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Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Facebook Truckers

YTTA associates seem to really want to help people out and they screen all post before posting.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Starting Roehl

How's life going over at Roehl?

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

This thread might've scared me right out of flatbedding I was thinking of TMC or Maverick some of these pics are overwhelming!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection - My Way! A must see!

Wow this is awesome it's better than the guide they gave us when I was in school. Definitely saved to my favorites.

Thank You!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Heading to McElroy Truck Lines

How has your experience at Maverick been that's the company I plan to go with. The Laurinburg yard is 30 minutes from where I live.

McElroy was my 1st Choice before I switched to Maverick. I've heard good things about them. I rarely see them where I pick up and deliver for some reason.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Trucker Health

Https://truckerterritory.progressivecommercial.com/truck-fit/fit-w-siphiwe-6-4-minute-fit-mix/

I don't know if it's time to do this or how comfortable people would be doing this at a truck stop.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Backing deliveries

Yup thats where I graduated from all the instructors are good for the most part Jason, Mr. Tut, and Mr. Pratt really helped me out alot. Most of the instructors have close to 20 yrs. Experience. You'll be fine.

I'm going to the one in Dunn Nc :D

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I graduated from Road Masters in NC which are you attending. For the most part you back everyday after class room portion except when you drive all day

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So If everything goes right I should be attending road master this Saturday. The only thing I'm concerned about is backing up. Like during training we'll mostly be using cones. But I'm just nervous about going solo and trying figure out how to backup in a tight or weird area

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Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Backing deliveries

I graduated from Road Masters in NC which are you attending. For the most part you back everyday after class room portion except when you drive all day

So If everything goes right I should be attending road master this Saturday. The only thing I'm concerned about is backing up. Like during training we'll mostly be using cones. But I'm just nervous about going solo and trying figure out how to backup in a tight or weird area

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Owner Operator

Roger understood that's the plan I'm just trying to get information and understanding on the 2 different types of O/O

Damon...correct me if I am wrong; you are only in trucking school.

As a rule we highly discourage anyone from L/O or O/O until they have at least one year of experience. Considering the myriad of trials and tribulations you have yet to conquer, running a business in an industry you know little about is a risky undertaking.

There are plenty of threads on the subject... use the search bar in the upper left of this page to find them.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Owner Operator

No I have my CDL but I'm in the military can't go OTR yet

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Junior 6-8

Http://www.tempustransport.com/trucking-blog/2017/5/31/are-you-ready-for-the-roadcheck-inspection-spree-june-6-8

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Trip planning 101

I haven't been out yet but what I was wondering is what is the average from the time you receive a load to get it to a customer? I've seen people on YouTube complaining about running out of hours before being able to make it to the customer on time.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Owner Operator

I see Company Sponsored Owner Operators how is this different from getting your own truck off of the market. I also see companies that say they will pay for your fuel if you drive O/O for them. It seems like with Company Sponsored O/O your almost like a company driver with benefits and of course paying for the truck. Are you allowed to contract your own loads outside of your current situation?

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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International road check 2017

Http://cvsa.org/news-entry/cvsas-2017-international-roadcheck-enforcement-event-take-place-june-6-8-special-emphasis-cargo-securement/

Be safe out there!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Trucking At Night Versus During The Day?

How was the overall training? Are you enjoying Stevens?

Hey guys!

Well I'm currently about to finish training with Stevens Transport, and I've had two different trainers thus far who've told me two different perspectives on night time driving.

My first one always had us stopping st around 10-12 at night, we would wake up the following morning and bang out the day no problem. The second trainer I got is big on me driving till 2-3 or more in the morning, and tells me I need to get used to never stopping early (10-12 at night), since I'll never sleep the same schedule.

I'm just curious about which may be true. My first trainer had been doing this for about 6 years, and says he's never had to drive late at night unless the trip absolutely required it, and even then it was few and far between. The second has been doing it for 3, and says he's always doing it and even trains his students to do it. I'm just not sure which to believe lol

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Bless My Heart This Training Thing is Awesome

Prime must have a Solid training program I haven't heard really anything bad about them. And people seem to love working there i met a guy a few days ago said he was fired from Prime for running a red light but nevertheless said he loved working there and got lots of miles.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Bless My Heart This Training Thing is Awesome

Inspirational! I can't to get out there!

Somebody in real life told me somebody here was asking how training was going and I've been crazy busy actually training so I haven't been by lately.

I'm in the TNT portion of Prime training and it's great and awesome and amazing and tiring!

Since Sunday I've driven 1250 miles, seem 5 states I've never been to before, successfully backed into two out of three docks, improved my shifting skills, stalled the truck in traffic (oops), learned to slide tandems (well, I still can't remember ALL the steps yet, dealt with a cranky trailer door, replaced a missing mud flap, and pulled through a million fuel islands. And probably a lot more I can't remember!

I have an AMAZING trainer who is patient, remembers what it's like to be a trainee, and willing to share her knowledge (multiple times since my head is thick).

So far, this job really rocks, though I know I still have a ways to go to be competent and confident.

Thanks everyone for your continued support and encouragement!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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False Positives

No I've taken some prescription pills which I told them about when they took my hair sample and they told me if they had any issues with my test they would call and find out what I was taking. As far as illegal drugs I'm not worried at all. The only thing I'm concerned about is so many people saying they got false positives and claimed to be clean so yes that bothers we a little.

Can't say it's impossible, but darn close. Are you concerned with that as a possibility?

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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False Positives

How common is it to get a false positive from a hair follicle test and has anyone that's been genuinely clean ever had a false positive?

Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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New York Times

New York Times wants OTR drivers to share a peice of their souls.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/21/us/trucking-stories.html?mc=aud_dev&mcid=fb-nytimes&mccr=MayTruckerUGC&mcdt=2017-05&subid=MayTruckerUGC&ad-keywords=AudDevGate

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