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    GA

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    1 year, 7 months ago

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Millis

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There have been some changes, but nothing major has changed that I have noticed.

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Pete, how far west do you run? When I was there, Texas, Kansas or Minnesota was about it.

On my way now to Terre Haute, then Valley, NE, and final is Mackenzie, ND. We do have some runs to Denver on occasion, we also go to Shelby IA and Ames regularly.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Millis

There have been some changes, but nothing major has changed that I have noticed.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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How is your year going?

Just short of 34k for me. The 24th will mark my one year solo.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Staying Busy In Good Times Or Bad

Those are some really solid miles Pete! Nice going!

Thanks Mr OS, learned slot from many of yours and others posts here. I have a great dispatcher, and I do everything in my power to keep rolling. Still much to learn, but loving this career. Most days I still grin when I think they pay me to do it, and pay well.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Staying Busy In Good Times Or Bad

When freight is good I will be preplanned, when freight is slow I find out when I hit ready, or shortly thereafter. My last few checks have been 3400, 2600, 2500, 2700, 2700, 2900, and 3100 miles each. I've been running as hard as appointments and freight allows.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Does Backing Scare And Frustrate you? Of course! Here Are Some Stories To Help Calm The Nerves.

The day you stop worrying about hitting stuff is the day you will hit something. It's ok to be nervous, downright scared even, but take as long as it needs and get out as many times as you need to. Cant say I was ever too careful while performing a backing maneuver. One day you will have a moment of clarity that will ease much of the fear and nervousness. From then on please remember to guard against complacency.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Well today I received a new DOT Med card. :)

Congrats Big Scott, thought about you when I drove through Joplin just a few minutes ago.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Rookie solo Driving Diary

Yea little less than 20, here in pottsville waving at all the swift trucks I see moving.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Rookie solo Driving Diary

I may have grabbed that load you dropped Friday, in Richfield Sunday. Delivering to Pottsville Walmart dc @ 0700 tomorrow.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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

I see nothing wrong with taking the easy spot. The more spots you put it in, the more your confidence and comfort level grow with the handling and reaction of the trailer. I'm no expert, but I always look for the easiest spot.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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PC to go park

The way I understand it is you dont use PC to reach a safe haven, you violate then add a note saying you were headed to nearest safe haven. Because whether you are advancing the load or not you still cant be off duty and moving the load. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Do trucks have wifi?

Can use your phone as a mobile hotspot and connect your computer that way.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Rookie solo Driving Diary

Nope still haven't been to anywhere in Rochester. Only loads I have picked up for there ended up being relays to get me home or to get someone up there home. On a side note, picked up at Miller Valley today. Went down to Oak Creek to scale and tandems were at 37700, but the rework was only 2 hours.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Do you carry a jug of engine oil?

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At the Millis shops, bottles are there, just ask one of the shop guys and give them your truck number. I keep 1 oil, 2 coolant and 2 washer fluid. Same with fuel treatment, I try to keep 2 of those as well.

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Also have wiper blades as well and straps and load lock bars available. Which reminds me i need a new one.

On a side note.... Is it odd I get excited when i find an empty trailer with a load bar or set of straps that got left inside? It makes my day.

I have two sets of thier wiper blades as spares from by b services. I buy Michelin blades from Menards for the truck when I get a store load. Get them there for 12 or 23 bucks, they are near 20 bucks anywhere else.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Rookie solo Driving Diary

Good job man! The luck you have with folks cracks me up, if it weren't for bad luck you wouldn't have any at all.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Looks like Dutch Maid Logistics 3/2 or 3/9 works!

Yeah, but I get to choose the menu items!

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Gotcha both!

I dont think that's a bet I would take.😁😁😁

Posted:  4 months ago

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Do you carry a jug of engine oil?

At the Millis shops, bottles are there, just ask one of the shop guys and give them your truck number. I keep 1 oil, 2 coolant and 2 washer fluid. Same with fuel treatment, I try to keep 2 of those as well.

Posted:  5 months ago

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This Shipper Is Something else

You at a place with the initials CB? Had some BS with them myself, did everything asked of me with a smile on my face but wasn't happy about it.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Has anyone used these?

Could've used these today. 43k in the trailer, backing on an uphill ice rink, between a trailer and a concrete half wall. Was awesome of the forklift operator to come out and throw sand under me every time I started to spin a little.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

Speaking of places like the lumberyard. In November I had a broker load out of a metal scrap yard in Decatur, AL. Talk about a thorough check of the tires at the first opportunity. Was carrying scrap aluminum that had been pressed into bales, roughly 4x4x8.

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