Profile For Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf 's Info

  • Location:
    Orange, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

Steppenwolf 's Bio

Hi all... I am very pleased to have found this site. Today 8/2/2019 I took my tests for the CDL-A permit... Passed General knowledge, combo, air brakes and tanker, all on the first try. I am now just waiting to start school here in Virginia.

October 21 passed dmv testing

Yahoo.......

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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Back to trucking

Hi and welcome. Where are you located.

CFI, Millis, Swift and Prime all have training.

Do you want reefer, dry van or flatbed.

Need some help to help you

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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New Graduate!

Welcome.

CFI would give you a good run of the 48. After a while they may work you up to Canada. Will need a passport. You will also run into Texas and Georgia.

I got them to run me east coast to west coast a few times. I enjoyed my time there. Got my one year ring with them. Good equipment and good people too.

Good luck wherever you go.

You won't run Alaska..

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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AC at truck stops

Hey Andrey

CFI has those at the Laredo terminal. Yes they work. Install window bracket, hook up hose open panel inside truck.

Swipe or punch in credit card, get AC, TV internet.

Was a bit expensive for my liking. Never used it again. Also not available at any rest area I prefer to park at.

I've parked in truck stops that charged $15 for the night, CFI reimburse cost only reason I pay to park.

Sorry this idea didn't work out for Annie and Tom's family.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Questions to ask your first trainer...

dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif Great job.

Ask what to bring less is better, remember your in a small space. Ask anything and everything you can think of, this is your training time.

Good luck Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year ago

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CB tuning

Hi. Get the Cobra Holds it's value and is a great CB.

Should come pre tuned so just hook it up to the antenna and power. Try it out should work fine.

Never had any problem with both my trucks and sticking CB in. Worked fine, I Think the mechanics at shop could help you if there is a problem.

Good luck, stay safe Steppinwolf

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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CFI Reviews?

Sorry Kearsey...not Lacey...my badshocked.png shocked.png

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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CFI Reviews?

Hi Melissa Welcome...

Don't know about Prime but they use Freightliner trucks, CFI has almost all Kenworth trucks. The Freightliner is wider inside and makes a nice living area.

I drove for CFI for 15 months. The pay was low but went up over time. Training was a couple of weeks then solo. You will get more at Prime. Speed is 65 mph.

They have a few really nice terminals. Joplin, Atlanta and one near Canadian border. Michigan I think. Now remember if you're making miles you won't be at terminal much. From what Lacey says Prime has really nice terminals too.

At CFI dispatch can be a pain sometimes but I ran good miles all over the country. CFI is forced dispatch so you run what you get.

Hope this helps you some.. Any other questions just ask...

Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Dumb question...maybe

Hey Moe Figure it like this 500 miles a day So 2 days to destination then cruise in In the morning for delivery. No pay for resets...not turning miles.

Now sometimes you will only get 3/4 hours Driving due to construction, traffic, long time getting loaded or unloaded so if you run recaps watch these days so you can even out the driving hours over a couple days as Laura was explaining.

Good luck. You seem to be doing a lot better.

Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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I 40 Bridge, Mississippi River / AR and TN .. anyone?

Just came up 40 east to 55 then right onto 240 loop around to 40 east. Took 2 hours today...May 19 between 1 and 3 pm. Worse I have ever seen that bridge traffic. I'll be taking a different route from now on.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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In today's episode of "what makes people look down on truck drivers"

That picture sums up out of hours parking and says it all

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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My 20 is....whats yours?

Hi Moe I here outside Dallas getting loaded. Sunny skies light breeze Have a good day Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Per Diem pay for truck drivers

Here is what I got for pay. 46803 for year.

Forced per diem pay was 26680 This was my pay for 1040 tax form.

Now the per diem amount is used for social security in 2 years when I get to 65. So now after making around 44000 the last 3 years I have a big drop in this years SS income.

I believe IRS uses last 3 years to pay out SS benefits so now I have to work harder without per diem lowering my gross pay for year, to get SS benefits back up to higher pay out..

I don't like per diem, but if you're younger person it could be good.

That's all I got. Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Started with my new company

Thanks guys... Keep up the videos, I watch most of them. Good content.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Started with my new company

Hi all.

I took the advice to stay with my first company for 1 year...15 months to be exact.

Now I am enjoying my new company based closer to home. Out of NC. We work a 5.5 day week and have 48 off.

I got a huge pay bump and can get bonuses.

They gave me a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia with all the bells and whistles.

I am OTR driver but this company does a lot of P&D work. Almost all is drop and hook. Sweet trailers too. There is about 500 trucks in the fleet, all in pretty good shape.

Just wanted to let you guys know I have learned alot from you on TT, even though I don't post alot.

Thanks, Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Anti gel additive

Been in temps below 10 Have never used any additives in fuel. Just what truck stop has in their fuel. Never had any problem.

Wondered what driver's were putting in the tank... Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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School is in session

Hey man I wish I could have been training at night. Less traffic, less stress. You will be fine. Get out and look when backing in dark it is harder to see back of trailer. Take your time. Yes lots of docks are well lighted. Good luck. Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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How Can I Make Any Money At This?

32 cpm is pretty good to start with. I only got 26 for training. Just get in there and run...more will come with time. Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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80 in Iowa 1/16...Day after Blizzard

Hi all, I came through Iowa 80 on out to Denver Thursday, Friday and the road was nasty. High winds and ice in the right lane. Too many trucks and trailers in the ditch to count. I took my time with 10,500 in the box. Got blown all over Friday and Saturday but made it safely through. Monday I'll deliver and head to California. Hope the mountains are well treated. Stay safe Steppenwolf

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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December Birthdays

Happy birthday to all December birthday people.

Mine is today..63 Still a young trucker

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Prepass/scales question

If the light is green keep going. Now in North Carolina they have a tire reader in the road. Will give you a red light if tires are low or tread depth look fishy... I just do what the pre pass tells me, it is the safe way to go.

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