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Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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High Road online Training

Now that ELD is law, do I need to study the Logbook section? Thanks

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Wannabe Trucker

What about equipment, like Truckers GPS, etc.? anything to purchase? Thanks

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I'm thinking about hanging out at local truck stop and talking to some of the drivers about there experiences. Your thoughts?

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Sorry, at the moment I don't have time for extended answers. They will come. But talking to anonymous truck drivers is a mistake - no accountability on their part. I suggest you hang out here.

Quick answers: #1, most companies allow you to get near your house with the rig. A nearby truck stop is good. #2: Troopers are human too. If you are getting to the nearest scale, your ok. It's rare that a state trooper hauls a truck scale with them. You'll be passing a CAT scale before you hit a chicken coop. #3: Your company will get you a turnpike pass thingy in the truck, or at very least will quickly refund that expense. #4: This varies among companies. The inside is mostly up to you.

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Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Wannabe Trucker

Thanks!

Andy thinks:

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I'm thinking about hanging out at local truck stop and talking to some of the drivers about there experiences. Your thoughts?

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Sorry, at the moment I don't have time for extended answers. They will come. But talking to anonymous truck drivers is a mistake - no accountability on their part. I suggest you hang out here.

Quick answers: #1, most companies allow you to get near your house with the rig. A nearby truck stop is good. #2: Troopers are human too. If you are getting to the nearest scale, your ok. It's rare that a state trooper hauls a truck scale with them. You'll be passing a CAT scale before you hit a chicken coop. #3: Your company will get you a turnpike pass thingy in the truck, or at very least will quickly refund that expense. #4: This varies among companies. The inside is mostly up to you.

Check these out to get you started on your new career:

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Wannabe Trucker

Just lost my job and i'm 59, been thinking about this for sometime, now that i'm getting serious about making the commitment but don't know the details of everyday life. looking for some feedback on the following:

1. When you get time off, does the company rig go to the closest terminal, and you have to drive your personal car home or does the rig go home with the driver?

2. When you pick up a trailer and you head to the scales, what happens if you're stopped by a trooper or you get to the scales and its to heavy? Who pays?

3. Who typically pays for Turnpike and highway toll transponders and refills?

4. I'm very particular to how my rig would look, both interior and exterior, are there truck washes on a regular bases? who pays?

I'm thinking about hanging out at local truck stop and talking to some of the drivers about there experiences. Your thoughts?

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