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I've been a trucker's wife for the last 20 years; hubby's been driving for almost 30. I got my CDL the 'non' conventional way, being his B'seat driver, for an Owner Op.... now finding out this limits my abilities to move on, should I choose to. We pulled asphalt (6122 and 3257) which is hot, but non'hazmat. Winters, he used to haul precast concrete, but the flatbed world isn't his life, nor forte', nor mine! Kudos to y'all that do it.. He's been pulling 'boxes' in boxes in a daycab for the last 3 winters and then some....and I get 'left behind'. Guess I've gotta start over, eh? :) At least I can drive better in reverse, haha! (Wasn't that a song? Going forward, in reverse!) Nope, never got the buck sixty paper. Dang it.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207861190715396&set=pb.1464450228.-2207520000.1537053900.&type=3&theater

Can't get that as my avi...idk what I'm doing wrong. Oh well. Brett, if you see this; it's our 'vintage' PB.

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Posted:  5 days, 21 hours ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

It's Monday, Marc... just wondering if you've had any hits on your apps yet... ?!? The package app on here IS awesome.. I checked it out, myself... just not in a place to 'fly' yet myself.

Best wishes, Anne

Posted:  5 days, 21 hours ago

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The Big Dog

I don't normally interject around here, but... IF I RECALL ..correctly, somehow somewhere, I think Big Scott mentioned that CFI has leniency with pets. Hope this helps; now YOU can go sift through his posts, Bruce, LoL~! ;)

Best wishes, Anne

Posted:  1 week ago

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Trucking Truth Paid CDL Apply and Ten Street Work Together Nicely!

... You are welcome, Marc.. (and don't forget G'Town, btw!)

I wish you the best; keep us posted.... and go get that AYCE sushi ~! ( l love it too, husband and kids, not so much~! )

I (we) know you can do this if you really want it....... best of all to ya~!

Anne

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Released from Schneider Program / Job due to poor backing

Marc, I'm so sorry to hear this.. totally with G'Town on this, however. You've been out of a truck quite awhile, for various reasons; and I know you've overcome a lot. In my honest opinion, I don't think that 'refresher' course was quite enough for you, seeing as how you 'barely' mastered the skills before your departure with JBH. SNI was great to take you on; you tried your best, I'm sure. Just wasn't enough time.

Before relocating and reallocating all your funds, maybe rent a h(m)otel with WiFi, and apply like MAD to all the companies with TRAINING facilities. You could save that money that you'd put out 'now' (prematurely) and get a fresh start, probably rather quickly, with the FULL training again, which IMHO isn't a bad idea, at all. My husband taught me how to drive about 6 years ago, and if I ever go back out, I'm starting OVER as well. Rust grows quick.

Go do your 12 steps, rock out that sushi, and think it over. I know you want this SOOOOO bad, I really do. Before you go sulk and spend, APPLY like mad. Have you checked SWIFT? Millis? CFI? Veriha? You could be back on a truck within a week or so....without reallocating all your stuff, and money~!

Just MHO.... I know you want this bad enough. Work it.

Best Wishes, Anne

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Well, CRST, it Is!

Best wishes, and success to ya, StevoReno (vw..LoL~!) and continued success to you as well, Marc~! :)

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Transport National?

Sofa King...........

Does anybody remember the 'old' (yeah way old) bar joke, that included those words, that you would write on a napkin, and have some drunk or impaired customer read it?

Well, I won't post it here... recollect. Trucking related? Somewhat. Our good buddy Todd is busy getting kicked elsewhere, again. Nuisance.

ON A TRUCKERS NOTE... does anyone know about Transport National, here in Ohio? OS/OD/HH .. something along those lines. IDK how they got my husband's number; been soliciting him pretty hard. He's not a flatbedder; only did in offseason while hauling asphalt about 5 years ago.

Almost wish Pat Motz was still around.

Rainy, your videos are spot on.... thanks for that.

Be safe, mi compadres.

Anne and Tom

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Question of which job I should take!?

Great to see you back, Patrick.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Moderators, and long time members.. just a THANK you shout out~!

It sure is nice reading YOUR posts, too, Anne.thank-you.gif

...and PackRat.. with all your trials and tribs as of late... OMIGOSH.. I SOOOOOO didn't mean to forget you, whatsoever.....actually I didn't. Just got hung up drinking the kool'aid (and yeah, I mean literally, haha! we still make that crap here...w/stevia, that the school says is bad for kids' brains!) You didn't used to post much IIRC... it's great to have YOU here. Your wit and banter...omigosh.. you are a laugh a day that I look forward to~!!!! TRULY.

OLD SCHOOL. You flatbedders behoove me. I've always looked up to you in awe.

If I ever get out there w/ y'all..... you shall know it~! (It's not the driving I suck at, it's the health, LoL.)

THANK you guys.... imminently...thank you~!

When I can pass the 'whisper test' (tone deaf? test.. I'll let y'all know, and I'll be out there~!!)

Posted:  1 month ago

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Moderators, and long time members.. just a THANK you shout out~!

Rainy, you know we all miss you even though I'm just a 'reader' and rarely a 'poster' ... I'm following your vids and wish you ALL the best.

Ernie, Where'd you go, anyway? I really liked following the 'Salty Dog' diaries.

O/S ... love you. Miss your blog on w/p tons~!! I was / am a follower, ya know!

G'Town, love you too... brains and brawn. Really, I do. You speak from the heart, not the hip. (are you Italian like me?!?!)

Big Scott.... hope you work out your stuff...Tom renewed his CDL'A last Monday, and his DOT is October. Wish they would schedule differently.

Millionmiler24 . . . your triumph story inspires me in LIFE in general. If I could meet one person here, it'd be you.

LDRSHP .. (aka.. Patrick C.) ... WHAT HAPPENED, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN; i MISS YOUR INPUT~!! (Heard you were going back to H.O.W. ,wish you would post about that!!!)

Susan D. ... Congrats on the engagement; you are my female hero. For real. My age... love it. Hope to GET there someday.

Turtle .. ahhh my hero. Wish my hubby would have learned flatbed as you did, before having to pull some 'rogue' in winters when the asphalt didn't pump. Thank you for clarifying the contact points; I love learning from you and O/S and andhe and all y'all. Doesn't mean I'll ever get out there and do it, but...... one can dream.

Rick S. ~ You are so cool and knowledgeable to have back around, mi mano. Thanks for that~!! (If you have a book of 'knowledge' I'd buy it.. you are a walking 'FMCSA' manual...and invaluable.

As i wrack my brain thinking who I forgot; I apologize.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST; THANK YOU, BRETT AQUILA for this forum. I may not post much (nothing to contribute) but I sure read, and forward people here, often.

Have a great evening, y'all. Hope some of you bounce back with me, and tell me who I've missed (gawsh I know I have...sorry!!)

Posted:  1 month ago

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A moment of shear panic

This thread is a HOOT, y'all~!! When i'd ride OTR with the hubby, and we'd be parked safe and sound tail in, and he'd be snoring cutting the zzzz'... my light sleeper self would watch the truck beside us pull out, and scream TOM .... and check the red and yellow.. thinking we are falling down the embankment.

He always parked in the back; by choice not necessity, trying to get exercise and less 'company' ... nearby. Yes, he pulled reefers too for a while, LoL. That purr would actually 'peace' me out.

He finally bought me a headset that plugged into something in the truck, so I would listen to 'white noise' instead of waking him up when a truck beside us was leaving. The perils of being a light sleeper, haha!

Needless to say, it was hard to fall back asleep. Probably for him, too. No wonder he's taking a 'pass' on me going back on the road with him, haha!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Medical card - Lesson learned

My hubby puts honey in his coffee.... (think he got that from me, because I drink tea, but now use only lemon....) is that bad for sugar etc.. as well? He got his 2 year card in October of last year, but he's not getting any younger. He does a high protein diet, as well....just won't eat guac. LoL.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

I'm wondering if Mr. JRod from G.O.E. might be able to weigh in on this?!?!? Curious as well. Doug C., you sure got the shaft on this, in more ways than one.

Keep us in the loop...dang. Sorry.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Metal rolls in dry van

Turtle, you need to post more in 'FLATBED VARIETY' with explanations with why you do, what you do. Michael B., You can too, haha! ChrisEMT did you pull yours on a flatbed or in a van, like Michael? Now that O/S has his new digs, maybe he will post more open deck pics. Still think y'all should start a new thread; never knew that about the 2 chains for 'separate cargo.' I was thinking 3, but we females (non truckers) always overthink stuff.

Flatbed really intrigues me. Hubby pulled 'em for a few winters out of asphalt season; the ride alongs were.. um.. yeah. Not our 'forte..

I really love y'alls F/B lessons.. open decks (and oddballs in vans, haha!) intrigue me. Since Pat Motz isn't around anymore, y'all need to bump up the GAME, guys!

Thanks for the answers, btw... Turtle and MB. MORE PIX, please?!? Kudos~~!!!! Anne

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I Got Some New Wheels Today - Brand Spanking New

I'm not much of a yapper on here, but I gotta say... WOW, O/S. Gorgeous digs; treat her well, as we know you will. What kind of tranny? Interior pix, someday soon?

Thanks, for sharing. Anne.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Metal rolls in dry van

Wow, congrats, Michael B. Sheesh...even 'i' had sweat on my brow looking at that. (You didn't REALLY go to a recycler, did you?!?)

Turtle ... can you elaborate as to what is 'illegal' about that pic you posted of some other guys' load? Does each spool need 3 points of securement? I'm just curious. Y'all flatbedders intrigue me, for sure.

Thanks~!~

Be safe, all.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Flatbed fun: Check your mirrors

A few (think five?!?) years ago when the hubby used pull asphalt (A world of it's own... how I learned a bit btw) he would have to pull different open decks out of UPI here in Ohio in the winter when asphalt doesn't flow. On the way to CLE once, the dang load hopped (think, Tripod made out of wood with Jersey Barriers (lennels) on either side...) and I was in the jumpseat. Oh yeah, before that when we just took off, on the CB, HAY TRIPOD, YOUR BRAKES ARE ORANGE. Stopped fixed that... i'm not even sure what that was about.. i almost walked home. Then the above, yay, a load hop. If /when I ever get out there, sure won't be on decks ... sorry!

So then this: Stopped at a school in CLE, was a snow day to boot, and re'chained / strapped the load. There's SO much to what y'all do. More than THIS CHICKA can learn in a day, to boot.

I learned more in that day than I ever want to ever know again. I white knuckled the dashboard the rest of the trip. Our son was along that day, as well.

YOU FLAT BED / OPEN DECK GUYS are a breed of your own, and MUCHO respect, for sure. Needless to say, wasn't for him / us. I sure learned a lot.....and I'm sure you and OLD SCHOOL keep learning on a continuum.

Thanks for what y'all do. Best in Class, imho. We used to have a sticker for that; can't find it.

Nothing against us'n's 'door jockeys' out here, but.. just wow. Good eye, man. I really don't miss those days...I do, but I don't, haha!

KUDOS~!!!!!

(as I type this... CDL life puts up a video 'how to chain a load; throwing iron' ... <<< haha!)

and lastly (I'll leave y'all real truckers alone...) Tom still says some of the NICEST guys out there are y'all deck dudes. Thanks for that.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Truckers wife /passenger

^^^^ Again, Jrod. * LIKE X 10 * ... My hubby and I (well he did, haha) made KICK money a few years back when he hauled asphalt (non haz, just hot) ...and I was his 'co driver on wheels' .... almost like running Super Solo but I only had my CDLP. Actually met a co'hort of yours back in the day, haha! Up in Toledo. I took care of all the planning, navigation, et al. Ahhh, the good ole' days. The O/P can SURE make a WORLD of difference for her man, on the road. Anymore Tom's pretrip and paperwork (DVIR etc) takes him quite awhile before he pulls out of our yard (well, our home...he brings the rig home anymore through the week) but just me getting everything cleaned up set up etc for the following week (and yes including packing his 12 volt cooler, healthily...) makes a difference in time, and efficacy.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Marten @ .62 per mile

^^^^ tbh, I don't even think my husband even KNOWS his cpm atm. Accessorial pay and per diem speaks volumes when I do the taxes at the end of the year, LoL~! (In a GOOD way, haha!)

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Marten @ .62 per mile

^^^^^ * LIKE X 10 *

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Flatbed fun: Check your mirrors

Your dunnage / cribbage / bracing boards broke inward, wherefore loosening all the strapping / chaining you had done ?!?

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