Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

  • Location:
    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 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:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Loaner Truck

My normal assigned truck is currently in the shop for a B service and some error codes with no estimate time as of yet. So I requested a loaner truck to stay productive.

So say hello to my new loaner truck:

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The only available truck they had was a day cab…

They decided to set me up in a hotel room every night while I’m using this truck. I’m currently planned to run from PA->GA, GA->OH, OH->TN for my home time before getting a return load to PA to get my truck back.

Pretty interesting situation, and I wasn’t expecting a day cab when I requested a loaner truck. But I wanted to stay productive while my truck is down, so I ran with it. Lucky for me a lot of hotels are commonly near truck stops.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Directional dyslexia

Dan, you can overcome this problem. My Eureka moment with backing came when an instructor told me to turn the steering wheel “to the trouble”. In other words, if the back of the trailer is too far to the left, turn the wheel to the left. If too far to the right, turn to the right. I’m not sure if this will help you, but it was the advice that made the most sense to me and I’ve used it ever since.

This is basically the advice I got while getting my CDL a few years ago, and it helped out a lot. Once you get used to backing it’ll come second nature. I also have dyslexia.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Score? (Refused products)

A few months ago, I got 96 rolls of TP. Other then that, I never had anything rejected/damaged that they didn’t keep.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Cdl school drug test

Not sure which school you went too, or is going too. But I was required to take a DOT physical and drug test in day one when I got my CDL back in 2018.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

Another wound update, it’s looking better it seems. I know it’s really red, that’s due to the jumbo band aids I’m currently using to cover the wound, I think it’s on my leg to tight or something.

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Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

Day 2 of treatment:

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Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

BTW, have you tried a battery tender? I keep my battery on it from November till March, works really well.

I actually put them on a battery tender while I was home but after I burnt my leg. I didn’t think about it until then, and after burning myself, I remembered about the battery tenders 20 feet away. rofl-3.gif

Where I live, you can basically ride up until January before winter really starts to show up.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

Regardless, I know it’s not infected and on its way of healing eventually which is good news to me!

Funny enough, it doesn’t really hurt. It’s just leaking fluid every now and then.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

Don’t drive motorcycles

Wasn't even driving them, I was simply letting them warm up to ensure the battery didn’t t die rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

Yeah it was pretty bad there for a day or two, where I actually thought it might be infected. I wasn't able to get by a Walmart the first few days to buy the stuff I needed.

But funny enough, I already planned to wrap it up at night and let it air out while I was driving. rofl-3.gif

Damn Jamie! I've had combat wounds that looked better than that!

Keep a close eye on it. Keep it clean, let the bad stuff ooze, air it out as much as you can during the day, then a fresh clean wrap on it nightly. Hydrogen peroxide a few times daily if it allows, too.

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Posted:  4 months ago

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Phone charging cords

What’s happening to them? I’ve had the same charger for over a year now, and my original charger still works as well.

Do you bend them a lot?

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

Jamie, how did this happen? Can you put anything like antibiotic cream on it and a bandage, even Vaseline? Then get into an urgent care facility.

I burned it on my motorcycle exhaust while I was home, I have two motorcycles and I started them up before coming back out on the road, I was squeezing between the bikes when I got to close, my leg touched the exhaust for literally 1 second and got a second degree burn.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

The doctor said it’s a second degree burn, but it isn’t infected, and told me to keep doing what I’m doing now which is using Neoaporin and covering it up, it’ll leak for a bit since it’s a open wound and to come back in if there are any signs of infection, etc.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

I do not, outside of my DOT physicals, I haven’t been to the doctor since 2014. Terrible I know, but I don’t usually go unless I really need to.

Do you have a family Dr.? If you do, send the photo to them.

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I’ll go to an urgent care place, I’m 215 miles from my delivery then 14 miles from our terminal in willamar, tx where I can use a company car to go.

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Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

I’ll go to an urgent care place, I’m 215 miles from my delivery then 14 miles from our terminal in willamar, tx where I can use a company car to go.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

I burnt my leg during my last home time and I know some of you used to be nurses, so was hoping if someone can tell me if the wound is healing or looks like it’s getting worse.

Yesterday after I didn’t take care of it for a week. 0361121001642868662.jpg

After cleaning it up, I put some bandage on it over night and some antibacterial cream

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How it looks this morning:

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Posted:  4 months ago

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Truck Broke Down - After Treatment Problems

You are lucky to get a sensor they are hard to come by still.

Funny enough, I had the nox sensor replaced just a month earlier then his time. So I must have been pretty lucky

Posted:  4 months ago

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Truck Broke Down - After Treatment Problems

Jamie leaves us hanging....

What was the problem that the shop found with your truck?

I’m known to leave people hanging with no updates. rofl-1.gif

After 3 and a half days I did get my truck back, they just replaced the nox sensor yet again and did some recall part that was unrelated to the problem. I was on my way, so far no problems.

They thought it might have been something else but turns out it wasn’t.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Truck Broke Down - After Treatment Problems

Called the dealership this morning to be informed they don’t think it’s the nox sensor that went out, and they’re not exactly sure what’s wrong right now and they’re going have to troubleshoot it some more after it does another regen.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Truck Broke Down - After Treatment Problems

Nice to have an accommodating company, for sure.

Yeah I was actually going to do a truck recovery for Crete to keep me busy while my truck was in the shop, but sadly that ended up not happening due to not being able to get a rental car in the area. But Crete is generally good at keeping drivers busy, they don't like us seating around to much. rofl-3.gif

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