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Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Motion sickness and training

May I suggest Sea-Bands.. they are a pressure point band that goes on your wrist.. I use them when I am a passenger, on flights, and on cruises.. Without them I get very ill.. But I have personally done very well with them.. You can find them at your local Wal-Mart or Walgreens etc etc.. I know many companies like mine does not make you go out with trainer.. Providing you been trucking past year or so.. Ours road tests you then sends you out on your way.. Good luck

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Just an update on what I am up to.

Congrats on the new job.. Hope it works well for you..

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Are Companies Putting Driver Facing Cameras In Their Trucks?

Our Company does not have Camera's but we highly recommend that drivers have dash cams facing outward.. Outward cams save drivers and companies a ton of $$ in long run.. This was for me when i had a lady take off my hood while i was in a stop eating.. The facing forward cams are suppose to be when brakes have been hit hard etc etc.. I dunno, i decided long ago i would not work for a company that has them.. Even tho camera is suppose to be shut off, and you can close the current, i like to know for a fact that my home is private.. And lets face it.. When you are out on the road for weeks at time, the cab of your truck is home.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Reefer trailer

Kinda depends on many things.. need more information, like type of reefer, and age.. Our company runs ThermoKings and they have a display that will also show warnings.. The Amber light could be a defrosting, Low coolant, Oil temp, to even ABS problem of trailer.. But the main display will show it if you look at it.. Or it should in the Menu section of it.. The Amber light is mainly for when you are going down the road to let you know in your mirror that there is a problem.. So check the actual display.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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A Trucker's Wife is Baffled HELP

I see a few things that could be going on. 1st is the pay is questionable.. Most companies can get a driver between 2500-3000 miles per week. If they sit they normally get some sort of detention. Example would be like my company gives $75 a day after 1st 24 hours. I think a good average for most drivers is 2800 miles, so at .52 cpm that is $1456 before taxes per week. I am not familiar with Chaser llc but i would have a hard time believing they are doing something to withhold earnings from him. I also don't know you or your husband. But i know the temptations of burning threw money on the road. And Cash advances are easy to do.. Look at Statements from them to see if he is taking out a lot of Cash advancements.. This lowers the over all pay cause he is taking money out while on the road. Most all companies does break downs of each load a driver is given.. Should see when the load was given and deliver. if driver is given 3 days to drive 500 miles then that is no good and bad on the company. Everything should be in the breakdown sheet of his loads.. Miles driven for the days, to and from.. Detention, Cash Advance, Scales, Insurance, Back child support, they should all now be listed..

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