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Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Lot Lizards.

I was at the Flying J on -40 just before Albuquerque, NM. I had just pulled in for the night, was doing my logs and as I looked up, I saw a "lizzard" get out of a truck, walk around to the next and get in, it wasn't no more than 10 min that I noticed the same one go to the next truck, get turned down and then go to the next. This women was doing the line of trucks... I couldn't believe it. Some of the things you see..

not very hygenic, sloppy seconds is one thing in an orgy when you know and trust the disease free status of everyone there... but sloppy 10ths with god only knows what the previous users are carrying?

Bring on sex droids that can be heat sterilized between users! :P

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

I like green tea! I lived in China long enough to pick up the habit.

As to Prime Leases... just pop over to www.truckersforum.net/forum/forums and bug Injun about Girly.

You and Pinkle aren't the only ones with a named truck :D Injun has her Girly and leases with Prime.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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What I do for fun

I thought of getting my PPL and buying a cheap microlight (Ultralight or Light Sport Aircraft to you yanks), forth hand B22 Bantams go for $6,000 and PPL is around $3,000.

It was a choice between that, a motorcycle + class 6 licence, or China and a TESOL certificate.

I ended up in China, but it was a close run thing.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Perks of being Paid to Travel.

The one time I went gambling I walked out without my money, but with a good meal that cost more than the money I lost. so I would say I'm one up on the casino :D

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Talk directly to my company of choice or no?

I think I've said it before :D If you don't ask, they can't say yes"

GO ASK! :D

What's the worst they can say? "No"? How is that different from not asking?

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Costs $50,000 capital for parts and installation and $5,000 a year ongoings for updates and maintenance? Thats better than $5,000 capital in training and $50,000 a year ongoings for wages...

What company wouldn't get that? :P

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Boneheaded move

But if you were Leasing, you would have to pay out of pocket... the smart leasers have a maintenance reserve, which acts like the companies self-insuring scheme... It's just a matter of who pays what in the end.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Logging Vacation Time in your logbook

All they care for here is "time since last 24 hour break"

So for today for instance the sections of the logbook would have "Date: 08/07/14 (DD/MM/YY, not MM/DD/YY)" "Date of last 24 hour break: 07/07/14" "Cumulative time: 0 hours"

That's it.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

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Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Trucking in Europe

You're competing with Poles, Hungarians, Czechs, so wages are dropping in the west like Germany, France, UK in order to stay competitive. Generally local jobs pay more since they're usually local residents with local costs, while I hear cross border reight is mostly dominated now by the easteners with lower living costs and hence happier with lower wages.

With the EU now looking to include Ukraine there will be other changes still.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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The DAC Report

It's just as legal as Credit Reporting companies... default on a loan and your credit tanks, crash your truck and your DAC tanks.

Same difference.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Renting an apt while on the road

Or find a Roomies house, rent a single lockable room in a house/apartment instead of a whole apartment.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Well this chapter of my life is over!

So you had Pinkle... what's this one? the shed colours look like a blood clot maroon almost, but it's pretty black in the outside shots... You got the Dark Knight now? :P

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Just got us driver license

If you have an outside-USA commercial truck licence, you can convert that to a US commercial licence of the same class (NZ Class 4 to US CDL-B, Aussie MC to US CDL-A etc) in a FEW states, but not all states...

Hitting google while I had a Green Card lottery application in found Georgia for one allows non-US commercials to US commercials with no down time...

If you get a US CDL-A by converting your non US licence, then you could probably skip the schools, but you'd still need to do the company training/teaming with a tutor.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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This is what trucking does to marriages!

Someone's in trouble!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Do I push for what I want pretty badly or do I lay low and say nothing?

I think I understood about half of your NZ trucker speak. What's a "bonnet?"

Head-bump

For you Americanese speakers, it translates as Hood :D Us English speakers call it a Bonnet :D it's the long bit out front keeping the rain off the engine. :D

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Do I push for what I want pretty badly or do I lay low and say nothing?

Good Luck :D

Steal it by ll means :D I stole it from another anyway so easy come, easy go :D I used to be a Kirby salesman, door to door selling vacuums and carpet shampoo accessories, You never met such an upbeat bunch of guys in your life :D Brad DiNunzio's the one I stole it from :D

The tractor Trailer is a Kenworth K200, they still make new COE's in Aussie. New Argosies, new K104/K108/K200, Due to rules and regulations here limiting overall length, a meter removed from the bonnet means a meter of load space added to the payload :D

I'm only driving a Nissan Diesel Condor right now however... Class 2 box body 15 tonner, 30,000-ish pounds, until i get my Class 4.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Do I push for what I want pretty badly or do I lay low and say nothing?

They can't say Yes unless you ask!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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First trucking job.

First day of work over today, ain't too bad, a few aches from unaccustomed exertion after sitting around at school too much and a couple weeks of just knocking on doors distributing CVs.

Tomorrow I'll be doing some of the driving, getting used to the truck.

For those who care, It's a Nissan Diesel Condor. 15500 Gross Vehicle Mass, 7700 Tare.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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First trucking job.

Thanks Old School.

Which Uni did your friend go to? There are two down here, Canterbury Uni and Lincoln Uni, Cantab is the main academic one, business, law etc while Lincoln is an Ag uni, like Texas Ag, Vet school, soil ecology, Ag science, etc.

My brother went to Lincoln and did an B.Ag.Sci and his Fiancee went to Cantab for a B.com in Accounting. So while one runs the farm the other can keep the books :D

Me? I went to Waikato Management School at the U of Waikato for a BMS in Marketing and Human Resources. All my family went to different unis :D My older sister to Uni of Auckland for premed and Ophthalmology while my lil sister went south to Otago U in Dunedin for a B.Sci in Human Bio. A pretty varied lot, and only my brother is working in the scope of his degree... Farm hand, part on the family farm and part down the road at a station owned by one of the church guys.

Now the Eye doc is a farm manager, the Biochemist is a McDonalds manager and I've chucked management/marketing for trucking, after a stint on the farm and in China.

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