Profile For NeeklODN

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  • Location:
    Pensacola, FL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 8 months ago

NeeklODN's Bio

second year driver Otr flatbed driver out of Pensacola,FL Currently employed with Summerford Truck Lines.

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Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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It could have been worse...

Ohhh nooooo! Worst nightmare! Thank God there was no damage! Keep it tight bro!

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Split sleeper berth question

Got it y'all thanks! On track for delivery 1 hour Early.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Split sleeper berth question

Need advice on how to get this delivery on time. When I arrived at the shipper, I had just about eight and a half hours of drive time also had somewhere around the same on my 14. I signed in and then went off duty for a little over two hours. I now have 5 hours and 10 minutes left on duty and / or driving. if I run my clock out then take an 8-hour sleeper break how much time will I get back? It's so freaking confusing. Was I supposed to go sleeper berth for the 2-hour break?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

Next load that's scaleable, I'm gonna move it forward from "center" I just can't fathom that I need to move it back even more than I have been. The light is more to the rear than the place coil here sticker. Feels backwards. Using the place coil here sticker as center I am heavy steers, light drives and heavy spread. Does anyone see what I'm saying?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Throwback Thursday - Photos From Back In The Day

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Your name fits your look sir. Straight out of an 80s movie. Even got the fiero to match.๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted:  1 month ago

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Interesting day with coils

Will do everyone, will do.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

Putting weight in front of the trailer axles shouldn't affect your steers. The people talking about "lifting" the drives, were talking about when you put a lot of weight behind the trailer axles. This can essentially make them act as a pivot point, if you imagine the trailer as a lever.

What does the center marking on your trailer look like? Is it a painted line, a little piece of metal welded onto the deck, or a strip of reflective tape on the deck? Or is it a sticker on the frame?

Well now I'm really confused because with a 48k load of bricks, the last row is typically right over the forward trailer axle. Set up like that, I get the effect of too much weight on steers,like 25k on drives and 37k or more on trailer

14th stake pocket is almost directly in the center of my light which confuses me even further indicating my center point is even further back?!?!

Also, FYI: there are 27 stake pockets total. Fifth wheel is fixed just about directly above center of my two drive axles. Truck is a '15 prostar midroof.

From what y'all are telling me, I'm supposed to shift the loads back even further than I have been? Because that's where the alleged middle point/14th stake pocket/light is....

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

Typically, the center of a 53' spread axle trailer, is 14 stake pockets, then the middle spool after the 14th pocket, (or 14.5 stake pockets) . Which is normally directly in front of the turn signal light.

I still don't understand why the coil package would be rear of center. I obviously trust you guys because you're more experienced than me. I'm not calling you out or anything I just don't understand.

if I were to put a coil or two right there wouldn't it put too much weight on my steers and not enough weight on my drives similar to the issues I've been having using that as my Center Point?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

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Ok I'm gonna try that next time. I'll let you guys know what the scale says. But I have a sneaky suspicion that the sticker that says "place heavy loads here" is not the true middle point. I feel like it may be to the front a little bit.

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That sticker usually indicates that the trailer has a coil package and is reinforced in that area to deal with having the 40รทk weight of a steel coil all being situated in roughly a 3'x5' area. The easiest way to find center of the trailer is a measuring tape or use the center light as reference. The center light may not be exact but a pretty good reference point in most cases. Do remember though, the trailer center in regards to weight balance is different when the axles are open vs closed.

Okay, my logic maybe incorrect here. I knew that about the coil package but I assumed that if you're putting a 40000 lb coil right there then it must be the middle of the trailer as well. Why would you not put it in the direct center of the trailer?

Also, my axles cannot be closed.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

Ok I'm gonna try that next time. I'll let you guys know what the scale says. But I have a sneaky suspicion that the sticker that says "place heavy loads here" is not the true middle point. I feel like it may be to the front a little bit.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Interesting day with coils

Don't worry about that. In the future make notes on the BOL that they signed. I also would make notes on your company system that you make your empty call with.

I've been through that same scenario several times. I've never heard anything back about any of those times.

I had to focus on keeping my composure with this one, the way he went about it was like he was surprised I untarped outside. ๐Ÿค”

Posted:  1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

Forgot to mention, my fifth wheel is fixed.

Posted:  1 month ago

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OTC meds causing false positives on drug tests?

As far as I understand, a false positive is not likely in any scenario (excluding poppy seeds). If you test positive for something I think they have to do a confirmatory test for the exact metabolite. So, if it is really just Advil, they will see it in the confirmatory test.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

I always load my trailer from the center point that's marked. Let's say I have a load of bricks. 25 packs. I would have 12 packs front of center and 13 packs rear of center. When I do this I'm always like 37k on split trailer axle, 27k on drives and ALWAYS maxed out on steers. What should I do differently??? It would seem counter intuitive to move the load forward on the trailer because then my steers would be over correct?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Interesting day with coils

Ok....first time hauling steel coils. Eye to the sky. 2 of them at approximately 20k each. Got them secured and tarped just fine using chain/strap combo. Ran into an interesting situation at the receiver. I pull up in front of the warehouse and the loader tells me to pull around the side and un strap/chain/tarp everything. Ok so I did that. Right before I back in the warehouse, it's starts to drizzle a little. The coils are shrink wrapped and have cardboard on top. This guy makes me sign the bills saying that they got rained on and might be rusted. After he told me to untarp outside....really???

Dispatch was cool because the plastic was wet but the cardboard underneath wasn't to I think the coils made it dry.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Cursed Living in South FLorida

Dang my bad.....misread the post. Kinda exhausted from all this heat.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Cursed Living in South FLorida

G-town supposedly makes a great living at swift pulling Walmart dedicated. Don't trust the online reviews. My opinion is that at least %80 of those are disgruntled FORMER employees who couldn't cut it. You have to pay very close attention to the phrasing in those things.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Prime Upgrade Freeze

If you're going lease (not recommended here) I would team it up and save some cash until you upgrade. You're gonna need it.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Ok to run with no brake lights or turn signal on trailer.

There is a shop in Pensacola that would've come to you at the MM 30 rest area. I'm assuming that's where you were. Knowles on site repair. Great shop

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Preventable

Here's an expert tip. Get a wrench and loosen your fm/am antenna so that it's just tight enough to unscrew with your hand (and so that it won't fall off). Never worry about locking your keys in the truck again.

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