Profile For Pete M.

Pete M.'s Info

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    PA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    5 months, 3 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 day, 12 hours 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:  2 weeks, 6 days 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:  1 month 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:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How long has it been since you updated your location?

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

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Troopers force truckers to climb on top of trailers during snow removal enforcement blitz.

Most Fixed Base Operators offer plain hot water or a hot 50/50 water glycol mix for aircraft snow/ice removal. The various anti-icing fluids are then applied to prevent snow/ice accumulation during taxi and the early part of take off and climb out. An airport type bucket truck w/water heater would be perfect for snow/ice removal from the tops of trailers. It would be expensive and there would need to be a dedicated area with an adequate grate drainage system. Otherwise the area would become an ice 'ockey rink after the first use. Plain hot water would probably not require treatment before going into the waste water system. This is a winter business opportunity for a pressure washing outfit...

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Brakes

Jamie,

As OS mentioned, a 'caging bolt' can be inserted in that hole and used to disable the spring brake for that end of the axle. It is to be used at all brake chambers when towing a tractor or trailer to totally release the brakes. It could be used to disable one brake to allow one to limp to a repair facility... probably illegal as can be.

We used a grain trailer on the farm with one spring brake disabled for several runs to the elevator, until we got a new (used) brake chamber. Things were different in days gone by...

Posted:  2 months ago

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Another Blood Pressure Question

FWiW

Lisinopril is on the DOT list of approved BP drugs.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Another Blood Pressure Question

Gerald W,

I can't answer your question either, but I now have questions of my own.

I take 5 mg Lisinopril daily. The Doc did not warn me about not driving. However, the sheet that came with the script says, "Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you." It also cautions about feeling dizzy or passing out. LOL. Well, I have not had any unusual symptoms. But, I am going to guess that these possible side effects will disqualify me for the DOT physical.

Thanks for starting this topic, GW, otherwise I would not have thought about reading the information sheet. Definitely going to talk to my Doc about this drug. In the past I have been able to keep my BP normal with exercise and a careful diet. Think I'll start that again.

Posted:  2 months ago

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BBC producer (UK) looking for contributors for radio program about truckers from around the world!

Hannah,

You are going to do an objective report by interviewing ONE trucker from the US, ONE trucker from Canada and ONE trucker from the UK???

Just curious...

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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The Power of The Spring Brake

Doug, take a look at this page.

https://www.ontario.ca/document/official-air-brake-handbook/spring-parking-and-emergency-brake-subsystem

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Routing

Chuck,

I do agree that there are some by-passes that are longer in miles and time than taking the interstate highway directly through the city. However, the example you give of following Interstate 70 through St Louis is one that I don't understand. It has always been quicker and less trouble for me to use the 270 bypass north of the city, rather than drive into the city on I-70. That is assuming I am remaining on I-70. If leaving I-70 for I-64 or another route then following I-70 into St Louis may be quicker than the 270 South bypass. Just my thoughts.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Buuurrrrr, It's Cold Up Here!

I go out in this weather to feed stock, but not for recreation!!! rofl-2.gif

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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I'm still shaky...

Dash-cam. Don't leave home without it.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Help your fellow driver

Might be a FJ company policy, not just the decision of the clerk at the fuel desk.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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My update

Does King Pin mean 'Abused Trucker Syndrome'?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Pop quiz mostly for newbies

Is that Michlelin growing wire hair?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Newbie wants to start a trucking firm.

Just like aviation... If you want to make a small fortune in trucking, start out with a large fortune... src="https://cdn.truckingtruth.com/smileys/undefined" class="smileyImage" /> rofl-2.gif

Posted:  3 months ago

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Supreme Court rules in favor of truckers

Https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/gorsuch-arbitration-labor-new-prime-oliveira.html

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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How to check my CSA,PSP points on my DL?

As a PA licensed driver just go to the pa dot web site and look under driver services. Got my ten year record for $10.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Year, New Moderator!

Congratulations, Turtle. Everything you write is right on.

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