Profile For Robsteeler

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  • Location:
    South Jersey , NJ

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 4 months ago

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AF vet, retired LEO

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Posted:  3 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:  3 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:  3 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. ๐Ÿ˜…

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks 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:  1 year 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Last day

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

Posted:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Another kidney stone!

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

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