Profile For Dave (formerly known as KnowItAll)

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  • Location:
    Hutchinson, KS

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 2 months ago

Dave (formerly known as KnowItAll)'s Bio

Strong with sarcasm this one is, yes?

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Tyson - Rochelle Illinois

Ran across a few Tyson facilities and others with tightly packed drop yards. Those are the ones that you learn new skills!

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Game for Newbies: Why Do You Think Trucking Will Be a Good Fit For You?

While I'm not necessarily a noobie. I am, according to the old timers, still wet behind the ears green horn snot nosed kid.

What makes trucking right for me? Freedom of the open road, being able exercising my problem solving skills, not being micro managed and driving. I love to drive! That's just the short list.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Game: Why do you love trucking?

Adventure and good pay.

This is a big country with some amazing sites to see. From sea to shining sea. The Cascades, the Sierras and the Rocks are all so beautiful. Although, treacherous during the winter, they just as breathe taking as in the summer. The southwest has it beauty too. One of the few places on the mainland US where you can find lava fields that were active less than 1000 years ago. The Grand Canyon is stunning beyond words. Even some crazy place like Wisconsin has awesome beauty.

I'm on target to make well over 50k this year. While to some this may not be that good. But, for me come from a bass-ackwards state, it's a step up. Even coming out of the IT field.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Chain season is upon us.

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I picked up the chains once. that was enough lol

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Rainy, what do you use those chains for now?????? Lol

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Inquiring minds want to know things that shouldn't be known.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Chain season is upon us.

Chains to pull 4 wheelers out of the ditches? Just kidding!

You are required to carry chains in many states. Although, that doesn't mean you have to use them (depending on company you work for). Simple message to dispatch like "chains up on Donner. Forcasting 10 feet of new snow. Unsafe, staying put at Sacramento 49er. Let ya know when rolling to get new appt time."

No freight is worth your life and those around you.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Starting with Wilson Logistics

Congratulations Driver!

Welcome to the Wilson Logistics family!!

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Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Need to work

Word of wisdom, be 110% honest about everything. Failing to disclose those details will hurt your chances.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Heartland buys Millis

I trained with a guy that was with Jim Palmer when Palmer still owned it (one of the last 3 remaining original drivers). Before the Russian?/Ukrainian? group bought it.

He loved it when Palmer stilled owned the company but was days from walking out when the Wilsons bought the company from the Russian?/Ukrainian? group. They had just about driven it into the ground. His words, he is glad he stayed on with the Wilson family. Everything changed for the better.

Have hope! I heard from a long time Jim Palmer driver that when Wilson logistics took over, things actually got better. You'll just have to wait and see, not much use in speculating and worrying.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Working for Decker right out of CDL school

Decker also has a terminal in Missoula MT.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Best 3 trucking companies to work for in SW Missouri

My personal preference is Wilson Logistics (Wil-Trans/Jim Palmer). But I'm a little biased in that regards.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Some Random Questions

Took some flying lessons a number of years ago. Had it memorized back then.

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Ha! Nautical mile is 6076.115 feet!

(Thanks Google!)

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Just in case... 1 mile = 5280 feet.

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Not a Nautical Mile.

Sometimes it's raining.

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I'm a retired Sailor...

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Some Random Questions

Ha! Nautical mile is 6076.115 feet!

(Thanks Google!)

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Just in case... 1 mile = 5280 feet.

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Not a Nautical Mile.

Sometimes it's raining.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Crazy stuff

Sounds like a few days I had just coming off home time. Hit Colorado E470 NB and get 3 miles and the left front drive blows. 8 hours later I'm finally roll'n again. Little over 85 miles later the new tire starts to come a part on NB I-25 mm 1.5 in Wyoming. 8 hours later I PC to the rest stop at mm 4. Next day, stop at Echo Canyon rest area to "check tires". What do I find? Both right side tandems are about to come a part. Luckily I was close to SLC. Prime sent a tech out and did a NASCAR level tire change. Was only down 2 hours on that one.

In short, I can feel your pain.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Some Random Questions

Just in case... 1 mile = 5280 feet.

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Time to Say Goodbye...

Holy what the fudge!?!?

I'll echo everyone else's sentiments and say you'll be missed! Here and on the road! We need more folks like you!

Over the past year I've learned so much from your insights and wisdom that I could never repay. It was, in part, your inspiration that has gotten me to where I am today.

Thank you Rainy and keep the shiny side up.

Dave

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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I Got Some New Wheels Today - Brand Spanking New

WOW! Congratulations Old School!

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

Ding, Ding!! winner winner chicken dinner!!

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Pull Throughs are for Double Pups and Newbies, in MY opinion.

C'MON MAN, get a grip!! CHEERS!!

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And lazy people. I'm lazy! Give me that pull through!

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Time sure does fly when you're having fun!

Photo time!

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Super happy with it. Runs great, rides great and the eaton-fuller 10 speed works pretty well. Only gripe is it doesn't have the satellite tv dome on it. But that'll be an easy fix. Stop by Missoula or Springfield and have one installed.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Time sure does fly when you're having fun!

Next time I hope there is some advanced notice. I'll leave a bunch of stuff at home. LOL.

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Well, it's a 2018 Peterbilt 579 with the 10 speed autoshift. The color is... Can you guess? Black!

It got dark on me and started to rain by the time I was done moving. How does one accumulate so much stuff in only 9 months? Puzzles me but I somehow have too many things.

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Moving always sucks.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

Pull Throughs are for Double Pups and Newbies, in MY opinion.

C'MON MAN, get a grip!! CHEERS!!

And lazy people. I'm lazy! Give me that pull through!

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