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Posted:  2 days, 23 hours ago

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Burnt My leg - looking for advice (including pics of the burn)

Get it checked at an urgent care asap. I went through something similar last year and ended up in a horrible situation. I had a small boil that I popped within a few days it was infected and I ended up in the emergency room and off work for 3 months. The infection and wound opened up and I had a hole the size of ice cream scoop in my upper thigh. Spent 4 days in the hospital on iv antibiotics and then 2 months on a wound vac, which basically gets taped to the wound and a sponge jammed inside with a tube attached to a vacuum I had to carry around. Had to make 3 doctors visits a week to get the sponge changed out then I had to wait another month and a half for the would to completely heal before getting the okay to come back out. If I would went to a doctor right away probably would have gotten oral antibiotics and been done with it.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Millis Transfer training diary

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New trucks are specced as you listed, training trucks will have top bunk and air ride passenger seat.

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Hay Petey .. have you heard anything of, or from, Tripletdad? Fellow Buckeye and all, ya know.... just a'wondering~!

Hope all is well with YOU, as well. Ya don't stop in much....LOL.

~ Anne ~

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I'm a buckeye myself but living in GA, no havent met him properly, but have crossed paths at some point. I have a dedicated route now, minimum 2500 miles a week, leave GA Sunday and Tuesday nights, deliver to Columbus every Monday and Wednesday by 0800. So I rarely see anyone anymore.

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It's BEEN awhile, Petey.

How goes it?

People (new) are asking about Millis; you should stop by and pitch in!!!!!

Hope all is great, tho!

~ Anne ~

Pete's a big fancy trainer now. He doesnt have time for us little folk anymore, lol. I can try and answer any questions people have.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

I have never used any parts of my 30 to fuel so far. I understand it as my personal time. Fueling means working for a boss. Why would I fuel his truck on my personal time?

Not sure if your aware but any on duty time not driving that adds up to 30 minutes will complete your 30. So for example you go to a drop and spend 10 minutes on yard move checking in and backing in your spot. Then 10 more minutes on duty for your loading or drop and hook time then 10 minutes off duty you've completed your 30. I'm curious if people have noticed more people taking 30s at fuel islands since the rule change or not. I run early usually starting at 2am or earlier and if a fuel island is empty I can shamefully admit to doing a 30. On the flip side at busy fuel islands I've unwittingly completed my 30 while fueling because it took so long. I didnt even have to clean my windows 6 times like I do at 2am to look busy. rofl-2.gif

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Load straps

Put them behind the cab sideways. Tie down with bungees.

Just across the frame? We dont have cat walks anymore I would worry that wouldnt be secure enough.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

It’s in Bolingbrook. A recruiter from Walmart has contacted me multiple times for a regional position out of there.

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I might need to look for a walmart DC near chicago for me.

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I saw a post about bolingbrook on their website but I dont see a DC near there on google maps. Theres a Sam's club dc in Oswego il 20 or so miles away.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Load straps

When I was OTR and they did that, I'd sit at the entrance until I got my straps returned. If they refused, their seal was cut when I had the trailer parked. I'd never give up my straps unless they handed me the same number to replace them.

We haul soooooooo much beer that gets dropped at yards or terminals that it's basically impossible for me to run out. As of right now I just counted and I have 23 sets, lol. I have two totes I pull from consistently and two more on my passenger side of my side box I probably havent opened for a year until today. Now load bars are a different story I only have one. And our trucks dont have the load bar holders on the cab anymore so I gotta store them in the side box. Unless someone can recomend a way to secure them without the plastic holders.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

I might need to look for a walmart DC near chicago for me.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Load straps

I was given four new straps with the truck, and I treat them as if they were my own. Since it is me who opens the doors, it is also me who gets inside and takes the straps off. I have nothing against dock workers, I just don't trust them when it comes to my stuff.

Dont deliver to the walmart DC in Menomonie WI! I swear they got a dude sitting in a bunker next to their stop sign at check in who pops out and cuts your seal off and puts a new one on before you can get back there to remove them.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

But they'll always move you back to your home DC for go-home day.

Just wondering turtle, How does hometime work for the private fleet? Is it every week or can you stay out longer? Do you run your 11 all day or can you do recaps? Drop and hooks or live unloads?

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Load straps

Keep an eye out at along fence lines behind dropped trailers. People toss load bars, straps and other goodies back there alot. You'll find some broke ones but half the time they work fine. Also if you do paper roll loads grab a few of those rubber mats, they work wonders getting you out of the snow when trying to back under a dropped trailer.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Damaged load - drivers fault

I just had a shifted load yesterday. I was loaded with 44klbs of white claw heading to joliet IL. For some reason the shipper decided to put one pallet all the way up in the nose in the center. I could have secured it in the back but had no way to do it how it was loaded. Luckily only 5 small cases were damaged by being wet. 1 can leaked on them which was surprising when I saw the mess. All I did was send pictures to my company, helped the receiver restock it and went on my way.

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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HO Wolding will be Bison USA

I really hope you guys get to hang onto the blue trucks, love seeing them at paper places we go to. That awful turd brown has to be depressing.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Veriha honest review

I work for Millis, we have a terminal in Trenton and I know they need midwest regional guys now. Not sure where your located but they also have local guys in the area if you dont like regional. Also we run the Miller brewery in trenton and they hire spotters as well if your interested in that as well. I did a diary a few years back as well as another driver still with us, pete e pothole. I cant speak for any other training programs but Millis is very picky and because of that classes are small. It will be you and 4 other students max, so tons of driving time and tons of backing time. We also have a terminal in columbus if your closer to there, but the class is in trenton.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

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Good for you pack rat, I tried a diary for about 2 weeks before I stopped lol. Maybe I should have stuck with it, any tips?

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Stop relying on someone else's memory when it comes to details would be a great place to start.

Hey! I remembered a whole 2 weeks worth of loads today I should get some credit for that. And one was a 5 stop John deere load!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

Good for you pack rat, I tried a diary for about 2 weeks before I stopped lol. Maybe I should have stuck with it, any tips?

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Collision avoidance in winter

My old truck would pick up steel cable guard rail in a curve outside a conagra in st elmo and stab the brakes on me. Probably happened a dozen times. Thankfully it hasn't happened to me on the interstate at highway speeds.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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I'm Changing Jobs

I'm curious how sitting in a dock counts as on duty time. Specifically if your logged in as on duty unloading/loading in the qc will that eat into your 70? Or will the company pay you from your arrived at Shipper/final macro but allow you to stay off duty to conserve clock.

Posted:  6 months ago

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A Question about whether a different home base makes a difference for an OTR Trucker

Terminal location in relation to home of record does not really matter, except in FL (south of I-4), Alaska, and Hawaii.

Not necessarily true. I live in a ...... not great area. The nearest truck stops are the 4 in Gary Indiana and I'm not allowed to park there (for good reason). The nearest free safe spot would be 50 plus miles away, or I could pay 200 a month for storage for 5 or 6 days a month while on hometime. Im sure my situation is unique but having a terminal close is important to me because it's cheaper to drive to a terminal than pay a rental fee.

Posted:  7 months ago

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HOS Rules; New 8/2 or 7/3 Split

You can do your 30 at anytime with any status other than driving now, in any combination. At least the on my qualcomm. You can split it with 15 min on duty fueling and 15 minutes off duty. You can also do it during a drop and hook. On duty yard move, drop your trailer then drive to your loaded on yard move. On duty loading time. A few more minutes off duty and your good to go.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Top 10 things you absolutely have to have in your truck

5 gallon plastic ice cream bucket with lid. Use as pail when cleaning things, washing dog feet, holding anything nasty until the next trash stop.

Umm I know this is an old thread but where can I find a 5 gallon bucket of ice cream please?

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