Profile For IDMtnGal

IDMtnGal 's Info

  • Location:
    South Central , ID

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    IDMtnGal On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    3 years ago

IDMtnGal 's Bio

Young old lady that drove OTR 1988 - 1992, 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 😝 That lasted 2.5 mths and for the first time ever drove solo. I have now been on the road for over 5 years. My driving partner is an 10 lb toy Rat Terrier guard dog.

Anyone want to talk or text when you're bored, my number is 208.293.6808

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Posted:  1 day, 11 hours ago

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Got an overweight ticket and passed a level 3 inspection

Recently I got a 33,000 lb load. 3 drops in the Salt Lake City area....so I didn't scale. I don't for anything less than 38-39,000 lbs and that has worked for me. I beat feet out of CO, got prepassed in Laramie....even crossing the scale and Echo in UT. Got on 15 and 9 mi from the Corinne WallyWorld DC, the scale pulled me in, with the lady telling me I was 1520 over on my drives. She let me adjust them (did 4 holes) and was still 700 over. Because I was 9 miles away and it was food and they had that earthquake that morning, she let me go.

Couldn't figure out why cut fruit in cups was so heavy in the nose. However, being 3 drops, I didn't look at the paperwork all that closely. Seems drop 3 (which became drop 2) was boxes and boxes of whole cantaloupes. That's heavy! So lesson learned. Look at bills closer and scale if necessary .

Laura

Posted:  1 day, 13 hours ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

Laura's truck is named, "The Millennium Falcon II".

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No it's not. It's the "Baby Goat Float" ;-)

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Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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The "Boogey Man" Virus

I've run thru/to 19 States in the past 3 weeks. It's really strange to see how each State is handling this. In WI, MN and ND, they will NOT let you get your own fountain drinks. In ID, MT, WY, UT and others, you HAVE to use a clean cup. That's fine. Today, I stopped in Odessa Neb. Couldn't use my coffee "go cup", even tho it came from Sapp Bros. However, you could still sit in their dining room and eat a meal! Kinda backwards, I think!

Laura

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

Tried to add the link above, but didn't like the short link YouTube uses. To listen, hold your finger down on the link, it will be highlighted (at least in my Android phone and tablet) and when the box with different selections pop up, tap YouTube.

This will tickle your funny bone: https://youtu.be/enqNl7tdLR4 Gotta watch the video also ;-)

Another funny one: https://youtu.be/vrmUkq0jXYA Who is singing this?? ;-)

"The Highwaymen - Highwayman" on YouTube https://youtu.be/aFkcAH-m9W0

I could list a bunch, especially after listening to YouTube music during my 732 mi/11 hr day yesterday.

Laura

Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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OH MY GOSH!! That's tooo funny!!

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Laura

Posted:  2 days, 11 hours ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Where is that Laura?

US Highway 191....north if West Yellowstone by about 5 miles.

PackRat....I've seen them sleeping ON the road in winter. That's why the speed limit is 55 mph or less (lighted signs) because 12 buffalo were killed on the road in 2018.

Laura

Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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Job history question...

Ohhh I did indeed get a W-2 for that one day.

LOL then that whoops needs to be listed on a job application. That is truly strange that they would do a W2 for one day. Did you fill out a W4??

Laura

Posted:  6 days, 23 hours ago

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Job history question...

Okay....you are in the panhandle. I'm down by Twin Falls.

You won't receive a W2 for that one day so that's why I also said you don't have to. Most of the jobs I picked up while caring for the husband were cash under the table and I didnt get W2s, 1099s or anything indicating that I worked.

Laura

Posted:  1 week ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Job history question...

I wouldn't. I picked up odd jobs while caring for my Traumatic Brain Injured Injured husband over an 18 yr period. Some companies wanted 10 yrs, so I gave them the major "job" I had....being caregiver to the husband, both as unpaid and finally paid by Workers Comp.

What school are you going to in Idaho?

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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4 scale tickets in first year solo. Excessive?

My subject line says it all actually. Should I join trucking truths wall of shame? Or am I only human?

Yepper, you are now in the Hall of Shame!! Mainly because it's not that you are a beginner but you aren't scaling it on a CAT or other scale.

Were these axle weights or gross weight? Never trust the gauge in the truck...esp on loads over 38-39,000. Always scale it over those weights.

Could be your attitude also. Seriously, I have talked my way out of tickets on several over axle weights. Women are tough on other women and I was able to talk with them and get out of a ticket.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Geytin a Cuppa

Thanks for letting us know. I will be in WI Monday and Tues. I have coffee in my truck, so I'll have coffee when I get up.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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An update!

I'm sitting in the yard waiting for the shop to look at my reefer. It's too late to put that decal in the mail tonight, but after I pick up my load in the morning, I will get it sent out. Let me know when it gets there.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Salt Lake City's Earthquake

Woke up to a missed call from the broker and a text message to call him before moving. The original receiver is to get their load, but it's been taken out of their system. So made some coffee and waited a bit. Got the call to go to them. Ran the 30 miles and found the lights on the road coming off I-80 & the rest of the way were out.

Started to pull in when a guy came running out. Their power is out and the building inspector can't check them out. So, sitting and waiting embarrassed.gif

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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WA Permit arrived - are companies still hiring with all of the corona madness

Several of the guys have had their schools pushed back a couple weeks. Not sure if all of them have tho. I would call to find out.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Salt Lake City's Earthquake

Salt Lake City Earthquake

Had a delivery there for 1300, #2 up the road in Corinne at the WallyWorld DC and #3 back down to Layton at Smith's/Kroger at midnight.

Got up in Rock Springs and headed out at 0910. Twenty miles down the road I get a call from the broker....don't have to rush because my delivery to SLC was cancelled for today (yesterday) due to a 5.7 earthquake! What??!!

So WallyWorld became #1 and Kroger #2. While sitting at WW, I get an email from the office. The receivers (7/11 Stores) won't be opening for several days so, being that it's time sensitive cut fruit, it's been donated. I will deliver it in a few hours and then deadhead home, cause I pick up in the morning, 26 miles from my house, and head to WI.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Prime's CDL Training

What is there training process like ? How long is orientation.

At the top where it says Google and Custom Search, type in Prime Training or Prime Orientation. It searches just this site and will bring up many questions and answers regarding this.

Also, click on the 3 bars and go thru those links. Kearsey has written about Prime and the training there. She also has a YouTube channel.

Have fun searching.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Work History

If you have kept your yearly SSI statements, make copies of them to show that you were on SSI.

My brother was in a car wreck and was on mental health meds for 25 years when he decided to get off them (under his doctor's care). He stayed off them for a year with no issues so got a clean bill of health to go to school. He was 61. He chose the independent school route, which he later wished he had gone to a company school.

After the independent school was over, England hired him. What they required was 5 years of his SSDI statements. Since he didn't save them, he went to a Social Security Office and got a printout. England was happy with that.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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My first full year is officially in the books.. and I have a golf shirt to prove it!

Man that did fly by Chris. Compared to Grumpy Old Man. His felt like two years. Congrats man.

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