Profile For Junkyard Dog

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    IA

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    Experienced Driver

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    2 years, 7 months ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

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

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Posted:  33 minutes ago

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Ramp speed limits, and why they matter

I agree with everyone on here. Speed limits posted on those turns are for 4 wheelers. I'm sure I ****ed a lot of the Cowboys off by going below the speed limit...the ones I really question are the tankers? But then they are often the ones passing me going down the mountain too... it's their life and their license.

Posted:  4 days, 11 hours ago

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Americold Caves

Most of our deliveries to Carthage are drop. But the first time I had to actually deliver in the caves I had to go to the very end and I was a newbie. Scared the hell out of me. But if you use your space and take your time it's not that bad. I took a lot of pictures and it really looks tighter then it actually is... still all your friends think you are something special that you did that... LOL

Posted:  4 days, 11 hours ago

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Damn deers...

Glad you're okay brother. It is the rut season. We got a message on our Qualcomm the other day don't swerve for deer. Still the funniest sign I ever saw was I was crossing into Mississippi and it said bear Crossing next 10 miles. I laughed my butt off I got to thinking there are bears down here? Talking to people from Mississippi yes there are...

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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Day 3 with Veriha went pretty well.

What PJ said... Small turns on the Wheel. And take your time. At first I didn't understand the idea of dropping the 90-degree for the parallel backing. I thought when do you ever use it? But if you're parking on a side street or even some rest areas that's when you use it. Still I think it's a great idea to use the 90 especially in tight backing in situations. Had to do it yesterday first time in several months. And was really proud of myself. I did do about a half a dozen goals to make sure I was set up properly and then to make sure I didn't hit anything.

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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I had a backing incident today.

Don't know if any of you have ever delivered here. I think the name was Denver frozen foods in Denver Pennsylvania. Same kind of a setup. Not meant for a sleeper cab to deliver. It was my first six months driving and it was snowing. Must have taken me a half hour to get in the door. Couldn't see the lines to line up. One of my first of many nightmares.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Bad weather

I've only been to Wisconsin once. And of course we had 12 inches of snow when I was there. Trucks in the ditch everywhere. And of course I was a newbie. Had to go to through Wisconsin to the Twin Cities. I thought these people have their crap together so the receiver will have been cleared off in their lot... Not even close. Worst place I ever delivered.

Posted:  4 days, 23 hours ago

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Look what I brought home today...

Congratulations Grandma. So glad everything worked out for you oh, Mom and the baby. You are blessed.

Posted:  5 days, 13 hours ago

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Sobering Winter Weather

Deadly Ohio I-80 Accidents: [Realities of Trucking]

Thats my video. and yeah i am.still upset.

Great video. One thing I'm going to say is specially for new drivers is it's not worth your life or your license or someone else's life. When you feel uncomfortable get off the road. Last year when I was a newbie I was concerned my dispatcher would be disappointed if I didn't tough it out. Boy was that a dumb idea. As Kearsey said it becomes Carnage out there. And I've seen enough of it. Take it slow until you can get off the road safely.

Posted:  5 days, 13 hours ago

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Sobering Winter Weather

CDL Life is reporting 125 vehicles were involved in multiple pile ups. i swear i saw every one of them.

was scary and very sad. people definitely died.

I was at the Towpath service area on I-80 Eastbound got there late Monday night. I'm doing a delivery right now at Salem Ohio and I knew the storm was coming so I just hung out yesterday. Was showering and doing laundry when a couple drivers came in and said what a mess. They said traffic was backed up for over three and a half hours. I saw an Atlas Van Lines truck still in the ditch behind the guardrail as I was driving this morning. Roads are in good shape. That's why if you just get off the road and let them do their job you can travel safely.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Extreme Makeover

Man that's a hit and run... Good way to lose your license.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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REALLY Heading to Veriah (Spelled Veriha) Sunday for Training Monday. Training Plan Update...

Look forward to following your progress.good-luck.gif

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Great New (possible) Housing Option!

Wish I could find a deal like that. I am currently living out of my truck. On my home time I spend it with my girlfriend who has a townhome. And also Drive 3 hours and get a hotel to see my younger daughter. I'm saving money but I still feel like a homeless dude. Never in my life have I been a situation like this. I want to buy my own house. But I'm wondering if this situation is going to affect this? I have an incredible credit rating and money in the bank

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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HOS Trying to get home

Sorry brother, we've all been there. Especially frustrating when there's something you really need to get home for. Keep your head.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

Just picked up from the ConAgra / Ryder facility in Milton Pennsylvania. On North Industrial Park Road I passed a Veriha yard and thought of you Marc. I'm sure you're going to be here one of these days. Just a heads up the Flying J in Milton is nasty as hell. I've eaten at the restaurant before it was horrible... settled for the subway tonight. Wasn't half bad... at least you can see what they're putting on your sandwich...

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Some Drivers!

The one I run into most often is drivers exiting out of the entrance. No biggie in most places, but in some, it gets pretty tight. Not too long ago, I was trying to get into the TA outside of Snoqualmie, WA, and one of Swift's DIAMOND drivers was trying to exit the entrance and I had to pull in for him to make the turn to get out... well I could only pull in part way because he didn't give me enough room. He finally figured out he would have to pull partly into the road for me to get past his trailer and get my butt end out of the road. Then I had to wait for a Penske truck and a pickup pulling a camper to squeak past me because they were going the wrong way too. If the parking hadn't been full, it wouldn't have been as tight, but still, the drivers should have known better.

As you get more experience and deal with more truck stops you will know which ones to stay away from. Some are just designed very poorly. This is where route planning falls into place. I swear I can't believe I didn't have accidents in some of these places. Especially when I didn't know what the hell I was doing early on. I'm in Pennsylvania right now and there are some truck stops that we fuel at and I just refuse to deal with them. When I start out in the morning I already know where I'm going to fuel and roughly where I'm going to take my 30. There are a lot of places I refuse to do both because of the congestion. It's always better to be overly patient. I could care less with the people behind me think. If you're too aggressive you can cause these tight situations. Most of the drivers appreciate your caution.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Saying goodbye to Prime.

Congrats turtle. You're going with a great company.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

Make it happen Marc. Suck it up when times get hard. Concentrate and have a great attitude. I'm sure you will, you I've had so many obstacles. Prayers are with you brother.good-luck.gifgood-luck-2.gif

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Some Drivers!

I was in Winslow Arizona at the Flying J a few weeks back and a JB Hunt driver pulling an Amazon trailer was parked in the fuel aisle. No hoses in the tanks after 10 minutes I went up and pounded on the door. No answer. I went in and asked the manager to page him to tell him to move. Still nothing and I couldn't back up and go to another pump. After waiting 35 minutes here the jackass comes. With his backpack. He parked in the fuel Island and took a shower... as my mother would say I'm not very proud of you... But I walked up and called that SOB every name in the book. One of the drivers fueling also got into it because he knew what was going on. I told him I have his truck number and called JB Hunt. They were very apologetic but I'm not sure anything happened.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Next Leg of the Journey Begins

Now the real learning is about to begin. Stay safe out there Stevo.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Too many drivers still don't know to "Move Over"

I see it every day. Couple months ago I had a trailer brake chamber fail on me and while waiting to get service on the side of the interstate couldn't believe how many trucks blew right by me and didn't pull over to the left lane. I literally feared for the mechanics life, you could tell he was young and dumb... the way he parked his service truck and walked along the drivers side of my truck... I asked him if he had a death wish?

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