Profile For Papa Pig

Papa Pig's Info

  • Location:
    Smiths Station, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 11 months ago

Papa Pig's Bio

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

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Need advice - Backing / Week off school

I wouldn’t rent a uhaul and have no idea how a rangefinder would help. I think you may be overthinking. Remember be calm. You shouldn’t get any points on straightline , and maybe have to use one extra pull-up on offset.

Don’t hit any cones, and use your get out and look while saving one for final position. Even though you are only given 2 free pull-ups, you could potentially pull up more than 10 times and still pass. Remember most times on the 90 you need to pull up to the left . When using a pull-up ensure that you are looking in your mirror while pulling up instead of ahead On the alley dock when you get your trailer initially cut in the lane ,you turn your wheel and when the tractor is straight in front of the trailer .. stop…get out and look. If you don’t have room to keep swinging pull up a bit.

Posted:  1 month ago

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And count me out now

When training my students as they get frustrated while shifting , hitting curbs, drivin in general.. I like to tell them “ drive with your brain and your eyes” leave your emotions out of the equation. The same thing can be said with posting on the internet. Take a breath , not everyone is gonna agree with you. Doesn’t mean the whole site is bad nor that all of your ideas are bad

Posted:  1 month ago

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Werner Enterprise Question

I worked for Werner for a bit and would still be there if i didn’t need to get off the road. I did not use road master but I had a friend who did . I think they put you through the school and you pay it back through payroll deduction. Don’t quite me on that and talk to a recruiter.

As far as the company itself I enjoyed working there and did not feel micromanaged. If you are reliable and safe they stay off your case

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How would you approach this back?

And of course once you get straight. Don’t be in a rush. I’m sure you already figured out this hack but slide tandems ALL the way forward backing into that pos store lol . I would def get safety ti see about that one being an front door delivery

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How would you approach this back?

Is that store a mandatory and does it have a restriction size on it. To me that should be a 45 or 48 foot restricted trailer. It should say on the stop line of your paperwork. From looking at the overhead and then Seeing street view they either remodeled that store and changed the parking lot because I bet that they designed it originally to be driven around. I would not be surprised to see if that store wasn’t supposed a front door delivery at one point due to the safety reasons and that the dms weezled their way out of it. There isn’t FD anywhere on the paperwork is there?

Definitely the previous gentlemen have the correct advice for how I would approach it. But I would definitely bring it up to safety. That stop should be a front door mandatory delivery.They put those boulders there because trucks were having. I choice but to pull up in that area. I wouldn’t be surprised if many drivers hadnt ripped off a bumper there.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Preventable accident.

A year is a Long time to go on that account. If Schneider is anything like Werner you will be fine. Safety asks the dispatchers what kind of driver you are. That is always considered. It’s a blow to your pride . Learn from it and move on bro. You are doing a good job. A driver once told me (driving in general not just dg) that it’s not really a matter of if you mess something up but when and how bad. Lol Get back on the horse cowboy

Posted:  3 months ago

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The Tennessean Truck Stop

I loved that truck stop. Drove by it a couple of times a week when I was still with Werner. Delivered to Tenn quite often

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Changes, changes, changes

Does that mean a name change? (Heartless express’s biggest fan?)

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Want to become a trucker

Johnny

I think that paid training from a company would definitely be your best option. That way you can get pre checked out in the employment history and have an answer before you spend thousands of dollars on a school. Good luck!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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1 year anniversary with Schneider on Dollar General Account

Larry yeah I don’t particularly miss that part but hey at least it’s a wooden floor!! Lol. I used to hate metal floors. Especially when there was busted charcoal. Would make it so hard to get out of the floor ruts. What I would do with stuff like that would be to get an empty rolltainer and put a piece of cardboard in the bottom. Then just throw it all in there. Generally I would kick it off to the side until I had everything else unloaded.

I’m summertime I quit trying to deliver at night unless I had a shower waiting for me. Cause most of the darn stores wouldn’t want to take it then anyways. …. Lazy employees

Come on back to DG man! Don't you miss when you have 1200 pieces and you arrive to a backroom like this?

Or packed with clothes, tiny boxes and fragile crap that falls to the floor and breaks?

What a week. Started Sunday with my first tandem tire blowout 15 miles of Fargo. 3 hours for a clown to show up from a Loves in Fargo. It was a Sunday so expected I guess. Monday the Manager was 2 hours late to open the store. Tuesday a manager wouldn't let me unload at 7pm(they close at 10pm).

I'm now in 100% agreement with the vets on here. No newbie should be doing this. lol.

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Anne, Yeah I just decided to stick it out. Figured I would hang out with the kids and wife for awhile longer. I work with a great bunch of guys, and stills get that good feeling when I see the lightbulb go off above a students head when they finally grasp a maneuver. Plus I didn’t really want to skip seat and the position wasn’t home as often as I would have hoped . With that being said Spartannash seemed like a great opportunity for someone just doesn’t fit my current needs

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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1 year anniversary with Schneider on Dollar General Account

Anne, Yeah I just decided to stick it out. Figured I would hang out with the kids and wife for awhile longer. I work with a great bunch of guys, and stills get that good feeling when I see the lightbulb go off above a students head when they finally grasp a maneuver. Plus I didn’t really want to skip seat and the position wasn’t home as often as I would have hoped . With that being said Spartannash seemed like a great opportunity for someone just doesn’t fit my current needs

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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What do you call it when you stump the "Pros from Dover"? (long post)

Keep your head and your spirits up Mudge! I agree that being sidelined doesn’t make your advice less credible! Hope you feel better soon

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

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Something kind of cool happened at work. As a lot of y’all know I am no longer hauling to dollar general and currently work as a cdl instructor with troops into transportation. Some of the students found out what I used to do and were asking me questions. One young man knew quite a bit about the job. And told me that he had been on this site reading about this “guy who detailed his hole experience” i asked him his name and I was thinking he was talking about Larry or someone currently on the job. He said no and i found out he was talking about. “Papa pig “ and did I know him. That’s when I had the obi wan moment lol.

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Tbh It had slipped my mind how much I had written and totally over my head that any students would read this crap lol. Good luck young man and may the road treat you well!!

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Such a cool experience to share here, bringing it full circle.

Thanks Ryan I thought so too. I hope he does well.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Something kind of cool happened at work. As a lot of y’all know I am no longer hauling to dollar general and currently work as a cdl instructor with troops into transportation. Some of the students found out what I used to do and were asking me questions. One young man knew quite a bit about the job. And told me that he had been on this site reading about this “guy who detailed his hole experience” i asked him his name and I was thinking he was talking about Larry or someone currently on the job. He said no and i found out he was talking about. “Papa pig “ and did I know him. That’s when I had the obi wan moment lol.

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Tbh It had slipped my mind how much I had written and totally over my head that any students would read this crap lol. Good luck young man and may the road treat you well!!

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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1 year anniversary with Schneider on Dollar General Account

Congratulations Larry! I knew you had it in you!

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Just for fun, what would you want to do?

Safety department .

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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ALMOST dropped my trailer!

Brother I almost had the same thing happen to me once when I was still pulling for Werner. I started unhooking , started at my lines and a buddy came over and I got distracted at my landing gear( I can’t remember the conversation but we were most likely *****ing about something) and like always I was in a rush against the clock to get back on the road. My trucks kingpin release was inside the cab so I got back in , hit the pin and pulled forward. Luckily I was trained.to not pull all the way out and always stop mid tire. I heard a thump and be darned if the trailer wasn’t setting on my frame 🤦🏻‍♂️. Luckily no one was around and after I swallowed the lump in my throat I was able to crank it back up with nothing hurt other than my pride. After that I was paranoid I would double check if I even had an inkling i had forgotten something . Now when I teach coupling and uncoupling here at the schoolhouse I always make sure to share that story.

Btw I’m looking to get into the grocery hauling side as well . Have an interview with Spartannash and am looking forward to see what type of route they are offering. I have realized I am more of a doer than a teacher. Miss the truck

Posted:  4 months ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

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Might want to try these guys out. Most of the drivers I have talked too are pretty happy with them.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Navigation for newbies (emphasis on parking lots)

Brian,

Have you thought about starting off with flatbed?

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Navigation for newbies (emphasis on parking lots)

Anne, things are ok. I just get a bit bored from watching and being repetitive instead of doing.

I think if I venture into flatbed I would like to try maverick. But I really do miss doing dg tbh. (Miss those fat paychecks too)Lol Primes hometime is a little too sparse for me

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