Profile For JoAnne EC

JoAnne EC's Info

  • Location:
    Sherwood, OR

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

  • Social Link:
    JoAnne EC On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    11 months, 3 weeks ago

JoAnne EC's Bio

Worked in healthcare x 11 years now and totally burned out. Ready for a change and have wanted to drive a truck for years now. Can't wait until I can make it happen!

Also - I suck at the "quote" feature on the forum; cut me some slack =D

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Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Raptor

Grumpy, you strike me as someone who likes to be busy - I hope the whirlwind has been a good one! =)

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Raptor

I know exactly where Donald is! Not far from me at all - maybe 20-25 mins. I'd love to meet for coffee some time. There are a few truck stops around here. Just hoped that things were going okay for you =)

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Raptor

Speaking of where have you been, where have YOU been, JoAnne?

Or am I just so busy I haven’t seen your posts?

Nope, you haven't missed a thing! =)

Just busy trudging through (work... yuck!) and dealing w/ an adult child who is a disaster...

Anyway, how are you doing?

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Raptor

Hey Raptor - how are you doing? Where have you been running lately? Hope things are going smoothly for you! =)

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck

My DBL told me to call him asap about the time I got done getting loaded. I thought I done messed up or something, nope he wanted me to call since I'm getting a new truck and he had to go over some things that were a bit different.

I believe it's a 18 or 19 year, I assume it's going to be another Freightliner. Pretty excited, will post pictures when I get back to the OC in the morning.

Can't wait to see it!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Game: How Do You Motivate Yourself?

The need for a PAY CHECK!!!! That (and the good benefits) keep me hanging on at my current job... Well, the fact that I need those things for my kids. If it were just me, I would NOT still be here!

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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JoAnne?

I told youz guyz i didnt do it. i was nowhere near the northwest!

stick around joanne

LMAO!! Thanks Rainy! smile.gif

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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JoAnne?

"I have been there several times in my life!

I have been listening to Coast to Coast w/ George Noorie late at night, to see if you showed up as a guest!

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"

LOL - I had to google that to see what it is rofl-1.gif

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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JoAnne?

Hey Joanne , don't give up, you'll persevere until it's time to leave then you'll be able to tell us your great quitting story

I CANNOT WAIT!!!!! dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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JoAnne?

We miss those beautiful eyes and pretty smile of yours on here. 😜 How have ya been? It’s been a while. 😜

Aww, that's sweet! *blush* =)

Doing well! How are you doing? Where's everybody at recently? I saw that Raptor is in my neighborhood (kinda)...

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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JoAnne?

I fear She may have been abducted by aliens, or Rainy?!

I'm still alive (and not abducted by Rainy LOL) Just busy trying not to quit my current job and dealing w/ life!

How's everyone here? smile.gif

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Peterbilt / Keworth Recalls

Is that all? No problem they'll fix them in no time. That's not very many.(Sarcasm)

No kidding! I wasn't sure (I'm no mechanic!) how serious / dangerous that could actually be. I presume if the company someone works for has these rigs, they would notify their drivers and get it taken care of ASAP? (maybe I'm being naive here??)

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New tax law changes hit truck drivers hard

Per diem and meal deduction

Thanks for posting that. That's a HUGE amount of money! Is that beneficial or does it screw you over come tax time?

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New tax law changes hit truck drivers hard

Obviously.

However you are not buying/eating B,L, & D at work though. In all likelihood you only eat lunch at work. You are not currently living out of your truck or out of a suitcase in a hotel traveling for your job.

...to reiterate:

Remember the primary differentiator is living in the truck for days/weeks/months at a time vs. living at home and returning their every work day.

Can’t make it any clearer than that.

Yes, I fully comprehend that...

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Bad First Day Back

Now I'm waiting to get towed back to the yard. The picture doesn't show it but my coolant tank is also leaking.

Yuck; that is so frustrating!!!! Sorry =(

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New tax law changes hit truck drivers hard

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From a not-yet-driver: you can't deduct your meals or cell phone for other jobs either. I used my cell phone at work and have to prepare / buy meals while I'm at work. Not sure why it would be expected that you COULD deduct these?

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Are you buying breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Remember the primary differentiator is living in the truck for days/weeks/months at a time vs. living at home and returning their every work day.

Nobody else is buying my meals =)

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New tax law changes hit truck drivers hard

From a not-yet-driver: you can't deduct your meals or cell phone for other jobs either. I used my cell phone at work and have to prepare / buy meals while I'm at work. Not sure why it would be expected that you COULD deduct these?

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Peterbilt / Keworth Recalls

Peterbilt / Kenworth Recall Information

I have no idea if this is all that serious or not but I saw it and thought I'd share the info! Be safe out there, guys!

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Where's the Love for Swift??

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I make lists, take notes, and use the crap out of my Google calendar and the notification function. Not because I love it. Just due to my advanced age and not being able to remember S#!*

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LMAO!!! My age isn't very "advanced" and I have to write everything down too! My philosophy is "If it ain't written down, it ain't gonna happen!" rofl-1.gif

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Where's the Love for Swift??

Thanks Tractor Man! It was interesting to look at the stats I could find... and I love making spreadsheets and lists (weird, I know lol)

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