Profile For Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf 's Info

  • Location:
    Orange, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 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:  2 weeks, 6 days 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:  2 weeks, 6 days 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:  6 months, 1 week ago

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CFI Reviews?

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

Posted:  6 months, 1 week 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:  6 months, 3 weeks 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:  6 months, 3 weeks 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:  7 months, 1 week 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:  7 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 4 weeks 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:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Started with my new company

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

Posted:  9 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:  10 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:  10 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:  10 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:  10 months, 3 weeks 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 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 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.

Posted:  1 year ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

Hey Pak Rat You are working for Crete now not CFI

Getting better miles, how is dispatch? Enjoyed the daily log, sounds a lot like my days... Stay safe winter is coming round again.

Posted:  1 year ago

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First year is in the bag.

Moving on....

That is a hard question to answer. I can get more pay at some other companies and miles too. Other trucks can go faster than me and that might be nice.

I think I'll stay till I get my 120,000 miles in and get the ring. That way if I do move on and decided to go back I will have the year and miles completed.

I do have tanker and am interested in driving one. Would have to be food grade as I don't have Hazmat.

So guess I'm still kinda undecided right now.

Thanks for all your stories thru here they have helped me get through this first year.

Posted:  1 year ago

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First year is in the bag.

CFI is a good company to work for. Like all trucking companies they have a few quirks. But all in all I have enjoyed working with them.

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