Profile For Scott D.

Scott D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Indianapolis, IN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

Scott D.'s Bio

Fast cars, things that go bang, ect

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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Solo rookie as of today

Well i was bored last night and was browsing the local classifieds just to see if anything was there... low and behold im now an owner of a brand new in box garmin dezl 770lmt. for $150. im a happy camper. now if i could just find a CB haha

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Solo rookie as of today

Congratulations sir!

That's an awesome feeling. Please stay in touch. It's going to be challenging.

So far the hardest part on my 4 days off is gonna be what do i wanna put in the truck. its parked in my driveway atm.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Solo rookie as of today

Congratulations! Awesome stuff.

i tried to get you as my trainer but you took some vacation haha

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Solo rookie as of today

Welp made it through the living with the trainer for a month gig. he didnt really do anything execpt sit there. so i might as well have been solo from day one. o well i guess. now home for 4 days before i get back at it.

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Per Diem

Company i start orientation for on money has 2 pay scales i can choose from. .39 a mile or .27 a mile and .12 per diam.

thought i read somewhere that per diam can no longer be claimed on taxes?

anyone have some thoughts on this?

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Struggling in my 3rd week of Swift driving academy

Upshift. about 1500rpms then clutch in about 2 inches. nuetral, then clutch 2 inches gear. down. let the truck slow to about 1k rpm. clutch in 2" then out when in nuetral. give the go pedal a flip to get rpms to 1300, clutch in 2 inches then gear.

when you go to 5th and know your going to 6th+ pre switch to high range. same for when in 6th and you know your going down.

if you push the clutch in farther then the 2- inch mark your getting into the clutch brake and that could be a some of your grindings.

it takes a couple days but you should easily have it by sat.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Moving Truck Question

Could still alley dock that. just dont go over 95 degrees

Posted:  5 months ago

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Susan

You will prob be getting a message soon from shawn just a heads up haha

Posted:  5 months ago

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Company vs Paying for your own Cdl

I chose to pay mine on my own. opens up many more companies and options. and no contracts. and most still have monthly tuition reimbursements.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Truck drivers may soon see "phantoms" driving yard trucks

And Skynet continues to become a reality xD

Posted:  5 months ago

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CDL Permit exam

The "written test" is the easiest part of the CDL imo. its the hands on part that will make or break you

Posted:  5 months ago

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Truck gear

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Ill expand on this a lil... say i get a truck with no factory Ant. whats a good one to grab?

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I'm no expert but unless you're getting an over powered radio you don't need anything fancy like those metal antennas. Those are for high wattage. I think the most important thing is that its height is as high as the truck to eliminate as much interference. I would just get a basic fire stick and the length of the whip determines on what truck you get.

A stock radio, with a stock antennae will work. You just might get only half a mile. I had my radio tuned and with the larger whip can pull in about 4 miles. That's all I want but you can always get bigger stronger systems.

i have a 102" whip in my garage that i ran on my ford ranger many many years ago.. made it look like a big RC car lmao

Posted:  5 months ago

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Truck gear

Ill expand on this a lil... say i get a truck with no factory Ant. whats a good one to grab?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fifth wheel release tool

A lot of our drivers have this.

They are made by one of our drivers, all the drivers that bought them love since it is a hammer as well it cuts down on what you need to carry.

thanks for the link... totally grabbing one of these

Posted:  5 months ago

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Non-alcoholic beer

Some things... if you have to ask... you already know the answer is no

Posted:  5 months ago

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Truck gear

Cobra 29 and Blue Tiger.

the new school lcd stuffs or the old style?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Black Smoke Matters Leaders Calling It Quits?!?

There was one in Indy last month around I465. lots of trucks did it. indy didnt go commy and shut down things either. ISP straight said.. we have a left lane law, min MPH on 465 is 45mph. as long as they followed the law they let them be.

but what do i know... other then chicago is just run by idiots period anyway

Posted:  5 months ago

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Truck gear

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Looking for advise from yall. what CBs and Hands free devices are good/you like ect. gonna be needing to pick them up here before too long.

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Scott, if you're driving for Schneider, they don't allow hands free devices when you are driving. You can only use the phone when you are stopped or parked, hands free or not. I assume that applies to CB radio use also.

i was gonna.. but those 2 items and a few other issues i read up on about them turned me away. going West Side Transport

Posted:  5 months ago

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Truck gear

Looking for advise from yall. what CBs and Hands free devices are good/you like ect. gonna be needing to pick them up here before too long.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Backing and alley

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I cant find a way to PM on this site. is that a hidden option?

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No PM are allowed. It was taken off as an option more than a couple years back. Keep the conversation on here for everyone to learn from and discuss. The whole point of this website....

i just wanted the option to be able to hand out my # ect without well.... troll porn texts ect.

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