Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

  • Location:
    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 10 months ago

Jamie's Bio

Currently Driving For: Crete Carriers(10/23/2019 - Present

Previously Drove For: Schneider National(8/xx/2018 - 10/21/2019)

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Took a couple days off.

I’ve been wanting to have some teeth pulled since they are chipped badly and hurt most days. But I didn’t want to take the time off work and figured I probably wouldn’t be recovered during the 4 days I’m normally home for. 😂

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Keeping yourself out of a jam: Interstate, Freeways, Secondary Roads, Backroads

Another tip, when you do find yourself in a bind or that you missed your turn. Pull over as soon as you possibly can to figure out a solution. I’ve saved myself so much time and headache by pulling over and pulling up something such as google maps, etc to figure out a good plan on getting back on track.

Especially out east where there are so many low bridges, I’ve been to a few customers where there is only one route into the customer and any other way has a low bridge. One time in Buffalo, NY, I actually went past my customers entrance and not even 150 yards ahead was a low bridge. But I simply stopped before getting myself into a service bind to think of a plan. Of course my plan was simple, backup when the lane was cleared. Which took longer than expected due to high traffic in the area.

But basically, just don’t get ahead of yourself and keep driving because you don’t think you can stop to figure out a plan. Because I’ve done it, even right in the middle of my lane. Just put my flashers on and stopped.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

So here it is almost 11 hours later, I’m still at the shop. They talked Crete into doing other work on the truck, after 7 hours of waiting, I was finally told they had the wrong mirror for my truck. So they literally did a lot of other stuff before even attempting to fix the mirror which is why I’m even here. They said the mirror will be in stock in the morning, so we shall see.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

Which terminal are you visiting for repairs? Not SLC I pray!

They sent me to a dealer close by where I am, near the AZ state line on i15, my current load goes into CA. Hoping they have the mirror in stock.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

Sorry Jamie!

Was it a Volvo?

Surprisingly it wasn’t! Looked like a Freightliner.

Just beyond ****ed, anytime I make plans to stop by a Walmart, boom someone delays me. rofl-3.gif

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

The driver 1/2 of my household said either duck tape, or better yet, GORILLA TAPE.. 'until' ..LoL

Yeah, that’s the plan. But the shop doesn’t open until 0700 so ruined my plans for tomorrow. But only about 14 miles away from the shop.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

It’s also possible the driver pulling out didn’t feel it. Maybe and maybe not. I wouldn’t know.

He was backing in beside me, after hitting my mirror, he instantly pulled forward and drove off, exiting the pilot. Almost certain he knew about it but wanted to avoid having it on his record.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

Sorry that happened - at the same time. Backing up a truck is hard for new drivers and we don’t get any real training or time under the wheel to have any real skill to do so. Just like when you started.

Though - running someone down to own up to their accident is not right. 🙏🏼

For sure, I have no problems with new drivers we all start somewhere, the main issue is about him running after hitting me. His company is from Canada, so not sure if anything is going to happen but oh well, another day out here.

I’m honestly not even sure how he hit my mirror other then if he was tryin to blind side into the spot on my passenger side.

Now I have to wait until the morning to even get into a shop since it’s closed on sundays, which I’m either going have to get towed or I’m tape the mirror down to drive the 14 miles to the shop.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

I meant his trailer number and company name.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Got To love when people can’t back(Got hit at a truck stop)

You just have to love when people can’t back their damn trucks up and hit your mirror before driving off.

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I had to run after the truck but I could only get a picture of his company number and trailer number which I reported to Crete already.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Trucking With A Partner- Prime

Trucks can be a hit or miss, I’ve only driven a Freightliner but I’ve had pretty good luck. My current truck I’ve had for a year and a few months with no real breakdowns, just one time I had to get my steer tire replaced at a loves but other then that, I have only been in the shop for my A and B services.

But I have just gotten lucky, some people have worse luck and break down constantly for one reason or another. They refer to my truck as a Wednesday truck.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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First Level 1 Inspection(I passed)

Finally after two and a half years my luck had ran out with not getting anything above a level 3 inspection.

I had a level 1 inspection this morning coming into CA on i15, went into the weight station and got selected at random as I was going over the weigh in motion and was told to pull around to inspection bay 4. Long story short, I passed the inspection and I was on my way.

Posted:  2 months ago

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How do you switch shifts??

I switch back and forth all the time, multiple times a week with no real problems. Whatever the load requires me to drive, I make it happen. Generally for me after my work day, I'm tired enough to go to sleep after a few hours of being stopped(1-3 hours before I go to bed). So for me, it's really easy.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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I-80 in Wyoming, rolling shutdowns

Yeah I hate Wyoming, I was stuck there for 3 days recently. The same reason, first it was an accident, then snow and then high winds. They ended up opening the Interstate while I was stuck there for just two hours before closing it again around 21:00, thankfully I was able to leave right away and got out of it. Because two hours later they shut it down again and it was shutdown for like 12 hours or more again.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Gps

A lot of drivers will tell you to make sure to compare your GPS route

Felt the need to add that it's a good idea to do so, just I don't personally do it.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Gps

I've heard some good things about it, I personally use the Garmin dezl 780 and have had very min problems. But just to throw it in there, never blindly follow your GPS, always make sure to read road signs, etc.

A lot of drivers will tell you to make sure to compare your GPS route with your Atlas Map, but I haven't done so in the last two and a half years(just make sure the GPS is set correctly) I've been in trucking and things have been good on my part, just got to use common sense. If it doesn't look like a truck route, then it's probably not. But some advise I have gotten awhile ago was "Never turn down a street/area that you aren't prepared or skilled enough to back out of.".

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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New journey at GPtrans co

I heard some pretty good things at GPTrans Co, I considered going there before I came to Crete near the end of 2019. I'm loving my time here, but do share your experiences with us!

Are you going solo or team?

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Heading to Greenvale, NY

Made it there and out this morning, got there around 0730ish and it was quick drop and hook. I didn't make it far due to the snow storm, I took a 55 mile detour to get a parking spot since NJ currently has a full CMV ban in place on most interstates.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Heading to Greenvale, NY

Crete does a pretty good job at sending a decent route to the customer general location, but once off the highway/interstate, you're on your own to make it there safely. But I do plan to find the best route tonight and while I'm getting unloaded in the morning.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Heading to Greenvale, NY

That's Long Island, which in itself isn't so bad. Getting there can be the tough part, however. Depending on your route in, and the time of day you're coming in, you can hit some pretty good traffic.

Plan your route well in advance, and stay super sharp and focused while executing that plan. The last thing you want is to miss a turn, and then have to scramble on the fly to reroute yourself.

Which direction are you coming in from?

I'll be coming in from Harriman, NY, my current appointment is at 0500 in the morning, and I have basically all day to pickup the next load, so I don't plan to head to far so early in the morning, depending on when I'm done with this one.

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