Profile For Robsteeler

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  • Location:
    Blackwood, NJ

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 months, 2 weeks ago

Robsteeler's Bio

AF vet, retired LEO

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Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

Okay, I tried again to upload my photo, and it just came out blank.

Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

Where'd the photo go? 🤔

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

We also got another message detailing which roads are closed.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Two right turn lanes....

So funny, because I ran into this again on Friday when I went to a receiver in Enfield, CT. I got off I-91 and what did I see? A double right turn lane.😂 Needless to say, I jumped right in the outside lane...then a Smith truck pulls right into the inside turn lane. 😂 Light turned and I went with no problem, while he had to pause an wait so he could swing out and not hit the telephone pole on the corner. Older guy too...

Posted:  1 week ago

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Drive time for student

You definitely need to listen to G-Town. You really need to be driving for the experience. I'm not sure how much Swift drivers get, but at Schneider we didn't have much time as it is and my trainer didn't let me drive enough and I didn't say anything. SAY SOMETHING!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Schneider vs us xpress

I agree. Don’t do the Dollar job. I’m with Schneider and I haven’t delivered to a dollar store, but one of the Big Lots I went to had a terrible dock. Had to pull into a neighboring parking lot between the cars to back in. That’s what Dollar stores have to do. I only had a month driving at the time, so it was very nerve racking.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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This... I'm completely stunned. 2nd year in a row

Congrats!😁

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Compliment

Seriously. I don't understand it. I was frazzled at the very beginning and just couldn't seem to ever get a spot in a truck stop. One week, I wasn't near one and didn't shower all week. I had a bin of shower wipes, they're called. Using these on the times you can't shower, changing into clean clothes after using them, and brushing your teeth using bottled water if you have to, makes all the difference. When I got home and hugged my wife, she said, "you smell good." I said, it must be the citrus scented wipes, 'cuz I haven't showered all week! 😂 Buy them and keep them handy if you can't shower!

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Two right turn lanes....

I had this question too. I'm glad someone asked because I forgot about it. Needless to say, I picked the wrong lane. It was really tough with cars on my left, finally, I just let them all get past then I went. Just doing it made me see that I should have picked the outside lane. It is confusing the first time you encounter it.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Fired for accident and not sure what to do.

Dude... seriously, you need to own up to what YOU did. You are responsible for your fatigue management. Ever hear of sleep debt? You need to take the time to pay the sleep debt by sleeping. That's the only way to overcome the fatigue. Fatigue builds up and if you aren't getting the proper rest, you know it. You have to accept responsibility and move on. Everybody has told you so I hope you can get past this.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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NYC traffic is terrible

Yep! Surprisingly, it took me only two pull ups too. Well, to be fair, I did reset because my first setup would have run me into the train dock, so I got closer to the building to give myself room to swing the tractor. But it really gave me a great lift succeeding in a difficult back. This was in Pallisades Park, NJ. After this I ran over to PA to pick up the stuff for NYC. Without this success, I'm not sure how I would have done in NYC. I'm glad this week is over, I'll be honest! 😂

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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NYC traffic is terrible

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Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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NYC traffic is terrible

This is me watching a guy back into this strange hole in the wall dock. I was next up and thought. Nope. There's no way I'm going to be able to get in there. There's a telephone pole and a train dock right in front of the door so it's really tight. I wasn't sure where we unloaded when they told me to wait there until the door rolled up and the guy started backing in. My heart sank and I was wondering how I was gonna do that, or if I could get someone else to back it in for me! 😂 So did I get in?

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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NYC traffic is terrible

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Posted:  1 month ago

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NYC traffic is terrible

I've had a few upstate loads, and in my first month I had one ShopRite load with three stops. Two on Long Island, and one in Stamford, CT. That was pretty bad too. Got lost, no lie, five times! 🤣 The drive into Stamford was terrible because the streets were so narrow, and the ShopRite didn't have room in front of the dock. It's the parking lot. I had to wait until everyone moved their cars to get into position for a blindside back into the dock. If the wall in front was ten feet further away it would have been much better, but I finally managed to get it in enough to get unloaded. Fortunately, I get a tiny bit better after each of these rough days, so my stress level is going down.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Finally, my CDL road test appointment is set!

You got this Grumpy! If I can do it, anyone who perseveres can. Good luck!👍

Posted:  1 month ago

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NYC traffic is terrible

Left Queens and went to a Shoprite in Scarsdale. That was some tight maneuvering too. The routes my Qualcomm picks are always the worst, tightest crap with telephone poles and hydrants on every tiny little corner. It’s like they’re testing me. Frustrating day, missed my load in Connecticut. Ran out of hours in a traffic jam on 95 so I had to pull into a service plaza. Now the shipper won’t be back until Wednesday. I’m going home for Christmas in the morning. I’m just glad this day is over!

Posted:  1 month ago

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What kind of docking maneuver is this?

I've done a couple stupid things. Thank God, not that! 😂

Posted:  1 month ago

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Moving truck while on a reset and how to idle

Not sure what truck you have, but companies usually set it between 20 and 80 degrees. Hotter or colder will allow you to idle. You could also unplug the temp sensor in the mirror. It will make the check engine light come on, but that won't derate the engine. Not sure if it's wrong or right, I saw it on YouTube, I don't personally do it.

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