Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

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    AR

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    Experienced Driver

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    1 year, 6 months ago

Jamie's Bio

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Posted:  3 days, 6 hours ago

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What's the strangest "rule" you've encountered at customer?

I've been to a place where they require you to chock the tires on boths sides, put on a gladhand lock, disconnect from your tractor and pull forward a few feet, and then after all that... you weren't even allowed to wait in the truck, had to go into the building where they had a small waiting area.

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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I am uncomfortable taking an on-site sleep study-I already have 2 year medical card

I had three 3 year cards in a short 2 months from my taxi permit, trucking school and again once I got to orientation. It wasn't until after about 2 months I got called saying I was flagged for a sleep study, and I had it it has literally changed my life, I now have more energy and feel more rested then I ever did. Although Schneider didnt require me to get a new med card at the time, it wasn't until I came to Crete where I went through another dot physical, I was given a one year card due to having sleep apnea.

Posted:  6 days, 7 hours ago

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High-hooking a trailer

Got the letter in the mail today, letting me know that it was a preventable accident and was worth 1 safety point for my Crete record which we can only get 12 within a 12 month period.

Not surprised as it was preventable and it was a lesson learned, like I told my wife I would've been surprised if it was considered anything else.

I'll be extra careful and be sure to check it the way I learned at Schneider instead of how far forward like I did that day.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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High-hooking a trailer

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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High-hooking a trailer

I wasn’t sure if I was even going to share the following mistake with TT or not but figured I would in case it might help someone.

1/8/20 was like any normal day, I arrived at my shipper for a quick drop and hook, a load taking me back toward my house. Everything was going as planned, dropped my empty trailer, and bobtailed to the other side of the yard to pickup my loaded trailer, I lined my tractor up with the trailer and then I quickly got out to make sure the trailer was low enough for me to hookup too it, which it was or so I thought it was. My tractor was on the pavement but the trailers were on the gravel part of the yard. After getting back into my tractor to finish backing up underneath my trailer, I failed to realize that there was a little dip coming off the pavement and by the time I realized I didn’t feel the trailer hit my 5th wheel plate, it was too late... I high hooked my trailer for the first time ever, and damaged my passenger side fairing.

Lucky for me fixing the high hook was easy enough with dumping the air suspension, but I wasn’t able to change what was already done to the fairing. So I gave it a few minutes to relax and gather my thoughts before calling Crete to report the damages.

Although completely preventable, I’m not sure if Crete will report it as a preventable accident or not.

I didn’t make this topic to get a lecture on what I should’ve done differently, since I know what I should have done. I’m making this topic to give insight on what could happen if you get to comfortable and over confident, and to always be aware of the situation at hand. Had I noticed there was a little dip coming over the pavement, more than usual, this could have been prevented and I would have lowered the landing gear a bit more to prevent any of this from happening.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Got Stuck Today

Well dropping and hooking at a Kimberly Clark OLIN ogden around noon today, I got stuck while dropping my empty trailer in a dirt lot with ice, water and some snow. Full blown stuck, couldn't get any type of traction no matter what I tried(even hooking back up to the trailer for added weight. But nope. I was almost ready to give up and call crete after spending about 30-40 minutes stuck when I got the idea of putting my tire chains on, about this time another Crete driver showed up and I asked if he by any chance had cat litter or anything to help me gain traction again but sadly he did not. But he was super friendly and helpful, stayed and helped me put the chains on and even then we were having trouble but after another 15-20 minutes maybe we finally got it, we had to use the other chains I had as a type of traction device for the chains on my tire, so we placed them right at the bottom of the tire and kept doing that over and over as each time I got a few inches more and finally we got thr truck on stuck, and didnt cost anything but a small amount of time.

Lesson learned, I'll be prepared for anything like that in the future. Going to buy some stuff to help me out during that time. Better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Odd Logs

Yeah I tried all that and some other stuff before even calling the logs department. The issue is, it just doesn't have the data for the last two days, just shows me off duty and SB when I changed it but the days before that are the correct logs.

Even on Crete side, its showing up like this.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Forced dispatch?

The load I picked up this afternoon had me going across i70 with gust of wind reported at 75MPH, but still took the load. Currently shut down sooner than I wanted to since I finally got to the area, so I'll be here until the morning when its supposed to be cleaning up.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Odd Logs

There was an article a few days ago on CDL Life.com concerning a peoplenet data crash. Check that out because that may have something to do with your tablet problem.

Yeah not sure what's going on with it, just shows me off duty those two days. And the previous 6 days are the correct logs, the logs were fine before switching trucks and is working fine now. Just very odd, I suppose I'll tun with it like this.

I was getting some really good recap hours back, so I would've had the same type of hours going home for my home time.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Odd Logs

Yeaterday I switched into my new truck, but when I signed into the peoplenet in my new truck it doesn't have the logs for the previous two days, as like I was doing a 34 or something when in fact I drove both days. All the other logs are correct, but the previous two days. Called the logs department and basically it says the same thing on there side.

So not sure what to do.wtf-2.gif

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Forced dispatch?

I would take it personally, I work for a company that does forced dispatch to keep everyone productive, only reason we can reject a load is HOS related. it's not going to be windy the whole time, it'll clear up at some point.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

You should put that mattress across the front bumper, Jamie.

Good idea!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

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The one on the right isn't my old truck but the one I recovered, but it looked just like that haha.

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Is the other one your new Deer Slayer?

Looks lke the deer won't have to change the picture on your Wanted Poster!

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Yes, this is the deer slayer 2.0! And it has a mattress inside as well!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

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The one on the right isn't my old truck but the one I recovered, but it looked just like that haha.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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What a start to the new year

About 24 hours since I was supposed to pick the load up. Heading back up there soon, already got a preplan for tomorrow. My asset manager told me to call him at 0700 today so I did, didn’t know what to expect. But he just wanted me to call so he could tell me how I’m doing such a good job, and he’s glad I am on his load board.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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High Winds; Good Judgment

The amazon prime loads are generally very light, usually weighing under 18,000 pounds. No way to tell how fast he was actually going or I missed it, but I would’ve parked before getting to this point, as I generally check the weather along my route.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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What a start to the new year

While I have to wait until tomorrow to get loaded, I did go out of my way to return to another drop lot that is shared with a lot of companies to see if they had any empties since I got no replies in the last nearly two hours. Turns out someone just brought an empty in not long ago, so I hooked up to it and went back to the truck stop to wait until the morning for the load.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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What a start to the new year

Update, waiting until tomorrow.

Would've been good to know I couldn't get live loaded today, could've got a reset in during that time. But oh well.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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What a start to the new year

Update, waiting until tomorrow.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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What a start to the new year

Waited nearly 23 hours to get live loaded at Hobby Lobby in OKC, dispatch also sent me here to pickup an empty trailer. But once I got here I was informed they aren't doing any live loads today nor are they releasing any empty trailers.

I waited so long since it's a load taking me back West, so I can pickup my new truck from Salt Lake City and it was the only one in the area.

So now I am waiting to see what my asset manager wants me to do since I'm not able to pick this load up today, but seems they completely ignored the fact I mentioned that and is working on getting me an empty since I'm supposed to be live loaded. So either I'm have to wait until tomorrow or they'll send me somewhere else.

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