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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Where to get a Mini refrigerator?

Why do you put your soy sauce in the freezer?

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tesla to Unveil Electric Tractor Trailer

The VR headsets from the 80s were terrible. I mean, here is a $79,000 VR system released in 1991. Virtuality

The VR was simply so bad it turned people off the whole thing, which was fine because the technology wasn't there in the first place. I've heard a lot of conspiracy theories about electrical vehicles. I'm sure they existed, and I'm sure they worked, but I doubt they were good enough, and once it stopped being trendy, people went with what was more convenient/cheaper.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Why I quit Prime's TNT Program

I think Lil Stevie was being honest about himself. I was going to defend his decision to not spend time with a stinky trainer forever against the silly idea that it's giving up - instead of simply sidestepping a very unpleasant and worthless endeavor, all to possibly prove something to to some simple minded exploitative employers, but I see it's well beyond that now.

The fact he was going to quit from boredom was clear early on in his posts if he was being honest.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Trucker and not getting Paid by my employer

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tesla to Unveil Electric Tractor Trailer

I was out chopping wood, and realized that people around here totally wouldn't interpret the things I said in here in the same way they were meant. When I said, "I don't see how it could be done." I meant with Albany Mike's criteria of comparable performance and price range, and with current technology. Further, I was thinking of an actual electric truck, and not a hybrid.

I'm sure whatever Tesla has cooked up is promising, and I'm sure it'll help pave the way to more pragmatic solutions. I have great respect for Elon Musk... I just wish he was better at talking. (Guy sounds like a rambling idiot.)

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tesla to Unveil Electric Tractor Trailer

Well, the Nikola One truck uses hydrogen fuel cells. To run a generator to charge batteries/power a motor is much less efficient than just burning the fuel to power the truck in the first place. I'm guessing they make up for this fact with regenerative braking, if what you're saying is true.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tesla to Unveil Electric Tractor Trailer

Brett,

Where are you getting the details on Tesla's truck? I've not found them yet.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tesla to Unveil Electric Tractor Trailer

ChosenOne,

I was curious so I looked it up. Diesel has gravimetric energy density of 13,333 wh/kg whereas lithium ion batteries found in the tesla are in the range of 100-243wh/kg.

Which means it's ~54.87x heavier to store the same amount of energy on a truck in a battery. So 200 gallons of diesel weighs 1236.6lbs, and that amount of energy stored in batteries would weigh 67,852lbs best case. LOL

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tesla to Unveil Electric Tractor Trailer

I haven't looked into it any, but I don't see how it could be done. The energy density in batteries is so much lower than that of gasoline, you wouldn't be able to haul as much cargo and stay in legal weight limits.

Elon Musk is an awesome guy, though. We hear so much about worthless exploitative CEOs like Steve Jobs, and not enough about people that are actually changing the world in big ways, and for the better.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Watch: The World's Smallest V12 Engine

I went into this getting ready to roll my eyes over some silly truck driver getting excited over something unimpressive, but that actually is impressive. That guy has amazing skills. I can't fathom how he did the camshaft to get the timing right. I wonder why he uses flat head screws? Also, I wonder how much HP it has.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Which companies have driver facing cameras?

Daniel,

Your hard work feeds your family and pays your bills. Rest assured, your hard work is also pulling a lot of nearly dead weight upper management along too.

Presumably Douglas intends for himself and others to find a company with a little more respect towards their drivers.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Podcast #13: Three Problems Rookie Drivers Struggle To Overcome

Brett,

I had a feeling you might delete what I said so I pasted it to notepad, but I guess I won't get into it with you and paste it again since it wasn't mainly meant for you, and you read it. :P You're the leader around here. I just wish you'd be a bit more condemning of things that are wrong with the industry. You're plenty smart enough to see them, and as you have seen, I don't compliment often. It doesn't serve the drivers to be entirely accepting; It just makes them enablers. The fact the industry is trying to cherry pick the most capable sycophants doesn't mean it's something to aspire to being.

And no, I haven't figured out what I'm doing with trucking next yet. I have a few irons in the fire, and I'm in no rush to work for just any company.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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What amenities do OTR trucks with large carriers have?

Errol,

I knew you were making a joke, but I wasn't sure if the cage was some sort of attempt at a legal work around. Like, why do they have booze in a cage? Also, it was my understanding that it is legal to drink during your 8+ hours off duty so long as there is no alcohol in your body when you start driving?

I like to drink in moderation to chill after a hard day's work.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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What amenities do OTR trucks with large carriers have?

Keeping alcohol in a cage like that isn't legal, right?

Also, what happens if you get a fridge installed, and the company decides to put you in a different truck or such? Do they take the fridge out and put it in the new truck, or are you just SOL? I'm a little bit surprised they don't just put a small fridge in every truck to start with.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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SwiftTrans and Knight Transportation To Merge

That's disappointing. Here is a link to an article you don't have to subscribe to read on CNBC.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Interested in joining prime

The woman that turned me down from Prime was entirely uninterested perfectly valid reasons for having gaps in work history. She sort of had an internal dialogue of her own that proved she hadn't actually even looked at most of my application. Combined with her terrible grammar and spelling, I realized I hadn't a chance in changing her internal dialogue because she was one of the dimmer stars in the sky.

One big gap in my work history actually was from my mom having cancer, but I didn't even explain that one. Screw sharing such personal stuff with strangers to convince them you're cut out to be their peon. It's simply insulting to notarize such things... like really? I can't believe how far hard working people will stoop to prove themselves to strangers.

I considered appealing to someone over her head. Does that ever work in this industry?

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Starting a truck career with anxiety?

Seppo,

I didn't even imply that everyone that has anxiety issues suffers from panic attacks. I was just throwing out an example of something that can be a symptom to GAD that makes deciding to become a truck driver a very bad idea. Only Thentair knows if that hits him or it doesn't, and I'm not even pretending it does. It's not just up to medical professionals to make the decision on a case by case basis. Have you ever noticed how going to a different doctor always results in a different diagnosis, with vastly different ideas about treatment? It's also up to Thentair, and he has to be introspective and honest to himself. Because he most certainly will find a doctor that will gladly say it's ok, whether it's true or it isn't.

My current doctor is terrible, and even if he disagrees with me, he'll still give me an rx, while telling me he thinks it's a bad idea. I don't care what he thinks. I only made him my doctor because he was the only doctor that was easy to visit in my area. I could share some hilarious stories about how bad he is, but that's getting a bit too sidetracked. I used to have a doctor I respected, but I lost them when I moved, and I'll get a better doctor when I get better insurance. Anyway, my point is that such a doctor will say pretty much whatever you want them to, and they generally won't understand trucking any better than the average truck driver understands medicine. My doctor was actually disappointed I was becoming a truck driver because they felt it was below me - jokes on them, I failed at the dmv thus far. :)

Patrick,

Nothing about me has changed. My motivation for posting originally was from being provoked by a certain topic I still hold the same convictions over. Infact, the last time I touched the topic, I managed to be even more insulting than usual... to the point I actually felt kind of bad afterwards, and I don't look at the thread anymore because I don't want to say anything worse for now.

It's just that now that I'm paying attention to the forum, you're seeing aspects of me that are a little less at odds with the majority. Part of me likes you, and another part of me is more repulsed by you than you can ever imagine, and probably not for reasons you would ever guess. I have to avoid articulating these details since you remain civil with me. :P

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Starting a truck career with anxiety?

Have you tried hypnosis/meditation? https://www.liberationinmind.com/anxiety/

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Starting a truck career with anxiety?

Back two years ago, I was on drugs for depression and anxiety. I had my doctor write a note that said I was safe to drive, and the possible drowsy side effects from the drugs I was taking didn't apply to me. I also called around asking recruiters if it mattered, and they didn't seem to think it did. A note from your doctor that oks you driving on the drugs is pretty important, I believe.

Thing is, if you have a lot of anxiety issues, learning to drive a truck is going to overwhelm you unless you have some sort of uncanny natural ability. If you're prone to panic attacks or anything like that, it's just a terrible idea to be driving such a deadly vehicle around. My anxiety is more of a social nature, but I still got so tense being thrown around in a truck with other new drivers, I couldn't even turn my head for a while.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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No Second Amendment for truckers?

So I'm curious. What is the most deadly weapon that is generally tolerated? A knife?

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