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    Joliet, IL

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    Experienced Driver

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    2 years ago

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Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line.

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Posted:  23 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Can "Mere Mortals" Do Well (Even Excel) At Trucking?

I am average at best at every pretty much everything i do. My terminal manager and driver manager both said they forget I work there until they see me for my monthly video watching.

I think you will be fine! Especially with all the set backs you have had!

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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What happens to your license if you get an ELD violation?

So if I understand correctly they are not running ELDs until Saturday?

Posted:  1 day, 8 hours ago

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What happens to your license if you get an ELD violation?

I would strongly advise you to not drive any truck for your company that is not ELD compliant, if something happens you could end up in jail.

Same goes for all the other maintenance issues they seem to have.

Posted:  1 day, 9 hours ago

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Future era of cab-less trucks will be the end of HOS rules

So basically it is a hideous straight truck that, goes back and forth in a industrial park. Simular to what already is in a factory, not really a threat anytime soon imo.

Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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SpriMo Bound for Prime Orientation... Anyone Else?

You have the right attitude, keep it up and youll do fine!

Posted:  2 days, 1 hour ago

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Terminated by Schneider

Okay guys some one gonna explain all this for the rookies. I get collision warnings on my from the large sign makers like in Atlanta

I do as well, signs, construction barrels a passing gnat what ever it thinks is a hazard.

Most companies review the recording to see if it is a legitimate triggering or not.

This is why i think the hype for self driving vehicles is a joke, if this system does this now how can it be relied on to operate with no human?

Posted:  2 days, 1 hour ago

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My truck stop!

I thought you had made so much money being solo you bought your own truck stop. 😁

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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High Road training VS Prime (Missouri) Permit ?

I look forward to sharing ideas, pics, and road lanes with you all soon.

Only 1 truck per lane please, any more causes problems.

But you are welcome to share the road.

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Would this be a non preventable?

If you get rear ended most of the time it is the other persons fault. I would be doing the same, i have been thinking of moving to Arizona to get out of Illinois but the mountains are there everyday snow and ice is only a possibility 5 months a year.

Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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Terminated by Schneider

I have triggered events on my truck, never heard anything about them so far as they are all reviewed.

We also have a policy where if you are terminated you have 30 days to protest in writing. If you do you are given a chance to state your case on a conference call and they then decide based on that if the termination is upheld or if you are reinstated. Does Schinder have something similar?

Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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Interesting Driver Recruiting FB Post!

I have noticed a lot of advertisements in the US use European trucks for some reason. I guess the marketing companies cant be bothered to look up the difference.

I remember seeing a ad for a local company that is all older day cab dry vans and the ad had a custom flat nose Pete with a huge sleeper pulling a flat bed trailer none of which they have.

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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Need money who can help.

Lol this thread went in a different direction then I was expecting based on the title.

As others said Wal-Mart or Western Union or you can get one of those Wal mart debets cards i think theu are called green dot and have the wife add money that way.

Posted:  2 days, 11 hours ago

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Two Days With No Load

Freight is supposedly down across the country right now, but LTL does fluctuate more than truck load usually.

i know we have been telling drivers to stay home, at least arent stuck sitting in our trucks and are home!

Posted:  2 days, 22 hours ago

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Prime Inc TNT students will see increased mileage requirements in training

Both places I trained (West side transport and OD) where a month personally I avoided Schneider because I felt 2 weeks was too little and I avoided Prime because I felt it was too long, plus I didn't like the idea of being put on a lease ops truck.

For me 30 days is the perfect amount of time, first week is a get to know you phase and learning basics, 2nd and 3rd week is the real learning and then 4th week the trainer just observed and student is more or less on their own.

Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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A tip for the Illinois tollway

If you are on the Illinois tollway and find yourself headed into the "cash" lanes instead of the Ipass, do not panic and cut across the median causing everyone to have to come to a near stop. All lanes take Ipass/ Prepass/ Ezpass, just go to the both wait for the blue light and wave at the nice person who opens the gate for you.

I wont mention the company name, but today is not the first time this has happened to me.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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What Are The Best Truck Stops, And Why?

Personally I love Kwik Trip they have a bunch of groceries not that I need that with a day cab, and the best bagles i have ever had. Their doughnuts and other in store prepaired foods are good too. I wish they had them on my route in Indiana and Illinois.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Career Interruption.

Hopefully you will be able to get back out there soon. Sounds like Schneider will take you back so that is a good sign!

I hope you stick around here for a Packer fan you're alright.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Not my day

Today as not been my day my run which is 560 mile meet is supposed to leave the yard at 10 am, I was all hooked and ready to go by 9:45. So I scaled my set and my drives where 20,380 which is 380 pounds over on my single axlethey have me put it in a door to rework it. I text the guy I meet and tell him whats going on and I will keep him updated.

About a hour later they said I am good to go so I weigh it again and it comes up 20,400 it gained 20 pounds in the wrong place! Back into a door I go where I wait while they rework it into another trailer over a hour later I am good to go again. Luckily this time it scaled but now I am out of on duty time before I even leave my terminal and cutting into drive time so I can not make my meet or the other terminal they where going to send me too.

What should be a 560 mile day is turning into a 400 mile day as I sit here on my 2nd break.

Im not mad either, some drivers get all upset which doesnt help anything, nobody did it intentionally just one of those things that happens with trucking luckily not too often. You have to roll with the punches

Posted:  1 week ago

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Susan D

Color co-ordination wasn't in the plans years ago when Conway [ now XPO ] was 5 individual freight companies when they started to interchange with each other. Conway Eastern had red/orange graphics, Conway Central was brown/orange, Conway Western was navy blue/orange, Conway Southwest was navy blue/lime green and Conway Southern Express was med blue/light blue. Then they became Conway Transportation and colors were dark grey/light grey and finally Conway Freight and back to med blue/light blue. Now they are XPO and red/black. What a rainbow.

My dad was at Con-Way for all that, he traded XPO red for OD green.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Energy drinks

I was blessed with a sunny desposition, so I am always wide awake and ready for another fun filled day.

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