Profile For BK

BK's Info

  • Location:
    Madison, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    BK On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 8 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:  18 hours, 40 minutes ago

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New job and looking for advice

Jessica, you could probably get some good advice here, but your post is not detailed enough. Not really clear about what you are asking. More info please.

Posted:  18 hours, 45 minutes ago

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FMCSA to propose 68 MPH limit for trucks

It would make more sense to me to mandate speed limiters on cars and light trucks to keep them at or below 68 mph. Some days they are buzzing around me like angry hornets.

Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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Very Close Call

Last Saturday night I was driving from Texas up to Dodge City, KS. While still in Oklahoma on a two lane road I crested a hill and another truck was almost upon me. It was 3/4 of the way into my lane. One of those situations where you don’t have time to think, just act. I was lucky that there was a decent shoulder to swerve onto. All I remember now is seeing the truck and then seeing his chicken lights on my left in a blurr. Most of this highway has no shoulder; the grass comes right up to the side of the lane. If this had happened elsewhere, I probably would have rolled over. Like I said, I was very lucky this time. After the other truck passed me, I looked back to see if it had continued off the road and crashed. Apparently, the other driver recovered because the truck kept going with it’s impaired driver.

I’ll never know why the other driver was in my lane. Fell asleep? Distracted? Drunk? Drugs?

I’m thankful to still be alive. Another reminder that life can be very tentative and how dangerous driving is.

Also hoping everybody who reads this is safe and sound.

What had been your closest call while driving?

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Turned in my truck today...


Does this mean you'll be doing things like oil changes and filter changes to the locomotives? There are trucking jobs like that for excavation work. They need CDL drivers that can also perform maintenance on equipment in the field.

We wish you the best Big Scott! Hopefully this gig will help with your needs at home.


Thank you.

In addition to fuel, we add sand and water. We also empty toilets. I think we also change breaks. I will be updating as I go.

What are the sand and water used for? Do they go in the locomotives?


Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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My first 18 months solo has been rewarding.

Bill, that is a great piece of recognition. I’m glad you can add that to your resume. Congrats!

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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Do I qualify for Walmart?

Any preventable accident in the last 3 years will disqualify you from being eligible at Walmart.

1- They will ask you that question point blank before even speaking with your current company. You have to answer it honestly because...

2- They will then ask your company the same question, and your answers better line up.

There's no harm in applying, but don't get your hopes up. It's probably not going to happen. You're only chance is if your company didn't put the accident on your record. But then, you still have to answer honestly, so...

Turtle, when Walmart brings on a new driver, what is their training program before the driver goes out solo? And are all Walmart drivers regional?

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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What's the most miles you've got from one order / work assignment?

The assignment I’m on right now has been 488 miles MT/deadhead and 1430 loaded. I think the longest trip was about 2200 miles. Almost all of our trips are just one stop at a distribution center.

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day


Coming soon to a Pilot near you!

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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Company Safety Slogan


This is one I like. Lol

Posted:  4 days, 1 hour ago

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Turned in my truck today...

You certainly gave CFI your all. They couldn’t ask for a more loyal driver.

Your new gig sounds great. Trains have always fascinated me. Let us know how it goes.

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