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    4 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Called cops student horror story

Hey ya all so i had a student on my truck and his training was going alright. he wasn't the best driver (didn't know road rules,don't know road signs,speak very little english). but i was still willing to help the poor guy earn a good livelihood.

so i started training him like he was just starting for cdl test. the bad thing about him was he had an attitude of him being right all the time. if i told him something he will say yes but wont do it. today he did something a few times that i told him not to do because it was a safety concern he told me "he been driving car for 10 years he know how to drive a truck car and truck are same and he have a cdl so i don't need to tell him what to do ".

i made him pull over called the company and told them what he was doing and what he said. the company prob called him and after talking to them he came back in the truck and refused to drive while under a load .

i told him he ll regret this because it ll hurt his dac and should complete this load to final and then he can get off at terminal but he still refused. i called dm started driving to final myself.

after few minutes he told me he want to get off the truck at next truck stop or he ll call the cops and tell them m kidnapping him . i told him that's not the safest place and that's against the company policy so i'll drop him at terminal . but he refused and called the cops .

with his very little english skills he wasn't able to explain the cops that he was being "kidnapped". so i told them what was going on and what was i trying to do . they gave me an ok and told me to take him to the terminal . now after all that still delivering the load on time i am sitting here thinking what da f happened .

so i have some questions . 1 will company take this seriously as he made false accusations of being kidnapped

2 will he be able to drive with that much on his dac (still feel bad for poor guy)

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Doing my own thing

Well everyone have their own opinion and everyone starts from somewhere m still going to pursue what i believe will work and see how it goes .and elds are just another joke like paper logs .you can cheat on them as easily as you do on paper logs .its a matter of time that everyone know how to do it and there will be something new nd that will be cheated too.its not about the size of the fish its about the heart and brain of the fish.thats how amazon took over walmart .

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Doing my own thing

I see around 50% of the trucks on the road are o/o . i talk with owners at truck stops nd customers and they never regret doing what they are doing.the only part they regret about trucking is working as a company driver. every company started from a single o/o so i think its personal preference. some people cant handle the extra stress and extra dedication thats required to build a successful business.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Doing my own thing

Why don't you tell us about all those taxes you are going to get back? I was in business thirty years - never once did I get anything back. The truth is I paid tens of thousands every year.

well if you didnt got back anything you prob had a sh**** accountant or you were not aware of how you can get that money .fell sorry for you.i have seen personally o/o who got all their taxes back.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Doing my own thing

Here is your answer. Bad idea. Confessions of an owner operator

all these articles talk about are how much you ll bring home theres nothing about all the taxes you get back all the expences you can put toward your business and bring home alot at the end of the year and over that the freedom of choosing your own freight choosing your own lanes getting home when you want to be .there are risks in every business .

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Doing my own thing

Hey how ya all doing. i am planning on getting my own truck and trailer and start doing my own runs .i have 1 y of experience and a pretty good credit (785+ ) i am planning on taking load from load boards first then building relations with good dispatchers and later on getting my own dispatcher.i kinda know a bit about lanes .i ll be running a dry van and prob thinking abour freightshaker for good mpg. planning on doing it after winter around march-april when freight picks up .is it a good idea ? what you guys think .

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trucking is about standing your ground

I understand you man and i know it takes a lot of patience and self control to be a trucker and you guys know a lot better then me so I'm gonna start doing what you guys told me nd m sure it'll work because it worked for you guys for a long time.but i hope shippers and receivers get more responsible and start doing better time management .

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trucking is about standing your ground

However, if you're smart about it you can often speed up the process considerably. If you take the wrong approach you will often make a bad problem even worse

i did that for a month or 2 the replies i was getting were "I'll be ready in 2 more hours" after 2 hours "will be ready in just 1 more hour" and after one hour "oh guys are on break when they come back will start on your load" after 3 hours "oh we have a shift change they ll let you know when it's going to be ready"

While you have two loads already preplanned on you after asking these professionals how long they are going to take .and there goes your money because someone can't keep up with appointment times or are not man enough to tell you the truth. but i get you we are professionals too and we should not lose our cool . But when you see that 700$ going away because someone else can't do their job right you get a little tough don't you.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trucking is about standing your ground

I understand all you guys . I don't talk like a jerk or something when i say this stuff.i am really calm and respectful.but i just make them realize they are wrong on their part .this is the thing I don't understand if" driver is late for 1 min you are late go at the end of line if they hold us for 6 hours we should understand that if we can pre plan our trip and manage to get their on time why can't they manage and preplan the deliveries and get us out in 2 hrs.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trucking is about standing your ground

Hey ya all . i am really new to this forum and trucking (5months in).i really love what i do and hope to do it for a long time.the only part i hate is when shipper and receiver try to * on you by holding you for more then 2 hours .it happened to me quite a few times but as the person i am .i started calling them on their bs.and guess what it works . you rell them you been here for 2 hours and have 30 to 45 min extra then that before you shut down in the dock.they find more people to work on your load or magically you are unloades in less then 30 mins or you tell them if they cany unload you in two hours or you are leaving and ll set another appointment when they can unload you in the given timeframe and this worked at places like wm dc and krg which are one of the worst places .

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