Profile For Ralph D.

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    WA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 11 months ago

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Posted:  1 week ago

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I got into a T Bone Car accident on a 2 way intersection in my personal vehicle

Rick,

It has been a few years since I got a ticket but the amounts were so low that I have just paid them and didn't give it a second thought. I know you have many times recommended to fight any traffic ticket. Is that only to keep it off your record as a CDL holder or because it was still cheaper for you to hire someone and fight it?

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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My first REAL screwup

Wow, I thought hard trying to figure it out. I guess not hard enough! Thanks PackRat.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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My first REAL screwup

Grumpy, what does the PAL/LAP stand for?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Prime Inc Issues New Pay Raise Toay

I had forgotten you switched brands of truck, thank you for the explanation and the screen shots. Every penny counts! :)

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Prime Inc Issues New Pay Raise Toay

Rainy,

IIRC..... With in the last few months I believe you said something about switching to an automatic really brought down your fuel bonus. Did that continue to be the case and does the new scale change anything about that? (Assuming it was you that said that, please correct me otherwise!)

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Game: Have a Trucker Pet? Pics please

Old School,

We have a total disagreement on how our walks are to be conducted. I'm wanting to move quickly and get my heart rate up, she wants to go in between each truck cleaning up the food scraps on the parking lot!

I have a 70lb Australian Shepherd/Heeler mix and have the same problem. I always have to tell her "we are going for a walk, not a sniff!" :)

Posted:  2 months ago

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Detention Stamps

For those of me that have never heard of them, what is a detention stamp? I assume having to do with detention (duh haha) but don't recall ever reading anything about them here before.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Eagle Rider for Motorcycle Rentals

Turtle,

which is precisely where the wife and I will be going in a couple weeks as part of our Yellowstone tour for our 25th anniversary.

Although im sure you've looked into it, spring for the "America the Beautiful" pass. Well worth the price if you're making more than 2-3 trips to national parks in a year. Have a great time!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Communicating With Dispatch

Old School, it really makes a difference to see the conversation and not just get a paraphrased typed version.

One worry I have as a hopeful student (one day) is walking the line between being a "problem child" and communicating enough. Is there TOO much communication?

Posted:  7 months ago

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Dry Ice?

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Only good for frozen food, NOT refrigerated. It will freeze everything in the cooler. Ask me how I learned that one.... confused.gif

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How did you learn that one?

Went to burning man a few years back, thought I was ahead of the game using dry ice in my cooler instead. Froze everything lol.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Page Turners?

Rainy, Like 3 days ago I was thinking of your books for some reason and spent like half an hour trying to find you on Amazon, since searching for rainy d doesn't work! Haha

Glad you posted a link!

Posted:  7 months ago

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Dry Ice?

Only good for frozen food, NOT refrigerated. It will freeze everything in the cooler. Ask me how I learned that one.... confused.gif

Posted:  7 months, 4 weeks ago

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To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

Rainy (and others), this really is a great insight into being the captain of your ship. Thanks!

I have another question though about those phone apps. Is that instead of the Qualcomm or in conjunction with it?

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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5th wheel pivot point

Thanks guys. Toy truck, got it!

Errol, good video and looks like a good channel. I like that the first 2 minutes is "watch your wagon".

Good thing you say to use a broom, I'll probably have a mess to clean up after trying!

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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5th wheel pivot point

I have seen multiple times where y'all have recommended getting a toy truck to get the feel of the movement and I've noticed while pulling a pallet jack behind me at work having to turn/back up around aisles and customers that it feels similar. Is that an accurate representation?

If not I'll go back to playing with the toy truck. 😀

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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I have nicknamed my FM OH Great One.

Big Scott, If you don't mind my asking what is the $0.145 line on your statement?

Posted:  1 year ago

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Million pound load

Found it interesting and though I would share with y'all.

Historice Super Load Being Moved

Posted:  1 year ago

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Hello, I need help finding cdl Training. [request from a very obnoxious dude]

. Honestly just delete my account this site has trash users.

It sure does, and they tend to show themselves in just this fashion.

Brett, did you make the addition to the post title?rofl-2.gif

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Waiting another year...

Ralph, we don't sugarcoat this career. There's usually considerable difficulties encountered when trying to get it started. Having something to "come back to" doesn't alleviate the stress, what it typically does is provides a good reason to avoid the Commitment needed to see this through.

Dang, and here I was thinking I was ahead of the game. Also please don't ever begin to sugarcoat, the TRUTH is the best resource on this site.

I certainly have some thinking to do.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Waiting another year...

Also Brett, please keep us up to date on your climbing experiences. I'm sure I'm not the only one curious!

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