Profile For IDMtnGal

IDMtnGal 's Info

  • Location:
    South Central , ID

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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    IDMtnGal On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 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 😝 That lasted 2.5 mths and for the first time ever drove solo. I have now been on the road for over 6.5 years. My driving partner is a 10 lb mini 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:  11 hours, 49 minutes ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Got the pleasure of an all expenses paid trip from Kosovo to Greece to escort this aircraft for its last voyage back stateside.

Did they fly it back to the States? What aircraft did they use, if they did? C5?

Laura

Posted:  19 hours, 57 minutes ago

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Chalk Mountain Services of Texas?

How long have you had your CDL and how much experience over the road do you have??

Laura

Posted:  1 day, 14 hours ago

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Anyone have an alcohol evaporator in their air brake system?

When I drove 88-93, my co-drivers talked about them, but we were in newer trucks that didn't have them that I'm aware of.

Laura

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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Mom of 3 under 5

More than likely not. Most companies have a restriction on how many passengers can be on the truck. Many also have age limits.

What would you do if one of them gets sick on the road and you're under a load to get somewhere by a certain time? The way hospitals are nowadays you could sit for hours waiting to be seen. I'm sorry but I don't think you really thought this through. As a great grandmother I wouldn't take your kids so you can go on the road. Children need their mother and to be at home not on a truck.

Laura

Posted:  4 days, 13 hours ago

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Hey y’all it’s jammer

Thank you Jammer.

I'm heading to the WallyWorld DC in Tomah WI with a load of pickles. It's pouring here on I70 in IN. Getting ready to head out.

Laura

Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Blood Pressure and DOT Physical

Robert B

Just from a general medical standpoint, your diastolic reading, "96", puts you in Stage 2 hypertension.

So then I looked up the FMCSA medical guidelines.

Stage 1 Usually asymptomatic; Yes Annual (140-159/90-99 mm Hg) Low risk for near-term incapacitating event.

Rarely disqualifying alone.

BP <140/90 at annual exam; If not, but <160/100, certification extended one time for 3 months

Your diastolic number is what got you the one time 3 mth certification. No, you can't go to another doctor....you need to get that number to read 89 or less in the next 3 mths. Sometimes losing even 10 lbs will help. There are some of the guys on here that do Keto or a modified Keto diet thats helped their BP. If you are interested, ask them to share their strategies.

Get a blood pressure cuff and take your BP daily. If it comes down 3-4 days in a row, go get another physical from the same doctor.

Laura

BP was 138/96. That should be good for one year cert but they only gave me 3 month.

Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Sometimes what you get to see while on the road is FAMILY!!

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Left is my Illinois brother Matthew, next is my retired Navy brother Mark, from Virginia, Me and my Crossville TN brother Geoffry, whose house we are at. Two brothers are home in Illinois. I'm the oldest.

Laura

Posted:  6 days, 18 hours ago

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Today's route takes me through WY

Moe,

Bookmark this:

WYODOT Road Conditions

Laura

Posted:  1 week ago

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Urgent question

Cool. I am here at Loves πŸ’˜ in Hepburn, Idaho for my 34, I had to bobtail in PC like 7 miles or so

HeYburn, ID. Dontcha love auto-correct??

Hope you are having good weather. It was cool and windy at my house (60 miles west) two days previous. Local weather said it's supposed to warm up.

Laura

Posted:  1 week ago

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In today's episode of "what makes people look down on truck drivers"

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HAHAHA!!

No MSgt C., I don't think you are better than me...I know you're not!

No, I'm not going to get you a phone number, you don't have the time to call on that driver or any other driver that does something that doesn't please you.

So, as an E7 (retired??), do you think you know more than us? While the company may not think that was a wise move on their driver's part, they will probably just tell him to TRY not to do that again. They would rather he park there than have to scrape him up and any one else off the road.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Companies to choose from

At the top is a white box with the word "Search". Type in Roehl and look through those posts that come up. Do it again for Wilson and check out those posts. They are both good companies and will train you to be a good driver.

However, don't restrict yourself to just those two companies, use our "One and Done app. It sends out to many companies, which is what you want to do because there's always the possibility of something in your background that may preclude you from being hired by either of the two that you would like to go to.

Company School App

Laura

Posted:  1 week ago

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Inspectors on the road for International Roadcheck this week

Weigh Stations were closed on:

US 2 Nebraska City, NE,

I-29 SB MO, two EB on I-70 in MO,

I-64 (EB) and I-57 (SB) in IL and

I-24 EB in KY.

So much for being inspected and getting paid for it.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Good bye Pepsi

Banks, I'm truly sorry to hear that! I agree with walking away... I won't wear one mask much less two!! However, it does not surprise me.

I think it was a Pepsi place down in Hot Springs AR, but it could have been Coke, that refused to unload me and load me the next day if I didn't have a mask. Another driver gave me one of those blue ones. It didn't matter that I have a medical exemption. Next time I had an issue was with Nestle Pure Life water. That was in Denver and I just pulled my shirt up over my nose. He said he couldn't hear me. Too bad! What gets me is that these people are wearing masks and they are behind glass and yet we have to put on a mask. I will keep you in my prayers that you find job that you are happy with I don't have these kinds of issues.

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Eye Candy

Little America WY

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Laura

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Tractor washing at home - tips?

Quite a few companies have accounts with Blue Beacon and some limit company paid washes to once or twice a month. Some companies have a wash bay at their yards that you can use.

After taking 5 hrs to wash out my trailer after a nursery load, I won't clean the company's truck/trailer on my time/my dime. Have your son experiment with different things to see what works.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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My 20 is....whats yours?

Appointment in Jerome ID to pick up cheese load going to Greensboro NC was set for 0920. Typical of this company, I'm still sitting and it's 1050. Heard from my weatherman ;-) and WY (plus CO) is supposed to get snow starting this afternoon 😝

Laura

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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School starting

Where'd your NAME go, H'man ?!?!?

~ Anne ~

That's what I was wondering....I don't see it either. Tapping on the icon picture didn't show who it is.

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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A big thank you to everyone who has helped me out along my journey

Lol I'm not anywhere mechanically inclined enough for that kinda gig

Well Kiddo, I'm at a loss...what do you think you are inclined and capable of doing? How old are you? I thought you were almost 30, so that wouldn't affect companies insurance rates...but you do look awful young in your picture :-) That doesn't mean anything either...I have people thinking I'm in my fifties and I will be turning 70 in July!

I hope you do get things figured out and can learn a trade so that you can be a contributing member of society, which is good for mind, body and soul.

Take care!

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Driving in foggy weather

For fog or blizzards:

Do NOT use brights. If you have fog lights, use them.

If you can see only 3-4 lineator strips/posts, slow down. If you see less, park it....but NOT in the emergency lane. That's a good spot to get hit.

Put right side tires on solid white line if you have lane avoidance or on rumble strips...it'll keep you on the road.

That's all I can think of right now...long and early day, I'm hitting the bunk.

Laura

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Deciding

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Dallas, Texas Interstate system interchange "flyover".

Never heard them called that. I call them spaghetti roads.

Laura

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