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    Woodstown, NJ

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 9 months ago

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Posted:  11 hours, 33 minutes ago

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When did you decide you were an experienced driver?

Feeling experienced - for me - will be pretty much when I'm no longer surprised by or unprepared for everyday challenges. That's not to say there will be no more surprises or challenges. I'll just be able to meet them without the uncertainty that I currently feel at times. Things have already greatly improved but I still think I have a long way to go. I am my own worst critic though.

Posted:  12 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Scheduled Maintenance

To be clear, the message definitely says DEF filter. My truck just hit 250,000 miles. Doesn't look like I need any other maintenance until Sept. Luckily I'll be near a terminal for this one. I know some drivers like to avoid terminals but, I think I'd rather wait at the terminal than at the nearby International place (Five Star in Allentown, PA)... I've spent a day there and the lounge wasn't great. The Peterbilt places I've been to had really nice waiting areas. International might have some nice places and Peterbilt might have some ratty ones. I haven't been to all of them.

Posted:  1 day ago

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Scheduled Maintenance

I got a message today that my Def filter is scheduled to be replaced. The load I'm on delivers near one of our terminals so it's not a big deal to get there. What happens when you're not near a terminal? Are these scheduled maintenances a drop-everything-and-get-to-a-terminal priority, or can it be put off until a more convenient time?

Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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One year in the books

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Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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Get out of the truck and explore

Great pics! Enjoy Yellowstone. I hope to visit there someday.

Posted:  2 days, 17 hours ago

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Doing The Happy Dance.. My sweetie is doing better

Wow! What an emotional roller coaster ride! I'm happy your fiance is recovering, and a big congratulations on your engagement!

Posted:  3 days, 5 hours ago

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CR England Hybrid Electric Trucks

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I saw one of them too, at Hershey

Posted:  3 days, 18 hours ago

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Detention Stamps

Walmart is the worse at trying to get over. They will mark paperwork ready at window at 15:00 but they don’t call u tell16:30.

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Posted:  3 days, 18 hours ago

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Detention Stamps

WTF is a seal?

I swear, you swingers speak a different language.

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I dont know if you're joking or not, Turtle. confused.gif

A seal like this one is slipped through an eyelet on the latch of the trailer door after it's loaded. The doors cant be opened unless the seal is broken. It proves that the load was not tampered with en route.

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Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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Who adds remarks to elogs?

Prime gives us a drop-down "remarks" menu with options to choose from when we change status. If we edit a status change we have to remark the reason for the edit. Most common remark for my edits..."forgot to change duty status".

Posted:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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Detention Stamps

Obviously, detention can be expensive. Usually it's like $50/hr. My last trip I was paid $140 and I've been paid as much $300 for waiting 5 hours and threatening to cancel the load.

Maybe they think they can avoid a detention charge by not signing. I know I've been paid detention whether they sign or not. Usually not!

Posted:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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Detention Stamps

My FM sent out a fleet msg during my second week telling her drivers to use stamp because she gets fined if they're not used. My trainer never used one so I didn't either until I got that msg. Fleet-specific??? That doesn't seem to make sense though. We have a mystery.

WTF is a detention stamp

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Posted:  4 days, 18 hours ago

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Detention Stamps

Does anyone know why many customers are so reluctant to sign detention stamps? I swear some of them react as though you were trying to get them to sign away their first-born child.

Posted:  4 days, 20 hours ago

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Last day

That's cool they were trying to keep you. Must mean they really appreciated you and that you were a good driver. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Are you looking into other trucking jobs right now or just taking it easy for a bit?

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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How A Strong Woman Deals With Offensive Behavior From Men - New Article By Rainy

Burbs:

"Informative, funny and full of great advice. What else would you expect from Rainy D.?" -Joe Trucker, Slickpoo, ID

"Ms. D's articles never fail to hit their mark. Once again Rainy has split the arrow." -Mr. Hood, Sherwood Forest, MA

Trucking literature has a first name, it's R-A-I-N-Y. Trucking literature has a last name, it's la-la-la-la-D." O. Mayer, Madison, WI

Posted:  6 days, 10 hours ago

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Recovering Load Locks

**NOTE—Special shipping, handling, processing, and local taxes and fees may be applicable**smile.gif

*note to self: have cash on hand when meeting PackRat

Posted:  6 days, 16 hours ago

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Advice please - started solo and second time this is happening.

Doh! Didn't know what "SF" meant or I would have redacted that. Not exactly something I want to show to my peers. Let's just say when my mind decides not to work, the difference between 04:00 and 16:00 can cause some problems. Never happened before. Although I have caught myself almost doing the same thing more than once. It's not that I'm not used to military time, I've used it on my watch since high school. I'm just afflicted by stupidity sometimes. Thanks for pointing out my error. (NOT being sarcastic) I know you were being helpful.

Posted:  6 days, 19 hours ago

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Advice please - started solo and second time this is happening.

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Looks like I got 408 mins. @ 01. On the load out of AR. However, none of that time was spent swimming at a hotel *grumble-grumble*

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You crack me up, Rainy! Yours is a trucker's lifestyle unlike any other.

Posted:  1 week ago

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ELD mandate deadline looming, many still not compliant

If I remember my orientation info correctly I think Prime uses AORBDs. Maybe someone (Rick S.) can chime in with what the difference is between AORBDs and ELDs.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Recovering Load Locks

RD, you should NOT have to pay for those out of your own pocket. Keep calling your FM about getting those load locks replaced. It really irritates me that good, conscientious drivers like you have to worry about things like this. Stand your ground however you have to do it. And, RD, stay safe no matter what.

Kind and empassioned words of support. Thank you, sir!

Bruce, I know you mean well, but Prime has a policy on this. Standing his ground won't help him. Understanding better how to deal with this issue will help him. There's gonna be some advice coming from Prime drivers when they see this. RD just doesn't know how best to handle this situation, but I can guarantee you it's just a Peime rookie problem that he hasn't had experience with just yet.

A more-cautious and practical piece of advice. Thank you sir!

Many receivers will allow you to break the seal at the guard shack, and they reseal the trailer. Before I drop it, I always put the new seal number on the bills. If they do not allow that, the FM should indeed reimburse your pay $70 for two load locks.

Some loads you gain locks others you lose. It happens. If you drop it at the terminal, the FM should reimburse you. If you repower a load from another driver, that driver should give you 2 locks if their load doesnt have them inside. You have to ask the driver cause rarely does anyone offer. If they dont have them, the FM should reimburse those as well.

You can find some in empty trailers at customers. check your pay then put it in writing in the QC again with the trip number and traiker number as well as customer code. Maybe she did it but was busy and didnt respond cause it really is a no brainer.

A couple years ago I got a.message that said "treat them like your purse or wallet. If your wallet was in the trailer, would you leave?" uh... yeah it is private property, and i would call a cop to go get it lol doubt prime wants that happening lol

i have never had issues getting reimbursed. He may have forgotten but it got fixed next pay.

As predicted by Old School...some company-specific advice. Thank you Miss!

I was annoyed with the customer (Hershey) when they wouldn't let me get my locks. The trailer was in their yard and the seal was checked at the gate. I actually did check inside 2 nearby Prime trailers for locks I could take per Hershey's suggestion. No luck. I will be sending another reminder to my FM.

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