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    Orlando, FL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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About to reach 2 years with a Non conviction DUI aka A.R.D (ACCELERATED REHABILITATION DISPOSITION)

I knew I should have quoted you!

Posted:  3 months ago

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About to reach 2 years with a Non conviction DUI aka A.R.D (ACCELERATED REHABILITATION DISPOSITION)

If I want to work for Kivi pulling heavy equipment? Will they give me that responsibility fresh out of the gate? I've spoken to certain drivers here at Prime that have sweet dedicated runs. Did they get those fresh out of TNT? My point is that he has a huge liability but has transam & MVT giving him a chance. Those options, in my opinion, are 1000 times better than Carolina or others like that. I'm saying get in where you can & prove his worth & move on if that's his wish. Don't misrepresent my intentions.

My goal is to move on from Prime. Yes! I've completed my contract and I've found that driving across certain states in the winter is not where I want to run. Prime doesn't have a profitable SE regional for me to run. That's coming from my FM. I've found a company that says they do & have spoken to random drivers at truck stops that have told me I'd make just what I'm making now. If I didn't have those 2 preventables I'd have better options. So I'm handicapped also.

If an opportunity for me to be more profitable somewhere else came on my radar, you're damn skippy I'm jumping ship. As far as loyalty? It's a two way street! I've been in this LW for nearly a year. I rarely go home & just bust my rump out here running miles for Prime. You'd think that my asking for a full size wouldn't be a big thing? I was told by 2 people who could've made it happen that I'd have to train! Yet, I've spoken to other drivers in full sizes that don't train.

I also have personal reasons to move on & even spoke to Rainy about she gave me good leads. Why are insinuating that I'm saying he can't be profitable at those companies? He's not enthusiastic about them & I was showing him how he can work with that. Was I too brief? Maybe.

You know what? You're right! I'm an ******* for thinking I know anything about this industry. You win! You know me inside & out. 10/4. Over & out!

Posted:  3 months ago

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About to reach 2 years with a Non conviction DUI aka A.R.D (ACCELERATED REHABILITATION DISPOSITION)

Frank, tbh, you have to play that hand that's being dealt to you right now & do as Packrat suggests. You have to get a track record for "better" companies to take a chance on you. Look at it this way, if you want to get top tier work out here, you still have to prove yourself with 1-2 years experience with a training/starter company.

I'd recommend sucking it up & going with the best option of the choices that are in front of you. The sooner you start, the sooner you can move on. Good luck!

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Why do student truckers take Greyhound to school?

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Tbh i would avoid a greyhoud ride like my life depended on it. Im way too tall with legs too long to fold onto one of those seats. I took a train ride once across the country and was ready to end it all 3 hours in. I dont fly for the same reason id rather drive. Now if there was no choice then of course suck it up butter cup eat some bananas to avoid leg cramps and off we go. If this makes me elitist oh well, pass the grey poupon.

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Noob, you are not elitist because you avoid the bus for logical reasons. But the OP is avoiding the bus for elitist reasons not in line with logic. What happens when he judges the shipping and receiving personnel as being beneath his dignity?

Security will escort him off their property & a picture of him will be posted on the guard shack's wall of shame.

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Great Food Trucks

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There's a truck stop down near Miami called the 595 truck stop. You have to pay to park there, but they've got a great Cuban restaurant. I always stay there when I'm down that far South.

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“The 595 Davie Truck Plaza” at MM 8/RT 441 South.

From Donna's thread.

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Great Food Trucks

Cali is loaded with them. I don’t think I’ve been anywhere in the southern part of the state and not seen several. Another thing out there are the guys walking around selling fruit at the intersections. Always scored bags of HUGE oranges for $5 per bag.

NYC has those fruit guys everywhere. I'd get ready sliced mangos, peeled & sliced oranges, these green sour Spanish limes, etc.

I forgot about the authentic Puerto Rican restaurant at the small Acme truck stop in Orlando. Very good food.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Carriers claim financial benefit of putting up drivers in hotels

Well dang... I thought those guys were home every night lol.

P&D guys are home every night. Not LTL, according to ads I've seen. Even food delivery guys have different divisions. McLane has ramp service drivers that do local deliveries with hand trucks & tailgate drivers that bump docks & unload pallets but receiver has to count & sort.

Learning tons from these threads & talking to different drivers out here.

Posted:  3 months ago

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First bump in the road

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Man that sucks, heard a out it earlier while I was driving. Pretty sure you will be in the clear. Hoping for the best.

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How'd you hear about it already?

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Trainer saw a pic on FB.

Its official! Welcome to trucking & FB fame. Lol

Posted:  3 months ago

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Carriers claim financial benefit of putting up drivers in hotels

I'm not too sure. I think they get home most nights if not, just about every night. I'm in a hotel 1 or 2 nights a week but always with a trailer. Those ltl guys I'd imagine are Bob tail and dont have to be too concerned with truck parking

The companies I'd looked at said that drivers are out for 5 days & home for 2 days [34 hr reset]. But I didn't think about the bobtail part which makes sense.

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Why do student truckers take Greyhound to school?

Tbh i would avoid a greyhoud ride like my life depended on it. Im way too tall with legs too long to fold onto one of those seats. I took a train ride once across the country and was ready to end it all 3 hours in. I dont fly for the same reason id rather drive. Now if there was no choice then of course suck it up butter cup eat some bananas to avoid leg cramps and off we go. If this makes me elitist oh well, pass the grey poupon.

Lots of airlines offer extra leg room for a fee. When I flew, i used Allegiant Air. It was less than $100. Greyhound was over $200. Since they reimburse for the price of the bus, I made money on it.

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Orlando Florida

There's a truck stop down near Miami called the 595 truck stop. You have to pay to park there, but they've got a great Cuban restaurant. I always stay there when I'm down that far South.

Now I wish I had parked there!

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Carriers claim financial benefit of putting up drivers in hotels

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If this is a regular experience with a company, it seems to me this would be handled by a dispatcher, or someone there tasked with hotel booking for the drivers. That would be a bigger headache for a driver than trying to find truck parking at a truck stop, service plaza, rest area, etc. I can’t imagine doing this in addition to driving, HOS, safety, appointment times...

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I do it all the time. It's really not that big of a deal. The catch is, I run the same areas regularly and I know all the hotels that are clean and have good parking. If I'm going to be in an unfamiliar area I just call one of my buddies that's been doing this a whole lot longer than me.

If I were OTR, i would not want to drive around in a day cab and look for hotels all over the country every night. It doesn't seem feasible at all. It would definitely make it harder to run out your clock on a consistent basis due to the lack of hotels with truck parking. Unless you're going to stay in a bunch of roach motels all the time.

I would think the LTL's would also have their regular hotels that they'd use since they run the same routes daily.

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Orlando Florida

Yes I’m at Polk city. Everything was full and I came out here and only three trucks. I love rest areas. I’ve been down to Miami in tnt. There’s a pilot down there real different from regular pilots. It’s has a little short order area in the back. Lord those ladies cook some awesome Cuban sandwiches.

There's 3 pilots in Miami area. Do you remember which one?

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Posted:  3 months ago

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Great Food Trucks

Instead of hijacking Donna's thread, I thought it would be a great list to have. Would be a nice change from the usual truck stop food offerings.

Here's my three so far; There's a Cuban food truck that comes by for breakfast & lunch. There's a Mexican one across from Flying J west of Albuquerque & the School Bus converted into a Mexican diner across from the Love's in Heyburn, ID.

Oh yeah! Just remembered another one in Cali. There's a strawberry shipper in Santa Maria, CA that has a Mexican food truck that comes for breakfast & lunch too.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Orlando Florida

Well I guess Miami will wait till tomorrow. I’m spending the night in a rest area on 4 outside of winter haven. I got two pallets of hot pockets that didn’t belong to Walmart so I’m waiting on claims to tell me what to do with them. On the bright side it’s a beautiful rest area, watched the sun set, and talked to a older driver that has the longest gray beard I’ve ever seen. He said his kids are all grown, so he was gonna quit the road. But now he has 9 grands and it’s to noisy at home. I guess he gonna drive till they are grown, should be hitting 100 by then. Bless his heart.

Hope you get sorted soon Donna. Are you at the Polk City rest area? Anyway, that's much nicer than the drop yard in Auburndale. Tho, I have been back since we got a bathroom trailer instead of those portopotties that were there before.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Orlando Florida

Hey, talking about road repair. Many of the Interstate roads I drive are so rough that the jolts drop the Jake lever. I’ve developed the annoying habit of constantly checking to make sure the Jake isn’t on. Any other drivers experiencing the same?

Not with my Jake but yes, with my JAW!

Posted:  3 months ago

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Why do student truckers take Greyhound to school?

Not sure how active you were when "Todd" was active.

Caught some of it but I unplugged for a while & missed most of it. We've had our share of trolls but yes, Todd is legendary.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Orlando Florida

Gut trucks are awesome. Some of the best food I have had all over the world has come off of gut trucks.

I've got 3 on my list. That was a publix DC in Miami. There's a Mexican one across from Flying J west of Albuquerque & the School Bus converted into a Mexican diner across from the Love's in Heyburn, ID.

Posted:  3 months ago

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I feel like you all have been retodded.

You suck! I was actually googling retodded until it hit me. rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-2.gif

Posted:  3 months ago

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Why do student truckers take Greyhound to school?

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Maybe because these new hires do not think they entitled to the red carpet from the beginning.

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Not expecting a red carpet, just treated like a professional and not some scum.

Plain & simple. I can only speak for Prime. Anyone else can chime in if they want.

You can fly to Prime on your own dime. Just keep the receipt & they'll reimburse you when you finish ALL your training and upgrade to solo A-Seat. You can't drive without special permission cause your car will be sitting in their lot for four months or longer cause you'll get a truck when you finish training. But you'll have to share a hotel room & class room with all the "scum" that took the bus.

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