Profile For Robsteeler

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  • Location:
    South Jersey , NJ

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 7 months ago

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AF vet, retired LEO

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Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Stay out of democrat cities

Portland has been declared a riot, but then they just look for excuses. I still remember watching Reginald Denny being torn from his truck and beaten. I would refuse to go any place that was sketchy, hopefully most companies would understand that.Stay safe out there!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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I want to drive at night, I want an APU, and I live between Stockton and Sacramento, what companies might I want to look into as a noob?

I worked at Schneider and I had an APU. Who says they don’t have APU’s? As far as boots go, mine were never uncomfortable. Of course, I’m old school so I believe I’m wearing the proper gear for your job.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

I went to dispatching, then my company lost our Amazon contract and we went to FedEx. I became asst. Site manager and delivery driver over the last Christmas season. Then, my company lost that site, and I was laid off. So I collected unemployment for a little while. I'm looking for a gig right now. Had a job offer that I won't get into unless I decide to go for it. Like I said, I'm nervous that my kidney stone issue will return and I don't want to go somewhere and have to quit. I have a physical scheduled next month and I'm supposed to get some tests that might determine if I drive again. Thanks for asking.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

Laura, that's what usually happens. I extremely rarely ever pull in and there's not a truck in front of me. I do run into the bathroom at that time usually. Of course, I've been driving my couch since January anyway since my company lost our contract. Been waiting for them to get their act together and collecting unemployment for a while. I have a job offer I'm considering now. Came out of the blue so I'm hoping my kidney stone issue is resolved right now.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

Noted, good to know. 👍

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

Sorry I'm not a cyborg. This has been my biggest problem driving. I have to pee too much. I was getting kidney stones (multiple times) and the doctor told me I wasn't drinking enough. Started drinking more and then I had to run to a bathroom every single time I stopped. Usually, I can hold it long enough to pull forward, but I admit there have been a few times I've had to run and pee before that. Not ideal for sure. I wish there was a solution. I'm not wearing a diaper, lol.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

That's a separate issue. Whether or not it's wise or safe, it's still not interfering with someone else's ability to access the pumps. Sometimes if you have to go, you have to go. I'm a human. Only do so if it's an emergency.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

I don't see a problem with running to pee after you start the pumps. I've had to do it because I can't hold it that long anymore, lol. Every time the pumps are still running when I get back, so no harm. Don't shop and BS while you're in there. Pee and return. Then you can pull up and get a sandwich or whatever. Courtesy isn't hard.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Drug test/feel horrible.

This makes absolutely zero sense? What would you feel bad about? You said you gave the sample under direct observation, right? They watched pee come out of your ***** into a cup? How then, would the person say it looked diluted? Something about this story is missing.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Back to driving

Thanks guys. I will definitely keep my class A until I'm completely positive that I never will drive a semi again... then I'll still wait a year! As far as missing dispatch...some of my drivers i will miss, but the amazonians-not at all!

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Have had CDL for a year but no experience. Who will hire me and train me?

I'm pretty sure that any training company will do hair follicle tests. You figure since most newbies do something stupid with their truck in the beginning completely cold sober, they're already taking a risk training people. They want to be as sure as possible.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Back to driving

Well guys, after almost a year, I'm leaving dispatch and going back to driving. I couldn't find a local driving job so I stayed even though I hated it. I just got a call put of the blue about driving straight trucks in the Philadelphia area and I decided to go for it. I start Monday. Never drive a straight truck before, hopefully it's not too weird. Doing dispatch I really learned how much I hate people. I can't wait to spend some time with myself for a change. 😅

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Wilson Logistics or Prime

I'd say different companies have different appeal to different drivers. What may be a deal breaker for you might be no big deal for me. You need to consider equipment, hone time, pay, and even company culture. Reputation of a company is deceiving from the outside, you won't really know until you get there. A lot of a company is what you put into it.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Free shower every day

I had shower power, but most days I couldn’t get to a pilot, or any brand of truck stop. A lot of times I stayed at rest stops. That’s just reality when most loads are in the northeast. I did the sponge bath thing, I even did a post about it, and it’s far superior to baby wipes, but it didn’t stop the skin lesions I was getting.

Posted:  2 years, 4 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 years, 4 months ago

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Last day

Yeah, it's not an account I'd be interested in!😂

Posted:  2 years, 4 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 years, 4 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. 😊 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 years, 5 months 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 years, 5 months ago

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Why does this offer come now?

Looks like I’ll be taking this position. I can’t pass up being home with my family every night. I’m really gonna miss driving the truck though. I might have to get an old semi to pull an RV trailer now. 😂

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