Profile For Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf 's Info

  • Location:
    Orange, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 10 months 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:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Shut down survey

I use Loves for coffee and shower. They are clean for the most part. Pilot, flying j or Petro if just a break and time is short. In certain areas I'll park at the green dinosaur usually less crowded.

I do prefer rest areas over truck stops easier parking, quieter and beautiful scenery at lots of them...

I'll park at a shipper if I am low on hours and leave with full clock after 10 hour break. My truck is self sufficient and I make good coffee smile.gif

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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What are your preferred hours to run?

Usually I like to be rolling around 0400 give or take a half hour. Stopping around 3 pm gives me easy truck parking in truck stops or rest areas. My truck is self sufficient so only need truck stop for showers and fuel... Sometimes schedule dictates driving times... I also enjoy less traffic in early morning driving.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lumpers: Highest You Had To Pay

In Georgia I paid 100 for 44,000 lbs of food stuff. Then in the covid19 I sat for 8 hours after the food company changed my delivery time...paid 240 for 42,300 of cereal stuff. Wouldn't let me in the building to unload so was forced to pay lumper fee...backed truck up to dock with doors closed, all work was done inside warehouse... I don't like paying lumpers... just hire employees and let them have a job.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Reassigned to older truck

Yep...roll with it... I got an older truck 2018 after training in a 2020...you know what...I like the older truck better... Has a few little quirks but is in decent shape and runs really well... That is what is making me money out here. I have 8 weeks in and 15000 miles over half of those in the old truck... Long as your running let it roll off your back. No fuel bonus squeeze in an extra load...just saying Be safe

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Experience Spokane/Coeur d'Alene trucking schools?

Hi...If you do go to school I would do Sage. They have a lot of companies that will look at you as a new hire. Are you looking for otr or western states or local... Swift has good training and is not too far from you. Good luck in your endeavor.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Dean of Mack's CDL Training Diary

I thought I read where Illinois changed that last year... Could be wrong

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Forced dispatch?

I'm with Delco dave...smile.gifsmile.gif

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Odd Logs

Mine kept freezing up when i switched trucks so i took the one from my old truck. Had to call the 800 number to get admin to help me switch it to new truck.. No problems with it since. Not even the screw up the other day...except dispatch lost the data and added 3 days onto my delivery. ELD...it is what it is...

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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CFI Finisher Help!

Yes the trainers were short for female trainees so if you got called to go train, do it...put a wrap on that foot or something. This is my 4th week solo at CFI...I didn't go home after orientation been out here 7 weeks. Don't let that license go stale and if you don't go now will it be another month or more wait... Good luck girl...

Posted:  9 months ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

12/31/19

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My 30 minute break from the office. My first time...all I did was walk through. Unbelievable

Posted:  9 months ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

My 30 minute break from the office. My first time...all I did was walk through. Unbelievable

Posted:  9 months ago

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Driving time

If you can drive under five miles an hour to get loaded up you won't be on the driving line...lol...wish I could drive 250 miles deadhead to load...full clock when i leave loading dock... Not gonna happen and anyway as soon as the truck is moving over five mph our eld automatically kicks you into driving... Not many was to get around this system. Good luck on your trip...enjoy the ride.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Happy New Year!

Have a Happy New Year

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Posted:  9 months ago

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30-minute break rule

Yep what he said... I try to drive 4 1/2 to 5 hours then at least 30 min break sometimes more...then look for parking somewhere in last couple of hours...

Posted:  9 months ago

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Moe's CDL training diary

All my replies disappeared so I'll just say keep going...you will get it... The real driving and backing are a bit different out here... I'm 21 days solo and still struggle backing at truck stops. I try to keep it simple. Pull through or almost straight backs. Practicing 45 degree at wide open docks...not really learned at my private school. Good luck and tell yourself you can do it, cause you can Moe.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Passed cr England upgrade

Way to go...dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif Advice is...take your time, watch 360 around your truck and trailer, use all 6 mirrors, go slow backing if in doubt goal.... Don't let the other drivers get you rattled. This is my third week solo...I find it best to just keep it simple out here.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

My bad... Kearsey embarrassed.gifembarrassed.gif

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

Here is one for Kersey. Southern Georgia 12/22/19

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Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Just finished my first solo run

Thanks everyone for the congrats. Eyes are constantly watching the wagon I still have a tendency to angle it when I want it straight lol...

GOAL like a fool... but i haven't had any hits yet..couple of near misses in the dark early morning hours...oh 1 curb jump no damage...whew

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Just finished my first solo run

Hi all. So I came out of Texas on a nice sunny day (78) got to Indiana (15) degrees. Amazing how things change in two days.

Got my 2 stops dropped off and had a pre plan already to go. Indiana to GA. So far so good on my first solo run.

Thanks everyone for all the info and posts on this site...Helped me stay calm and patient while learning this trucking stuff...now the real learning begins... Steppenwolf

P.S. Big Scott...Hope your doing ok...I like CFI...Thanks for writing about them here.

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