Profile For Bobcat_Bob

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  • Location:
    Joliet, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 10 months ago

Bobcat_Bob's Bio

Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line for 5 years.

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Posted:  22 hours, 8 minutes ago

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Prime presented me an Excellence Award Tonight!!

Congratulations!

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Questions about Western Express.

What is wrong with this "illegal" trailer they keep telling you to use? I don't see Western Express forcing a driver to take a illegal trailer

Posted:  6 days, 6 hours ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

I haven’t heard one for Helwig. Not a big enough company, I guess

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Make one up!

Posted:  6 days, 9 hours ago

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Getting CDL with little/no regular driving history.

Pretty much all companies are going to want a you to have held a regular license for a minimum of one year.

There will probably be some less then reputable companies that will hire you with less. But I would avoid them

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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What A Crazy Wreck!

If that lasts more than 4 hours he should contact a doctor

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Black Ice

My first winter driving 6.5 years ago, I had a close encounter with black ice that has scared me to this day. The road was fine like you described then it turned into a sheet of ice with no real warning. I was doing 65 mph luckily I slowed to a crawl and made it out safely.

Matter of fact the wind was tossing him around before the wreck

So he had warning then, if the wind was bad enough to "toss him around" he should have already slowed way down. I had originally thought it was a sudden gust of wind that got him. However, it sounds like some of the signs of bad weather were ignored.

I agree with Pianoman I'd tell him to focus more on accepting responsibility rather than making excuses.

No matter what happebs just be glad it wasn't worse.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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What y’all hauling!

Unfortunately, I do not really know what I'm hauling most of the time.

I do know I had 18k pounds of lighters a week ago.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Baltimore Bridge collapse

I-695 Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed early this AM after being struck by a container ship. Several cars are reported missing.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Really slow right now

Saw some people say theyve been sitting a few day. So i Spoke with my dispatcher, he said it is getting even slower than it has been. It's the slowest he's seen in 6 years.

We are barely moving a million pounds of freight and he needs to he at least 1.6 million pounds to have enough for everyone. The dock is also about 400 bills short of what they need last few days.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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I could use some career (and maybe a bit of personal) advice

I went through something like you are going through now. I suddenly hated driving and was thinking of looking for something else. I knew it is going to be hard to find if not impossible to find a job that pays six figures like I had grown accustomed to, but money isn't everything.

Then one day out of the blue I realized life isn't so bad trucking and I have been content everyday since.

I'd give it some more time before throwing in the towel.

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