Profile For PJ

PJ's Info

  • Location:
    Elberton, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 9 months ago

PJ's Bio

Retired and relocated from Ca. to GA. Looking for a second career that will give me some new experiences in life. I have 4 amazing daughters and 6 grandkids. A lot of my friends were truck drivers and loved the job, except being away from the family. I figure I will give it a shot and see what happens.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Let me see y'all's flatbeds

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Best I have right now. Trailer isn’t all that visible but enough you get the idea

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Burning Bridges

You did things the right way. That’s all you can control. The way it was received is on them not you. I understand them not being happy, however as said several times they are acustomed to this and you were upfront from the beginning about having other offers. I wish you well in your new position

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Burning Bridges

You should be fine, however I would follow up with a phone call. I went through something similiar recently. I was going to change jobs. I applied, they did my background and drug test and we had a start date. My current employee enticed me to stay. I called the other company and broke the bad news. I had a great conversation with the manager and at the end he asked if I could do him a favor. I said sure if I can. He requested if I change my mind at a later time to make him my first call, and give him first shot at hiring me. He wished me luck. I was shocked he would be that understanding. I wish you the best as well

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Requesting a new DM

Learn to relax, your smoking it from the sounds of it. That stuff drove me crazy when I worked for big companies. I learned over time to just roll with the flow. I’ve been chewed out for calling customers and delivering early. My military background says get the mission accomplished and move on too the next one. It doesn’t always work that way in the trucking world. I thank god everyday for my job. It spoils me rotten and if I was ever to return to the freight world I would go nuts. Hang in there and keep the faith

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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What Does It Take To Be The Best?

Proffessional appearance: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Folks will make a quick judgement based on their first visual clue. It’s just a fact of life. Look proffessional and you will usually be treated as such.

We’ve all seen drivers that are unkept, and I don’t mean messy hair from the wind.... Wearing sweats or even pajama pants with flip flops. They look like they should be standing on a street corner with a cardboard sign instead of driving a expensive truck. That proffessional appearance and a good attitude will often dictate how much someone is willing to help you out when things don’t run smoothly.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trucking questions

It took me 3 yrs to get that type job. I enjoy my freedom however I have earned every piece of it. However its totally up to me to manage it properly, which my boss knows I will do safely and efficiently.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Weed and a CDL

Weed and a CDL do not go together. Despite state laws it is still illegal under federal law. No matter what. You would have to check with your issuing state on their requirements to keep your CDL valid. Alot of states keep it active as long as you have a current med card. Each state has their own specific rules on that.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Got an interview for a local position...

I’ll throw my .02 in here. I don’t know ya’ll or your situation. In my situation I tried being home every day and it actually hurt our relationship. My wife and I were both single alot of years and became very independant. We love each other dearly but also still need our individual space. I work 4-5 days a week and get 2-3 days off. It works well for us. Being home to just eat/sleep is not really being home. Your not engaged in the family. If your current hometime schedule works I wouldn’t mess with it.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Orientation done

Congrats Chuck, Enjoy the break at home, the pace will soon pick up

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trip Planning

Yeah I was shocked at this guy. I have noticied more and more trucks parking on ramps, which I will never do because personally I think its too unsafe, but this was a first for me. I sure hope it doesn’t become a trend. It’ll get someone killed

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Let's put some faces to names

Very nice I got out of circle track so looking to maybe do a street car. It’ll be a chev though. I have too many spare motor parts to waste. Probably a 70 chevelle or monte carlo

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Let's put some faces to names

Very nice indeed, what’s under the hood??? 390????

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Let's put some faces to names

That was my last toy

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Let's put some faces to names

Gearhead I am. Please post a pic.

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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trip Planning

I came out of Mobile Al this morning heading up I-65 and encountered something I never would have guessed. It was very early about 0545 and this stretch of road has several exits far apart. I saw a semi on the side of the road with his triangles out. It was about 3 miles from the previous exit, and I knew the next exit was about 10 miles or so. No traffic to speak of. I pulled over just in front of the truck and walked back to it to see if the driver needed a hand. The driver said he had just got up, and he was okay. I was kinda suprised by his response and couldn’t help myself. I asked what he meant by just got up. Without blinking an eye he said he ran out of hours and pulled over for his 10 hr break he now has to take. He went on to say he was afraid law enforcement may not like him parking there so he put his triangles out to hopefully keep them from asking too many questions if they saw him there. I stood there in shock at his remarks. Then he asked me why I stopped. I told him because most cell service in that area is very poor, and I thought he may need a hand. He told me I should not concern myself like that, it wasn’t safe. I just walked away shaking my head. I share this so new drivers or people looking to enter trucking can see that there are stupid people out here in trucks, and never put your safety at risk by doing something like this.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Show Me The Money! Article by Old School

Great job OS. Straight forward. Thank you Sirthank-you.gif

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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3 Questions

If they don’t allow you in the dock and its not there already write “SLC” next to your signature. That covers you, at most companies. I always put a lock on the trailer. Most companies make you buy one from them. If yours doesn’t I have a super duty one if we run across paths I’ll give you

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Cab air smells like rubber

Sounds like dirty filters.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Cab air smells like rubber

Do you have the heater on????

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Throw The Dog A Bone

That is awesome OS. Being a grandpa is the best job I have ever had. The kids don’t think of it that way though. Your kids that is, not the grand babies.

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