Profile For Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog's Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

Christian conservative, love my girls, college football, opening a new chapter.

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Got my experience OTR...love my new job

Congratulations! Sounds wonderful, sir! Are you transporting several containers a day, making multiple trips? Or is it one long haul and back? Do you get paid hourly?

I do whatever they need. One day was a run to St. Louis, usually stay within a 75 mile radius...also run chassis between rail yards. Paid hourly so if I'm sitting waiting to get unloaded/loaded I don't care. Only drawback is you miss a bunk sitting for hours.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Got my experience OTR...love my new job

Got my CDL kind of late in life. Loved my first company, my trainer...mid sized company. Made good money...more importantly got the experience. 3 plus years before the girlfriend let me know this wasn't working for her. I totally get that. One application and the offers flooded in. Found my ideal fit in Kansas City. Doing Intermodel...just love it. Home nightly, weekends off. If I want to make more...I'll work Saturdays. And backing into tight spots is easier in a day cab.rofl-3.gif Really feel blessed with this new job. Newbies, get the experience...stay safe and the opportunities will be there for you.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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HO Wolding will be Bison USA

Hanging in there. You?

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109??? Dang...how are you doing Grumpy???

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Going to address that in a new post right now.smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Check That Fifth Wheel!

Happened to me my first year...at our terminal. I was freaking out, a seasoned driver saw what happened. Thank God it was still on the rails. Helped me crank it up...this was at like at midnight. A lesson learned. Don't be in a hurry, don't take short cuts. Bad things happen when you're in a hurry.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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America The Beautiful

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This was crazy today. Ottawa Kansas at sunset...1/2 a rainbow. It was clear above the low clouds. Looked both sides to see if I could find the rainbow arc...that was a first.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Met my 1st "Karen" today @ gas station

Can't remember the name of the town...but a restaurant Northeast of Amarillo about 45 minutes, had a sign that said, "No Karen's allowed." I wanted to stop so bad, but time was tight.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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HO Wolding will be Bison USA

109??? Dang...how are you doing Grumpy???

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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After 3 months, I’m quitting

Backing is the hardest part of this job. Been driving 3 years...took awhile figuring it out. Get out and GOAL. Part of the job...really going to hang it up over this? To me, team driving would make me quit before backing....I need my space. You can do this....easiest backing screws me up. Give me a challenge and I nail it. Last 2 deliveries were insane...East Coast, old outdated facilities. Nailed it both times. Watch your wagon.

Posted:  2 months ago

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The Sad Loss Of Our Friend "Rickipedia" Rick Stern

RIP...so sad....way too young.

Posted:  2 months ago

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LoL profile update.

I waited 2+ years to upgrade...so much to learn...I'm still learning.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Mom died tonight

So sorry...prayers for your healing.πŸ™β€πŸ™

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Backing Needs So Much Improvement

Three years in and I still have my days. It took me a good 18 months before I got comfortable backing. Seems the harder a spot is, the better I do. Delivering right now to a old place in Pennsylvania where you have to do a 90 to get in. Not one pull up...I amazed myself, but last night at the truck stop, at least 4 pull ups doing a 45 into an easy spot....go figure?smileys

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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The Necessity of Parallel Parking

Better know how to parallel park if you want to park in some rest areas. Take it slow and don't over correct. Parallel wasn't part of my CDL test....took a couple of years to get it....sometimes I still struggle.

Posted:  5 months ago

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CFI says thank you.

Got this from my company last week when I got the load from hell. Everything had to go perfect. The shipper waited for me (Americold Cherokee Iowa...they were incredible) had me loaded in 15 minutes...not kidding. Had to wait a few minutes to get my 8 hrs back. Got to the reciever 30 minutes early the next morning....45 minutes later I was empty...

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Posted:  5 months ago

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CFI says thank you.

Now go onto YouTube and look up Paul Harvey's, "The Farmer" speech from 50 years ago.

Not very original CFI...

My first thought....I miss dignified men like Paul Harvey

Posted:  5 months ago

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Brakes just caught on fire and burned trailer.

Can't imagine a company putting an inexperienced drive in that situation?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Anyone know anything about Butler Transportation?

I've been driving for Butler almost 3 years. Even when I was new, it surprised me how everyone knew my name. Good and bad with most every company, but I make good money, am treated well, I'd say my time with them has been a positive experience. If you are taking hometime for an event, make it a day earlier so they get you home. Not always the company's fault..so always give yourself enough time.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Wrapped it up

Good luck and God Bless. Thank you for your contributions πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸš›

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Second attempt

Congratulations Ryne, now the real learning starts. Hopefully you get a good trainer.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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PA Turnpike Closure

Talking to some drivers in PA yesterday...100 mile detour. So many of the roads around there, trucks aren't allowed. Got out of there.

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