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    IN

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 10 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Update on new Millis Transfer job

I'm with millis too. Went through their school and did a diary here as well. I graduated the school in Richfield Wi in march of 2019 and been solo since May of 2019.

If you got any questions let me know.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Tutor needed — Cincinnati near

With where you live definitely call Millis right away. With covid they've limited class to 3 students and they need bodies. I had 5 students in my class and got tons of backing reps in richfield Wisconsin in the dead of winter with snow and ice everywhere. 3 students would mean even more. You might actually get too many reps and start overthinking.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Introduction followed by Millis Training Institute Diary.(Cartersville, GA)

Well I left my status unchanged, as I have always heard you will learn the most in your first year solo. So I considered that year my training period. Now I just have to watch out for over-confidence, stats I have seen show most accidents happen in careers between six months and two years experience. A bit of relaxing, and perhaps biting off more than you can chew so to speak.

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Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Eye Candy

That cabover in the bottom picture needs at least one more sleeper!

I agree! and that's a tight dock too, no way he might sided it.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Reefer Companies that Fuel at PIlot/Flying J

I dont think we fuel at any Petro or TA, never seen it as a fuel solution for myself or anyone else I talk to.

Packrats got it right major companies "buy" fuel in bulk months in advance at reduced rates. Whoever gives the best rate is who we buy from. Mainly pilot/flying j and Loves. But mainly pilot, we do get loves occasionally because I think we lose whatever we dont use in that bulk purchase or we dont get refunded the full amount we paid..... not 100% sure on that part though.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Rookie solo Driving Diary

Ugghhh haven't updated this in awhile. Still with Millis, getting a steady 2700 to 3100 miles a week. Been solo for about 14 months now.... haven't hit anything in over a year, lol.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Lost my first trucking job, rather resigned ( a longish post sorry for length)

Goodluck Moe.

At least you got to go to Panera..... I love their soups.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Eye Candy

Our spotter at Miller brewery in Milwaukee saw this on the docks there

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Another spotter of ours at Owen's Illinois in Lexington NC took this pic as well.

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Posted:  5 months, 4 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Hows flatbed freight Old School? I feel likevim seeing less of them on the road out here and Ive noticed alot of flatbed tractors and tanker tractors hooked to leased dry vans. I talked to a Oakley tanker driver who said they had recently rented quite a few dry vans when i was docked next to him at a beer distributor. I got a chuckle out of him trying to figure out his tandems, i helped him out and he said he hadnt slid a tandem in 20 years!

Posted:  6 months ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

Who actually owns the interstates? I know each state maintains their stretch of the road but are they subsidized by the Federal Government for some of the cost of repairs? If so i would love to see the Government buy some of this unused land along the interstate and create some truck only parking. Nothing fancy just parking spaces i dont even need restrooms with vending machines ill take a porta john if it means i dont have to stress over late night parking.

Posted:  6 months ago

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How is it legal for company trucks to be governed at different speeds?

After a preventable accident where i did something very stupid on my 2nd solo run my truck got turned down from 66mph to 62 mph. In about a month Ill be turned up to 70mph when my 1 year accident free kicks in and Im excited about it. Not because i think ill get more miles but because i think it will get me more rest. Instead of pushing 10 hrs for 500+ miles i can cut some time off that which translates to more rest for me.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

My first hiccup with the negative effecta of the corona virus.

At a kenworth dealer having electrical issues sorted and the waiting room is closed to the public.

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Its 38 degrees here with the wind feels like 30. Going to get a hotel room if its a long fix but they said it might be a quick easy fix and they need to run a full diagnostic test to figure that out. Probably be out here for 2 hours.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Free lunch at......the scalehouse!?

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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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This a Marc"The 100k miles Champ" Lee Fan Club By Cornelius. A

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Read your friggin message!!

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Huh?

Oh sorry..... Your Qualcomm had a message on it in the picture, lol.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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This a Marc"The 100k miles Champ" Lee Fan Club By Cornelius. A

Read your friggin message!!

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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Reached my first milestone. 1 year safe driving

Congrats Grumpy!

Had a feeling it might have been Essity/SCA.

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Had a buddy deliver there yesterday at 1100. That was a picture of the entrance. He got lucky and got told to drop by the yard guy who had just dropped an empty.

Sorry you had to wait so long, and hopefully you got a good door. That first one you get to past their stop sign is pain.

Im at our Terminal in Weedsport NY and dreading a load from there tomorrow. Fingers crossed I head West to Buffalo.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

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So I'm still not down with "coordinated global(ist) conspiracy" - YET (or even national one). The response is too disorganized, haphazard and sloppy for their to be actual coordination (or someone/thing pulling the strings nationally/globally).

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My theory on that is the opposite. This feels almost perfectly coordinated to me. They've kept a steady cadence when it comes to tightening the noose. They didn't move so fast as to freak people out and start riots and panics. They steadily just moved toward a lockdown a little at a time. Maybe they even purposely made it seem a little haphazard so it didn't raise suspicions, so we thought they were just making decisions on the fly.

They limited crowds to 1,000 then a couple of days later to 500 then a couple of days later to 50. They reduced international travel, then they reduced domestic travel. Now they've reduced it to no unnecessary travel. The next step will be military checkpoints in the streets, probably before the week is out.

They closed some schools, then more schools, then all schools. They reduced capacity in some businesses, then closed some businesses, then closed most businesses, then closed all but very necessary businesses.

Everything moved at a steady cadence. They did it in bite-size chunks, systematically, in a way that even the most suspicious people felt it was on-the-fly and not premeditated. But there's no way you put the entire globe on lockdown in a week, on the fly, and do it at a pace that doesn't create any panic unless you've planned it out and coordinated it at some level.

I'm glad I live on a secluded property way up in the mountains with plenty of firewood, food, toilet paper, and my doggy. There are herds of deer everywhere and all of my neighbors are hunters. I can't imagine what it's like for the millions of families who live paycheck to paycheck and have $100 in the bank and three kids at home and can't work because their workplace is closed.

Just saw this on one of our drivers facebook groups from a former employee. Not sure which company or the truth behind it.

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Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Backing a semi

I goal on empty docks with noone around me. Its become a good habit. I will admit i dont goal at truck stops with empty spaces on both sides and i usually regret it and have to pull up to straighten.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Pennsylvania is shutting down rest stops!

Not leaving them open for parking only is ridiculous. Its asking for trouble. It wouldnt hurt anyone to just have the parking only option like you see in alot of states. Maybe a port a john but thats not even necessary to be honest. Noone will complain.... Well maybe super truckers but they always complain.

On a side note i know terminal rats have been mentioned as whiners who congregate at company terminals but truck stop drivers lounges might be the absolute best spot to locate whiners and hear about how great other drivers think they are.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Pennsylvania is shutting down rest stops!

One of our drivers mentioned the facilities are closed but parking still available with port a johns. Is that not the case?

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