Profile For IDMtnGal

IDMtnGal 's Info

  • Location:
    South Central , ID

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    IDMtnGal On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 7 months ago

IDMtnGal 's Bio

Young old lady that drove OTR 1988 - 1993, 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 šŸ˜ That lasted 2.5 mths and for the first time ever drove solo. I have now been on the road for over 7.5 years. My driving partner is an 8 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 2:00 a.m. I do not get up before 9:00 a.m. as a rule šŸ˜

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Posted:  9 hours, 14 minutes ago

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Medline

Does anyone have knowledge of medline drug testing requirements

Don't have a clue. Are you a CDL holder or are you looking to get in the profession? How long ago did you stop using? Was it regular use, occasional use or seldom?

Posted:  1 day, 6 hours ago

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Are there secondary Ways to make money while driving on the road

Hopefully not THIS idiot!!! He was even on HERE (I think?) for a minute.

Pretty sure he got fired for being too tired, to . . . RUN HARD after a 34 !!

'Whine (run) Hard Get Paid". . . Aka: Whiner!

~ Anne ~

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Laura

Posted:  1 day, 13 hours ago

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Starting a company

Ive been driving for a few years and I'm ready to take it to the next level but I'm not sure how to go about it.

I want to purchase multiple trucks, hire drivers, start a payroll, and deal with the administrative end but totally lost.

Any advice would be really helpful, especially with who I'd have to Register with and all the paperwork that needs to be done to get started.

Thanks šŸ˜Š!

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Are you for real??!!! You don't have close to enough time in to think along those lines. I, for one, wouldn't drive for you because you don't have a clue. Do you have $500,000 or more saved up for a few trucks? Keep dreaming and talk with some owners of small companies. They will tell you how much of a struggle it is, especially with the cost of fuel and pieces/parts.

Posted:  3 days, 10 hours ago

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Are there secondary Ways to make money while driving on the road

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I tried the lot lizard thing but Iā€™m pretty hideous as a woman.

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You could be a male internet lot lizard! There's more women out here now!

Laura

Not internet lot lizard, actual male lot lizard. I call those men that are usually trying to pass themselves off as generals in the military Internet L0t L!z@rds because somebody turn me in once and I got banned for 24 hours for using lot lizards. So I do it the way you see and haven't been banned since. LOL

Laura

Posted:  3 days, 10 hours ago

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Why do they torture us this way?!!!

For the same reason they don't tell you that you have to come in to do a random pee test. Your safety person probably wasn't in there today. The office staff usually is home on the weekends.

I got let go by my company in May because as I found out at the meeting, the office manager saw the covered driver facing camera. They did not tell me that I was getting fired. All they said was freight is slow and they would get me a different trip. Then on Monday I got the call to come in. Some people would trash the trucks or abandon it somewhere, so that's why they don't tell the driver. I wouldn't worry about it too much and enjoy your down time

Laura

Posted:  3 days, 14 hours ago

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Are there secondary Ways to make money while driving on the road

I tried the lot lizard thing but Iā€™m pretty hideous as a woman.

You could be a male internet lot lizard! There's more women out here now!

Laura

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Posted:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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How would you feel

Some states already do that. I went through Boise City Oklahoma and there's no pre pass so I had to cross the scale. There were two cars (OHP or ODOT?) inspecting two pickups hauling trailers. One had four cars on it and the other had flat oversized pallets. I saw paperwork being passed back and forth when I parked for a minute to grab water out of the bunk. They left shortly before I did

Laura

Posted:  5 days, 19 hours ago

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May need help moving on from Roehl

You wanted us to agree with you that Roehl is giving you the run around shaft. Some of the people answering you have barely a year experience, some are still waiting to start school and others of us have years of experience. I have been out here over 13 years during two different time frames with 20 plus years difference. Let me tell you, it hasn't really changed. We used to get run around when we were given bad directions and back in the 90s there were no computers or cell phones to check out where you were at. I've been out the second time since 2014 and it's the same old stuff, but now we can check different things. Has Kearsey said, if you fueled up running around, turn in your receipts and turn in your mileage to help defray these costs. We all have bills in our life, that's why it's 71 I'm still driving. I just know to talk with my dispatcher and usually will get some compensation for my time and effort.

Don't know how old you are, but your second post definitely shows your attitude and hopefully you will make it in this business but you will have to change your mindset drastically.

Posted:  6 days, 16 hours ago

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Which company to go with for not as experienced driver

Thank you Anna A! GLS seems like a legit company, but I just have a hardtime trusting ya know? And also dont wanna be making low wages and not be home but only once a month. i just got an email from the recruiter at GLS also now saying I will be starting at .55cpm because I asked them about Giltner and how they were affiliated with them and that I hadn't heard any good things about them or seen any good reviews. This seems a little concerning, almost like they are trying to get me to come on now because they know I haven't heard good things. They've also offered a $2,000 sign on bonus.

You need to answer RealDiehl's questions. In this day and age of ELDs, I find it very strange that you have worked for three companies in a row that ran you illegal. I'm not buying it...either that or you are the unluckiest SOB out in the trucking world.

I'm surprised GLS is looking at you since you don't have two years experience. If you are truly wanting info about GLS, my phone number is in my bio. I need to get moving so I don't have time to type out a comment about GLS, who I worked for for 4 years, so you can text me and I will try to answer your questions.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Aspiring Teacher? More Like Aspiring Driver! TMC CDL SCHOOL DIARIES

Welcome!

Our very own Kearsey has a YouTube channel, which I will attempt to attach to this email, otherwise you can just copy and paste it.

https://youtube.com/c/TruckinAlongWithKearsey

She is an instructor for Prime and has a lot of videos.

Later in the day Anne will come along and give you a bunch of links for you to read. I have a hard time trying to get them lined up in a message and right now I have got to get moving and get my load into the port of Oakland to deliver this morning

Welcome to Trucking Truth!

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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First time EVER on the truck with my husband Brandon S.

Where were the farm pictures taken? Still pretty green out there

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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I-80 in CA EB/WB CLOSED due to Fire

West of Reno

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Sparks NV

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The smoke was so thick going across 80 in Nevada that I didn't see the mountains at Battle Mountain and just a little bit of them around Winnemucca.

My eyes are bothering me.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Well crapolla, got a ticket for missing a scale

Davy,

Is that weigh station still at the bottom of the hill up against the mountain just before Price? Or have the new ones been completed and are now open? Were you heading east or west?

Hang in there. I've been in your situation before and it's not easy.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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I-80 in CA EB/WB CLOSED due to Fire

I would have driven past the HOS. A weather emergency or Act of God that wasn't planned would be an acceptable reason, plus the danger of being in the vicinity of an active forest fire. I would have been rolling until I was out of the threat perimeter.

I had already gone 28 minutes over my 70 HOS and was 5 mi past the shut down on the east side of the fire. There's a little smoke in the air when I walked Monty but it wasn't bad. Just cold out here! Even Monty hurried up and peed, shivering all the while

According to Google Maps a small section of westbound is still closed, but eastbound looks to be open.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Well crapolla, got a ticket for missing a scale

Which Interstate was that, Davy?

US 6 from Springville UT down to I-70 at Green River UT.

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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I-80 in CA EB/WB CLOSED due to Fire

Headed out from getting my load at Lodi, CA early this afternoon. Got going up the mountain, when a green forest service fire truck went up the road with his lights on. A little bit later a couple of CHP went up the road with lights going and running 85 mph. My cascadia doesn't have an external antenna for my CB, so it doesn't really work very good at all... and I didn't hear anybody talking. Then I came around a bend and traffic was stopped! By that time I could see dark smoke.

1st indication of a new fire

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1st Plane

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2d Plane dropping retardant

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Near Gold Run exit 143

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Getting bigger

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CHP turned us around at Gold Run and many guys parked in the emergency lane. Fortunately my dispatcher said that Safety and the Load Planner was finding us a detour. By the time I got headed west, I was given the alternate route.

Alternate Route

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That 53 MI took me 2.25 hours! There were several signs on CA 174 that said trucks over 30 ft from kingpin to axle was not recommended. I'm going to have to see how long I am with this 40 ft trailer because that road was narrow and through the mountains had no pavement beyond the white line and there were a number places where I couldn't swing wide due to oncoming traffic and I came close to hitting the rock walls!

East of Nevada City

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Wish I hadn't run out of hours, because I parked in Soda Springs for the night and the smoke is thick here!!

It is 2015 CA time and according to Google Maps, I-80 is still closed both directions.

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Carrier vs Thermoking

Both Carrier and Thermo King are used on the containers I run to the port. Both are extremely noisy. Each reefer will have its own pattern, but none of them are very quiet at all.

When they are that noisy, I am tempted to pull into a parking spot so the trucks around me don't have to listen to it. However, the genset is even noisier than the reefer, so I put that to the back.

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

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I think that's why I have sleep apnea, cuz I kept holding my breath and waking up while they had me all hooked up šŸ˜‰šŸ˜šŸ˜‚šŸ¤£

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

I-80 going over Donner's. Many miles of this thick smoke. Gotta do it again today heading back to Aurora CO.

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Laura

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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First time EVER on the truck with my husband Brandon S.

Have fun! The weather has cooled down considerably, so you should really enjoy yourself now.

Laura

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