Profile For Sandman J

Sandman J's Info

  • Location:
    Chicagoland, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 11 months ago

Sandman J's Bio

After 16 years in my first career, I am making the change to try and become a successful professional driver. I will be starting with Veriha.

630-732-6878 j.klein1@yahoo.com

Sandman J's Photo Gallery

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Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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How's this tire look?

My friend just had a PM done at our shop and the tech told her he found a nail in a drive tire that looked so much like a rock that he almost missed it himself. Guess I'll be taking a closer look at all the rocks mine have collected!

Posted:  1 day, 21 hours ago

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A milestone

Perfect time for a vacay. I love the name!

Posted:  4 days, 19 hours ago

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New to trucking and stressed out

It does get easier but you always gotta stay on your toes. Use Google Street View and sometimes you can see signs that say Shipping here, Receiving over there and similar. Like Deb I bring everything in, my notepad with all pertinent info, my license, and my phone, because sometimes needed info isn't on my tablet but is on my company's portal I can log into.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Close Encounter with a Bear

I clicked thinking you almost got a ticket! lol

Glad you missed him.

I thought the same thing!

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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What have you left behind?

I recently switched into truck number three about a week ago, and truck number two about a month prior. I realized that I left my spare hazmat placards and a roll of clear tape in my driver seat seatback pocket when I unexpectedly moved into number two. Then I left two spare mudflaps while switching into truck three.

I really hope to be in my current truck for a long, long time...I don't wanna keep losing stuff! 😁

So what have you left behind when switching rigs?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Getting back into it

Welcome back to it, Doug! More people check the general section than here so if you repost it there you might get more responses. I can't add anything about Pam, haven't heard or had run-ins with their drivers in my brief 1.5yrs out here.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Passed exam, and cant wait to head to the DMV Monday morning!

Congrats! I heard the same thing Pianoman said, that things start to click around six months and drivers tend to get complacent leading to incidents/accidents. That came from my company's head of safety.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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What would a good cpm be for a new driver in 2024?

When I went solo at the end of '22, I started at either 43 or 45cpm, don't remember which, but started 2cpm higher for passing my CDL on the first try. My company did 2cpm raises for the first six months.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Ask and you shall receive

Thanks everyone! Once I knew my company had this kind of fleet, it was my goal to at least try it out once I had some time in. After a couple tours, I want to see what it's really like and hopefully keep loving it!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Ask and you shall receive

Thanks OS, I appreciate that! This site and you and everyone else in it has contributed greatly to what I'm doing out here.

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