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Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Comp toe or steel toe for tankers

Splitter here & I'm only here to help you make a fully informed decision. Prime's commitment for veterans [thank you for your service] is not a full year, 9 months if I remember correctly. Training period is approx 5-6 months when you complete 50K miles, again if I remember correctly. You will be paid a flat rate + any miles over a certain threshold, over 5-6k miles don't remember exact amount.

If you go flatbed, you'll have to dish out the money for all your gear; head ache rack, side box, tarps, chains, straps, bungees, etc I thought it was 2K but my friend, lease op, says he's paying 5K. Reefer your looking at approx $500. All this money is taken out of your settlements incrementally.

PJ was not wrong cause what he described happened to me at 2 other megas but I just wanted you to make as much of an informed decision as I could help.

Good for you on heeding the advise on tankers. Good luck to you with whatever decision you make.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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What would you do?

Thank you for proving my point. It's your site & you can censor it as you wish. But what you call disjointed & spewing hate... I guess I hit a nerve.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Mount for GPS

Trying lubing the suction cup with water or saliva. That has worked for me. Never needed to try the bean bag.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Mega Carriers vs. Lease Operator; Tread Life Management

I thought just pulling the tractor brake is the proper way to scale? If you sit with your foot on the brake then all of your axles and steers are locked up.

What I posted before was from another website. Let me explain it this way.

You don't pull the brakes or sit on your brakes. You sit there in neutral without using your brakes at all. Every single scale I've pulled onto has been level, except one, the CAT scale in the Atlanta Petro. I went next door to the Blue Beacon & that one was level.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Mega Carriers vs. Lease Operator; Tread Life Management

Don't set your brakes when your on a scale. New air ride suspension and some trailers with the anti dock walk WILL bind up a multi platform scale and give bad axle weights, (maybe not so much on a single platform scale) Setting brakes on a scale usually causes heavy steer weights and lite drive weights. When you set your brakes it dumps the air bags, but the brakes set faster than the air being released, so the truck wants to settle but with the brakes set it binds up the suspension also binding up a scale. Truck scales as big and well built as they are are still very sensitive to movement and need to move freely. bound up suspension wont let the scale find its center once the movement settles. Hope I'm making sense here. Older trucks and trailers with spring suspension usually wont cause a problem. If you have to set your brakes, set the trailer brakes only! or turn off your truck and put it in gear. So, next time your fighting your weights, sliding 5th wheel and moving tandems, ask yourself, Did I set my brakes on that scale??

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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What would you do?

Supposedly oppressed? Really!? You are saying they weren't oppressed? Riddle me this, why does McDonalds in the US only pay the bare minimum yet in Switzerland they pay a living wage? As do all businesses in Switzerland! How many people are in jail for marijuana possession yet white folks now sell it LEGALLY! You throw Jesus in the mix and now you go down a slippery slope. The bible says thow shall not kill yet it says an eye for an eye, it even says slavery was ok....

Do you really want to go there?

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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What would you do?

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“In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?”~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated Civil Rights leader & non violent activist.

According to the footage, "police said the protester MAY have been trying to break into the truck." But the reporter actual said, at the very beginning, before quoting the police, that he was killed WHILE BREAKING INTO THE TRUCK. That's what yall heard & he's guilty cause he's black.

All I know is that the FedEx driver has essentially lost his driving privileges cause insurance companies will not insure anyone with a fatality on their license. I dont have experience with self insured trucking companies & their policies so I cant speak to that.

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There's absolutely no excuse for rioting and destroying property and the injuring of people that is going on...That includes being black and supposedly oppressed for 100s of years. There are countless black protestors who have protested during the day and have done so peaceable and with dignity. The problems start at night when opportunists enter into the mix. You (and others in this post) need to open your eyes to the truth and see that it is not a black/ white, rich/poor, American/vs whoever issue, it is strictly right vs wrong. More specifically it is non-believers vs believers in Christ. Tensions and issues are increasing on a world scale and it's only going to get worse. So choose whether you want to get caught up in the short term turmoil here on earth and forgo your salvation or live as Jesus told us,and showed us, to live in spite of the chaos around us.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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What would you do?

“In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?”~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated Civil Rights leader & non violent activist.

According to the footage, "police said the protester MAY have been trying to break into the truck." But the reporter actual said, at the very beginning, before quoting the police, that he was killed WHILE BREAKING INTO THE TRUCK. That's what yall heard & he's guilty cause he's black.

All I know is that the FedEx driver has essentially lost his driving privileges cause insurance companies will not insure anyone with a fatality on their license. I dont have experience with self insured trucking companies & their policies so I cant speak to that.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Mega Carriers vs. Lease Operator; Tread Life Management

Rob D., Prime recommends the proper tire pressure for the tractor is 110 psi on the steers but 100 psi on the drives. I believe the difference is due to the drives being super singles.

And yes, Prime does splurge on their equipment & replacement parts. But not all megas are built the same. At the same time, not all "innovations" deliver on their implied cost benefit. Two examples come to mind, those wheel covers that hid the axle hub seals & those trailer tails. They do try & that's why I'm back with Prime.

That said, all the safety equipment in the world cannot correct stupid or ignorance! What I've learned in the few years of driving is that the way drivers are trained creates both great drivers & dangerously misinformed drivers too.

Example, I noticed a driver pull his brakes while he was on the scale. I went over & politely told his that by him pulling his brakes, his weights will be off. He looked at me like I was crazy & said that's the way he's always done it. I responded by letting him know that he's been very lucky cause that's not the proper way to scale a load & walked away.

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Comp toe or steel toe for tankers

Just to expand on what PJ has already highlighted. Prime does have a tanker division but you have to live within a specific hiring area for Prime to be able to accommodate your hometime. I live in FL & was not able to work in that division because they dont have any accounts here.

I consider that a blessing in disguise. We just had a driver roll his truck right outside the shippers facility. He took a turn too fast & just like that, his career is now essentially over. To add insult to injury, the shipper was able to see everything right outside their windows. How embarrassing is that for Prime?

Food grade tankers can't have baffles to help with the surge due to cleaning purposes. But baffles wouldn't have helped that Prime driver. They ease the surge going forward & backwards. Side to side is a whole different beast to contend with. A tanker driver was saying that sometimes the 3rd stage Jake brake barely helps slow that surge.

Personally, I'd recommend waiting 6 months to a year to try tanker.

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