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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Day cab cooler/fridge

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Ahhhhhh, one of my favorite subjects.

Snacks that will keep and are really good for you:

Hard boiled eggs.

Pork rinds (those with less than 4 ingredients).

Nuts and seeds--sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts. Stay away from anything with peanuts.

Purple cabbage leaves to use for wraps. Stay away from any bread.

Wild caught, Pacific salmon.

Canned oysters packaged in either olive oil, or their own brine.

Sardines packaged in olive oil.

Avocados, beef jerky, and cod livers are also fantastic healthy foods.

All the above are zero carbs, too.

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Why stay away from peanuts?

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These are not a "nut" or a seed, but a tuber, are very high in carbs, nowhere near as high a fat content as the actual nuts I listed above, and are high in Omega 6 (Bad!). High fat content and low carbs is what we're after. Don't worry about calories or cholesterol! If you can't grow it, catch it, or kill it don't eat it.

Nuts and seeds.

Eggs.

Grass fed and grass finished fatty meats.

Wild caught seafood.

Limited vegetables and dairy.

Water, coffee, and tea.

I see said the blind man after buying a tub of peanut butter filled pretzels. Lol

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Day cab cooler/fridge

Ahhhhhh, one of my favorite subjects.

Snacks that will keep and are really good for you:

Hard boiled eggs.

Pork rinds (those with less than 4 ingredients).

Nuts and seeds--sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts. Stay away from anything with peanuts.

Purple cabbage leaves to use for wraps. Stay away from any bread.

Wild caught, Pacific salmon.

Canned oysters packaged in either olive oil, or their own brine.

Sardines packaged in olive oil.

Avocados, beef jerky, and cod livers are also fantastic healthy foods.

All the above are zero carbs, too.

Why stay away from peanuts?

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Possible to be an online student while a full time OTR trucker?

First off, hats off you guys that are putting such an effort to better yourselves. That said, I dont know if you guys have to flip your clock as much as I do on the reefer side. Tonight I have to set out at 1-2am to deliver in Miami @ 730am. Then get some shuteye wherever I can find parking. That should be fun, anything near my 90 is paid parking.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Where do you get your weather??

I use the weather channel app. You can use the radar for many functions. It also gives you a time lapse view of how weather systems will travel & their intensity.

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When you switch to radar view, you can click on circled icon for different views like wind speeds.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Choosing A GPS System

Rand is cycling out their current stock of what you have seen on the shelves with new models. Here is a place with some discount pricing. https://rand.factoryoutletstore.com/cat/25719/Rand-McNally-GPS-Navigation.html?cid=92970&chid=1&campaignid=63245644&adgroupid=6634438324&creative=175727814440&targetid=kwd-98169320&matchtype=p&device=m&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-o2YgqX_5gIVg8DACh09VQ9OEAAYASAAEgI3I_D_BwE

Pilot/Flying J has a $50 mail in rebate promo on the 740 going on also.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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What would you do? (Icy roads)

I still have to deliver the groceries because Sysco don't care

Then you need to find another employer because if get that preventable on your DAC & they fire you for it, who else is going to.hire you? Quite the dilemma your in but it always a choice we make. Dont know how many options are available to you in your area but I pray that you never have to face that consequence. Stay safe.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Rookie who can’t stand otr training

I got my cdl w a training school outside of prime so I’m not contractually obligated to stay.

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Even if you didnt have that non preventable on your record, no other company could or would hire you. You signed a contract that says you can't work for anyone else until you pay your training fee in full. If they did hire you, Prime can sue them & win.

Now you have to work extra hard to be safe. I did it & am still doing it. By Gods grace you can succeed & achieve a better opportunity for yourself. It's never free & let's face it, nothing worthwhile ever is.

Crying is fine. Just dont linger there. Find the strength & pull through it.

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Understood. My mistake for making that assumption.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Choosing A GPS System

I have absolutely no complaints about the tnd series of rand mcnally easy to use and has never ever done me wrong

I like mine too but it got me twice. Once it put me on an uphill street that was so steep, I barely got her in 5th gear & crawled up that monster. The second time was on my way to the Public DC in Dacula, GA. Took me off perfectly legal street to put me on 2 18 ton limit streets. Luckily they weren't bridges cause I was near 80K.

I've used the garmin but prefer the RM. If you want further research Victor, run a search in the bar above. Lots of threads on this subject. At the end of the day, make sure you check your road atlas before you start your drive. Especially the restrictions section with the red color tab.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Rookie who can’t stand otr training

Even if you didnt have that non preventable on your record, no other company could or would hire you. You signed a contract that says you can't work for anyone else until you pay your training fee in full. If they did hire you, Prime can sue them & win.

Now you have to work extra hard to be safe. I did it & am still doing it. By Gods grace you can succeed & achieve a better opportunity for yourself. It's never free & let's face it, nothing worthwhile ever is.

Crying is fine. Just dont linger there. Find the strength & pull through it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Rookie who can’t stand otr training

You are boxed in young lady. If you leave now, you in the hole for whatever amount is on your contract. If I'm not mistaken, Prime has a clause that says you can't drive for anyone else until you pay whatever balance it is, IN FULL!

I'm with you, this OTR is not for everyone. I tried to go regional with 2 different companies & failed miserably. They said I'd have to do OTR until a slot opened on the regional route. Didnt make nearly as much money as I do at Prime, I'm back at Prime on my way to WY where the wind gusts were 40-60 mph today. Yay!

You're got a tough decision to make. Stick it out & get those miles & nice money. Get the experience you need to get hired by a more suitable company that'll fit your needs.

Oh & if I can give you one last piece of advise. The grass is not greener on the other by coincidence, you still have to fertilize & work that grass to make it really green. Remember, no pain, no gain.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Living overseas for 15 years, want to drive, DOT employment requirements.

As an expat, didn't you have to pay taxes on your earnings? If you did then your tax returns will help get you sorted out. If not? Then you'll have to do as midnight fox recommended. Good luck!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Strange Tales From The Road

No way pete i think your fibbing i drive 287 nightly ive never seen such a responsible act. For me the freakiest thing is to see bad accidents happen whether its 4 wheelers or cmvs its scary

Agreed. Saw this explorer go over the guardrail & down the side of the hill. She panicked when a rig pulled out from the shoulder & swerved left & right for a quarter mile, slammed in the brakes, skidded right over the rail. Mind you, she was in the center lane, rig was nowhere near her. Luckily, her & her friends walked away from that ish!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Reefers

Finally had to quit Prime after 21 months because of that reefer noise messing up my sleep, went dry van with night, same money, more "normal" hour delivery times, no more wasted hours getting trailer wash outs, and many more quality of life improvements, and no more disrupted sleep

This makes no sense to me. At Knight you have to run that truck engine all day & night. Theres no APU so you have to run the engine in the summer for A/C & start-stop for heat. I met one driver who didnt shut off his truck for a week! What's the difference between running that truck engine all night & running the reefer periodically when it's on stop/start?

Oh, and about dry van at Knight? I was told that I may sit for a day or two trying to find an empty trailer in certain areas. Everything has it's good & bad. Shoot, try being that dude in NYC that's paying $2,500 a month for an apartment right next to the train that runs every 10 minutes during rush hour. After a few months, they dont even hear that train. Same with the reefer.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Reefers

That'll teach ya for leaving that space open in between you guys. Lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Stuck with super singles

Tried that. One hour later it still hadn't worked. Chains got me rolling.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Another HOS question

If I run an average of 8.5 hours daily, I'll never run out of hours. 70 ÷ 8.5 = 8.2 days

But again, you dont need to worry about that cause you'll definitely get a fresh clock after the 4 days. You're only concern is running your 14/10/8 clocks legally & making sure you do your pre/post trips on duty each day you run your truck. Not necessary when truck is parked for the day.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Another HOS question

So at the end of 8 days if you still have not worked a full 80 hours but you have done everything else - the 10, the 8, the 30 minute break - the clock resets whether you have taken 34 hours or not? From your reply. it seems if you do it that way the 34-hour limit would never kick in. But, you're right - I'll get one anyway, because I will be there for the entire convention (the NAMM convention which lasts four days).

Negative. The 70 only resets after a 34 hour off duty or sleeper berth status.

After 8 days, the hours you drove 8 days prior get added back to your 70 hour clock. Referred to as recaps.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Stuck with super singles

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Ain't nothing fast & easy about throwing iron on super singles!! 🤬

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I wasn’t talking about a set of regular chains. STRAP ON TIRE CHAINS. Look them up.

Wish I had known about these last year. Got stuck twice in parking lots, both in MI. Had to throw on regular chains both times to get out. Worst part is that after 1 hour to get unstuck at one place, a front loader showed up to pull out another truck that got stuck too. Talk about pouring salt on a wound.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Stuck with super singles

We all carry a couple sets of strap on tire chains. Fast and easy way to a get a little extra grip when you need it.

Ain't nothing fast & easy about throwing iron on super singles!! 🤬

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Orientation with Prime.

Sounds like a full week! Definitely not a winter virgin anymore. Keep up the great work & attitude.

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