Profile For Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog's Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 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 week, 3 days ago

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Anyone know anything about Butler Transportation?

I've been driving for Butler almost 3 years. Even when I was new, it surprised me how everyone knew my name. Good and bad with most every company, but I make good money, am treated well, I'd say my time with them has been a positive experience. If you are taking hometime for an event, make it a day earlier so they get you home. Not always the company's fault..so always give yourself enough time.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Wrapped it up

Good luck and God Bless. Thank you for your contributions 🙏🙏🙏🇺🇲🚛

Posted:  1 month ago

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Second attempt

Congratulations Ryne, now the real learning starts. Hopefully you get a good trainer.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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PA Turnpike Closure

Talking to some drivers in PA yesterday...100 mile detour. So many of the roads around there, trucks aren't allowed. Got out of there.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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So I decide to walk away on the 3rd day of company orientation

If that was enough to make you consider self harm or suicide, please do not consider a job driving a truck. It isn’t for you.

Nailed it...

How are you doing brother?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Random recruiter call

If you click on a job on FB to see what its about, you will get contacted by multiple companies...not a bad thing. Just be diligent...

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Sherwin Williams

Any Sherwin Williams drivers here? Good or bad place to drive for? JS.

Make sure you have good backing skills.. some places are a challenge. Got this info from another site.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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First Incident as a new Driver. Will I get fired?

Report it, take pictures. Own up to it. He might had been speeding but sounds like you didn't have your truck under control. I wasn't there, but why did you swerve? Slow down, stop and let them pass. Then safely move. Good luck, think you be fine. Maybe have to watch some safety videos.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Stoopid U-turn of the day

When I 1st started driving the GPS messed me up and wanted to take me up an old logging road. Drove almost 20 miles out of my way wasn't about to do a U turn already read about those disasters on here. Didn't want to become famous.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks 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:  2 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Where are they now?

How about Junkyard Dog?

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

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks 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:  6 months, 1 week 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:  1 year 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:  1 year 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?

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