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Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Introducing "The Road Home": TruckingTruth's New Podcast!

Ese papel es el permiso para realizar el examen. Tienes que tomar la clase de 160 horas antes de obtener su licencia. no puedes simplemente hacer el examen y obtener la licencia sin la clase.

┬┐Entiendes ingl├ęs? Es importante para leer los senales y comunicar con los clientes y la policia.

That's a loose translation, laura but the gist is right.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Is Prediabetes considered diabetes for a DOT physical?

I may be mistaken, but I think Adderall can be approved if the prescribing doctor signs off on the individual.

It is still at the DOT examiners discretion if they approve the med card or not. The prescribing doctor signing off isn't an automatic approval.

I'm not 100% sure on that, but it's my understanding.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Trucking employment is contracting the fastest on record this century

The cheaper LTL companies got most of Yellow's freight. The cheaper companies being Estes and R&L.

The only freight picked up by FedEx and Old Dominion was freight being shipped from/to places the cheaper company networks can't reach.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Need Advice

Knows everything, but is also wrong about it.

Your plan won't work because as others have mentioned, your CDL will be useless in a matter of months without being used. You generally need 1 year to be good for 3, 3 years to be good for 5 and 5 years to be good for 10. Without at least 1 year experience, a reputable carrier won't touch you.

For others reading this, there are part time jobs out there. Amazon, FedEx ground contractors, some FedEx freight buildings, ABF, Pitt Ohio etc will hire part time drivers, but the experience prerequisite has to be met.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Update and other fun stuff

We got our manual tractor back the other day, yet my supervisor doesn't want to swap them out yet.

That's what I do. When I have a rental, it's my primary mode of transportation for the time I have it. I'm assuming it's the same for the company. They paid for it, might as well get their money's worth.

I have been using the Hammer app for navigation.

That's my back up. I mostly use Google maps, but I know where I'm going most of the time so it's mostly just for traffic updates.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYBODY USE GOOGLE MAPS AS A PRIMARY SOURCE OF GPS FOR A TRUCK.

Things have been going great

I'm glad you're enjoying the new gig and I also enjoy the updates. Keep having fun and stay safe out there.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need Advice

You should try to give 2 weeks notice. If you have no problem quitting abruptly, you should have no problem with them skipping those 2 weeks and asking you to turn your truck in and you want want to be able to return if you need to.

The grass may not be greener on the other side. You see it from other posts on this site, things aren't great. You may want to think long and hard about making this move in this economy. What good is a higher pay rate with no work?

Lastly, you keep referring to Schneider as a starter company but you never told us how much experience you have. Schneider has a bunch of accounts and options that may work for you. Communicate what you want and see if they're able to accommodate you.

Good luck, I hope you find what you're looking for.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Trucking employment is contracting the fastest on record this century

XPO taking a page from the FedEx playbook and offering voluntary furloughs to drivers. It's going to be a cold winter in the LTL world.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Favorite customer?

When I was a city driver doing p/d work, my favorite customer was a company that handled 3PL for apple.

Sometimes they'd have extra stops they couldn't put on a route and apple was always one of them.

After an 8 or 9 hour day dispatch would say "I need a pick up from apple, do you want it?" and I'd always say yes.

It was a live load and every time we showed up they were surprised to see us. Drop the trailer in the door and go park in the tractor area. It'd take about 2 or 3 hours to get loaded.

Hourly with time and a half after 8 with Apple at the end of the day would get you a solid check at the end of the week. I think I was at 31/hr at the time so I was making about 47/hr to watch YouTube and check out truckingtruth waiting for them to be done.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Trucking employment is contracting the fastest on record this century

I got recalled from furlough in the beginning of October and I don't know why.

My approach to work right now is gross 1300-1500 a week and then stop. That's typically a 3 day work week. I could do 4 or 5 depending on the week, but then people under me in seniority wouldn't get any work. Those all the way at the bottom aren't getting anything. I've been meaning to reach out to them just to check in, but it always slips my mind.

We're getting into the slow season with Thanksgiving being next week. Hopefully it's not as bad as I think it's going to be.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Truckers wife with a question !!

Most "work from home" jobs will still require a hard connection and won't accept a wifi connection.

You can get creative and work on writing a book or work on a YouTube channel.

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