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  • Location:
    Las Vegas , NV

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years ago

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Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Reddaway

Good good. This week they made some updates to their system and are getting ready for the yellow merge. So this week been a lil crazy but not bad. Once they work out the kinks should get better. I’m enjoying myself tho

How’s it going out there Rhino?

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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President’s mandate given earlier today

Only difference is their not afraid of Biden like they were trump. Even if trump pulled out they know he would of ****ed **** up if they tried something. Instead the patiently waited for him to be out.

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BUT I still don't think this will come to fruition... But then look at how SHTF so far, by this ignorant demented moron.... For his lack of concern for what just happened with the Taliban, He should'a already been executed, along with the rest of em on the left!!

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You do realize it was Trump that made the deal with the Taliban, right? For that matter, what do you think Biden should have done differently? Yes, lets advocate the execution of over half the American public. Brilliant.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Reddaway

It’s great I’ve been busy running a lot. Mostly Cali runs during week and nearing weekend I usually get a longer run. I’m in susanville Cali now 88 miles west of Reno. I do triples up to Reno then doubles here. Tomo I will do the reverse back to Vegas. I am union driver but grumpy not yet lol

How's it been going? Getting any faster hooking?

You a grumpy union driver yet? Lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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After 3 months, I’m quitting

Yup I do it a lot. I’m 2 months in and my backing isn’t the greatest but the more I do it the better it gets. Will just take time. Just go slow n small movements.

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Maybe it is just me, but I cannot learn something in a month, I take thd second, the third, whichever month it takes. Let's be honest - there are people around who are not the sharpest knives in a drawer, and yet their backing is perfect. And that says it all...

On another note, do drivers who do triples have to back?

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Yes actually, doubles and triples drivers DO have to back. Those trailers aren't coupled forever. They must unhook then back two or three short trailers individually which are harder to back than 48 or 53 footers.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Trailer brake

I seen a guy coming down the hill into Bakersfield and his trailer tires were smoking. I think he was using his trailer brakes. Dk if he was using his jakes. I thought was pretty careless

The truck I drive now has a trailer brake. This is the first time I see it, so I started asking people and got very contradicting answers. Some use it only to slide tandems and do a tug test, some use it on the road to save tractor brakes, some say that it is an emergency brake to fix a jackknife. Or maybe I don't need it since many trucks don't have it at all?

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Permit

I got on with reddaway out of school. Yrc does have some school or are supposed to be opening more.

My girlfriends father is a ex truck driver, he retired from the teamsters, He is checking with some people he knows to see if they can train me locally so I can get home on a regular basis. If not I will be attending a CDL school. I realize that a company sponsored CDL school is best for training, but if I can get a job driving and get consistent home time with training, as a minister I have to take that option. If it does not work out I will stay at least a year, and then move on.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Packrat?

Ok

I have personally met "The Mr. Packrat" and he is no way your santa wannabe.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Packrat?

You sure you don’t work at reddaway? We have this old guy, that looks like santa, that does a retirement run basically, and he packs his truck with so much crap he has one of those foldable wagons to carry it lol he’s a packrat. He came in handy tho when I needed a glad hand cover for my trailer.

Posted:  1 month ago

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How can I upgrade to manual?

I hate autos.

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Hey guys I have cdl class A Automatic . how can i upgrae to manual transmition ? thanks

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You will have to find a manual to test in and retake the driving portion of the CDL test. Some driving school have a class you can take to help.

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Why do you want to drive a manual

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Not sure why it matters so much, people always ask this question when someone's asks what op asked.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Hey bobcat bob

Ya they must be. This is the first email that has someone’s name attached to it to. That’s crazy cuz seems like when I applied the were still hard to get on with they wanted 4 years of experience. It sure has and nobody wants to work now

They must be getting really low on drivers there now. Guess they should have given you a shot, instead they passed their loss.

Funny thing is I always heard how OD was difficult to get a driving job at even 4 years ago when I started it wasn't easy, now we are begging people to work here.

Times sure have changed last year and a half.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Hey bobcat bob

Hey bobcat I keep getting this email from them lol like this is prob the second or third one this month.

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Thinking About Leasing With Prime

Maybe get your year in and then check out local or ltl jobs

Newbie trucker here, 6 months in and me and my girlfriend have been considering leasing with PRIME INC after a year. But what concerns me is Success Leasing which kinda seems like a scam and the fact that I've heard that one of us would have to be company and one the lease operator. Any advice? Thanks alot

Hey guys, Thanks so much for the responses and advice. Honestly the appeal of leasing isn't really appealing but Prime home time sucks and we both have elderly parents and have recently lost loved ones to Covid, so we just wanted to be home at least a week to see our family. One day per every week out with a max of 4 days kinda sucks. Now mind you, we've been out 6 weeks and only want to take home every 8 weeks. We are runners and average 4500 to 6000 miles a week. No goals in my mind yet other than just catching up on bills.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Photos, oddball things

I find it hilarious I’ve been wanting to do that!

Now this is just an oddball thing with no photo but it's kind of a different take on blowing the air horn when arm pumped.

Now then, I wonder if I'm just an a hole or have a strange sense of humor but I have 4 or 5 golf courses that are built right up against the road (my favorite being in NW Arkansas) and I quite enjoy watching the course as I'm passing by and if I happen to see someone mid swing...yep, hit the air horn!! Hahahahaha, I find it funny as hell, often times they probably don't but whatever man, it's about me and MY enjoyment, not yours. So what's the consensus here, am I just an a hole or is it funny? (Always look around for police and don't do it if you're close behind someone in a car)

Posted:  1 month ago

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My First Day Solo

Congrats on going solo! The trucks I drive to will make sounds when u go over the speed limit or accidentally cross the white line. Gets a little old sometimes lol

Ah so much fun. Y’all are in for some laughs! I was told to let dispatch know what empty I grabbed from the yard. I chose the trailer that I had tested out with. I parked it there. I sat in front of it for a 34…I hook up to it, let them know and then did my pretrip. Everything’s good. Get my assignment (deadhead to Lewiston, get a load, take it to Denver). Ok long deadhead but I’m good. Let’s go! Proceeded to put it in gear and can’t figure out why the trailer doesn’t want to go? And what the is that noise? Yep forgot to raise the landing gear. Good thing I only went a foot or so! Fixed that and off we go.

Did I mention it was raining? After I convinced myself I wouldn’t melt I figured it would be okay, but my new to me truck is as skittish as a cat that’s used up 8 lives. When you go up a hill, she likes to give you the alarm that you are following to closely. Too close to the road?? 8 of them going up Lewiston hill! She also likes to throw on the jake every time you approach a curve. The alarm that tells you something is on your blindside…well she turns it on for every tree and guard rail. Yeah she’s a cantankerous old biddy. Her good point is she doesn’t have a lane departure alert. But after 500 miles without it, she decided that it needs to be fixed. She’s older but gets the job done (kinda like me lol) Yes Anne I’ll take pics when it’s not raining and daylight lol

Don’t even get me started on my new GPS. She’s crazy. I’m an hour from our yard, have close to 2 hours of drive time, on a stretch of the 90 that’s pretty much deserted. She tells me there’s a 4 hour backup 2 miles ahead. There’s no exit so I just slow down, assuming there’s a pile up or a flipped truck or something. Nothing. There were 2 cops on the side of the road, but no debris, no flashy lights, nothing. Guess if she does that every time there’s a cop, it might come in handy lmao

Fun times. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How do you put a photo up

Haha

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How do you put a photo up

No one treated u like a moron.

You are my saving grace! Same thing happened to you! sucks when people treat me like a complete moron when they cant comprehend what i am saying. WTH LOL

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Then after 15 tries, it finally goes thru!!!

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Reddaway

Oh he must know someone to have it bumped up. My trainer told me there was this woman who knew how to hack into the computer to bump it up. They had to get on her case lol. Dk if they ended up firing her or not. Ya if I see a truck passing me I slow down a little and let them pass

I got passed by a Holland truck out here he was doing 68 which is highly unusual. Almost all the YRC/ Holland trucks are 63 l, which makes them fun to pass at 65 since they never want to cut me some slack.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Reddaway

Me to but I’m not complaining that’s more money lol oh ok. Ours are mostly 63 but some 65. Truck I have now is 65 so that’s nice

Really surprised they are having you do triples so soon.

Our trucks are 65, unless the run it is assigned to is more than 600 miles than it is 68. We also have some at 70 my terminal has 1 I'm not sure what the mileage requirements are for that.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Reddaway

I’m in Salt Lake City. Pulled triples today. Guess that answers my question earlier. In hotel now. Hey bobcat what are your trucks governed at?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Reddaway

I did in training but haven’t gotten a run solo yet for that. Not sure if I’m cleared to yet. Ya well it’s ok that’s just extra pay I’ll take lol oh damn that don’t sound fun

I thought you did triples too lol.

It's always fun when dispatch changes what you are doing after your hooked. Even extra fun when you dig a trailer out of the snow and then don't need it.

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