Comments By Damon L.

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Posted:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 1 month 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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