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    Woodstown, NJ

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 2 months ago

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Posted:  3 hours, 2 minutes ago

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Why I continue to frequent this site (aside from the wealth of information)...

In short...

POSITIVITY and HONESTY.

Everyone who posts on here regularly emanates these traits; and both are a rare commodity these days. The moderators all seem to have a good read on people as far as who is a sincere and positive influence compared to those who are just trolling, dishonest in posts or with themselves, or too negative to be reached. Lastly, there is nothing to be gained by anyone on here aside from the satisfaction of helping another person. I'm not one to often give adulation (especially on the internet), but the regulars on here are certainly deserving.

You're a good group of people, and I'm glad to have found you, even if only through electronic media.

Well said, Aubrey. My feelings exactly.

Posted:  19 hours, 55 minutes ago

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No CFI reviews?

Who needs a CFI review when we have our very own CFI ambassador..Big Scott? As Millionmiler suggested, he's your go-to guy.

Posted:  3 days, 15 hours ago

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Break in employment - prepping for Paid CDL interview/acceptance.

I had the same issue when I tried to get on with Wiltrans and Prime. I was accepted by another company and I have been with them for almost a year. I called Prime a few days ago about possibly working for them once my obligation with U.S. Xpress is complete. I was connected with the same recruiter I spoke with over a year ago when I first applied. Things were different this time. The recruiter was confident Prime would hire me and he pretty much said all I'd have to do is a three day orientation and I'd be all set. I suppose I'm less of a risk now because they don't have to spend money on training me.

If you can't get with Prime right away you could always sign on with another company and try again after a year (if you still want to drive for Prime). I'm considering driving for Prime for a few reasons. ONE of which is because they didn't accept me initially and I'd see it as some kind of redemption. Of course that's not the only reason.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

I'm currently idling my truck, so it works out. First time it's been cold enough to where it'll let me idle.

At what temps will your truck stay at idle? Ours are set to cut out between 67 and 29.

Posted:  5 days, 6 hours ago

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Share A Cool Moment From Your Day

Great pics, everyone. Thanks for sharing.

This one was taken in Wyoming. Just my luck, a curious dragon decided to swoop down for a closer look at me.

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Posted:  6 days, 12 hours ago

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I FREAKING PASSED MY CDL TEST!!!

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Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Went solo today, new Cascadia with collision avoidance system

Yeah I'm watching Doctor Who.

Hooray for Whovians!

Posted:  1 week ago

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Went solo today, new Cascadia with collision avoidance system

You might have noticed when the cruise is on it won't let you get to within more than 2.8 - 3 seconds of the person in front of you. It will automatically adjust your speed to maintain that distance.

Correction, for the sake of accuracy. That's actually 3.8 seconds.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Frozen Brakes

Laying down in two feet deep snow to tap my brakes with a hammer cured my absent mindedness.

Just what the doctor ordered, I'm sure!

Posted:  1 week ago

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Enforcement

We need to start a lobbyist group like MADD...maybe TOADD (Truckers Organization to Abolish Dangerous Drivers). :) Hmm, maybe my acronym needs a bit of a change though. I've got it....****ED (Professionals Insistent on Safe, Sensible, Educated, Drivers).

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You might be onto something...

Posted:  1 week ago

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Went solo today, new Cascadia with collision avoidance system

Congratulations! You might have noticed when the cruise is on it won't let you get to within more than 2.8 - 3 seconds of the person in front of you. It will automatically adjust your speed to maintain that distance.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Frozen Brakes

I agree with Rainy...(I know, strange),

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Yeah, I had to tap the brakes with a hammer in a situation last year. Not fun getting under the trailer on a cold morning. You never know when you're going to forget about NOT setting the trailer brakes. A cure for absent mindedness would be great.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Frozen Brakes

I remember reading a suggestion from G-town about keeping your trailer brakes from freezing by driving a short distance in the truck stop with your foot lightly pressing the brake pedal to dry them. Since it's that time of year again I was wondering if anyone could offer advice on how to keep your brakes from freezing. I'm aware that mixing a spray bottle with a 50-50 mix of alcohol and water works well for deicing locks. Would this kind of solution work on the brakes?

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

Well I got my ring from IL to PA done,and the one from NJ to PA. I got to a rest area near by with one minute on my 14 hour clock. Waiting to get towed to a truck stop near by since turns out this rest area doesn't allow over night parking...

Darn, Jamie! That stinks! What part of PA are you in? Hopefully they don't hassle you too much about having to get towed. At least you didn't violate HOS. I enjoy reading about your ups and downs on the road. For some insane reason it makes want to go back to OTR. I know I will someday. For now I'd feel bad leaving my Fleet Manager hanging since there are only four of us on the dedicated account I'm on right now. Thanks for sharing your story. Looking forward to more. And I hope you enjoy your hometime...

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Trailer in the ditch

Yep, a wrong turn can mess you up pretty badly. Especially if you find yourself on a truck restricted road.

3/24/18 Yerington, NV

I took a wrong turn and ended up on a road that had a posted sign, "no through trucks". I panicked and tried to turn around in the first dirt lot I saw. Little did I know there was a road about 100 yards ahead that I could have turned on and gotten myself back to the road I was supposed to be on. Instead I turned around in the dirt. I made the turn-around without a problem but, the dirt at the edge of the road was too soft. I was able to get my steer tires on the road but my drives got bogged down in the soft dirt. In retrospect I should have stopped and taken a look at google maps. I would have seen my way out and avoided getting stuck. Instead I had to make the call of shame to the folks in "breakdown" in order to get a tow.

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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The wait is almost over!

I'm not sure about the other companies but Roehl actually pays you during school.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Adventures in Stupidity

Well if everyone is coming clean I might as well too. 2 weeks ago, Walmart DC, pottsville (what is it with bad luck at DC's)...Tug test was good, pulled out of my door, turned to the left and my trailer kept going straight. Smashed the passenger side cab extender. Had to have a wrecker come help me out because the crank handle was so close to the back of my truck I couldn't turn it. I was sent to a terminal for some reeducation. Lesson learned!

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Odd question

Most of us could probably use the exercise

I know I could.

Amen, brother! Something I used to do for exercise (if it was safe to do so) was walk some laps around the truck stop for about half an hour or so after parking. If I took my half hour break at a place where it was safe to walk, I'd get an apple or some other kind of fruit, and walk around while eating for about 20 minutes. It's a good way to get the blood flowing and keep alert. Obviously it's not safe to walk around some truck stops or rest areas if it's busy, and wearing hi-vis clothing is a good idea.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Odd question

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Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Odd question

Two things come to me; some one decides to leave and I'm stuck in the middle. Other is liability, something happens like a 5th wheel pin gets pulled and you get blamed because you were there.

Never considered that. Something to think about...

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