Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

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    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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    6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  1 day, 22 hours ago

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Help your fellow driver

That was very nice of both your wife and you to help out! a lot of people would have denied helping, and left him out there or they probably wouldn't know what to do either. So it was a bonus you had a better idea to try! What in the world, how would Flying J not let someone use their phone when it's that cold outside, and he has no way back into his own truck. They're just as bad as some of these truckers out here laughing at people rather then helping them out.

Posted:  2 days ago

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Packed and ready to head out to Wolding.

Do you want to plow beside my truck so I can go to the restroom?

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But seriously drive safely! I know thanks to trucking I got to see a friend I only knew on the internet for about 7-8 years.

Posted:  2 days ago

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PA interstates shutdown

The snow that it has dumped so far and it's not over just yet:

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Posted:  2 days, 23 hours ago

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Truck Driver Hits School Bus Kills Kid While Changing Clothes

This is what's wrong with people these days, they would rather risk everyone's life then pull over for a few minutes to do what they need to do. They believe since they do it all the time and have X amount of experience they will be fine, but when you keep pushing your luck; things like this will happen.

Posted:  2 days, 23 hours ago

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PA interstates shutdown

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It's going to get pretty bad over here in New York.

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I actually drove all night to deliver my load early ahead of the storm, 575 miles which doesn't seem like a lot. But it is when you can only go 63MPH. Lucky there is a nice truck stop less then half a mile from the customer with a great restaurant! I'm also taking my 34 hour reset, so hopefully it'll be cleaning up by the time I start again. But we'll see how that goes.

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Where in NY are you?

I'm in Wilton, NY, it's supposed to start snowing here around 3-4pm today they say.

Posted:  3 days ago

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PA interstates shutdown

It's going to get pretty bad over here in New York.

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I actually drove all night to deliver my load early ahead of the storm, 575 miles which doesn't seem like a lot. But it is when you can only go 63MPH. Lucky there is a nice truck stop less then half a mile from the customer with a great restaurant! I'm also taking my 34 hour reset, so hopefully it'll be cleaning up by the time I start again. But we'll see how that goes.

Posted:  3 days, 7 hours ago

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To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

I got a message ahead of the storm warning us about the type of weather I'll be in, and of course safety is first and always. Schneider encourages you to use your stop work authority if the weather gets to bad or you don't feel safe driving in it, etc.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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A Good Laugh, the life of a trucker!

That looks like a nice bed, my wife would kill me if I spent $600 on a bed before buying her a new one...rofl-1.gif

Posted:  5 days, 19 hours ago

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Supreme Court rules in favor of truckers

Schneider requires you to have 12 months of OTR exp in order to lease a truck from them, which I thought was a pretty good idea considering you'll have better knowledge on how everything is ran by that point.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Heavy

I would love some light loads, I run a lot of 40-45k loads.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Always Important to check the 5th wheel

I had another problem this morning with my 5th wheel latching securely around the king pin, it took about 5-6 times to get it to lock correctly. I assumed it was due to the weather, currently in New York and it's been snowing here.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Got To Get A Sleep Study Done

Update, it took a few days to get used to sleeping with it. I have the pillow mask, so it doesn't cover my mouth and nose. The first night on the road, I only used it for 3 hours and I had to take it off since I couldn't sleep with it, which I have to use it at least 4 hours a night to be compliant. But the past two nights I've slept with it in the whole time or for 90% of my sleep clocking 4 or more hours with it.

So far, it really has helped me sleep better at night without waking up so much. Before I used to feel fatigued alot and had to take extra breaks or drink a lot of coffee and what not to stay alart. I wasn't sure how I felt about it before I got it, but at this moment I'm glad as I've felt more alert and well rested each day. Will update again at some point!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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The owner/operator vs. company driver issue

Jamie, his name was Mark

Ah, not the same guy. The trainer I had was named Bob. Weird you went out for two weeks with a trainer, I was only out with mine for 5 days.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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The owner/operator vs. company driver issue

What was your trainers name? Sounds almost like the trainer I had.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Got To Get A Sleep Study Done

Well I started my sleep study yesterday and finished this morning, the lady at Schneider said based off the results I have a mild case of sleep apnea and got fit with a mask, etc.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Which companies have actually ACCEPTED you without any immediate

Schneider accepted me without verifying my work history which isn't real great since a lot of my recent years of work was freelance development online for different people or small companies. Only was able to verify my taxi job before I came to Schneider.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Always Important to check the 5th wheel

What did you do to get it to close all the way?

I just released the release arm and pulled up and backed up under it again, as I always leave the landing gear down until I'm sure it's secured.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Always Important to check the 5th wheel

Quick post, I was hooking up to the trailer I just picked up, and everything seemed fine at first, it pushed the release arm in, but I got under the trailer to check the latch and noticed it didn't close all the way. I'm sure I would have dropped the trailer if I thought it was fine based off the release arm only and that's why I always check both while coupling and uncoupling trailers or anytime I'm away from my truck. Because it also passed the tug test I did.

Sorry quickly typed this up before leaving.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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First week driving solo

I remember my first week as it wasn't to long ago, I cracked my front bumper while backing at a loves in NJ, hit a rock piller they have blocking a certain area, but it's in the worst location.

I also made a wrong turn, it was about 2am I turned down a road that had a sign(very dark letters and no lights) that said no semi turn around. I contacted the local police nonemergency number.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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AUTOSOCK SNOW SOCKS TRACTION DEVICE

Whoever, you are driving for should supply you with chains. And they will probably tell you not to use them.

Catch 22, supplies you with chains but doesn't want you to use them!

Of course you'd have them just in case!

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