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    Orlando, FL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    11 months ago

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Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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First driver score card with Melton

Nice work! Congratulations!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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I'm Traveling Incognito The Next Few Weeks

I'm seeing an uptick even on the Hazmat side of things. Miles are wracking up. Gonna get my platinum card within the next couple months if I keep churning out the miles.

Nothing but good stuff for all I say!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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The right attitude, to get the job done

Sounds like you read some good stuff. Which I fully agree with! In the Army I did plenty of road marches that when I let the suck reach me it was miserable, but when I kept a strong commitment to success those blisters or sore muscles didn't really feel that bad. The mind is a powerful force.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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The right attitude, to get the job done

Today was a bit hectic and it brought to mind something I think is key that sometimes gets overlooked by new and old alike. Attitude.

So I've had a jam packed week, full of ups and downs. I was really looking forward to my reset and placed myself in a great location. 16 hours into my reset I get a call "hey, we've got a hot load that we need moving, somethings come up and you are closest. Can you assist?". So I check my hours and see I have 9 hours and 10 minutes left in my week. I snag the load info and see I have 8 hours to arrive, hook, and make it to the shipper. Drive time was 2 hours to the load and 5 1/2 to destination. Margin of error..low considering I'd need to take the mandatory 30.

Needless to say, I arrived on-time (super close) and without incident. Shipper and receiver are both ecstatic that the load they anticipated being late arrived on time.

Brings me full circle to attitude. Yes, this wiped out my perfect off time plans. Yes, I'm now parked in the boonies with nothing to do. however, I accepted the load without complaint and achieved the best possible results. All because I didn't sulk, complain, and drag my feet cause my day got ruined. Sometimes you just gotta get er done.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

That is a terrific truck. Thanks for posting the pictures...your pix are more informative than anything that the factory puts out, at least anything I've been able to find.

I'm driving a 2017 Cascadia now, and can't wait until I get enough miles on it for the company to move me into the 2018...I detest the dash layout on the 2017 and prior versions...the 2018 looks much much better and the bunk area looks better too. Now if they could just figure out a way to glide over the potholes smile.gif

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Hi everyone,

Man, it's been a busy month, sorry I've not been around much! So what did the busy month bring? How about a 2018 Freightliner cascadia! I just picked her up from our office this weekend, so still working on organization and setup. But boy am I happy! Far smoother and far more quiet than the Volvo by a factor of 10. Inside is pretty comfortable and spacious with plenty of storage, good size frig easily fitting multiple half gallon jugs, food, and plenty of snacks. Anyways I'm super excited my hard work has paid off!

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Happy to post them! If you're looking for any specifics I'll answer to my best or show pics.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

I like the lack of skirting on it. Polished aluminum tank, polished diamond plate, etc. Really nice ride...! Sharp.

The lack of skirting is growing on me. The pure amount of polishing I'm stuck with is only down side lol I'm gonna have to invest in a buffer to keep all this metal looking sharp! Spent about an hour today polishing after rolling through Detroit MI and that little snowstorm that kicked up a bunch of salt and filth.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Truck Mattress

I'm likely the oddball, but I prefer a more firm mattress. So the new one that came with my truck does not bother me to much. I still threw on a 2" memory form topper to give it that bit of extra comfort.

But I'm also the type that buys a IKEA memory foam matress that came in a roll and most say it's nearly as firm as wood rofl-2.gif

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

Here is a new outside picture. Other was kinda dark and didn't give a ton of details.

Enjoy the XXX rated truck photo.

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Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

We have one at home but on the road I have just used my thermos and filled it up each night. But I’ve been thinking about getting a mini and carrying it with me on the truck and just making it fresh each morning.

Yea, that's what I was doing before as well. But the mini takes up very little space. Something about being able to drink whatever flavor, strength, or whatnot is nice. Heck I've got a bit of fluff and even a hot coco blend for those snowy stops!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

Oh yeah gotta have the coffee when I get up too. People look at me funny when the hear I have a keruig in my truck. It’s really great you always have a fresh cup of coffee in five minutes. I have even made a customer a cup when he met me early one day. I made more points with him than you can imagine.

I've done the same and during the warmer months before winter I'd offer a coke or Mt.dew. Nothing helps get a load moving like a bit of caffeine!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

Nice ride and congratulations. Is that a Keurig mini in the pic? How do you like it?

Yes, that's a mini. And like Brett said, it's a god send! Being able to wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and top up whenever I desire. I've prob got over 200 k-cups in my truck haha!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

Are these new models a two-section windshield, or one piece of glass now? I'm supposed to see a new one of my own in the near future.

1 piece and I highly approve. Visibility has definitely improved.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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TV service

I use a setup like Dave, except I use ATT wifi box for $80 per month of unlimited. I've gotten upto 100GB and still had enough speed to watch youtube without issue or stream a movie.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck!

Yea the interior is amazing. Very well organized compared to the 16 Volvo I was running prior. Measurements say it's the same size sleeper, but the way they've set it up it feels nearly a foot deeper.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Confusion at a scalehouse

In my trainers words "if they really want ya, they'll come get you".

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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Without a leg to lean on

Being born and raised in NE I will confirm..the roads suck in many places. As for that being the problem, no idea.

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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New Truck!

Thanks everyone. This has been something I've been building upto for a while. I knew I'd not get one of the new rigs till I shown I'd not crash it into a loading dock first haha!

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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New Truck!

Hi everyone,

Man, it's been a busy month, sorry I've not been around much! So what did the busy month bring? How about a 2018 Freightliner cascadia! I just picked her up from our office this weekend, so still working on organization and setup. But boy am I happy! Far smoother and far more quiet than the Volvo by a factor of 10. Inside is pretty comfortable and spacious with plenty of storage, good size frig easily fitting multiple half gallon jugs, food, and plenty of snacks. Anyways I'm super excited my hard work has paid off!

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Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Every friday my Dispatcher already have my pre plan

Having a plan is always better than no plan. I'd be thrilled to know a entire weeks worth of loads ahead of time! Means your Fleet Manager or Dispatcher trusts you to get it done.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Backing Practice - Walmart/SAM'S #1

I remember a fun one, nothing to crazy but some might find it interesting.

This is Atlanta GA, the approach is likely a 7-8% hill.

Inside the red is always full of cars during business hours, most of the docks are also full during operating hours. Green is the regular door I have to dock into 99% of the time.

Yellow marks hazards such as a loading ramp, dumpsters, curbs/trees and steps into doors.

Don't think it's as challenging as what yall have shown. But could get some folks hung up.

Yes, I'm not very artistic inside my sleeper cab atm..lol

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