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Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Transgender Trucker

No one cares that you’re transgender except you. I don’t go around announcing or making a deal out of the fact that I’m a straight guy and no one asks me. It’s no one’s business what you’re doing or who you do it with. Just live your life.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Swift local intermodal

Wondering if anyone has experience with Swift’s local intermodal. I’m located in Pa. They want to start me at .32 cents a mile because I don’t have intermodal experience but I have hauled containers to the ports on my stepdeck. So they’ll have to go to at least .42 cents. 40 dollars per container hauled is what I was told. The lady also said guys running 6 days are betting 13-1500/week. Anyone have any info?

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Truck gps timing vs phone gps

Wondering if anyone else has this issue or it’s just the way my gps is. For time estimates and route corroboration I’ll put an address into my truck gps and phone gps. I also check routes with my rand McNally. However, my truck gps will consistently show several hours difference than my phone gps, whether I select loaded or unloaded. I’m not governed, I’ll do the speed limit, but no matter what it’s always off.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Wow is that vacation structure common?

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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What would you do?

This is what I would do.

So if I'm reading that correctly, you only have 13:10 available hours Mon & Tue. for a load that requires at least 13:50 drive time to get it there on Tue. Not going to happen unless you violate.

So the easy answer for me would be to still get as far as possible Tue before running out of hours, leaving myself an hr or two short of 90. Rather than finishing the drive on Wed 7/4, I'd just stay where I was and get a reset in. The trick would be in not slacking off Mon or Tue. I'd need to be parked early enough on Tue to allow 34hrs before needing to roll again.

Then it's just a matter of getting started early enough Thurs 7/5 to roll in to 90 with a fresh 70.

My reading comprehension isn't what it used to be, so unless I'm missing something this is what I'd do.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Old School, Turtle, and all youz Flatbedders out there....

The tarps we use are definitely heavy. Not terrible dry but wet they suck and if it’s cold and they’re frozen it sucks even more. But flatbeding keeps my ass from getting too fat, so I think it’s worth it. As well as the strapping and/or chaining.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Not a standard Lease purchase

Hello all. I’m 8 months into driving and I’m not looking at going anywhere else yet. I’ve been doing a lot of research on purchasing and lease purchase etc. I’ve read a lot of negatives and I understand all of them. However from my searching I believe I’ve come across a lease/purchase company that is different. They offer 80% of the load to you. They are only O/O and lease purchase company, no company drivers to give loads to. And the other thing I found that I thought was huge is you can book your own loads. Wondering if anyone has come across a similar opportunity. Right now I get a percentage of my flatbed loads as a company driver and am grossing between 1500-2000 a week, home every weekend. So I’m not looking to jump ship unless it makes sense. Any input would be appreciated.

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