Profile For BugSmasherOne (Paul K.)

BugSmasherOne (Paul K.)'s Info

  • Location:
    South, LA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 5 months ago

BugSmasherOne (Paul K.)'s Bio

57 year old beginner in trucking.

Completed Knight Transportation CDL training program Oct. 21, 2013.

Completed Knight Transportation Squire OTR training Nov. 7, 2013.

Completed Knight Transportation Squire 30,000 solo miles Jan. 24, 2014.

Solo driver Knight Transportation, Dry Van. OTR.

Solo driver Knight Transportation, Flatbed. OTR, Dedicated account.

Solo driver, Flatbed OTR, Long Haul Trucking.

Solo driver, Product Specialist, Warnert Racing.

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Working with a company that is a long way from home????

I live in Louisiana and work for a company in Minnesota that leases the tractor trailer to another company in Minnesota. The biggest factor is if they have freight available that can get you home when you request it, and back on the road, with a minimum of empty or out of route miles.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Can I take a Harley with me?

It all depends on which truck I'm driving. When I am driving this one...

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I can bring mine if there is an open slot. Most of the time full of demos though.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Worst Day Ever

Sorry to read about your experience and glad that you are ok.

CSA points from inspections can be challenged through the FMCSA's DataQ system. That information can be found at the FMCSA'S DataQs website.

Another great source for inspection and DataQ challenge information is Gobbell Transportation Safety. Rick is on the Dave Nemo radio show frequently and will review and answer questions about inspections and filing DataQ challenges. I think he also does the filing, for a fee of course.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Possibly fulfilling one of my dreams this summer!

Hi Linden-

Enjoy the trip and the Jamboree. Walcott Iowa 80 Truckstop is quite the place to see. The parking lot is huge and there will be plenty of trucks to see. Don't miss the museum, a lot of information and older trucks to see.

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I have been there numerous times and would like to see the Jamboree. I don't know yet if I will make it this year. It is a little early to make load plans now. Like most drivers, I will be talking with the load planners/dispatchers letting them know where I would like to go and when. Then we need to find a load that meets a couple of criteria: 1, the planned route goes close enough that it won't be too far out of route that it cost me to much, and 2, there is enough time to allow me to stop without being late for delivery.

Again, enjoy the trip as well as the Jamboree. I am sure you will meet more than one trucker that will talk your ear off.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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I love lunch breaks... what are you having or had for your lunch? Any pics?

Heading home for a week and definitely will enjoy a good Cajun lunch.

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Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Hoot's, McGehee AR

I'm heading for the barn also. Deliver in Tyler, TX Monday morning, then taking a week off after 8 weeks out.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Hoot's, McGehee AR

You finally get out of Florida and it's straight to Hoot's

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Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Hey Rainy

Hey... I finally get a thread all about me and youz guyz hijack it over FOOD!!! Thanks. I luv yaz too.

My check.engine and solid engines came on. Gave me codes of "emissions derate 25%" then it drove like crap. So get that stuff checked out.

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Knew you had been at Prime SLC, (not knowing if it is close to the J) and hoping you knew of anyplace in that area that was safe to eat at.

Good luck on getting your code gremlins worked out.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Hey Rainy

Well, thanks to my good friend "Bug Smasher One," this whole thread has taken an unusual turn, but for the Pho fans out there, the finest bowl of of Pho I've ever eaten came from a place called "The Rusty Pelican" just outside of Gulfport, Mississippi.

If you can't hijack a good thread, where's the fun.

The Mexican restaurant near the J had closed and couldn't see much on google maps, so I was hoping someone familiar with the area knew of anything. Turned into another cook in the truck night. Have had enough of Denny's and J pizza.

Good Mexican food at the Flying J/Eagle Landing in Beaver, UT.

To re-hijack the thread, OS, boss bought another conastoga trailer and is planning on buying another truck when we can find a good driver. smile.gif

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Hey Rainy

Just shut down at Flying J in Salt Lake City for the night. Anybody familiar with the area know any decent places for food nearby?

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