Profile For BK

BK's Info

  • Location:
    Madison, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    BK On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 6 months ago

BK's Bio

I'm a 69 year old (as of 10/21) single male. Retired from a 49 year construction career and getting into driving because I've always been interested in professional driving and seeing the country.

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Posted:  2 hours, 52 minutes ago

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Can’t hold me back..

Neither of the companies (Schneider and Helwig) that I have experience with, provide CB units but will have their shops install them. I’ve heard that some companies will sell drivers used CB’s at a decent price if they have them available. If that is true, then it would depend on the company and availability.

Posted:  3 hours, 3 minutes ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

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How is that a funny one?

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Yo, Pack !!

It's funny because I've taught BK how to post photos, and ... he was trying to, as Thomas 'BLAZED' past him (BK) as he was chasing the dawn!! See? There ARE methods to the madness, haha!!

~ Anne ~

I will

Ok, go ahead and poke fun at an old man for having lapses of memory when it comes to posting pictures. But I’m not giving up. I will succeed or I will die trying. Lol.

Posted:  9 hours, 10 minutes ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

Posted:  13 hours, 28 minutes ago

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I’ve had a set back

BK

I have nothing to do with a book on Amazon. That was Ms Anne.

I have nothing to do with a book on Amazon. That was Ms Anne.

Oops, sorry. My mistake. Anne what is the book?

Posted:  13 hours, 31 minutes ago

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Pulled application

Yes, Schneider does allow CB radios. My trainer had one. If I remember correctly, their shop had to install it and the antenna, this seems to be the standard policy among most companies. They don’t allow the driver to make alterations and installations, for obvious reasons. Also, you are right about the safety phone calls. I had one of those and when asked about it, I couldn’t remember any critical event. I told my DM that the sensors must be way more sensitive than I was. But Schneider DM’s will be on the phone about over speeds as quick as a duck on a June bug.

Posted:  15 hours, 4 minutes ago

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Steering wheel covers

Do those big fat steering wheel covers reduce fatigue in the hand and arm? Lately I’ve been experiencing discomfort in my left hand and arm while driving a full shift and I am thinking of buying one for my steering wheel.

Posted:  15 hours, 9 minutes ago

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I’ve had a set back

Dennis, what is the book from Amazon? I think you can post the title here as long as you are not profiting from it, and it doesn’t sound like you are.

It would be different if you wrote a book titled “I make $10,000 a week posting things on this website and working from home”. That might get flagged. Lol.

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Pulled application

Schneider requires their drivers to pull over to a safe location and park before using their phone. I believe they can stop and use the phone to call 911 in an emergency. This rankles many a driver, but it is still their rule.

You are also not allowed to carry “bodily fluids” in the truck. So, no p*** bottles, but I know many drivers just disregard that rule.

Posted:  1 day, 7 hours ago

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On the road again

Really feel sorry for your mishap. I hope it all gets fixed soon.

Posted:  1 day, 11 hours ago

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I’ve had a set back

About 24 hours since my surgery. Surgeon says it went well. Dealing now with post surgery discomfort and pain.

I see Dr on 15th. Change from splint to a brace.

Get better soon, man.

My doctor claims that lawyers are easy to operate on because they are spineless, gutless heartless and their heads and butts are interchangeable.

(And my apologies for repeating that because of a certain former lawyer here on TT. lol.) _

Posted:  1 day, 15 hours ago

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My horrible experience with Schneider training center in Phoenix AZ, read before you apply

It is amazing to me that every once and a while there is someone like Rookie here who is so stubborn that there is no amount of counsel and advice that can change that. These people are carbon copies of each other, the similarities are striking.

So, Rookie is no longer a rookie driver. A driver has to have a job to even be a rookie driver. And rookie has no job and I fear he will never have one as a driver. The level of immaturity is mind boggling.

Posted:  1 day, 16 hours ago

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Pulled application

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What factors influenced your decision?

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Rookie_the_great ?!? embarrassed.gif

~ Anne ~

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My inside sources at Schneider have confirmed that Rookie the Great has been offered the position of Public Relations Director for Schneider.

Posted:  1 day, 16 hours ago

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Indestructible bugs

I have been researching this “bug” phenomenon non stop since it was posted. No food, no sleep, just a complete devotion to the scientific study of indestructible bugs. According to my indisputable findings, they are obviously flying robotic insects, available to any prankster on the internet.

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Posted:  1 day, 17 hours ago

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Pulled application

What factors influenced your decision?

Posted:  1 day, 17 hours ago

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My horrible experience with Schneider training center in Phoenix AZ, read before you apply

Hey Rookie, when you first posted here I suggested you drop “the Great” part. Now I’m totally convinced that you are not “Great” but rather a malcontent whiner, among other things. Maybe you can establish your own trucking operation and do everything right that Schneider is doing wrong. Provide your trainees with gourmet meals and a more friendly staff of trainers and hotel personnel. Maybe build an indoor, climate controlled practice range so the students and instructors can be 100% comfortable 100 % of the time. You failed because you have a horrible attitude, not because Schneider mistreated you.

Posted:  2 days, 1 hour ago

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My last day!

Good luck with the new gig, Richard.

Posted:  2 days, 1 hour ago

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Less than 21 years and graduated: where can I get an entry level CDL Class A job?

Hi Anne. That ride-a-long had to be postponed. It’s going to start on the 13th. I’ll post some photos if I can relearn the process. I know my grandson, Devin, can help me.

The company I drive for requires a minimum of 6 months recent experience. And they have been great to work for except they’ve kept me driving around Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas during the heat wave. Finally got a load to Wisconsin and it’s much cooler up here. Frozen tundra country.

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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Indestructible bugs

I tried to upload a photo montage of Mt Horeb, WI, but I failed miserably. But if you want to see where Todd lives, Google Mt Horeb Images.

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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Indestructible bugs

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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Indestructible bugs

Mt. Horeb, WI calls itself the troll capital of the world. I’m certain this is where Todd lives.

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