Profile For Jamie

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    AR

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    Experienced Driver

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    1 year, 11 months ago

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Posted:  3 days, 20 hours 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:  4 days, 1 hour 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:  4 days, 2 hours 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:  1 week, 4 days 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:  1 week, 6 days 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:  4 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:  4 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:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

Finally got to meet PackRat!

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week 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:  1 month, 1 week 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.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

I'm still running on the Walmart account and they have been able to keep me busy during these crazy times. But the past month has been slow for me due to personal reasons and marital problems, and with the unexpected week I took off from work but thankfully Crete has been understand with everything going on. Before everything happened and the decline in my mom and dads health, I was running 3000 miles or more a week, but currently I've been down to the low 2000s over the past month, not due to Crete or this account but due to things going on in my personal life and needing extra time in between loads to handle everything.

But my future at Crete is uncertain during this time, this is solely due to things in my personal life and nothing the company has done. I absolutely love working for Crete. But I will be sure to post some updates in the future on how things are going.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Cat rolling the window down

So my wife and our two cats are with me during this time out, we got everything setup for the cats and all that. But one of the cats weigh about 10 pounds and when he seats on the window switch to roll the window down, he does by accident. does anyone know any ways I can help prevent this?

I have a 2020 freightliner, so the window switch once hits roll the window all the way down.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Crete idling

Please just crete drivers answer the question lol I appreciate all responses but if your not a crete driver please let the crete folks answer

I am a Crete driver.

Does the horn blow when the truck auto starts? My horn does. With the shaking of the truck combined with the horn blow every 10 minutes or so it’s hard to sleep like that.

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Our trucks cannot just freely idle, they automatically turn off after a few minutes. But we do have opi idle for keeping the batteries charged and AC, once enabled the truck will turn on and off when needed to charge the batteries and or run the AC to cool the truck down for driver comfort. We have Espar bunk heaters for all our trucks for heating during the winter.

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It let's off a low sound alarm/horn, I personally cannot hear it in my bunk 99% of the time and when I do, it's a very faint sound that wouldn't wake me up.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Crete idling

Our trucks cannot just freely idle, they automatically turn off after a few minutes. But we do have opi idle for keeping the batteries charged and AC, once enabled the truck will turn on and off when needed to charge the batteries and or run the AC to cool the truck down for driver comfort. We have Espar bunk heaters for all our trucks for heating during the winter.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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What are your preferred hours to run?

I have grown on day driving since coming to this Walmart account for traffic reasons. But I'm flexible, I will drive whenever they need me to drive, I switch my shifts around at least 2-3 times a week.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Crete/shaffer chocolate account info

Not to mention Crete takes home time very seriously, if that's a concern for you. You generally get one day off for every day on the road excluding any dedicated or local accounts that might offer a different type of home time setup.

One day off for every 6 days on the road*, sorry very tired had a long day!

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Crete/shaffer chocolate account info

Not to mention Crete takes home time very seriously, if that's a concern for you. You generally get one day off for every day on the road excluding any dedicated or local accounts that might offer a different type of home time setup.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Crete/shaffer chocolate account info

I don't know about that dedicated account but my everything my Crete recruiter told me when I came over from Schneider was true. I started out OTR on the 21 day fleet starting at 50 cents a mile loaded or empty. I was getting around 2600-3000 miles a week, I have since switched over to their Walmart dedicated account out of North Platte, NE and I generally run 3000+ miles + a week, with last week being 3300 and this week being 3200.

So in my own experience, you'd have no reason not to trust the recruiters here. The dedicated accounts are pretty stable work at least here on the Walmart account.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Questions on cretes trucks

Hey thanks for the fast response I had another question about using the uninterrupted power supply doesnt that only work for around 10 minutes or so I'm no voltage expert but would it still be able to hold power for the tv and everything

Yes they don't last very long or at least the ones I've had. They're just designed so you can safely turn something off when you lose power.

But the inverters on our trucks are activated all the time, connected directly to the batteries. but on our older trucks such as the 2017 trucks, during the power cycle (truck turning on or off when you have opi idle enabled) it will cut the inverter off for about a few seconds before it comes back on providing power to the uninterrupted power supply long before it would actually run out of backup battery.

I used it for my cpap in my old truck, because it used to lose power and then come back on which woke me up. But that was my solution to the problem. But since I got my 2020 truck, it was never needed anymore.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Questions on cretes trucks

1) Sure you can, I see people do it all the time. Our equipment is pretty new, so you might actually get s truck with a refrigerator in it already. No promises, but its possible to put your own in there from the drivers I have seen.

2) No but yes, we cannot just idle our trucks as much as we want. But we do have opi idle on all of our trucks to keep our batteries charged and for AC on those hot days. So the truck will turn on when it needs to either charge the batteries or cool the truck down.

3) Sure he can! I actually have a PS4 with me that I use every now and then, plugged into the outlet, it doesn't cut off during the time the truck comes on and cuts off during certain times.

Now I do believe our older trucks would cut the power off to the inverter for a moment, but the 2020 trucks do not. But you can help prevent that by buying one of those uninterrupted power supply that you can plug into the inverter under the bed, and plug everything into that since its basically a battery in itself and will only use the battery power to prevent the TV and xbox from losing power during the power cycles. I had one in the 2017 freightliner I had, but I don't have one for the 2020 truck I have now and it doesn't cut anything off.

Hopefully that answered your questions.

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