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Retired Navy looking forward to my next career.

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Posted:  3 days ago

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Was let go today.

While it sucks you're laid up and in pain, thank God that was the extent of your injures.

Posted:  5 days ago

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Noob question about permit

Some of the companies I am talking to wants me to have my permit ahead of time. No problem. My state, Connecticut, requires a DoT Medical Card to get permit, again no problem. So I am going to get the physical next week so if I have any surprises like high blood pressure (okay not so surpriseing) to give meds time to recertify.

Now my question is if I get my permit in CT and go to school in PA do I have to come back to CT for the skills test or does the states have to accept the skill test from state you go to school in?

Let me guess I should call the CT DMV 🤨

Posted:  5 days ago

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Detention - A problem still in search of a solution

The High way traing program on this site has a Great HoS section. It hammers in these concepts until you are ready to puke including 8/2 split as n tricks of the trade.

Posted:  5 days, 3 hours ago

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Ask for new trainer, or suck it up?

Drinking a lit of water cures many ailments. It's just too bad that that means more bathroom runs.

Posted:  5 days, 20 hours ago

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We Had A Major Truck Accident

Dan, I hope you are okay. So what does this mean?

Posted:  5 days, 21 hours ago

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Unions

Hehe....he said voting dont matter then he says let's take a vote.

Posted:  6 days, 10 hours ago

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Unions

Ahh I see the problem. We are not, was never, or was meant to be a pure democracy. We are a Republic Democracy. The foundling fathers went that way so as the whole country has a say and not just the largest cities.

Old School: Yes, we will have to agree to disagree. Like you, I have friends who have different viewpoints and that is fine by me, we're still friends. But you still didn't answer my question, who won the popular vote? And what does that say about our so called "Democracy"? We live in a system more accurately labeled an "Oligarchy" and not to vote is a statement in itself about the fallacy of our so called Democracy. Anyway, I always look forward to your comments here and thanks for sharing all your experience.

Posted:  6 days, 22 hours ago

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Study suggest that the ELD Mandate causes unsafe driving behavor.

That seems to some odd conclusions. They used a small sample and yes of course there were an increase of service violations the paper log cheats are now getting caught. As for the increase in accidents there could be no cause or collation or it could be the cheats being more reckless since they have to play by the rules of service.

That site seems to be the home of the super trucker in my untrained/experience opinion.

Posted:  6 days, 22 hours ago

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Unions

I actually enjoy reading philosophy for pure academic reasons and mind thought, its just that academic mind thought. They rarely have any bearing in the real world except for maybe a frame of mind. The real problem is that they build theories like a house of cards. Every step is based on the assumption that everything else is true. And then they tend to fall apart in the light of the real world.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Question about a book

I keep looking at that app, but I don't see some of the truck stops near where I live, so i know that the app is limited.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Question about a book

I ordered an Atlas today. I noticed another book called National Tuck Stop directory 2017. Is this worth the $17? It seems like it could be a useful tool, but I do have a tool chest filled with "useful" tools that I never use.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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3 minutes to spare!

Question.

If it was an unexpected delay ie not normal rush hour could you have used the 2 hour extension?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Ask for new trainer, or suck it up?

Sometimes that's all is needed is a small wake up call to set someone straight. I am happy that he is turning out to be a good trainer. I hope I have as positive experience as you are now having when I join you guys on the road.

There is a lesson here. Sometimes all that is needed is a good conversation to resolve issues and to develop a good working relationships. I have seen many examples on this forum from the random people popping on this site with issues that could/should have been resolved with a discussion. However, they allowed anger and/or ego to interfere and they just went into a career death spiral instead.

Thank you Grumpy for sharing this story. It may sound cheesy, but I am adding this to my top 10 major lesson learned from this site.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Service failure?

I also already planned on tracking everything. I think a forum would be great in order to not forget anything and to keep a constant format.

Rainy, sounds like you are a great trainer. Just a thought, but since you are both a writer and a trainer maybe you can write a manual on how to train students 101. I know there is no one correct way to train students, but it seems to me that there's a lot of people needs guidance in how to train drivers. Once done you can either keep it as a solo project or share it with other trainers that you respect and get notes and/or collaboration. Just an idea.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Service failure?

Taking great notes on each load and shipper sounds like a great idea.

What app?

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Ask for new trainer, or suck it up?

In my Navy career I have trained hundreds of sailors and dozens of trainers. Brett is absolutely correct in the give and take that is needed in good training. Anyone who is just yelling and screaming isn't/can't be an effective trainer. Yes there is a lot of that in bootcamps, but that is to just test the new recruits stress and how to handle it. However, any kind of skilled or technical training needs to be a calm exchange.

I am assuming that this young man has never been taught how to train someone and is short fused at people who don't know what he knows. Hopefully he will learn as he teaches you.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Just Curious why he makes so much money

Probably an owner operator bragging about his gross income. However, after fuel, bank note, depreciation, maintenance, repairs, insurance and taxes. Then he probably has to pay for his own helpers and parking materials on both sides of the trip. I am willing to bet his NET pay looks closer to a company driver. If he is going to be really honest then he should show a copy (with personal information blackout) of his LLCs tax forms.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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When looking for a JOB

LMAO.

Point #2 has to be the funniest thing I have huard in a long time. Companies like Facebook makes 20-40 cents per user from the meta data they sell. How would a mega carrier even come close to cover the expense of the bus ride let alone all the other expenses and turn a profit at the massive rate of 40 cents a driver.

Then the oddity of his mis quote. It was Socrates who said “I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do.” as written by Plato. He uses this quote, which in my opinion is one of the greatest truths in the world, to defend his list of things that is riddled with errors and logic failures This is pure irony.

I think the OP needs to also think about the unexamined life, which is another lesson from Socrates

By the way if you never read Plato's Apology it's definitely worth the time to read.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Run for 7 days straight

I am not even in school yet, but napkin math tells me that running until you are out of hours and then than taking a 34 should get you more miles. However, running recaps I would imagine it would be less stressful.

But I like I said, I am not even a noob yet just a hopeful.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Got To Get A Sleep Study Done

My CPAP changed my life. It really did. It takes time to get it dialed in and adjust it just right. Even then I would have nights where it would just be a pain in the backside. However overall its worth it.

Also expect to change the mask, head peace, and hoses once a 3-6 months.

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