Profile For Pete M.

Pete M.'s Info

  • Location:
    PA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    11 months, 2 weeks ago

Pete M.'s Bio

Black and Gold fan. Semi-retired. Thinking that OTR trucking might be my next career opportunity.

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Tractors, Class 7 and 8, never seen (or hardly ever seen) in America anymore by me.

Brett

Bingo!!!

Posted:  2 months ago

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Time to Say Goodbye...

Wut they all said...

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking gadgets, GPS , Telephone headset, Music ???

Dennis R.

Soloed in a J3 many years ago. Wife and I landed on N CAL beaches for picnics, etc., while the tide was out. Great fun. Like you, I have an A&P and other certificates, enjoy flying and working on light airplanes. The years of flying the DC 8 and DC 10 airplanes were the best years of my life. And like you, I am looking at otr trucking as a third or fourth LOL career. Right now downsizing and relocating to the Rockies are our immediate objectives.

Good luck down the road...

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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FedEx Freight Driver Apprentice

Re: Brake problem. Your tractor is probably ok. The problem is in the trailer you hook to. IMO

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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FedEx Freight Driver Apprentice

FedEx has advertised this driver apprentice job in Pittsburgh area.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Kerosene

Bruce K, re: Deutz 4 cyl Diesel engines. Used AIR COOLED Deutz engines farm tractors. We thinned diesel fuel with kerosene in winter. We also burned French fry oil, FILTERED drain oil, FILTERED mineral hydraulic oil. Those engines are still running strong 35 years later.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Memorial Day

Thanks for that link, Army.

We are a Gold Star family and Memorial Day has always been a respectful time for us even before we were old enough to understand what it was all about.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Week 1 Finished Prime Inc SprMo

Looking fwd to reading your posts.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Latest Load

We are facing that same heartbreak. Buster has evaluation at OSU Vet oncology unit next week. He has been our constant companion since he showed up at the farm in 2007.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Question for florida natives or knowledgable

I second Turtle's warning about speed traps on 301. Every crossing intersection traffic light has two speed reductions and most have an LEO monitoring speeds. 301 does save some miles but not so much time IMO.

Posted:  5 months ago

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How do I get something mailed to me while I'm otr

The definition of "logistics" LOL.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Home Like Cookin'

JP-8 might be closer to kero than diesel.

Posted:  5 months ago

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How do I get something mailed to me while I'm otr

"general delivery" to any post office you will be driving by.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Feeling abused

Bingo, Donna.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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I'm going off to Roehl 'cause I need to train!

"hair follicle test positive"?????

I hope you mean negative...

Posted:  5 months, 4 weeks ago

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How Can Truckers Protect Themselves From Being Attacked On The Road? Article by Rainy

I agree with Rainy, rest stops are dangerous. Especially just after the State Police Trooper patrol has driven through and is on down the road.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Automation and the future of trucking

Someone may have stated this already, but I usually compare it to aircraft. Besides takeoff and landing, they are basically computer-driven, yet they still have two pilots.

That statement is an oversimplification of a very complicated human/computer/mechanical process.

There are already proposals for pilotless cargo aircraft.

However, the military drones in the mid-east are flown by pilots on the ground here in the USA. So don't be surprised if you see driverless trucks on the road a lot sooner than than any of us expect. They could be "controlled" by a roomful of people sitting at CPU's.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Prime CDL Training - Springfield, MO

Jason,

Stay out of this lease driver/company spat. You have sided with the driver when he is not telling you the entire story. This is the same as buying into the terminal rat venom, IMO, and can only be detrimental to your progress as a driver trainee. Attitude is a big part of success as a student. If you have the attitude that the company is the villain you will build mental barriers that obstruct positive learning processes. If the trainer insists on venting to you, answer, "Yes Sir, No Sir" and don't let influence you against the company. Keep and open mind and positive attitude.

Posted:  7 months ago

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How long has it been since you updated your location?

Praying for you, Packrat, Good luck and God bless.

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