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Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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Taking a shower on the road

Here is a screenshot of my loves rewards card, 4 free showers and 4 free drinks just from fueling with company's money, I also get my gas receipts online through the app...

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Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Air hose

Mik D.

Like i said there so many possibilities but those should give you some ideas to look into.

Temp solution found, bent the hose right before the air gun handle, no more air leak, duct tape it for now, looks like something in the gun part itself failed...I get to company terminal in 4 to 5 days...

Did you know duct tape can fix everything😁😁😁😁😁!!!!

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Air hose

Mik D.

Sometimes the airline gets kinked, and starts to loose air. It happened on my Pete day cab when I used to haul fuel. Anyway sometimes also the nipple where the connection(red in color), is gets old and rots out. Take it to your company mechanic and have him/her change out the air line. it doesn't take that long. It usually attaches to your seat air line so they are connected together. You can also follow the line and spray some soapy water on it to see where the leak is coming from. It may be an air nut that is loose and never got tightened properly. The list goes on......

Raptor

Thx..I'll look at it with those things in mind...

Posted:  6 days, 21 hours ago

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Air hose

Used air hose behind drivers seat 1st time since getting truck, and dam thing won't shut off..its one of those blow air guns spliced into seat air line to blow stuff out of truck...

Anyone have any ideas on what I did or how to shut it off? What might be a common problem with them if any?

Posted:  1 week ago

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Must I take health insurance if I already have the VA?

I was just wondering if I have to take the medical insurance with Swift or can I keep my VA? I also have Tri-West (part of the VA), which allows you to use civilian doctors and such.

I thought I would save as much as possible if I can.

Well, less than 24 hours now before I head down to Fontana, CA. for orientation. Made sure my tires on my car were properly inflated, oil and coolant and washer fluid checked also. I felt I was doing a pre-trip. Lol. If there are no delays I should arrive at the Hotel around 7:30 Pm tomorrow night. And the adventure begins!

Big T

If you're reading this, how far from the Red Roof Inn is the Swift Academy?

You can, I have in the past, but income wise you would prob have to pay part of the cost. My situation might be different, I have a 20% disability with the VA...

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Our First Weekly *Ask Me Anything Friday*

Have u ever gotten stuffed animals or other things for fun in the road...😁😁

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Our First Weekly *Ask Me Anything Friday*

Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Enforcement

Was driving i85 south towards Atlanta, just inside of Georgia State line, saw at least ten cop cars, 3 semis 3 box trucks, and a half dozen cars pulled over on both sides....anyone not this...seems like a blitz...

Today...early afternoon....😁😁

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Enforcement

Was driving i85 south towards Atlanta, just inside of Georgia State line, saw at least ten cop cars, 3 semis 3 box trucks, and a half dozen cars pulled over on both sides....anyone not this...seems like a blitz...

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Adventures in Stupidity

I jumped the kingpin once on a fedex load at one of there distribution centers, i was holy #$$&*&$, immediately told fedex, they brought 3 forklifts out there while another fedex guy cranked the landing gear and I pulled out....spent some time inspecting for damage, none, and was on my way...

I have not been that lazy again, and check before hooking up and after, I got lucky...

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Duty hour log book cheating?

I have this guy watch the loading and unloadingπŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ˜

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Guidance needed for recent CDL license holder

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(Total Teanspirtation) Governed speed is 68mph..

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Unless something has changed, Total wants a minimum of 3 months of experience, which implies they do not road train. Brian needs that.

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I went to Total Transportation directly from school, and after 6 months school was paid off, back in 2017, spent 4months in hospital and recently rehired about 3 weeks ago...I was not required to have 3 months experience to join total..

I also spent 175hrs road training at a minimum behind the wheel training..with a trainer..

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Guidance needed for recent CDL license holder

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(Total Teanspirtation) Governed speed is 68mph..

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Unless something has changed, Total wants a minimum of 3 months of experience, which implies they do not road train. Brian needs that.

I went to Total Transportation directly from school, and after 6 months school was paid off, back in 2017, spent 4months in hospital and recently rehired about 3 weeks ago...I was not required to have 3 months experience to join total..

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Guidance needed for recent CDL license holder

Governed speed is 68mph..

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Guidance needed for recent CDL license holder

I've sought advice here and have always received great input. Now I need to get more specific. I have my CDL and am looking for a starting job in the industry. I've been going through company reviews on Trucking Truth. I consider it a process of elimination. Here are my considerations: 1) Would like to get good training. Willing to drive with a trainer for 4 weeks, but not 6 to 12 weeks. (4 weeks is all I can go on training pay). 2) Willing to stay at least 1 year with my first company, preferably much longer. 3) Willing to listen, learn and work my butt off. 4) I have a 14 year old grandson, so I need a company with a ride along policy. 5) Would like tuition reimbursement. 6) Sign on bonus???????? 7) Would like governed speed to be no less that 65 mph 8) Ability to take my truck home with me. 9) OTR routes including western states. I can be out for 4 weeks at a time. Are these reasonable considerations for an entry level CDL holder? What companies would I be compatible with? Some companies I have already eliminated because of factors listed above. I'm interested to hear the advice of the experienced drivers and also those who are in the process of choosing what companies to apply for. Thanks in advance!

Except for OTR routes for solo in western states I work for Total Transportation who I believe treat drivers good, they are owned by US express but have there own separate management and terminals..

Ask for recruiting and Dawn Corey, all you could do is talk to recruiting to see what they have..

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Duty hour log book cheating?

U can move ur truck a short distance without activating the clock, say ur customer/load is next door to the truck stop, or u slept onsite of the customer....U can then hookup and be ready to do your pre trip before your clock has started....advantage to doing this is if loading is delayed, say one time for me 8 hrs at fedex delay (got some good sleep), u can then start ur clock after loading is done....

Now theres personal conveyance(up to 200miles), where for personal reasons u can use the truck to drive to wally world, or for pizza, or go home...u are not allowed to advance a load (of course no trucker will ever do thisπŸ€ͺπŸ˜œπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡...

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Unable To Make The Back?

I'll bet he got done and out of there before you too. That's what experience will do for ya! smile.gif

Yep, he was in and out, pretty quick..

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Unable To Make The Back?

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Unable To Make The Back?

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Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Unable To Make The Back?

I was backed into a dock in an office park ment for box trucks, not full Semis, curbs galore were hit getting in, im backed in and another truck shows up for opposite dock in front of me, and would not fit straight on, he then proceeded to back and hit the dock perfectly ending up like this😬😬😬never even though of doing this...

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