Profile For Suicide Jockey

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  • Location:
    NC

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 8 months ago

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(Formerly PlanB)

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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What y’all hauling!

Coming up on 3 years hauling assorted flavors of gasoline and diesel.

And loving it

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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I single-handedly ruined my life trying to transition into trucking

You've made a bunch of mistakes, but what matters is you now have a job. Concentrate on excelling at that job and your opportunities will begin to open back up. But it will take time and dedication to get to that point.

I started in trucking with no money in my account and my wife and two daughters at home depending on me to make it work. That was terrifying. 4 years later i got into local fuel hauling earning 100k+.

You've made some bad choices in the past, learn from them.

Now it's time to make good choices, for you and your new family.

You can make a great living for you and your family in this industry. But you have to strive to make it happen.

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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What’s with all this white stuff?

I do not miss OTR during the winter.

My company grounds the entire fleet when it snows here. NC is not known for dealing with snow on it's roads well. To risky having fuel tankers on the road in that mess.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Forward radar blocked?!?!

Have a deer guard? My company has had to play around with different deer guards because some interfere with the radars on certain brands of trucks. One particular trucks deer guard got slightly bent, and it also began interfering with the radar.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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UPS: $170,000 per year pay package

Many folks are getting a bit starstruck by that $170k number, and overlooking the words accompanying it.

"Full-time drivers will make around $170,000 in annual pay and benefits by the end of the five year contract."

That does not mean they are being paid $170k at all. Their total compensation and benefits package will total around $170k. And that's by the end of a five year contract.

Last year was my first full year with my company. My total compensation including pay and benefits totaled $166k. I made $101k with $5k in unused vacation time paid out to total $106k pay. Health and Retirement benefits made up the rest.

So using those numbers as a rough comparison, I'd expect full-time UPS drivers to make in the realm of $100k-$110k after 5 years. Their Health and Retirement benefits value pushing total compensation up around the $170k mark.

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Steering a 2023 Mack Anthem at Highway Speeds

Hope you got this looked at.

I also drive a 2023 Mack Anthem daycab. It too had steer axle alignment issues causing it to pull left and right. My slip seater and I insisted it be sent out for an alignment, and the alignment solved the pulling issue.

Now if only the dealer could solve the persistent ABS system errors...

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Portion of I-95 collapsed in Philly

As reported it seems the driver took an exit to fast and rolled over. The remains have not been positively identified, but are believed to be the driver.

Excerpt from another article below:

The tanker truck, carrying 8,500 of gasoline, attempted to navigate a left-hand turn after exiting at the Cottman Avenue offramp of I-95, according to officials. Losing control through its turn, the tanker fell on its side and ruptured its own tank, according to Carroll. Once ignited, the fuel burned at a high enough heat to structurally compromise the concrete and steel I-beans of the overpass.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Moderators

Have seen plenty of instances where they have. Topics like that generally have high engagement for a while, but eventually traffic slows and the topic sinks into obscurity.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Who IS busy right now?

Fuel hauling in my area hasn't slowed. If anything we are getting busier thanks to the warmer weather and increased traffic at our beach stores.

We also have some new guys in training and have a couple more about to be hired.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Murphy’s Law

I'm a bit rusty on PC regs since my current job doesn't permit PC usage at all. But I don't believe using PC while still trying to get to the receiver was the proper choice. Your in a lose / lose situation since you ran out of hours in traffic, but I would have remained in on duty driving status as you are still currently moving the load to it's destination.

Once delivery complete I would have completely disregarded the need for a washout, as moving towards a washout should be done on duty driving, not on PC. Instead I would only concern myself with finding safe parking. That truck stop in Kearny never has parking, so I'd suggest the Vince Lombardi travel plaza a short distance north as the closest and best bet for parking.

Normally after I delivered in North Bergen and didn't have a preplan I would always PC to the Petro in Bordentown to rest. I never failed to find parking and they have a Blue Beacon on site once I had completed my rest break.

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