Profile For Marc Lee

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    Milwaukee, WI

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    Company Driver In Training

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    10 months ago

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WAS a Company driver in training!

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Posted:  58 minutes ago

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Need Advice on Medications

waking up with severe pain from grinding teeth = TMJ and also whenever I chew really chewy food it can trigger the headaches.

Are you using a night-guard? If not, that may help a lot.

Also new Dr. who better fits your (current) needs. NEVER GOOD to just stop a med. of that type as withdrawal and serious side effects are possible. Guessing there are other similar drugs which if absolutely needed may not be "banned" or "unlikely" to be approved.

Posted:  5 hours, 53 minutes ago

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Can "Mere Mortals" Do Well (Even Excel) At Trucking?

Thanks Rob. Sounds pretty much on target, but I have learned here that while we all have much to offer on many topics it is really what the experienced drivers ("Pros", "Superheros") can and will share which is the most helpful on most topics.

The only thing I can add is not every truckng job requires being gone for weeks on end.

Yes there are "home every night" gigs. And there are traditional "OTR" gigs. In between there are "Regional" opportunities. I was training "daily" and "headed for" a 7-State Regional position, which I am hoping to get back to soon. While there are advantages and disadvantages to everything, this seemed like a reasonable approach for me.

I just hope I don't learn that I really should have spent 50,000 miles on a Trainer's truck instead!

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Posted:  9 hours, 12 minutes ago

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Thanks All!

SOooo...

Yes... No... Maybe!

I get it!

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Posted:  23 hours, 24 minutes ago

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Beautiful dog Army. I was always confused when the vet told me that my dog was a mix between an Irish Terrier and a lab. Always thought she looked like she had more golden retriever in her.

Vets don't always know!

One told me Cisco was a Chow mix. Black spots on his tongue... blah blah blah...

Took him to a pet store for training. Trainer said "Oh! A Long-Haired Sable Shepherd!" I said "what's that?"

She said "One of him. That's what he is!"

Took 4 dog books at tge book store to find one. Turned to the picture and it looked JUST LIKE HIM!

This was him at that age:

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Posted:  23 hours, 58 minutes ago

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Can "Mere Mortals" Do Well (Even Excel) At Trucking?

Rainy "has always been an overachiever."

Brett is "an elite athlete."

(Paraphrasing, but I think I have it right)...

Sort of begs the question...

(I have always done "pretty well" at things I have "set my mind to"...

Committed fully to this (I think).

Hope I have a realistic chance!

Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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CO CMV Interstate "Crackdown" rest of May

Troopers in crackdown mode on interstate for the rest of the month Heads up.

By Ashley -May 20, 2019 CSP I-70 The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has announced that they are focusing enforcement efforts on truck drivers traveling on an interstate that was recently the scene of a deadly pileup crash.

From now through the end of May, CSP troopers will be patrolling I-70 in Jefferson and Clear Creek counties looking out for any commercial vehicle violations, according to a report from the Denver Channel.

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White explained, “They’re looking for any violations that commercial motor vehicle drivers may be committing, including speeding, following too close or not staying within their lanes.”

White noted that mountain driving is a challenge for truck drivers on I-70. “When you come to Colorado, you’re not driving across the plains. It’s not a straightaway. Its curves and it can be steep grades, so we expect a lot out of those drivers because they have a huge responsibility when they’re coming down with those large vehicles, and that amount of weight,” he said.

Troopers say that the enforcement detail was planned prior to the fiery 28 vehicle pileup on I-70 in Lakewood that claimed four lives on April 25. In that crash, 23 year old truck driver Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos lost control and plowed into backed up traffic. He has since been issued dozens of felony charges, including vehicular homicide.

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Posted:  1 day, 1 hour ago

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First Inspection

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Some companies pay a “clean inspection bonus”. The higher the inspection level, the more you make for no discrepancies.

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TMC pays for clean inspections and $100 per clean Hazmat inspection.

One driver got his first inspection and happened to be under a HM load. After his clean inspection, he called Safety to inform, and Safety said if he got another clean inspection, he would double the bonus, so he pulled into another weigh station and asked for an inspection since "it's my first HM load, and I want to make sure everything is correct".

Needless to say, there's a cap now on a given day.

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Posted:  1 day, 8 hours ago

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This thread really brought out the dog lovers. Rainy's cat might be in mortal danger!

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If Rainy's cat is anything like Rainy (and I suspect s/he is...)

that cat's got nothing to fear!

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Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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Two Days With No Load

Jamie - glad it is working out. Your wife sounds pretty funny!

Glad this is nothing out of the ordinary and will turn around soon.

(I was afraid maybe this was backlash against BSM and big union contact negotiations). "You wanna shut down or maybe go on strike?"

"See how you like sitting when WE SAY sit!"

WOOF! WOOF!

Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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Would this be a non preventable?

Neek - MikD asked:

Did u have ur flashers on? I would say the other guy was going to fast and fault would be on him..

I think the flashers are key - both to being safe and RE: potential liability. While the driver in the rear is ALMOST always in fault... there are exceptions. Anytime we are driving below the "flow" of traffic and ESPECIALLY if below the posted minimum it is crucial we put our flashers on. You did the right thing... especially if you had them on. If not... just one minor thing on which to improve for next time!

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Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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Terminated by Schneider

This is why i think the hype for self driving vehicles is a joke, if this system does this now how can it be relied on to operate with no human?

THIS IS WHY THEY STILL NEED US!

My trainer always said they are using us to help fine-tune these systems. WE are providing the data they need.

(Clearly they have a LOOOONNNNGGGGG WAY to go!)

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Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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Only a true dog lover can appreciate that joke

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Well yes, I guess. But ESPECIALLY so if that dog lover has also been married and is now divorced!

(Women get SO TESTY when you lock them in the garage!)

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Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Taylor on left, Cisco on right... both rescues. Both now gone a few years.

Taken in the snow cave I built for us!

https://youtu.be/Q7-PfzpQcJs

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Your avatar looks a lot like my dog that just passed on this week. Sweetest dog ever. My heart's been broken.

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My heart breaks for you Junkyard. I had my Girl put down last June 20th. One of the hardest things I have ever had to do. She was 14 1/2 years old to the day. Got her when she was 9 weeks old.

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So sorry Tractor Man!

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Need money who can help.

Pros - don't most companies have a way to send money to truck stops (cash advance against pay or expenses)? Unless driver wants to keep them out of it I thought this was pretty routine...

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Interesting Driver Recruiting FB Post!

All good points!

I suspect there are requirements for the guarantee, of course. Usual stuff like no service failures and willingness to drive when asked...

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Terminated by Schneider

In my brief time training with J.B. Hunt it went like this (Trainer driving)...

Critical event (not speeding on the highway - they are pretty much ignored) recorded... Forward-facing camera records event... Event reviewed by DM... if a false reading either ignored or, more likely, dismissed with a "one-liner" exchange between driver and DM like "yeah - you didn't do anything wrong" / "yeah... I think the

Posted:  2 days, 8 hours ago

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Interesting Driver Recruiting FB Post!

Got a kick out of this one!

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Posted:  2 days, 18 hours ago

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Prime Inc TNT students will see increased mileage requirements in training

PSD is Prime Student Driver. Student with a permit driving the truck with a CDL instructor in the passenger seat. They get acclimated to the truck and practice pretrip inspections. After a couple weeks they come back to Prime to test for their CDL.

TNT is Trainer and Trainee. After getting your cdl the newly hired trainee with their fresh off the press cdl is sent out with a trainer to team drive for 30k miles (50k staring in June). This is when they learn the bulk of what they need to know to run their own truck.

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Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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So sorry Junkyard!

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