Profile For Jamie

Jamie's Info

  • Location:
    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 3 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:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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Looking for resources online that offer shipper/receiver information for Truckers

I normally use google to google the company and google reviews, then I use google maps/Google satellite to map my way in. Rarely has this been a issue for me, occasionally small companies that don’t send out a lot of things daily. But I’ve always been able to figure it out. But now I run on a dedicated Walmart account for Crete, so I have no problems.

Posted:  5 days, 20 hours ago

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People Net & 8/2 or 7/3 split problems

Even more confused now, called the people net support line, explained the problem, be mentioned something about how my people net is setup on a 8 day thing and how the sleeper provision for it isn’t setup or something along those lines and how I needed to call someone from my company. So I called the logs department but the lady said how she doesn’t handle stuff like that and to call my asset manager. I’m completely lost about the problem.

Posted:  5 days, 20 hours ago

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People Net & 8/2 or 7/3 split problems

Do you have peoplenet’s phone number. Mine works fine. It may be something goofy in your system. I have had a vouple issues with updates where 1 file didn’t transfer correctly. Peoplenet was able to resend over the air and straightened it out. If you don’t have their number hollar and I’ll get it for you. It should be on the bottom of your instruction sheet.

I’m give them a call and see what they say. Crete has some dedicated phone number we can call for PeopleNet support. Because it’s rather annoying since it’s very useful for this dedicated account.

Posted:  5 days, 22 hours ago

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People Net & 8/2 or 7/3 split problems

I have a quick question for anyone who uses the people net eld system. About a month ago, the system updated for me and since the update it no longer calculates hours after completing a 8/2 or 8/3 split when taking the shorter part of the break first.

I find it rather annoying since I use it a lot when waiting on my backhaul or store appointments, Since the update I thought it didn’t work anymore. But after talking to another Crete driver, he informed me that it still works and it’s a problem with people net.

He explained that you’re still able to do the 8/2 split while taking the shorter part of the break first, but since people net doesn’t calculate the hours like it should, I should just track my hours and take the short break first and although it’d say I’m in a hours of service violation, it’ll fix itself once I complete the 7 or 8 hour part of the break on the sleeper status.

I can easily track my hours, and I’m not worried about the longer part of the break since I’m take a 10 hour break anyways to reset my clock. I just want to know if anyone have seen this issue and if it’s true what I was told?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Will You Take The Jab?

I’ve already been vaccinated against COVID-19, not for my personal health but for those in my life with weakened immune system or compromised immune system which are quite a few people. It’s better for me to play it safe then be sorry for these loved one.

This is just my opinion on it, I don’t really care what others do.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Will You Take The Jab?

I’ve already been vaccinated against COVID-19, not for my personal health but for those in my life with weakened immune system or compromised immune system which are quite a few people. It’s better for me to play it safe then be sorry for these loved one.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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TV problems

Nope, but I don’t have my TV mounted. rofl-1.gif

I just lay it down on my bed every time I start my day/night. Crete doesn’t give us a TV mount 🙄, I have seen some ways to mount it without the wall mount some companies have. But I just haven’t done it.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Got to love people who park where they please

The problem isn't the 4-wheelers - they're parked legally. The problem is Walmart. Obviously, someone didn't put a lot of thought into how trucks will get into and out of that store. Sadly, they probably won't address the issue UNTIL a less skilled driver (or two, or three) hits some of those legally parked cars with their trailer trying to get out of there.

Very true, I’m surprised no cars have been hit to my knowledge. The store gets a number of deliveries starting at 0400.

The person who designed this store clearly didn’t have truck deliveries in mind. It’s the only store I deliver too that is designed this way. Usually every store has two ways in and out of need be.

Thankfully, I don’t go there to often. But every single time, I know it’s going to be a horror story getting out. But now I know a backup way to get out, not idea but it works.

Now, everyone is parked legally besides the car or two next to the stop sign on the far side of the street. If I’m not mistaking from when I looked it up, they aren’t allowed to park within 30 feet of the stop sign. But they do it all the time. Regardless, I got out safely and moved on with my day. dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Got to love people who park where they please

We go to several around here like that. What store number is that one, Jamie?

A Neighborhood Market store in a resedential neighborhood? Imagine that....

It’s store 6178.

This is the only way in and out for trucks as shown with the black lines.

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How the entrance, it’s really designed for one way in for trucks:

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The turn in is pretty tight, and the turn out is almost as bad depending on what cars are parked there. But since I drive over night, people are normally sleeping besides the big homeless population in the area.

I ended up backing back downside the building and exited via the entrance, I jumped a small curb in order to make the turn but did it nice and slow, no damages to anything.

As far as I know, there is no “no parking” signs, so not like they were illegally parked as far as I’m aware.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Got to love people who park where they please

Doesn't help that they built the store in a residential neighborhood.

It’s a neighborhood market place, so they tend to do that sadly with Walmart. It’s the only one I deliver too that is built this way. Every other neighborhood market has an exit and entrance away from where people tend to park.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Got to love people who park where they please

I’m delivering to this Walmart store in CO, and every single time I come here, the truck exit is almost always blocked. Every other time, I was barely able to get out. But this time, my luck ran out.

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If the car wasn’t parked by the stop sign, I would’ve been able to get out like every other time. But of course that would be to simple.

I have a plan to get out, so hopefully that works. I’ll post an update later. rofl-1.gif

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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TMC or Schneider for first job??

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Here's something else you may consider:

While TMC only pulls flatbed, Schneider pulls everything. If you wanted to try something new, you could just switch divisions.

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Good point, I was kinda thinking this too. If he would rather do flatbed I still think TMC would be the better option in that case since Schneider will be alot more limited in that area as far as locations/hometime options/miles since their flatbed division is pretty small compared to the other freight they haul. At least that's my understanding, as far as I know Schneider doesn't exactly have a huge flatbed division but if I'm wrong please call me out on it. I'd still recommend making a decision about which type of freight he wants to haul and making his company decision based on that.

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As far as I know, Schneider hauls flatbed with a piggyback forklift for Home Depot. Jamie probably knows if they do other flatbed of the TMC variety. For flatbed, you probably want to go with TMC. Also, factor in the location of the training with each company. It might not be important to you, but think about it.

I did the Home Depot account hauling from store to customers homes/job sight with a flatbed/piggy back setup.

But Schneider does/used to have a glass account where they hauled glass to job sites over all the place, don’t remember if it was regional or OTR.

The Home Depot account was pretty easy and it was home daily in my area.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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It's been a while..

Great to see you back on here!

If you're still near Denver, we have a dedicated WM DC account just north in Cheyenne you could consider. That's what I've been doing for the past two months and I really like it.

Whatever you decide, I hope you land on your feet with much success. Don't be a stranger on here.

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Hey now! Don’t forget about the North Platte account! I run on a dedicated route specifically from North Platte to Denver and back every night. 😂

Posted:  2 months ago

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Whats a reasonable expectation for weekly miles and what am I capable of?

It all comes down to time management and what your company can do to keep you busy. I drive between 3100-3500 miles weekly consistently at 65MPH but I run on a dedicated account on a specific route that deliveries in the Denver area over night, so I have little delay considering I don’t even start my clock until my load is ready.

But just don’t waste more time then required on duty not driving. If you are going to be delayed at a shipper you have a few options. If it’s a short few hours, you could go off duty for 2-3 hours stopping your 14 hour clock, just make sure at the end of your shift to pair it with the sleeper status, if it’s going to be a 7 hour delay you could do the 7/3 split or even 8/2 split. No need to waste time on duty the entire time you’re getting unloaded or anything, not saying you’re doing this.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Caught By Red Light Camera

I was caught by a red light camera in the Denver area, obviously going through a red light.

Here is what happened: I just got done delivering to a Walmart store in the area, I pulled out of the Walmart parking lot and up to the stop light which was red the time, was stopped behind an old dominion truck(just the two of us). The light turns green, and we both start going and next thing I know right as I was reaching the stop line it switched to yellow and red in what seems like 1 second could of been longer and by the time it clicked it was turning red, it was to late to stop without blocking the cross walk and being partly in the intersection. So I was committed at this point and it triggered the red light camera twice, I got through the intersection before any other light turned green.

I’m just curious as to what’s going to happen? I know the ticket if sent will go to Crete, and I’d have to pay it. Of course it’s better for me to ask them but I was going to wait to see if they actually send one or not, so didn’t want to just call them up. Just trying to see if anyone else has had this problem I suppose. I did search the site and seen a few people.

Over all the ticket doesn’t give any points on the mvr or csa from my understanding.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Back To The Walmart Account

While I was in the office yesterday talking to some office folks, the fleet manager over heard how highly I talked about the Walmart account either as a dedicated driver or helping out as a national driver and I was asked if I wanted to be in kind of a recruitment video they're planning to make this Thursday when the COO's of Crete & Shaffer come by to visit and talk to drivers.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Back To The Walmart Account

Well congratulations!

I'm doing the same thing out of WM DC 7077 in Cheyenne, mainly to have my terminal assignment switched from New Kingston. I am loving it so far, despite every load being a refer.

Thanks! I always wondered how that DC was, I’ve heard mix reviews about it. But you can say the same about this DC, but I like it.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Back To The Walmart Account

Well I decided to go back to the Walmart account out North Platte, NE for Crete. Came here to help out and forgot about how much I missed it here, excluding the home time problems I’ve had in the past as I explained in another post.

Been running meat and produce overnight to the Walmart stores we cover.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Someone Called Into Crete On Me Today

Yep, sometimes one must force their way in otherwise some arsewholes would never let us in.

Yeah, I’ve done it some, but not this time. rofl-3.gif

What's the outcome?!

Crete believed my side of the story, and even said how they get quite a few calls with all kind of stories. But they did say they keep these calls on file for two years just to ensure it’s not common occurrence. But then they are removed assuming people aren’t calling in all the time.

Nothing else will happen, doesn’t count against my safety bonus, no safety points, etc.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Someone Called Into Crete On Me Today

I had someone call into Crete today to report that I almost ran them off the road.

I didn’t remember the driver when risk management called me, but shortly after I remember who she was talking about. Traffic was stop and go basically, and my lane was backing up since the right lane was ending, so I turned my turn signal on to merge into the middle lane since there was a big enough gap. But as I was merging a car in that lane tried to speed up as I was merging, but I was already basically in the lane so I kept merging the rest of the way.

About 10-15 minutes later I got a call from risk management asking me about it since the caller said something along the lines of me merging from the middle lane into the right lane, pushing him off the road. When I would never do that, I always watch my mirrors like a hawk, especially when merging and backing.

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