Profile For Bobcat_Bob

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  • Location:
    Joliet, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 2 months ago

Bobcat_Bob's Bio

Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line.

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Posted:  1 day, 21 hours ago

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Ticket in Canada

The zone changed from 60 to 45 in the middle of the grade and to 30 at the bottom. The load was heavy and I was doing about 49 when I got to the bottom. There was a peace officer right there so I got a ticket.

You really need to watch your speed and be in more control of your truck. What if it had been a stopped car? You would have crushed it and probably be in jail right now.

Remember you can go down hill too fast but there is no such thing as too slow.

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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Get out of the truck and explore

I have not taken a truck there but they do have parking I think. If you are a Navy buff like myself i highly recommend seeing the Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile Alabama or seeing the aircraft carrier USS Yourktown and destroyer USS laffey at Patriots Point in Charleston SC or the Buffalo Naval park in Buffalo NY. Very cool way to kill a few hours.

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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Adult

Honestly if they can hit the toilet and not leave a mess I could care less which bathroom is used.

Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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Switched To A Local Account

Congrats on the new gig! I assume you will have a day cab? If so welcome to the dark side!

Are you hauling the same stuff to the same place every day or does it very?

Posted:  6 days, 5 hours ago

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Are Volvo trucks all automatic?

All the newer truck are automatic.

Not true Old Dominion buys all manuals, so does some other companies, you can order a new truck with what ever you feel your company needs.

Posted:  1 week ago

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ABF Driver Development Program Opportunity, Your thoughts .

Personally I wouldn't advise starting out with P&D work in New York it could lead to a short career. P&D drivers at my terminal make about 10 stops a day but they are mostly newer modern facilities. not sure how many they would have you do but it could mean 10 plus stops of having to back and maneuver in tight quarters.

Posted:  1 week ago

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LME- LTL shuts down

I pass their terminal in Chicago right off 55 which was a old Con-Way terminal.

Unfortunately it was not the first time for these owners to pull this stunt and might not be the last. I wouldnt be surprised if they open under another name.

Posted:  1 week ago

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How Many Times Do You ACTUALLY UNLOAD YOURSELF?

About 4 hours a night Monday through Friday lol

Gross. I Made sure to avoid the 2 bids we have that include dock work. Luckily OD wants drivers driving so there is not a lot of opportunity for dock work even if I wanted it.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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ELD mandate deadline looming, many still not compliant

We are getting a whole new system installed no more People Net for us, my terminal is supposed to get it Aug 5th, sounds like there will be some adjusting to it as we can not move the truck at all with out it assigning time.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Lease operator

As everyone else said do not do it. You will make more money with less headaches as a company driver.

I wish i could flashy thing you with that thing in Men in Black so you could not remember even thinking of leasing.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Want To Transition To Class A

What led to that charge? But you probably will have to wait at least 3 years after probation is over. Even then that will be difficult to get a job.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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New boot device being deployed to threaten Walmart overnighters

I never understood why drivers feel entitled to a parking on private property, while it be nice if every Wal-Mart allowed parking they do not have too.

Drivers are their own worse enemy they want parking and then constantly disrespect places that are nice enough to allow parking by tashing their lot.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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New to the game.

Remember it makes 0 sense for a company to have you sit. They do not make money unless you do. Plus the larger the company the more resources they have to support you on the road.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

I am still impress they figured out how to start it since it does not have a crank handle.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

What’s a daycab

A real truck smile.gif

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

I've seen some pretty bad Central Transport trailers out there.

Every single on of their trailers has the sides blown out lights that are out along with other issues I am surprised they pass inspections

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Doubles and Triples

I am too tired for a detailed answer but Doubles and triples are usually run by LTL companies, it always us to take mulitple shipments to multiple destination easier.

Like today I ran a Harrisburg Pa and a Jersey City trailer to a meet point where the meet guy takes it to another meet that guy takes it to a terminal where a Jersey City driver comes and gets it and another trailer. So in a day the trailer could in theory go 1k miles a day.

We are only allowed 20k pounds per axle for a gross of 80k. I wish we where only loaded to 60k gross, I have had up to 26k in one trailer and been loaded to 79,980k.

We have safe stack in our trailers so it doubles the space by allowing you too build shelves and stack freight basically doubling the trailer capacity.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

Nothing like being behind enemy lines!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

Very cool!

At least one of you can figure out how to post the pictures!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Can I Buy A Truck With 5 Months Experience?

IMO if you throw a temper tantrum in the safety office you probably shouldnt be on the road. Youd probably still have a job if you could have showed some self control.

you sure showed him huh!

But to answer your orginal question you could maybe start a paper company but good luck getting insurance having 5 months of experience and a accident

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