Profile For Papa Pig

Papa Pig's Info

  • Location:
    Smiths Station, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 4 months ago

Papa Pig's Bio

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

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Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Whomever had the bright idea to put a dollar general in downtown Helen Ga can kiss my you know what! (It’s tighter than it looks) lol 0830700001620091875.jpg

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Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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

Congrats on the safe driving award. I’m still following along. Love all the detail

Posted:  5 days, 21 hours ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

I’m alive and kicking Packrat. Just been kinda busy. It’s getting hot down here and I am having to recondition myself to get used to the trailer being hot again.

Normally I get to my first stop the night before and beg the manager to come in early if possible. That way I can be done with the physical stuff before it gets too warm. This week my DC got behind with loads so that prevented me from parking at my stores the night before (if it happens at the beginning of the week it snowballs) which meant I had to leave in the morning, drive to my stores and finish unloading in the hottest part of the day. Drive back, then repeat. Did over 2200 miles this week. Not bad for having to unload your own stuff..had to take a few bird baths instead of showers though , due to time. But that’s how it is sometimes ...🤷🏻‍♂️

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Finally....... I have solod out with MAY

Awesome Moe!

I will give you a couple months to get acclimated and then you can come on and work the DG account w me 😁

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Hole in the wall food places

I normally post in my solo diary but decided to start a new thread?

What are some of your favorite hole in the wall spots to take a 30 and grab something to eat? I get tired of truck stop food and cooking my own stuff.

Took some extra time out on my way to the DC and stopped at “kings wings” in Bessemer Al. Plenty of parking for a truck and the food is great.

I ate the cheese steak sammich before I took a picture 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

That was a tight turn around and back. On more of a slant than the picture shows

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Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Overweight and punished

Not asking for your company name but is this one of the mom and pop “treats you like family” companies? Lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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ESOP plan. Can anyone share info about how they work ? TMC drivers ?

My 2 cents. I have never worked for either company but both are good. It will take a few years for your to be fully vested in an esop meaning you have to be there a long time to reap any rewards from it. I had considered both companies and covid came around when I was needing a job so they weren’t hiring / training .

Personally if I wanted to go flatbed I would pick maverick because from what I have researched and been told you do all the driving in most cases. The trainer rides and instructs and is there to show you how to secure the load. I am NOT a fan of team driving during training. Imo it’s hard to train someone from the sleeper 🤷🏻‍♂️. That’s just my thoughts and how I would prefer things. Not saying it’s a deal breaker.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Morale Killer

As G-town said. Don’t beat yourself up about it but keep it in your mind. You WILL make mistakes out here. I’m happy that it was minor and no damage. IMO it’s a good wake up call to remind you how quick things can go wrong out here. Complacency is a killer and (mostly )all of us DO get too complacent out here. Keep on truckin driver. You got this

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Central Florida hiring area?

These are some of the open positions in your area

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Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Central Florida hiring area?

Werner won’t put you on a dollar account if you don’t want it. They always have options for otr. People Pick the dollar accounts for regional hometime and a higher pay rate

Posted:  1 month ago

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The Driver Toolbox - So To Speak

It’s also good for determining the point of pesky little leaks

I’m probably an oddball but I keep a tool box on the truck with a bit of everything in it so I won’t make a big list but one thing I definitely recommend for anyone is a small spray bottle with dawn dish soap and water in it. It works exceptionally well on sliders, 5th wheel slider and the pins by getting rid of dirt buildup and getting rid of some of the gelled up grease that can build up. It’s also slick so it does provide a bit of lubrication as well.

Posted:  1 month ago

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The Driver Toolbox - So To Speak

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For those who park at night and have to back in /or unload in minimal light conditions having a good light bar is good as gold! I use the same brand as my impact wrench that way I can use the same batteries. This gem has saved my bacon while backing on many a tired , dark, rainy night. It beats the hell out of riding your breaks to get a little bit of light

Posted:  1 month ago

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What type of bag/luggage should I bring for training?

Don’t overthink it. You won’t have a lot of time to read so I would skip the books. Download kindle app on your phone if you must.

Reusable water bottle is great but you probably won’t use it much. Where will you fill it up?

I would go with a big gym bag, and a small shower bag(needs to be able to fit one pie of clean clothes and toiletries), and a laundry bag. It’s all gonna have to fit on your bunk when you are driving and the passenger seat while you are sleeping. Your trainer may or may not give you cabinet space. I would t count on it. Besides you aren’t there to move in , just trains try not to spread out.

Don’t worry about multiple Compartments. Get some big ziplock bags to separate your socks and underwear.

Remember to bring shower shoes.

Get a thin sleeping bag so you don’t have to worry about sheets and a blanket.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Left prime

You will find sympathy in the dictionary somewhere between sh*t and syphilis . Not here.

Good luck.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Looking to join the trucking world after Military retirement

Troops Into Transportation

There is my experience on it. I went through the program last year. If you have any specific questions let me know.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Pepsi vs American Furniture Warehouse

Banks. How you enjoying dropping to the DG? Once you get used to doing it in a day cab we can get you a sleeper and a 53! 😂

Good luck! Hope you enjoy the new gig!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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In need of some blunt honesty concerning my chances

Correction “Packrat” we don’t need Dean Martin and the gang just yet .Lol

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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In need of some blunt honesty concerning my chances

Someone send up the bat signal for Ratpack . This person needs “blunt honesty” 🤣🤣

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Schneider Orientation 😅

While easier to back one thing to remember about the 53 is the difference in your turning radius. Remember “ pull straight turn LATE” and watch your tandems until your trailer gets straight . Good luck!

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