Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

  • Location:
    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 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 ago

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I84 EB/WB will be closed at I205 in Portland

Thanks for the information, I actually decided to change my trip plan and park early today, that way by the time I reach the Portland area on the 25th, it’ll be around 0400-0500ish. My appointment isn’t until 1930, just needed to get by there with minimal problems.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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I84 EB/WB will be closed at I205 in Portland

Ohhhh I’m mad, I seen this post when you made it and didn’t think twice since I was originally planned to NC from Las Vegas, but that didn’t come so they decided to deadhead me to Ogden, UT for a load that delivers near Portland on the 25th… was hoping not to deal with this as I’ll have to go through the area around 1600-1700ish, not sure how bad traffic might be with it being Sunday. But thanks for the bump, it was a good reminder

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Fired from walmart...

The handbook they provided didn't go over any more details about how they handle things? Just curious

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Fired from walmart...

I got zero training on walmart policy, I learned on the go, but I just learned over the last few years it's very common for shippers and receivers to not allow drivers to randomly pull trailers from the dock door without first verifying g that it's empty. Not entirely sure of your experience, and not putting you down or anything. It's just I haven't seen anywhere that just lets me freely grab a trailer from a dock without first talking to someone.

I've done that at some places that had yards, and I knew it would be fine, etc.

Their drivers get the good training...brokered ones..not..

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When I pulled dedicated for Walmart out of North Platte, NE. Their policy was to verify the trailer is empty by talking to the store manager or someone who would let you in the back door, so stuff like this wouldn't happen. Because sometimes they close the docks before fully unloading the trailer, and this kind of stuff happens. Walmart takes safety very serious.

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Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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4th of July weekend

Just relaxing at home, this is the first time I have been home for a holiday since I got started in trucking. I usually celebrate them early, so it's not such a headache getting home on time. But this year, I decided to take the holidays off. :)

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Fired from walmart...

When I pulled dedicated for Walmart out of North Platte, NE. Their policy was to verify the trailer is empty by talking to the store manager or someone who would let you in the back door, so stuff like this wouldn't happen. Because sometimes they close the docks before fully unloading the trailer, and this kind of stuff happens. Walmart takes safety very serious.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Creepiest experience ever

I never had an encounter like that, but I’ve had on multiple occasions felt like someone was in my truck, I remember being in NY a few years ago, driving down the high way around midnight and all of sudden I just felt like someone was in my truck, since I had stopped 10 miles back for fuel, so I pulled over on the side of the road multiple times to check my truck top to bottom, and I just couldn’t shake the feeling, went on for about 30-40 minutes before I finally felt fine again. Couldn’t explain it, but my wife is into all this paranormal stuff, and said something about how a sprite or something could’ve caught a ride with me, not sure. Til this day when I tell this story, makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  6 months 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:  6 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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.

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