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Posted:  4 years ago

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Can a bad knee disqualify you from becoming a professional truck driver

I was in a motorcycle accident almost 10 years ago. Had a knee replacement done in 2015. Drove refrigerated for Swift until December. I'm getting ready to drive for another company soon as the background checks come back. Should hear any day. So you can do it. I used to drive 10-11 hours a day. As.long as you can pass the DOT and company physical as was mentioned earlier in this thread you should do fine. Good luck

Raptor

Posted:  4 years ago

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Company drivers only get crappy used trucks

Diver Driver

You'll have to get them to paint it or quit where you are and find somewhere that has different colors.

Raptor

Posted:  4 years ago

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New Mack video - song

Old School

Thanks for bring this back up

Raptor

Posted:  4 years ago

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Senate Transportation Committee gets an earful from trucking execs

Congress is going to do what they feel gets money in their pockets. The greed of congress has escalated since the founding fathers first put the laws of this in place.

If the ELD mandate is repealed, then that would be good. They don't work that well anyway. The navigation in them is atrocious.

Raptor

Posted:  4 years ago

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Swift Mentoring

Will P

Remember to listen to your trainer/mentor. Some things are going to be repetitious some will be new. Don't get ****y, watch and observe, but do it safely. You're going to be in close quarters for your TNT training time. Not bigger than a small walk in closet. Meant for one person, not two. Endure it. Remember, he has brought into his/her realm. If he/she has a particular way they want you act in THEIR truck, just do it. And no I'm not a mentor. When getting into backing situations, listen what he/she tells you. But also don't be tense, relax, it will get better as you go along. Ask questions, if don't know something. That is what they are there for to help transition you to be a safe, curtious driver.

Good luck and relax.

Raptor

Posted:  4 years ago

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Question for Old School or Turtle

It appears I am. I'm waiting on the tractor to be cleaned out from the previous driver who didn't pass his DOT physical. Bad eyes. My new bosses wife about through up from the stentch when she opened the door. So I told them I wouldn't get into the cab until it was fumigated. I don't think I was being unreasonable. Raptor

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Question for Old School or Turtle

Thanks Turtle and Papapig. I didn't think there would be, but since I haven't done sin e I left the military in 1987, didn't know if securements changed any. I'm going to be starting with a new company in a couple of weeks, so I just wanted to be ahead of the curve before going out.

Raptor

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Drug tested AGAIN!

I think the lady doing the testing has the hots for ya.

Raptor

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Question for Old School or Turtle

Have any of you hauled miltary equipment? And if you have is the tie down different than with say construction equipment?

Raptor

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Reefers

Packrat

You're right about the aircraft noise. I wasn't as close as you were but our barracks was one block for the runway. But I like the reefer noise puts me to sleep in seconds. But my new job will be different, so no reefer noise. Oh well

Raptor

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