Profile For Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog's Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 2 months ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

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

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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You know you are in the sticks when...

You know you're in the sticks when your phone and PeopleNet lose all signal.

I was at a chicken processing plant in lumber bridge North Carolina. By the time I got loaded I asked the security guard as a left, I'm out of time is there anywhere I can go? And he told me about a place a 1/2 mile down the road. He said lock your doors and don't go into the convenience store... I asked him why? He said nothing but meth heads and hookers... I hadn't even parked yet and 2 girls were coming up to my truck they were probly in their twenties but they look like they were 50 years old. On top of that no phone or Internet service. I started thinking about personal protection after that trip

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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HOMELESS TRUCKERS?

My CDL is addressed to family... i take home time all over the country. put my stuff in storage.

That's what I've been doing since September... What I am worried about is if I do get sick where do I go?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Truckers report in on their treatment during these COVID-19 times

Fill out a questionnaire in every place I go, Temperature scanned, And most places I don't need sign the paperwork... They do it for me or leave a paperwork in the back of the trailer with the seal. Biggest thing I worry about is taking a shower. Fans are blowing its Humid in there... So I take them When I can do it very early in the morning... I'm usually customer number 1 or 2. I want to pick up a can of lysol spray so I can spray the shower air when I walk in just haven't been able to find it the places I go.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Not sure what the next step is

Things are just nuts right now. My dispatchers are going nuts with load planning right now. Loads are booking, then cancelling or pushing out daily from what they are telling me. She asked me to please be patient for the time being.

Same thing's happening to me. In the last 3 weeks I've had 3 loads canceled 2 of which I was on my way. Still getting miles until this week. Had a good run to start the week but now I have a 300 mile run not due to deliver for 2 days. That's the ones that drive you crazy. Called about getting in early and my dispatcher apologized saying you have to deliver at the time stated. So gonna take a 34 that I didn't have to.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Posted:  3 months ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

Sammy Hagar..." I can't drive 55."

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Proof that hard work pays off BIG TIME.

You have overcome so much... You really are an inspiration brother.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Jeremy... how are you?

Awesome Jeremy... So happy you are beating This... Get fully recovered though...

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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4 scale tickets in first year solo. Excessive?

Haven't got one in over 20 months driving. Twice I've gone back to the shipper to get reloaded....didn't like it but I thought better than worrying about getting a ticket. Were you taught how to scale a load?

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Reached my first milestone. 1 year safe driving

Congratulations brother....great job. Hope we cross paths again....coffee on me this time.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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A little update

Turn your CB Down when you start hearing that crap.... If they were real drivers they would help you instead of Bash you. When I see a driver having difficulties I get out and help them. And guess what? They're not always newby's. Sometimes guys that have been driving for several years have those days and appreciate the help.. This happened to me just 2 days ago. It was at night and really tight parking. I saw the guy pull up at least 4 times and got out to help him. When he got in I was walking back to my truck and he thanked me. I said are you a new driver and he said hell no it's just one of those days.

Posted:  4 months ago

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High hooked another trailer today...... Had to do the Crank of Shame

DC wrote:

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Every time I backed under a trailer, i looked at that space between the drives and apron, then as I got close, I got out and looked. Took me 30 seconds to stop and look, and I've caught every high trailer, and low.. (it happens)

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100% Spot-on. Ounce of prevention, worth a pound of cure.

This always happens when you're in a hurry... Lesson number one don't rush... You will screw up.

I high hooked twice at night my 1st month solo...take 15 seconds to check this. Makes things so much easier.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Coronavirus

I believe in being Prepared though I don't consider myself a prepper. I have guns and ammo , a generator, solar panels And ways to make water safe to drink. Also have about 6 months worth of food. That's the thing they're talking about now is that if people do have to stay-at-home for a while make sure you have food.... For at least 2 weeks. You'd be surprised how many people don't have that much on hand. Trust me I would never make it on a TV show.... They wouldn't consider me crazy enough... I'm prepared more for a natural disaster...not the end of times. I'm not going to wait on the government and its inefficiency

Posted:  4 months ago

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New Article By Kearsey - Do Driver Retention And Turnover Rates Matter?

Btw, are you back to using Rainy???

Posted:  4 months ago

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New Article By Kearsey - Do Driver Retention And Turnover Rates Matter?

Another great article.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Big Friday Announcements - New Article from Kearsey, Old School is honored by his company, and 3 new moderators!

By chance did you choose Junkyard dog after the 80s prowrestler? He was one of my favorites...lol

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Nope, I play defensive tackle in college And one of the coaches said during a film session 1 day, that I played like a Junkyard dog..."don't you cross this fence..."

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Well that was weird....

Whenever something Electrical goes weird the shop always tells me to cycle the key 5 times as that well reset the computers. So far it's worked every time .

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Big Friday Announcements - New Article from Kearsey, Old School is honored by his company, and 3 new moderators!

Congrats PJ, PackRat and RobT....and of course Old School.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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You cant makey money saying no

T Samuelson wonders:

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I guess my question is when is an appropriate time to say no?

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I can think of at least four "no" situations.

  • You've already requested home time and a planner wants you to go in the opposite direction and miss out on your time off.
  • You really don't care to be one of your DM's go-to drivers who can help solve problems.
  • You don't mind sitting in truck stops waiting for your DM to find you a trip to your liking. (As if DM had time to cater to your "needs".)
  • You believe "short" trips are a waste of your valuable time.

Only one I agree with is the 1st one... I'm always out for over a Month for when I request home time so I'm gonna get my Home time. I will be over the road for 2 years with the same company in July and I never had a run less than 3:00 miles until the last month. And I've had several that were around 200 miles. I didn't complain And I was rewarded with great runs After thoseā€¦ Sometimes you gotta be a team player. Trust me they notice.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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How dangerous is a Jake Brake in poor road conditions?

Forgot to add the picture. Imagine trying to read that sign while moving. Lol

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Your buttcheeks are cramping...shoulders are screaming at you....what does that sign say???? I'm with you on this Grumpy....

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