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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    2 months, 1 week ago

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Posted:  6 minutes ago

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Post Accident Training

I had to watch a video about defensive driving which i have seen, but I gladly watched it again as a reminder as i wish to learn from my mistakes to hopefully prevent them in the future.

He also had me backup 3 times to see what i do, such as looking in my mirrors, G.O.A.L (made sure I walked around). He gave me tips that will make backing easier, it was related to the way I was doing my setup.

Over all, I feel better. Learned some new things I didn't know before.

Posted:  2 hours, 4 minutes ago

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Post Accident Training

One thing they will be looking for is that you don't start blaming others for your Incident. Own your mistake when asked about it. Don't blame it on the guy rushing you. That's a critical component they look for when assessing a new driver's accident

Oh yeah for sure, I've taking responsibility since it happened. I did mention the guy rushing me, but i made it clear to my DBL that i was at fault for not doing what i was trained to do, although i got out and looked... I didn't walk around and check the passenger side like I should have. It was a learning experience that has helped me since, of course I could have prevented it the first time, but nonetheless since it happened I have taking my time to ensure it doesn't happen again. I do get a little nervous when backing at truck stops.

Posted:  2 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Post Accident Training

I'm at an OC in Carlisle, PA for post accident training for my little run in last week at the loves. Anything I should expect? They said it'll be about two hours.

Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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Questions About Scales

You did the right thing. If their WIM scale (weigh-in-motion) was out of service or malfunctioning, they will bring every truck in for a check. Next time this happens, ask the scale attendant if you needed to come-in,... they'll tell you.

I figured I did the right thing, but I wanted to ask you guys just to be sure. As I seen one truck bypass the scale as I was pulling in. So that's why I questioned it. But thank you!

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Don't Be Fooled By Owner Operator Math - Old School's First Podcast!!

Great podcast, I remember a guy who was in my class at school.. He kept talking about how he was lined up to buy a truck right out of school, and how he did all the "math" and how much he would be making, etc. I couldn't help but laugh a little bit, although I'm very new myself. Here was a guy coming out of school, planning to buy a truck( not least) and had it all figured out with no experience. rofl-1.gif

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Questions About Scales

I have a quick question. Yesterday while coming into Maine, I got a message on the Qualcomm letting me know about an upcoming scale, about a mile away I got the bypass but as I got closer there was a sign that said something along the lines of "All CMV must exit when lights are flashing" so being a rookie I went into the scale, which of course I knew i was legal so i had no problems. But my question is simple. Could I have bypassed the scale, regardless of the sign or did I do the right thing?

Posted:  3 days, 17 hours ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

Just came off my 34 hour reset, sitting at a shop to get my trailer brakes fixed, as they aren't releasing properly rofl-1.gif

Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Trucks MPH and Money.

Our trucks are governed down to 63MPH and I driven almost 3000 miles in the last week and it's my first week out solo right out of training. So you can still make some pretty good money, get bonuses and good miles with governed down trucks. I have never been in a truck that went faster then 65, but I personally wouldn't want to. I'm fine running at 63MPH. I trip plan as if I'm going 50MPH which will help include delays due to weather/traffic/etc and still be on top or even early.

Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Been Awhile

According to their website: https://www.randmcnally.com/product/tnd-740

It seems the wifi part is optional, only if you want live weather updates/fuel prices/traffic/local searches. It doesn't seem to be required to use the mapping feature.

Posted:  4 days, 21 hours ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

Yeah, I was pretty upset with myself when it happened. But it's a lesson learned, and lucky I hit what I did and not another truck. Which I did G.O.A.L to make sure I was going to miss the truck parked next to me, but I failed to look on the other side of my cab to make sure nothing was there. I knew the things were there, but I thought I was far away from them. Guess not... But as I said, for the future I'll make sure to look all around the truck just to play it safe, as I should have done this time.

Posted:  5 days, 1 hour ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

Yeah, I mean look at it...rofl-1.gif im not the only person to hit it, its in such a bad location and I agree about certain areas being for bobtail only 0588207001536942197.jpg

Posted:  5 days, 1 hour ago

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I'm bored and homeless in Pittston PA

Well I'm bored and stuck in Bordentown, NJ until tomorrow night for my reset.

I'm glad your surgery went well, sucks about your laptop rofl-1.gif

Posted:  5 days, 2 hours ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

I did get over 2500 miles this week, nearly 3000 driven miles

Posted:  5 days, 2 hours ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

Lesson learned never let anyone rush you and always look at everything when you GOAL. You are brand new to this and it will get easier. Then sometimes we get a week where everything goes wrong. Your doing a good job.

Yeah, i always G.O.A.L. just this time I let that guy get to me, and of course that's when bad things happen. It was a lesson learned and it won't happen again.

Other then a few stressful moments like i listed, everything else has gone smoothly. I'm enjoying my time out on the road, i went down my first 6% grade today. It was foggy at first, but it lifted a short time later

Posted:  5 days, 3 hours ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

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Posted:  5 days, 3 hours ago

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Can't seem to catch a break

The last two days has been one thing after another.

1) I locked my keys in my truck, no big deal.

2) I turned down a road with no way to turn around. I almost started to backup with no help, but I stopped and contacted the local police.

3) I misjudged a corner I was coming up to and I had to brake hard during the turn and it register as a hard braking event that I had to call my DBL and discuss.

4) Now I was backing up at a loves to park for my 34 hour reset, and while backing up i hit a stationary Rock thing and damaged my bumper. It all started due to this guy who kept honking at me, and I ended up letting him rush me. I got out and looked twice to make sure I wasn't going to hit the truck beside my spot, I was good. It never hit me I was near those Rock things.. As it was on the passenger side I should have walked around and made sure I was clear like I normally do. I had to call Schneider accident department and reported and they gave me a claim number so I can get it fixed. Its not that bad, but I got pretty upset I let that guy rush me.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Learned a valuable lesson today

I have done it, too. And many more after is will, too, lol.

Just remember, that because it common, an unscrupulous person can open your hood, grab key, and raid your truck. There are many places to zip tie a spare key, that isn't the common spot.

Yeah, I don't plan to put it there. Im zip tie it some where that isn't noticeable. I figured id mention what I heard today, I was like I never heard of that until now..rofl-2.gif

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Learned a valuable lesson today

So after a rather long day I ended up locking my keys in my truck.. long story short I learned that it's common to have a spare key somewhere on the outside of your truck. Someone from Schneider mention that some drivers attach it to the oil dipstick.

It took about an hour and a half for them to get someone out there to open the door for me.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Got my first load assignment

How's it feel "to be on your own, like a rolling stone?"

Feels good! After I completed that trip, I got assigned another one from Laredo Texas to Louisville Kentucky. I drove 524 miles today, only because I had to drive almost two hours to different places before found parking. rofl-3.gif

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Got my first load assignment

Congrats Jamie in all the progress so far. If you haven’t already, download the truckerpath app to help you find truck stops & rest areas along your route. It’s a must for trip planning.Be safe out here & keep up the positive attitude!

Yeah I have that app,very handy!

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