Profile For Marc Lee

Marc Lee's Info

  • Location:
    Kenosha, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    11 months, 3 weeks ago

Marc Lee's Bio

WAS a Company driver in training!

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Posted:  20 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Trucker 'drones on' with unique approach to teaching driving skills

Looks WAY cool. Can't wait to dive into them.

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted:  20 hours, 26 minutes ago

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Pleasant Suprises

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Posted:  4 days, 17 hours ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

So updates.

Knight couldn’t wait to hire me! Yesterday was my official hire date- 7/10/2019. Thought I was getting a truck today, but the shop folks could not get the repairs done before next week, maybe. Luckily, I was able to spend two hours updating all the permits in the book for that particular truck, thereby saving the next driver much needed time. TEAM PLAYER! So, I’m back in the 2-star motel again tonight. The best part of that was going to the front desk not once, not twice, but three extra times because the card for the door would not work. Always a treat! (Avoid the Comfort Inn in Carlisle, PA whenever possible. Read my review on Google). Tomorrow morning I return to the terminal to pick up a rental car for a trip west to Joliet, IL to get my new, used International. From there south to Indianapolis to grab a load destined for a drop and hook somewhere in Winchester, VA by Monday. Once that’s all completed, deadhead to The Beach for a few days to pick up most of my truck stuff, clothes, microwave, George Foreman, food, fridges, XM Radio reactivated, TV, mattress, and lots of load locks for those needy Primates I may encounter (Not you Rainy. You’re a chicken!).

I’m hearing that I’ll have this 350,000 mile Pro Star until they trade it, at which time I’ll get a new one. We shall see....

I’ll post a picture of me and my new steed once I have it. This one will be named “Fred” in memory of my late brother-in-law, Fred Hilder CDR USN (Retired).

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Posted:  5 days, 10 hours ago

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Rick C... Here's Why I Don't Focus on Detention Pay

I didn't want to keep stealing the other thread

This week I ran 3249 miles.

My pay rate is 48 cpm plus bonuses. Including detention, fuel and safety bonuses I came to 55cpm.

For a grand total of $1791 Gross I put $229 into my 401k and $100 into an AMEX high yeild savings account so $1215 got deposited into my bank.

It is more about clock management and availability than cpm and bonus/detention. It is all about getting the load early, planning down time, and making sure you have hours on your 70 to get loads assigned.

Even with these high miles, I got a 34 over 4th of July, picked up a load where i was told to stop 3 hours later as the shipper and receiver fought over case counts which killed.my 14 clock. and shut down 8 hours for a tornado in Kansas.

In the left corner is the miles. For my gross you add the gross plus travel allowance (per diem) for my total gross pay.

This check is awesome and actually as good as many teams do if not more.

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You go girl!

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Posted:  6 days, 9 hours ago

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Training During Summer vs. Winter

I grew up in the south - have only driven (a car) in snow once, coming out of a Grateful Dead show in Portland Maine, tripping my brains out (in a VW Camper - fitting). It was interesting to say the least.

Say it isn't so!

Who'd a thunk it?

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Posted:  6 days, 14 hours ago

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Swift Refrigerated

Congratulations and Good Luck!

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Posted:  6 days, 19 hours ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

Survived day #2. More videos, demonstrate another pre-trip inspection, finished up the computer training, attended a weekly live video cast by the COO of Knight, benefits, and safety training.

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Posted:  1 week ago

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New boot device being deployed to threaten Walmart overnighters

Dave, it must be a worrisome time for you and your family. I hope all the soldiers get back safe and sound. Thank your son for his service.

Ditto that!

Posted:  1 week ago

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Training During Summer vs. Winter

It's not like you're going to get on a giant skid pad and practice sliding around in the snow or something.

Did someone say "skid pad"?

https://youtu.be/FFgmzzCcGHQ

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

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I will say that Marc made breakfast Friday morning. He made omelets and they were the best I've ever had.

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Alright hate to do it but as usual I don't think we're getting the whole story. You need to be honest with us rofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif just giving you guys a hard time.

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Rob, please don't go there, please. We are both homo sapiens. Especially me. I can't vouch for Marc.

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Posted:  1 week ago

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New boot device being deployed to threaten Walmart overnighters

Walmart simply wants to show the cities they are taking action to prevent overnight truck parking. And they don't want the liability or hassle of towing the vehicle, so they boot it. Then they contact the media to make sure that truckers know about it and Dave W posts the article on here and voila they have made their point.

OK, NOW I get it!

Well done Rob!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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New boot device being deployed to threaten Walmart overnighters

I understand the issue and am not taking a position either way. However... I've never understood the logic behind immobilizing a vehicle you want to move!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

Marc, don't worry about it, you're going solo if I have anything to say about it!

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Thanks Bruce!

Whew! I was worried there for a minute. ESPECIALLY after witnessing your backing "skills" first hand!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

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On the negative... I don't sleep in moving vehicles!

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Oh suck it up Buttercup.......LOL

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Trust me... I would if I could!

Once flew to the UK on British Airways. Upper deck of a 747 which was just converted to 1st Class. Seated 34 I believe. Including cockpit crew I think there were 11 of us in total, with 3 flight attendants to attend to our needs. (This was before the full-on beds with curtains setup but pretty cushy fully reclining seats).

Don't think I slept a wink, and it was a night flight! Don't recall taking advantage of "Raid the Larder" (pantry)... I think I was stuffed from dinner. Thought it was a nice offer/feature though!

If I couldn't sleep there...

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Thinking of Packrat...

Once again PackRat, we are all pullng for you!

YOU GOT THIS!

Enjoy the journey!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

Bruce why don't you get your cpap in gear already and team with Marc? That would be interesting to say the least.

On the plus side... I guess we could share one walker!

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On the negative... I don't sleep in moving vehicles!

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Breakdown

No bulges, cuts or abrasions - not rubbing against anything - secured at both ends, no leaks.

LOL...

Rick

You a funny guy!

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But I think you forgot to add "OOPS!"

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

I can't believe Bruce Lee was there and I missed it!!!

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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

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Very cool!

At least one of you can figure out how to post the pictures!

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I got this!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Met up with Bruce K.!

I noticed you both kept your walkers out of the pictures. Nice move!

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Ha Ha! Left mine at home!

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