Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

  • Location:
    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 2 months ago

Jamie's Bio

Currently Driving For: Crete Carriers

Previously Drove For: Schneider National

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Omg, locked my keys in my truck again

Omg, someone bumped this old thread. Now I have to remember this terrible time! I haven’t locked myself out since this day, and now I have gotten into the habit of locking my door using the key. Unlike before when I would lock it with my hand as I’m getting out.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Best Week So Far

That is great job! Glad you are doing well!!

Same, they've been keeping me busy on the Walmart account.

Jamie, you get two or four paychecks like that in a row and you'll be wanting to retire. smile.gif

Doubt it, I enjoy the money to much. rofl-3.gif

I do average 3000 miles a week on this Walmart account, but wasn't expecting to run 3600 miles in a single week, but they planned me perfectly this past week.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Best Week So Far

The hours it took to run this many miles:

Hours:Minutes Drive time: 62:05 On-Duty Time: 4:56 Remaining Clock: 2:59

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Best Week So Far

This past week has been amazing, I finished the week off running 3618 miles from last Sunday until Today(Saturday) which is the end of the pay period. So nothing carrying over from last week, all this week.

Running out west has it benefits, plus I drive mostly at night so there is even less traffic to deal with.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

Just a small update, I'm still running on the Walmart dedicated fleet. Things have been going better then it was a few months ago, due to problems in my personal life.

This week has been great, going to finish it with 3600 miles ran from Sunday until today (Saturday) which is also the end of our pay period.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Anyone have birds hit their windshield?

I've hit at least 20 birds in the last 3 or so months. They really seem to love flying out in front of my truck going up to North Dakota from North Platte,.NE.

Thankfully, they are small birds. Only one put a small crack in my windshield.

Posted:  2 months ago

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U.S Express Walmart review update. My pay and is the account good in my opinion.

I work on a Walmart account for Crete Carrier where we are paid by the mile(46 cents per mile), and $15 stop off pay as well. I work between 11-14 hours each day, grossing around $1300-1600/week only doing about 3-5 loads a week. The main problem seems to be your work ethic, because I have no problems at the stores or putting in the miles each day to earn more, its completely up to the driver. It is completely unheard of out west to wait over an hour to get unloaded. Usually I'm in and out between 30 to 40 minutes, time from I arrive, back into the rock, until I leave.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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How is your year going?

Professional Wise, I'm doing amazing on this Walmart account out of North Platte, NE. I absolutely love it, I generally run 2700-3200 miles a week. We mostly cover stores in NE, SD. ND, CO, KS, IA, sometimes we will go into MO and OK with the occasional backhaul out of MN.

Personal Wise, probably the worst year of my life. But I try to stay focused on work.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Titan Transfer Inc

Update was searching up Titan alittle more. Come to find out,they have driver facing cameras in their cabs. Now I'm more worried about my privacy. My husband will be joining me on the road sometimes (yall should know where I'm going with this lol). Just wanted to know do they record when truck is off or in parked?

Generally they only record a few seconds before and after an event. Those events generally include things such as a hard braking, hard turns, etc. And they generally record over the recording over and over until an event is triggered to save the clip.

So yes, it is generally turned on all the time from what I seen from most companies. But only records a few seconds at a time and records over itself. Nothing to much to worry about. Most companies don't mind if you out tape over it for example while you're parked for your 10 hour break. Just take it off when you're ready to roll.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Bad Steer Tire

That didn’t just happen overnight.

I carefully inspect my steers several times per day. Also check the air pressure every day.

Jamie...dude, check them tires like your life depends on them. Which it does!

I’m glad this didn’t let go on you.

You're right, neglect on my part. I check things throughout my pretrip and post trip, but tend to over look my steers. But after today, I'm going to really pay attention as I should've been doing before today.

Thankfully it was noticed before it blew out going down the road.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Bad Steer Tire

Low on air and the tire is toed in too much.

You need an alignment pronto.

Yeah getting it taken care of now, lucky it was noticed while we was at a loves anyways to get a trailer tire replaced.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Bad Steer Tire

So we(me and my wife) are at a loves to get a trailer tire replaced that had a slow leak in it(that another driver left for me to pickup), during this time we disconnected from the trailer and bobtailed to the store to use the restroom and when she was getting into the truck, she noticed my thread showing on my passenger side steer tire. Pictures below.

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Could've been different if it blew down the road.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Does crete do mostly short runs

I work for Crete on the Walmart Dedicated fleet out of North Platte. but when I was a national driver, I never got such short loads. I would reach out to your asset manager to see what they might have to say. I know they were mentioning a few weeks back how drivers are seeing shorter miles due to the whole COVID-19, but things have been opening back up.

Have you been making on time deliveries by any chance?

Posted:  3 months ago

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What size is the mattress in a 2020 fraightliner?

I believe I seen somewhere that the bed size is a twin XL?

Well my bed is perfectly fine for me, it hurts my wife's side since she has multiple pinched nerves on her right side. So I was planning to buy a new bed that was softer, but wanted to get the right side.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Well what a great ending to my day... not.

Do you have any photos of your fifth wheel?

I do not sadly, but the latch is split down the middle, which I found odd and very unusual since these things are tough.

I would take a picture but I just took a shower, got very dirty trying to check on it.

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My hands, after I tried to wash them with water before making it to the truck stop.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Well what a great ending to my day... not.

So I was set to finish this week off with 3000+ miles for the week, which is great considering my recent miles I've been running due to stress in my personal life. But while I was getting ready to drop my loaded trailer at this walmart store to pickup an empty trailer to head back to the DC in the morning, I noticed my 5th wheel would not trigger the latch, even though I tried multiple times, so I pulled forward and got out to inspect my 5th wheel...

That's when I noticed that my 5th wheel latch was cracked down the middle off it splitting it into two parts. So I called the DC to see what they wanted me to do, they had me call breakdown to get service setup near by instead of bobtailing back to the DC (nearly 500 miles) since Walmart doesn't allow that.

So I'm currently in Watertown, South Dakota until the morning when I'll bobtail to Sioux Falls to the dealer there to get my truck checked out. So instead of my 3000+ mile week, it'll be a 2100 mile week. But I'm glad I seen the problem, instead of it breaking or coming loose going down the road. since we go down some terrible roads on US83 and US183 in NE and SD.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

Finally got to meet PackRat!

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Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

I'm bobtail at the beginning/end of the line of tractors. #42953. Big SiriusXM Radio antenna on the passenger side, RANGER license plate on the rear.

It's a RED Freightliner. smile.gif

I'm parked right behind you!

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

They got me too, Jamie. I'm assigned to the same DC this week. Just returned with a backhaul of pallets after a two-stop trip up to South Dakota. Two lane most of the trip.

If you're still at the DC do you have any time to meet up? I'm going to be back around 11am.

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