Profile For Don

Don's Info

  • Location:
    Wooster, OH

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Don On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 5 months ago

Don's Bio

Rookie solo day cab driver

If you would like to contact me, my mail to use is dongoho624@outlook.com

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Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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First Year Solo done

Thanks all for the congratulations. Now to start year number 2.

Posted:  2 days ago

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First Year Solo done

A daycab is like a Smart Car when compared to sleeper cab

Great job! Glad you enjoy what you're doing. Doesnt a daycab feel quite different than a sleeper?

Posted:  2 days ago

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Adult

AMEN!

Usually I stay out of these types of conversations...but like many of you, I am so sick of being told what I should and should not accept in our liberally contempt society.

If something stinks like sh**, looks like sh**, I avoid stepping in it and too damn bad if it offends someone who elevates their rights above mine just because I’m heterosexual, love woman, fear God, believe in the death penalty, hate communism, eat meat and will always (hopefully) stand while I pee.

Amen!

Posted:  2 days ago

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Adult

Those other men and women are either: a) your husband, wife, son, daughter, boyfriend or girlfriend, and b) you are in YOUR own home, not a public restroom where you are near strangers that you do not know.

I don't know if you guys heard about this or not, but I have uncovered a VAST, wide reaching conspiracy involving gender neutral bathrooms.

THEY HAVE PUT THEM IN ALMOST EVERY ONE OF OUR HOMES!!! Right under our noses - bathrooms that both men and women use everyday!

(Yes, I am being a smart Alec, but seriously, lets just all be adults here)

Posted:  2 days ago

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Adult

No, our "parts" determine our gender, not behavior. Our birth-gender- not who we "identify ourselves as"-determines which restroom an adult person should occupy.

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I will state directly and unapologetically that if you were not born a woman, you do not belong in a woman's restroom; nor do women who identify as male belong in a men's restroom.

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Asking philosophically... Is this because our parts determine our behavior, that is, we don't really have free will?

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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One year in the books

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Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Don't Watch Stuff On Your Phone While Driving

"Tate R. Doom"? Yeah, a real potatohead.

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Adult

I "identified" myself as a fudgesicle this morning, until I walked outside into the heat.

Welcome to the new America. Haven’t you heard? However you identify in the morning you go with. Ain’t liberalism great?

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Adult

I will state directly and unapologetically that if you were not born a woman, you do not belong in a woman's restroom; nor do women who identify as male belong in a men's restroom. I don't give a **** if you are a male who Identifies as being a female; get the f*&% out and go to the men's bathroom.

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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First Year Solo done

So, I finished my first year of driving solo. With the exception of the first couple of couple months OTR with CFI, I have driven locally with FAB Express. I am pleased of my decision to retire from my nursing career and start driving. For me, driving has much more positives than negatives. The "solitude" of the job fits me well. Working local daycab specifically, the pro's are: I usually go to the same consignees, so trip planning is much easier; I know the best ways to set up and get into the more adventurous docks at the usual deliveries, I see the same people at the consignees, so there is a familiarity with them; I am home every afternoon, and off weekends. Con's are: I go to a few of the same consignees and deal with the less congenial receiving staff (lol); dealing with the ineptitude of IP' s staff and some consignees "I don't give a damn about your time restraints" attitudes; and my first year driving on snow and ice. Ohio and Western PA have some hills, but thank goodness I did not have to drive in any mountains out West. Driving for FAB Express has been enjoyable. I can see myself staying with FAB for as long as they will have me, or our contract continues with International Paper.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Tough local backing for a newbie

I love backing into enclosed docks, especially on bright sunny days, lol. Can't see the enclosed dock to save my life, and the dock opening spacing is just enough to squeeze the trailer into with open doors. Talk about guestimating if my trailer end is square with an "invisible" dock. Thankfully, those places usually will have enough space in front to pull up as much as needed to. Thankfully, I am in a day cab, which makes a HUGE difference. At one place, they have poles on the sides of the trailer space, so not only can I not see the dock from the outside, I cannot see those poles inside while in the cab. if I go in just a little bit crooked, I could hit either one.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Smallest/lightest load you have hauled?

About 2000lbs of corrugated flat boxes. Most loads are 12000- 26000lbs using a single axle tractor.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Roundabouts are becoming popular; but are they best for trucks?

I have issues with roundabouts, I think they are great!

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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What really irritates you?

What "irritates me" is given "a hot load that had to be there like yesterday, they need it now!". Then when I get to the consignee, they are in no rush to unload and I sit and wait for a few hours. Driving day cab and getting base pay based on mileage, sitting for lengths of time can wreak havoc on that days pay. Now, if I were paid hourly, I could sit all day with no qualms.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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OTC meds causing false positives on drug tests?

Yes, I confess to Advil abuse! JK. Just a couple when necessary for arthritic aches or inflammation. I may try melatonin for sleep, sonce it is indded naturally produced by the body. I admit I jumped the shark a little on the paranoia about some otc meds, but better to be safe that get thrown an unsuspecting curveball during my next DOT physical or random.

As long as you tell them upfront what medications that you take then I don't think that there would be an issue. Also I think that you would have to be taking a substantial amount of these OTCs to throw a positive though

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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OTC meds causing false positives on drug tests?

I have read research where Melatonin can cause false positives also.

I take 10 mg melatonin if I can’t sleep. Though I have found driving 10 hours eliminates that issue for me. :)

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

Marc, are you serous? SMH

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We're 11 pages deep and still debating?

Rick

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Had the very same thought myself!

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

Someone should be brought up on animal cruelty chatges for repeated beating of a dead horse.

We're 11 pages deep and still debating?

Rick

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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OTC meds causing false positives on drug tests?

What a dummy! I have taken theses meds in the past and never failed any drug tests then, nor any with CFI or FAB, so why am I worried now? I am getting senile.

I have a concern about taking basic OTC medication for general aches and occasion allergy symptoms. I take Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) when needed for general aches or soreness and occasionally a benadryl if I am having issues with sleep. I have read research on the internet that state Ibuprofin, Motrin, etc could cause false positives for barbiturates, THC or PCP, and Benadryl could cause false positives for methadone or PCP. I am an ex-nurse of 33 years and I personally have never heard anyone in a profession failing any drug screens for taking these types of OCT meds, but most of my experience was in clinical and geriatrics. I don't take any other medications for any ailments/disease, so I am fortunate in that regard. What are your thoughts on the subject of OTC medications possibly causing false positives on a drug screen? I may need to find alternate nsaid's or sleep aids (melatonin maybe?) if I become too paranoid.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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OTC meds causing false positives on drug tests?

I have a concern about taking basic OTC medication for general aches and occasion allergy symptoms. I take Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) when needed for general aches or soreness and occasionally a benadryl if I am having issues with sleep. I have read research on the internet that state Ibuprofin, Motrin, etc could cause false positives for barbiturates, THC or PCP, and Benadryl could cause false positives for methadone or PCP. I am an ex-nurse of 33 years and I personally have never heard anyone in a profession failing any drug screens for taking these types of OCT meds, but most of my experience was in clinical and geriatrics. I don't take any other medications for any ailments/disease, so I am fortunate in that regard. What are your thoughts on the subject of OTC medications possibly causing false positives on a drug screen? I may need to find alternate nsaid's or sleep aids (melatonin maybe?) if I become too paranoid.

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