftgate stopper as an added safety to keep the rolltainers from coming off. The soles hold up great because pushing rts on the metal trailer floors and asphalt will wear them down very quickly.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Been a long week

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Been a long week. These old boots are ready for the weekend (by old I mean 2 months 🤣🤷🏻‍♂️)

They will look refreshed Sunday night after a little tlc

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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New Drivers. Get all your points

I’m stopped at a loves to get an annual inspection and to have my steer tires replaced. A lot of you guys already know this but some don’t. Anytime you get maintenance done either at a shop or even a roadside they can scan your card and add points for your service. We don’t usually get paid extra for setting and waiting so you might as well not leave any of your reward points on the table. I had 2 blowouts replaced before my buddy asked me if i was scanning my card and getting then points for it. 🤷🏻‍♂️Mind blown lol.

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