Profile For Robsteeler

Robsteeler's Info

  • Location:
    South Jersey , NJ

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 5 months ago

Robsteeler's Bio

AF vet, retired LEO

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Free shower every day

I had shower power, but most days I couldnโ€™t get to a pilot, or any brand of truck stop. A lot of times I stayed at rest stops. Thatโ€™s just reality when most loads are in the northeast. I did the sponge bath thing, I even did a post about it, and itโ€™s far superior to baby wipes, but it didnโ€™t stop the skin lesions I was getting.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Last day

Thanks guys. Yes, I'm going to keep my CDL active. When we relocate, and if I can find a local job, I may do that. I'm not sure yet.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Last day

Yeah, it's not an account I'd be interested in!๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted:  2 months ago

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Last day

They don't have any local accounts in my area. Not sure who services my local stores. Only truck I've seen at one was a Werner, so that's probably who does it.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Last day

Well, yesterday was my last day at Schneider. It's been a very interesting year to say the least. I have to say they were incredible at my departure. Very supportive, offered to have me come back any time, and I even got to drive my truck one more time. ๐Ÿ˜Š I couldn't believe how badly they wanted me to stay, they basically offered me any account I wanted, told me they'd switch my leader if that was the issue, but after I explained how it was the whole being away from home, not showering every day, (which was starting to give me skin rashes), and suddenly developing kidney stones, which is what sent me over the top, they were very understanding. They also told me that when I move, if I'm near a Schneider facility that has home daily accounts, I'd be able to come back if I wanted. Can't say enough about how helpful they've been getting started, and teaching me over the past year. They really bent over backwards for me.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Why does this offer come now?

That's funny guys because my job is also tied to an Amazon logistics contractor. I'll be managing dispatchers and drivers.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Why does this offer come now?

Looks like Iโ€™ll be taking this position. I canโ€™t pass up being home with my family every night. Iโ€™m really gonna miss driving the truck though. I might have to get an old semi to pull an RV trailer now. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Half of us will be unemployed in 5 years.

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Every time my phone, computer, Qualcomm, etc freezes up and crashes, I laugh at the driverless truck concept again. ๐Ÿคฃ Maybe in 30 years. Maybe never.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Two Drivers Killed on I94

271 to 71 in Ohio is pretty bad too. I just came through the massive construction zone in hammering rain. I went s l o w!

Posted:  3 months ago

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While Waiting For Next Load

Dude. I have the same issue. I had to leave a receiver the other day and had no idea of my next assignment. Didn't know where I could wait so I went to a flying J because dispatch told me that I wouldn't get anything until the morning. As soon as I parked and did a post trip, the assignment comes through. Exactly in the opposite direction. This is why I wish I could have my pickups in advance so I could better plan.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Can I get wifi on my truck?

I just looked that up. I have Verizon so it would cost $249 a month!๐Ÿ˜ฒ I think I'll wait. They're is some amazing tech soon to be released.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Another kidney stone!

All my paperwork has been submitted clearing me to return to work. Hopefully I can roll in the morning. I'll drink more and just pull over when I have to. Thanks guys!

Posted:  3 months ago

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Another kidney stone!

Also, I'm not allowed to drive until I'm done with the pain pills and cleared by medical. I'm sitting right now. I really hope it's gone. Haven't seen anything yet.

Posted:  3 months ago

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CB Antenna

I'm a complete noob when it comes to CB's. I had a mirror mount that I just got for the 16 cascadia, but I have the 19 now and it won't fit. I still haven't picked out an antenna, so I really should go to a CB shop, but I never seem to have the time to do it. I'm using the factory molded in antenna and it's garbage. I have an old Radio Shack CB, so don't laugh. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted:  3 months ago

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What can I put on the floor?

I use pledge on my dash. Repels dust and leaves a nice scent, but even that will be slippery. I use floor mats, and I'm considering going with a large carpet remnant and cutting it to fit. My vacuum broke, so floor is dirty right now. I'm considering my options because I want a compact reliable vacuum for the truck.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Another kidney stone!

๐Ÿค”not sure if seriously suggesting diapers, or a bunch of smart asses! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Posted:  3 months ago

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Why when I back.

I also have problems with judging distances, but my biggest concern is is that I seem to not be straight in the docks half the time. It's embarring to have to keep fixing my position. I was so crooked last week that I pulled up and kept making it worse!๐Ÿ˜‚ It took forever to get myself straight in the dock.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Schneider Pulled a Sneaky On Me

I thought the company was too big to keep track of that stuff, and I thought I was just lucky getting a brand new truck and pretty much never sitting anywhere, but I must be doing something right. I got a ride to the pharmacy with another driver because Schneider won't let me drive anything while I'm on meds, even the company car. This driver did nothing but complain about the company the entire time. He's an older guy with a lot of time in the seat, and I wonder how. He was a terrible car driver, going in a do not enter driveway, all over the road, and too busy complaining to pay attention to the road. He was complaining about his old, beaten up truck too, and was shocked when I told him I had a brand new truck that no one had ever had before. All his trucks have been old. He mentioned that he's all for himself because the company didn't care about him and they don't mess with him because "he don't play." He said they never mess with his hometime because they know him at the company and he'll call his lawyer. I couldn't believe this guy, and I'm sure they do know him, and not favorably. I was in a lot of pain riding with him, and he was painful to be around. I think there's a lot to what Brett says, and I didn't really believe it until I saw how an "old timer" is treated in the company vs. a rookie like me who never has a problem when I need to be off, and gets new equipment and anything else I've asked for. It's all in your performance and attitude.

Posted:  3 months ago

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10-speed vs. Everything else

I saw Peterbilt has auto 18's now. The computer does all the work I guess. Are they automated manuals like the Detroit 12?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Another kidney stone!

I was told to drink more water. The problem is I limit my drinking while I'm driving because otherwise I have to pull over constantly. I'm not sure what to do to make my bladder hold it, lol! I usually try to drink more when I stop for the day.

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