Profile For Zengrump

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  • Location:
    IN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Turn on your CB!

If you have a volume issue sometimes an external speaker you can plug into the cb will do wonders. I couldn't understand anything anyone said on mine until I got an external speaker. Of course half the time I'm running on 294 I get a bit nostalgic and turn the volume down for a bit.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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8/2 split question

I've read several posts here which seemed to explain everything but want to make sure I understand. Yesterday I started at noon and used 11 hours of my 14 and 8 of my 11. After being in the sleeper berth for 8, I get the 3 hours not used back. If I get up and drive 2 hours, spend an hour unloading and then take a 2 hour break, after the break I'll have 9 on both my 14 and my drive clocks?

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Custom...

C&H is the best.

This! That's a great custom Spiff. I do wish Waterson would have sold out maybe just a little bit...

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Finding a semi gps

I found a dry erase marker and the top of my windshield very helpful with directions when I first started out.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Parking at night?

I use the TruckerPath app everyday and save my pilot points for their reserve parking when I can. The other thing I've found helpful when parking late as a newer driver, is google earthing the stop you're going too. Sometimes having an idea of the layout has helped me get in and out at night when trucks are being jammed in every inch of open space.

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Companies That Hire with Automatic Restriction

Maverick is all automatic

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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61 year old woman wants to start trucking. Crazy?

When I was in securement training for flatbed a couple weeks ago, they pulled a 72 year old flatbedder off the road to cover for one of the trainers. I'm late 40's and he could run circles around me...

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Too smart to go for my CDL?

I just went through this very recently. Most of the people in my life were very supportive of the change, but there were a few with their nose in the clouds that felt differently. Nothing said could change their minds. Hopefully, over the course of time, they will see that the move was positive from my continued improved disposition and patience. To those that won't let it go I generally say: I did the corporate thing a long time and it was time for a change; this is something I just want to try; and my degrees are always there for me if it doesn't work out. That usually will get them off my back (not without the occasional disapproving look though). This career is unconventional, and moving away from their comfort zones. We're no longer part of the world in which they've known us for so long and extra effort may be needed to keep those relationships from drifting away (Brett might have talked in one of his podcasts about this type of thing(?) but I'm having a hard time remembering (after 6 weeks of orientation, cdl school and securement training my mind is a little mushy)). Regardless, the sayings about making everyone happy and opinions will always be true. You may need to do a little ignoring for a while because if there is one thing I learned over the last 6 weeks mentioned above, if you want to make this work you'll need to stay focused and positive. Good luck!

Posted:  6 years ago

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Maverick Bound

Happened quicker than I expected. I'll be flatbed, midwest regional if all goes well. I think for the the referral all I need is to give your name to my recruiter before I go. If you'd like you can send it to my email (zengrump@gmail.com). Appreciate all your help!

Posted:  6 years ago

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Chuck Norris Jokes You've Heard

Chuck Norris doesn't worry about high fuel costs, his trucks run on fear...

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