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  • Location:
    Joliet, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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    2 years, 10 months ago

Bobcat_Bob's Bio

Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line.

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Posted:  3 days, 20 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Hopefully, I’ll be busy tomorrow talking on the phone with some companies I applied to. Other than that, BORING

Come to the dark side, join the day cab gang. Drive a real truck

Posted:  3 days, 20 hours ago

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Traffic durring pandemic

Chicago is dead on the radio normally I-55 from 355 to Lake Shore Drive is over an hour it's been like 25 minutes, Dan Ryan from 95th to the Jane Byrne Interchange is normally about 35 to 40 minutes on Friday it was 15.

I've also noticed when I'm on I65 going to Indy there is less traffic especially cars.

Every day feels like a Saturday its very strange.

Posted:  4 days, 8 hours ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

I took advantage of struggling car sales and bought myself my first new car a 2020 Ford Explorer got a great offer on my trade and good terms on the loan since new car sales have died.

The down side is the last 14 hours I have been feeling crappy so I locked myself in my room to make sure I do not infect the rest of the family. It is probably a sinus problem since I am not coughing and don't have a runny nose, unfortunately everyone bought all the thermometers in town so I can not take my temperature.

Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Magnastop??

Listen to Errol he is more than a pretty face. I made his device back when I had to slide randoms and it worked pretty well.

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

I passed by O'Hare today not many planes moving which for this time of year on a Friday is unheard of.

Also I haven't been seeing the usual Spring break traffic on I-65, no morning rush hour traffic around Chicago. Today its 66 and sunny and there are very few people out.

It's all so strange

Posted:  1 week ago

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23, high school diploma, going into trucking

I'm 30 on a GED and was able to pull in 90k last year, now that was with linehaul which is different than OTR. You should be able to make 70k+ in a few years some of our members here have and there are a few threads around here on it.

Yes your girlfriend could get her license as well and you guys could team with certain companies.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Tomorrow will be boring

They just be jealous of the day cab gang.

They see us rollin they hatin

Posted:  1 week ago

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Considering trucking

Do not do a company lease ever.

If you stay a company driver you wont have to pay out of pocket. There is a slight chance once in a blue moon you will have to pay for some fluid or something but the company will reimburse you. You usually only have to do that if the vendor does not accept your company's payment.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Tomorrow will be boring

Your right at least your working some people aren't so lucky. Things must be slowing down in the grocery department? I think panic buying is over so hopefully things return to normal.

Under certain circumstances we can end up on broom detail, usually if you are unable to drive for some reason. If the weather was bad I wouldn't mind push a broom or riding the sweeper around for 8 hours especially since we get our usual hourly pay as well.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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What is wrong with the trucking industry in USA.

Most highways are land locked good luck trying to expand them. I'm on I 65 in Indiana daily and they are going to start working on a few bridges south of Lafayette last year it sucked having 1 of 2 lanes in each direction closed, there is no room to widen them.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Last night my 57 yrs old mom sent me a 13 minute YouTube video of how to handle your groceries during this outbreak. The poster is supposedly a doctor in Michigan

They where talking about that Doctor on the local radio Friday and thankfully most people agree that is a ludicrous suggestion. Most everything I've seen about contact transfer says its unlikely, it mostly spreads by droplets.

I am all for taking precautions but let's not get any more ludicrous about it.

Looks like I will be getting less than half the stimulus check since I made touch last year and am single. My sister lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend, his sister and her boyfriend and other than my sister they all have been laid off.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

OD is giving all full time employees a $500 bonus and all part time employees $250 bonus for out continued efforts during this time.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Proof that hard work pays off BIG TIME.

Congratulations! Now you have to go home more than every 6 months to use it!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Another company closes

Oklahoma based LTL company closes

Makes you want to go out and lease or buy a truck right now doesn't it?

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Illinois has allowed so many "important" businesses to remain open that only 2 of our customers ended up closing. Luckily As of now the mandatory shut down isn't as ugly as we thought it was going to be.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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FedEx Freight Driver Apprentice

We where expecting a large slow down, infact they put the bottom P&D on call but I found out this AM that only 2 of our customers ended up closing and they only amount to 2 loads a day at most. So luckily it is business as usual so far but that may change.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

So, Mr. CPA with a Masters in Finance, how do you dispute the above facts? Say they didn't happen? And if you are so educated and knowledgeable, what is your opinion on the future of global finance? It would be interesting to hear

I think there are plenty of other websites to find the information you seek.

I fail to see how continuing this pointless debate will help any drivers.

No need to get defensive, I wasn't putting anyone down. I'm just waiting for an expert to offer up insight.

It seems that way. But what do I know I am only a dumb steering wheel holder

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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CA, IL & NY issue, "Stay-at-home" orders.

I got a letter saying I am a "essential personal for emergency operations to sustain life, general public health and infrastructure" basically a hall pass so I can travel to and from work.

But they put the bottom P&D drivers on call and said a lot of our customers will be closed but we will still have some freight they just dont know how much.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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CDL Obtained from private school in Sacramento

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Use the link and apply for jobs and see who bites. Dont worry no company will put you right on the road right away without additional training.

I took the same route although my school did teach me a little more it seems. When I applied to companies a few years ago they told me I would be able to skip their CDL schooling and go straight to the on the road training.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Illinois is supposed to have a press conference at 3 Central supposedly implementing a new stay at home order. My guess is similar to those in effect in California and New York.

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