Profile For Bobcat_Bob

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  • Location:
    Joliet, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 4 months ago

Bobcat_Bob's Bio

Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line.

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Posted:  1 day, 7 hours ago

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Time flys

Congrats, Bobcat!!!

Thanks!

Did you end up getting that run? You said Fort Wayne either makes you work the dock or sit for two hours. God forbid a driver gets exercise. Or has to nap for two hours. Doesn't sound bad to me at all.

We haven't bid yet, they are waiting until they fill all the openings, which for some reason they are having a hard time doing.

After 1 hour of sitting you get paid to nap so there are definitely worse things to he doing. Personally I'm not cut out for dock work, too much pressure.

Ha! Got you beat! I can retire in only 25 years.

Of course I'll be 84 BUT STILL ENJOYING LIFE!!!

If I'm lucky I can do it at 65 get me a lake house and a boat and let loose.

Posted:  1 day, 17 hours ago

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Wanting to become an Owner/Operator

Amazon pays so little they have a hard time getting people to do it, coupled with unrealistic delivery windows and I do not think they would be a good company to pull for.

Posted:  3 days, 17 hours ago

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Questions On Riding With My Boyfriend

I'm interested in recommendations for sponsored CDL training that has a high acceptance rate, gets drivers on the road quickly, and allows drivers to run solo and carry a passenger.

Everyone's situations very, there could be a million and one reasons why he was rejected so there really isn't a company with a high acceptance rate, sure some are more picky than others.

He should be more worried about training in a safe and professional manor rather than being able to take a passenger as soon as possible

Posted:  3 days, 21 hours ago

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WTF?

Personally you should probably try another career.

Posted:  3 days, 21 hours ago

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What is the most number of placards you have had on one load?

I've had 4 for bulk liquid totes of some sort of corrosive chemical.

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Passed my physical and written test!

Congratulations!! 🎉🎉

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Omg, locked my keys in my truck again

We ain't allowed all them fancy gizmos and gadgets, i keep suggesting remote start but so far they ignore me

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Anyone know what this was

Thanks, that's what I figured but do not remember them ever having one out around here before.

Posted:  5 days, 18 hours ago

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Anyone know what this was

Unfortunately I do not have a picture but it was at the scale on I-80 and looked like a large cherry picker type truck a utility company would use but the boom went straight up several feet then extended several feet to the side and then had a arm coming straight down about halfway to the ground with a large box on the bottom. It created a square box large enough for a truck to drive through and had a Illinois state trooper parked next to it and a bunch of cones marking out what looked like lanes.

They have been doing a lot of inspections last 2 week so I assume it has something to do with that.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Am I too old to get my CDL

There are a few members here who are far more experienced in life than you so no 55 isn't too old.

Heck we have a driver who is over 70.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Wanting to become an Owner/Operator

Can you guys give me some suggestions that will put me on the road to a rewarding O/O career

Honestly don't do it, become a company driver and make the same or probably more than a O/O. I ran the numbers hard a few years ago and came out to the same or less than a company driver and I didnt include health insurance or vacations either.

Just out of curiosity why do you want to become one?

Posted:  1 week ago

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Time flys

Congratulations on year 3. I just completed year 1 about a month ago.

That's interesting. Why can't they find linehaul drivers? It's almost impossible to get a linehaul spot off the street at OD here. I'm waiting for a linehaul spot on the dock. I have no interest in doing P/D work so I'm going to wait it out.

Thanks Congratulations on making it one year!

You know I'm not sure why, I was surprised when they said that usually it isn't a problem. Maybe they did something with the runs at the bottom and it scares people off. Our Fort Wayne either makes you work the dock or you sit for 2 hours to be loaded and people hate it.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Time flys

Thanks

Hopefully you're able to get the bid you're anticipating

Hopefully, we should have done it already but they are having a hard time finding linehaul drivers.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Looking for paid cdl training with two accidents!

You will probably have to wait 3 years from the date of your last ticket. CR England, Pam and Western are pretty forgiving when it comes to tickets, if they are passing its going to be a up hill battle.

Try here just be ready to hear no a lot Apply For Paid CDL Training

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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What to do?

I would avoid working on any account that starts with "Dollar" for at least a year. They can be career enders before you even get started.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Finding a new job with a preventable accidents on my record

Mechanically what your saying happened doesnt make sense, coolant tank has nothing to do with steering, plus im not seeing anything wrong with that coolant tank in the picture.

I told my dad what you described and with his 40 years of truck mechanic experience he laughed and said its impossible. Plus he and I doubt Swift or any decent company would have you drive a truck with accident damage, major coolant leak and no steering. In his 40 years of fleet experience he has seen drivers who wreck come up with all kinds of excuses for a accident but blaming a coolant problem for no steering is a new one

You may find a company to give you a 2nd chance but you have to tell the truth as this story will not pass the sniff test.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Time flys

As they say time flies when you are having fun, hard to believe but today is my 3 year anniversary with Old Dominion. In those 3 years especially at the beginning there where times i thought about hanging it up but have kept pushing so far, and if the cards fall right in the next few week may end up having a good run fall into my lap. Just wish I had gotten my CDL sooner instead of waiting 7 year.

Now only 35 more years till I can retire!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Accidents while training?

One of our other terminals has a driver who hit a jersey barrier in the yard and did thousands in damage to a new truck. He had been in training a few days, just dont make a habit out if it and show you learned from jt

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Want to be a car hauler with little or no experience

Cassens, Jack Cooper, United Road have a huge presence here in Chicago you can check with them to see if they hire near your location.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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High winds, winter storms, wildfire smoke, and Wyoming.

Feel free to keep that weather out that way. Sharing is not caring in this case

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