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Posted:  4 days, 20 hours ago

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Scheduled Maintenance

Im actually shocked that prime does anything with def filters. They are EXTREMELY expensive, so expensive in fact that most people take out there old one and clean and bake them.

How many miles do you have? I thought they got the def filters in the new trucks where you don't have to do maintenance on them anymore until a lot later.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Detention Stamps

Obviously, detention can be expensive. Usually it's like $50/hr. My last trip I was paid $140 and I've been paid as much $300 for waiting 5 hours and threatening to cancel the load.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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How do people survive

Unskilled? You do know trucking is one of, if not the most dangerous jobs out there right?

Here’s how people survive. In one day a driver can make more than a minimum wage worker makes all week long. They are working their butts off for peanuts while we are just holding a steering wheel listing to podcasts. Some people can be drivers and some people can push shopping carts around parking lots. To each his own. If your looking for the highest paid unskilled job out there trucking might be for you.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Lease operator

I find leases are geared towards team driving either as a trainer or with a significant other.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Can I Buy A Truck With 5 Months Experience?

You're going to get hammered by insurance for the next 3 years until that falls off your record.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need some help with Convoy app

This site is mainly for company drivers, but I used convoy on occasion.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Advice please - started solo and second time this is happening.

Jj,

You may have to get used to night driving but it's great when you can do it. It'll save you a ton of time getting through congested metropolitan places like atlanta and nashville.

Personally, when I'm under a load I use the clock as efficiently as possible, if that's taking a break a reciever, or driving at night.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Be careful who you complain to

I've learned my lesson too many times. When it comes to kids I eat an orange to boost my immune system before seeing them or risk getting punched in the face with disease the next day, lol. Hope you feel better.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Tell me about being an electrician and / or truck driver

I know a girl that flew helicopters in the military and came out flying for the private sector and making a ton of money.

I would look into doing something specialized like that then driving a truck.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Prime inc help

They will either give you one or you can get one at any truck stop for cheap.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Game: What Excites You Now That You Drive?

A walmart i can get into, lol

Posted:  1 month ago

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Can I get wifi on my truck?

I used to game also. I've tried hotspots, I bought a separate router from att, I've tried truck stop internet and none of them were strong enough to handle gaming.

The only thing that I could find that worked was truck stop internet where you literally had to go into the truck stop to use it, otherwise the signal is too weak from the parking lot.

Anyways, if you find something that works, let me know.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Truck safety group urges purges of drug abuse drivers

Patrick,

Try not to have an us vs. Them mentality. There's enough freight for everyone out there.

Yes, the megas have advantages vs. The o/o's but we can survive, much like the mom and pop truck stops.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Split sleeper berth question

8 hour break must be in sleeper.

After the 8 hour break, subtract whatever you drove of that 5 hours abs 10 min from the 11/14 and that's what you have left.

If you drive the entire 5 hour and 10 min, you should have 5:50 on the 11, and 8:50 on the 14.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Stinky Trailers

Get coffee grounds. Spread it around the ground and run with doors open for about an hour. Sweep it up and it'll smell fresh.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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O/O Company Advice

Buying the truck should have been the very last thing you sign after everything else is read and signed. Going to plan b before stepping foot into the truck is a pretty bad sign.

What's your long term game plan? Giving a one year commitment to a company that you undoubtedly like doesn't sound like a deal breaker to me.

Also, why is that clause in there? I'm assuming they have contracted freight. I'm assuming they're not just using brokers.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Getting stuck sitting over Memorial Day.

It's been rough on the road today with all the amateurs out for the holiday. I'd just sit and wait it out if I could.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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LOW FREIGHT---IS THIS TRUE?

Tariffs probably had some effect on rates, but probably very marginal.

Simply put, there was easy money to be made in trucking. A lot of people jumped in, the industry had over capacity and dropped rates back down.

Now the people that weren't in for the long haul or overextended themselves are leaving or going out of business.

If you're looking for info look at spot market rates. They react more quickly to what's happening to capacity and the industry.

Stick with it and don't let the lies get to you.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Transflo Mobile

Have you tried bypassing the message and see how the documentation looks? Whenever i send in a scale ticket it would give me the message because the paper is yellow, but you could still read it fine.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Question on my DAC report

I would still disclose it to a company, but I wouldn't worry about it. Stuff like that happens all the time. A kid backed into me at a TA and put a decent sized gash in my hood. I brought it to a body shop and it was only $1k and it didn't even meet the deductible. The company just cut me a com check and the body shop bondo'ed it up and i was on the road.

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