Profile For ID Mtn Gal

ID Mtn Gal's Info

  • Location:
    South Central , ID

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    ID Mtn Gal On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 1 month ago

ID Mtn Gal's Bio

Young old (72 on 26 July) lady that drove OTR 1988 - 1993 with a Chauffeur License, getting off the road because the husband hated driving & wanted to work cattle. In 1996 he suffered 2 Traumatic Brain Injuries & lived with the issues of that for 18 years. I cared for him all that time except his last 2 weeks of life. Knowing that he would be going to a nursing home, I went to school, got my CDL, got a job & getting the husband settled in at the home when he fell. That caused his death in Sept 2014.

The company gave me time and several weeks later I started driving team with my brother ๐Ÿ˜ That lasted 2.5 mths and for the first time ever drove solo. I have now been on the road for over 9 years. My driving partner is an 9 yr old mini Rat Terrier guard dog.

If you want to chat while driving boring stretches of the road, you can call or text me at 208.293.6808. I generally run late mornings or afternoons into the night hours around midnight to 0200. I do not get up before 0900 as a rule ๐Ÿ˜

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Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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FOR TEXAS: Question about DOT Medical Renewal

As long as you are not put on BP meds, when you go in one year, if it's normal (140/90 is considered too high) then you will get a 2-year card.

Did they recommend that you see a doctor about your elevated blood pressure? I would get it checked in a couple months and see what it's doing. If it comes down, you're good. However if it's still over the above pressure I posted, then you need to go talk with your doctor about getting it down.

Posted:  5 days, 19 hours ago

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Advice - looking at buying a used 2018 fh540

I didn't know what it was so I did a search on it. That looks to be a foreign made Volvo cabover. I would hazard a guess that no one here knows much about them, but I could be wrong.

This site is mainly to help new people getting into the trucking business.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Requesting some rookie advice please - team driving

Well, if you have been reading our posts on here, then you know we advocate going to a school that has training and doing at least one year with that company to get your experience. You may then want to stay on with that company or go ahead and find another company with that one year experience.

You already know that the economy tanked and it's hard to get driving jobs because there are far too many drivers out there. Even good drivers with good records are having a hard time getting another job. Many companies are struggling to find freight to keep their drivers busy and if a person has a minor incident, it's likely they will be let go and have a hard time getting hired on somewhere else. That's how dire the trucking industry is right now. Will it change soon? I think we have to see what the election does to determine what the future will bring.

As for running team, that's all I did for the 5 years I drove from 88 to 93. When I came back out on the road in 2014, I had to run team and I did it with my brother. After 2.5 months he was allowed to moved to another truck and for the first time in my life I went solo. I've been solo and a company driver since. I would NEVER own a truck nor will I ever run as a team ever again. You will run as a team during training or have a dedicated trainer where you are the only driver, that depends on the company. Either way is just a short period of time and you will learn from having somebody else on the truck with you. As for having your wife with you, companies may require you to have at least 3 months solo experience but most are six or more months before you can have a passenger. It's something you need to look into.

Here are some links that you should go through and read so you have a better idea of this lifestyle:

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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What A Crazy Wreck!

If that lasts more than 4 hours he should contact a doctor

OMG Bobcat!

You are funnier than I ever thought you would be! That was good!

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Happy Easter Yโ€™all

Easter Blessings to everyone!

I was fortunate to be able to go out of route a little bit and visit with one of my brothers. My nephew that lives near by was able to come for Easter dinner also.

Then I conned my brother to put new wipers on the truck and fill the coolant and windshield reservoirs. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ On top of that it got to 74ยฐ today (Crossville TN). I deliver in Knoxville in the morning. It was a wonderful day!

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Finally off to a new beginningโ€ฆ

Congratulations on getting hired with Western Express. They are a good company regardless of what anybody says. The reason they are a good company is because they are willing to take a chance on YOU.

Since you have read the posts on here, you know you need to stay with them at least one year or longer. Old School stayed with them for a while after his training and he made decent money. However, you have to be friendly with your dispatcher, be willing to take loads that others fuss about, be on time for pickup and delivery and not be a pain in the keister with the office people because they also have a part in drivers being successful.

Remember that companies can be choosy in this economy....so Get Out And Look (GOAL), practice backing wherever you can so you can become more proficient quicker, the only stupid question is the unasked one so don't hesitate to ask questions here.

Good luck

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Owner OPs leaving their truck running all night?

Some maybe will find this creepy, but most of my overnight runs anymore I park at my customer. The cemetary. Always nice and quiet.

People were just dying to get into the lot beside our goat pasture up in Montana ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our place butted up to the cemetery in the little town of Ekalaka MT ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Laura

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Using an APU on a RV

Are you talking about one that you pull or one that you drive?

My baby brother has had motorhomes in the past but now has a fifth wheel three axle one that he pulls behind his pickup. Let me ask him if he ever thought about it.

Laura

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Prime Macro 27 City Codes?

There are several Prime drivers on this forum. Just hang tight and one of them will be along shortly.

Laura

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Why I quit Prime's TNT Program

Yes I would love your help. I really wanna be the best driver I can be. Whatโ€™s your email?

She had posted it further up in this post:

truckingalongfun@gmail.com

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