Profile For Dave S (formerly known as KnowItAll)

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  • Location:
    Hutchinson, KS

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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    5 years, 11 months ago

Dave S (formerly known as KnowItAll)'s Bio

Strong with sarcasm this one is, yes?

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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Famous Quotes on Trucking Truth

"Your lack of poor planning doesn't constitute an emergency on my part."

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Seen these two at an adult beverage DC in Golden Colorado.

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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Just went through Birmingham this morning! It was dark still. confused.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

Holy cow, I-65 between I-20 and I-459 is stupid rough!!

Pilot TS in Birmingham, AL

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Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Back on January 12th. I-90 somewhere near Saltese Montana (between rest area and weigh station).

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Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Starting with Wilson Logistics

Both Springfield and Missoula have certified CDL test examiners now for onsite testing. Trust me, I know these folks and they are tougher the the state examiners...

How does the CDL road test go? Is it through a local DMV office or is it given directly by the company?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Is OTR an addiction?

Great part, you see it first hand. And, you get to pick your own sound track!!

This is so cool to read how each of you feels this "call to the road" thing ..... for me, this taps into some great YouTube videos of OTR scenic road footage set to music. I'm not out there yet; I know that is one tiny piece in a big trucking picture but apparently it's powerful, persuasive by these little testimonies of y'all ... love it!

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When I got sidelined with AFib in Dec, I was anxious about getting back to work quickly. ..... Then I got worse, had my heart shocked and for some strange reason got scared about going back on the road....... Getting ready to head out to get my load in the morning :-D

Laura

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Laura, wishing you the best as you continue easing back into routines. Confidence will surely build with activation of all your considerable strengths and resources once again. good-luck.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Is OTR an addiction?

If I'm setting at home more than a few days I get board and antsy!! Gotta scratch that itch and feed the monkey on my back!

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Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Jim Palmer Trucking - Missoula MT

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Things to remember, independent of who you drive for, drive safe, be courteous, don't hit anything, be on time and don't be a butthead.

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That was classic! It encourages me greatly. I love seeing people who "get it."

Thank you for the compliment Old School! Means a lot!

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Jim Palmer Trucking - Missoula MT

Sorry about not replying sooner Cowboy. Things have changed since my training in Missoula. All advanced fleet training is taking place in Springfield. Only regional (western 10) train in Missoula now. The main difference between being on the Jim Palmer side versus the Wil-Trans side is truck numbering. JP drivers will run west mainly and Wil-Trans will run east. However, that doesn't mean you won't see a Wil-Trans drive in Cali and a Palmer drive in Florida. Also, 2020 and newer trucks have Wilson Logistics branding.

The main difference I've observed is, what appears to be, family atmosphere. Prime is a huge company and Wilson Logistics is smaller. At any point you could find yourself having a chat with one of the Wilsons. Another thing is you get all the benefits of a MEGA carrier without the extra hassle.

If you make the decision to come train and drive with Wilson Logistics I don't feel that you'll regret it. Things to remember, independent of who you drive for, drive safe, be courteous, don't hit anything, be on time and don't be a butthead.

Really enjoy your thread Dave S. I am strongly considering JP (Advanced Prime Fleet). I want to run reefer OTR. Do you have anymore info on how things are different running the Prime loads with JP? Also, I live just over 90 miles from Springfield, does JP allow you to take their truck home with you for your hometime or do you have to park it on their yard?

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Why cant I consistently do the backing maneuvers.

True story...

The day before testing, I completed all 3 backing maneuvers in an amazingly short period of time. On test day, got 3 points because of pull ups.

There are still days where I can't hit the broad side of a barn. While there are days where I can make the hardest of backs look easy. Some time ya got the mojo and others ya don't.

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