Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

  • Location:
    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 4 months ago

Jamie's Bio

I started my trucking journey in July of 2018 with Schneider, I went through three weeks of schooling and then 3 more weeks of orientation before I even knew if I was hired or not, I went on to run OTR for 10 months before switching to a local account for the last few months I was with Schneider. I am very thankful Schneider decided to hire me and pay for my training, and put up with all the rookie mistakes I made along the way.

But in the end, I did end up leaving Schneider a short time after I completed my side of the agreement which was a one year work contract to repay the costs of my schooling and training.

Currently I am driving over the road with Crete, I am on their 21 day national fleet where I will stay out a minimum of 21 days before going home, but we can extend that if we wish to stay out longer. You get one day of home time for every 6 days you're out on the road.

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Posted:  5 days ago

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Stolen Trailer

Empty or loaded, Jamie?

It was loaded, we got a fleet wide message about it as well. They are offering a reward for information that lead to the recovery of the trailer and its contents.

Posted:  5 days ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

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Posted:  5 days, 1 hour ago

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Stolen Trailer

So today, someone literally drove a Ryder day cab into our terminal in Marietta, GA, stole a trailer and busted through the outbound gate. Just wow, the balls some people have. shocked.png

Posted:  1 week ago

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What are the odds

Forgot to mention, this wouldnt have happened if I didn't take my 10 hour break when I did before I picked this load up. Currently still driving the recovery truck I picked up, will be getting my truck back in two days. Its finally out of the shop.

Posted:  1 week ago

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What are the odds

I was set to spend Thanksgiving away from my friends and family this year, when this morning another trucker buddy called me just to chat. I asked him where was they(team drivers) was at today to make small talk and he told me he was heading west on i70 outside of Columbus, Ohio, I thought what are the odds? I'm heading east on i70 for Columbus ohio... to make a long story short, we ended up stopping at a Denny's for breakfast, and I got to meet his team driver as well. It was pretty refreshing, and highly appreciated since it was nice to see someone I actually knew instead of strangers.

It was short lived since we both had to head out and didnt have time to talk for to long, but I thought to myself what are the odds? Since we don't talk everyday.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving! I will not be home personally by choice, I was offered to be routes by the house but decided against it.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Poor ride with newer trucks?

Not sure about that, I do know the 2020 fraightliner I drove while with Schneider rode smoother than the 2016 I had before that.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Broke Down

Down in Fort Smith, AR. Waiting to see if I'm supposed to bobtail back or what.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Broke Down

So does another driver pick you up and drop you off at the location of the truck needing recovered or do you get a rental?

They're getting me a rental car.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Broke Down

All day and haven't heard anything yet, aren't really share just yet. But Crete set me up to do a truck recovery, basically 800 miles both ways.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Broke Down

Is it a Freightliner? They have a big problem with the exhaust temperature sensors it thinks the exhaust is extremely hot so it shuts the engine down with no warning. Once it sits for awhile its fine again, still something you want to get fixed so it doesnt shut off unexpectedly.

Yes it's a fraightliner, currently getting checked into the shop now.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Broke Down

Got back to my truck this morning to check it into the shop, the fault code was still active, turned the truck on for a few minutes and turned it off, now the code is gone. shocked.png

Still going to see what the shops says since the engine went into shutdown mode yesterday.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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I was wondering how the company would do the hotel if it were two of you?

Hmm that's a good question, I'd assume it'd be about the same way. I actually got to pick the hotel I wanted to stay at, just had to be close by. They had me go to the hotel and get the price after taxes, phone number and fax number and asked to try to keep it under $100.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Just you, or is your wife there, as well?

It's just me for right now, my wife is getting some things sorted out at home medical wise. But she'll be back out on the road with me in no time! When I said "we" in my last post, I meant me and the tow truck driver.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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He doubles as an Uber driver!

Definitely Top Tier status IMO.

For sure, and a very nice guy! 5 stars!

But I did end up getting an Uber back to my truck, because I forgot a few things and the most important part... I forgot to put the BOL with the trailer when we dropped it off since the load had to be repowered to make the delivery on time.

I'm hoping the problem is something simple that doesn't take to long to fix, but we shall see!

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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4th CDL test Monday

Good luck, you got this!

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Broke Down

They should know that.

Not any dealerships open on a Sunday.

Yeah the tow truck driver told me the same thing, I didn't know personally; I was just going wherever Crete paid to have the truck towed. The tow truck driver was nice enough to drive me to a hotel in town.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Broke Down

Also what was odd is the truck was kinda left beside the gate that leads back to the shop, hopefully that isn't going to be a problem. Which I'm sure it'll be fine as Crete was probably aware the dealership wasn't open today? confused.gif

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Broke Down

I'll bet it's a DPF issue, and/or associated computers with it.

How many miles?

Most likely, sadly the dealership was closed today but they set me up in a hotel room.

The truck has 430,000 miles, give or take in that general range.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Fight lane....rofl-3.gif

I meant the right lane.

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