Profile For Grumpy Old Man

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  • Location:
    Grand Island, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Biggest mileage week so far!

Thanks.

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Wow. I haven’t been on here in a while. Been a little busy.

I stopped keeping track of weeks but I know I’ve had a few over 4,000.

My best month was November with 15,275 miles. I get between 11500 and 14,000 most months. February I only got 10725.

Starting to feel it though. I’m tired. Lol

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Wow man those are some serious miles you’re putting down! Congrats!! That’s takes some serious work ethic to put down those miles week after week.

I switched companies and can’t go as fast now and my truck has way less guts too so I can’t come anywhere near 4000 most of the time anymore 😢

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Biggest mileage week so far!

Sadly, Herb passed away 11/17/23. He was a good man, and built a great company.

Sadly, I can’t say the same for Bison.

I thought that truck was a HOW truck. HOW recruited at the CDL school I went to. Almost went with them but ended up at Schneider.

Have been fascinated by Mr. H. O. Wolding. I think he was 111 years old last October. Is he still going?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Biggest mileage week so far!

It was HO Wolding. We were bought out by Bison 5 years ago when I started. Everything remained the same until Bison was bought out by a company called (I believe) JA Richardson. They also bought Hartt and Pottles. They already owned Britton.

They brought us together as Bison USA in October 22.

I started running a dedicated route from Avon NY to Fremont Indiana in May of last year. I swapped with a guy from Des Moines and returned to Avon, 3 loads a week. He quit in August and I started running two loads to Ames Iowa twice a week. It takes my entire 70 to get it done

So I run my 11 as close as possible, take my 10, rinse and repeat. Take my 34 usually at home and back on the road.

I was northeast regional before that.

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Wow. I haven’t been on here in a while. Been a little busy.

I stopped keeping track of weeks but I know I’ve had a few over 4,000.

My best month was November with 15,275 miles. I get between 11500 and 14,000 most months. February I only got 10725.

Starting to feel it though. I’m tired. Lol

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Wow man, no wonder you’re tired! What company and how far and wide do you roam?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Biggest mileage week so far!

Wow. I haven’t been on here in a while. Been a little busy.

I stopped keeping track of weeks but I know I’ve had a few over 4,000.

My best month was November with 15,275 miles. I get between 11500 and 14,000 most months. February I only got 10725.

Starting to feel it though. I’m tired. Lol

Posted:  5 months ago

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What do you find the most annoying?

And brights and off road lights.

Also driving slow until you start to pass then taking off like a scalded dog.

Let's hear it drivers, what on road behaviors annoy you the most?

Perhaps the silliest thing that bothers me most is drivers running their fog lights when they don't provide any benefit such as a clear night or broad daylight.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Is Prediabetes considered diabetes for a DOT physical?

Pre diabetes is not diabetes. But it will be if you don’t change your diet.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Biggest mileage week so far!

Thanks guys.

Yes, it’s stopping as little as possible, and rolling as soon as your 10 is up, and pushing as far as you can every day.

I still want to break 800 in a 24 hour period. 😀

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Over 14 hours - Do we pay?

You cAn be on duty forever, theoretically. You just can’t DRIVE after 14 hours. I have had many 16+ hour days.

If the Driver is paid hourly then he is paid hourly for hours worth being paid ! There's the 16 hour rule that makes it legal to drive/work 16 hours, though only allowed once per week (if have been home base for X days to start)

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Over 14 hours - Do we pay?

Many hourly drivers do not get OT, myself included. It isn’t required for truckers.

I could go mileage, but I like being paid detention from minute one, and paid to sit in traffic. And my pay works out about the same either way. More if I have to sit.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Biggest mileage week so far!

Oops. Forgot to send the picture. Lol

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