Profile For Zengrump

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    IN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 7 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks 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:  2 months, 1 week 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:  2 months, 1 week 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:  3 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:  1 year ago

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Companies That Hire with Automatic Restriction

Maverick is all automatic

Posted:  1 year, 3 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:  1 year, 3 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:  1 year, 5 months 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:  1 year, 5 months 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...

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Maverick Bound

Was contacted last week and notified I was an alternate for the 5/6/18 class. Called yesterday and bumped into the class so here's hoping it all works out. C.T. I've been reading a lot of your posts lately and if you're around the next couple days let me know. I have a referral I could give and would love to support a TT regular. Thanks for all the info everyone. I probably spent too much time reading as opposed to studying but its all so damn interesting.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Hi From Tim

My son played baseball for a team in Geneva last summer. We stayed in a cabin up there for a couple days. Beautiful indeed!

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Backing exams are the most humbling experience I’ve had in a long time!!

You don't know me from Adam but I was pulling for you. Congrats!

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Mounting a Microwave In A Truck

Found it. I haven't driven a mile yet so you guys would know better than I if its a good idea or not, but I thought it was creative

Custom Shelf

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Mounting a Microwave In A Truck

I saw a pic somewhere where a guy had a shelf across the end of his lower bunk. It wasn't mounted. 1 end was laid on the end of the cabinet shelf and he had cut an end piece that was mounted to the shelf on the other side and went behind the mattress on the back wall. He had either cut it to wedge it in place or strapped it in place. For the life of me I can't recall if I saw it here or somewhere else though. I'll keep looking.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Completed Maverick Student program

Congrats!! I’m on their waiting list for sponsored cal training. Heard a lot of good things about them.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Leave Tomorrow

Good luck! Looking forward to following along!

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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My Return to Trucking

Good luck Jason, hope it works out for you!

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Another New Guy

Lol, no I’m more concerned about my ability to learn than their ability to teach.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Another New Guy

Brett I really appreciate the additional information. I did go back through and completed the application through this site. I've read a lot of good things about Prime, TMC and WilTrans and they all have flatbed which appeals to me for some reason I haven't quite pinpointed yet (probably because I actually don't mind the year round roof inspection aspect of my current job). But going back through everything, I realized one of the most important aspects to me in the upcoming process is the training programs involved. For that reason the trainer in the jump seat aspect of Maverick's and Knight's training programs interest me very much, so I have also contacted them. We'll see what happens. This site has so much great information. Every time I go back through I find something else I could consider when figuring out how to proceed. Thanks again!

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Another New Guy

Thanks for the advice. Since everything I've read here seems to tend towards all the companies are basically the same and its the driver's attitude that makes the biggest difference, I wasn't sure if I even needed to look at any further. I have no special needs regarding pets, still a newb as far as the equipment and I already figured the standard 1 day off per 1 week out was going to work for us for the 1st year at least. The cpm he sent me in a follow up email seemed pretty good compared to what I had been reading. I think I do need to go back through the list of recruiter questions I saw earlier this week and pick out some additional information that would be good to have and see how everyone compares. That appeals more to my careful nature than the jump head first approach anyway. Thanks again.

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