Profile For PJ

PJ's Info

  • Location:
    Elberton, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    PJ On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 4 months ago

PJ's Bio

Retired police officer from Ca. Relocated to Ga. I was looking for a second career that will give me some new experiences in life. I have 4 amazing daughters and 7 grandkids. A lot of my friends were truck drivers and loved the job, except being away from the family. I figured I would give it a shot and see what happens. I have learned alot about myself, the industry and life in general. I love my new career. My email is pat.jerrold@gmail.com

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Posted:  4 hours, 49 minutes ago

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Checking in and saying hi, where I have been and what I am doing

Good to hear from you Moe. Glad things are going ok. Your spot on, control what you can and don’t worry about the rest. Stay safe Sir!!!

Posted:  4 hours, 53 minutes ago

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To hazmat or not to hazmat

I agree with OS completely. Not sure what you’re pulling, but probably a box. Shipper’s that ship hazmat know the rules and can walk you through their paperwork and most are very helpful. They know what placards to give you. Many will even put them on for you. I’m not sure why you bothered to get the endorsement if you don’t intend to use it. Wasted time and money. Your company is glad you have it and will ask you to utilize it.

Even though I pull a chemical tanker I rarely pull hazmat but it isn’t that big a deal. I take my ERG book and paperclip the pages for the product. Keep the paperwork within arms reach while going down the road and on the drivers seat when out of the cab. Where most run into a problem is loosing a placard. Always the shipper for an extra one. When you stop, walk around and make sure they are still in place. I have clear plexiglass covers I put over them to prevent them from being damaged.

My email is in my profile. If you need advice on the shoot me an email.

Posted:  5 hours, 5 minutes ago

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First Preventable on my record now what

Welcome Derrick.

Things happen. You made a bad call. The main thing here is too just admit that and learn from it. You have nothing to dispute in this situation. Going back for refresher training is normal, and a sign Schneider is not looking to terminate you. Do what they ask and put it behind you.

DAC reports are kinda likeva credit report. Companies put stuff on there and it really doesn’t effect much at all if your staying there. If you go elsewhere it will be seen and asked about.

This is a private property non reportable to the fmcsa so I wouldn’t worry about it. Stuff like this happen alot. Keep safe and don’t repeat the same mistake and you should be fine.

Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

Morning ya’ll. Well after taking a 7 hr break I got back my left over unused time along with my time used before the first break I took. So my net in the whole situation is the 2 hr extension and freezing my clock after being on break for 2 hours yesterday.

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Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

I was wondering that too Dave. We’ll find out shortly

Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

Well at the 3 hr mark everything stayed the same. No additional time, however the 14 clock is still stopped.

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Posted:  1 day, 21 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

Here is a pic of my current log. I arrived and went into SB waiting at the customer. The work shift duty is my 14. At the 2 hr mark it extended my 14 from 6:58 to 8:58 and froze my 14. So in another hour it will extend my 14 to 9:58 and start counting down again. I’ll snap more pics as the day goes on.

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Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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Drug testing

Your option at this point is to complete a SAP program, then apply everywhere you can. Until then no one will be able to hire you.

Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

Jake your example is correct. If you take a full 10 nothing has changed. They only time it matters is doing the split.

We just got a message from safety regarding the split. We’ve had drivers on a split but then used PC during it and they messed it up. PC goes on the off duty line.

Posted:  2 days, 16 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

I think the pairing issue is qualcom specific. I use peoplenet and it automatically extends the 14 hr limit after a 2 hour break either off duty or sleeper. If you do a 3 hr break after it is complete it adds the extra hour.

One thing I noticied on the paper log section is we have to have our last 7 days logs available. If the ELD is still able to view them and send them to an officer that is all you need. However if it is completely down you need paper copies sent to you by dispatch or safety to have them available onboard.

I did a once over and will get back on it when I get a little more time in the next few days.

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Posted:  3 days, 2 hours ago

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New ride who dis?

Congrats!!! Hopefully the bugs have been worked out already. New doesn’t always mean better. We had a whole crop of brand new cascadia’s delivered one day. 10 in total. 8 had to immediately go back for leaking oil pans. Enjoy the new digs!!

Posted:  3 days, 2 hours ago

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MAJOR Congratulations, Daniel B. ~!!!

Congrats Daniel and Olga!!!! That is amazing. Ya’ll are blesseddancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

Stuck in St Paul Mn. Customer made a big mistake and won’t be able to hold product till sun/mon. Got a hotel 1 mi from the customer. Messed me up getting back home. Gonna bill the crap outta them for this goof. Forecast says it should get into the 20’s during my stay.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

I am feeling ya on this one. I drove 1400 miles through weather from Savannah Ga to St Paul Mn to find out they can’t take this load until at least Sunday. Dispatch is working to get a better answer. I checked into a hotel 1/2 mile from the customer. Dispatch told me she is pushing for a hard time because she knows they don’t normally take loads on weekends and she will bill them detetion till then. Messed me up picking up a load in the morning heading to Ga though.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Hey pj 🤣

Where Jammer??? I picked up in Sulpher La this morning. I just shutdown at Creek Travel Plaza in Atmore Al for the night. Headed to Atlanta.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Huge Announcement: Road Pro & NBC Today Show

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Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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I passed

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Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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I really really really hate team driving

Why are you still teaming??? You asked advise about how to handle it, and it sounds like your still teaming but with someone else. You seem to have fault with everyone. Time for you to make some serious decisons for yourself there young sir.

These forums are proffessional always have been and always will be. They are to educate new drivers and potential new drivers. Proffessionals don’t go on social media talking the way you choose to. I highly encourage this type of post be on a different platform.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Roehl OTR Training

Congrats!! It tends to be a whirlwind in the beginning. You will be solo before you know it, and that reality on the first dispatch sets in. Keep up the good work!!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

Last night I hit a little rain but 40 deg. Bright and sunny this morning. Everyone in the snow areas be careful, looks like more of the same for ya’ll.

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