Profile For Bobcat_Bob

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  • Location:
    Joliet, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 8 months ago

Bobcat_Bob's Bio

Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line.

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Posted:  8 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Drug tested AGAIN!

I'd buy that ticket anyway 3 in 1 year and a breathalyzer.

I still haven't had the pleasure of a random test, I'm sure it will come soon.

Posted:  12 hours, 54 minutes ago

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Trainer kicked me off the truck tonight!

I agree with Pack Rat on this one, there are some trainers with only 6 months of driving experience. Which personally I do not believe is anywhere enough experience to train.

Then you have a lot of lease drivers who use trainees as a extra log to maximize their income and really are not too concerned with training.

Posted:  13 hours, 3 minutes ago

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Travel advisories and restrictions announced for Midwest weekend storm

I started late Saturday my gate time is 1:45 AM but with the snow and ice I didn't run until 8 AM. Unfortunately I fought 40+ mph winds with only 22k pounds, my arms where tired after that.

As far as I know only myself and 2 other drivers out of 38 at my terminal ran Saturday. They "strongly suggested" that since we are backed up we run Sunday to make up for Saturday but with the 6° temps and -20° wind chill I ran late Saturday instead.

Posted:  13 hours, 14 minutes ago

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Best route from Anaheim to Chicago

Which Ryder are you dropping it at?

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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The Highest Form Of Flattery

I asked first so, I get the first ones that way when you hit it big I can cash in.

Posted:  3 days, 9 hours ago

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The Highest Form Of Flattery

Can I get a autograph?

Posted:  3 days, 13 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

Hopefully they are able to get you some better glasses. My grandfather had bifocals and had a hard time with them at times

Posted:  3 days, 13 hours ago

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Moving from Minnesota to Florida

I start with a moving truck and go south from there.

We have a member here who went from Florida to Iowa he might be able to offer advise. But asking for specific advise might yield more results.

Posted:  3 days, 14 hours ago

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Hit and run rant

Glad nobody was hurt, I do not understand what he or she was thinking what would probably be a ticket for failure to reduce speed and maybe a few other things turned into a hit and run on a police car, they will now face jail time and definitely will be unable to find another CDL job.

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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DL after CDL & CA motorcycle license class

Can't speak for CA Raptor ( and a few others) is from there he might be able to help. You will have one license in your home state and any endorsements are good nation wide.

I think NY has a special one for metal coils I'm sure a flat bedder can speak more on that.

Posted:  4 days, 16 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

Do you have or need new glasses? A guy in my class had the same problem, new glasses really helped him.

Posted:  4 days, 16 hours ago

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Owner Operator

Don't! good way to lose money.

Anyone who is thinking about becoming a O/O now with the current Freight rates must not have done much research.

Posted:  4 days, 16 hours ago

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Hauling the big stuff tonight 60+’

It's so well tarped it is invisible.

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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My regular class c is only 12 days old

Do you happen to know if you drive an Amazon provided van or do you have to use your own

Both. Also private fleet owners who lease onto Amazon hire as well. The bigger the city you live near the more opportunities there will be.

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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What's the strangest "rule" you've encountered at customer?

Also the CAT plant makes people have steel toe boots, hard hat, goggles and hearing protection to drop and hook a trailer in a lot a couple miles from the factory.

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

Personally I know very little about them. Other than they have O/O who drive like mad men on I-65.

If you are looking for CDL-B opportunities Black Horse Carriers has some openings up that way.

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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What's the strangest "rule" you've encountered at customer?

What is a "customer"??

I've heard from our P&D drivers we have one "customer" who takes LTL companies right away to avoid detention pay. They only have 1 door so if a OTR driver is there they make them move, have the LTL guy pull in unload usually 2 pallets then finish the OTR driver.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Opportunity or not?

I would decline the offer, a 4 truck operation will be unable to support you like a large company can.

How long have you had your license? There is a good chance he hasn't checked insurance rates on you or will run you with out insurance.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Behind Enemy Lines

Be careful them FedEx drivers are a strange bunch.

If you hear a banjo start running!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Fired from an accident

Unfortunately I would think most companies will believe you "drifted over" because you either fell asleep, where on a phone or where distracted in some other manner.

If the road was that narrow you should have been extra cautious to avoid running off it.

Unfortunately you didn't hurt your career you may have killed it as at fault roll overs are hard to come back from. I would try Central Tansport if they have a location in your area, but you might have to go back OTR for a bit to reestablish your driving record so I would try CR England, Western Express, Carolina Cargo they usually are willing to give second chances.

But you do face a up hill battle

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