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Posted:  4 years, 11 months 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 years, 11 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 years, 11 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 years, 11 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 years, 12 months 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 years, 12 months 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:  5 years 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:  5 years 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 years 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 years, 1 month 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.

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