Profile For VictoriaIsland

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  • Location:
    CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 6 months ago

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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CCW Reciprocity for truck drivers now?

This would be a great time for trucking to ask trump to help get CCW Reciprocity for truck drivers across the lower 48 pushed. Truckers have always been at higher risk and now at times like this where items are in low supply, a truck may look like an extra juicy target, not to mention places like California are letting a majority of their criminals out onto the streets because of the risk of spreading the virus in jail/prison.

Now add in the fact that truckers are being forced to park in less safe areas due to many rest stops being closed down and even some truck stops closing up.

I think now would be a good time to ask for a trucker's right to CCW across all state lines.

Carriers should also not restrict legal CCW of a driver under their employment for fear of liability, Those that restrict drivers from CCW tend to do so because of insurance reasons, I am sure the government can help with legislation to free up a carrier from any liability for a legal CCW driver.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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How important is OTR experience?

OTR doesnt count your local ezperience as experience. It entails WAY more than just learning to sleep in a truck.... which sounded kinda rude.

OTR is about time management, HOS, trip planning and rotating shifts. Local picks up and stops stops stops. Local gets a reset usually at the same time every day and a set schedule. OTR is 24/7

OTR needs to plan everything... i dont have time to respond... but it is way way more than just sleeping in a truck.

Stay local.... just by your post you wont be happy.

Actually there was much more to that question than just "Sleeping in the truck" I asked... How to sleep in your truck? Maybe not having experience taking loads over the Rockies? or maybe they want someone that knows how difficult it is living on the road and are afraid of hiring someone that will quit after the first week not knowing what they are getting into?

If you found it rude you are too sensitive as it was not meant in that way at all which I thought was very obvious, I assume you saw that first line and tuned out. I was genuinely asking to learn, You seem to accuse me of ****ing on OTR or something.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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How important is OTR experience?

I am a rookie driver with approx 59K miles logged and 6 months on the road doing local driving pulling doubles. I am now browsing trucking companies looking for some full time driving work and to build up my experience. I see that most OTR companies require sometimes a couple of years of OTR experience.

I was curious, I have 6 months local and I am currently looking at an intermodal driver opening that would have me home daily, also not OTR. So let's say I put in a year or two with that company, let's say I have 3 years driving experience all local, Would I still be looked down on or not considered for hire for a company that requires some number of months OTR?

What specific experience do I need as a driver to drive OTR that I would not get driving local? How to sleep in your truck? Maybe not having experience taking loads over the Rockies? or maybe they want someone that knows how difficult it is living on the road and are afraid of hiring someone that will quit after the first week not knowing what they are getting into?

If looking at future employment opportunities, should I forget local driving jobs and just suck it up and try to get on with someone that will train me OTR to get that experience under my belt?

For the quality of life, I would prefer local driving, but I think I would also enjoy some OTR, Regional anyway. Not interested in being one of those OTR guys that gets a day or two home per month, No thanks.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Question for California Ag Drivers. 28 day rule and 112 hr reset.

Having a hard time finding a clear answer to two Hours of Service questions I have.

First. when driving under the 112 hours in 8 days rule (the ag exemption for drivers hauling from field to plant), What is the off duty time to reset? Is it a 34hr reset or a 24hr reset?

Second. What is the 28 day rule regarding the above ag exemption allowing you to driver 112/8? I have found this in the FMCSA rules but I just do not understand exactly what it means. I was thinking maybe you can not do 112/8 for more than 28 days straight without doing some kind of off duty reset? If so how much off duty do you need to reset it. If that is even what that is. I am trying to understand what the 28 day thing is, if someone could break it down for me I would appreciate it.

Thanks.

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