Profile For Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog's Info

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    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 5 months ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

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

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Posted:  5 hours, 20 minutes ago

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CDL School - Backing Troubles

Take your time. Pay attention to which way the rear end of the trailer is going. So much of this is experience. I know that doesn't help right now. But if you have time to play around with the steering wheel to see how the trailer reacts. You don't have to crank the wheel go slow and turn the steering wheel slowly and pay attention to what is happening. I have watched several old timers and it just seemed like it was taking them forever but guess what they never had to do a pull-up. Then I watch these Cowboys try to do it in 10 seconds. And of course they do it but it doesn't matter as long as you get it the hole. Keep working on it brother good luck.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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The Corn Is As High As An Elephant's Eye...

This driver sucks... But then so do the Raiders. The Raiders screw over their fans by moving to Las Vegas. This driver screws over his dispatcher by watching a pathetic team. I'm more of a college football fan. A die-hard Iowa Hawkeye fan. So how did I get around not missing my team's games? Sirius Radio. Hulu TV I don't have satellite I'm not going to pay for it. And I can still drive and cuss and cheer. College teams only play 12 games. My Hawkeyes win more games then the Raiders who play 16

Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Interesting Statistic on Schneider Applicant Acceptance Rate

I played football in college and I was never as nervous as I was when I was testing... I failed backing the first day, and I have to tell you I was never so nervous the next day. But I had a guy in my class that took a toy truck and it all of a sudden clicked. Good luck to you mark you can do this buddygood-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gifundefined

Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Never Forget - 9/11

To pack rat and all that have served our country thank you.

Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Never Forget - 9/11

I remember waking up that day turning on TV and the first plane already hit the first Tower. The commentators didn't know what to think neither did I what a tragic accident. Then the second plane hit the other Tower and we all knew we were being attacked. I'll never forget pictures of that day of firefighters walking up the stairs you could see the look on their face that they knew they weren't going to come back down alive. And the videos of the people jumping off the buildings instead of burning to death... Absolutely horrifying. The one video I will never forget is a woman jumped off the building wearing a dress and with her last bit of dignity she held her dress down so it didn't fly over her head. I'm not ashamed to say watching those videos today I cried like I did 18 years ago.

Posted:  5 days, 14 hours ago

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Tyson - Rochelle Illinois

JYD reveals the truth...

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Carl's Junior at the loves... I eat off the rollers instead of going there.

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OMG...the dreaded "wheels of death". shocked.png

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Wheels of death..... I love it got to remember that one.

Posted:  6 days, 4 hours ago

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Tyson - Rochelle Illinois

I actually like Rochelle. Never had a problem finding a place to park. Not a huge selection on what to eat. The petrol is really hit and miss when it comes to food. Sometimes it's really good other times even the salad bar is pathetic. Carl's Junior at the loves... I eat off the rollers instead of going there. The Blue Beacon as a dedicated washout Bay. They have everything I need within a few miles.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Tyson - Rochelle Illinois

I should mention the yard jockeys are really nice there. One time there was no way even crawling under the trailer I could crank the dollies. Went and found one of the guys and they came out pulled the trailer out for me

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Tyson - Rochelle Illinois

Rob, I deliver there about once a month. And I'm a lot bigger than you brother... about half the time I'm there at night. Which makes it even more fun...

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Hurricane

I swear I'm not making fun of you but for the Lord sakes bad weather seems to follow you. I've been caught in ice and snow storms and occasionally strong winds. But I'm going to start checking your location before I start out everyday. Please do me a favor Donna and update on the GPS tracker. I will drive a wide swath around you. Seriously God bless and stay safe.shocked.pngrofl-3.gifsmile.gif

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Information About CR England

It's Todd again.

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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My tightest backing yet

Forgot to mention the last picture I posted was the way into the facility. When I first got there there was a cab on a trailer and you couldn't get through until they were done unloading. One reason I felt good about this was two of the warehouse drivers in day cabs did more pull-ups than I didsmile.gif

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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My tightest backing yet

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And yes packrat it was a challenge and it did spice my day up...wtf.gifwtf-2.gifsmile.gif

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Hard Brake!

I saw this at I-29 and Highway 2 Tama Iowa Nebraska border this spring when the roads were washed out. I drove it during the daytime so it didn't surprise me like what happened to you.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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My tightest backing yet

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Delivered in Denver today what a crappie place to deliver. Getting in was bad enough. I did the Google Earth last night I thought I this isn't bad. But it's a lot tighter than it looks. If you had a truck to your left you couldn't get out until that truck left there just wasn't room to turn. I knew trucks were unloaded and I was wondering why they didn't leave now I know. And the entrance to this had two other companies before you got to this and if they had 53-foot trailers you had to wait until they left to even get into the lot. But I did it. Put my tandems as far up as I could only had to do two goals and 5 pull ups. Even on my directions code from dispatch it said very tight backing.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Insurance charges for resignation

Talk to a lawyer.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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How old were you when you started driving truck?

Started driving at 64, 12 years later still going.

I was 59 when I started. Just finished my rookie year last month

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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So much for trucks yielding

I'm on I-70 in Kansas on the shoulder. I was driving and the truck started slowing down checked the tires and the brakes on the left side of the trailer were smoking. They weren't locked up. Got pulled over and been sitting 3 hours waiting for service. Blows my mind, I understand it when cars won't let the trucks get in the left lane but I've had dozens of trucks just blow by me in the right lane. What the hell is wrong with these people?

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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This was about 10 days ago outside Cheyenne Wyoming at the TA. I was just getting ready to pull out when I heard this klunk right next to me. Somebody had pulled the England drivers Kingpin. He was able to stop and keep the trailer on the frame rails. I asked him if he made anyone mad? He obviously didn't take the time during the pre-trip to check this.

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JYK9, great lesson here. Always check your release handle. Even if you stop at a truck stop for a break, ALWAYS give your release handle a look see. What does it take? Like 10 seconds. One of my instructors told me it happened to him three times when he was on the road. Each time he caught it because he checked each time he was away from his truck and every time he got done with his sleep break and did his pre-trip. There are a crazies out there who like to pull that not-so-harmless prank.

Seriously what kind of a jackass would do that to another driver? And this is not a not so harmless prank. Talking to the England driver it made me think this was just some jackass that had it out for the company. Still, the driver should have done a proper pre-trip. What I think of the driver that did this to him? I'll keep it to myself.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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This was about 10 days ago outside Cheyenne Wyoming at the TA. I was just getting ready to pull out when I heard this klunk right next to me. Somebody had pulled the England drivers Kingpin. He was able to stop and keep the trailer on the frame rails. I asked him if he made anyone mad? He obviously didn't take the time during the pre-trip to check this.

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