Profile For Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog's Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 11 months ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

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

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Posted:  1 week ago

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I-80 in Wyoming, rolling shutdowns

They opened it up around 14:30 yesterday. It was hammer down both directions. I'm governed at 67 so I stayed in the right lane.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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I-80 in Wyoming, rolling shutdowns

Been sitting since 11:00 am yesterday. New update just said another 14-16 hours. But I was checking National weather service site and they said it could be dangerous winds until tomorrow night. I'm headed Eastbound sitting in a rest area. At least I've got food and water.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Pairing the Sleeper Berth

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Hmmm. We have that too No one ever did explain what it was for. So I looked it up, what I fou d basicly said it was for Drivers in Canada??

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Never heard it was for Canada. Prime did a video about it explaining but they made it sound like only a 2/3 would pause the 14. Not true. I have taken longer in off duty and paused the 14 as well.

Compliance lady told me about it a month ago. Comes in handy

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

All that snow is sounding REAL nice after looking at our extended forecast. Sunday is looking like a high of ZERO and a low of NEGATIVE 18!

Going to Des moines this weekend to see my daughters and watch the Chiefs...guess no bbq?confused.gif wtf.gif smile.gif rofl-2.gif

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

Setting at the terminal in Kansas City getting my truck fixed. Couple of days ago I have a warning come on saying adaptive cruise fault failure. Next thing I knew traction control light came on, ABS light came on. I tried cycling the key to reset the computer but that didn't work. Stopped a the kenworth dealer to see if they can clear the codes. He told me that's not going to work once that warning comes on things start shutting down. But he couldn't get me in for 5 days. I dropped my load with another driver and headed for The terminal. Been here for 8 hours waiting on sensor's to be replaced. Then I'm off to Rochelle Illinois a meat load.

My truck is a 2019 KW have 335,000 miles on it and have had alot of electronic issues, transmission 3 times, now this...

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Where are they now?

This is my 3rd Winter driving and by far the worst. I swear every load I get I had a storm. I pop on here To read the new posts, And to be honest I'm so exhausted I just crash in the bunk. Always afraid I'm gonna be giving advice and then being famous the next day?good-luck-2.gif smile.gif

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Where are they now?

How about Junkyard Dog?

He's lurking.....confused.gif confused.%20

Posted:  2 months ago

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Seriously am i wrong for shutting down

I had to shut it down in Minnesota on Wednesday during the blizzard. White out conditions and very high winds. Dispatcher didn't have a problem with it, And just told me to let him know when I felt it was safe to drive again. The only problem receiver was closed Christmas Eve christmas and the weekend so I have to wait till Sunday night to deliver. Brutal...

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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I 40 NM & TX still a mess!

Haven't been on here in a while. But that storm was a hot mess. From Oklahoma City to Amarillo. No power. Thank God I fueled before I got to OKC. Stopped 4 times just to get something to drink. Power was out everywhere. So it was water I had in the truck. Always have food and drink with you. Seriously, I was headed West, 20 miles West of Amarillo I saw a backup of thousands of trucks...NEVER have I seen a sight like that. And I drive I-80 in Wyoming a lot.

Posted:  10 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:  10 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:  10 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:  10 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:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

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

Posted:  11 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:  11 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:  11 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:  11 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:  11 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.

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