Profile For Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog's Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 1 month ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

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

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Why do you stay driving for your company?

I'm not required to drive a day cab.šŸ‘šŸ˜šŸ˜

Day cab is the only drawback of my intermodel job. Making much better money, home nightly, weekends off unless I want to make more. Inclement weather pay $250/day if we can't drive. Got paid for 7 days this Winter. Supply chain delays are affecting us right now. My manager called me last Wednesday that we didn't have anything that day, stay home. Still paid me for 10 hours. He knows I'll do whatever for our company...and he appreciates it.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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My Journey Continues - The Latest Gig

Congratulations on the new job. I don't miss nights, and I only work weekends if I want. Isn't it nice to have a normal life again? Good for you G-Town.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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D&D Sexton, welcome to the family.

Yup we grew again. CFI just completed the purchase of this Missouri based company. Come along for the ride.

Did CFI buy Transport America? There is a yard by Norfolk Southern Intermodel in Kansas City that has both companies trucks there.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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New driver. Incident on first load. Now fired.

One week of so called training and they put you on your own? wtf-2.gif wtf-2.gif

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Got my experience OTR...love my new job

Congratulations! Sounds wonderful, sir! Are you transporting several containers a day, making multiple trips? Or is it one long haul and back? Do you get paid hourly?

I do whatever they need. One day was a run to St. Louis, usually stay within a 75 mile radius...also run chassis between rail yards. Paid hourly so if I'm sitting waiting to get unloaded/loaded I don't care. Only drawback is you miss a bunk sitting for hours.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Got my experience OTR...love my new job

Got my CDL kind of late in life. Loved my first company, my trainer...mid sized company. Made good money...more importantly got the experience. 3 plus years before the girlfriend let me know this wasn't working for her. I totally get that. One application and the offers flooded in. Found my ideal fit in Kansas City. Doing Intermodel...just love it. Home nightly, weekends off. If I want to make more...I'll work Saturdays. And backing into tight spots is easier in a day cab.rofl-3.gif Really feel blessed with this new job. Newbies, get the experience...stay safe and the opportunities will be there for you.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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HO Wolding will be Bison USA

Hanging in there. You?

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109??? Dang...how are you doing Grumpy???

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Going to address that in a new post right now.smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Check That Fifth Wheel!

Happened to me my first year...at our terminal. I was freaking out, a seasoned driver saw what happened. Thank God it was still on the rails. Helped me crank it up...this was at like at midnight. A lesson learned. Don't be in a hurry, don't take short cuts. Bad things happen when you're in a hurry.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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America The Beautiful

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This was crazy today. Ottawa Kansas at sunset...1/2 a rainbow. It was clear above the low clouds. Looked both sides to see if I could find the rainbow arc...that was a first.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Met my 1st "Karen" today @ gas station

Can't remember the name of the town...but a restaurant Northeast of Amarillo about 45 minutes, had a sign that said, "No Karen's allowed." I wanted to stop so bad, but time was tight.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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HO Wolding will be Bison USA

109??? Dang...how are you doing Grumpy???

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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After 3 months, Iā€™m quitting

Backing is the hardest part of this job. Been driving 3 years...took awhile figuring it out. Get out and GOAL. Part of the job...really going to hang it up over this? To me, team driving would make me quit before backing....I need my space. You can do this....easiest backing screws me up. Give me a challenge and I nail it. Last 2 deliveries were insane...East Coast, old outdated facilities. Nailed it both times. Watch your wagon.

Posted:  9 months ago

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The Sad Loss Of Our Friend "Rickipedia" Rick Stern

RIP...so sad....way too young.

Posted:  9 months ago

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LoL profile update.

I waited 2+ years to upgrade...so much to learn...I'm still learning.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Mom died tonight

So sorry...prayers for your healing.šŸ™ā¤šŸ™

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Backing Needs So Much Improvement

Three years in and I still have my days. It took me a good 18 months before I got comfortable backing. Seems the harder a spot is, the better I do. Delivering right now to a old place in Pennsylvania where you have to do a 90 to get in. Not one pull up...I amazed myself, but last night at the truck stop, at least 4 pull ups doing a 45 into an easy spot....go figure?smileys

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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The Necessity of Parallel Parking

Better know how to parallel park if you want to park in some rest areas. Take it slow and don't over correct. Parallel wasn't part of my CDL test....took a couple of years to get it....sometimes I still struggle.

Posted:  12 months ago

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CFI says thank you.

Got this from my company last week when I got the load from hell. Everything had to go perfect. The shipper waited for me (Americold Cherokee Iowa...they were incredible) had me loaded in 15 minutes...not kidding. Had to wait a few minutes to get my 8 hrs back. Got to the reciever 30 minutes early the next morning....45 minutes later I was empty...

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Posted:  12 months ago

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CFI says thank you.

Now go onto YouTube and look up Paul Harvey's, "The Farmer" speech from 50 years ago.

Not very original CFI...

My first thought....I miss dignified men like Paul Harvey

Posted:  12 months ago

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Brakes just caught on fire and burned trailer.

Can't imagine a company putting an inexperienced drive in that situation?

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