Profile For Seabee-J

Seabee-J's Info

  • Location:
    Huntington, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 7 months ago

Seabee-J's Bio

Navy Reservist Equipment Operator /Transit driver. Class A CDL w all the stuff Avid traveler .

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking into trucking and wanted some opinions on my idea for starting in the industry...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder , You don't want your wife around 24/7 in a rolling closet on the road .Seems great but yea not the best move .

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Is manual transmission still worth learning?

You can always go back and test in a manual once you have your A . Get the A easiest way for you . Retest in a manual is just a shortened version of the driving portion so no problem at least in NY .

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Massive Layoffs At UPS A Big Win For The Union!

Thank you Brett for putting it so eloquently and straightforward. I've said it for years that the problem with most places is bloated and superfluous management collecting huge pay packages while producing very little. Many organizations have 3 managers doing the job where 1 would suffice . I see this in the public arena quite a bit Top heavy companies and organizations looking to cut labor costs when it's really the boy's club at the top which cause the bleeding.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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When is it time to give up?

It sounds like carelessness more than aptitude, most anyone with fully functioning senses can learn to and drive safely even large vehicles . Some learn quickly others start a little more rough but the OP sounds like they are constantly rushing and just not being conscientious about what he's doing. He DID get his license so he's technically been cleared that he can operate safely on a basic level . These seem to be incidents of just not paying attention to what you're doing .

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Amazon driver funny business

Figures , it's Amazon. They do super sketchy crap locally too with thier cargo Vans, I really think half don't even have drivers licenses and they cruise around with hazards on and cargo doors wide open in thier unmarked white dodge Vans.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Biggest frustrations

The neverending utility work in my area and non stop roadwork delays . Repave the road and THEN RIP it up to put in pipes ? Ugh .

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Truck stuck on grade crossing!! Train coming!!! EEEEEK!!!!!

Curious on how you OTR guys get your exercise in on the road ? Running/jump rope possibly biking if space on the rig allows. I've seen some collapsing bicycles that fit almost anywhere. I'd assume hitting a gym regularly would be near impossible given the nature of the job . As an avid workout enthusiast and boxing practitioner ,I'm really curious. Anyone have some creative ways they get thier blood pumping out there when you can of course?

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Is working for US foods a physical job?

In a word. Yes . I drive a bus locally and see these guys everyday and what they do . Lots of in and out of the trailer with a dolly. Tons of stops at everywhere from delis to restaurants and bars . Everything is hand offloaded by a dolly and some of those packages are heavy especially the frozen goods . There is a lot of tough maneuvering and difficult locations to get into as well occasionally I've seen them offload in traffic in downtown areas and villages so just be prepared. They get paid pretty well but it's one of the toughest local grinds out there.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Company or Lease? Prime Inc.

Do NOT do lease, it's chasing fool's gold and is rarely if ever worth it as a new driver . Even expierenced drivers struggle with this option , hell it's better being an O/O as at least the equipment is yours.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Would you choose a Freightliner, Volvo, or International?

New Frieghtshakers are seemingly plagued with electrical problems and overly sensitive sensors lots of downtime and headaches. IMO International is a better product.

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