Profile For Pete E Pothole

Pete E Pothole's Info

  • Location:
    GA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

CRST Cedar Rapids Stunt Team.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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3 month card, now companies are walking

First year i got a one year card due to type two diabetes. Second year i went to renew card, and was sent for a sleep study. I was kind of upset about it at the time, because during the time between physicals I lost 40 lbs. Same location, same doctor even. The only difference was first year I had clp, and second year I had cdl. I asked why I was being sent citing my weight loss and improved a1c, she said because now you have a license.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Green trucking outfits hiring?

I've seen natural gas trucks running out of budweiser in St Louis, maybe some also run out of Columbus?

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Bad start with new company???HELP

Best answer is to be honest, get caught lying and its found out could be the end of driving for you. As for company suggestions, I can't help as I haven't looked around.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks 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 ~

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.

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Millis Transfer training diary

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

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Millis Transfer training diary

Congrats. Is Barry your trainer by chance?

Posted:  11 months ago

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Millis Transfer training diary

Excellent diary, thanks for sharing. Enjoy the journey, that's the fun part of the job.

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Millis Transfer training diary

Bill is an excellent instructor and a great person. I didn't go to school in Trenton but chat with him when I get to the terminal and the opportunity arises. This next week is the tough one. I'm not trying to scare you, just want you to expect the stress, don't add to it yourself by expecting perfection. Welcome to Millis, may run into you sometime and I can congratulate you in person.

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Skin of my teeth

Welcome to Millis. I didn't get to make the trip to BRF, Black River Falls, myself during school. Enjoy the journey.

Posted:  11 months, 3 weeks ago

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HATE dealing with people!!

In all honesty, friendly greetings, pleases and thank yous that sound genuine, save you time out here. Customers, and people who work at truck stops don't have time to care if they make some who is an asshat late. If you do want to drive I would recommend learning how to manage niceties and pleasant short conversation. I've been in and out of many places quickly, shown up early and put straight to a door, and the people at the windows did it for me just because I was nice and the last guy was rude.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Tutor needed — Cincinnati near

Agreed. Check with millis. I’ll be starting potentially August 17, if I can get my cdl permit and dot done by then. If not, I’m looking at Sept 14. My biggest fear/concern is with backing. I’ve tried ( and sucked at) backing a utility trailer and a uh auto trailer with my Ford Expedition a few times, but it never goes how I want it to. I’m confident that with training, I’ll get it figured out. Hopeful, anyway. If I quit my job and then don’t make it through training, I’ll have a whole new set of problems, lol.

Bill will get you fixed right up. Takes work and focus but he is an excellent instructor.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Tutor needed — Cincinnati near

Millis requires at least 6 months experience of you get your CDL elsewhere.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Game: Hard & Easy

Harder: Dealing with the anxiety of when I will be off a dock heading to next load. Easier: Making turns safely.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Leaving security for trucking. Why? I'll tell ya!

Welcome to TT and Millis. Listen, focus, and remember sometimes good is good enough.

Posted:  1 year 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.

Posted:  1 year ago

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

Just calculated my earnings for my first year solo. Check dates are July 6 2019 to July 8 2020. I grossed 66.5k, and brought home 48.6k, I didn't achieve the goal I wanted to hit but I came close. I did not go through and calculate the miles I ran in that same time period, but the GPS i started using when I went solo shows 135k miles.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Unsure of my better option

Usually going to school with a company is recommended here. One of the primary reasons is that the company has time and money invested in you, and are typically more lenient when it comes to preventables. They will happen, the company wants you to succeed and would be less likely to tell you to hit the road over something minor.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month 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 year, 1 month ago

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Millis

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

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