Comments By James F.

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Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Maximum chaining

Davy A,

No shame in not chaining, it is a high risk activity that could prematurely end a driving career should you end up wrecking,

What buisness would you have worked for with knight if had you taken that 250 a day job?

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Harvey

I am in a sleeper

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Harvey

Unfortunately accounts come and go, making long term plans is not possible, as soon as the contract is up the company may or may not get it again, i am just enjoying this ride as i dont know how long it will last. But a company as large as knight swift is, the right hand doesnt know what the left is doing, there are so many opportunitys and accounts out of all the terminals i am not worried.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Maximum chaining

Harvey,

If i have to chain, i can usually only make it reno, to modesto, then back up to sacramento and shut down because i do not have enough time to chain both ways

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Maximum chaining

Harvey,

I get paid 300 a day as long as i have done everything i can to work, if all is clear and no set backs i usually can complete the run in 9.5 to 10 hours of driving.

A couple weeks ago i only drove 6 hours because donner pass was closed and had to shut down in sacramento and still got 300, pretty sweet deal :)

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Maximum chaining

John miller,

I was able to miss most of the record snow and deviated from normal duties, last tuesday ran a load up to washington, then back down to bakersfield, then I sat in sacramento monday and tuesday this week waiting for the pass to open, made it over donner this morning and am now back to normal duties of round trip reno to modesto trips

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Laura, On a good day, i can throw 6 chains in 27 minutes, my all time record, much loke life, some days they install like butter over hot biscuits, and other days everything is a tangled mess :)

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Maximum chaining

Davy, thanks for that response

Chris, it could be run the other way, we have a large drop yard in Modesto, the Reno terminal dispatches employees that live around Modesto

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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PackRat, considering i cross donner 10x a week, and winter is just getting started, it is crucial I speak with dispatch at knight and see if the company approves my use of autosocks, untold amount of time could be saved

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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PackRat, I do not know if California would let you through the checkpoint with autosocks, if any one knows the answer please chime in

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