Profile For Papa Pig

Papa Pig's Info

  • Location:
    Smiths Station, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 9 months ago

Papa Pig's Bio

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

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Posted:  1 day, 16 hours ago

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Is this a dangerous practice? Feeling some anxiety.

I see that you have extenuating circumstances with your dui but if you can find someone else that has a mentor program I would go with that. Different ppl have a mixed bag of experiences with their trainers but I KNOW I wasn’t ready to be solo after cdl school. Good luck

Posted:  2 days, 18 hours ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Tortuga - correct Rat pack they look thinner the in the pic than they are . 2X10s. I got the neighbor wornking in some 4x’s and cutting angles. I agree with the position, this was just to get me to the dc. Fixing them in a few minutes after I bobtail. Parking at a crappy store tonight so we will see if they work or not.

Posted:  2 days, 21 hours ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Rob D, look I’m a baby flatbedder !😂 Who knows what I’m doing with these?! Not you rat pack I think we already talked lol

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Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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My Carter Express Adventure

If you run into a guy there name Craig Ryan say hello. He’s an older gentleman that used to be a trainer for maverick and went to carter after a heart attack and he had to quit flatbed. He has a YouTube channel that is pretty interesting . Lots of flatbed how to

Posted:  1 week ago

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Looking for employment

Werner should have something dedicated /regional there if you don’t mind touching freight Or backing in tight areas. If you post your zip I can see what they have available there

Posted:  1 week ago

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Home Run, Inc.

Rat pack you are correct that it is two words but the words are “War Eagle”

Posted:  1 week ago

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Rookie Solo Adventures of a Knuckle Draggin Primate (Rob D.)

Sounds like you are doing pretty well man. It’s always good to know your truck.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Well today started out ok. Got my last store off in good time and made it back to the dc super early. My load was ready and I was looking forward to a stress free drive then boom... Trailer DOT inspection ran out on the 3rd.. I’m truly hoping that it had been down for maintenance and was just an over site when they put it back in rotation. I really don’t want to think that multiple people have been sorry enough to roll with it for this long. So here I sit waiting for the inspection. I just hope I can make it to my fuel point before the showers start getting busy lol. I’m funky.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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So much for a short day!

I hear ya Rob. It def sucks sometimes

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Sheesh I am TIRED!!

Started this morning in northern Alabama and unloaded at 2 stores . About 1500 pieces at each store. It was cool out but so humid you could cut the air with a knife but I managed to get the load off rather quickly. Headed back to the Dc. Hit major traffic Picked up my new load and the registration box was completely missing so I had to get that fixed. Headed to Mississippi. Had time to get some fuel , grub , and a shower. Made it to my first store for tomorrow. Was getting ready to shut down and they came out and asked if I wanted to unload tonight. Ughhhhh. So I took off my driving crocks and put the work shoes back on ( there went the benefit of my shower lol.) 25 rolltainers and 8 u-boats Of toppers later I was done . 1.5 hours! Not bad at all. Another 30 minutes to load up 26 rolltainers of dunnage and off I go. Now I’m at my second store for tomorrow. Feels good to be ahead of the game but Lawdamercy I’m beat lol. They open at 6 am..👀🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ But that’s how it be sometimes. Gotta hustle.

Just realized I was lazy last week and have to scan in a weeks worth of BOL’s if I want to get paid on time for last weeks work. We have till noon on Tuesday. Hope y’all are staying safe and keepin the greasy side down.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Dating OTR....

You go girl!

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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New CDL, no experience, need direction advice

Most of the bigger companies will put you out with a trainer. Some trainers are good and some are not so good.

Sorry to hear about the rough time you had , it happens. Unfortunately that will limit the companies that will actually want to give you a chance . (Insurance)

Apply with everyone . And be honest .At this point don’t worry about any reviews because tbh you don’t have the luxury to pick and choose. A lot of folks that don’t have a dui are turned down “for better candidates” all the time without rhyme or reason. So don’t stress yourself out. Right now the best companies are the ones that will hire you. (Again I’m not putting down your past but being realistic with you) it will be hard to do but it’s not impossible. Good luck with it. Don’t give up

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Thanks Shawn. Wow 4 years? That’s a long time for slingin freight! Doesn’t seem to be a lot of us on here. What dc do you work out of?

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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I'm Sick in bed. Company vs Lease

All GREAT points Kearsey! I hope you feel better soon!

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Rob T . Sometimes i get creeped out. Especially if I dont have cell service. Most of the time I am so tired once I do my post trip, I ratchet strap the doors together and pass out. I still prefer to park at stores. I rarely park at truck stops. Getting there at night reduces traffic in the parking g lots and helps me maximize (massage) my clock the next day.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

This was a fun back to do around midnight last night. All the parking lot lights were off. But at least there were no cars

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Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Roehl Part 1

It happens. Especially when you are nervous . Try to not beat yourself up about it. You can do this!

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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How to level your trailer for driver unload.

I thought I would put this in a different subject from my weekly diary.

For those that don’t know I deliver to dollar general and unload my own trailer via liftgate. Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is challenging depending on how level the parking lot is. I assure you that it’s know fun when you are leaning to one side.

To counteract this I will try to find things to shove under the tires to level it out. But there is not always things around that will help. I’m thinking about having my neighbor cut some blocks of wood to carry with me. Does anyone have any suggestions on what size or how many should do the trick? If I could be sure of a place to dig I would carry empty sandbags and a camp shovel and still might. Ya never know when it can come in handy

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Failed Werner now heading to Swift

This guys YouTube has a lot of different backing scenarios and instruction. While not actual time behind the wheel It helped me a great deal and would be good information for you or anyone who is struggling to learn angles and trailer response. Remember setup is key, try to point the darn thing at the hole you want to get it in before you ever go in reverse. Don’t oversteer like you are in a sailing ship in a storm. If your setup isn’t correct, figuring out how to adjust. Hope this helps a bit

https://youtu.be/C6CCiMz28KY

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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8 Hour Rule Change

It will pause your 14 hr clock , I did it this week. I did a 2 and 8. The kicker is if you only do the 8 and not 10 after the 2 you will not get your full 14 back. I was in a rush and almost screwed my self.

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