Profile For Pete E Pothole

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    GA

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    10 months, 1 week ago

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Posted:  1 day ago

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Freight surprises

Man those dang john deer nails. Toughest part of any load we haul are those blocks and nails.

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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Your favorite thing about driving a truck.

The view from my cubicle.

Posted:  3 days, 7 hours ago

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5 weeks into Prime PSD Training. Frustrated, unsure, going broke.

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Kinda wanna see the video now. Probably cheer me up. Link? Will find your article on here and read it. Love the stuff that lady Rainy used to post. And yes was ready to test weeks ago now its like this looming cloud I wanna see but hope it doesn't storm. Too much time to think about messing it up. Auto fail rings in my head. Know pretrip by heart. Not much pad time to learn points. Lots of road time though so I have that at least.

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I am "that lady Rainy". lol and thank you! I used a fake name to write my novels years ago, and used my dogs name for forums. I never expected to be here 4 years!!! Last month instarted a youtube channel so i switched this profile to Kearsey (my real name) for sanity reasons. I have people calling me by so many names i feel.like Sybil.

the YT link is in my profile. Lots of rookie tips going up there. ;) Even my story of how i failed.

If you are ever walking across a truck stop parking lot and hear someone yelling "Hey Sybil" that's me.

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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Oops! SWIFT pulled their job offer!

Contact them and ask if you can ho through the swift academy as a CDL holder. It will be more than orientation, but worth it if you want it. Worst they can say is no.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Parking between Pottsville PA and Edison NJ

Yea I dont know if it was all stores or a particular one. I was pretty sure I saw something posted about it here, but could be mistaken.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Parking between Pottsville PA and Edison NJ

Yeah Pete...209, you experienced something I haven’t. Lots of country secondaries in the mountains. Some like 54 are truck friendly and a nice drive. Others, not so much.

Glad you made it through and found a safe place to park.

I thought about that Cabelas as I passed it, but saw something recently where someone posted something about them changing truck policy. Wasnt sure if this was one of those places, and didnt want to risk pulling in and not being able to get out at 5 pm ish.

Got up early, appt window was 0800 to 1730. Pulled into guard shack at 815 and got a QC message while I was driving that said they dont want you there til 1400. So the Walmart in Edison is nice. Hope you all have a great day.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Five Years On This Account

Congrats and thank you. I think you inspire more of us than you know.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Parking between Pottsville PA and Edison NJ

I was actually north of Pottsville, but getting down to 61, I took the 209 tour through the city. Ended up heading west to a flying j in Myerstown on I 78, the loves in Shartlesville was a zoo. I figured heading east could've ended up in sitting in a lot of traffic. Thank you for all of the suggestions and if I ever say anything about coming back to pottsville remind me about the 209 tour so I dont do it again.

The drive in on 54 and 901 was quite nice though.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Parking between Pottsville PA and Edison NJ

So I'm at consignee, getting loaded in the morning in Edison, NJ. At this time of day I'm assuming parking will be scarce, and trucker path wont show me any of the places to park. Brings up the map but no truck stops. Any suggestions?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Tyson - Rochelle Illinois

Had a drop and hook yesterday myself, thankfully I didnt have to put the trailer in this spot. Had to get a spotter to pull it out.

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Driving for Prime

If you dont at least think real hard about saying some unpleasant things in Atlanta between 6 am and 8 pm you dont have a pulse or arent paying attention.

The only thing I can add here is, if you arent certain you want it dont do it. As Old School always says, this is about commitment. You have to want it like you have never wanted anything before. There will be stresses you cant imagine, because there are things you just dont deal with anywhere else but the drivers seat of that 72 foot long machine. Its magnificently rewarding, and if you yearn for freedom from the mundane this is it. Your drive will determine the outcome for you. Set a goal and work your butt off to accomplish that. Settle for nothing less, just dont second guess yourself, be sure you want this and are up to all challenges.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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NYC? 5 stops by 2pm? Challenge accepted!

The job has to be done. Great effort, but as you said it was out of your control. Love the attitude about how to deal with the yucky stuff(NYC in particular). Was really hoping it would work out in your favor. Thanks again for more inspiration.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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NYC? 5 stops by 2pm? Challenge accepted!

I know if it can be done Turtle is one of the people who can. Still think it will be tough. The challenging days though are the best when it all works out.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Hurricane

Father lives in Vero Beach. I worry about him but have faith he will do the safe thing.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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NYC? 5 stops by 2pm? Challenge accepted!

First day of work for folks after a long weekend. I dont envy you, buy a lottery ticket before you use up all your good luck accomplishing that task.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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How old were you when you started driving truck?

43

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Heartland buys Millis

You didn’t get trapped by the trains?!?! You got lucky!rofl-2.gif

I thought real hard about not taking a right towards the tracks you cant see from the yard. Sat there for 3 to 4 minutes wondering if I could back all the way to the yard to turn around. Decided to take the chance and not try the left turn off ausberger rd.

No train thank goodness.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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CDL school doesn't teach the new drivers everything they need to know to succeed according to Old School and Brett.

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it's folks like you I am trying to appeal to and teach, not him

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That's the funny thing about Todd; he asks a lot of great questions. They're fantastic teaching opportunities or great conversation starters.

Well I'm not sure about all of the questions that are asked. The answers in nearly all of the threads though are useful and helpful.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Heartland buys Millis

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That's funny you say you got up at 1 Mr Noob. I got up at 1 in Trenton to roll at 2. Burned 2 hours 45 minutes at the brewery, most of which sitting in a line of 30 to get out. Went in bobtail even.

Seems most of the complaints were knee jerk reactions that I've heard and read. One real draw for people to Millis, was that it was family owned and mostly everyone is treated like family. Alot of fear about detached corporate ownership.

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2:45 min wait to get weighed at 2am????? Thats crazy. Ive never waited that long at trenton miller. Was the guard staff short staffed?

No I'm sorry should have made that more clear, the delay was between 1330 and 1630. So I hopped over to the terminal to sleep and roll early

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Heartland buys Millis

That's funny you say you got up at 1 Mr Noob. I got up at 1 in Trenton to roll at 2. Burned 2 hours 45 minutes at the brewery, most of which sitting in a line of 30 to get out. Went in bobtail even.

Seems most of the complaints were knee jerk reactions that I've heard and read. One real draw for people to Millis, was that it was family owned and mostly everyone is treated like family. Alot of fear about detached corporate ownership.

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