Profile For Amish country

Amish country's Info

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    PA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 1 month 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:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Tankers

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:  3 months, 1 week 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.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Heartland buys Millis

We were recently purchased by quality carriers. Some operational stuff has changed to align with their structure but nothing crazy or unreasonable. Life has gone on the same and still gave the same staff in place and 90% of things have been improved upon. Some people just look for things to complain about. Give it time and make a decision before tearing it apart. Nothing to fear if you do your job correctly and run efficiently.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Murphy's Law for truckers.

If you say itll be a short, easy day something will go wrong.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Tough local backing for a newbie

Got to the customer and to my surprise theres a crane in the way. Had to kick it around the corner of the building, between the crane so I could get to my 30ft of hose to unload. Feels like a 2nd Monday.

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Posted:  4 months ago

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Are landstar driver still making money??

I trained someone that was a land star o/o. He was telling me the work he was getting was inconsistent and he could make more with us. No idea what he was pulling in with them but hes happier with us atm

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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SOO Fed UP!!!!!

With a class B you can not drive combinations which is probably why you're being denied. Unless your trying to do the class A programs but it doesnt seem like that's the case. You'll only be able to do straight trucks with a class B (bus, dump truck, box van, etc).

If I'm reading it right that is the issue.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Oil Field experience

Look into dry bulk companies in the area to get the tank experience. You can usually find cement work pretty easily.

Side note on oil field work. I have a friend that does it in the northeast and is gone 2 weeks at a time and putting in 120+ hours a week between driving and other duties. Not sure how it would be down there but that's been his experience. Ridiculous money nut a huge time commitment.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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How do people survive

I went to a local school for 5 weeks, signed on with a local company l the week after "graduating" and trained for 4 weeks. April-december I still made 40k for the year and in my 2nd year i will hit that by the end of the month. I work 5-6 days but it is definitely long hours and work my clock pretty hard to maximize time. I also take the initiative to take on my work and set runs up differently then they have in the past to maximize earnings and get my DM to look at things differently. Because of that I get options on loads and just about anything I want.

All this comes back to 1 thing. YOU! Plenty of money to be made if you go out there and make it happen.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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How Many Times Do You ACTUALLY UNLOAD YOURSELF?

Every single day, sometimes twice! I'll even load it myself on occasion. The trailer does all the work though. I only hook up 2 hoses and move some valves haha

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Tough local backing for a newbie

This is the most fun I have when it comes to local backing. Back from the one way street through the gate into the tan section with the garage door. Theres only at most a foot from the passenger door to the brick wall. It's also very dark in the building you have to back into with not much wiggle room.

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Mack 2013 dash buttons help

I'll take a look tomorrow since I have to use a mack for the day while my volvo gets the window replaced (pickup truck coming opposite direction kicked me a present from his little trailer). I know the "truck going uphill" is the hill start disable. Hill start keeps the truck from rolling back.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Roadcheck 2019 in effect this week

I made it through untouched as well. Thought they were going to pull me at the only station I passed finishing up my day but he waved me on and pulled the hotshot card hauler behind me. There were 3 other hotshots getting inspected already. Might make a difference when they can see all your lights working and dash isn't a mess.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Roadcheck 2019 in effect this week

I made it through untouched as well. Thought they were going to pull me at the only station I passed finishing up my day but he waved me on and pulled the hotshot card hauler behind me. There were 3 other hotshots getting inspected already. Might make a difference when they can see all your lights working and dash isn't a mess.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Does anyone have any nhra transporter photos post them here thanks

Everytime I get a driver that has a few years experience all they do is complain about the job and how regulations are absurd and limiting. Maybe it's because I started under these "debilitating regulations" but I donr think twice about them. The last 2 weeks I grossed $1600+ with very little experience compared to them. I guess I'll never understand how big brothers hand is crushing us.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Roadcheck 2019 in effect this week

Manages to roll through 6 stations yesterday without getting flagged down. Inspectors were all busy with other trucks. Just have to see how tomorrow goes

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Low underpasses

I'm with neek on this one. Our tall tanks can fit under 13' and I've seen our low ones make it under a 12' 3" with the bags dropped. Dont even think twice about a 13,6.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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The World Is My Dock

I've been to job sites where we deliver into a spreader and they lay it down and mix the dirt. I've also known guys that gave delivered cement to sites in the middle of the woods and needed special permits to cross a 10 ton bridge because it was the only way in. Cant say I'd be to excited to roll almost 40 ton across a 10 ton bridge

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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My pneumatic tanker job

Well my company will be going through a name change in a couple months becoming part of the larger company we are currently affiliated with (run on their DOT number). From the sounds of it everything will be better across the board. Benefits are substantially better, pay rates getting reviewed and new equipment right from the start. Were already in their system so just need to fill out onboarding paperwork and drug test and get to keep our original start dates and seniority. Also get $2k once the merge is finalized and another 2k after 6 months for staying on. By the end of the year well be able to see if it really is better or not.

I've apparently become a trainer as well even though I'm still not sure how I feel about doing it. I've grown accustomed to my solitude and getting slowed down bothers me. Just had someone for a week that had experience and just needed to learn our paperwork and shown the quarrys. He was out of my truck less than a day and I had someone contacting me about Monday before my dispatcher even had a chance to talk to me about it. We havent hired anyone in months but since news of the change happened were up 4 guys in 2 weeks. I'm hoping that the more I so it the less I'll mind having someone else in my truck and find a happy medium.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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G-Town-part 2

Small world. Was down there twice yesterday. We deliver to the cogen part of the plant. Well for now. Once they get the gas turbines up and running they wont need us anymore.

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