Profile For Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog's Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 12 months ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

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

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Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

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

Posted:  1 week, 1 day 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:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Jeremy... how are you?

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

Posted:  1 week, 5 days 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:  2 weeks, 2 days 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 weeks, 1 day 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month, 1 week ago

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

Btw, are you back to using Rainy???

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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

Another great article.

Posted:  1 month, 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:  1 month, 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:  1 month, 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:  1 month, 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:  1 month, 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....

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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The Highest Form Of Flattery

I'm also on another message board and those people all are clamoring to be owner operators. Other than that I like the board. But I just refrain from commenting on those posts. I've met young drivers on the road that are owner operators and the equipment they drive are really just a piece of crap...2007 trucks... Just as an example. I freak out if I have a breakdown... It's costing me money. But just look at what it's costing them and when you drive a piece of equipment that old you're going to be down a lot more than I am. I drive a 2019 Kenworth and I've had no problems with it so far except for a tire. It's trailers that I have problems with... And that's only been twice. Can't imagine the angst these young owner-operators deal with? They got Hoodwinked

Posted:  3 months ago

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High Winds; Good Judgment

I think the thing that the veteran drivers understand that the rookies don't is if it's dangerous get off the Road. I remember last year driving through Wyoming and they have the digital signs telling you what the wind speeds are. I was so afraid of being called-out for not doing my job. I still remember almost an anxiety attack because my trailer was rocking and swaying so bad. I pulled into the Petro Truck Stop in Laramie. Literally shaking. Went to eat at the driver counter. And was listening to so-called old timers laughing about the newbies that couldn't handle wind. Talk about going to your truck after that and questioning yourself? I've seen enough videos that I don't care what these people think of me I want to be able to get home to my daughters. These are the same guys going down the mountain blowing past me driving tankers. Everything I was taught in CDL School went against what I am seeing and hearing. I'm going to do what I think needs to keep me safe. I've been doing this for a little more than a year and a half and I know I have so much more to learn. I don't want to end up like one of these trucks in the ditch or the median that I see every week. Every time I see a truck wreck it literally makes me sick to my stomach wondering what they did wrong?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Diabetes Update!

Congratulations Marc... I'm really struggling right now with weight loss. I have three or four good days and then when a stressful day hits I medicate with food. I have a lot of things on the peripheral going on besides driving. Really proud of your persistence. I've got to find the determination. My blood pressure is still in the acceptable range but I need to lose weight. The good thing is I have cut the sugar out. I don't even drink diet drinks anymore. It's unsweetened tea and straight coffee instead of the diet dew

Posted:  3 months ago

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Goofball Passed Away Today...Trucking with Pets

So sorry to hear about this. I guess the blessing is you were there. When they put down my dog last year I was on the road. I knew it was going to happen and I didn't want her to suffer. One of the crappiest days of my life last year it was almost like she was on death row... my daughters kept me abreast of what was going on. Not afraid to admit I cried all day

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