Profile For Amish country

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    6 years, 8 months ago

Amish country's Bio

graduated cdl school at DCS school of driving in york, pa

feeding chickens, powering cities and making your waste safe. Who knew limestone had so many uses?

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Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Blew a tire!

If you havent experienced it yet wait til you blow a super single. Had a drive tire go and thought I lost the trailer! Luckily what was remaining of the rubber stayed under the lip of the rim and saved it from getting wreaked too. Blew the mud flap in front of the drives clear into a field

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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What are your preferred hours to run?

Usually start around 0300. Days are all 12-14 hours so gets me home for dinner every night. Less traffic in the morning is a plus and by the time I finish unloading my first run the rush hour crowd is clearing out.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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The "Boogey Man" Virus

Pretty much everywhere I go now we are not allowed in the receiving offices and need to fill out a questionnaire at the quarries. The customer I have been delivering to daily for the past 2 months is making us call and they will meet us at the door.

Yesterday I called and nobody answered. I opened the door and looked in to see if they were out of the office where they put the bagged ingredients in and saw someone sitting at the desk IN THE OFFICE. (This isn't the person I usually deal with and he hasnt always seemed standoffish). I walked up to the door and knocked and he didnt even look up. Opened the door a little just to get his attention and he starts freaking out about how I cant just walk in there. I explained that I called and nobody answered but he didnt care. So I went back outside and after about 5-10 minutes my normal guy came out to do something else and got everything for me, never saw the original guy again. He wouldve had me standing out there all day.

Here's the kicker. The pipes are locked so they need to give me a key or pair of keys and I give them back. They handle the paperwork and have me sign in and sign the bol and receipt. So even with all the office barring there is still 3 chances of transfer. Keys, paperwork and pen(that everyone uses). In the end it doesnt really matter.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Wonder how that will work out. I still have to be out here so are they going to give us permits to be out? Otherwise the power doesnt stay on, waste and water wont be treated and animals will starve because feed cant be made. I'm more concerned that this will force the quarries closed and then we won't be able to do our job anyways. And then everything falls apart.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Update and is this coronavirus going to shut truckers down too?

We've gotten busier this week and will more than likely get even busier over the following weeks with people stuck at home using more electricity and water. If we dont keep moving the power plants shut down and water doesn't get purified. Feed doesnt get mixed and animals begin to starve. One advantage to the lime business. Run til you cant run no more.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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(NEED ADVICE) Local feed & ingredient haulers

I deliver to feed mills daily. Some have tons of space and others make you question the engineering. Couldn't make out exactly what type of trailer you would be using (pnematic tank, open top dump, feed tank with with boom arm).

3/4 of the ones I go to are dirt lots in the middle of nowhere using 2 lane roads to access.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Yearly Pay Numbers for 2019

1st full year solo and within 2 years of driving I managed to turn out $67k gross for the year. I know that it doesnt touch the number some others have posted but it is about double what I made at my previous career and I'm home every day and majority of weekends off.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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CPM vs % of load

I run % locally but in dry bulk. Like others have said you can make money either way by being efficient and running hard. A lot does depend on the runs and how much you can put together. I can run 1 load and make $250 for the day or run 1 short load and only make $70. Usually I run 2 loads that total out to $220-250 a day but its longer 12-13 hour days. I'm happy with what I do and my paychecks but there are weeks that slow down and put me off average.


Theres an example of 2 weeks and how the percents are broken down. I'm not at top percent yet so it will go up a little more. I have a little control over how much product I bring that effects the payout per run as well which you wouldnt get with flatbed.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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I believe that quality carriers trains on the chemical liquid side. I know for sure that we train on the dry bulk side but that's going to depend on your location. Dry bulk is the safer tank route because you dont deal with surge and slosh.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Heartland buys Millis

F.T Silfirs & J.P. Donmoyer, they also control foundry systems Corp (FSC) in New Jersey. Dry bulk company in central PA with a small van line as well.

We were already pleased to QC and running under their DOT number so it was only a matter of time. Official transition was August 9th.

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