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Posted:  4 days, 11 hours ago

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What's the strangest "rule" you've encountered at customer?

Every Menards store I've delivered at has docks that are graded downhill by at least 2% grade. They want us to use wheel chocks on both sides of the trailer tires.

So far, I've never encountered a trailer rolling away uphill.

I can confirm this.

On a side note.... Quite possibly the worst places to deliver on a saturday afternoon. Nothing but people in 4 wheelers never even noticing a giant truck with a 53 ft trailer trying desperately to maneuver into dock while they fly all over looking for a 2x4.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Marc Lee

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I’m heading to Oshkosh myself. In Ohio currently

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Went from richfield wi up to neenah wi now heading down to cherokee al for a Monday delivery. Looks like we all are hauling paper products this weekend!

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Yep. I’m actually going to Appleton in the morning. Was going to shut down at Roadys in Oshkosh but stopped at the KwikTrip in Fond Du Lac and ended up staying.

Got big paper rolls going to Great Northern

I got a question for you since i know you guys haul alot of paper like us. Last week i had a load out of G.P. in west chester ohio just outside Cincy and it was just 2 rolls of paper. 13k lbs. But these were massive probably 10ft tall and loaded on their sides. They had a pallet cradle and i strapped them down but i was terrified the whole drive down to Ridgeway VA. Have you hauled paper rolls that lie down?

Posted:  1 week ago

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Marc Lee

I’m heading to Oshkosh myself. In Ohio currently

Went from richfield wi up to neenah wi now heading down to cherokee al for a Monday delivery. Looks like we all are hauling paper products this weekend!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Knight Swift Merger: Driver, and Customer Benefits

What is the significance of "my terminal" (quoting Old School)? I worked in agriculture, construction and related most of my life. We had to report to a job site each day. How does it work for a trucker? Do you have to report to "[your] terminal" at certain times or...? For instance, I live in the Sacramento, CA area. Knight has terminals in Sparks, NV and Tulare, CA, about two and four hours (respectively) from me (in fair weather). Swift has terminals in Lathrop, CA (about an hour away, no fog) and Sparks, NV. How would where I live and these terminal locations affect me being dispatched or otherwise working dry van OTR for one or other of these companies day to day, week to week, or however a trucker would analyze it?

Terminals are only important if you cant park your truck at home. Sometimes people forget not everyone can park their truck at home on their 34 hr reset or hometime we all dont live on palatial estates some of us live on 1 way city streets with a garage off an alley. Not very truck freindly. Also when the nearest truck stops are 5 miles away but they happen to be in Gary In your company tends to frown on leaving them there.

But simple answer you dont report to terminals as an OTR driver. Theyre mainly hubs for drop and hooks or a place to get service done.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Marc Lee

I'm parked in Wilmington at the Petro. Snow and rain mix right now. I've fought the wind all day from Paducah, KY to here with only 13,000 in the box.

What time are you rolling out? I could wander over across the street to the quik trip and say hello if im around. We could take a picture of some bagels for Bob.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Marc Lee

I had 80k pounds this morning on 80/94 and 65 and it was fun with the wind.

Yes I live and work in Joliet

Nice, im a Chicagoan myself. Grew up in Lansing, moved to indiana like alot of people.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Marc Lee

You are passing through my neck of the woods, be careful as you head north the weather and roads get worse.

It was bad this morning when i rolled through at 8am. 44k lbs of beer didnt seem too heavy when rolling down 80/94 over the quarry when a 45mph wind gust hit me.

You from chicagoland bob?

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Trip.Planning Practice #05

Overall plan:

1st overnight: Flying J Perrysburg, OH (536 miles). There are many other options for overnight along I-80/I-90 after Cleveland.

2nd day: 262 miles to shipper at Romeoville, IL. Take my 30 at the shipper. I'm assuming two hours in and out.

2nd overnight: Flying J Spiceland, IN (497 miles on the day) again many stops before Indianapolis in case my 14 hour clock starts running short.

3rd day: should be able to deliver 8:30 local time. (126 miles after my 10). So I have quite a bit of miles and clock left after dropping off.

Details in the link below:

Paulsboro, NJ to Washington Court House Ohio trip plan

I like your plan. I love the ohio and indiana toll roads for parking. Spiceland is one of my favorite flying js. One point though. Theres isnt a TON of parking before indy coming south on 65. Theres a flying j in lebanon a small loves that fills up by 5pm in whiteland and a smaller ta. However after indy there's quite a bit.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Marc Lee

Wave to richfield when you pass by! Im here getting some work done hopefully itll be done in time for me to get rolling tonorrow morning.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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High-hooking a trailer

Im convinced miller yard drivers raise and lower landing gear just to mess with drivers. We haul a ton of beer and i probably have to either raise or lower landing gear 75% of the time. I usually check twice. Initial approach to see where my plate is then once that looks ok i check again to make sure im lined up and flush with the trailer then back all the way under or adjust the landing gear down if needed.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Safety question

Here's a new set I installed yesterday afternoon. These need to be adjusted. Can you see why?

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No clue. Please elaborate.

Maybe your 2nd spring is connected to close to the trailer connection? Leaving that pretty tight with a good amount of slack left to play with?

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Favorite truck stop chain?

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Kwik Trip without a doubt, best bagels around, they have a good selection of grocery items. Their facilities have all been well lit and have plenty of room at the ones I've been too.

I've emailed them to come to Chicago/ Indiana so far they haven't listened.

Plus they return lost wallets.

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Ive made it back up to Wisconsin and am staying at the Plover Town Quik Trip on I39. Thought of you when i walked by these earlier.

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Last time I stopped at Plover, there were 3 Millis trailers in parking spots. I love quick trips myself as well, buy a steak cook it in the truck.

There was one there yesterday too! I thought maybe it was someone bobtailing pc when i got there but it was there when i left this morning. I was there for probably 16 hrs waiting on a 7am appt and noone touched it. It was loaded too, well it had a seal. Might be one of those regional guys who hide trailers near their homes you hear about sometimes.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Got dinged at a reciever!

Sitting in my dock at a reciever in Stevens Point Wi and a Prime driver got my drivers side headlight.

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No major damage. Cracked the headlight cover and ate a little of my hood before he heard my horn.

I blame myself for mocking Bob last night over kwik trip bagels. Karma is a you know what.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Favorite truck stop chain?

Kwik Trip without a doubt, best bagels around, they have a good selection of grocery items. Their facilities have all been well lit and have plenty of room at the ones I've been too.

I've emailed them to come to Chicago/ Indiana so far they haven't listened.

Plus they return lost wallets.

Ive made it back up to Wisconsin and am staying at the Plover Town Quik Trip on I39. Thought of you when i walked by these earlier.

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Another deer

They sure do! And no we are not charged. Also come with a direct tv subscription and satelite radio at no charge. Im a little nervous ill get one of those new ones when its time to upgrade i have a 2017 with 418k miles but ive heard they dont get you a new truck until your 500k plus so i think ill avoid that batch of 25 or so.

Also is it odd there are no load lock bars? I just noticed that.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Another deer

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This is after our shop added some stuff. Tvs satelite fridge....etc.

They are still missing fender mirrors and the suspension gauge as well and i think that fifth wheel is different but im a noob so ive only dealt with mine. Also missing an auto greaser. But it has an Apu.... Which i dont know much about either.

My point was i need my suspension gauge!

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Another deer

Exactly as RD points out, it is a company option to order these features for their fleets. Air dump, pyrometer gauges, driving lights, fifth wheel release, etc. are all still available options.

My fault. Should have been more specific as to what I meant. Apparently Millis got a sweet deal from Kenworth on some 2020 T680s that some other company canceled or just refused not sure on the details. But they are setup different.

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Thats how they came. So of course everyone freaked out.... No tv.... No fridge.... No cab windows..... Hood mirrors

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Another deer

Jamie

Glad you are alright. The deer that hit me took out my rt headlight assembly, on-board sensor, bumper and the front grille. Anyway, the 2019 and 2020 freightliner they took out the air bag dump, the use of air actuated kingpin release and the weight air guarge. Just to let you know.

Raptor

Our new trucks dont have the suspension weight gauge either. Ive become WAY to attached to that helpful tool.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Favorite truck stop chain?

Its all about kwik trip for me. Obviously independent gems are found everywhere but for chains its kwik trip in spite of their limited locations. Well lit lots with wide parking clean restrooms, a ridiculous amount of staff who are always freindly. Clean showers, great cheap food options and tons of healthy stuff. Tons of non healthy stuff as well particularly their bakery. For the big guys i prefer love, point system is way better.

As far as one off kind of independent Quicklees in Avon NY is great. Huge lot thats usually empty and it has a dunkin inside (not that dunkin express garbage..... I can never get it right.) But the deli connected to it is amazing.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

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Sunset in Mauston Wi at my by FAR favorite truckstop chain. Its not fair they havent expanded nationwide, people need the option of buying bagged milk everywhere.

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