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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Don't forget your landing gear


Least it wasnt Hazmat. xD

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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A Summary of My 1st Year in Trucking And Why I Returned - article by MillionMiler24

My first year summary over the road:



Good write up.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Schneider trucks cooking/food storing help!!!

I run a dorm fridge that starts at 700 watts and runs 180 watts continuously. I have a 1500 watt inverter in my truck and thats what I use. Its strapped to my top bunk.

Also keep a microwave in as well.

You might need to run on an ice cooler at first and use canned fruits.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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May Trucking Company pay options: CPM (0.35 for me as a rookie) vs. $105 daily minimum with 90 day extra pay based on miles.

They are going to run your ass off. It's in their best interest to run your ass off because they want that truck to make money.

Take the CPM and run your ass off. ;)

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Can anyone confirm or deny this? 12’ 7” & 12’ 9” clearances on I-95 near I-87 (Bronx)

Yeah, on I-95 in NYC, a 13'6" will pass through.

In the northeast, they measure at the shoulder, not the actual road.

First time doing that I went "Oh ****" until I saw a truck do it right in front of me.

The Chesapeake Bay Tunnel though, I have to be loaded with 20k to not trigger the overheight sensor, lol

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Your Favorite Truck Stop

There is a Walmart in Fernley, NV that has truck parking on I-80. Casino and buffet within walking distance.

Anytime I'm nearby, I always stop on Iowa 80. Its just straight awesome.

Penn 80 is good, one of the few locations that still have a Flying J Resturant.

The Big Texan in Amarillo is a steak place with truck parking in the back.

Sky City in Acoma, NM is a great, large truckstop with amenities with a casino/hotel attached.

Theres a few more, but some of those are secret places you won't find in a truckstop atlas or Trucker Path. ;)

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Music For The Road

As it states. Great feeling starting your day, jamming to some tunes.

List five, plus one thats truck related.

1.) The Chase - Georgio Moroder 2.) Sober - Tool 3.) Ghost Wave - The Verbtones 4.) Dreams - Molly Hatchet 5.) Shout At The Devil - Motley Crue

Trucker Song: Truck Drivin' Man - Lynard Skynard

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Heaviest Weight You've Hauled?

79990. Tandems near the way back. 3/8 tractor fuel, 1/2 reefer tank.

Meat load, unsurprisingly.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Before this?

I was a meter reader for a water utility company for 3 months, and was fired because the guy who left wanted his job back.

Before that I was a range officer for a shooting range. Was very good. Best pistol shot out of all the officers. So much so, I was starting to draw smiley faces on sillouettes and splitting playing cards with a 1911. I'd even offer my time for free to help local law enforcement become better shooters.

They wanted me to stay as a range pro, but I heard from a friend how great an oppurtunity working in utilities was; so I left.

Before that I was a pawn broker for seven years; hated it.

Before that I was a paramedic working in Miami for three years.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Retiring Teacher - Is a trucking career for me?

Well, since you have 33 years experience in dealing with whiny, sniveling, immature kids; that automatically gives you a leg up when you pull into a truck stop and step into a drivers lounge. ;)

Is it worth it?

I'd say yes, if you're strong enough.

Good luck in your endeavors Sir, whatever you choose. :)

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