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    Pensacola, FL

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    4 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

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Might want to try these guys out. Most of the drivers I have talked too are pretty happy with them.

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I'm pulling for that to work out for you, Ray!

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**update**

Just by sheer coincidence, the job I've that's been on my radar for over a year happened to open up. I woke up from a nap and unlocked my phone and it was right there lol. Interviewed and got the offer. It's local work so I know all the real truckers won't like it but basically 5days 55 hours a week with a salary of 360 a day. Shiiiii. Hauling that golden firewater (gas and/or diesel) to gas stations which I'm currently already doing anyway. Same job. Different company. I'm super "pumped" for this.

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NEEK,

Congrats, man! Happy for you big time!!! What's this 'real truckers' thing? Last time I checked, my Tom, and G'Town, are real truckers too...just like you!!!

Keep us in the loop, if you are allowed. Be careful & stay safe out there, man! Dang great $$$ too !!!!!

Best wishes;

~ Anne & Tom ~

No I meant y'all are the real truckers doing long haul! Thanks though I'll let y'all know how it goes.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

Congratulations Nick! I'm glad you found something that works for you. You've been doing a great job! Keep it up. good-luck.gif

Old school! Good to hear from ya man! Thanks. I still remember how ya tried to help me out a few years back!

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

**update**

Just by sheer coincidence, the job I've that's been on my radar for over a year happened to open up. I woke up from a nap and unlocked my phone and it was right there lol. Interviewed and got the offer. It's local work so I know all the real truckers won't like it but basically 5days 55 hours a week with a salary of 360 a day. Shiiiii. Hauling that golden firewater (gas and/or diesel) to gas stations which I'm currently already doing anyway. Same job. Different company. I'm super "pumped" for this.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

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Am I aiming too high you think with my experience level?

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I wouldn’t say aiming too high. But, high paying trucking jobs are a challenge in the panhandle. I agree on the Schneider tanker, I’ve considered it as well.

Have you looked into the Ruan (Publix contract) that operates out of Marianna? I don’t know what they pay.

I drive for RBI and I’m certain the pay wouldn’t be what you’re getting for tanker. I’ve considered Wright, CIS, S&M & others. It really comes down to whatever the balance is you want. I’m too close to retirement, with great home time, accumulated vacation, to seriously look at starting over.

You could also look into Hackney in Milton. I believe that’s box truck, food service but I might be wrong.

Coca Cola in Pensacola seems always looking for large store drivers. I spoke with them once and it seemed a good opportunity; just deliver to the store, unload their pallets and go onto the next. Someone else does all the down stacking.

I’ll keep my eyes & ears open.

It doesn't seem like ruan is currently hiring in my area but thanks for all those suggestions! I've got a few good leads will let y'all know what happens.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

Neek! Long time no see. So glad to hear you are still doing well.

Obviously I'd throw Walmart into that list as well. However, the southeast market is pretty locked up for drivers. Not many openings in the wmpf down there. However, if you were so lucky as to get in, they're certainly a company to retire from. You'll start out over 100k easy.

Good to see you again.

Yeah hey turtle

Walmart seems to be the dream job from literally everything I've read/watched. Why is Walmart so far ahead of everyone else?

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

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Hello! Some of you may remember me when I used to post a bit while still a rookie. Well, now I have about four and a half years experience with zero accidents, zero citations, zero anything on any report LOL. I guess I'm in a position where I can be a little picky so I am looking for something home weekly or even throughout the week that still pays great. Currently hauling gasoline with x endorsement. I have already looked into groen**** transportation, Schneider national dedicated tanker, Martin transportation, and a few others. Anybody have a lead on something good? I'm trying to find the company I can retire at.

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NEEK !!!! OF COURSE, we remember you!!

Why no luck with Groen'd ?? They're pretty elite, actually! Anything w/QC (Quality Carriers) if you want tanks?

Marten, or MarTIN? Have you looked into Cypress? Keen AND Keim are that way, also.

Another company housed in Michigan (yards in Ohio) recently spread their wings to Florida, as well, Equity Transport.

You could also check D.M. Bowman, Earl Henderson, Hogan Transport, and Schugel.

I spent 26 years in Florida growing up (yeah, I'm old!) and good ole' Lester Coggins (my fam's roots) is long gone. LCT .. in Okahumpka!

There's also Florida Beauty Express, Navajo, .. I'll think more later!!

Good to see you stop back, good sir! Whatever works, let us know!!!

Best always,

~ Anne ~

Yeah I'm starting to wonder if the groen recruiter was maybe "ill informed" shall I say. And thanks for the kind words Anne! I'm very proud of my clean record considering I've done quite a lot of local work and been in some places/situations that some truckers might just fall over and die on the spot lol. Like backing a lowboy trailer with a 12' wide, 35 tonne excavator on it through an opening that was 12' 4" off a main road with 0 traffic control. 🥺 Oh while also avoiding the drainage ditches on either side of the road. Lol.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

Neek,long time no see! Also glad you’ve maintained such a stellar record.

Experienced drivers are always needed here, to help us newer ones learn. Don’t leave for so long again or Anne will change the locks. Lol

*Bows slowly* thanks

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

Well I got a call from one of the aforementioned companies saying 100k+ and home weekends. Their yard is about 45 mins from my house and can bobtail truck home most likely. Smallish private fleet. Sounds promising but more investigation is necessary. Will update!

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

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Hello! Some of you may remember me when I used to post a bit while still a rookie. Well, now I have about four and a half years experience with zero accidents, zero citations, zero anything on any report LOL. I guess I'm in a position where I can be a little picky so I am looking for something home weekly or even throughout the week that still pays great. Currently hauling gasoline with x endorsement. I have already looked into groen**** transportation, Schneider national dedicated tanker, Martin transportation, and a few others. Anybody have a lead on something good? I'm trying to find the company I can retire at.

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NEEK !!!! OF COURSE, we remember you!!

Why no luck with Groen'd ?? They're pretty elite, actually! Anything w/QC (Quality Carriers) if you want tanks?

Marten, or MarTIN? Have you looked into Cypress? Keen AND Keim are that way, also.

Another company housed in Michigan (yards in Ohio) recently spread their wings to Florida, as well, Equity Transport.

You could also check D.M. Bowman, Earl Henderson, Hogan Transport, and Schugel.

I spent 26 years in Florida growing up (yeah, I'm old!) and good ole' Lester Coggins (my fam's roots) is long gone. LCT .. in Okahumpka!

There's also Florida Beauty Express, Navajo, .. I'll think more later!!

Good to see you stop back, good sir! Whatever works, let us know!!!

Best always,

~ Anne ~

Woah lots of good suggestions! I will comb through these 1 by 1 tomorrow.

GroenD says their regional tanker pay is about $2100-$2200 gross BIWEEKLY. (Website says 85-100) That's gonna be a no for me. Inflation.

Marten only has OTR right now

MartIN has out and back runs gone 1-3 days but no sign on bonus because "the other drivers were getting mad." Not a deal breaker for me but the vibe felt a little undesirable.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

You're right my apologies, I wasn't very specific. "Pays great" to me I guess would be somewhere between 85k-100k annual. Am I aiming too high you think with my experience level? I'm strongly considering the Schneider job. I guess I'm looking for the dream job and I'm not quite wowwed enough by the Schneider gig because even if I get a 10 hour break or two during the week parked at home terminal, I'm 70 miles from the house so a little over an hour. Seems like I might as well just be gone all week and possibly be able to run harder and earn more.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Regional companies Florida panhandle?

Hello! Some of you may remember me when I used to post a bit while still a rookie. Well, now I have about four and a half years experience with zero accidents, zero citations, zero anything on any report LOL. I guess I'm in a position where I can be a little picky so I am looking for something home weekly or even throughout the week that still pays great. Currently hauling gasoline with x endorsement. I have already looked into groen**** transportation, Schneider national dedicated tanker, Martin transportation, and a few others. Anybody have a lead on something good? I'm trying to find the company I can retire at.

Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Anybody have experience piggybacking brand new trucks?

Thanks you guys.

Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Anybody have experience piggybacking brand new trucks?

Looking into a job hauling brand new trucks otr piggybacking them. Seems like good pay and hotel every night paid by the company. Wondering what's the catch lol?

Posted:  2 years ago

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Aggregate working load limit

And now I'm extra confused. So I get 50 percent of the anchor point too??

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Posted:  2 years ago

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Aggregate working load limit

Ok a bit embarrassing but I need a refresher from my flatbedders. I have just been hauling lumber locally for over a year now and the reg book is confusing me at the moment.

I have 3/8 grade 70 chains and Standard ratchet binders. Apparently rated at 6,600 lbs. I'm picking up a piece of cargo that is 27,000 lbs and has four tie down points. Are 4 direct tie down chains enough or can I only use 50 percent of the WLL of each chain?I remember that there is a simple way to calculate it. Can I just double the WLL of the chain? Can't remember If someone could respond with a simple breakdown of how they calculate and short explanation that would be great! Thanks.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Do they make 12 volt microwaves for trucks?

MAN, where have you BEEN???

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Well packrat, right now I'm in Charleston SC...😁. I've just been cruising around driving locally. Then the money wasn't enough so I'm back for more. Still trying to find my place. Still no tickets or accidents thank God.

Https://www.raneystruckparts.com/whirlpool-countertop-truck-microwave-oven/

Is this something like what you’re looking for? Seems pretty expensive for a microwave. 🤣

Yeah dude f---orget that. I'm not spending that much on a microwave. For that price I could just breathe on the food till it gets hot.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Do they make 12 volt microwaves for trucks?

Yeah I'm pretty sure they wouldn't mind me having an inverter installed but I was trying to avoid that if possible. I'm headed out on Sunday so was looking for a quick solution. No worries. Guess it's cold food and snacks in the truck for the time being! Onwards

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Do they make 12 volt microwaves for trucks?

Some of ya might remember me. I got my start trucking about two and a half years ago now. Im just about to start running this dedicated route for GE in the south. Here's the issue: I need to put a microwave in my truck but don't have a power inverter. I can't seem to fine any regular 12v microwaves....do they make those? All I can find is the little oven things. Those are nice but not what I'm looking for. What's the most cost effective way to get a microwave in there functioning properly? Thanks!

Posted:  3 years, 2 months 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:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Split sleeper berth question

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

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